Indiana News

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 …

Indiana Injured Worker Medical Costs Rising: WCRI

The costs per claim of medical care for injured workers in Indiana were higher than most states and growing faster, according to a new 16-state report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, CompScopeMedical Benchmarks for Indiana 14th …

Indiana Graduated Driver License Program Keeping Teens Safe

Indiana has seen a 20 percent drop in the number of young drivers involved in accidents in the four years since it began requiring teens to wait longer to get their driver’s licenses. The Graduated Driver Licensing program was implemented …

Empty House Lots Remind Residents of Deadly 2013 Plane Crash

Lots stand empty where two houses were destroyed a year ago, a reminder of the deadly crash of a private plane into a neighborhood near a northern Indiana airport. The March 17, 2013, crash killed former University of Oklahoma quarterback …

Indiana City Wants Cleanup of Tornado-Damaged Properties

Kokomo, Ind., officials are pushing owners of tornado-damaged properties to repair the properties or tear them down. The Kokomo Tribune reports the city’s code enforcement section has begun sending letters to owners of damaged structures urging them to make a …

Indiana Weather Preparedness Week Starts Sunday

Gov. Mike Pence has proclaimed March 16-22 as severe weather and flood safety preparedness week in Indiana. The National Weather Service says the goal of severe weather preparedness week is to better educate people about the hazards of severe thunderstorms …

Rebuilding Stalls in Indiana City Hit by Tornado

Officials in a southwestern Indiana city struck by a November tornado are worried that a neighborhood hard-hit by the storm could wind up as a blighted area now that rebuilding efforts appear to have stalled. Daviess County Emergency Management Agency …

Indiana Scooter License Plate Bill Approved by Committee

Motorized scooters would need to have license plates under a bill approved by an Indiana House committee. The committee voted unanimously Tuesday to forward the proposal to the full House for consideration. The bill sets a $17.30 charge for registering …

Indiana Fire Departments Get Federal Hiring Grants

Fire departments in three Indiana cities are starting the new year with federal grants of nearly $1 million or more to hire additional firefighters or recall others who were laid off. U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said Terre Haute will …

Indiana Appeals FEMA Ruling

Indiana has submitted an expanded request for federal assistance to help pay the cleanup costs of storm damage in six Indiana counties two weeks after a request to have the hardest-hit county declared a major disaster area was rejected. Gov. …