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February, 2021

  • 8 February

    Brian Scott – Program Director – News & Sports Director

    Brian Scott Along with Shane Ray, Brian Scott is one of the original DJ’s when WYRZ first took to the airwaves back on October 27th of 2015 and has been hosting The Morning Drive ever since. But residents of Hendricks County have been hearing his voice since 2008 when he …

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  • 8 February

    Indiana Tourism Key to State’s Economic Recovery

    Indianapolis, Ind.  –  With all 2020 threw at the tourism industry, including 50% less spending by travelers, Indiana tourism still generated more than $6 billion for Hoosier communities (sources: Rockport Analytics/Tourism Economics). If supported and funded by state legislators, Indiana’s destinations and attractions can do more, employ more and provide …

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  • 8 February

    Hoosier High School Students Invited to Pitch Entrepreneurial, Innovative Business Ideas

    INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 8, 2021) – Applications for the 2021 Innovate WithIN™ pitch competition, a statewide initiative hosted by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the STARTedUP Foundation, are open to high school students across Indiana. Applications opened earlier this year, and student teams are encouraged to continue submitting video …

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  • 8 February

    Applications available for law school assistance program

    Applications are available for the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) program, which is designed to assist traditionally underrepresented groups in pursuing a legal career. Applications are available at courts.in.gov/cleo and are due by March 8. ICLEO offers students a preparatory institute the summer before law school. This year, …

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  • 8 February

    DOR’s New System for Motor Carriers Launches Today

    INDIANAPOLIS – Motor carriers can now get quicker and easier approval to safely move extra-heavy and wide loads on Indiana roadways thanks to a new permitting system launched this morning by the Indiana Department of Revenue’s (DOR) Motor Carrier Services (MCS) department. Implementing this new state-of-the-art online permitting system was …

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  • 8 February

    Indiana Department of Education Announces CARES 2.0 School Planning Allocations

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced the estimated funds that each school district across the state will receive as part of the second round of federal stimulus dollars (CARES 2.0/ CRRSA). Together, these school allocations for Indiana public and non-public schools total more than $881 million.Planning allocations …

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  • 8 February

    Wrong Way Driver on I-65 leads to Multi-Vehicle Crash Claiming One Life

    Indianapolis, IN – Early Sunday morning, at 1:09 a.m., Indiana State Police dispatchers began receiving emergency calls of a vehicle driving the wrong way on I-65. As dispatchers were relaying the information to officers calls of a serious crash began coming in. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of I-65 …

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  • 8 February

    Hendricks County Community Foundation Awards $40,000 in COVID-19 Response Grants

    As we approach the one year mark of the global pandemic, the Hendricks County Community Foundation is continuing to work hard to help the county meet the challenges of COVID-19.  In March 2020, HCCF launched the All In, Hendricks County Rapid Response Fund in partnership with Duke Energy Foundation and …

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  • 8 February

    Gov. Holcomb announces initiative to place overdose reversal kits in all 92 counties

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction today announced the state will partner with Overdose Lifeline, Inc. to expand access to the opioid reversal agent naloxone through the purchase of 24/7-access “NaloxBox” units. “Making overdose response tools …

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  • 8 February

    Indiana Board of Education Approves Flexibility Waiver for Counting Instructional Time

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Board of Education (Board) acted last week to approve a new flexibility waiver and announced assessment windows for the 2021-2022 school year.The Board unanimously approved a flexibility waiver for Lewis Cass Schools in Cass County, allowing the district to count its instructional time in minutes …

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  • 8 February

    Education committee supports Behning’s bill empowering more Hoosier families to exercise school choice

    STATEHOUSE (Feb 4, 2021) – The House Education Committee on Wednesday advanced State Rep. Bob Behning’s (R-Indianapolis) legislation that would put more Hoosier families in control of their child’s education. After authoring the 2011 law establishing Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program helping students from low-income families attend an accredited nonpublic school …

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  • 2 February

    IMPD Chief Taylor terminates probationary officer following arrest

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Chief Randal Taylor announced today the termination of a probationary officer following a Hamilton County traffic stop and subsequent criminal investigation.Chief Randal Taylor terminated Probationary Officer Andre Gude on 2/1/2021 following a summons arrest in Hamilton County for reckless driving, possession of marijuana, …

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  • 2 February

    IMPD Homicide Detectives Make Arrest in January Homicide Investigation

    INDIANAPOLIS –  On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Homicide detectives identified and arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the death of 57-year-old James Lewis. On Monday, January 11, 2021, just before 9:00 p.m., IMPD East District officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of N. …

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  • 2 February

    Entire I-69 Finish Line Corridor Moving to Construction After Final Contracts Awarded

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced today that the final two of five construction contracts to build the I-69 Finish Line project between Martinsville and Indianapolis have been awarded. The full I-69 Finish Line project is officially under construction, with the …

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  • 2 February

    Tax Deductions Help Hoosier Veterans

    INDIANAPOLIS – Military retirees and surviving spouses may experience a larger tax deduction from their military retirement funds this individual income tax season due to a 2019 Indiana tax law, advises the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR). Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1010 in the summer of …

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