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.

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo recently welcomed a Javan gibbon baby, born Aug. 16, 2015. (Photo courtesy the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo's Facebook page)

Baby gibbon born at children’s zoo

Javan gibbons are endangered and the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is one of only two zoos in North America to exhibit this rare species.

City officials gathered Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at the banks of the St. Joseph River to announce it has reduced combined sewer overflows to no more than one per year on the St. Joseph River.

City limits sewage flows into St. Joe River

The achievement complies with federal mandates and shows the number of combined sewer overflow events on the river is down to only one in a typical year – an accomplishment four years ahead of schedule.

(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.