Local News – State Government

WASHINGTON–A man from Crown Point, Indiana was arrested earlier this month for being involved in the January 6th Capitol riot. Court documents says Dale Huttle, 61, illegally entered the Capitol grounds with his nephew and wielding a flagpole at officers. He hit at least two of them with the flagpole. Approximately 30 minutes leader, he […]

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After nearly eight years in office and two terms, Bloomington’s longtime mayor is waving goodbye to public office. “I’m excited about Bloomington’s future and where we’re headed. But I also want to let you know, after a lot of thinking, it’s not an easy decision, I have decided to not run for […]

WASHINGTON–The House needs to be the “last line of defense” against President Biden, says Indiana GOP Congressman Jim Banks. In an interview with Fox News, Banks said he is upset that Republicans did not come up with the “red wave” that some election analysts and pundits predicted. “This was a very disappointing outcome. There will […]

STATEWIDE — It’s a case that could change the way you vote, if the lawsuit goes all the way. A lawsuit from the Libertarian and Green parties, claiming the state’s requirements for getting ballot access is keeping them out of the game, has been allowed to proceed. “This challenge was put up by the Libertarian […]

STATEWIDE — For over a decade, putting a stop to violence against women has been the name of the game for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program. This year’s grant is worth three-million-dollars. Executive Director Devon McDonald says the overall goal is to combat certain crimes against women, such […]

STATEWIDE — Tourism could be the next big money maker for the state of Indiana, but there are some challenges standing in its way. “Indiana is so much, woefully, really, under-funded when it comes to other states,” says Gerry Dick with Inside Indiana Business. Dick tells WIBC’s Tony Katz on Tony Katz Today that the […]

STATEWIDE — Indiana’s Senate Bill 1, also known as the abortion ban bill, is now the target of a third lawsuit. The first lawsuit filed in response to the General Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 1 was a collective effort from names you may know, like Planned Parenthood. The second lawsuit was filed by the […]

MISHAWAKA, Ind.–The Indiana Republican Party has picked its GOP nominee to replace the late Representative Jackie Walorski. The nominee they have selected is Rudy Yakym. Yakym, 38, was previously the finance director for Walorski’s congressional campaign. He also has been endorsed by Walorksi’s husband, Dean Swihart. Currently,  he is an executive with the Elkhart distribution […]

INDIANAPOLIS–Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said the state’s new abortion law represents “progress toward valuing the sanctity of life.” After an Indiana Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, Holcomb said he’s not concerned by statements from pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. and multinational corporation Cummins suggesting those two Indiana companies will send jobs and investment […]

WASHINGTON — After making it through the U.S. Senate, the Inflation Reduction Act passed the House of Representatives Friday. The Indiana Democratic Party released a statement about the bill’s passage in the U.S. House.  In it, they said, “President Joe Biden promised Americans he would tell it straight and make the government work for working […]