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Family and community members continue to question the official version of events on the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan early Sunday morning. Many are frustrated that Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s body and dashboard camera were not turned on.

 

Rule To Include Drugs Prices In Ads Challenged

Jun 18, 2019

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is challenging a new federal rule that would require drug companies to include prices in TV ads.

Reducing high drug prices is one of President Donald Trump’s priorities, and the move for more transparency through advertising was announced last year. 

 

Community members at a vigil in South Bend Monday night are looking for answers following the shooting death of 53-year-old Eric Logan by a police officer early Sunday morning.

Report: Indiana Improved Kids Health Ranking

Jun 17, 2019

The well-being of Hoosier children ranks in the middle of the pack, according to the Kids Count Data Book.

The annual report finds Indiana in the 29th spot overall, a slight decline from last year.  The data measures trends in well-being, including health, economics and family and community. 

South Bend Police Shooting Sparks Investigation

Jun 17, 2019

 

 

The fatal shooting of a black man by a South Bend police officer has triggered an independent investigation and prompted Mayor Pete Buttigieg to abruptly return from the campaign trail.

Kinetrex Energy will capture methane from the South Side Landfill and liquefy it into a fuel for shipping companies like UPS. Methane is one of the fastest growing greenhouse gas emissions that contributes to climate change. 

Fifth District Rep. Susan Brooks Will Not Seek Re-election

Jun 14, 2019

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Carmel) will not seek a fifth term in Congress. Brooks announced Friday that she will retire at the end of her current term.

She has spent 16 of the last 22 years in some form of public service, and she said she's ready to spend more time with her family. Brooks said in a statement it was time for "new talent" in the 5th District.

Indiana tax revenues are well positioned to finish the fiscal year strong after the state brought in more money than expected in May. 

After five years of debate, a federal watchdog for the Ohio River has finalized its pollution control standards for its eight member states, including Indiana. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission — also known as ORSANCO — sets pollution limits for the river that are sometimes more stringent than state ones. 

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A requested permit to open a confined feeding operation, or CFO, has some residents in Montgomery County concerned.

The permit was submitted by Bowlder Ridge LLC. Documents from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management say the request, submitted May 21, is for a farm of 8,800 hogs near the small town of Linden.

Monty Eldridge, a county resident who lives near the proposed site, says he received a notice from IDEM about the requested permit. He says he’s gone door to door to speak with other residents.

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