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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. 


WBAA News has been honored with three regional wins in this year's Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, hosted by the Radio Television Digital News Association.  It's the most Murrow wins in a single year in recent memory for WBAA, and is tied for the most wins in Region 7's small market radio category (encompassing Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio).

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.

Justin Hicks

Companies across the state struggle to find skilled workers. One company is partnering with schools to train future employees as early as fifth grade.

Legislation to create payouts for people wrongfully imprisoned is just the stroke of a pen away from becoming law. (Steve Burns/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

Legislation to create payouts for people wrongfully imprisoned is just the stroke of a pen away from becoming law.



Measles Case Confirmed in Northeast Indiana

Apr 8, 2019

The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed a case of measles in northern Indiana.Health Department officials are working with local health agencies and healthcare providers in LaGrange and Steuben counties to prevent further transmission of the disease.

Emilie Syberg / WBAA

For the third time, a large group of pigeons has been found abandoned in the same rest area off Interstate 65. 

Rest area attendant Edwin Hensley discovered the birds late Sunday night, as he had twice before, during his evening trash run. This time, however, the pigeons had been dumped directly into one dumpster, while the boxes in which they were transported were discarded in another. Of the 51 pigeons they found, five were already dead, possibly drowned in the several inches of sitting water in the receptacle.

Muncie Vending Machines Helping Homeless

Mar 28, 2019

As of today, two Muncie fire stations are home to special vending machines stocked with supplies to help the city’s homeless after-hours, when local service agencies aren’t open.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the machines are the first-of-their-kind in Indiana.

“Things like hygiene items, bottles for water, hairbrushes, combs, chapstick…”

That’s Karee Buffin, with Bridges Community Services.  She’s awaiting the placement of the organization’s second vending machine to serve the homeless.

Taylor Haggerty / WBAA News

Tippecanoe County residents got a glimpse into the past Thursday as members of the historical association and Lafayette Fire Department worked together to open a time capsule.

The time capsule was found cemented to the bottom of a boulder that has served as a memorial for the Spanish-American War since 1931. Construction workers were moving the boulder during renovations on other areas of the park.