Sales of archery equipment have spiked in the last couple years – especially among fans of movie heroes wielding bows and arrows. That archery craze has helped bolster sales for a small Indiana company that builds its business around people shooting each other. It's a game that’s sort of like dodgeball and paintball meeting The Hunger Games.
One of the first things I did when I went to see Archery Tag played was get shot with an arrow. At close range. By someone who shoots arrows for a living.
Dogs left in hot cars are an all too common summertime sight. Animal experts say it's extremely dangerous for animals, and could land their owners in hot water.
Courtney Thomas, president and CEO of Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said animals left in cars can suffer heatstroke within minutes. Temperatures can soar inside a vehicle, even with the windows cracked.
"The side effects of that can ultimately result in the death of the pet," said Thomas. "Other neurological and sometimes permanent situations can arise as well."
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday halted same-sex marriage in Indiana, granting a motion by Attorney General Greg Zoeller to stay the effects of a ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.
District Court Judge Richard Young Wednesday handed down a decision ruling Indiana’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered counties to license marriages for same-sex couples.
Tippecanoe County leaders are advocating the creation of what they’re calling a “single point of contact” system for preventing and eliminating homelessness. They want to streamline the multiple services used by the homeless to make it easier to get them back on their feet.
City of Lafayette homeless and community outreach director Adam Murphy says there are bottlenecks in the current system which stop those wanting for services from getting all they need.
In one of the state’s least populous counties, the clerk is still waiting to allow same-sex marriages.
Despite a Wednesday ruling by a U.S. District Court judge, Warren County Clerk Deb Hiatt says she’d need an order from a local judge before she’d go forward with doctoring a state form that allows for one man and one woman in each union.
Hiatt says she would feel like she was duping her constituents if she married a couple and then the order to allow gay marriages was stayed.
Even as Indiana children enjoy their summer vacation, educational experts say it's important they find the time to sharpen their reading skills.
Suzanne Walker, children's services consultant at the Indiana State Library, says studies have shown what is sometimes called the "summer slide," the loss of reading or math skills learned during the school year.