The Environmental Protection Agency has officially replaced an Obama-era rule that would have set limits on air pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Trump administration says the Clean Power Plan — which never went into effect — was an overreach of the EPA’s power. 

An Indiana teacher whose job ended last year after he refused to use transgender students’ preferred pronouns and names is suing his former district. The suit claims he was forced out of his position, and the district violated his freedom of religious expression.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg held a press conference Wednesday afternoon with the President of the local NAACP and other city leaders including city council members and the police chief. He talked about what's next for South Bend and about keeping the investigation as transparent as possible. 

Early Sunday morning Sergeant Ryan O’Neill of the South Bend Police Department shot and killed Eric Logan.

A witness says an undercover activist at Fair Oaks Farms told farm workers to abuse animals in order to get footage for his investigation. That’s what the Newton County prosecutor overseeing the case told multiple media outlets. 

Rule To Include Drugs Prices In Ads Challenged

Jun 19, 2019

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is challenging a new federal rule that would require drug companies to include prices in TV ads.

Reducing high drug prices is one of President Donald Trump’s priorities, and the move for more transparency through advertising was announced last year. 

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WBAA News capped off a successful award season by adding nine more awards to the three regional Edward R. Murrow awards the newsroom won earlier this year.

At the group's annual conference in Washington, D.C., Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) named WBAA the national winner in its division in two categories:

Newscast, for work done on January 25, 2018.

Indianapolis’s criminal homicide rate has been on the rise in recent years. The majority of deaths are from gunshots and young black men are more likely to be killed. The city recently announced the adoption of a program to reduce the number of gun related deaths.

Just 13 percent of eligible, registered Hoosier voters cast a ballot in May’s municipal primaries.

That’s barely an improvement over the last municipal primary elections in 2015.

The numbers don’t include 23 counties that didn’t have primary elections this year.

 

Family and community members continue to question the official version of events on the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan early Sunday morning. Many are frustrated that Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s body and dashboard camera were not turned on.

 

Four women who say Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped them last year are suing Hill and the state in federal court.

Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster), Gabrielle McLemore, Niki DaSilva and Samantha Lozano say Curtis Hill touched them inappropriately at a 2018 post-legislative session party. Hill denies those allegations.

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The 47th annual Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering takes place June 28-30, 2019. WBAA's John Clare speaks with Karah Rawlings , executive director about the musicians, camping, and how you can volunteer.

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