Senate Republicans: House Democrats should support lease

Senate Republicans want House Democrats to give serious thought to Governor Daniel’s proposed lease of the Hoosier Lottery.  The anticipated money from the lease would be $60 million per year over the next 10 years in the senate version of the bill.  However, the law has never reached a hearing in the House and House […]

Law could allow film makers to shoot in Indiana

Hollywood could be coming to Indiana. A bill to provide lucrative tax incentives to production companies to film in Indiana was approved last week by the state legislature.  The bill would provide a 15 percent tax refundable credit for in state hiring and purchases for qualified productions.  The Indiana Media Industry Network says in order […]

Ivy Tech violates open door law, according to counselor

Ivy Tech Community College’s Board is being accused of violating Indiana’s open door law.  Indiana Public Access Counselor Karen Davis says the board that oversees Ivy Tech was not able to take action during a private executive session and that the board took two votes in determining a new president.  However, Ivy Tech is disagreeing […]

More job cuts to take place in ECI

145 jobs will be cut by Metaldyne auto parts factory in New Castle this July.  The decision comes after two contracts with Daimler Chrysler AG end this summer.  The factory produces ball joints, steering knuckles and other suspension and chassis parts.  Metaldyne also makes parts for Ford and Toyota motor companies.  Plant spokeswoman Marge Sorge […]

Henry County man faces abuse charges

A Henry County man is facing charges in relation to the abuse of a 9-year-old girl.  37-year-old David Rhodus is accused of choking a girl and then throwing her onto a bed in February.  Police say the girl was at the man’s home during a weather-related school delay.  Rhodus is facing charges of neglect, strangulation […]

Husband now prime suspect in double-murder case

The estranged husband of a Carmel wife found dead in her home, along with her companion, is no longer a person of interest.  Hamilton county police say Toby Payne is now a primary suspect in the deaths of 32-year-old Rebecca Payne and 35-year-old George Brenner.  However, Payne has not yet been charged with murder.  Authorities […]

Two dead after wrong way crash on I-465

Nearly 50 calls were reported to police dispatchers after another car was seen driving the wrong way on I-465 and caused a head-on crash.  Indiana state police sergeant ray pole says police were unable to intercept 26-year-old Nicole King of Noblesville from driving her 1997 Honda head-on with a van, killing king and the driver […]

Marion police chase results in two arrests

A Marion man led police on a short chase late Friday afternoon, resulting in two arrests.  Police say 24-year-old William Emry was driving near 16th and Nebraska streets and failed to use his turn signal and did not have a license plate.  As police tried to stop the car, Emry sped up and continued down […]

More troops could be going to Iraq next year

Approximately 13 thousand troops could be heading to Iraq next year.  Military officials from the pentagon say National Guard troops from Oklahoma, Indiana and Arkansas could be sent to Iraq after the first of the year.  It would be the first time full guard combat brigades are sent back to Iraq for a second tour […]