General News

Gov. Eric Holcomb will push next year to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.

All IN: Vaping in Schools

Dec 10, 2019

The Indiana State Department of Health found in 2018 that e-cigarette use among high school students had risen by 387% over a six year period. Now, almost one-in-five Indiana high school students vape, and it’s even becoming a problem in middle schools.

Help For Celadon Employees After Company Files For Bankruptcy

Dec 10, 2019

Indianapolis-based trucking company Celadon announced it filed for bankruptcy, leaving nearly 4,000 employees without a job.  The announcement comes after two former Celadon executives were charged with fraud last week.

Driver Mike Duckett worked for the trucking company for almost a year.

"I’m sure there’s people who are in worse shape than I’m in, so my heart goes out to them," says Duckett, "I’m going to be ok."

After the announcement, many people posted social media reports of drivers stranded across the country.

Emilie Syberg / WBAA

Pigeons had a tough year in Indiana. Boxes of the birds were found in an I-65 rest area dumpster three different times—some sick and starving, some already dead. And most of them wore an identifying band around their leg, placed there by human owners who breed the birds for race or show. It’s a subculture that has a long history in the state.

All IN: Safety Culture at Amazon

Dec 5, 2019

Two years ago, a worker at an Amazon facility in Plainfield, Indiana died after a 1,200 pound forklift crushed him.

Lawyers are asking a federal judge to combine multiple lawsuits against milk distributor Fairlife and the owners of a northern Indiana dairy farm into a single class-action suit.

All IN: Infant and Maternal Mortality

Dec 3, 2019

Indiana’s infant mortality rate is the highest in the Midwest and the seventh worst in the nation, according to data from 2017. And it’s not just our babies that have these concerning statistics, our mothers have a high mortality rate too – almost double the national average.

Religious Conservative Groups Lose In RFRA Fix Lawsuit

Nov 26, 2019

An Indiana judge handed religious conservative groups a loss in their lawsuit challenging the so-called “fix” to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA.

The public got a chance to comment Monday, in person, about a proposed rule at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles that allows people to change the gender on their driver’s license.

All IN: A Podcast for Farmers

Nov 25, 2019

“Field Work,” a podcast hosted by two young farmers in the Midwest, is about some of the innovative ways farmers are trying to make their farms both sustainable and profitable in a changing industry.