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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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Burdette Park Employees Rescue an Owl Tangled in Fishing Wire

An owl had a harrowing experience in Burdette park early Tuesday morning. Park workers spotted the owl dangling from a tree branch about 35 feed up. The owl had a fishing hook caught in its wing and the fishing wire was tangled on the branch

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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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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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Evansville Police Department Needs Your Help to Find a Missing Man

From the Evansville Police Department: Evansville Police are trying to find 36 year old Jason P. Smith. His family reported him missing on Sunday afternoon.

Smith was last seen walking in the 4600 block of Stringtown

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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 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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