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  • Indiana launches program to teach inmates how to code

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A program launched Tuesday will teach Hoosier inmates how to code to help them secure jobs once they are released. ‘The Last Mile’ has already had success in California. Now, it’s expanding to another state for the first time. To start off, the program will be established at the Indiana Women’s Prison, with hopes for expansion to other prisons.  D’Antonette Burns has been incarcerated for ten years. She said she was excited to learn she would have […]

  • Indy teens spend MLK Day discussing ways to stop the violence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, dozens of Indianapolis teenagers used their time off from school to take a stand against violence. An event, organized by students, was held at Warren Central High School Monday. City leaders, ranging from the mayor to the chief trial deputy from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, were among those in attendance. While the students in the auditorium came from different schools, many shared in the pain of having lost someone to […]

  • Hoosiers in Hawaii react to false incoming missile alert

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As an alert went out to people in Hawaii warning of an incoming missile, Hoosiers vacationing or living there faced uncertainty and fear. They had to wait nearly 40 minutes to learn the alert was a false alarm. Carissa Johnson moved to Hawaii because her husband is in the Marine Corps. She said she was just going through her phone on Saturday morning when the initial missile alert came in. “My heart just dropped when it said […]

  • Review finds DCS failed to report concerns about baby at center of homicide investigation

    The death of a neglected 2-month-old baby is now being investigated by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department homicide unit. A review by the DCS Ombudsman Bureau, an independent agency that provides oversight for the Department of Child Services, found DCS failed to report or follow up on verbal concerns about the child. After months of analysis, the Marion County coroner ruled on the cause of death for the infant this week. The analysis found the baby died from malnutrition and dehydration. […]

  • Lawmaker proposes changes to Indiana’s diplomas to fix issues with federal graduation rate

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – State lawmakers are taking action to stop graduation rates from falling at schools across the state. A bill now making its way through the statehouse was authored in response to new federal regulations that change the way graduates are counted. We first told you about this issue last summer. The federal change means any Indiana student graduating with a general diploma would not be tallied into the graduation rate, which is used for school A-F accountability grades. […]

  • Indiana families push for ‘foster parent bill of rights’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Foster families from around the state are supporting legislation that would create a “foster parent bill of rights.” Jon Ford, R-Terre Haute, authored Senate Bill 233. If passed, the bill would require the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to create a committee of foster parents, child-placing agencies and other experts to write the bill of rights. The bill comes as DCS faces increased scrutiny after the director resigned from her post and expressed grave concerns about […]

  • New bill calls for witness protection pilot program in Marion County

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There is a new push to make a witness protection program in Indianapolis a reality. A bill filed this week could bring hundreds of thousands of dollars to Marion County in hopes of getting more witnesses to cooperate with investigations. The proposed legislation comes after Indianapolis reached a record number of homicides for 2017. Senate bill 150 calls for things like physical protection, relocation and even counseling for witnesses to crimes. The language in the bill emphasizes […]

  • Officials explain why they’re not renewing contract of Muncie Community Schools’ superintendent

    MUNCIE, Ind. – Big changes ahead for Muncie Community Schools as it continues to deal with a multi-million dollar budget deficit. The new year marks the start of full state control over the district. The emergency management team has decided not to renew the superintendent’s contract. Steven Baule has led the district since July 2015. According to documents on the MCS website, Baule makes about $143,000 per year. A representative for Administrator Assistance, the state appointed emergency manager, said the decision about […]

  • Broad Ripple High School hosts final winter homecoming

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just months away from closing its doors for good, Broad Ripple High School hosted its final winter homecoming basketball event Saturday night. Alumni and students are taking time to reflect on the school’s impact as they deal with the school board’s decision to sell the property at the end of the school year. Players hit the hardwood inside the gym and the stands were filled with alumni who cherish the familiar scene. “A lot of memories in this […]

  • Kaye’s Beauty College abruptly closes

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – A local beauty college abruptly closed this week. Dozens of students who attended Kaye’s Beauty College are now trying to figure out how they will continue their educations and whether all of their credits will transfer. A post on the school’s Facebook page confirmed news of the closure: “We have an announcement on behalf of the owners of Kaye’s Beauty College. After 44 years of providing cosmetology educations to thousands of students we are heart sick and […]