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INDIANAPOLIS — A bill regulating hospital relationships with their patients and communities inspired several amendments in the closing weeks of the 2021 session, with Indiana lawmakers attempting to amend Senate Bill 325 to ban “vaccine passports” and drug price transparency.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health is proactively notifying all vaccination clinics using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to pause its use following news reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called for additional review of its safety. The…

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –President Biden has recommitted the U.S. to the Paris climate accord and also moved forward with a climate plan calling for carbon free electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050 — policies compatible with and beyond the 2 degrees C mitigation effort called for …

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has retired after 18 years of service. On leaving the Senate, he said, “Lately, the Senate has been like joining the Grand Ole Opry and not being allowed to sing.”

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently took action to provide $1 billion per month in additional food assistance to an estimated 25 million people in very low-income households that are participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and struggling to …

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Vultures play an important role in the ecosystem cleaning up animal carcasses from the landscape. However, although primarily scavengers, some black vultures cause problems for cattle operators in southern Indiana, harassing and even preying on young calves and other l…

INDIANAPOLIS — Even as COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opened up to all Hoosiers age 16 and older, Kris Box, the state health commissioner, cautioned that COVID-19 cases continued to spread and Hoosiers still need to wear masks and socially distance.

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Troopers with the Indiana State Police have arrested a Jefferson County man who was wanted on a warrant for murder out of Cincinnati, Ohio.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana opened up COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday to all Hoosiers age 16 and older in the latest expansion of the state’s vaccination efforts days before it plans to lift a statewide mask mandate.

INDIANAPOLIS – Within hours, lawmakers passed two bills through committees that would impact the health of pregnant women, but the principles of the two bills conflict.

INDIANAPOLIS — Employees at long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities, were among the first to qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana. But the numbers of staffers taking the vaccine aren’t immediately clear.

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RIPLEY COUNTY – On Friday, March 26, 2021, Indiana State Police Detectives arrested a Ripley County man for the murder of a 36-year-old Ripley County woman that occurred in January 2021 near Holton, Indiana.

RIPLEY COUNTY — A Ripley County judge has set bail at $2 million in the matter of the State of Indiana vs. Jordan Knudson, a case that stems from a murder charge that dates back to January 2021.

The Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society is hosting the 20th Annual Spring River Cleanup in memorial of Kevin Jayne, former president of the Friends of the Muscatatuck, April 24, 2021.

INDIANA – Indiana’s unemployment rate is currently the lowest in the Midwest at 4.2% and continues to trend in the right direction.

STATEHOUSE – Crowded jails continue to impact local budgets across the state and divert money away from other investments like infrastructure and education. Jail overcrowding also affects our entire criminal justice system, from prosecutors and courts to judges and law enforcement. According…

GREENSBURG – A law enforcement officer’s use of deadly force in late 2020 during an incident in Batesville has been determined to be justified following an investigation by the Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office.

INDIANAPOLIS — The long-awaited Terre Haute casino cleared a hurdle Tuesday following the Indiana Gaming Commission’s acceptance of a settlement agreement with operator Spectacle Entertainment.

INDIANAPOLIS — In contrast to the “tsunami” of bills nationwide restricting ballot access after the 2020 elections, voting bills in Indiana have yielded some “modest” steps forward, according to voting advocates and bill sponsors.

Transitioning to civilian life after military service can be difficult for many of our service men and women. The Catalyst offers a way to navigate this career change, regain confidence, and minimize the mental and emotional stress.

INDIANAPOLIS — With more than half of all state residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, getting Hoosiers to take the vaccine becomes the next obstacle for pandemic recovery.

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill designed to streamline the process of prosecuting youth gun crimes erupted into passionate arguments about youth incarceration.

STATEHOUSE – A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) that would address the enforcement of pesticide violations recently passed the Indiana House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

STATEHOUSE —With the pandemic continuing to take a toll on mental health, State Reps. Randy Lyness (R-West Harrison) and Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) encourage Hoosiers to turn to Indiana’s Be Well Crisis Helpline, a free and confidential resource already helping thousands of people across th…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Greg Pence (IN-06) has shared details of the annual Congressional Art Competition.

CHARLESTOWN – A Charlestown woman was recently arrested for dealing in methamphetamine and other drug-related charges after troopers and officers from the Charlestown Police Department searched her residence.

NASHVILLE – The Brown County Music Center partnered with Brown County Emergency Preparedness in August 2020 to open a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility. The testing clinic remains, and they have now expanded into the north side of the lobby for administering vaccines.

INDIANAPOLIS – Although severe weather can happen at any moment, communities can prepare for it. Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week begins this week, and the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross wants to remind residents to be prepared for the upcoming severe weather season by deve…

INDIANAPOLIS – File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before Indiana’s April 15, 2021 deadline or risk losing out on millions of dollars in state and federal financial aid. That’s the message the Indiana Commission for Higher Education is sending students and families acro…

CROTHERSSVILLE – At approximately 6 a.m. Friday, a Jackson County deputy’s police SUV was struck by a pickup truck on I-65 northbound near Crothersville while the deputy was blocking traffic for a tow company that was removing a vehicle from an earlier crash.

INDIANAPOLIS — In the year since Bette Mathias had gone to church much had changed — masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing replaced the hugging she remembered but, after so much time away, it was welcomed.

ANDERSON — A bill described by supporters as a win-win-win passed the Indiana State Senate and has moved to the House where it’s been referred to the Natural Resources Committee.

Indiana's winter utility disconnection moratorium ends one week from today. Consumers who need to make payment arrangements with their utilities are urged to contact their service providers immediately, and not wait until they receive shut-off notices.

INDIANA - Hoosiers are turning to Indiana's Be Well Crisis Helpline to connect to local resources helping them overcome anxiety, depression, substance use disorder and more brought on by the pandemic.

INDIANA - The Indiana State Police has become aware of eight confirmed cases which have occurred throughout the state of Indiana recently exhibiting similar fraudulent activities. All the cases have the following elements:

INDIANAPOLIS — Violent protestors supporting President Donald Trump breached the United States Capitol Wednesday, disrupting lawmakers as they prepared to certify the results of the 2020 election.

KOKOMO – As 2020 comes to a close and people across the world look towards 2021, many of those same people will begin to contemplate their New Year’s resolution. Losing weight, swearing less or being a better person are often discussed, but in the end, many find it difficult to see their goa…

INDIANAPOLIS—As Indiana ends 2020 still fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoosiers are urged to patiently await their time to be vaccinated, practice safety precautions and check on the mental health of themselves and others.

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