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Indiana's Aaron's Law help reduce opioid-related deaths

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According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 115 Americans die from opioid overdose every day. In 2016, there were 794 opioid-related deaths in Indiana. That number has decreased in the last years in part thanks to Aaron’s and the Good Samaritan Law. 

Indiana's Aaron's Law contains Good Samaritan provisions that offer some legal protections to individuals who administer naloxone and call 911 at the scene of an overdose.

Bluegrass Museum Director On The Banjo

Oct 16, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Chris Joslin is not only the executive director of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He’s also a bluegrass musician himself. Here he plays the banjo during a tour of the new museum in advance of its grand opening this weekend. 

Tour The Bluegrass Music Hall Of Fame And Museum

Oct 16, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum will have its grand opening this weekend. Executive Director Chris Joslin gave WNIN’s Isaiah Seibert a tour of some of the museum exhibits showcasing the genre in the past and present. 

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QPM? S2 EP 5: La importancia of education for Latinos

En este episodio hablamos de la importancia de la educación en familias Latinas. Getting a degree is not easy for a lot of immigrants, first generation graduates and for low income families. First, navigating through the system to sign up, llenar la FAFSA, escoger the right classes, the scholarships and all the resources that they often don't know about, etc. And then the difference in cultures, the pressure of finishing school and taking care of their families. Cesar Roman works with diverse...

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Purdue Study: Blue, Red Lights Could Prevent Bird Strikes

When birds run into airplanes, it’s not just bad for the animals. It can also cost airlines money and make passengers fear for their safety. A study from Purdue University says certain colored lights could be part of the solution.

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Steve Penny, the former president of USA Gymnastics who has been criticized for allegedly covering up sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, was arrested on Wednesday for tampering with evidence related to a Nassar investigation.

If convicted, Penny could receive two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

He was arrested in Gatlinburg, Tenn., after a Texas indictment dated Sept. 28 called for his arrest.

On the morning of Monday, Aug. 27, Seth Frotman told his two young daughters that he would likely be home early that day and could take them to the playground. They cheered.

He did not tell them why their dad, who often worked long hours as the student loan watchdog at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, would be free for an afternoon play date.

Beto O'Rourke Goes On The Attack Against Ted Cruz

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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election campaign has not been shy about attacking his opponent, Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, on television.

Straight out of the GOP playbook, Cruz's ads have tried to paint his opponent as a radical, left-wing extremist.

A 76-year-old Pennsylvania man whose tips from his one-man shoeshine business raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh died on Tuesday.

Albert Lexie, with his purple shoeshine push cart, was a beloved fixture for more than 30 years within the hospital's corridors, but his generosity became renowned across the nation and the public learned about his kindness through newspapers, magazines and television shows.

The warden at the women's prison in Iowa recently instructed her corrections officers to stop giving out so many disciplinary tickets for minor violations of prison rules, like when a woman wears her sweatshirt inside out or rolls up her sleeves.

It's a small thing. But it's also part of a growing movement to reconsider the way women are treated in prison.