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A look at the status of major legislation before the Indiana General Assembly this year: BIG-TICKET ITEMS — STATE SPENDING: The House approved a two-year, $30 billion budget that increases school spending by 2 percent the first year and 1...
Military and education would take big hits in Indiana from automatic cuts to the federal budget set to take effect this week, according to a report the White House issued Sunday. The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some Indiana welfare recipients would face drug testing under a bill approved Wednesday by a state House committee. The proposal would require all applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to complete a...
RUSHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A former Rushville police officer who ran an anti-drug program in local schools has been charged with having an improper relationship with a 15-year-old girl. The Rush County prosecutor filed charges of official misconduct...
Tags: Prosecution, Drug Trafficking
WSBT-TVELKHART COUNTY – Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem and keeping them out of the hands of teens or drug abusers isn't easy. But a group in Elkhart County has come up with a new way to get rid of old prescription drugs. The Nappanee...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The powerful gun lobby is gauging enough support in Congress to block a law that would ban assault weapons, despite promises from the White House and senior lawmakers to make such a measure a reality. Senators plan to introduce a...
CBS NewsThe dangerous activity of binge drinking -- defined as consuming four or more alcoholic drinks at one time -- can take a toll on anyone's health. And, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals in a new report, it's an under-recognized...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health care providers, police, legislators and others are working on ways to curb widespread prescription drug abuse in Indiana. The state attorney general's office hosted a symposium on the problem Wednesday in Indianapolis....
Tags: Heroin, Prescription Drugs
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Three men were sentenced Tuesday to years in prison after admitting to taking part in an unsuccessful plot to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio with what turned out to be a dud device provided by a government informant. The father...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- Ed Denny, a Broadway Christian Church volunteer, gently coaxed a woman to finish her plate of biscuits and gravy one morning at the church's daily breakfast for the homeless. "You need to put on weight," he congenially reminded the wispy...
Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana is a long way from considering legalizing recreational marijuana as Colorado and Washington did this week, but key lawmakers from both parties plan to introduce measures next year that would decriminalize possession of small...
WSBT-TV ReporterIt’s a shocking statistic impacting lots of local families – last year in St. Joseph County, more people died from accidental drug overdoses than in car accidents. Many of those deaths were caused by prescription drugs. It’s a...
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