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IN BOE Settles Lawsuit Over Alleged Meeting Violations

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- The state board of education is settling a lawsuit over alleged violations of open meeting laws. They're paying a group of plaintiffs more than 15-thousand dollars in attorneys fees to drop the complaint. The group accused the board of circulating a letter seeking changes to the state's A through F school accountability…

Ballard Hits Airwaves For More Police, Education

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Mayor Ballard is hitting the airwaves to promote his plan to hire 280 new police officers and invest 50-million dollars in early childhood education. The ads run in advance of the upcoming City-County Council deadline to approve or deny the plan. Ballard says he'll use a ten-million dollar matching grant from Eli…

Ten Point Coalition Gets 20 Bulletproof Vests

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Marion County Sheriff's Department is donating 20 bulletproof vests to the Ten Point Coalition. Pastor Horatio Luster says it's not that anyone is shooting at the volunteers, but sometimes they have to go into areas where shootings have taken place. The coalition has 25 members who routinely walk the city's roughest…

TNTP Backs Out Of Running Schools

Posted On September 04, 2014

(Fort Wayne, IN) -- A private company hired to help run two troubled Indianapolis schools is dropping out of its agreement with the state. The company, TNTP, says its style of running Broad Ripple and John Marshall high schools would be at odds with IPS. IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee said yesterday he wasn't comfortable in…

Feds Probe Indiana Police Chief

Posted On September 03, 2014

(Hebron, IN) -- The acting chief of police in Hebron, Indiana, has confirmed the FBI and other federal agencies are investigating former chief Steven Sibbrell. The Gary "Post-Tribune" reports that Sibbrell is believed to have used his badge to purchase police-issue guns and then sold them privately. Sibbrell's last official day in office was July…