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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’ll continue to work on his “to-do list” for addressing systemic racism and injustice in Indiana.

Holcomb Monday spoke about this past weekend’s protests over racial injustice and police brutality, particularly against black Americans.

 

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A downtown Lafayette march planned as a peaceful demonstration Sunday night ended when law enforcement began releasing tear gas into the crowd. The first canister was dropped from the balcony of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. 

 

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Police say two people are dead following shootings that occurred late Saturday night amid violent protests in downtown Indianapolis.

The deadly shootings happened at Market and Talbot streets and 10 E. Market St. Two people were also shot in the area of Alabama and New York streets, according to IMPD. Their condition was unknown.

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What began as a peaceful protest early Friday evening on Fort Wayne’s Courthouse Green turned into tear gas and riot gear by 8 p.m.

Organized by Alisha Rauch to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota on Memorial Day by police officers, the protest started around 5 p.m. with a few hundred gathering along both sides of Clinton Street. 

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A gathering of a few hundred people in downtown Indianapolis Friday that stretched from the afternoon until night ended in police officers releasing tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at the crowds. 

That set off hours of chaos Downtown that stretched into early Saturday when a CVS drug store was set on fire

 

Some parts of Indiana that have struggled with pollution are now meeting federal air quality standards. That’s according to three years of data from state and federal environmental agencies. Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency say that’s good news for people with asthma and other lung conditions. 

Spring gardening is underway, and native plants are king. Today a panel of experts on native and invasive species answer your gardening questions, and give tips for growing native plants. And what about invasive species? Are you concerned you might have invasive plants on your property? We find out how to identify and eradicate them.

The Friday Pitch-In

Apr 24, 2020

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order was extended this week. We talk about changes made to the order, including a relaxed restriction on elective surgeries. And the state superintendent says students may continue e-learning through part of the summer.

The Friday Pitch-In

Apr 24, 2020

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order was extended this week. We talk about changes made to the order, including a relaxed restriction on elective surgeries. And the state superintendent says students may continue e-learning through part of the summer.

Leath Receives Full Honors At IMS Funeral

Apr 16, 2020
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Usually, thousands of people pack Bankers Life Fieldhouse to honor an Indianapolis police officer killed in the line of duty. On Thursday hundreds of squad cars lined the oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Officer Breann Leath’s funeral.

She received full honors, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Leath was 24 years old and comes from a family of law enforcement professionals.  She is described as a dedicated public servant and a loving mother.

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For Hoosiers spending their days inside for a stay-at-home order, spending time outside can feel especially important —  but finding an activity that allows for social distancing is key. 

Birding can offer that balance. 

Every day around lunchtime, Roxie Easter heads out to her backyard in West Lafayette to look and listen for birds. 

 

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 34 additional deaths Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 173. The state announced 5,507 total confirmed cases, with more than 28,000 Hoosiers tested.

Updated 3/26/2020 5:09 pm

Ventilators are among the most important equipment hospitals need to treat a surge of COVID-19 patients. Companies such as General Motors are gearing up emergency production of the machines, which take over the labor of breathing for a patient with a serious case of the virus. 

A third person in Indiana has died from the novel coronavirus – a second Marion County resident. 

This year’s legislative session went by quickly. If you haven’t been paying attention to energy and environment issues that came up, here’s what you need to know.

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