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The Indianapolis 500 will bring fans back this May after having none at last year’s race, at 40 percent capacity.

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Indiana’s Red Flag Law could have stopped 19 year-old Brandon Hole from legally buying the guns he used to kill eight people at a FedEx facility last week, but the Marion County Prosecutor said the law has significant limitations. 

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Updated April 17 at 8:58 p.m.

Indianapolis police and the FBI continue to investigate why a 19-year-old man opened fire at a FedEx facility on the city's southwest side, killing eight people and injuring several others.

IMPD identified the gunman Friday afternoon as Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana. He was a former employee at the FedEx facility.

Indiana University's Next President Is Pamela Whitten

Apr 16, 2021
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Pamela Whitten will be the next president of the IU system.  

The Board of Trustees approved her hire at a special meeting this morning.

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Jon Ryan Schaffer, an Indiana man and guitarist in the metal band Iced Earth, has pled guilty to two federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. 

In court filings, U.S. attorneys charged Schaffer with obstruction of a Congressional proceeding and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon.

Schaffer has not yet been sentenced, but faces up to 30 years in prison, if convicted.

With thousands of Hoosiers getting vaccinated and the weather finally warming up, is another Roaring ‘20s upon us?

Notre Dame announced vaccination against the COVID-19 virus will be required of students attending the university in the Fall of 2021. A university spokesman says that faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, but at this time will not be required to do so. 

There's a bill at the Indiana Statehouse that would make employers respond to requests for accommodations by pregnant employees. But responding to a request doesn't mean it's a guarantee they'll get it.

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Anti-racism organizers from across Indiana and the Midwest gathered in Auburn Saturday in response to a Ku Klux Klan rally on private property. 

After two years of construction, the City of Lafayette held the opening ceremony for the new Loeb Stadium on Wednesday. 


A Colorado police officer killed while responding to a grocery store mass shooting is a Ball State University alumnus.  Eric Talley earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Muncie school.

Last month, an Indiana House bill that would allow a local St. Joseph County township to leave the South Bend School system caused a shouting match between Black lawmakers and their Republican colleagues at the Statehouse. Proponents say the bill is about convenience, while some opponents say it could harm urban school districts.

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Six referees who were supposed to officiate the Men’s Division I Basketball championships in Indiana have been removed following a positive COVID-19 test.


Arts Midwest, a multi-state organization supporting the arts, started the new fund to serve underrepresented communities.

Underrepresented Groups At The Statehouse

Mar 15, 2021

A push for anti-bias training and the need for more representation has renewed efforts to make changes at the Indiana Statehouse. It all comes after Black legislators were booed by some Republican lawmakers during a recent debate on an education bill that some say is discriminatory.