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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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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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Fireworks Useage Laws for Kentucky

Before you bring the boom this 4th of July, take a few minutes to know what you can and can't do if you live in Kentucky.

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Fireworks Useage Laws for Indiana

Before you bring the boom this 4th of July, take a few minutes to know what you can and can't do.

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Indiana Man Invents ‘Quick Escape’ to Save Lives

It was the tragedy of the attacks of 9/11 that inspired an Indiana resident to invent a contraption that he hopes will save lives.

Tony Smith says he was sitting in his home in Montgomery County watching the disaster unfold at the Twin Towers in New York City.

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What Are the Rules for Owning an Exotic Pet in Indiana?

Did you know that it is perfectly legal in the state of Indiana to have a pet alligator, beaver, wolf and even a bear? Well, it is just as long as you do things by the book and obtain a wild animal possession permit from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

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