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Bill that would repeal need for gun permits passes Indiana House

Bill that would repeal need for gun permits passes Indiana House

Breaking NewsHouse Bill 1369 repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana.Credit: WOI5:41 PM EST February 22, 2021INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is moving one step closer to passing a Lawful Carry gun bill. House Bill 1369 would allow any person who is able to lawfully carry and possess a firearm to do so without a government issued permit or license.  The that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. It would then make it so people who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun would not be required to...

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Indiana teachers receive COVID-19 vaccine on standby list, but not anymore

Indiana teachers receive COVID-19 vaccine on standby list, but not anymore

Breaking NewsSome Indiana teachers received the COVID-19 vaccine through standby lists at Walmart stores around the state.7:06 PM EST February 21, 2021INDIANAPOLIS — The news spread like wildfire among educators on social media. Some Indiana teachers received the COVID-19 vaccine through standby lists at Walmart stores around the state.  But that practice stopped abruptly this weekend. Teachers calling Walmart pharmacies are being told they can't get on the standby list anymore.   Jessika Acton teaches English as a second language at Manual High School.Acton heard that Walmart was...

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Whitestown issues boil order for municipal water

Whitestown issues boil order for municipal water

Breaking NewsThe order came after a water main break in consultation with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.Credit: WTHR6:51 AM EST February 18, 2021WHITESTOWN, Ind. — Whitestown issued a precautionary boil order Thursday for all customers that receive drinking water from Whitestown Utilities.  The order came after consultation with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.This precautionary measure is required by state law since the water pressure dropped below 20 PSI due to water main break.All Whitestown Municipal Utility customers should boil their water for...

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Could an energy crisis happen in Indiana?

Could an energy crisis happen in Indiana?

Breaking NewsAfter seeing the mess power outages caused in Texas, we had to find out if something similar could happen here in Indiana.12:08 AM EST February 19, 2021INDIANAPOLIS — Power is coming back online for millions of people across Texas, but that's not enough to fix the countless problems caused by the massive outage. People are still without food, clean water and gas. Some homes are ruined from pipes bursting in the frigid cold. Officials believe this is the most expensive natural disaster in Texas history, worse than the $125 billion in damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in...

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Family pet store owner promises changes after fire kills approximately 100 animals

Family pet store owner promises changes after fire kills approximately 100 animals

Breaking NewsFirefighters arrived at Uncle Bill's Pet Center on West 38th Street to find the building filled with smoke.1:19 AM EST February 16, 2021INDIANAPOLIS — A pet store owner is promising changes to his business after a fire at his west side Indianapolis shop killed an estimated 100 animals. Phil Wilson owns the six in Indiana. The family business started 35 years ago."It's been the best possible thing for me and my family,” said Wilson. “That's why this is so devastating."Monday night in the middle of the snowstorm, a building alarm called firefighters to the Uncle Bill's store on...

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Chuck's Wisconsin Wonderland Adventure: Lake Geneva, Ice Castles and Milwaukee Curling Club

Chuck's Wisconsin Wonderland Adventure: Lake Geneva, Ice Castles and Milwaukee Curling Club

Breaking NewsDay 1 of Chuck's Wisconsin Wonderland Adventure highlights small-town shopping, mesmerizing ice constructions and a lesson in curling.2:44 AM EST February 15, 2021LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — For the latest , we traveled north to the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, where the weather is cold but the fun didn't stop!Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is idyllic. Whether it's experiencing summer breezes, fall colors or winter snow, this upscale resort town doesn't disappoint. To me, Lake Geneva is at its best in the cold time of the year. Despite COVID-19, bitter cold and snow, this south-central...

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Study reveals Indiana's most charitable cities

Study reveals Indiana's most charitable cities

Breaking NewsThe study determined Boone County residents donated the most money as a percentage of their income.5:08 AM EST February 12, 2021INDIANAPOLIS — Boone County residents are the most generous when it comes to giving back, according to a recent study.compiled data from the IRS to rank Indiana's 92 counties where residents donated the most money as a percentage of their income.Boone County — 2.29 percentHamilton County — 1.96 percentWells County — 1.76 percentMarion County — 1.67 percentMonroe County — 1.61 percentElkhart County — 1.52 percentSt. Joseph County — 1.49...

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HSE superintendent criticized for faculty letter about Black Lives Matter movement

HSE superintendent criticized for faculty letter about Black Lives Matter movement

Breaking NewsDr. Allan Bourff told faculty to treat it as a political issue and not a social issue.2:31 PM EST February 9, 2021FISHERS, Ind. — The superintendent of Hamilton Southeastern Schools is taking heat for a letter issuing guidance to teachers on how to teach about the Black Lives Matter movement."I have heard from a number of parents who are concerned that we are advancing the cause of Black Lives Matter, a political movement within the country," wrote Dr. Allan Bourff. "They contend that their children are being indoctrinated rather than taught ... and that this effort has been a...

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The 'Bob Ross Experience' in Muncie lets you walk into the world of happy little clouds

The 'Bob Ross Experience' in Muncie lets you walk into the world of happy little clouds

IndianaA historic home in Muncie is refurbished into an exact replica of the area where Ross filmed many episodes of "The Joy of Painting."MUNCIE, Ind. — A new exhibit in Muncie is connecting visitors to a man who taught us 'happy little accidents' are part of the joy of painting -- and of life. is an interactive museum in the very space the beloved PBS painter taped episodes of his popular television show.And the timing of its opening, when our world faces so many struggles, couldn't be more perfect.Loading ...What we all really need right now may just be the calming voice, positive...

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Jennie Runevitch
Jan 28
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After battling layoffs and scam artists, unemployment fraud victims now battle Indiana DWD

After battling layoffs and scam artists, unemployment fraud victims now battle Indiana DWD

Breaking NewsScam victims said they emailed the state dozens of times with no resolution — which means they could not file unemployment claims after they lost their jobs.11:00 PM EST February 4, 2021INDIANAPOLIS — For many Hoosiers who find themselves out of work because of COVID-19, getting laid off has not been the most frustrating aspect of the pandemic.“As of September 1, we were all out of jobs,” said Erin Fisher-Leser, a compliance specialist who was laid off this fall by an Indianapolis travel management company. “There I was, filing for unemployment for the first time in a really,...

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Feb 5
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Indiana representatives react to House vote to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees

Indiana representatives react to House vote to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees

Breaking NewsIndiana's two Democratic congressmen voted in favor of removing Greene from two committees. All seven Indiana Republicans voted against the resolution.1:11 AM EST February 5, 2021WASHINGTON D.C., DC — Indiana's representatives voted along party lines as the House of Representatives from her committees Thursday evening.Reps. Andre Carson and Frank Mrvan, both Democrats, voted in favor of removing Greene. Indiana's seven Republicans in the House removal. Greene, who was on the Education and Labor and Budget committees, faced the unprecedented punishment after Democrats said she...

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7-year-old donates $1,100 in cash and supplies to Humane Society of Clinton County

7-year-old donates $1,100 in cash and supplies to Humane Society of Clinton County

Breaking NewsHe raised the money by selling hot chocolate stir sticks for a few weeks.Credit: Jesika MorrisLane Morris, 7, came up with a fundraiser to donate to the Humane Society of Clinton County. He sold hot chocolate stir sticks and was able to donate $1,100 in cash and supplies to the shelter.10:32 AM EST December 26, 2020CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. — A 7-year-old in Clinton County used this holiday season to give back to his community.Lane Morris showed up at the Humane Society of Clinton County Wednesday to give a hefty donation after a fundraiser he planned himself.Lane had a goal of...

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A Home for Holaday: Community rebuilds home for veteran in time for the holidays

A Home for Holaday: Community rebuilds home for veteran in time for the holidays

Breaking NewsJohn Holaday was taken from his old house due to unsafe living conditions. The community came together to give him a new home.8:12 PM EST December 22, 2020MUNCIE, Ind. — Anticipation filled the air hours before Vietnam veteran John Holaday was set to walk into his rebuilt home.  Neighbors who had donated decorations and linens stopped by to see the house before the big reveal.  One Muncie neighbor looked up at a painting of an eagle that hung above the living room. She said she had donated it to Holaday because her husband passed and she wanted him to enjoy it.  The 77-year-old...

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Dec 23
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Southport PD officers pool money to fill gas tanks for residents

Southport PD officers pool money to fill gas tanks for residents

Breaking NewsOfficers collected about $1,000 amongst themselves to give back to the community.5:00 PM EST December 17, 2020SOUTHPORT, Ind. — The Southport Police Department surprised the community with a kind gesture on Thursday. Drivers who went to pump gas at a Speedway station in the 7200 block of Madison Avenue got their fuel for free. Police Chief Tom Vaughn said his officers came up with $1,000 to give back to the community, since the department's holiday event was canceled this year.  They were able to help 41 drivers Thursday night. Many of them were surprised and grateful.  “We had...

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Indianapolis Zoo named 4th in the nation for best zoo lights

Indianapolis Zoo named 4th in the nation for best zoo lights

Breaking NewsThis is the Indianapolis Zoo’s fourth top-5 finish.Credit: WTHR1:35 PM EST December 18, 2020INDIANAPOLIS — Christmas at the Zoo in Indianapolis was named fourth in the nation for  This is the Indianapolis Zoo’s fourth top-5 finish. Christmas at the Zoo was the first zoo lights event in the nation back in 1967. This year, Christmas at the Zoo continues through Dec. 30, and is closed only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Santa is spending extra time at the Zoo this year. Families can meet in his study through Dec. 23 from 12:30-4 p.m. and during event hours (5-9 p.m....

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Wheeler Mission wins $225,000 grant from Chick-fil-A awards

Wheeler Mission wins $225,000 grant from Chick-fil-A awards

Breaking NewsThe homeless shelter was among 35 charities selected as part of the restaurant's annual True Inspiration Awards.Credit: Chick-fil-AWheeler Mission President & CEO Rick Alves accepts a check for $225,000 from Chick-fil-A owner/operator Rick Johnson.6:34 PM EST December 15, 2020INDIANAPOLIS — A new facility for women and children at an Indianapolis homeless shelter is getting a big boost.Wheeler Mission has been awarded a $225,000 grant through . The homeless shelter was nominated for the award by Rick Johnson, the owner/operator of two Greenwood Chick-fil-A restaurants. After...

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33 years on, IU Health’s oldest living heart transplant recipient defies the odds

33 years on, IU Health’s oldest living heart transplant recipient defies the odds

Breaking NewsWillis Yeoman says he's stubborn. It may be the very reason he's still around.11:43 PM EST December 15, 2020NEW CASTLE, Ind — From the looks of it, you wouldn’t guess Willis Yeoman is 90 years old. While COVID-19 has changed Yeoman's routine lately, he still spends as much time as he can outside, operating his beloved skid loader and keeping up with his ten young great-grandchildren.“I'm a stubborn old man,” he said, laughing.That stubborn nature may be the very reason he’s still around.“I had my first heart attack when I was 35 years old,” he said.Yeoman would suffer three...

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Dec 16
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Data suggests hundreds of Hoosiers infected with coronavirus more than once

Data suggests hundreds of Hoosiers infected with coronavirus more than once

Breaking NewsData suggests about 400 Hoosiers who contracted the virus were re-infected months later.8:00 PM EST December 10, 2020INDIANAPOLIS — New statewide data obtained by 13News shows, for the first time, how many Hoosiers appear to have contracted COVID-19 multiple times.The analysis shows about 1-in-1000 Hoosiers who tested positive for the virus received a second positive result during separate testing that took place more than 90 days later. Based on the current number of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Indiana, the data suggests about 400 Hoosiers who...

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Dec 11
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Vice President Pence to visit Indiana next week

Vice President Pence to visit Indiana next week

Breaking NewsThe White House says VP Pence will visit Bloomington next week.Credit: APVice President Mike Pence speaks during a round-table discussion on re-opening schools amid the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)9:18 AM EST December 11, 2020BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The White House says Vice President Mike Pence will visit Bloomington next week.Pence is expected to visit a vaccine production facility on Tuesday, where he will lead a roundtable discussion on Operation Warp Speed.  The Vice President will return to Washington D.C. later in...

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Tips pour in for Carmel server who paid for customer's meal

Tips pour in for Carmel server who paid for customer's meal

Breaking NewsErnest Weni picked up the tab for the woman he was serving Saturday, setting off a windfall of goodwill.Credit: LeeAnn HerreraWaiter Ernest Weni picked up the check for one of his customers at Chuy's on North Michigan Road Saturday.3:30 AM EST December 8, 2020CARMEL, Ind. — A random act of kindness by an Indiana waiter is warming hearts this holiday season.Ernest Weni was waiting tables at Chuy's on Michigan Road Saturday when a customer observed as he paid the check for a woman who was eating alone at one of his tables. "At the end of her meal, he laid down her check and then...

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Tuesday marks 8 years since unsolved murder of 85-year-old retired Indiana farmer

Tuesday marks 8 years since unsolved murder of 85-year-old retired Indiana farmer

Breaking NewsDetectives have investigated more than 250 tips since Lowell Badger's 2012 death.Credit: Indiana State Police10:42 AM EST December 7, 2020SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. — Tuesday, Dec. 8, marks eight years since a retired farmer was found dead in his Sullivan County home.Lowell R. Badger was found dead in his home on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Police believe he was killed sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2012 and 9:23 a.m. on Dec. 8, 2012.Police continue to search for answers in the unsolved murder. Detectives have investigated 250 tips, conducted nearly 150 interviews, and searched land...

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Gay parents shouldn't both be on child's birth certificate, Indiana AG argues in Supreme Court brief

Gay parents shouldn't both be on child's birth certificate, Indiana AG argues in Supreme Court brief

Breaking NewsThe case is among the first dealing with same-sex marriage for the Supreme Court since the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.Credit: Getty Images9:02 PM EST November 30, 2020INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s attorney general submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that it should reverse a federal appeals court’s ruling that allowed both members of same-sex couples in Indiana to be listed as parents on the birth certificates of their children.The petition from Attorney General Curtis Hill follows a January decision by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that...

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Indiana DWD reverses decision, pays hairdresser her unemployment after 13News' whistleblower investigation

Indiana DWD reverses decision, pays hairdresser her unemployment after 13News' whistleblower investigation

Breaking NewsJust seven hours after a local hairdresser was featured in a 13News investigation, she woke up to find the state agency had suddenly changed its mind.7:09 PM EST November 24, 2020INDIANAPOLIS — For the past seven months, Kim Saunders has battled the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to get the unemployment benefits she is entitled to receive. Last month, a DWD investigator informed the Indianapolis hairdresser that her right to collect nine and a half weeks of pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) was denied – all due to a simple error on her application form.But...

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Nov 25
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State of Indiana pays $15M for unemployment helpline workers who can’t offer much help

State of Indiana pays $15M for unemployment helpline workers who can’t offer much help

Breaking NewsThe whistleblower told 13 Investigates the Navient workers desperately want to help the laid-off workers with their backlogged claims, but DWD won’t let them.8:26 PM EST November 22, 2020INDIANAPOLIS — Kim Saunders is disgusted with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.“I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I’ve worked my whole life, so I don’t understand why they’re doing this,” she told 13News.The longtime hair dresser applied for pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA) back in April, after her hair salon — and every other salon in Indiana — was ordered to...

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Nov 23
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Indianapolis NICU nurse thankful to be alive after COVID-19 battle led to double lung transplant

Indianapolis NICU nurse thankful to be alive after COVID-19 battle led to double lung transplant

Breaking NewsKari Wegg went into a coma with COVID-19 this summer and woke up this fall to learn she would need a double lung transplant to survive.9:03 PM EST November 24, 2020INDIANAPOLIS — Editor's Note: This story includes medical images that might be too graphic for some.This Thanksgiving is especially meaningful for a local NICU nurse who went into a coma with COVID-19 this summer and woke up this fall to learn the shocking news that she would need the extreme measure of a double lung transplant to survive."I think I was so surprised and shocked that this had happened to me," Kari...

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