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  • Parents, dieticians react to IPS milk decision

    Indianapolis Public Schools is pulling flavored milk from their breakfast and lunch menus, and it’s drawing mixed reviews from both parents and healthcare professionals. The IPS board has approved a three month pilot program, which calls for the removal of strawberry and vanilla milk completely. Fat free chocolate milk will only be available for lunch. As the mother of an IPS students, Terri McIntyre says she’s afraid the change will cause her kids to stop drinking milk. “The first day […]

  • Child Advocates: Parents shouldn’t dwell on court ruling for sex offenders

    Many parents have expressed anger that a federal court has reversed an Indiana law banning sex offenders from social networking sites, but some local child advocates and law enforcement officers say relying on the law to protect kids from online danger wasn’t realistic. Shanna Martin is getting ready to talk to her daughter about internet safety, despite the fact that she’s just 7 years old. “It’s happening. My daughter is in the second grade and she has friends that have […]

  • Lucas Oil Stadium rails safe, says CIB official

    Lucas Oil Stadium officials say it’s safe for fans to return for football this weekend, even though they continue to search for answers in a railing collapse that caused two fans to fall onto a tunnel. Barney Levengood, executive director of the Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board says every single railing in the stadium has been inspected and he assures fans that they are all secure and ready for football, which returns tonight with two high school games. The Capital Improvement […]

  • IU becomes first to create sanctioned scholarship fund for GLBT students

    Indiana University is leading the country by offering unprecedented support for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender students. The IU Alumni Association has signed on to a new fundraising campaign for the first ever university-sanctioned scholarship fund for GLBT Students. For years, IU has had its own GLBT Alumni Association, which has offered a combination of academic and emergency scholarships for students who lose financial support from their families because they came out. Now, the University is getting behind an effort […]

  • Judge rules against Indiana’s right to work law

    A Lake County judge has ruled Indiana’s so-called “right to work” law unconstitutional. During a legal challenge launched by Local 150, Judge John Sedia took issue with the part of the law requiring unions to represent workers while making it illegal for them to require membership dues. “The right to work law here is unsafe, unfair and an unnecessary law and now it’s been ruled unconstitutional, so we couldn’t be more pleased,” said Jeff Harris, spokesman for the Indiana AFL/CIO. […]

  • Carmel issues warning about strange man hitting on teenage girls

    The Carmel Clay School District is warning parents and students about a man who is approaching young teenage girls in an attempt to start a relationship. District officials sent out an email to parents on Wednesday evening. Director of Student Services, Dr. Steven Dillon, said two female students told their guidance counselor that they had been approached this weekend while shopping in Carmel. The school contacted police and learned that they had taken several similar reports. “It’s my understanding he […]

  • Timing of massive warehouse fire raises questions

    As investigators wait to enter the site of a massive abandoned warehouse in Indianapolis, questions are mounting in regards to the timing of the fire. The fire, which firefighters battled for 15 hours Sunday night into Monday, took place just days before county commissioners were to vote on the building’s redevelopment. Marion County has had a lien on the old Holcomb & Hoke Manufacturing Co. because the owners haven’t paid taxes or responded to numerous code violations. Cindy Land, Administrative […]

  • Report says grade changes ‘consistently applied’ to Indiana schools

    INDIANAPOLIS – A new independent report on Indiana’s A-F school accountability system, suggests that former Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Tony Bennett made ‘plausible’ changes to the state’s grading formula and that they were ‘consistently applied’ to other schools. “Reading this report, I hope, will at least exonerate the former administration from being biased or unfair,” said Senate President Pro-Tem David Long. Bennett resigned from his job leading schools in Florida after controversy arose about school grading changes during his […]

  • Murder victim’s family upset over killer’s death sentence hearing

    He was sentenced to die for a notorious abduction and murder 16 years ago, but now Michael Overstreet will undergo a new hearing to decide whether or not he’s mentally fit for the death penalty. Overstreet was convicted of murdering Franklin College student Kelly Eckart 16 years ago. On Thursday, Eckart’s family spoke to Fox 59 about their frustration with the recent decision by the Indiana Supreme Court, which could allow Overstreet to avoid the death penalty. In the 16 […]

  • State throwing out some ISTEP scores after disruptions

    The Indiana Department of Education is invalidating nearly 1,400 ISTEP test scores after widespread computer delays plagued the tests this spring. The decision comes just days before parents and schools are set to learn how students performed. Even though some of the scores won’t be counted, parents will still find out how their children did on the test and Department of Education officials say the problems haven’t had any noticeable impact on overall scores. When computer server problems plagued ISTEP […]