General News

About 40 students at Hamilton Heights High School are expected to participate next fall in a new State Earn and Learn construction program, the first of its kind in the state. (Courtesy Indiana Department of Workforce Development)
Justin Hicks

A high school construction program in central Indiana was the first to receive an apprenticeship certification from the Department of Workforce Development. It will fast-track students into the workforce after high school.

(Monroe Co. court documents)


Monroe County and its plan commission are taking a private property owner to court over what they say is unauthorized development along the shores of Lake Monroe.

Joe Huff owns nearly 250 acres of property between Shady Side Drive and the lake’s shores.

The county says that land is within an Environmental Constraints Overlay Zone, which requires certain permits for excavation and construction. Court documents say all development proposals must include plans to minimize erosion and runoff.

Lawmakers Approve Study Topics For Summer Committees

May 21, 2019
The Indiana Statehouse (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Prescription drug prices and rising health care costs, ticket scalping, and adoption subsidies are just some of the issues lawmakers will tackle in study committees this year.

USI Student Satellite Reaches 100 Days In Orbit

May 13, 2019

The satellite deployed from the International Space Station at the end of January. Since then, it’s collected temperature data as it orbits the earth.

USI senior Nathan Kalsch says the team didn't have much temperature data when it began to build UNITE CubeSat.

Lugar To Lie In State Tuesday, Funeral Wednesday

May 12, 2019
Former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) passed away April 28. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Hoosiers will get the chance this week to say goodbye to former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), who passed away April 28. 

courtesy Indiana Supreme Court

Two Clark County judges visiting Indianapolis for an educational conference were shot early Wednesday morning, but the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain sketchy.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department originally reported Judges Andrew Adams and Brad Jacobs were shot in a White Castle parking lot after visiting a nearby strip club.

Everytown For Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action announced a $100,000 advertising campaign against the National Rifle Association during its annual convention in Indianapolis.

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt didn’t convince the Indiana Chamber of Commerce to change its mind about an energy moratorium in Indiana. The coal lobbyist had hoped to revive legislation that would have placed a temporary hold on large utility projects. 


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A federal judge heard an abortion provider’s case against the state Monday over its efforts to open a clinic in South Bend. The group argues the state department of health’s licensing requirements are unconstitutionally vague.