Indiana News

Illinois, Indiana Counties Declared Disaster Areas After Hail Storm

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has declared several counties in Eastern Illinois and Western Indiana a disaster area after a spring hail storm ruined area strawberry crops. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the declaration in a news release. It applies to …

Storm Damage at Indiana Library Worse than Thought

A southwestern Indiana library director says a library building in Vincennes recently damaged by a severe thunderstorm suffered more extensive damage than initially thought. Library director Emily Bunyan says the Knox County Public Library’s Bloebaum-Fuller Outreach Building had been believed …

Blast at BP Refinery in Indiana Sparks Fire, Shakes Homes

An explosion at a BP oil refinery in Indiana rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said. The explosion at …

Torrential Rains Bring Floods, Fires to Indiana

Residents in central and northern Indiana battled fire and water after torrential rains overnight caused widespread flooding on Aug. 22. Firefighters in northeastern Indiana were cut off from a blaze at an auto repair shop by three to five feet …

Indiana Reports 9,000-Plus Public School Bullying Cases

Indiana’s first statewide report on bullying at its public schools has found more than 9,000 incidents over the last school year, although student advocates say the state needs more data to fully assess the scope of the problem at its …

Indiana Gym Batting Cage Fall Sends 3 to the Hospital

Officials say three people were taken to a hospital after a batting cage with a steel frame and netting fell from the ceiling of a Goshen, Ind., College gymnasium. The cage fell onto a bleachers area during games Monday evening …

Changes in Indiana Workers’ Comp System Aimed at Slowing Rise in Medical Costs per Claim

As in other states with no restrictions on pricing in the workers’ compensation system, medical costs per claim are high and are rising in Indiana, according to a recent study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute in Cambridge, Mass. Hospital …

Indiana Residents Get Grant for Free Smoke Alarms

The state of Indiana has received a grant to provide free smoke alarms to Indiana residents through volunteer fire departments. Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson hopes to provide 500 smoke alarms with 10-year batteries to volunteer fire departments that …

Terre Haute, Indiana Sees Rise in Moped Thefts

With gas prices close to $4 per gallon, Terre Haute resident Russell Moffatt had been happy to park his gas-guzzling pickup truck in favor of a fuel efficient moped that he could ride to work. That is, until someone stole …

Indiana Governor Proclaims May Motorcycle Awareness Month

Gov. Mike Pence is urging motorists to be aware of motorcyclists on Indiana roads and has proclaimed May as motorcycle safety and awareness month. The governor’s office says statistics show that multiple-vehicle crashes account for about 75 percent of all …