INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has the 12th-highest adult obesity rate in the nation, ranking one spot higher for childhood and teenage obesity. A study commissioned by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation estimates that one in three Hoosiers carries extra weight.

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INDIANA — The 18th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors bicycle ride around Indiana, which honors fallen police officers, kicks off Monday, July 8. Charlestown Sgt. Ben Bertram will be among the officers honored during the ride.

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Indiana has the second highest rate of child abuse and neglect in the nation, and the numbers continue to grow, according to a new report released by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

LEBANON — Vice President Mike Pence pledged the Trump administration's agriculture trade plan, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, would help relieve current burdens from a downturn in the economy and lower commodity prices.

INDIANAPOLIS — After a six-year battle for a bias crimes law, a bill containing controversial language passed the Indiana Senate on Tuesday despite calls for the author to dissent and send it to a committee for further debate.

INDIANAPOLIS — Legislation that would eliminate Indiana’s township boards received an initial go-ahead by a House committee despite testimony that the three-member boards are vital to the state’s system of government.

INDIANAPOLIS — Hospitals across Indiana would be better-equipped to combat the life-threatening illness called sepsis, thanks to legislation co-authored by state Rep. Rita Fleming, D-Jeffersonville, which has been approved in the Indiana House.

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When Madonna showed up at a New York City club on New Year’s Eve, a video of her somewhat misshapen – and large – behind went viral and raised a stink on the internet.

INDIANA — The Indiana Family & Social Services Administration has announced that it will release Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February early on Jan. 19. No additional SNAP benefits will be issued in the month of February. March distribution plans remain u…

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INDIANA — As the Senate Judiciary Committee approaches a vote on whether to recommended U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Indiana's U.S. Senators weighed in. 

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With the May 25 Noblesville middle school shooting still fresh in everyone's minds, Anderson Community Schools started its academic year with an all-staff meeting dedicated to school security.

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Seventeen years ago today, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. At the World Trade Center in New York City, 2,763 died after the two planes were flown into both towers the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. According to HistoryChannel.com, that figure includes…

ring to speak at a Labor Day picnic at Beulah Park in Alexandria, Mike Fisher was disappointed at the handful of union members trickling in Monday for free hot dogs and potato chips.

The Indiana State Police have a new tool to enforce alcohol-impaired driving this Labor Day weekend. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Indiana Criminal Justice Institute recently purchased 777 portable breath test devices for use by ISP troopers.

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CORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in Southern Indiana say four teenagers were killed and four injured when they were struck while pushing a stalled SUV to a birthday party.

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INDIANAPOLIS - While there have been a number of lip sync challenges from public safety agencies across the country, you may recall that the Indiana State Police was among the first to post a lip sync video two years ago at the conclusion of the 2016 Indiana State Fair.

MUNCIE — Ball State University’s Board of Trustees approved a motion today during a special meeting to remove the name of John H. Schnatter from the school’s Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and return funding to Mr. Schnatter’s Family Foundation.

HANOVER — Yesterday, at approximately 7:25 am, the Indiana State Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, and Hanover Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash on State Road 56 near Hanover, Indiana that claimed the life of a Madison, Indiana man.

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Robert Earl "Bob" Prather, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Diversicare of Providence in New Albany, Indiana. He was born on January 15, 1931 in Sellersburg, Indiana to the late Morris and Grace Prather (Hargeshimer). Mr. Prather honorably served his country in the …

Juli M. Rumpel, 49, of New Albany, IN died January 13, 2020. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 25th at 11 AM at Ohio Falls United Methodist Church, 917 South Virginia Avenue, Clarksville, IN. There will be a light meal following the service. Juli was born August 17, 1970 in J…

Sherri L. Speechly, 72, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully January 20, 2020 at her home. She was born October 1, 1947 in Jeffersonville, IN and had been a resident of Vero Beach since 2005. Mrs. Speechly worked as a hair dresser for 40 years. She is survived by her husband of 45 …

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