Indiana News

Security Gates Coming To Governor’s Mansion

Posted On August 28, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Wrought-iron security gates are being added at the governor's mansion. A spokesperson for Governor Mike Pence says no one incident motivated the decision. A security expert reportedly recommended the gates as a way to keep unexpected vehicles from entering the residence grounds from either Meridian Street or 46th Street.

Explosion At Indiana BP Refinery

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Whiting, IN) -- An explosion at the BP oil refinery in Whiting, Indiana is being reported tonight. A Whiting Fire Department spokesman said officials at the plant, located about 20 miles southeast of Chicago, said they were handling the situation with its own fire department and ambulances. There's no word on injuries. The explosion comes…

LA Governor Sues Feds Over Common Core

Posted On August 27, 2014

(New Orleans, LA) -- Louisiana's governor is suing the Obama administration over Common Core. Governor Bobby Jindal filed the lawsuit today claiming states were coerced into adopting the controversial educational standards. Jindal supported the standards when Louisiana and 44 other states enacted them four years ago. The Obama administration encouraged their adoption through a grant…

Heat Here Now, Thunderstorms Coming Back

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- With the severe thunderstorm watch over, the heat is the next battle. Temperatures reached 90 yesterday for the first time since last September. Today's high is expected to reach 92 with heat indices into triple digits. And get ready for some more uncomfortable stuff as more thunderstorms should be rolling in tomorrow.

Enrollment Fair Today For Flanner House Students

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- The mayor's office is hosting an enrollment fair for the parents of students displaced by the closure of Flanner House Elementary. It'll be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Watkins Family Center Gym. Information on more than 25 public, private and charter schools will be available. Flanner House is…