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.

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.

Purdue University Hires First Extension Hemp Specialist

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Purdue University has hired its first hemp specialist to educate farmers and processors.

 

Community members at a vigil in South Bend Monday night are looking for answers following the shooting death of 53-year-old Eric Logan by a police officer early Sunday morning.

Report: Indiana Improved Kids Health Ranking

Jun 17, 2019

The well-being of Hoosier children ranks in the middle of the pack, according to the Kids Count Data Book.

The annual report finds Indiana in the 29th spot overall, a slight decline from last year.  The data measures trends in well-being, including health, economics and family and community. 

Leadership at the state’s largest teachers union is changing this summer, and the incoming president says he plans to focus more on local schools’ needs.

Keith Gambill has been the Indiana State Teachers Association vice president for six years, and later this summer he’ll become president after members elected him to the position this spring.

 

Anti-abortion activists from across northern Indiana rallied against the opening of a clinic that provides abortions in South Bend on Saturday. About 300 people attended including Indiana’s Attorney General.

 

Another chapter is about to unfold in the ongoing controversy surrounding Attorney General Curtis Hill and his alleged groping last year of four women.

South Bend Police Shooting Sparks Investigation

Jun 17, 2019

 

 

The fatal shooting of a black man by a South Bend police officer has triggered an independent investigation and prompted Mayor Pete Buttigieg to abruptly return from the campaign trail.

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WBAA Arts Spotlight: 2019 Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering

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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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Recycling Woes, Pride Plans

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, listeners weigh in on the recent closure of West Lafayette’s recycling drop-off site. With less than favorable reviews rolling in for Lafayette’s Ninth Street drop-off location, what new recycling options should these West Lafayette recyclers expect from the city—and when?

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