A push by Frankfort’s mayor could help bring down blighted buildings in the city – but it might also force the people currently living in them to find a new home.
Chris McBarnes, speaking on WBAA’s “Ask The Mayor,” says letters will soon go out to as many as 20 landlords whose properties have been deemed unsafe by the city.
If those landlords don’t agree to a plan to refurbish them, the city may raze the property and evict any tenants. McBarnes says the city can’t do much more for those evicted than put them in touch with Frankfort’s landlord association, though.
Each summer, the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville takes a look back at an important moment or aspect of the "Ben-Hur" author's life.
But that life is a conflicted one and portraying it objectively can be a problem. For instance, how to deal with longstanding criticisms that Wallace's missteps at the 1862 Battle of Shiloh may have cost some of the more than 20,000 men who died there their lives?
Purdue doctoral student Albert Kim, right, wears a smartphone modified so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait. This is to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease. Looking on is Babak Ziaie, a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Researchers at Purdue are using smartphones to help detect which people are most at risk of falling.
WBAA’s Kristin Malavenda spoke with Purdue professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Dr. Babak Ziaie and Health and Kinesiology associate professor Dr. Shirley Rietdyk (REE dike) about the technology known as SmartGait.
At least one lobbying group remains hot that the beer its members can sell can’t be cold.
The Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association Tuesday announced it would continue to seek changes to the state‘s alcohol laws.
The group has filed an appeal in federal court and a lawsuit in state court that claims Indiana alcohol laws violates the 14th Amendment equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution by restricting convenience, grocery and pharmacy stores to selling beer only at room temperature.
In Indiana last year, 34 people – 19 pedestrians and 15 automobile passengers -- were killed by encounters with trains. That places the Hoosier State among the ten worst in America for train fatalities.
To try to stem that tide, Norfolk Southern Railroad officials have embarked on their yearly Project Lifesaver train rides. It’s an effort to keep pedestrians and motorists safer around train tracks.
Think about it like this: what sits beneath most rails? Often, it's loose gravel.
Despite tax revenues that struggled for much of the fiscal year, Indiana closes its book with a surplus of more than $100 million and reserves topping $2 billion. But Democrats say the state is hoarding money to make its bottom line look good.
Going into the final month of the fiscal year, Indiana was about $50 million short of expectations. But a strong June helped the state end the year about $13 million above projected levels.