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  • Visitation, funeral details announced for fallen Greenfield firefighter

    GREENFIELD, Ind. – Firefighters in Greenfield are preparing to say goodbye to one of their own. Scott Compton, 55, died Saturday just hours after battling a large fire Friday night. Visitation and funeral plans were finalized Monday afternoon. The visitation for Compton will be at Brandywine Community Church Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. The funeral will also be at Brandywine Church Friday at 11 a.m. There will be a procession from the church to Park Cemetery in Greenfield following the […]

  • Hoosier heroes face homelessness in Indianapolis, fewer beds available for them

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hundreds of Hoosier heroes face homelessness in Indianapolis. Nearly 1100 veterans were homeless in the city last year, according to the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention. Now, there are fewer beds available for them at places that offer transitional housing. Michael Tran served overseas in the army. When he returned to central Indiana, he faced some obstacles. “I was going through a few issues that my family was not equipped to deal with,” he said. “I […]

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    Hoosier students may soon need to meet new graduation requirements

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The requirements for high school diplomas could soon be changing for Hoosier students. A special panel approved new graduation pathways Tuesday afternoon. Now, the Indiana State Board of Education must review the proposed changes. The panel was established to help teenagers become prepared for life after graduation day. “There’s such a gap between post-secondary readiness, whether that’s going to college or going to a job,” said Byron Ernest, Chair of the Graduation Pathways Committee and member of […]

  • Foster parents face long wait list for childcare funding

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There is an increasing need among children in Indiana who are removed from their homes and face uncertain futures. Some are even spending nights in Department of Child Services offices around the state as case workers try to find them more permanent placements. But, many foster parents say they have empty beds and want to help. Those parents say the delay in childcare funding is preventing them from taking in more children. Foster parents in Indiana qualify […]

  • Two kids end up with cocaine in system after eating what appeared to be candy at school

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two children became ill after eating what appeared to be candy at school Friday. Doctors found cocaine in the kids’ systems, according to their parents. The incident occurred at Indiana College Preparatory School. The children said a classmate offered them candy that looked like pop rocks. Soon after, one child was taken to the hospital by ambulance. “My son was like unresponsive to me, weak in the legs, he couldn’t walk,” said Yolanda Washington, whose son is […]

  • Veterans plan to escort Delphi kids on Halloween to help them feel safe

    DELPHI, Ind. – As Halloween nears, many parents in Delphi are hesitant to let their kids go out trick-or-treating on their own. The community is still mourning the loss of two teenage girls who were found murdered near the trails earlier this year. Now, veterans are stepping up to help by making families feel more secure. Jim Snowberger and his wife Kelli thought of the idea to create an event called “Trick-or-Treat with a Veteran” in hopes of giving kids […]

  • Indiana in need of more foster parents, events planned for National Adoption Month

    YORKTOWN, Ind. – Children around the state of Indiana are waiting for homes.  Many of those kids face trauma after being removed from bad situations. But, there are not enough foster or adoptive parents to immediately fill the need. The Department of Child Services, along with other agencies it partners with, are preparing to put a spotlight on this issue during National Adoption Month starting November 1. Jessica Smith is a mom to two kids of her own but decided […]

  • Decatur County couple opening up Kids’ Closet, offering free clothing to children

    GREENSBURG, Ind. – A retired teacher and her husband are continuing their efforts to help children in need by opening up the Kids’ Closet Tuesday night. The Kids’ Closet provides free clothing to children about four times a year. The only requirements to access the free items are that children attend Decatur County schools, be in kindergarten through sixth grade and be accompanied by an adult. “Most of these kids have never gotten to take clothes off of a rack,” […]

  • $125K needed to handle public defender costs in Hancock County after year with more murders

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – Some public defenders in Hancock County are waiting to be paid because there’s currently not enough money to cover the fees, according to the public defender chairman. A busy year with murder cases means the money budgeted for these attorneys is nearly gone. Now, it’s up to the county council to decide how they are going to pay for the six-figure problem. “We went for a very long stretch that we really didn’t have any murder […]

  • Study: As number of opioid prescriptions increased, number of men in workforce decreased

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The opioid crisis is taking a toll on families across the country. Now, a new study reveals it may also be impacting the U.S. workforce. The researcher found as the number of opioid prescriptions went up, the number of men working went down. The report was written by Alan B. Kreuger, a professor of economics at Princeton University. “Labor force participation is lower and fell more in the 2000s in areas of the U.S. that have a […]