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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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New Report Finds Working Class Hoosiers are Basically Screwed

Working class families across Indiana continue to struggle, as a new report finds that more residents have been falling into the “low income” bracket since the brutal recession began in 2007.

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Indiana Fines Doubled For Hoosiers Parking In Disabled Spots

Illegally parking in a space designated for disabled motorists will now cost you double in the state of Indiana.

Earlier last week, a new state law took effect that makes parking in a disabled spot without a permit an infraction that can result in a fine of $100 instead off the $50 citation that had been previously issued.

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Indiana Releases School Bus Inspection Reports Online

Do you want to make sure your children's school bus is safe? If it resembles the picture above, we think you should be.

In all seriousness, Indiana officials have completed their annual inspection of area school buses used in transporting children to public and private schools - those results can now be viewed on the Indiana State Police website.

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Indiana Supreme Court Rules Legal Window Tint Can Still Get Drivers Busted

The Indiana Supreme Court says that even if a motorist has window tint that is well within the legal range, they can still be pulled over for it.

The state recently ruled that regardless if a driver’s car window tint complies with state law, police officers are still well within their legal right to stop any vehicle they believe has tinting that is too dark.

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Indiana Woman Becomes the Voice of OnStar Navigation

If you need of directions, you just might be getting a little Hoosier hospitality the next time you use your navigation system.

That’s because General Motors has begun phasing in 48-year-old Diane Williamson of New Albany, Indiana as the new voice for the popular OnStar navigation and safety feature that can be found in many of GM's automobiles.

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Bat Found In Evansville Tests Positive for Rabies

Evansville health officials want to remind area residents that rabies is still alive and well in the Indiana wildlife population.

In fact, according to a recent press release from the Vanderburgh County Department of Health, a bat recently discovered in the Evansville area tested positive for rabies after being sent to the Indiana State Department of Health for observation.

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Indiana Homeowners May Not Be Covered for Fireworks Damage

Indiana residents could find themselves stuck holding a substantial bill if fireworks damage their home.

That’s because state officials are reporting that many homeowners and renters insurance policies do not cover damaged sustained from fireworks that have been deemed “illegal” in their area.

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