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Documentary recalls Aces plane crash

Dec 14, 2017

Forty years ago Wednesday, a plane carrying the University of Evansville men’s basketball team to a game in Tennessee crashed shortly after takeoff at Evansville Regional Airport, killing all 29 people on board.

A documentary about the tragedy, From the Ashes, aired at 8:00 p.m. Central Time Wednesday on WNIN Public Television.

WNIN’s John Gibson spoke with the film’s director, Joe Atkinson…

I-69 ORX updates progress

Dec 14, 2017

A group working toward an I-69 bridge connecting Evansville and Henderson says it’s making progress on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. 

Mindy Peterson of I-69 Ohio River Crossing – or ORX – told reporters the group has gathered a tremendous amount of information and expects to deliver more during open houses in early February…

("We're talking about much more information regarding right-of-way, bridge configuration, cost, funding.")

A Scar on the System- the whole story

Dec 14, 2017
AJ Casey

Since he crashed his car and admitted to police that he falsified a mental evaluation in a criminal case in August of 2016, WNIN has been working on the potential impact of Bloomington, Indiana, psychologist Albert Fink's crime on a much larger pool of victims.

Our collaboration of WNIN and Side Effects Public Media has reported extensively on Fink's own charges and what they mean for the many criminal cases for which he performed mental competency exams.

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¿QPM? 5: Undocumented sin saber. Finding DACA.

Dec 13, 2017
Mareea Thomas

Imagine establishing a life in a foreign country that then becomes home - mi casa- even more than where you come from. That’s how twenty one year old Laura Ayala feels.

See, Laura can navigate the city of Cincinnati easier than she can travel through the roads of Bogota, Colombia because she moved from Colombia when she was just four. . Cuando estaba cerca de graduarse de High School, empezó su busquedad for the best university.

Doctors move fast in the ER. Every second counts. That’s why Dr. Gina Huhnke is excited about a new way to quickly check her patients’ history with narcotics. She’s the emergency department director of Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.


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Indiana Public Broadcasting News

College-bound students often have a sea of information to navigate while making their post-high school plans, but the state has now partnered with a national nonprofit to make that easier.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he’s not opposed to using CBD oil products to treat medical conditions, but with very specific conditions.

Speaking on a panel Wednesday, Hill noted it’s not his role to decide on the legality of those products.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday the creation of a parental leave policy for state employees.

The new policy, open to all parents, will allow them to take up to four weeks paid leave within six months of the birth or adoption of a child.

Holcomb says the move is aimed at supporting families and ensuring the health of employees’ children.

“This is going to be centered on doing all that we can to recruit and retain the best state employee workforce that any state can boast,” Holcomb says.

Immigration Roundtable: 'Find A Solution For DACA, Now'

Dec 12, 2017

Hoosier community groups and businesses have a message for Indiana’s congressional delegation: find a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act or DACA. The program allows minors who came to the country illegally to get an education and receive work permits.

It expires March 6, 2018 and the Trump administration has tasked Congress with finding a permanent replacement. There are several pending bills in Congress, including the DREAM act, which would provide a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.

IU Researchers Discover Fragile X Syndrome Link

Dec 12, 2017

Indiana University scientists have identified a new link between a genetic disorder and one of its under-studied characteristics. The research focuses on the abnormal tissue growth of people with what’s called Fragile X Syndrome.

The syndrome is an inherited genetic disorder that is most known for causing intellectual disabilities. IU researcher Arthur Luhur has focused on the biological factors.

“Nobody really knows what happens to the tissues inside the organs with all the focus being on the neuronal problems,” says Luhur.

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Mareea Thomas

¿QPM? 5: Undocumented sin saber. Finding DACA.

Imagine establishing a life in a foreign country that then becomes home - mi casa- even more than where you come from. That’s how twenty one year old Laura Ayala feels. See, Laura can navigate the city of Cincinnati easier than she can travel through the roads of Bogota, Colombia because she moved from Colombia when she was just four. . Cuando estaba cerca de graduarse de High School, empezó su busquedad for the best university. Laura began researching online, asking friends, and even...

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