General News

Priests Added To List Of Abuse Allegations

Oct 9, 2018
Jennifer Weingart


The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend announced additions to its list of priests and deacons with credible allegations of abuse against them.

Michael Paquet, who served mainly in Fort Wayne, and Bruce Schutt, who served in Mishawaka, Fort Wayne and the military, have been added to the list. There are three allegations between them.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he and the Department of Child Services are "wide open" to input from everyone in the child welfare system. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Department of Child Services announced a campaign to encourage more Hoosiers to become foster and adoptive parents. But the new partnership with a national organization comes as many of the state’s foster parents say the system has significant problems.

The life expectancy for a person in Indiana is 77 years, but across the state that number is influenced by where you live.  

A commission that regulates pollution along the Ohio River basin isn’t giving up its authority just yet. ORSANCO — the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission — delayed its vote on whether that power is better left solely to the eight states it represents, including Indiana. 

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says he has complete confidence in the "integrity and thoroughness" of the FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Angela Thompson is the state representative for the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

A bill moving through Congress would open access for nurse practitioners to prescribe medication assisted treatment, or MAT, for people in opioid treatment. A number of the policies in the SUPPORT Act focus on increased access to opioid treatment – including medication assisted treatment.  

It’s been about nine months since the Trump administration imposed strict tariffs on imported solar panels. We checked in with two solar companies in Indiana to see how they’re faring.

Officials have finally released results for the state’s standardized test, the ISTEP, after grading issues postponed their publication last month.


  Embattled Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he’s pleased with the investigation into allegations that he groped four women earlier this year.

Caucus Set To Replace Retiring Sen. David Long's Seat

Sep 25, 2018
Sen. David Long (R-Fort Wayne), alongside his wife Melissa, announced his retirement at a press conference in February. It takes effect Nov. 6. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana Republican Party set a date Tuesday to replace outgoing Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne).