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FEMA grants appeal for winter storm aid

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted Gov. Mike Pence’s appeal for federal assistance for damage caused by severe winter storms during early January of this year. The grant will pay 75 percent of eligible expenses for debris removal and for damage to roads, bridges, utilities, buildings’ contents and […]

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Newly renovated coliseum open for public looks Thursday

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers can come see the $63 million renovation of the Fairgrounds Coliseum during an open house from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The Indiana State Fair Commission will sponsor the event, which is free and will offer insights on the construction process and features of the building. Staff members […]

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Pacers fans get excited about playoff games

By Antonio Cordero TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With the Indiana Pacers set to host their first playoff game on Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks, ticket sales, as well as excitement, are on the rise in Central Indiana. Playoff tickets went on sale Thursday morning and they are going quickly. “There are still a select number […]

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More than 100 dogs headed northeast for adoption

Indiana Humane Society sends more than a hundred cats and dogs to New England from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 100 dogs facing almost certain death due to overcrowded shelters could finally find loving homes – just not in Indiana. The pups will travel all the way to New […]

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Glimpse a barn owl pair through DNR webcam

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers can get an inside look at the family life of barn owls through a new webcam operated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The agency set up the video camera at a nesting box located in rural Southern Indiana to try to catch a pair of owls laying […]

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Video: Officials warn about counterfeit Sweet 16 tickets

Indiana officials warn fans about counterfeit March Madness tickets from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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Kentucky, Louisville expected to bring big basketball crowds to Indy

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 40,000 people will be visiting Indianapolis this weekend to attend the Sweet Sixteen games of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The ticket sales for this Friday’s matchups that pit Louisville against Kentucky and Michigan against Tennessee have already been 15 to 20 percent greater than last […]

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Mass transit supporters say they’re hopeful for compromise

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters of competing plans to expand mass transit in Central Indiana say they’ve got differences to work out before the session ends March 14 but they’re confident they can find resolution. The House and Senate have passed similar versions of legislation to allow five counties to raise individual income […]

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Video & story: Olympic skier from Lawrenceburg honored by governor

Gov. Mike Pence honors Olympic Skier Nick Goepper from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence honored Olympic ski slopestyle bronze medalist Nick Goepper as a “distinguished Hoosier” Monday at the Statehouse. Goepper was born in Lawrenceburg but currently resides in Colorado, where he moved several years ago to train. […]

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Alcohol sales at the fair close to becoming law

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Alcohol sales at the Indiana State Fair are one step from being a reality after a bill to repeal the ban on alcoholic beverages during the event passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill, authored by Sen. James Merritt, R- Indianapolis, seeks to end a nearly […]

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