Report Shows Drop in Youth Homelessness, Poverty

A new report on Indiana youth shows homelessness and poverty have dropped statewide, but other problems persist, including rising infant mortality rates. The Indiana Youth Institute’s annual report says nearly 21 percent of children younger than 18 lived in poverty in 2015, a slight improvement from 2014, when nearly 22 percent fell into that category.

Meijer Looks To Fill Jobs With Job Event

A hiring event is happening Tuesday by Meijer to help fill positions in its McCordsville store. Officials say they’re looking to fill 200 jobs in all departments in expectation of a spring opening. The hiring event will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Garrison Conference Center and Golf Course in Indianapolis. […]

Beam Setting To Slow Down I-69 Traffic

Beams are being set Monday night and Tuesday night for widening the Campus Parkway (Exit 210) bridge over Interstate 69 as part of the I-69 Major Moves 2020 project.  Large cranes will hoist six sections of beams over the interstate. The sections will be spliced together to create three beams spanning the interstate, each of […]

Flu Concerns Prompt Hospital Restrictions

Flu cases are prompting IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and IU Health Blackford Hospital to restrict visitors. They want to protect patients and staff from unnecessary potential exposure. The restrictions in place mean, as of Friday (TODAY), Only essential visitors 18 and over can visit patients. Also, visitors who have flu-like symptoms will not be […]

Murder Suspect Says He Didn’t Do It

“I didn’t do it.” That was the proclamation from murder suspect Alonzo Williams in Delaware Circuit Court as he answered to charges that he killed another man on Valentine’s Day. Police say the 24 year old Muncie resident is accused of shooting 39 year old Jeffrey Brown to death. Brown’s body was found riddled with […]

FBI Takes Over Double Murder Call Center

Indiana State Police say the FBI has taken over for the Delphi call center in the double murder investigation of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. The toll free, anonymous phone number to call in tips hasn’t changed, but calls will now be answered at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Major Case Contact Center. […]

Holcomb In DC For Gov Convention

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will be traveling to Washington, D.C., for the three-day National Governors Association conference that starts on Saturday. The governor’s office says Holcomb will take part in governors association sessions all three days, along with meetings at the White House and with the state’s congressional delegation. This will be Holcomb’s first trip […]

Formal Charges In Valentine’s Day Murder

24 year old Alonzo Williams is now formally charged with murder in a Valentine’s Day killing. Police say Williams, of the 2100 block of South Mulberry Street, is accused of shooting 39 year old Jeffrey Brown of Muncie. His body was found in a field off of Inlow Springs Road. Police say his hands were […]

Senate Leader Says Schools Chief Battle Not Over

Indiana’s GOP Senate leader David Long says an effort to make the state schools chief an appointed position instead of elected isn’t over despite its defeat in the Senate. A rule states 26 or more no votes means “exact language or substantially similar language” cannot be re-considered during the session. Still, the Fort Wayne lawmaker […]

Proposal To Cut Funding For Preschool For The Poor

An Indiana Senate panel is slashing a proposed funding increase for a program that provides state-funded preschool to poor children, jeopardizing a campaign promise made by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb. The GOP-dominated Senate Appropriations Committee endorsed the move Thursday to sharply curtail the governor’s modest request for $10 million a year in additional funding. An […]