WFYI's Weekly News Roundup
Apr 14, 2017
Community meetings continue in Carmel over an upcoming special election that would help out Carmel schools, Muncie schools want to stay away from state control, Indianapolis has a new theater company, the Indianapolis Zoo says committed to conservation and the popular Indiana Comic Con returns to Indy this weekend.
Mar 24, 2017
The city of Indianapolis offers more help to the homeless and hungry. Purdue University freezes its tuition, room and board costs for another academic year. The city of Carmel wants drivers to use their turn signals in roundabouts. And, the Crispus Attucks Tigers try for another State High School Basketball championship.
Mar 17, 2017
A protest to save old-growth trees in Indianapolis ended with cheers and applause. A new type of addiction recovery therapy is benefiting patients. The newest YOU ARE THERE experience at the Indiana History Center takes visitors to a time and place that many Indianapolis area residents might like to forget. There has been strong interest in Indianapolis' oldest surviving White Castle building. And it's a big basketball weekend in downtown Indy.
Mar 10, 2017
Hoosiers react to President Trump's latest travel ban on six Muslim majority countries. IMPD and the Marion County Prosecutors office expand their services with neighborhoods via a private social media network. And a local author, playwright and documentarian get's a beer created in her honor.
Mar 03, 2017
A new report shows children in the state are struggling with various issues, Deaths from drug overdoses continue to increase, there was a 'yes’ vote to expand Marion County's public transit system, Fishers and Noblesville announce a partnership, a warm February allowed some construction projects to get a head start, Indy has a large urban farm, the popular WFYI Wine Fest takes place, and dozens of downtown Indianapolis art and organizations will be opening their doors.
Feb 24, 2017
Supporters of a local tax increase to fund the Marion County Transit plan gather for the last time before the vote. The United Way of Indianapolis starts a new strategy to help some Indianapolis neighborhoods. The City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Public Health Department start a program to train lay people how to administer a lifesaving drug. Dozens of Indianapolis high school students from all faiths and high schools join forces to help students in Kenya.
Feb 17, 2017
An anti-planned parenthood rally took place in Indianapolis, another local rally to support immigrant protections, Indy police officers will soon have access to specialized safety and tactical equipment, Cigna wants to collect a "break up" fee from Indianapolis-based Anthem, State Representative Carey Hamilton is staying busy at the Statehouse, and so-called divorce experts spoke to women at the Indy Women's Expo over the weekend.
Feb 10, 2017
The countdown to unemployment for hundreds of Rexnord employees gets shorter, Indianapolis school kids take their concern for climate change to the city county council, an Indianapolis non profit needs your vote to win big money to bring more bicycles to schools, and we'll talk soul blues with Indianapolis musician Tad Robinson.
Feb 03, 2017
Hundreds rallied to support refugees and immigrants temporarily banned from entering the country, the city wants to build the long-discussed Marion County jail where the Citizens Energy coke plant once stood, Indy Eleven pursues Major League Soccer spot, and the last day of enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.
Jan 27, 2017
The Indianapolis downtown landscape changes once again—as the abandoned RCA building comes down. More foreign born people are living in Marion county than ever before and IMPD is reaching out to make sure they feel welcome. The community steps up to give blood in honor of several fallen IMPD officers. Thousands of Hoosier Women and men march for equality at the Indiana Statehouse. And, the life of American Artist Sandy Calder takes to the stage of the Indianapolis Fringe Basile Theater.
Jan 06, 2017
One of Indianapolis' most loved mayors is remembered, the city's homeless get more help when it comes to finding a place to live and also a place to beat substance abuse, Governor Elect Eric Holcomb names a CFO for the state, IPS Parents express concern over the state's A-F school grading system, and Indiana's Bicentennial Celebration ends with a SPLAT.