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STATE HOUSE -- Organized theft, or organized shoplifting, is when someone steals and resells the item to a pawn shop, on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace or on the street. In Indiana, crooks are able to stay out of jail when they shoplift, if what they steal is worth under $750...
STATE WIDE --If you're getting wisdom teeth removed or having some other dental surgery, you could be in danger of opioid abuse. That's because two thirds of people who go in for a dental procedure will be prescribed an opioid for the pain. In Indiana thousands of people have...
This story is part of a series. The WIBC News Special "Beating Diabetes: Sweet Stories from Indiana" will air March 7. INDIANAPOLIS --You may have pre-diabetes and not even know it. As many as two million Hoosiers could have pre-diabetes or could be at risk for diabetes. The...
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- The Indiana Medical History Museum in Indianapolis tells the story of how mental illness was once studied. It opened in 1848 as the pathology department of Central State Hospital and once housed over 2,500 mental health patients. When it closed its doors...
STATEWIDE --Indiana's Military Family Relief Fund has been misused in the past, which is why Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) wrote a bill to make sure that fund is handled fairly. That fund gets money from donations and the purchase of veteran license plates. “This legislation...
MIDDLEBURY, Ind. -- An elementary school student from Elkhart County was arrested Tuesday after bringing a gun to school and showing it to classmates. One of the students who saw the gun told an adult, who called school resource officers and the police, according to The Elkhart...
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- -Over $22,000 was raised by Purdue University student Aaron Lai in his 100-mile tribute for Tyler Trent from West Lafayette to Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Lai started a GoFundMe page. Trent was a Purdue student and cancer activist who died from bone cancer...
INDIANAPOLIS -- State lawmakers are working to attract filmmakers to central Indiana and they want the money they spend to come along with them. This year one state representative is proposing tax incentives as part of his bill to get the attention of filmmakers from across the...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- As climate change is becoming more prevalent, according to researchers, you can expect a switch in how you will be getting your energy. Right now, Hoosiers get 73-percent of their energy from coal-fired power plants, says a study from the Climate Change...