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Congressman holds annual job fair in Muncie

by IPR News

August 10, 2010

Job seekers flocked to Muncie today to meet with potential employers at an annual Congressional job fair, hosted by 6th District Congressman Mike Pence.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Pence Annual Job Fair For those who couldn’t make it to the job fair, here is a list of companies that participated and how many jobs... More »

Anderson Police Department finds counterfeit $50 bills

by IPR News

August 9, 2010

A tip from an Anderson taxi company led Anderson Police Department to confiscate six counterfeit fifty dollar bills this morning.  A driver from A Town Taxi reported to police that an elderly woman paid with what he suspected was a fake fifty dollar bill.  Police Department spokesman Mitch Carroll says the woman had used another... More »

High heat and high school athletes

by IPR News

August 9, 2010

The Indianapolis Colts aren’t the only athletes that have to be careful in the heat this week.  High school athletes are beginning to practice for fall and daytime temperatures in the 90s means they need to take extra precautions.  Marge Albohm with the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis says coaches need to schedule... More »

Indiana passes federal air quality standards… for now

by IPR News

August 9, 2010

Indiana is now in compliance with federal air quality standards… at least until those standards are revised. Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Tom Easterly says all areas of the state are now in compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Those standards calculate how much pollution and ozone is in the air we breathe.... More »

West Nile virus found in Madison County

by IPR News

August 6, 2010

The Madison County Health Department has found mosquitoes in that county that are carrying West Nile virus.  Department spokeswoman Kellie Kelley says the virus was found in standing water in Lapel and Elwood.  The health department will spray pesticides in those areas to kill infected mosquitoes.  Indiana’s state health department says no human has been... More »

Indiana Attorney General to help with Mexican drug war

by IPR News

August 5, 2010

Indiana’s attorney general will soon head to Mexico to train Mexican prosecutors in a new court system they hope will help in prosecuting drug cartel cases.  Mexico’s current courts are paper-based, instead of presenting witnesses and evidence before a judge.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland speaks with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller… who will train... More »

Ball Memorial Hospital to review diversity policies

by IPR News

August 5, 2010

Muncie’s Ball Memorial Hospital says it will work with advocacy groups and the community to update the way it handles its diverse patient population. Last week, a transgender female patient says she was poorly treated by hospital staff. Erin Vaught told reporters that she was referred to as a “he-she” and “it” by hospital staffers... More »

Muncie considers mo-ped rules

by IPR News

August 5, 2010

Muncie is considering adopting rules governing mo-ped scooters.  Muncie Police Chief Deborah Davis tells Muncie’s Star Press that she wants the city council to adopt Indiana state regulations – with a few extras.  The proposal would require mo-ped owners to register their scooters with the city.  It would cost owners thirty-five dollars the first year,... More »

Indiana’s schools superintendent meets with teachers

by IPR News

August 4, 2010

Indiana’s state schools superintendent begins a series of school visits today around the state.  The meetings are an opportunity for the outspoken Tony Bennett to have a dialogue with teachers… and get the school year off to a positive start.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sharon Alseth reports. Alseth – School Season Opener Meetings Bennett’s schedule of... More »

Anderson discusses tough budget solutions

by IPR News

August 4, 2010

Anderson’s mayor says more city layoffs are possible, while officials try to balance the city budget. City officials discussed budget cutting measures during a special Tuesday afternoon meeting. Recent estimates show a shortfall of three-point-four million dollars by December of 2011. Kris Ockomon told the Anderson City Council that he didn’t see a way around... More »

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