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Hoosier Foodie: Bacon Donuts at the Indiana State Fair

Here in Indiana, fair food is a huge part of the Hoosier diet - with the state’s mad science culinary vision and its you name it, we’ll deep fry it philosophy, you can never really tell, exactly, what sort of bizarre food you will find being served out of a mobile food cart. Take, for example, bacon donuts.

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50,000-Year-Old Skeleton Found In Southern Indiana Cave

What a bone-a-fide discovery.

Researchers say they have discovered the nearly intact skeleton of a 50,000-year-old animal with pig like features inside a Southern Indiana cave.

According to reports, crews from the Indiana State Museum found the remains of the creature earlier this week after digging in the Crawford County cave for over 25 years.

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Indiana Wants Public Body Prayers to Acknowledge Christianity

Indiana wants the U.S. Supreme Court to permit prayers that subscribe to specific religious affiliations to be recited prior to all public government assemblies. In an attempt to make this happen, the Indiana attorney general’s office signed a friend-of-the-court memo earlier last week asking the U.S. Supreme Court to exemplify public bodies that prefer to reference denominational alliances.

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New Report Finds Homeless Indiana Military Veterans on the Rise

The number of homeless Indiana military vets is on the rise, according to a new report.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority says that recent data indicates the state has experienced a 12 percent growth in homeless veterans, bringing the total to almost 745. Unfortunately, this spike has happened despite the availability of subsidy and voucher programs.

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Indiana Offers New 4-H Foundation Specialty License Plates

Maybe four leaf clovers really are good luck.

The 4-H Foundation has finally been reinstated in Indiana’s Specialty License Plate program, after a judge ruled in their favor earlier last month. Because of this, starting on August 30th, Hoosiers will have the option of purchasing 4-H foundation specialty plates.

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Indiana Children Obesity Rates Remain Unchanged

While child obesity may be a heavy subject in Indiana, there is new data that suggests that the Hoosier “fat kid” isn't sliming down. However, the good news is he doesn't appear to be getting any heavier either.

According to research by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a significant decrease of child obesity over the pat three years across 19 states, while 20 states, including Indiana, have simply stayed the same.

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Indiana Health Commissioner Says State Infant Mortality Rates Are “Horrible”

Infant mortality rates in the state of Indiana are higher than nearly almost any other state in the country, according to new data from the Indiana State Department of Health.

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Indiana School Passing Out Complimentary Drug Tests

In addition to receiving wellness check ups and shots, some Indiana school children will be taking drug tests, as well.

Ohio County Prosecuting Attorney Aaron Negangard recently met with parents of students preparing to start their first day at Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School in order to hand out complimentary drug screen kits – a first of any school in the state.

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Southern Indiana is Getting a New Area Code

It was announced today by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that Southern Indiana will be incorporating new area code 930 into new phone subscribers due to the shortage of 812 numbers.

This change is considered an "overlay" which means only new subscribers will receive the new area code but we will all have to use the 10-digit number because there will be two area codes in the same area

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Indiana Wineries Make Food and Wine Fun at Uncork the Uplands [VIDEO]

When you think of Indiana, most people envision cornfields and cattle, not vineyards and wineries. However, a one-day event scheduled as part of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail hopes to, perhaps, add a little more fun and refinement to the community.

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