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Indiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic sparks CDC alert

Austin - The number of cases of HIV in rural Indiana connected to intravenous drug use has continued to rise, prompting federal officials on Friday to issue a nationwide alert to health departments, hospitals, and doctors.

Lawsuit claims scheme bilked taxpayers, targeted poor women

Indianapolis - A lawsuit claims that Indiana's largest health network bilked taxpayers out of millions of dollars, according to charges filed by the U.S. government and a local doctor.

Inside the HIV outbreak in Indiana Special

Indianapolis - Indiana has seen a rise in HIV rates. The state’s governor, Mike Pence has declared the outbreak a public health emergency. The primary cause appears to be drug abuse.

Madison first U.S. city to ban discrimination against atheists

Madison - This city in Wisconsin is now the first city in the U.S. to protect atheists and other non-religious people from discrimination thanks to an ordinance that was unanimously approved by the city council last Tuesday.

Indiana governor wants to fix controversial religious freedom law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), humbled but defiant, held a press conference on Tuesday to defend his state's controversial new "religious freedom" law. Though he also said he wants to "fix" the bill through the state's legislature.

Op-Ed: Anti-gay law — Keith Olbermann asks NFL, NCAA to boycott Indiana

Indianapolis - ESPN's Keith Olbermann has requested that the National College Athletic Association and the National Football League boycott Indiana until a controversial new law that allows businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples is repealed.

Indiana's 'baby boxes' could save the lives of unwanted infants

Chicago - The Indiana House passed a bill this week that would set up "emergency monitored" incubator-like boxes at preselected locations so that mothers could have a way to safely and confidentially give up their unwanted babies.

Indiana cop claims McDonald's served him tea laced with chemicals

Indianapolis - An Indiana police officer isn't "Lovin' it" after he allegedly drank sweet tea laced with cleaning fluid at a local McDonald's. The officer stopped by the fast food chain Saturday to use the self-serve drink dispenser.

Feisty Indiana grandma fights off pistol-packing carjackers

Indianapolis - If a trio of would-be carjackers thought they were going to steal a van from a 67-year-old woman in Indiana, they had another thing coming. Kay Kise didn't back down, and when one of the thugs pointed a gun in her face, she slapped it away.

Op-Ed: The case against reproductive rights no one is talking about

Howe - While progressives lose their minds over the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision, a real attack on reproductive rights is happening in Indiana, and no one is talking about it.

Indiana GOP candidate: Nobody has guts to let poor wither and die

Valparaiso - A Republican candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives is defending a controversial Facebook comment about poor people in which he lamented that "no one has the guts to just let them wither and die."

Indiana drops the Common Core standards for students

In January, the Indiana Senate education committee approved a repeal of Common Core standards, the national benchmark for preparing students for colleges or careers.

Indiana residents claim new slogan makes state look bad

Indianapolis - Some Indiana residents are outraged by the state's new slogan, claiming that it will send the wrong message and hurt marketing efforts.

Indiana police chief accidentally shoots himself for second time

A police chief accidentally shot himself for the second time Saturday, 15 years after shooting himself while cleaning his service weapon. On Saturday, he shot himself in the leg in a gun store.

Video of fiery I-74 crash goes viral

Greensburg - Though there were no fatalities, a spectacular truck crash on a stretch of the I-74 in Greensburg, Indiana has recently gone viral.

Small plane crash in Columbus, Indiana

Columbus - A small plane crashed into a house and started a fire in Columbus, Indiana Thursday, July, 25, 2013. The crash was only a mile away from the city’s airport. The fire sent a dark smoke cloud that covered the entire city.

Teen walks 10 miles in snow to job interview

Indianapolis - An Indianapolis, Indiana restaurant owner who happened to stumble across a teenager walking to a job interview, was inspired by the teen's determination.

Gun Appreciation Day leads to five gun show shootings

A portion of the American population celebrated Gun Appreciation Day by attending guns shows across the country, resulting in some of the attendees perhaps appreciating paramedics and first responders more than guns, at least temporarily.

Unexplained loud 'booms' heard over Kentucky and Indiana (video)

For some time now, people have reported strange sounds and booms, right across the USA. The latest incident happened in Indiana and Kentucky, and no one knows what caused it.

Man reunited with his lost Shih Tzu dog after five years (video)

Greenfield - A man called Mike lost his Shih Tzu, named Bandit, five years ago. He and his nieces never stopped looking for the dog, and finally Bandit has turned up, well and happy.

Indiana State Police Chief: Legalize and tax marijuana

Indianapolis - The head of the Indiana State Police has advised a group of state legislators that marijuana should be legalized for recreational use and taxed.

Indianapolis explosion kills 2, destroys two homes

Indianapolis - A massive blast struck suburban Indianapolis on Saturday night, killing two people and injuring four. The cause of the blast is still under investigation.

Infant left in hot car dies, toddler suffers heat-related seizure

Indianapolis - This past weekend two children in Indiana were left in hot cars. One infant died and a toddler was rescued, but suffered a heat-related seizure and was in critical condition.

Evansville SWAT team raids wrong house in Internet threat case

Evansville - The SWAT team attempted to execute a search warrant on an anonymous Internet user, but destroyed the home of an innocent grandmother instead.

False alarm over high radiation readings in Indiana

The website for Radiation Network, the United States' radiation monitoring network, is blaming an equipment malfunction for the extremely high radiation levels that were detected last night by a monitoring station in South Bend, Indiana.

Dangerously high radiation levels reported in Indiana

According to radiationnetwork.com, the United States' radiation monitoring network, South Bend, Indiana experienced extremely high levels of radiation last night -- up to 100 times higher than safe levels.

Ex-convict kills brother and sister-in-law

Mishawaka - A convicted murderer released two years ago from prison, has been arrested for the murder of two more individuals in Indiana.

Scrotum attack sends man to Ball Hospital

Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana is where the victim of an especially brutalizing attack wound up after an altercation with his ex-girlfriend.

Right to Work bills pass in Indiana and South Carolina

Columbia - The House of Representatives in Indiana approved an act on January 25, 2012, that exempts non-union employees from paying dues when working alongside union workers, with a House vote of 55-41. In South Carolina, it was filed on the same day.

Mom has son, 14, wear sign saying 'I lie, I steal, I sell drugs'

Fort Wayne - An Indiana mother, dissatisfied with the ineffectiveness of the court system where her son's convictions are concerned, has decided to take matters into her own hands using some tough love.
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Governor Mike Pence of Indiana speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) ...
Governor Mike Pence of Indiana speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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A graph showing the loud boom - happening in Indiana and Kentucky.
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Indiana's new "Honest to Goodness" logo, from WLWT News in Cincinnati.
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The Indiana House of Representatives.
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Indiana could be the first US state to introduce baby boxes - anonymous drop-off points designed to ...
Indiana could be the first US state to introduce baby boxes - anonymous drop-off points designed to prevent the deaths of abandoned infants.
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File photo: State Fair concert.
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High radiation readings were reported by RadNet in Northern Indiana on June 6-7  2012.
High radiation readings were reported by RadNet in Northern Indiana on June 6-7, 2012.
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