NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Four southern Indiana residents have been sentenced after authorities say they pocketed more than $125,000 through fundraisers touted as benefiting veterans and their...
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says no foul play is suspected in the death of a 17-year-old male whose body was recovered from the Ohio River.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Emergency workers have recovered a body from the Ohio River in southern Indiana near the boundary with Kentucky.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the...
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A man has died following a shootout with police outside a southern Indiana home.
State police say 36-year-old Benjamin Lucas died Saturday afternoon at a...
New Albany man shot after opening fire on officers
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana police chief says a man has been injured in an officer-involved shooting.
New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey says two officers went to a home to...
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man charged with detonating pipe bombs near a police station and outside a judge's home has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.
Center for homeless veterans set to open in southern Indiana
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A new housing center that's set to open in southern Indiana will provide shelter to homeless veterans trying to get back on their feet.
How college kids use food pantries to help food insecurity
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It was nearing 10 p.m. on a Tuesday when six friends finally sat down to eat dinner in an apartment-like dorm on the Indiana University-Southeast campus in New Albany.
The group doesn't usually eat so late. But since the friends learned they each struggle to afford groceries while attending school full time, they've been combining their food to make sure everyone gets a home-cooked meal each weeknight.
HUD awards $1.2 million in grants to Indiana authorities
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded 14 grants totaling more than $1.2 million to local public housing authorities in Indiana to help client families achieve self-sufficiency.
Police: Man fatally struck trying to help stranded daughter
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 73-year-old man was fatally struck by a car while trying to cross an interstate in southern Indiana to help his daughter whose vehicle had run out of gas.
Indiana State Police say troopers were stopped along northbound Interstate 65 in Clark County about 4 a.m. Friday, including two waiting for a vehicle to be towed and one nearby helping the stranded motorist, who had contacted her father.
Recovery home founder gets early prison release in drug case
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — The founder of a drug recovery home for women in southern Indiana has been released from prison just weeks after the state's high court revised her original 30-year drug-related sentence.
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Indiana court revises sentence of drug recovery home founder
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's high court has revised the drug-related sentence of a woman who started a drug recovery home for women.
An Orange County judge sentenced Lisa Livingston in March to 30 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to drug-dealing and other charges stemming from a 2013 arrest.
DNR confirms black bear struck by car in southern Indiana
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Black bears are rarely seen in Indiana, but now one has been struck by a car on a major southern Indiana highway, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources confirmed Monday.
After a motorist reported possibly striking one Sunday night on Interstate 64 in the New Albany area, wildlife biologists confirmed the animal was a black bear Monday afternoon, based on information gathered by conservation officers, the DNR said.
Soggy Halloween forecast prompts trick-or-treating changes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A forecast of heavy rain and possibly a thunderstorm Wednesday night has some southern Indiana communities changing their Halloween trick-or-treating times.
Those moving to Tuesday include New Albany and Floyd County, the Jefferson County towns of Clarksville, Charlestown, Sellersburg, Henryville, Utica, and Borden, and all of the communities in adjacent Washington County.
Cupola that once graced historic Indiana church has new home
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A cupola that once protected a southern Indiana church dating to the 1850s from the elements is now part of a garden honoring the church's role in the Underground Railroad.
Workers used a crane Wednesday to move the cupola to its new place atop a gazebo in the Second Baptist Church's Underground Railroad Gardens.
IU Southeast gets $300K grant to combat sexual violence
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University Southeast has won a $300,000 federal grant to help combat sexual violence on the New Albany campus.
The school in the Ohio River city was among dozens of college campuses around the nation which received a combined $18 million in funding last week through the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women.
Swastikas painted at southern Indiana retirement community
FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. (AP) — Graffiti including swastikas, upside-down crosses and drawings of genitalia has been cleaned up after being discovered in southern Indiana.
The spray-painted images were found Monday in Floyds Knobs. Sheriff Frank Loop said authorities suspect teenagers were behind the vandalism at a retirement community and to a New Albany-Floyd County school bus. The Azalea Hills retirement community added temporary security patrols afterward.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A public housing complex in southern Indiana has been deemed uninhabitable after a fire shorted out its electrical system.
New Albany Building Commissioner David Brewer announced Tuesday he was issuing a notice to vacate the 16-story Riverview Towers operated by the New Albany Housing Authority. Brewer says the complex will need to pass a full inspection before any occupants will be allowed to move back in.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a three-month-old boy died after he was left in a hot car parked outside his mother's workplace in southern Indiana.
Police are investigating the death of the infant Monday in New Albany. Police said emergency responders received a call about 4:30 p.m. seeking medical aid for an unresponsive infant outside a business.
Police say the child, Aiden Miller, was pronounced dead at a hospital in the city just north of Louisville, Kentucky.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A sheriff's department in southern Indiana has reached a tentative settlement with the father of a woman who died in detention.
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Fifth Third Bank will be the primary sponsor for Graham Rahal at the Honda Indy 200 later this month at Mid-Ohio.
Rahal grew up in New Albany, Ohio, and the team has a race shop in nearby Hilliard, both about an hour's drive from the track in Lexington.
Indiana school districts face bus driver shortage
SELLERSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana school districts facing a shortage of bus drivers have increased the starting pay in hopes of luring more people to apply for the jobs.
CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — Crews working for a southern Indiana county have finished removing a coal-combustion waste from a farm pond where it was dumped as fill nearly a decade ago.
Workers recently completed removing fly ash cinders from the Harrison County farm pond where it was placed in March 2010.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana city is moving ahead with plans to renovate a long-vacant retail building dating to the mid-1800s and turn it into the community's new city hall.
The New Albany City Council voted 5-4 Monday in favor of an agreement with a Louisville, Kentucky, developer to renovate the Reisz Furniture building.
City Attorney Shane Gibson says that restoring the dilapidated building and converting into the Ohio River city's new city hall will cost about $5.6 million.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A former vice principal of a southern Indiana middle school has been ordered to serve a year in jail after pleading guilty to a voyeurism charge after authorities linked him to a camera found inside the boys locker room.
Paul Raake was given the punishment Monday after entering the plea in the case in Floyd County Superior Court.
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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana judge has ruled that a man convicted of murder cannot legally change his name.
Forty-five-year-old Jeramy Heavrin of New Albany was convicted of killing 23-year-old Jennifer Rose Johnson in 1994. He served 21 years of a 50-year sentence and was released from prison in November 2016.
Since then, Heavrin says he's had trouble keeping jobs because of the conviction and in February he petitioned Floyd Circuit Court to change his name to Jayson Lee Archer.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a southern Indiana man to 65 years in prison for fatally beating a friend whom prosecutors said also was tortured.
Forty-three-year-old Noah Nevil of New Albany received the maximum sentence Thursday after being convicted of murder May 10 in the 2015 slaying of 58-year-old Earl Moore.
Prosecutors say Nevil beat Moore, left him for dead and set the victim's home on fire. Moore was pulled from the burning home but later died in a hospital.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A distilling company plans to establish a new bottling plant at the site of a former Pillsbury plant in southern Indiana.
The $66 million project from Metairie, Louisiana-based Sazerac Co. was announced Wednesday. Officials say the development in Floyd County is expected to create up to 110 jobs by 2021. The plant is located in New Albany across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky.
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The final link of an Ohio River biking and hiking trail that will connect three southern Indiana communities is on pace for completion this year.
The town of Clarksville is its second year of work on the 1.3-mile Lewis and Clark Trail, which will complete the 7-mile Ohio River Greenway.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana county that set aside 15,000 tons of coal ash for road projects must pay $50,000 to clean up ash contaminated with heavy metals and chemicals.
The Courier Journal reports that coal ash must be cleaned up at Floyd County's Georgetown work yards and at a Harrison County farm.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A coroner says a worker died of asphyxiation in an accident at a Duke Energy power plant in southern Indiana.
Clarence R. Sieveking Jr. was pronounced dead Monday following the accident at Duke Energy's Gallagher Station power plant in New Albany.
Floyd County's deputy coroner confirmed in an autopsy released Thursday that the 65-year-old Sieveking died in an industrial accident. Authorities have not described the circumstances of the accident.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Police in southern Indiana say a man has died in an apparent industrial accident at a Duke Energy power plant.
New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey says 65-year-old Clarence Silviking Jr. was pronounced dead at a Louisville, Kentucky, hospital from injuries sustained in the accident Monday morning at Duke's Gallagher Station.
Bailey says in a news release the incident was "believed to be an accident."
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana library has become one of the latest in the state to stop charging late fees for overdue books.
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library ended its late fees after first trying amnesty periods where book borrowers could have their fines waived by returning overdue materials.
But after studying late fees the library in the Ohio River city of New Albany switched to a fine-free system on March 1.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man has been convicted of killing a friend who prosecutors said was tortured and fatally beaten in his home.
Forty-three-year-old Noah Nevil was convicted of murder Thursday in 58-year-old Earl Moore's killing, but acquitted of an arson charge. He faces up to 65 years in prison when he's sentenced May 31.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Romeo Langford finally ended the speculation about his college plans Monday.
He's staying home, at Indiana.
One day after the prized recruit was named the IndyStar's Mr. Basketball Award winner, he stood in front of a large crowd inside New Albany's high school gym and made it official by putting on a crimson Hoosiers hat.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Some patients and doctors in Indiana are worried that increased restrictions imposed in response to the national opioid epidemic may reduce access to necessary medication.
Gov. Eric Holcomb signed three bills last month into law that will take effect July 1. One of the new laws requires doctors to check the state's drug monitoring system before prescribing opioids or benzodiazepines, an anti-anxiety medication.
New Kentucky Derby Festival event debuts in Indiana
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new Kentucky Derby Festival event debuts this week in southern Indiana.
Organizers said in a press release that the Horseshoe Foundation FamFest will offer fun events for the entire family on Wednesday evening in downtown New Albany. Some highlights include inflatables, a hot air balloon, a miniature bed racing course and a Belle of Louisville Steamboat replica.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Landmarks says a southern Indiana church that was a stop on the Underground Railroad has won its 2018 Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration.
4 allegedly stole $125K through fraudulent veteran funds
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Four southern Indiana residents are accused of pocketing more than $125,000 through fundraisers touted as benefiting veterans and their families.
All four were indicted on fraud charges alleging that they solicited funds from individuals and businesses in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
They allegedly pocketed more than $125,000 in cash, gift cards, merchandise and other donations to the Wounded Warrior Fund, Inc. and the Wounded Warrior Foundation, Inc.
No professional licenses for Indiana ‘Dreamers’ without bill
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Young immigrants commonly referred to as "Dreamers" will be shut out of jobs in Indiana unless emergency legislation is approved to override a new practice adopted by Gov. Eric Holcomb's professional licensing agency.
The term "Dreamers" refers to young immigrants, typically brought to the U.S. illegally as children, who have had protection from deportation under a program developed under former President Barack Obama known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
Man rescued after stowing away on frigid Ohio River barge
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana authorities say a man who stowed away on an Ohio River barge was rescued after nearly freezing to death in frigid weather.
New Albany Fire Chief Matt Juliot tells The News and Tribune the coal barge's crew called 911 early Tuesday after finding the man hiding inside the vessel's hold.
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Indiana man facing murder-for-hire charges is fatally shot
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man accused of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife has died in a shooting.
The Floyd County Sheriff's Office says 49-year-old Mark McCane of Floyds Knobs was found dead Wednesday night in a New Albany home. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Police say a man who owns that home was found outside it with a gunshot wound to the hand, and the shootings remain under investigation.
Indiana city to pay $100K in medical information settlement
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana city has agreed to pay $100,000 as part of a settlement after a city police officer's personal medical information was disclosed at a public meeting.
2 Democrats top fundraising for Indiana’s House challengers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Democrats seeking to challenge first-term Republican U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth for his southern Indiana seat have each raised more than $200,000 in the first three months of their candidacies.
Federal campaign finance reports filed by attorneys Dan Canon of New Albany and Liz Watson of Bloomington showed they've been the most successful fundraisers among potential challengers for Indiana's U.S. House seats in the 2018 elections.
Bus driver faces charges for Bloomington triple-fatal crash
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a bus that slammed into a stopped minivan near Bloomington, killing three people, had drugs in his system.
Indiana State Police arrested 46-year-old Brian L. Hodges of New Albany on Friday on eight counts, including three of reckless homicide.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says a blood test showed Hodges had amphetamine and methamphetamine in his system. It says he was traveling 65 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Ex-school official charged over camera found in locker room
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — The former vice principal of a southern Indiana middle school faces voyeurism charges after authorities linked him to a camera found inside the boys locker room.
Sixty-five-year-old Paul Raake didn't comment to reporters as he left a Floyd County court hearing Wednesday, a day after he was arrested on the felony charge.