Indiana News

ISTEP Testing Window Opens Today

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Roughly half-a-million students across the state are beginning ISTEP exams. The assessment window for part one of the controversial test opens today. To shorten the exam, schools have been instructed to give students only certain parts. On Monday, Governor Pence signed legislation into law that cuts the testing time from 12-hours to…

Franklin High School To Test For Synthetic Drugs

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Franklin, IN) -- Franklin Community High School is getting ready to start testing students for synthetic drugs. Officials say they're trying to get kids to realize drugs aren't tolerated on campus. The school has received 47-hundred dollars in grant money to pay for the testing.

Suspicious Vehicle Causes Security Scare Downtown

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- IMPD is questioning a man who caused a security scare for part of downtown, including Lucas Oil Stadium. Investigators say the man left his truck running at the back dock of the main post office yesterday, then went inside and asked people to pray with him. The man left and was later…

Bill To Allow Sunday Alcohol Sales Is Dead

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- A bill to end the state's 80-year-old ban on Sunday alcohol sales is dead. Representative Tom Dermody pulled it yesterday because he said it didn't have enough support to pass. Groceries and pharmacies lobbied against the bill because it would've required them to have alcohol in one area of the store and…

“Religious Freedom” Bill Passes Senate

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Indiana's "religious freedom" bill heads to the House floor after passing the state Senate. Supporters say it's to protect religious business owners who don't want to provide services for same-sex weddings. Critics say it would legalize discrimination against gays.