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  • Dozens attend DACA renewal event as deadline nears

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Five non-profit groups teamed up Saturday to host an event to help undocumented immigrants currently protected through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. This group of immigrants faces a deadline of October 5 to renew their status after the Trump administration announced the program would be phased out in six months. The event was hosted at the Avondale Meadows YMCA from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 100 people pre-registered for legal advice […]

  • Avon woman waiting to hear from family in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A central Indiana woman is still waiting to hear from her family in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage, flooding and power outages. “It’s nerve-racking,” Milagros Hawley said. “I haven’t been able to eat very much in the last few days because I haven’t heard from them in more than 48 hours.” Hawley was visiting the island last week but decided to cut her trip short due to the hurricane. She said she wanted to […]

  • Dirty Dining: Website publishing complaints about restaurants in real time

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A website is hoping to give consumers more power when it comes to choosing where to dine. With a few clicks, the online tool allows users to see if people are reporting getting sick after eating at central Indiana restaurants. The founder of the site says they publish the reports in real time. State law requires health departments to wait ten days before releasing the results of a restaurant inspection. Health officials say contacting them directly is […]

  • Indiana Attorney General’s Office warning Hoosiers about flood-damaged cars after hurricanes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Thousands of vehicles were left totaled after devastating flooding hit parts of the southern United States in the last few weeks. Now, some of those flood-damaged cars could be making their way to states around the country, including Indiana, to be resold. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is urging Hoosiers to research a vehicle before making a purchase, especially in the aftermath of these storms. Some of the cars ravaged by high water will be refurbished and […]

  • Muncie Schools superintendent: Strong link between ISTEP scores and poverty rates

    MUNCIE, Ind. – A central Indiana superintendent is pointing out flaws in ISTEP results. Steven Baule, who leads Muncie Community Schools, says he found a strong link between poverty rates and ISTEP pass rates. “If you have students on free or reduced lunch, your ISTEP scores are going to be lower than if you have fewer students on free lunch,” Baule said. Baule tells FOX59 he analyzed test results and the percentage of students who qualify for free lunch in 23 […]

  • Indiana State Police looking out for speeding and drunk driving on Labor Day

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana State Police are urging drivers to be cautious as they drive home after the holiday weekend. According to law enforcement, Labor Day Weekend is a historically dangerous time on the roads due to more traffic. State Trooper Rob McKeeman said officers will be spending 90 percent of their day out on the interstates with a focus on tracking down any drivers who are speeding or under the influence. Police carried out sobriety checkpoints throughout the weekend […]

  • Alumni prepare to address IPS school board about keeping Arlington High School open

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When Tim Bass looks around his alma mater, Arlington High School, he sees potential. “We all volunteer,” said Bass, who is the alumni president. “We’re all committed to help Arlington succeed. We just want to see this stay as a high school on the east side of Indianapolis.” The Indianapolis Public Schools administration has recommended Arlington High School and Northwest High School be turned into middle schools. According to the plan, Arlington would also offer night high […]

  • Health department recommends naloxone training for Monroe County employees

    MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – As the opioid epidemic continues, some county governments are considering training employees on how to respond if they witness an overdose. The Monroe County Health Department administrator made recommendations to county commissioners this month about strategies to deal with drug addiction. She suggests offering naloxone training to all county employees. Naloxone is a drug that reverses the effects of an overdose. “It does say a lot and it’s truly a need,” said Penny Caudill, administrator at […]

  • IN Focus: Lawmakers discuss gun, alcohol issues at Statehouse

    INDIANAPOLIS – A push to allow Hoosiers to carry handguns without a license was the focus of a nearly five-hour committee hearing at the statehouse Tuesday. “Constitutional carry” is based on the idea that the Second Amendment already gives people the right to carry a handgun, so additional steps such as licensing are unnecessary. State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) authored a bill during the last legislative session to repeal the law that requires Hoosiers to have a gun permit. The […]

  • Indiana lawmakers consider allowing Hoosiers to carry guns without permits

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A push to allow Hoosiers to carry handguns without a license was the focus of a nearly five-hour committee hearing at the statehouse Tuesday. “Constitutional carry” is based on the idea that the Second Amendment already gives people the right to carry a handgun, so additional steps such as licensing are unnecessary. State representative Jim Lucas (R-District 69) authored a bill during the last legislative session to repeal the law that requires Hoosiers to have a gun […]