Amish communities from three Indiana counties met this week to talk about a common problem: heroin. Amish elder Ben Stoltzfus says the problem of opioid addiction has not spared his otherwise isolated community. He says it’s just slowly creeping in.
A federal judge is promising to rule on Indiana’s new abortion law before it takes effect July 1. The law says you can’t get an abortion based on the race or sex of the fetus or because it has a disability. The American Civil Liberties Union says that directly contradicts Roe v. Wade and abortion […]
When it comes to rape on college campuses in Indiana, Notre Dame is number one. More sexual assault cases have been reported there than at any other college in Indiana. Brown and U-Conn are at the top of the U.S. Department of Education list, with 43 rapes in 2014. Notre Dame had 15 reported, followed […]
One of the victims of the tragic shooting inside an Orlando nightclub Sunday previously lived in Central Indiana, and leaves behind family who still live here. Darryl Roman Burt II, a 2005 graduate of Plainfield High School, was the 10th victim to be named by Orlando officials as one of 49 people killed in what […]
The heavily armed man heading to the Los Angeles Gay Pride event last weekend is from Jeffersonville Indiana. Initial reports implied he was on his way to cause harm, but police now say he was merely on his way to the event. 20-year-old James Howell was arrested after being found with three assault rifles in […]
A 24-year-old inmate at the Pendleton Correctional Facility has died. Officials say the staff found Dionte Ramsey unresponsive and not breathing in his cell. Ramsey was serving two concurrent 45-year sentences for two counts of kidnapping and one count of burglary. His death remains under investigation by the Indiana State Police.
A Delaware county sheriff’s deputy who was drunk and caused a crash two years ago has been sentenced to probation. 48-year-old Todd Daily has since retired from the force. His blood alcohol level was .387, over 4 times the legal limit to drive when he caused a chain-reaction crash on Indiana 32. His license suspended […]
Maybe the eighth time is the charm. Anderson City Council is hoping to secure a federal grant to provide 75 percent of the $18 million cost to replace the Eisenhower Bridge, which carries Eighth Street over the White River near downtown Anderson. Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. says headway was made during a recent visit to […]
It was a senior citizen smackdown: Two Muncie neighbors, one 69 and the 80, got into a fistfight Sunday morning. The two exchanged blows and rolled around in the gravel before coming to their senses. One claims the other killed his grass. The instigator was taken to jail and later released.
Democratic governor nominee John Gregg has rolled out a 35-point economic plan he says would sharpen the targeting of Indiana’s job growth efforts. Gregg’s proposals include renaming the state’s venture-capital fund, and steering the money to five high-tech areas: advanced manufacturing, logistics, I-T, life sciences and agribusiness.