FILE - In this April 21, 2015 file photo, signs are displayed for the needle exchange program at the Austin Community Outreach Center, in Austin, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

20 Indiana counties could soon have needle exchanges

About 20 Indiana counties could soon have needle-exchange programs in place or in the works to help prevent the spread of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C among intravenous drug users, an infectious disease expert told a legislative panel.

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Whiting refinery back up as gas prices fall

Gas prices at the pump are as low as $2.68 per gallon, and could fall as much as 50 additional cents over the next two weeks, an analyst told Newschannel 15 Tuesday.

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pauses while speaking in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

School safety grant program cut in new Indiana budget

The reduction likely means less money for safety equipment — from surveillance cameras and fortified doors to radios and fencing. And it could leave some schools looking for ways to continue paying police working as school resource officers.