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UPS Announces Hiring Plans for 2014 Holiday Season

UPS today announced that it expects to hire up to 95-thousand seasonal employees to support the anticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that’ll begin in October and continue through January 2015. The company says seasonal positions, which include include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers, have long been an entry point for permanent employment, […]

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US 421 Reopens After Fatal Crash

The Indiana Department of Transportation reports that US 421 has reopened after a fatal accident that occurred north of Westville this morning.  For a few hours today, about a seven-mile stretch of US 421 was closed between Michigan City and Westville as responders were on scene.  Police in La Porte County say the accident occurred […]

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Over 200 Hoosiers Report IRS Phone Scam

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller today said more than two-hundred Indiana residents have reported getting a phone call from someone claiming to be with the IRS and demanding immediate payment on a tax debt — with many of these calls occurring in recent days. Zoeller says be warned, as scammers may even be able to […]

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Federal Funds to Improve State Unemployment Program

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced awards totaling more than 87-million dollars to improve state unemployment insurance programs. and Indiana’s share is nearly one-and-a-half million dollars. The funding, awarded to 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, will go toward technology upgrades for unemployment insurance programs to make sure […]

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Indiana Issues 2013 Workplace Fatality Report

The Indiana Department of Labor reports 123 worker deaths occurred last year, the third-lowest number on record. The number was an increase from the year before. In 2012, the number of worker fatalities was 115, a record low for Indiana. The preliminary review of workplace fatalities in 2013 shows the number one cause of worker […]

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Tiny Indiana cross draws lawsuit threat from 2nd secular groupIndianapolis Star"The state is sending a message to all veterans who do not subscribe to the Christian faith that their service is less valued," the group wrote Monday in a letter to Gov. Mike Pence and Cameron Clark, director of India...[read more]

NBCNews.comAlleged Cannibalism Stuns Indiana Town of JeffersonvilleNBCNews.comThis story contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some readers. A southern Indiana town is reeling after 33-year-old Joseph Albert Oberhansley was charged with killing his girlfriend in a case so disturbing ...[read more]

WRTV IndianapolisData suggests Indiana suspends more black students than other statesWISH-TVINDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Researchers, educators and a doctoral student seemed to echo the same message Tuesday: Indiana has a racial disparity when it comes to school discipline. Speaking before a panel of la...[read more]

Toby Keith's publicist responds to accusations he was drunk at Indiana concertWISH-TVNOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — When country star Toby Keith stopped at Klipsch Music Center in the Indianapolis suburbs on Saturday, his fans used social media to talk about his apparent drunkenness. Multiple fans sa...[read more]

Indiana is no stranger to church-and-state controversiesIndianapolis StarThe flap over a cross statue in a Liberty state park is hardly the first time debate erupted in Indiana over whether Christianity should be separate from public property and institutions. Here are other notable cases in the ...[read more]

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ABC NewsSupremes May Wait on Marriage Equality if 6th Circuit Supports It, Ginsburg SaysGayapolisJustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has indicated that the US Supreme Court may wait to wade back into the marriage equality debate unless there's a disagreement at the Circuit Court Level. ABC News reports: ...[read more]

PBS NewsHour2014 MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners UnveiledABC NewsA professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArt...[read more]

NPRAustralia promises $6.4 million to fight EbolaWashington PostCANBERRA, Australia — Australia has announced it will immediately provide an additional 7 million Australian dollars ($6.4 million) to help the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The country had previously c...[read more]

NBCNews.comRochester Man Charged With Trying to Finance ISISNew York TimesWASHINGTON — A Rochester man was indicted Tuesday on charges that he tried to provide material support to the Islamic State by helping three men who said they would travel to Syria to “engage in violent jihad” alongside the...[read more]

Times of IndiaRacing wildfire engulfs homes in California townTimes of IndiaWEED, California: Fire crews aided by calmer winds and aircraft knocked down a wildfire Tuesday that damaged or destroyed 150 homes, the saw mill and a church and forced more than 1,000 people to flee a small town. Two ot...[read more]