Ryan Delaney

Originally from Burlington, Vermont, Ryan has worked for Northeast Public Radio in Albany, The Allegheny Front in Pittsburgh, and WAER in Syracuse, where his work was honored by the Syracuse Press Club. His reporting has also aired on New Hampshire Public Radio and Vermont Public Radio.

Ryan has a degree in broadcast journalism and international relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

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Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is due in federal court in Indianapolis Thursday morning for sentencing relating to various sex crimes.

Fogle will plead guilty to possession of child pornography and traveling out of state to have sex with minors. He’ll serve at least five years in prison, but prosecutors are seeking 12. That’s the top end of the plea bargain they struck with defense attorneys in August.

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Federal prosecutors want former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to be locked up for the maximum amount of time possible. Fogle is pleading guilty to paying for sex with underage girls.

U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota is asking a federal judge in Indianapolis to sentence Fogle to 12.5 years in prison and then a lifetime of parole, the maximum possible under Fogle’s August guilty plea.

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Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has been charged with child pornography and sex with minors, weeks after investigators raided his Zionsville home.

Hands crossed and remaining seated, Fogle briefly appeared before a judge Wednesday to be charged with possession of child pornography and traveling to New York City to have sex with underage girls. As he left the federal courthouse, a swarm of cameras and heckling onlookers were outside.

His attorney, Jeremy Margolis says Fogle will plead guilty.

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Indianapolis officials predict some of the country’s most notable politicians will likely make stops in the city next June as it hosts the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Visit Indy and Mayor Greg Ballard announced Tuesday that the Circle City had won the rights to the conference. Ballard says the conference is often a popular stop on the presidential campaign trail.

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Indiana's First Church of Cannabis will not be using any of its namesake herb at the inaugural service scheduled for Wednesday. But its founder still plans to end up in court.

Bill Levin, founder and "Grand Poobah" of the church won’t allow any pot smoking due to threats of arrest at his first church service booked for Wednesday afternoon at a repurposed church on Indy’s south side.

"We’re not going to get into a brawl with a police force who has already show their voluntary ignorance about our religion," Levin says.

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The Federal Aviation Administration named six locations today inside the U.S. that will by flying and testing unmanned drone aircraft. But as Ryan Delaney of member station WRVO reports, many questions remain about safety and privacy.

In three years, the federal government is expected to open the skies for the civilian use of drones. But before that, the Federal Aviation Administration will set up six drone test sites around the country. Stiff competition to get one of the sites is anticipated — driven by hopes of attracting thousands of new jobs.

When New York state passed a wave of new gun-control laws on Jan. 15, it outlawed a type of assault rifle made just over an hour's drive from the state capital.