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  INDIANAPOLIS — The African American Coalition of Indianapolis and Moms Demand Action are just some of the Indiana organizations pushing back against Senate Bill 199. “Senate Bill 199 would include pointing a loaded gun at somebody as reasonable force and to that can only exacerbate a rough situation,” Patricia Rettig said. The bill introduced […]

Every year, a number of new laws go into effect on July 1. Since the 2020 legislative session was a short one, there weren't any major changes to Indiana law like there were in previous years.

INDIANAPOLIS — Inspections are underway at three long-term healthcare facilities in the state of Indiana that have had employees die from COVID-19. Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) is currently inspecting Wildwood Healthcare in Indianapolis after they reported two worker deaths due to COVID-19 in mid-April. The other facilities include a care facility in […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Health Department will host drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics this week at five sites around the state. The clinics will run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (CDT) Monday-Tuesday in East Chicago and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday-Saturday in Lafayette, New Castle, Plymouth and Seymour, according to a news release from ISDH. The […]

WESTVILLE — The state of Indiana on Tuesday announced the first death of a state prisoner from COVID-19. According to a statement from the Indiana Department of Correction, the inmate, a man in his 70s, died Monday at the Westville Correctional Facility in northern Indiana. The Department of Correction said the man did not have […]

MONTICELLO — “There’s more than corn in Indiana.” Who doesn’t remember that television and radio commercial jingle for Indiana Beach in Monticello? Tuesday, the California-based company that owns Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort on Lake Shafer announced it is closing the popular attraction in White County. The decision was confirmed by Randy Mitchell, president of the […]

  HJR-3 Moves To Full House A gay marriage ban proposed for Indiana’s constitution is now approved. A panel of 13 lawmakers in the House voted in favor of the measure Wednesday. Representative Timothy Wesco said, quote, “Marriage is between a man and a woman and I believe the people of Indiana are demanding a right to vote […]

Firefighter Injured In Early Morning House Fire One firefighter was hurt battling a house fire near downtown early this morning. The fire was reported at a vacant house just before 3:30 a.m. a few blocks east of 16th Street and College Avenue. The Fire Department said the flames were so intense, firefighters had to use […]

Man Killed In Trench Accident One man died and another man was injured when the walls of a trench collapsed on them last night, trapping A homeowner, identified as Ross Hoffman, and his friend, Jason Ewer. Police said Hoffman was buried up to his chest and Ewer was buried up to his waist. Emergency workers […]

Monserrate Shirley Asks For Separate Trial The woman accused of blowing up her Richmond Hill home says she was abused by her co-defendant boyfriend and had no part in the scheme.  The attorney for Monserrate Shirley says she should be given a separate trial because Mark Leonard gave her “zero control over her own fate.”  Shirley’s attorney […]

South Split Shutdown Won’t Take As Long The bridge overhaul project that will shut down two downtown Interstates won’t take as long as originally thought.  INDOT first said Interstates 65 and 70 between the north and south splits would be closed for 90 days, but now say the roads will be open in two months.  […]

City Leaders To Announce Plan To Solve Flooding Problems City leaders want to make improvements to the aging storm sewer and drainage system, but it will cost taxpayers.  The 20-year plan could nearly double storm water fees for some homeowners, but would reduce or resolve flooding problems in about 380 spots across Marion County.  Public […]