SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Heavy snow has started falling across northern Indiana as another winter blast hits the state. Roads have become snow-covered and slick in the South Bend area. Many school districts in the area delayed openings. The Fort Wayne Community Schools closed for the day in anticipation of the snowfall.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Several Indianapolis leaders are set to announce a new plan to reduce violence in the city where the homicide rate is at its highest pace in recent years. Indianapolis had more than 25 homicides before the end of February. The city is on track to break last year's mark of 125 homicides. That was the most in seven years.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Comments on proposed changes to Indiana's education standards are due today. The state is drafting new guidelines after criticism of Common Core standards. Governor Mike Pence and the Center for Education and Career Innovation requested the Board of Education delay a vote on the bill in order to consider the large volume of comments already submitted.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - A woman who funded and planned DePauw University's Walker Arboretum has given $4.6 million to a northern Indiana charitable foundation. Mary Elizabeth Walker established the gift with the Elkhart County Community Foundation. She died in December 2011. DePauw University, Trinity United Methodist Church in Elkhart and any youth-serving organization could receive money this year from the foundation.
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