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2:58 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Bill Would Require Concussion Training For Most Coaches

Anyone who coaches players younger than 20 would be required to undergo at least some training to diagnose possible head trauma.
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High schools in Indiana are required to educate their coaches, student athletes, and parents about concussions and head injuries, and follow specific rules after a head injury occurs.

A new law would apply those same rules to grades 5-8.

Senate Bill 403 would require all coaches and assistant coaches to complete some safety education courses, if their athletes are less than 20 years old.

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Science & Medicine
2:43 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

IUPUI Scientist Using DNA To Determine Physical Traits

Based on what the DNA code says, scientists could make educated guesses what the person looks like.
Credit Gretchen Frazee / Indiana Public Broadcasting

An IUPUI biology professor is developing a technique to determine what someone looks like, based solely on his or her DNA.

The work is being funded by a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Justice over the next three years.

Read more and see a video of the procedure here.

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Government
12:54 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

'Just IN' Is Out As Governor Cancels Plan

The website received criticism from almost every news source asked about it.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has announced the cancelation of his planned Just IN news site.

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Sports
11:13 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Basil And The Boilers Smother Indiana 83-67

Sophomore guard Basil Smotherman's energy helped fuel the Boilermakers.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

It's hard to tell much from watching warm-ups. Shots are taken, passes made, slam dunks attempted. But those slams told the tale Wednesday for Purdue's Basil Smotherman, whose energy fueled his team whenever the sellout crowd's adrenaline began to wane.

Though Rafael Davis led the Boilers with 19 points, it was Smotherman's end line-to-end line pushes that defined Purdue in a 83-67 win over a top-20 Indiana team.

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Government
3:31 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

This 'Just IN': Criticism Slows Rollout Of Proposed State News Outlet

The news service was to launch late next month. Now its timeline is more uncertain.
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Pence administration officials say they’ll work with press organizations to carefully evaluate the proposed state news service before it’s unveiled to the public. 

Pence’s communications director Christy Denault says the original intent of the Just IN news service was to serve as a clearinghouse, a “one-stop shop,” for press releases from all state agencies. 

She says the current system, a state news calendar, didn’t display releases from nearly half of the state’s 90 agencies. 

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