Saturday, May 18 2013 10:48 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:48:12 GMT
Statement from the Indiana Pacers: Over the last two days under the care of the Indiana Pacers' medical staff, George Hill has participated in each step of the NBA's Return-to-Participation Exertion ProtocolMore >>
The Pacers lead the New York Knicks 103-97 with 55 seconds to go in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:10:01 GMT
Ed Carpenter knew he was capable of another fast run, and it earned him the pole for the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis native bested IndyCar racing's big-name teams by claiming his first 500 poleMore >>
Ed Carpenter knew he was capable of another fast run, and it earned him the pole for the Indianapolis 500.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:14 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:14:03 GMT
A new interactive display that documents the lives and accomplishments of Indiana's politically prominent Bayh family has opened at Indiana State University. About 250 Indiana Democrats and others attendedMore >>
A new interactive display that documents the lives and accomplishments of Indiana's politically prominent Bayh family has opened at Indiana State University.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:05:05 GMT
A central Indiana official says the tough conditions opponents of a planned wind farm are seeking for the project would leave little room for the proposed power-generating wind turbines. The wind farm'sMore >>
A central Indiana official says the tough conditions opponents of a planned wind farm are seeking for the project would leave little room for the proposed power-generating wind turbines.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:00:45 GMT
A Purdue University official says the school has made fast progress finding $40 million in savings or new revenue to support a two-year tuition freeze announced in March. Purdue treasurer Al Diaz tellsMore >>
A Purdue University official says the school has made fast progress finding $40 million in savings or new revenue to support a two-year tuition freeze announced in March.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:45:02 GMT
Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown. Oxbow led from start to finish. It was the sixth Preakness victory for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and 15th Triple CrownMore >>
Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:23:35 GMT
A new federal report says inmates at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis are more likely to be sexually abused by guards than inmates at any other jail in the nation. The Justice department reportMore >>
A new federal report says inmates at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis are more likely to be sexually abused by guards than inmates at any other jail in the nation.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:56:07 GMT
Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway meant a lot more than just racing. This was a family affair with a little bit of something for everyone for non-stop entertainment. The day's festivities startedMore >>
Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway meant a lot more than just racing. This was a family affair with a little bit of something for everyone for non-stop entertainment.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:03:11 GMT
It's less about the lemonade and more about the lesson. More than 20,000 local children got their first taste of the business world Saturday when they took part in Lemonade Day. The work behind JohnMore >>
It's less about the lemonade and more about the lesson.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:32:54 GMT
There could be bumping at Indianapolis this weekend. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports said Saturday afternoon that it has hired British driver Katherine Legge to drive the No. 81 car. That gives IndianapolisMore >>
There could be bumping at Indianapolis this weekend.More >>
Indianapolis - Thousands of union members are attending a rally at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday. It's one of the biggest protests yet in the fight against legislation they say punishes the working class.
Labor organizers promised 20,000 to 30,000 protesters outside the Statehouse on Thursday afternoon. Police said by 11:00 am, over 5,000 people were estimated at the rally. State police estimated the final number at over 8,000 attendees. Although not as many protesters turned up as expected, it was still one of the largest rallies at the Statehouse over the past ten years.
Several speakers addressed the huge crowd, speaking in front of a banner that said, "Hoosiers standing up for the middle class."
It wasn't just labor legislation that came under fire. Education bills that would allow unlicensed teachers into classrooms and funnel taxpayer dollars to private schools were also the target of criticism.
One of the 37 Democrats who has spent the last three weeks holed up at an Urbana, IL hotel returned to Indianapolis to speak to the crowd Thursday.
Rep. Bill Crawford (D-Indianapolis) said the boycott was to "slow down the process to allow you to sing your song loudly throughout Indiana and you said no! You told us not to come home, and we have not come home. We gave up our pay. We sacrificed like you did. We gave up our pay. We are not costing the taxpayers any money. But we're standing for families, we're standing for the middle class, we're standing for teachers."
The Democrats have taken criticism for the cost of the boycott, however. They were still taking their per diem pay of around $150 as of last week, and it's unclear whether they're accepting their salary, which is typically paid out in two installments during the legislative session. The party has also solicited donations to pay for the hotel bill.
Crawford talked about some of the education bills being proposed by Republicans.
"We do not want non-certified, non-licensed teachers teaching our children. We want our children who are the message we send to a future that we will never see, because we are not immortal, we want that to be a positive message coming from well-trained, highly educated, committed teachers. We don't want business people entering our classrooms without any knowledge of how to organize. We are standing with you to say no."
Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell said the crowd was orderly and cooperative with law enforcement.
Labor unions have been inside the Statehouse every day for weeks. Representatives of the AFL-CIO call this the longest running labor rally in the state's history.
"Today is Day 18 in the largest sustained protest in Indiana's history," said Nancy Guyott, Indiana AFL-CIO.
They chanted and even rapped about labor's plight in Indiana and around the country. Marissa Graham, an elementary teacher from Anderson, told the crowd about her district's contract that was settled last week.
"We settled a contract Tuesday. A contract that almost brings me to tears," Graham said. "We are not greedy teachers or the privileged elite, like some have made us out to be. We just want our voice heard. Collective bargaining is our voice."
The battle is over Republican proposals to drastically change Indiana's prevailing wage, so-called "right to work" and collective bargaining laws.
They are the same issues that caused House Democrats to walk out and bring the legislative process to a standstill.
Union members claim they are under attack and are being held up as scapegoats for country's economic problems.
"Everything that I have I owe to that middle class wage. I pay my taxes every year faithfully. I consider myself to be part of my community, my schools, our churches and my neighborhood. And I don't see how any of these pieces of legislation will benefit anyone," said Paul Rausch, steel worker.
Members insist the issues are bigger than unions and impact all working families, whether they are in the union or not.
"If you have a union presence that helps non-union workers in terms of their wages and benefits. If unions are eliminated from Indiana, I believe we could expect to see everyone's wages, union and non-union alike, go down because there is no counter prevailing point of view of what is a living wage," Rausch said.
The AFL-CIO says it has wide support ranging from religious leaders to environmental groups.
Union workers in Indiana are no doubt keeping Wisconsin's events in mind. Wednesday night, the Republican majority in that state voted to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, after Republicans outmaneuvered the chamber's missing Democrats and approved an explosive proposal that has rocked the state and unions nationwide.
Wisconsin's governor has argued that doing so will help create 250,000 new jobs. Critics say there won't be any direct effect to help Wisconsin fix its huge budget deficit.
Because there are no shuttle buses. Workers have to find their own parking and that could mean crowded streets downtown for much of Thursday.
Inside the Statehouse, Senator Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) said the collective bargaining bill in the Senate allows collective bargaining with binding arbitration.
"They are overstating their case and I'm just looking forward to the day when we can get back to business and discuss issues inside the building, where you have to make decisions, pass bills and take votes," Kenley said.
Some of the House Democrats made the trek back to Indianapolis from Urbana, Illinois to take part in the rally including Rep. Bill Crawford.
"I'm going back to Urbana today, as soon as I leave here today and I will be here over the weekend, I believe," said Crawford (D-Indianapolis).
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:40:00 GMT
Allison Jacob of Indianapolis who is a junior at Ball State University where she's majoring in Communications and Public Relations was named the 2013 500 Festival Queen on Saturday morning. She graduatedMore >>
Ball State student Allison Jacob named 2013 500 Festival Queen. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:18 AM EDT2013-05-18 08:18:20 GMT
The winning numbers were drawn Friday night in the $190 million Mega Millions jackpot. The winning numbers were 11, 15, 35, 43, 49, with a MegaBall number of 41. Saturday night, numbers will be drawnMore >>
The winning numbers were 11, 15, 35, 43, 49, with a MegaBall number of 41.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 3:18 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:18:48 GMT
CeCe Bruce has received a couple of large tips in her life, but nothing like he one she got Wednesday morning. CeCe, a waitress at the Steak 'n Shake restaurant at Keystone and 54th Street, receivedMore >>
CeCe Bruce has received a couple of large tips in her career, but nothing like the one she got Wednesday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-05-18 10:43:31 GMT
A car came very close to crashing into someone's home near Lawrence. It started with a brief police chase after the officer tried to pull the driver over for a traffic stop. It ended on Conreid Drive,More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:14 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:14:33 GMT
The son of the U.S. national swim team director is reporting that Michael Phelps is planning a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Peter Busch, whose father Frank oversees the American program, is a newsMore >>
The son of the U.S. national swim team director is reporting that Michael Phelps is planning a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:58:30 GMT
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal with star pass rusher Dwight Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million. The deal to bring Freeney to the Chargers came four days after outside linebackerMore >>
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal with star pass rusher Dwight Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:06 AM EDT2013-05-18 05:06:01 GMT
Visitors and employees of Indiana University Health will no longer be able to buy sugary drinks from cafeterias, vending machines and gift shops on hospital campuses. Indiana University Health implementedMore >>
Visitors and employees of Indiana University Health will no longer be able to buy sugary drinks from cafeterias, vending machines and gift shops on hospital campuses.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:19 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:19:05 GMT
Point guard George Hill will be a game-time decision as the Pacers try to close out the Knicks. After Indiana's shootaround Saturday morning, coach Frank Vogel did not say whether Hill had passed hisMore >>
Point guard George Hill will be a game-time decision as the Pacers try to close out the Knicks.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:13 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:13:48 GMT
A Lafayette program designed to help the homeless, victims of domestic violence and nonviolent offenders is carrying on its mission despite the loss of federal funding. Efforts started under the WeedMore >>
A Lafayette program designed to help the homeless, victims of domestic violence and nonviolent offenders is carrying on its mission despite the loss of federal funding.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:59:44 GMT
A mother is pleading with police and her neighbors to try and find the driver who struck her son in a hit and run crash. Daniel Lopez is in critical condition, fighting for his life at the hospital. PoliceMore >>
Police still don't know who struck seven-year-old Daniel Lopez, who remains in critical condition in a coma. More >>