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FBI selects new site, developer for Indianapolis field office

Posted: 12/18/2007 - The U.S. General Services Administration said it awarded the contract to Indianapolis-based Duke Realty after the previous developer, Kansas City-based BC Development Co., was unable to secure its proposed site across from Castleton Square Mall.

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Coroner: death of ISU student who vanished in 2002 was accident

Posted: 12/18/2007 - Coroner Roland Kohr says he believes Javins was intoxicated when he parked his car at a boat ramp of Terre Haute's Fairbanks Park. He says the car apparently rolled down the ramp into the water, where Javins drowned.

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IUPUI to boost need-based scholarships for freshmen

Posted: 12/18/2007 - Chancellor Charles Bantz says IUPUI will help pay college expenses for eligible incoming freshmen who have received a 21st Century Scholar award from the state or a federal Pell grant.

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Former plant worker sentenced to 30 years for setting fire

Posted: 12/18/2007 - Darrin Dettra, 41, of Chesterfield, admitted setting the January 2005 fire that caused some $12 million in damage. In return for his guilty plea, Madison County prosecutors agreed to seek a 30-year sentence rather than the maximum penalty of 50 years.

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Mail carrier who went missing on duty sentenced to probation

Posted: 12/18/2007 - Jordan vanished in July while delivering mail in Greenfield. An affidavit filed by a U.S. postal inspector says Jordan left in his postal truck his wallet, cell phone and mail satchel, along with the undelivered mail.

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Church attorney admits in court that priest was molester

Posted: 12/18/2007 - Attorney Jay Mercer made that statement in court as he argued that the statute of limitations has run out on a fraud claim charging the archdiocese deceived an Indianapolis parish that Harry Monroe was suited to minister to young boys.

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Funeral services set for Rep. Julia Carson

Posted: 12/18/2007 - A family spokeswoman says there will be a procession from Carson's Indianapolis home arriving at the Statehouse at 10 a.m., when Gov. Mitch Daniels will make remarks.

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Carson’s funeral arrangements made

Updated: 12/17/2007 - More information has arrived about funeral arrangements for Julia Carson, an Indiana Congresswoman, who passed away on Saturday.

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Girl's soldier sock drive exceeds expectations

Updated: 12/17/2007 - A 12-year-old girl who started a campaign earlier this fall to send heavy wool socks to soldiers in Afghanistan has raced past her goal of 1,000 pairs.

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Rep. Visclosky victim of strong-arm robbery

Posted: 12/17/2007 - The 12-term congressman from northwest Indiana was robbed Friday night as he took some groceries to his car. Visclosky says he put the groceries in the back seat, and someone grabbed him from behind.

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Indiana now has uniform system to report emergencies

Posted: 12/17/2007 - The new system replaces a hodgepodge of standards that varied from county to county. Indiana Department of Homeland Security spokesman John Erickson says counties are expected to start using it immediately -- even in time for this weekend's snowstorm.

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Special election to replace Carson could be 2 months away

Posted: 12/17/2007 - Indiana Election Division co-Director Brad King says when vacancies occur in House seats for Indiana, the governor must call for a special election. There is no explicit deadline, but courts have said special elections should be called as soon as possible.

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Senator files bill that would allow casino to be moved

Updated: 12/16/2007 - State Representative Trent Van Haaften said the move might be tough to accomplish in a short legislative session dominated by property taxes. The Democrat from Mount Vernon also said the move might affect the Blue Chip casino in Michigan City.

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Michiana under winter storm warning

Updated: 12/15/2007 - The National Weather Service has declared all of Michiana under a winter storm warning in effect until Sunday December 16th. Stay tuned to your Severe Weather Station for the latest weather conditions.

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Ailing Indiana congresswoman passes away

Updated: 12/16/2007 - 69-year old Julia Carson died Saturday morning after a battle with lung cancer. She was the first black and first woman to represent the Indianapolis congressional district.

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Hoosier Healthwise might insure 33,000 new residents

Posted: 12/14/2007 - More than 36,000 pregnant women and children in low-income households might enroll in Hoosier Healthwise in 2008 under expansions set in motion by Indiana's new health plan for low-income adults.

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