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  • Pro-life billboard vandalized, state group responds

    10/08/2015 2:16:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    WANE ^ | 10/7/15
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Obscene graffiti scrawled on a pro-life billboard west of downtown has drawn the ire of the state’s Right to Life organization.Earlier this week, a billboard on the side of the Bootleggers Saloon at 2809 W. Main St. raised by Allen County Right to Life was vandalized with graffiti. The billboard included the shape of an unborn baby with the words, “I am only 20 weeks old. I can do a somersault.” This week, vandals spray-painted the words, “…in the trash” on it, along with the image of a coat hanger.The billboard has since been replaced.On Wednesday,...
  • Culver Academies opts to pull firearms from campus security guards

    10/06/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by John W · 46 replies
    21 Alive News ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jeff Neumeyer
    CULVER, Ind. (21Alive) -- A prestigious school west of Fort Wayne, known for its military disciplines, is causing a stir with a policy change regarding firearms. That change comes near the time of the latest terrible school massacre in the U.S. Considering Culver's roots as a military school dating back to 1894, it was a surprise when last week Culver Academies school officials announced security officers would no longer carry weapons. The school administration declined to talk on camera and said allowing us to interview students would go against the best interest of their safety. A statement released by Culver,...
  • Oops! Hillary Clinton calls Indianapolis “Indianoplace” in newly released private emails

    10/06/2015 9:20:41 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    fox 59 ^ | October 2, 2015 | Amanda Rakes
    More private emails sent by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were released this week, and one of the emails contains a spelling of Indianapolis that Hoosiers may not appreciate. In an email from April 2010, Clinton writes, “Are you still in basketball-crazed Indianoplace?
  • Rep. Jud McMillin resigns after sex video emerges

    09/30/2015 3:10:56 PM PDT · by Callahan · 30 replies ^ | 9/30/2016 | Tony Cook
    An Indiana lawmaker has abruptly resigned after a sex video was reportedly discovered on his phone. Rep. Jud McMillin, the second-highest ranking Republican in the state's House of Representatives, stepped down Tuesday a week after he sent a bizarre text message to several people apologizing for "anything offensive" they may have received from his stolen phone.
  • State responds to I-69 environmental concerns

    09/26/2015 8:09:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Indiana Daily Student ^ | August 27, 2015 | Annie Garau
    Years ago, the Tokarski family gathered with friends around a kitchen table in an old Indiana farmhouse. They were discussing the looming construction of Interstate 69 and how they could possibly stop it. The group suspected a project of such magnitude, an interstate route stretching across the southern half of Indiana, would cause severe environmental 
damage. “We really had the project almost at a standstill until Mitch Daniels came into office,” said Thomas Tokarski, now the president of Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads. “We still have huge amounts of support from the people in Indiana.” Since that farmhouse meeting, Tokarski...
  • About 100 students protest racial discrimination at MU

    09/26/2015 10:40:58 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 11 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | Sep 24, 2015 | KALEY JOHNSON
    COLUMBIA — About 100 students gathered Thursday afternoon at MU for a "Racism Lives Here" rally in Speakers Circle. Many held signs with sayings such as “I am more than my skin color” and “Mizzou is racist,” in an attempt to spark MU's administration to action.
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ‘Next Guy in the Crosshairs’

    09/25/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. “Next guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell,” Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), ... That fits a theory of Boehner’s struggles that is common among the outgoing speaker’s friends and foes alike — that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnell’s failure to take advantage of the...
  • 1 dead, 23 hurt in van crash on I-69 in SW Indiana (12 Passenger van)

    09/24/2015 11:16:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    WRTV ^ | 9-25-2015 | AP/WRTV
    Authorities say a van crash in southwestern Indiana has killed one person and injured 23 others. Sgt. Bruce Vanoven of the Gibson County Sheriff's Office says the 12-passenger van was carrying 24 people when a tire blew out Thursday afternoon, causing the vehicle to overturn on Interstate 69. Vanoven says the van was headed from the Washington, Indiana, area, about 30 miles northeast of the crash scene, to a factory in Evansville, about 20 miles to the southwest.
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Fight breaks out at Publix deli in Temple Terrace (FL)

    09/24/2015 4:52:01 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 63 replies ^ | September 24, 2015
    TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. - A viewer took video when a fight broke out at Publix in Temple Terrace. Jessica Jordan was at Publix, and grabbed her camera phone when the fight broke out. Jordan said the fight started when an older gentleman was being loud, obnoxious, and rude to deli employees. Other shoppers took offense and exchanged words with him. The viral video shows it ended in a group brawl with people being chased around the deli and out of the store. Publix released an official statement: “An altercation occurred involving our customers. A couple of our associates placed themselves...
  • Police and Prosecutor find “Warning Shots” Justified in Purse Snatch Case

    09/15/2015 6:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 September | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -( On 8 September, 2015, David Roberts from Owensboro, Kentucky, fired six shots at a vehicle in the crowded parking lot of the Eastland mall in Evansville, Indiana. Roberts had a permit to carry his handgun. The first shot was a warning shot into the dashboard. The next five were at the vehicles front tires. The shots followed a double purse snatching from elderly women who were attempting to get their property back. The incident was caught on video, which does not seem to have been released to the public, yet. Police and the prosecutor, who was initially...
  • Northwestern Indiana mayor, wife convicted of all charges

    09/13/2015 2:32:06 AM PDT · by digger48 · 27 replies
    wthr ^ | Sep 12, 2015 | ap
    <p>HAMMOND, Ind. - A federal jury has convicted a northwestern Indiana mayor and his wife of wire fraud and other charges for improperly using funds from his campaign and his city's food pantry.</p> <p>The jury deliberated five hours Friday before finding Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, guilty of conspiracy, seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of filing false income tax returns.</p>
  • Cruz's second shutdown play rankles fellow Republicans

    09/10/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/15 | Burgess Everitt
    Ted Cruz says his hard-line strategy to defund Planned Parenthood and risk a government shutdown is about doing the “right thing” and following through on Republicans' vows to conservative voters. But many of his Republican colleagues say it’s really all about Cruz. Even some of his closest allies from past battles— fellow tried and true tea party Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah — aren’t exactly jumping to join Cruz’s latest crusade. Same goes for Cruz’s onetime allies-turned-presidential rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky. As the Texas Republican prepares for a potentially decisive month...
  • Supporters to Stage “I’m with Kim” Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 |
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Arrest warrant issued for man who baked dog to death

    08/31/2015 4:24:29 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Kara Kenney
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a man convicted of baking his friend’s dog to death in an oven. Joel Clark was sentenced last Tuesday to home detention, not jail or prison time, despite the outcry from the animal welfare community. Clark failed to properly maintain his GPS monitoring equipment and is currently not being monitored, according to John Deiter, director of Marion County Community Corrections. Clark also failed to maintain contact with Community Corrections, Deiter said. Court staff also said Clark is not answering his phone and his whereabouts are unknown. Criminal Court Judge William Nelson...
  • As UAW contract ends, Wisconsin workers’ rights expand

    08/29/2015 3:22:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 8-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — A worker-freedom organization is sending a special legal notice to unionized employees of the Big Three automakers in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation wants United Auto Workers members at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to know their new workplace rights now that they are residents of right-to-work states. Those new rights kick in Sept. 15, after the old UAW contracts, which included forced union dues, expire. In a statement Thursday, the Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation said that once the UAW’s “monopoly bargaining contracts” with the automakers end, all...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • BP Whiting Restarted: Will Crude Avoid Maduro $30 Forecast?

    08/27/2015 5:37:14 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Zacks ^ | August 26, 2015 | Nilendu Saha
    With crude prices hovering around $40 a barrel, the broader market is on tenterhooks. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell almost 7% in the past week. The troubles grew as oil prices hovered close to its lowest level in almost seven years. The bearish mood is compounded by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s opinion that the commodity is slated to fall to $30 per barrel or less. Whiting Refinery Unit Restarted Amid the gloom, the news that BP Plc (BP - Analyst Report) has restarted the largest of three crude distillation units (CDUs) in its refinery in Whiting, IN., cast...
  • [Indiana] School fingerprints elementary students for lunch program

    08/24/2015 5:38:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    EAG News ^ | 8/24/15 | Kyle Olsen
    The grumbling in New Albany cafeterias isn’t coming from students’ stomachs. It’s from parents.The southern Indiana school district is one of the latest to deploy technology which “biometric identification to match a finger scan with a personal identification number,” WAVE reports.According to a notification issued by the New Albany Floyd County school system, the technology is used to “eliminate pin numbers, eliminate misused pin numbers, maintain the privacy of students on subsidized food programs and speed up the amount of time in the lunch line.”School administrators “refused” to go on camera to discuss the new technology.But the change in the...
  • BP Whiting refinery unit may restart soon, avoiding long outage

    08/21/2015 6:22:28 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 3 replies
    BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana, refinery, whose partial closure nearly two weeks ago has roiled global oil markets, may restart a key crude oil unit weeks earlier than expected, according to sources and a published report. The plant may restart the 240,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Pipestill 12, the largest crude oil unit at Whiting, as soon as this weekend after it was able to make temporary repairs, industry publication Energy News Today reported. The unit shut on Aug. 8 after a leak in a heat exchanger, and early reports suggested it could remain offline for one or two months.
  • Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges

    08/19/2015 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies ^ | August 18, 2015 | by Amanda Rakes - Digital Manager and Shannon Houser
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 18, 2015)— FOX59 has confirmed Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges. Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle. Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, had no comment in regards to the plea deal. He said any information regarding the charges would come from the attorney’s office. Elberger did say Fogle’s suspension with Subway continues.
  • Subway's Jared Fogle Faces Up to 12 Years on Sex Charges

    08/19/2015 10:09:16 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 64 replies
    Forward ^ | 08/19/2015 | Reuters
    Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors. Federal Judge Mark Dinsmore must now review a plea deal Fogle’s attorneys reached with prosecutors and decide whether to accept it. Fogle was released and must wear an electronic monitoring device pending his next court appearance. Under the deal, Fogle would serve between five and 12 years in prison, pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, register as a sex offender and meet other conditions.
  • Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges

    08/18/2015 2:16:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 98 replies
    FOX59 ^ | August 18, 2017
    NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 18, 2015)— FOX59 has confirmed Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges. Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle.
  • ‘Operation Truck Stop’ enforcement effort targets off-toll-road traffic in Northern Indiana

    08/12/2015 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Overdrive ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Dills
    Indiana is known for its targeting of truckers relative to the behavioral aspects of on-highway safety — no state devotes a larger share of its focus to ticketing and issuing warnings to drivers for moving-type violations. When officials in the northern part of the state in late June announced a weeklong “Operation Truck Stop” three-county enforcement effort during the July 4 holiday week along U.S. 20, a common Indiana Toll Road alternate, in late June, regular readers could have been forgiven for seeing little news there. As Overdrive‘s reports on the state made clear in the last year, such efforts...
  • Indiana Enacts New Law Requiring Clinics to Offer Burial of Aborted Babies

    08/12/2015 11:54:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 12, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    A new Indiana law requires that abortion clinics dispose of fetal remains properly or give the mother a chance to bury her baby. Gov. Mike Pence Monday held a ceremonial signing of an "aborted fetal remains" bill (SB 329), which establishes rules as to how abortion facilities must dispose of aborted babies and allows the pregnant woman to choose a different method at her own expense (burial or cremation).  According to testimony, the Indianapolis Planned Parenthood facility was disposing of aborted babies down a drain into the sewer system. The legislation was authored by Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne). The bill was...
  • Court records detail sexual encounter, extortion plot between mayor and prostitute

    08/12/2015 7:01:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WXIX-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | Nathan Vicar
    BATESVILLE, IN (FOX19) - The mayor of this southeastern Indiana town posted $550 bond Wednesday morning following his arrest on a prostitution charge. Batesville City Mayor Richard Fledderman, 60, who is married, faces one count of patronizing a prostitute. Police say he paid another man, Randy Wigle-Stevens, for sex acts in June. Wigle-Stevens, 42, of Indianapolis, failed to disclose he had HIV and threatened to go public with the encounter unless Fledderman paid him additional money, according to Indiana State Police. Wigle-Stevens was charged with failure to disclose dangerous communicable disease status, prostitution and intimidation. He faces a Ripley Superior...
  • Indianapolis Police Kill (Black) 15-Year-Old Carjacking Suspect

    08/11/2015 3:06:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 10, 2015 | Rick Callahan
    Indianapolis police fatally shot a "troubled" 15-year-old boy who evaded officers at a traffic stop and accelerated toward them in a car that matched the description of one that had been reported carjacked, the city's assistant police chief said Monday. Three officers opened fire Sunday night on the carjacking suspect, identified by the local coroner's office as Andre Green, because they felt threatened as he accelerated the car toward them, said Assistant Police Chief Lloyd Crowe. [Snip] Green pleaded guilty in May to juvenile charges of auto theft and criminal mischief, court records show. According to Marion County juvenile court...
  • Police: Officers were in danger before shooting, killing teen (Indianapolis)

    08/10/2015 8:36:28 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    WISH TV-8 (Indianapolis tv station) ^ | 8.10.15 | WISH TV Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 15-year-old was shot and killed by police late Sunday night on the northeast side of Indianapolis after, according to police, officers’ lives were in danger...
  • Three More States End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT | Abigail Wilkinson
    Three more states—Alabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshire—have cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood (PP) in the wake of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show PP officials negotiating over the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue. The three are the latest states to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended state funding of abortion-performing facilities, including Planned Parenthood, in 2011. According to LifeSiteNews, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas also prohibit state funds from going to any facility that performs abortions. …
  • Family: 15-year-old suspect dead in police shooting

    08/10/2015 4:25:35 AM PDT · by digger48 · 46 replies
    wishtv ^ | August 10, 2015 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One suspect is dead and police are looking for multiple others following a police involved shooting on the city’s northeast side Sunday night. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting happened just after 11:00 pm. They said officers noticed a car near East 30th Street and North Chester Avenue that matched the description of a vehicle that had been carjacked. Police say the carjacking happened in the 3100 block of Thompkins Square Court earlier that evening. Officers say the suspects inside the car were seen shooting at people when they stole the car. Investigators say officers first...
  • Glenda Ritz (D) drops out of race for Indiana Governor

    08/08/2015 3:40:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 8-7-2015 | IBJ Staff
    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has dropped out of the 2016 governor's race. Ritz announced Friday afternoon that she will instead seek re-election for her current position. "The best use of my time and talents will be to serve our children, their families and the taxpayers of Indiana as superintendent of public instruction," Ritz said in a written statement. "I must continue to be 110-percent engaged in supporting public education." Ritz badly trailed former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg in collecting campaign donations in their race to represent the Democratic Party against incumbent Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican....
  • Meijer enters Wisconsin, runs into New Deal-era minimum markup law

    08/06/2015 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 6, 2015 | STEVE EGGLESTON
    Michigan-based Meijer, which began the supercenter combination of a general merchandise store and a supermarket in 1962, began its expansion into Wisconsin in late June, and officially opened its second wave of Wisconsin stores today. As is often the case with new stores, Meijer is holding a “grand opening” sale. Enter the heavy hand of government. From the MacIver News Service: Likely in an attempt to break into the new market, Meijer is allegedly advertising and selling products for less than cost. In Wisconsin, however, that practice is illegal under the Unfair Sales Act – also known as the minimum...
  • Candidate files complaint over debate exclusion [Does anybody even know this candidate?]

    08/03/2015 5:36:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The final lineup for Thursday’s debate is nearly set, as well as the five o’clock &#F8220;pregame show” with the poorly performing candidates, and Mark Everson is objecting to the fact that he doesn’t seem to be included at all. In fact, he has written a letter to Fox News to complain about it. Wait a minute… Mark who?Yes, he’s a declared candidate for the presidency who has filed all the required paperwork. But just to be fully honest here, I do this for a living and I had to Google the guy. He declared back in March and has...
  • Indiana University-Bloomington Lets LGBT Students Self-Segregate in Their Own Dorm

    08/02/2015 3:11:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    College Fix ^ | July 29, 2015 | Matt Lamb
    ‘A safe space for those people who feel they need it’ One of the most gay-friendly universities in the country is becoming even friendlier, by offering to shelter its LGBTQ students from the rest of the school. Indiana University-Bloomington is opening a “thematic residence hall” this fall for students who don’t identify as straight men or women. It will have a particular emphasis on transgender students and those who don’t “subscribe to conventional gender distinctions,” the Herald-Times reported, citing GLBT Student Support Services Office Coordinator Doug Bauder. IU’s Residential Programs & Services (RPS) is less specific than Bauder. It says...
  • Indiana clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing after videos

    07/30/2015 6:10:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 7/30/15
    Indiana on Thursday cleared Planned Parenthood facilities that perform abortions in the state of any wrongdoing in the handling of fetal tissue. Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, on July 16 ordered an investigation of Planned Parenthood facilities in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Merrillville to see if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold. He was among a number of conservative lawmakers around the country who have called for investigations after an anti-abortion group circulated a video it made secretly showing some of its national officials discussing how they obtain organs from aborted fetuses for research. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider...
  • Group holds #WomenBetrayed rallies, protests Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis

    07/29/2015 9:03:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | July 28, 2015, | Gabby Gonzalez,
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 28, 2015) – A pro-life group is organizing rallies across the country Tuesday to spur an investigation into Planned Parenthood. Students for Life for America cites the recently released undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood executive discussing fetal organ donation as the motivation for events. While the pro-life group accuses Planned Parenthood of profiting from fetal organ donation, Planned Parenthood says they are only reimbursed for the expenses that come with the practice. The now viral undercover video, posted by a pro-life group called the Center for Medical Progress, showed a Planned Parenthood official discussing the harvesting...
  • Suit: Indiana worker fired for opposing same-sex marriage

    07/23/2015 6:38:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    WNDU ^ | 6/23/15
    A former employee of a southern Indiana county clerk says she was fired over her religious objection to processing a same-sex couple's marriage application.Linda G. Summers of Corydon says in a federal lawsuit filed last week that Harrison County Clerk Sally Whitis violated her civil and religious rights by firing her last year after Summers raised objections.Indiana had a same-sex marriage ban that was struck down by a federal court last year. The suit alleges that Whitis told employees after the ruling that they were "only doing the paperwork and not performing their ceremony."Whitis and the Harrison County attorney declined...
  • Indiana not renewing South Bend abortion clinic license

    07/22/2015 7:55:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | July 21, 2015 | ap
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana State Department of Health has denied the renewal of a South Bend abortion clinic’s license to operate. The South Bend Tribune reports the Women’s Pavilion appealed the denial of the renewal last month. Health department spokesman Ken Severson said Tuesday the clinic can continue operating until an administrative law judge hears the appeal in November.
  • Defense contractor Harris to cut 360 jobs in Fort Wayne (Indiana)

    07/21/2015 10:51:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | July 16, 2015 | Unattributed
    <p>FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A contractor with the U.S. military says it's getting rid of 360 jobs in its Fort Wayne facility as it moves radio manufacturing to an existing plant in Rochester, New York.</p> <p>Harris Corporation announced Wednesday that job cuts will begin this fall and finish by the middle of next summer. WANE-TV reports that about 900 people currently work for Harris in Fort Wayne, and that the cuts only affect the division that makes radios.</p>
  • Walker Gives GOP Presidential Field a New Anti-Climate Leader

    07/19/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Inside Climate Change ^ | July 13, 2015 | Katherine Bagley
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the crowded field of Republican contenders vying for the White House in 2016 on Monday, and immediately stands out for having one of the poorest records on environmental and climate issues, according to green groups and political experts. Since taking office in 2010, Walker has dismantled several longstanding policies protecting wetlands and waterways, fast-tracked mining projects, fought climate action, slashed funding for dozens of state scientists and environmental education positions, and impeded development of wind energy in Wisconsin. "He's one of the worst," said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund,...
  • Mike Pence orders investigation of Planned Parenthood (Indiana)

    07/16/2015 1:34:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | Jul 16, 2015. | AP
    NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has directed the state Department of Health to investigate Planned Parenthood facilities in Indiana in cooperation with the Indiana attorney general to see if organs from aborted fetuses are being sold. Pence said Indiana residents should be troubled by allegations after an anti-abortion group circulated a video it made secretly showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the disposal of body parts from aborted fetuses.
  • BREAKING: More states announce investigations into Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts

    07/16/2015 10:27:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    One day after Congress announced an investigation into Planned Parenthood in light of a now viral video showing how Planned Parenthood sells the parts of aborted babies, several states announced investigations into the abortion giant. Today, Ohio, Indiana and Georgia vowed to investigate Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices, joining Texas and Louisiana. In Ohio, where state law explicitly prohibits the sale of aborted babies, Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said it will subpoena records for Planned Parenthood’s offices. Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis praised the action: “A potential black market for the sale of aborted babies was unearthed this...
  • Indiana 9th District Congressman Todd Young will run for Senate seat

    07/13/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    WTHR Channel 13 News ^ | July 12, 2015
    Congressman Todd Young (R-IN9) released a web video on Sunday in which he announced his intention to run for Indiana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2016. "Everything in my life, I owe to God, my family, the Naval Academy, and the Marine Corps," Young says in the video. "The best way I can think of to give back is to ensure that every Hoosier family enjoys a better future. That's why I'm running for U.S. Senate." The video highlights the people and events that have shaped Young's life up to this point, including family members and a Marine Corps colleague....
  • NAACP President Arrested for Selling Cocaine(IN)

    07/11/2015 9:49:45 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 26 replies ^ | July 11, 2015 | Tim Brown
    In a story that went virtually unreported in the mainstream media (try barely reported via a Google search), NAACP President Timothy Wade Miles was charged with selling cocaine to a confidential informant. The Star Press reported: The president of the local chapter of the NAACP was arrested Wednesday, accused of selling cocaine for a third time to an informant for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Drug Unit. Timothy Wade Miles, 49, is also assistant director of transportation for MITS [Muncie Indiana Transit Systems], and police reports indicate he was in a vehicle owned by the local bus service when he sold...
  • GOP turns to Hillary Clinton in bid to sink Iran deal

    07/10/2015 1:29:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans concede they are not likely to have enough votes to overturn President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran unless they can swing a key Democratic voice against the accord. They’re setting their sights on Hillary Clinton, vowing to tie her to the deal in hopes of pressuring her to oppose it. GOP leaders need 67 votes to override Obama’s expected veto and keep sanctions on Iran in place. The administration has not yet announced an accord but lawmakers expect it to come soon. “It could be a good policy strategy. It’s not going to be hard to come up...
  • Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s home raided in child pornography investigation

    07/07/2015 11:35:23 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    Fox59 Indianapolis ^ | July 7, 2015 | Matt Adams
    Federal authorities raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning. FBI sources told FOX59 state and federal investigators were serving warrants at Fogle’s Zionsville home in connection with a child pornography investigation...Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case. He was accused of possessing and producing child pornography. Investigators said a search of Taylor’s home turned up more than 500 videos with images of child pornography. In May, Taylor unsuccessfully tried to kill himself while in jail.
  • Pence says Indiana will not comply with coal plant regulations

    07/03/2015 4:20:10 AM PDT · by thackney · 34 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 07/01/2015 | Power Engineering
    Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama's plan to battle climate change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday. The proposal as currently written, known as the Clean Power Plan, will make Indiana electricity more expensive and less reliable and hurt economic growth in Indiana and across the nation, Pence wrote in a letter to Obama. The plan targets pollution from the coal-fired power plants that Indiana relies on. Pence said the Indiana coal industry employs more than 26,000 people. "If your administration proceeds to finalize the Clean Power Plan, and...
  • Founding a Classical Charter School

    07/01/2015 12:09:27 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 34 replies
    Self | 7/1/15 | Self
    A culture capable of self-government must be steeped in an education that recognizes the objective existence of truth, beauty, and virtue. A classical charter school offers precisely this type of education by making use of the great ideas that have informed Western Civilization for thousands of years. In order to establish and perpetuate this type of education I am seeking interested individuals in the Elkhart, Indiana area who would participate in founding a classical charter school. A few initial contacts have been made already. A meeting date has also been established. If you are interested in this, please contact me...
  • Mummified remains unearthed in Indiana

    06/29/2015 12:46:32 PM PDT · by dware · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.29.2015 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    Workers exploring the site of an intended quarry in rural Indiana stumbled upon a mummified body that experts say could be anywhere from 500 to 2,000 years old, the Times of Northwest Indiana reports. "They could distinguish a head and a torso," says a local sheriff. "It could be a Native American burial ground." Because the remains appear to pre-date 1940, the coroner's office and law enforcement won't be involved in any criminal investigation; as the Times puts it, if a crime did occur, it's likely "hundreds of years too late to do anything about it." The state's archaeology department...
  • ACLU: We’re only interested in protecting some civil rights

    06/27/2015 3:00:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | June 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Come on. How many will truly be surprised to see the American Civil Liberties Union backpedal away from an enumerated civil right in the Constitution, now that the cognoscenti considers it a form of bigotry? I feel so old. I remember when the ACLU was a civil liberties organization.— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 27, 2015 @Popehat @Lorienen @ACLU well now that Christians use it the ACLU can't support it— Clarence Whorley (@ClarenceWhorley) June 27, 2015 The organization that once went to court to ensure that the American Nazi Party could parade through Skokie, Illinois in an exercise of free...