General News

Attorney General Curtis Hill says he wants to help people feel safe and comfortable in their communities. Some women say they don't feel safe and comfortable with him in office. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Attorney General Curtis Hill says he wants the General Assembly to focus more this session on crime prevention efforts. It’s a push, he says, to help people feel safe and comfortable in their communities.

In August, the U.S Department of Agriculture announced more than $1 billion worth of food would be purchased and distributed through nutrition assistance programs like The Emergency Food Assistance Program, or TEFAP. TEFAP funnels USDA food to food banks, which then distribute those products to participating pantries. Food banks say they’re grateful for more food, but there’s a problem: where to put it all.

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Indiana Foster Youth Honored With National Award

Nov 9, 2018
Joshua Christian and Gov. Eric Holcomb. (Photo provided by Connected by 25)
Jill Sheridan

An Indiana foster youth has been recognized with a national award from the Department of Health and Human Services. Joshua Christian will receive the Adoption Excellence Award in Washington D.C. this month. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan sat down to talk to him about how a caseworker turned parent helped direct his success. 

After last month’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue left 11 dead, the group Interfaith Leaders of Greater Lafayette, or ILGL, decided its next general meeting would be a call to action. At West Lafayette’s Temple Israel Thursday, Rabbi Mike Harvey talks about the importance of combatting the rise of intolerance, racism, and anti-Semitism—and the challenges to creating real change.

A 13-year-old boy admitted to shooting his seventh-grade teacher and classmate at Noblesville West Middle School this summer, at a juvenile court hearing today.

The boy is too young to be tried as an adult. The hearing was not a trial, but a presentation of evidence to help Judge Paul Felix decide on disposition –– similar to a sentence. Felix says he will announce the disposition Wednesday, Nov. 14. He could order the boy to spend time at a mental health treatment center, send him to juvenile detention, or other options.

ACA Marketplace Enrollment Opens In Indiana

Oct 31, 2018

The individual marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, ACA, is open Wednesday. Although there have been some changes to the federal program, Hoosiers who need health insurance, will have options.

NTSB To Investigate Rochester Crash

Oct 31, 2018
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Indiana State Police

 

A spokesperson for the NTSB says it’s investigating the crash as an isolated incident and looking into the safety of children getting on and off buses. The team will meet with State Police Wednesday afternoon.

 

President Donald Trump speaks at the annual FFA convention in Indianapolis. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

President Donald Trump spoke to thousands of FFA members at the organization’s national convention in Indianapolis Saturday. He touted his trade deals and economic policy trying to convince attendees that his trade policies are helping, not hurting, American farmers.

Madison County Inmate Charged With Stealing Election Equipment

Oct 25, 2018

An inmate in Madison County has been charged with stealing election equipment.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.


Tyler Sink in a May 2018 mug shot. (Provided by Madison County Sheriff’s Department)

Indiana State Police say 26-year-old Tyler Sink volunteered to help set up a voting site in Madison County while on work release.

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