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Indiana officials say at least 70 percent of unwanted phone calls reported by Hoosiers are scams. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana officials say the vast majority of unwanted telephone calls reported by Hoosiers are scams.

And officials say that’s the problem with the state’s Do Not Call list – it wasn’t designed to prevent scams.

Indiana Deputy Attorney General Marguerite Sweeney says at least 70 percent of unwanted phone call complaints are about scams. And that’s in part why the Do Not Call list won’t stop them.

Fuel Spill Nearly Mopped Up

Sep 10, 2018
Buckeye Partners

Officials have scooped up or vacuumed up much of the more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel that leaked into the St. Mary’s River in Adams County Friday.


The fuel was being transported through a pipeline under the water in the river. The pipeline is operated by Buckeye Partners out of Texas.


courtesy Purdue Global

Following outcry from a national professors group, Purdue University Global has begun the process of doing away with non-disclosure agreements for faculty.

Indiana Lawmakers Support Parks Fund Due To Expire

Sep 6, 2018

A national program that funded nearly 70 projects at parks and nature areas in Indiana will expire at the end of this month. Indiana U.S. legislators are backing bills to make the fund permanent. 

Warming Could Make Pests Eat More, Study Says

Aug 31, 2018

A recent study shows rising global temperatures are likely to make pests hungrier, but researchers disagree about what impact that would have on Indiana.