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With the Purdue lead at just ten points at halftime over Rutgers it looked like there was going to be a close game in Mackey Arena Tuesday night. But when the second half came to a close it was anything but, as the Boilermakers had soundly defeated the Scarlet Knights 89-54. 

Purdue dominated in almost all facets of the game. Their bench scored nearly 40 points, turned 19 turnovers into 24 points, and swiped nine steals. 

Purdue outscored their opponents 49-24 in the second half and shot 50% from beyond the arc, hitting 14 three-pointers. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to free up $140 million for schools over the next two years as a way to potentially boost teacher pay.

Current state statute does not allow 12- and 13-year-olds charged with attempted murder to be sent to adult court – on Tuesday Indiana lawmakers introduced a bill that would change that.

The bill was filed, in part, as a response to last year’s shooting at Noblesville West Middle School where a student shot a teacher and classmate. 

House Committee Approves Bill Making Changes At DCS

Jan 15, 2019
Department of Child Services Director Terry Stigdon addresses a House committee. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

House lawmakers easily advanced a bill out of committee Tuesday that would make changes at the Indiana Department of Child Services.

The bill stems from recommendations by an independent investigation of the agency last year.

While Indianapolis and Bloomington have already created and implemented regulations on electric scooter companies, West Lafayette officials took on the issue of data security in a special meeting Monday night.

Obama-era rules meant to keep farmers from using too many antibiotics seem to be working. According to the Food and Drug Administration, antibiotic sales dropped 33 percent since they went into effect in 2017. That could curb Hoosiers’ resistance to the life-saving drugs. 

Re-Elected Statewide Officers Sworn In For New Terms

Jan 15, 2019

Indiana’s secretary of state, auditor and treasurer were sworn into office Monday. All three women won re-election bids in November.

Prospective Democratic candidates for municipal races across the state gathered in Indianapolis Saturday for candidate bootcamp. The training is part of a larger strategy to build Indiana’s bench of Democrats.

Indiana has improved some policies to help people with intellectual or developmental disabilities according to a new report.

Indiana Death Row Inmate Suing To Block Executions

Jan 14, 2019
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A death row inmate is suing the governor and state prison commissioner in an attempt to block Indiana’s use of capital punishment.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Roy Lee Ward says the death penalty violates several portions of Indiana’s Constitution, including the right to life and the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

Ward was sentenced to death in 2002 for rape and murder, but has no execution date.

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WBAA Arts Spotlight: MLK Celebration

Author, journalist, biographer, and cultural Historian Wil Haygood delivers the keynote address for the Purdue University celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00pm in Loeb Playhouse. WBAA's John Clare spoke to Haygood and Harry Brown , Associate Director of the Purdue Leadership & Professional Development Initiative about this year's celebration.

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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Parks, Apartments And Hot Dogs

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes about downtown revitalization. Frankfort is struggling to fill agribusiness and manufacturing jobs, so the city is trying to improve life outside of work, and focusing on parks and apartments to build a larger employee pool.

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The next great insect repellent might come from a strain of bacteria that lives inside a common parasitic worm.

A study published Wednesday in Science Advances has found that a compound derived from these bacteria is three times more potent than DEET in repelling mosquitoes. More research must be done to demonstrate its safety, but this bacterial chemical could play an important role in the fight against mosquito-borne illness.

The partial government shutdown is inflicting far greater damage on the U.S. economy than the Trump administration previously estimated, the White House acknowledged.

President Trump's economists have now doubled projections of how much economic growth is being lost each week.

For many years, U.S. immigration favored immigrants from northern Europe. NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten explains how a 1965 law changed things — and led to the current debate about border security.

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"UNPRESIDENTED," reads the giant headline. "TRUMP HASTILY DEPARTS WHITE HOUSE, ENDING CRISIS."

That shocking story was delivered on crisp newsprint to commuters around Washington, D.C., on Wednesday under what appeared to be the signature banner of The Washington Post.

Online, a website bearing an eerie similarity to the Post's, described a secretive resignation, global celebrations and the swearing-in of Mike Pence as president.

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