General News

Lawmakers Approve Study Topics For Summer Committees

May 21, 2019
The Indiana Statehouse (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Prescription drug prices and rising health care costs, ticket scalping, and adoption subsidies are just some of the issues lawmakers will tackle in study committees this year.

USI Student Satellite Reaches 100 Days In Orbit

May 13, 2019

The satellite deployed from the International Space Station at the end of January. Since then, it’s collected temperature data as it orbits the earth.

USI senior Nathan Kalsch says the team didn't have much temperature data when it began to build UNITE CubeSat.

Lugar To Lie In State Tuesday, Funeral Wednesday

May 12, 2019
Former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) passed away April 28. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Hoosiers will get the chance this week to say goodbye to former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), who passed away April 28. 

courtesy Indiana Supreme Court

Two Clark County judges visiting Indianapolis for an educational conference were shot early Wednesday morning, but the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain sketchy.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department originally reported Judges Andrew Adams and Brad Jacobs were shot in a White Castle parking lot after visiting a nearby strip club.

Everytown For Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action announced a $100,000 advertising campaign against the National Rifle Association during its annual convention in Indianapolis.

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt didn’t convince the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to change its mind about an energy moratorium in Indiana. The coal lobbyist had hoped to revive legislation that would have placed a temporary hold on large utility projects. 


WBAA News has been honored with three regional wins in this year's Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, hosted by the Radio Television Digital News Association.  It's the most Murrow wins in a single year in recent memory for WBAA, and is tied for the most wins in Region 7's small market radio category (encompassing Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio).

A federal judge heard an abortion provider’s case against the state Monday over its efforts to open a clinic in South Bend. The group argues the state department of health’s licensing requirements are unconstitutionally vague.

Justin Hicks

Companies across the state struggle to find skilled workers. One company is partnering with schools to train future employees as early as fifth grade.

Legislation to create payouts for people wrongfully imprisoned is just the stroke of a pen away from becoming law. (Steve Burns/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

Legislation to create payouts for people wrongfully imprisoned is just the stroke of a pen away from becoming law.