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Roads all across southern Indiana are getting blocked off, because if they're not flooded now, they will be soon. Kent Barrow with Floyd County Emergency Management said crews are watching the Ohio River levels like a hawk. As it rises, so will smaller creeks around the area. Before the concrete barriers ...
IndianaPOLIS -- Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Jennifer McCormick, on Thursday sent a letter to members of Indiana General Assembly and the Indiana Congressional Delegation to urge them to address school safety in Indiana in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, ...
Note: This story was produced by Chalkbeat Indiana, a nonprofit news website that covers education. Roiled by unsustainable debts, a disintegrating school board and violations of state requirements, Indiana College Preparatory School lost its charter and will close at the end of the school year. Families ...

Another mass shooting in the United States has reignited a predictable and divisive debate: Should we draft new gun regulations? Or do we need stronger policy around mental health? After the shooting at a Florida high school, as in past shootings, the gridlock seems unending. But in conservative Indiana ...
A small plane en route to Green Bay crashed in Indiana Thursday night, killing all on board, according to news reports. WISH-TV in Indianapolis reported that a Cessna Conquest II crashed in Carroll County, Ind., after having taken off from Indianapolis. The plane crashed in a field near Rossville, about 60 ...
MADISON COUNTY, Ind. -- Since the deadly school shooting one week ago Thursday in Parkland, Florida the number of threats against schools across the country has increased dramatically - and Indiana is no exception. There have been more than two dozen threats investigated at schools in Indiana ...
A resolution that would have required Indiana lawmakers to study the possibility of switching the entire state to the Central Time Zone was defeated Thursday before it could even get a vote on the Senate floor. Resolution author Sen. Greg Walker, R-Columbus, said there wasn't enough support in the ...
David Niezgodski of South Bend is a strong supporter of a resolution that aims to put the entire state of Indiana on Central Time. Right now, just 12 Indiana counties follow central time, six near Chicago and six near Evansville. Meanwhile, 80 are on Eastern Time, at least for the time being. There's a move ...
The Indiana GOP has elected the founder of a consulting firm to be state's next representative on the Republican National Committee. Feb. 21, 2018, at ... Anne Hathaway, the founder of Hathaway strategies, was selected on Wednesday as Indiana's RNC national committeewoman. Hathaway has long ...
Continued flooding across northern Indiana has caused widespread road closures and warnings that it could take several days for high waters to recede. Feb. 21, 2018, at 11:10 a.m. ... Flood warnings were in effect in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan with flood watches in Texas and Arkansas. (Santiago Flores/South Bend ...
"It's a tough time to consider anything that at all appears like we are making it easier to purchase a gun in the state of Indiana," Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson said. "We shouldn't be relaxing, we shouldn't be revoking fees, which is what we're doing here. We ought to be reassessing." House Bill 1424 gets ...
Walking together and going the distance are what a new civil rights group in Indiana says they've set out to do. Rabbi Sandy Sasso and Jennifer Nelson Williams, co-founders of Women4Change Indiana, were struck by the rhetoric and hate that seemed to engulf the 2016 presidential election and the ...
The Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based organization that tracks hate groups in the U.S., reported Wednesday an increase in hate groups present in Indiana and across the nation. The SPLC identified 30 hate groups in Indiana in 2017, an increase from the 26 the group identified in 2016.
Indiana has been on the cutting edge of workforce development through training initiatives such as NextLevel jobs and Innovation Networks, and a variety of programs including Jobs for America's Graduates, the Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry, Indiana Adult education, WorkIndiana, along with assistance for ...

The system was implemented in 2015 after the Indiana Sheriff's Association chose the school district for the first-of-its-kind security program. The school declined an interview about the program Wednesday, but an administrator previously discussed that school shootings can happen anywhere. "I think that ...
Marion County can expect flooding to develop this week, according to the National Weather Service of Indianapolis. rainfall of 1 to 3 inches has landed in Indiana since Feb. 15 and an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected by Thursday morning. Repair a tire?: Big Lug Canteen is plugging our pothole ...
In 2016, 99.9996% of crimes in Indiana were not "hate crimes." Still, some supporters say this law is needed to send a message. Well, as Dr. Phil would say, "How's that working for ya?" A 2015 state ranking finds that the fifteen highest states for hate crimes incidents all have longstanding hate crime laws.
Flooding caused by heavy rainfall and melting snow has closed numerous roads across northern Indiana. Feb. 20, 2018, at 4:42 p.m.. Flooding From Heavy Rain, ... Flood warnings were in effect in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan with flood watches in Texas and Arkansas. (Santiago Flores/South Bend Tribune via AP) The ...
Candidates in Indiana's Republican Senate primary squared off Tuesday night for a raucous debate that was much like the campaign: notable more for name-calling and bare-knuckled attacks than major policy differences. That was apparent from the get-go, when Rep. Todd Rokita took a dig during his ...
Hoosiers could begin purchasing carryout alcohol on Sunday for the first time in state history on March 4, barring any unexpected developments at the Statehouse. That date is not certain, but it does seem likely after the the Indiana House voted 82-10 on Tuesday to end the state's unpopular ban on Sunday ...
This list includes fatal and non-fatal shootings in K-12 grade schools in Indiana. June 6, 1882: Morristown -- Charles J. Gregory, a Morristown teacher, shot Add Anderson, an unruly student who had been expelled and returned to the school. Anderson threatened to whip Gregory and put his hand in a ...
A "serious violent felon" or a person convicted of domestic battery may not possess a firearm in Indiana. A domestic violence offender can have his or her right to own a gun legally restored after petitioning a court, but that can occur no sooner than five years after a conviction. A "serious violent offender" is ...
Some Indiana lawmakers are pushing to switch the state to the Central Time Zone. The Senate Homeland security and Transportation committee passed a resolution Tuesday to study which time zone Indiana's counties should fall under. Currently, most of Indiana is in the Eastern Time Zone, while 12 ...
If your computer knows you're in Indiana, and you Google "Presidents' Day Indiana," you may notice something odd. It will tell you it's on Dec. 24, 2018. Wait, but it's Feb. 19, though, right? We took to twitter to air our confusion: "Does anyone know why Indiana recognizes President's Day in December, ...
Indianapolis, IN (WRTV) -- The AR-15-style gun, called both the "mass shooters' weapon of choice" and "America's most popular rifle," has been used in multiple recent mass shootings in the U.S., such as Newtown, San Bernardino, Las Vegas, and the latest at a school in Parkland, Florida, where 17 ...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Ailing animals at a northern Indiana zoo are getting high-tech help from Goshen hospital. The Potawatomi (pot-ah-WAH'-toh-mee) Zoo in South Bend has a long history of using ultrasound to detect health problems in animals. But Dr. Ronan Eustace, the zoo's veterinarian, says a ...
IndianaPOLIS (AP) -- State health officials say Indiana's flu-related deaths rose to nearly 200 last week as the current severe flu season continued. Indiana's weekly influenza report shows 195 people had died from flu-related illnesses as of Feb. 10. That's up from 167 the previous week. The report says ...
IndianaPOLIS -- The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced two initiatives on Feb. 8 as part of the state's effort to attack the drug epidemic. First, the Next Level Recovery website, www.in.gov/recovery, now has a new geolocation feature designed to help Hoosiers find Division of ...
Now many families, police departments and school leaders are talking about how to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future. Dr. Jennifer McCormick, the Indiana superintendent of public instruction, was on Daybreak Friday. She addressed the Florida shooting and Indiana school safety.
Indiana's new abortion law will prevent the "decimation" of certain disabled people, the state's solicitor general argued Thursday before a federal appeals court. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana called the law a major infringement on women's privacy. The court's decision could predict outcomes ...
ELKHART, IN - An Indiana man who killed two Michigan brothers in September 2016 has been convicted. The Associated Press reports that an Elkhart County jury convicted 28-year-old James Ross Jr. of two counts of murder on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The decision came after a weeklong trial in Northern ...
Indiana residents may be able to buy carryout alcohol on Sundays sooner than first expected. Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 7:34 AM. Updated: Feb. 15, 2018 7:34 AM. Posted By: By AILEEN CHUANG Associated Press. IndianaPOLIS (AP) - Indiana residents may be able to buy carryout alcohol on Sundays sooner than first ...
In light of the recent news that the Indiana State Senate failed yet again to pass a hate crimes bill, leaving it as only one of five states without one, I feel compelled to come to the defense of my home, Indiana. My husband and I are proud to live in Indianapolis. We are proud to call Indiana our home, and my ...
The president of the Indiana Manufacturers Association says, to fill the growing number of openings in Indiana's manufacturing sector and beyond, the state needs to ramp up efforts to increase its population. "Our check engine light is on," says Brian Burton, "and it's blinking." He says the association is ...
The 4-0 ruling Wednesday sets the ordinary high water mark as the boundary between the state-owned land under Lake Michigan and the interests of private property owners, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported . The high water mark is defined as the line on the shore created by the fluctuations of ...
Indiana: The Hoosiers shot 64.7 percent from the field in the second half and a season best 59.1 percent for the game. … Devonte Green left midway through the second half with an what Miller called an ankle injury. He did not return, but Miller said he didn't expect him to miss any games. … The Hoosiers ...
Some areas in the country, including here in Indiana, may not allow you to rent out your home, through sites like Airbnb and Rent Like a Champion. It's a very controversial decision, and it's one Indiana may change. "People can rent for the whole weekend. We leave Friday through Sunday. So we prep the ...
SOUTHERN Indiana -- law enforcement and court officials in Southern Indiana say it's too early to see the effects of a recent law requiring more stringent DNA testing of potential offenders. Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 322 was authored last spring by state Sen. Erin Houchin, R-Salem and went into effect ...
An Indiana woman charged with attacking a Delta Air Lines crew on an international flight is barred from air travel while her case is pending. Feb. 14, 2018, at 6:33 p.m. ... Camille Krueger of La Porte, Indiana, appeared in Detroit federal court on Wednesday, a week after she was charged. A judge ordered several conditions ...
IndianaPOLIS -- The Indiana Supreme Court declared Wednesday in a landmark decision that Lake Michigan's shoreline is open to all, and adjacent property owners cannot exercise exclusive control of the beach between their homes and the water. The 4-0 ruling by the state's high court definitively sets ...
A central Indiana school has canceled classes for the rest of the week because of a flu outbreak. Feb. 14, 2018, at 2:50 p.m.. Central Indiana School ... The weekly Indiana flu report from the Indiana State Department of Health listed three other school-wide flu outbreaks as of Feb. 9. copyright 2018 The Associated Press.
Lawmakers introduced more than 900 bills this legislative session -- most of which won't make it into Indiana law. At the midpoint of session, only 300 bills were still alive, including bills legalizing cannabidiol, permitting Sunday alcohol sales and expanding absentee voting. Here's where key bills stand at ...
Reince Priebus spoke highly of his six months as President Donald Trump's chief of staff to a room full of Indiana lawmakers and business leaders Tuesday evening, despite the pair's sometimes rocky relationship. Priebus praised both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, making light of the brevity of his ...
IndianaPOLIS (AP) -- The multimillion-dollar gap in school funding that Indiana legislative leaders have pledged to fill is larger than first projected. The Indiana House and Senate have each approved bills allowing an additional $25 million in school funding this year, but The Indianapolis Star reports that ...
An Indiana House committee chairman plans to block a bill that would allow the votes of dead people to count. Feb. ... The Senate voted 45-2 last month in favor of the bill that requires election officials to count absentee ballots "marked and forwarded" by Indiana voters who then die before Election Day.
We are going to need to keep the umbrella, galoshes, and floatation tires at the ready over the next 10 days. We are going to swing quickly from cold and snowy to mild and very, very wet. In addition to massive snow melt in northern Indiana, we see several strong waves of moisture moving through for the ...
A three-year-old Indiana girl who died from the flu Monday was not vaccinated, according to local news outlets. Alivia Viellieux, passed away in her sleep at her Muncie, Indiana home after being discharged from Ball Memorial hospital last Thursday, WRTV reported. Her family says they were advised not to ...


 

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