General News

Indiana State Fair Adds New Alcohol Venue In 2019

Aug 2, 2019

The Indiana State Fair is adding a second alcohol venue, a Wine Garden that will feature local Hoosier wineries. 

Incident At Crane Naval Base Leads To Investigation

Aug 2, 2019
(Photo: NSA Crane Joint Land Use Study)

 

Officials at the Crane Naval Base aren’t disclosing much information about the incident yesterday that led them to issue a warning to shelter in place. 

The alert went out around 2 o’clock Wednesday. 

Multiple agencies responded to the base after construction workers unearthed an unidentified object .

It’s unclear whether the object posed a threat or compromised the safety of people on the base, but the personnel at the facility were directed to seek shelter while the object was handled by explosives teams and local police and fire.

Sports wagering will be legal in Indiana in just about a month.

And the Indiana Gaming Commission has approved 13 locations in the state where Hoosiers can bet on sporting events.

State Sen. Randy Head To Leave General Assembly

Jul 29, 2019

The Indiana Senate is losing one of its leaders.

Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) announced Monday he will step down in August.

Taylor Haggerty / WBAA News

A fire at a Frankfort recycling plant continued to burn Monday afternoon as firefighters fought back the blaze.

Teams were dispatched to Werner and Son Recycling around 4:30 Monday morning after a passerby reported what they thought was a dumpster fire. Officials don’t know what caused the blaze, which tore down much of the east side of the building and left only the façade on the west.

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

It'll likely be at least mid-August before the cause of the fire which razed five homes in West Lafayette's Lindberg Village neighborhood is released.

Wabash Township Fire Chief Ed Ward, reached by phone Monday morning, says as many as a dozen investigators are now slated to gather on August 12 -- a full month after the fire started -- to survey the scene.

Some of those will be state and local officials, but others will represent insurance agencies for the homeowners and for businesses, such as Vectren, which supplies natural gas to the neighborhood.

A large coalition — made up of doctors, legal experts, advocacy groups, and others — is petitioning the state to lower its threshold for when public health agencies should address elevated blood lead levels in children.

Electric city buses and school buses are just some of vehicles the state will help buy with money from the Volkswagen settlement. Indiana received more than $40 million to reduce the state’s diesel emissions after the company violated the Clean Air Act. 

The State Board of Education approved the scores students need in order to reach proficiency on Indiana’s new standardized test at a meeting Thursday.

How To Find Healthy Food At State Fairs And Festivals

Jul 23, 2019

Temperatures are soaring, and that means Midwesterners are headed to summer fairs and festivals. They’ll eat plenty of high calorie foods ⁠—from corn dogs to fried ice cream sandwiches ⁠— but some festivals are trying to include healthier foods.

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