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Majority of Indiana Fourth Graders Don't Read At Grade Level

Posted On January 29, 2014 at 2:20pm EST

While there has been some improvement in the past decade, a new report finds the majority of Indiana children are not reading at grade-level when they reach the fourth grade.

State Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville)


McMillin's Third Try At "Drug Testing For Welfare" Passes House

Posted On January 29, 2014 at 12:54pm EST

A local lawmaker’s bill aimed at entitlement reform has passed the Indiana House.


HJR 3 Passes Ind. House; How Did Local Lawmakers Vote?

Posted On January 29, 2014 at 10:59am EST

A proposal that would ban gay marriage in the Indiana constitution is moving forward. Read the story to see how our area's representatives voted.


PHOTOS: Ohio River Nearly Frozen Solid

Posted On January 29, 2014 at 10:12am EST

The frozen Ohio River is nearly at a standstill. See our photos.

Nick Goepper was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night, January 28. He'll be on the show once again Thursday, February 20.

Photo by The Late Show

Goepper Talks Southeast Indiana, Slopestyle On Late Show

Posted On January 29, 2014 at 9:10am EST

A southeast Indiana Olympian is making the talk show rounds before he heads to Russia for the winter games.

With Snow Days Mounting, Schools Push Through Wed.

Posted On January 29, 2014 at 8:07am EST

It’s cold once again Wednesday morning, but most area schools are operating on a normal schedule.

Missing Dearborn Co. Teen Found

Posted On January 29, 2014 at 6:51am EST

A 15-year-old girl was reported missing in Dearborn County Tuesday night.

23-Month-Old Child Dies In Fire

Posted On January 29, 2014 at 6:41am EST

A toddler died in a mobile home fire in Verona Tuesday afternoon.

Sean David Nichols, 16, is escorted from the Ripley County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 28 after he was sentenced to 50 years for his role in the 2012 death of Nancy Hershman.

Mike Perleberg, Eagle 99.3

Teen Sentenced For Role In Milan Woman's Death

Posted On January 28, 2014 at 5:43pm EST

Sean David Nichols, only 15 and carrying a handgun he had illegally purchased for $95 with his Christmas money, got into a car with two people in Colerain Township under the guise that they’d simply be hanging out the night of December 29, 2012.

Mentoring in Indiana: A Little Time Can Go a Long Way

Posted On January 28, 2014 at 1:05pm EST

Experts say many young children don't have enough positive adult role models in their lives, but in Indiana, hundreds of volunteer mentors are helping to fill that gap.