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Indiana in need of RH negative blood

by IPR News

August 31, 2010

Audio: Blood Shortage The Indiana Blood Center says it’s in critical need of all RH negative blood types.  Director of Marketing Wendy Maringer says all 67 Hoosier hospitals are seeing an increase in patients needing blood, and all are running low on supplies.  The Center currently cannot fill hospital requests for 81 units of O-Negative... More »

Water company flushing Muncie water lines

by IPR News

August 31, 2010

Audio: Flushing Water Pipes Indiana American Water will be working on Muncie water lines in September and October, flushing water pipes and fire hydrants.  From 8 A-M to 4 P-M Monday through Friday, the company will flush lines in neighborhoods throughout the city as part of an annual maintenance program.  Muncie Superintendent Dan Allen says... More »

Medical errors in Indiana hospitals decrease for 2009

by IPR News

August 30, 2010

The Indiana State Department of Health reports today that the number of preventable surgery and patient care mistakes in Indiana hospitals in 2009 has decreased slightly from recent years.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. Holland — Medical Errors Report The full medical error report can be found here (PDF). More stories from Indiana Public... More »

Jenkins Act taxes cigarettes purchased online

by IPR News

August 27, 2010

Thousands of Hoosiers will receive letters this year, saying they owe taxes on cigarettes they purchased online.  The letters from the state Department of Revenue cite a law called the Jenkins Act… and for some, it’s the first time they’ve ever heard of it.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Jenkins Act The Cornell University... More »

Man struck by train in Anderson

by IPR News

August 26, 2010

Anderson police today are investigating the death of a man apparently struck and killed by a train.  At just after 5 A-M this morning, police say an engineer of a Union Pacific train saw someone lying on the train tracks who didn’t respond to the blast of the train’s whistle.  Department spokesman Mitch Carroll said... More »

Connersville company shows new police car to Indiana

by IPR News

August 25, 2010

A Connersville company building the first vehicle designed specifically for police work will show its creation around the state next month.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Carbon Motors Police Car Watch a video with more images of the E7 police car and see where the car will be in September. More »

Supreme Court Nominee Interviews — Robyn Moberly and Steven David

by IPR News

August 24, 2010

This week, Indiana Public Broadcasting is bringing you interviews with the final nominees for Supreme Court Justice.  The candidates are now being vetted by Governor Mitch Daniels, and he has 60 days to make a final decision.  Today, Marianne Holland speaks with Marion Superior Court Judge Robyn Moberly. Robyn Moberly Interview Boone County Circuit and... More »

Supreme Court Nominee Interviews — Karl Mulvaney

by IPR News

August 23, 2010

When Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore Boehm announced his retirement in May, it opened up the process for finding his replacement.  After two rounds of public interviews by a Supreme Court Commission, three final names were brought to Governor Mitch Daniels, who now has 60 days to make an appointment.  This week, Indiana Public Broadcasting... More »

Indiana’s unemployment rate rises in July

by IPR News

August 20, 2010

Indiana’s unemployment rate inched up slightly for July… with a statewide rate of 10.2 percent.  That’s point-one percent above June’s unemployment rate.    In July, 319,000 Hoosiers were looking for jobs.  The private sector added 13,000 positions.  Citing the end of census work, the state reported government work eliminated 4,300 jobs.   In the IPR area, most... More »

Indiana’s state superintendent to give State of Education address

by IPR News

August 20, 2010

On Monday night, Indiana’s schools superintendent will deliver what the state Department of Education is billing as the first State of Education address.  Tony Bennett’s speech from Creston Middle School in Indianapolis is designed to give a snapshot of Indiana education now… and where it’s headed in the future.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland has... More »

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