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After letting funding lapse for 114 days, the United States has reached an agreement for funding CHIP, the federally-run health insurance program for children and pregnant mothers.

Red Blue Hoops Season 4: Episode 2

Jan 18, 2018
WNIN

Join hosts Evan Beck and Chad Payton in "Studio 2" as they discuss the latest in UK and IU basketball. Chad gives his first hot take of the year, and intern Walker Beck joins in on the conversation of changing the college transfer rules.

Catch Red Blue Hoops back in action next Thursday night at 6pm Central on 88.3 WNIN-FM and online at wnin.org. You can also connect with the show on Twitter by following @redbluehoops. More information and previous shows can be found on the Red Blue Hoops page.

Evansville Police say a female officer shot a man after he tried to disarm her partner. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a news release, the EPD states officers were called to 114 S. Grand at about 5:15 Monday evening where a man who had allegedly assaulted a resident and refused to leave the home. 

Police say 2 officers arrived and were directed to the kitchen where they began talking to the suspect.

Police said he was uncooperative and wouldn’t follow instructions.

Cold now, but warm-up in sight

Jan 16, 2018

The Tri-State can expect a break from the frigid temperatures later this week. 

The threat of more snow is gone for now, after an additional 2-to-3 inches fell on the Evansville area Monday.

The new layer of snow was followed by single digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills.

Experts warn that such wind chills can cause frost bite to exposed skin within 30 minutes.

The snow and frigid air prompted widespread school closings, but a warm-up and melt-down are in sight.

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On Friday, Kentucky became the first state with federal approval to implement a so-called work requirement for Medicaid recipients. The commonwealth is one of ten states, including Indiana, that have requested approval from the federal government for such a provision.

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The Indiana Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday to legalize Sunday alcohol carryout sales. It’s the first time the Senate has ever approved such legislation.

Sunday sales has historically been a highly controversial issue at the Statehouse. It’s never so much as passed a Senate committee before this year, let alone the whole chamber. Yet there was no debate on the measure Monday.

Legislation that would define how to evaluate the quality of legislative redistricting maps is headed to the Senate floor after unanimous committee approval Monday.

The bill’s Republican author calls it the “best chance” to move the redistricting reform debate forward, even as advocates say it should go further.

Mapping The Brain: Alzheimer's Research In Indiana

Jan 21, 2018

Much is still unknown about Alzheimer’s, a disease that will impact half the population if you live that long. There are no pharmaceutical treatments. Doctors cannot make a definitive diagnosis until after death, with an autopsy. Research participants are in short supply.

Advances in brain imaging offer some hope, and a key piece of that work is being done in Indiana.

Dr. Martin Farlow is a researcher at Indiana University’s Department of Neurology in Indianapolis.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos approved Indiana’s plan to adhere to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act Friday.

Indiana’s 168-page plan details how state officials will comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind law in 2015.

Movement Biomarker Could Help In Autism Diagnosis

Jan 19, 2018

A recently published study that Indiana University researchers co-authored provides the best evidence yet that movement could be used as a biomarker or a physical measurement that doctors can use to diagnosis. The findings focus on autism.

Diagnosing autism remains dependent on a subjective assessment of a person’s symptoms. IU physics professor Jorge Jose says that can be a problem.

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¿Qué Pasa MidWest?

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¿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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