Thursday Rundown: Indiana Senate committee approves alcohol bill, case of Measles found at IU, #IUWBB falls to No.23 Michigan, "Lady Bird” at the IU Cinema.

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State senate committee approves bill allowing Sunday carryout alcohol sales

Senate Bill 1 would allow convenience, drug and liquor stores to sell alcohol from noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Big Red Liquors is just one of the companies affected by the current ban on Sunday alcohol sales. Buy Photos

An Indiana Senate committee has approved a bill allowing carryout alcohol sales on Sundays.

Senate Bill 1 allows convenience, drug and liquor stores to sell alcohol from noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. The Senate Public Policy Committee approved the bill, which will now make its way to the Senate floor.

After being debated on the Senate floor, senators will vote on whether to push the bill through to the House, where it will be debated and voted on again. Read more here. 

Confirmed case of Measles virus at IU

Starting next fall both IU and Purdue University will be among the universities requiring incoming students on all campuses to have the meningitis B vaccination. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

A student living in McNutt Residence Hall was diagnosed with measles, according to an IU press release Wednesday.  

Local, IU and state health officials are investigating who the student may have come in contact with when he first arrived in Bloomington on Jan. 2 for New Student Orientation, according to the press release. Chuck Carney, IU’s spokesperson, said once the infected student felt ill, they immediately went to the health center. Read more here.

Women's basketball struggles to capitalize down the stretch against No. 23 Michigan

Women's basketball coach Teri Moren calling out to her players during the game against Purdue on Jan. 6 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers lost to No. 23 Michigan, 84-79.  Ty Vinson Buy Photos

The IU women’s basketball team traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in hopes of picking up its second conference win of the season. The Hoosiers played stifling defense and consistent offense, but ultimately fell short against the No. 23-ranked Wolverines, 84-79. Read more here.

“Lady Bird” is soaring onto IU Cinema screens this weekend

"Lady Bird" was directed by Greta Gerwig and released Nov. 3, 2017. The film has been nominated for dozens of awards, including the Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy for 2018. Movie Stills Database Buy Photos

The Golden Globe-winning film “Lady Bird” is soaring onto IU Cinema screens this weekend. Tickets cost $4 for IU students and $7 for non-students. Two of the three showings have already sold out. Read more here.

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