SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — A state lawmaker from southern Indiana was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his vehicle at an Interstate 65 interchange and leaving the scene, state police said.
Kentucky to house visiting teams in dorms for NCAA regional due to hotel room shortageMay 31, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Visiting baseball teams in the NCAA Tournament's Lexington Regional will stay in dormitories on the Kentucky campus because of a shortage of hotel rooms in the area.
SEATTLE (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 11 rebounds in her return to the Pacific Northwest and the New York Liberty beat the Seattle Storm 86-78 on Tuesday night.
It was Stewart’s first game in Seattle since going to the Liberty as a free agent during the offseason.
Jones gets key block, Connecticut holds off Fever 81-78May 31, 2023 GMT
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points, Brionna Jones had 19 points and 11 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun held off the Indiana Fever 81-78 on Tuesday night.
Rookie Aliyah Boston made her first career 3-pointer to pull Indiana within 79-76 with 48.1 seconds left.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana police officer and a suspect shot each other, leaving injuries that were not life-threatening Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Cpl. Andrew Byrne was taken to University of Louisville Hospital in nearby Kentucky "and he is expected to recover,” the New Albany Police Department posted on Facebook.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities investigating the deaths of a man and two children whose bodies were found in an Indiana home said firefighters detected high carbon monoxide levels inside the residence.
DANA, Ind. (AP) — The remains of an Indiana soldier who was killed in France during World War II have been identified by U.S. military scientists more than 75 years after his death.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday that the remains of U.S.
Indiana visits Atlanta following Gray’s 26-point gameMay 27, 2023 GMT
Indiana Fever (0-2, 0-2 Eastern Conference) at Atlanta Dream (1-1)
College Park, Georgia; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta plays the Indiana Fever after Allisha Gray scored 26 points in the Atlanta Dream's 83-77 win against the Minnesota Lynx.
Doctor’s supporters, hospital at odds with Indiana penalty for talking about 10-year-old’s abortionMay 26, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Supporters of an Indianapolis doctor voiced frustration Friday with the Indiana medical board’s decision that she violated patient privacy laws when she talked with a newspaper reporter about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim.
Indiana doctor who talked publicly about a 10-year-old rape victim’s abortion is finedMay 26, 2023 GMT
A hearing on whether an Indianapolis doctor should face disciplinary action after she spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio opened with finger pointing over how the case became a political flashpoint.
Judge dismisses city of Chicago’s lawsuit against Indiana gun store over straw gun salesMay 25, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit the city of Chicago filed against a northwestern Indiana store that alleged it sold hundreds of guns in straw purchases that ended up in the hands of felons or at crime scenes in the city.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say an Indiana woman died earlier this month while hiking inside Grand Canyon National Park.
The National Park Service said Wednesday the 36-year-old from Westfield died May 14 while trying to hike to the Colorado River and back in a day.
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 73-year-old man is facing federal charges after he rammed a car into a planned abortion clinic in an eastern Illinois city and also was trying to set the building on fire, authorities announced Tuesday.
Grenade kills man, injures 2 teens as family looked at relative’s belongings in IndianaMay 23, 2023 GMT
LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS, Ind. (AP) — A hand grenade exploded as a family went through a grandfather's belongings in Indiana, killing a man and wounding his two teenage children, police said.
The explosion occurred Saturday in a garage area at a home in Lakes of the Four Seasons, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Chicago, the Lake County sheriff’s department said.
Young Indiana Fever focusing on present during 20-game skid and not their losing pastMay 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Indiana Fever are just focusing on this season and not dwelling on the past.
Indiana (0-2) lost its 20th consecutive game dating to last year with Sunday's 90-73 loss to New York.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Unfounded claims about Indiana University’s sex research institute, its founder and child sex abuse have been so persistent over the years that when the Legislature prohibited the institute from using state dollars, one lawmaker hailed the move as “long overdue.”
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday upheld the murder convictions of a man in the killings of a woman and two teens who were bludgeoned to death in 1998 in a house in northwest Indiana.
BUTLER, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man died early Friday in an industrial incident at a northeastern Indiana steel plant, authorities said.
Investigators believe Kevin Hartsock was working on machinery at the Heidtman Steel plant in Butler when he became pinned inside it, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said.
Change of venue sought by man charged with murder in highway crash death of Indiana trooperMay 18, 2023 GMT
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for a man charged with murder for allegedly driving his car over an Indiana state trooper in northeastern Indiana filed for a change of venue in the case Wednesday.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the life sentence without parole for a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana school district will distribute and require clear backpacks for all students at all grade levels for the upcoming school year to enhance security and safety.
Pence allies launching super PAC to back former vice president’s expected 2024 candidacyMay 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Allies of former Vice President Mike Pence are launching a new super PAC to support his expected candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
Six shot and wounded after fight breaks out at gathering in central Indiana, police sayMay 14, 2023 GMT
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Police in central Indiana are investigating a shooting that left six people wounded.
Police said in a statement that the shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday in Anderson, a city of about 29,000 people about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box, who oversaw Indiana's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will retire at month's end after more than five years in the post, officials said Friday.
SW Indiana police shoot, wound wanted man who pulled handgunMay 10, 2023 GMT
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Southwestern Indiana police shot and wounded a man who pulled a gun on officers on a residential street, police said Wednesday.
The man underwent surgery following the shooting in Evansville Tuesday afternoon but no additional information was available, Sgt.
Indiana gas tax hike set following GOP extending annual jumpMay 9, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana agency confirmed Tuesday that the state’s gasoline tax will go up by one cent this summer under an annual increase that Republican legislators voted recently to extend by three years.
Indiana elections chief criticized for CPAC Hungary tripMay 9, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top elections official traveled last week to Europe two days after final votes were cast in the first election under his supervision to speak at a right-wing political conference in Hungary.
Indiana judge deals blow to state’s lawsuit against TikTokMay 8, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge has ruled that downloading the free social media app TikTok doesn’t amount to a consumer transaction under state law, dealing a blow to the state attorney general’s lawsuit claiming the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform misleads its users about the level of inappropriate content and security of consumer information.
States add laws on pronouns, sports for transgender studentsMay 5, 2023 GMT
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb this week signed into a law a requirement that schools notify a parent when their student asks to be called a different name or uses pronouns that correspond with their gender, not their sex.
Alabama inmate who escaped with jailer help enters plea dealMay 5, 2023 GMT
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate charged in the death of a jail official who helped him escape pleaded guilty Thursday to escape in exchange for having the murder case dismissed.
Casey Cole White, 39, entered the plea agreement in Lauderdale County Court, avoiding a June trial on the felony murder charge.
Oregon Senate walkout highlights unusual stalling tacticsMay 4, 2023 GMT
The Oregon Senate has been brought to a halt because Republican lawmakers have refused to show up to work on a Democratic agenda that includes new gun controls and greater access to abortion.
Indiana governor signs bills targeting LGBTQ studentsMay 4, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor on Thursday signed a bill that will require schools to notify a parent if a student requests a name or pronoun change at school, one of the final bills approved in a legislative session that had targeted LGBTQ+ people in the state, especially students.
A look at key bills signed into law by Indiana’s governorMay 4, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has completed his review of bills approved during this year’s legislative session by signing the last of them into law on Thursday and issuing no vetoes.
Ex-Indiana schools chief McCormick enters governor’s raceMay 4, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana state schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick launched a 2024 campaign for governor Thursday, taking on the daunting goal of flipping the state’s top office from Republican to Democrat after making the same political switch herself.
Illinois city backs abortion pills ban, defying legal risksMay 3, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois city on Tuesday banned the mailing or shipping of abortion pills, defying the state's Democratic attorney general and the American Civil Liberties Union, who have repeatedly warned that the move violates Illinois law's protection of abortion as a fundamental right.
Indianapolis Mayor Hogsett wins primary in bid for 3rd termMay 3, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett easily won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, setting up his fall campaign for a third term against a wealthy Republican businessman to lead Indiana’s largest city.
Indiana governor signs bill easing birth control accessMay 1, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Women in Indiana will be able to obtain birth control without a doctor’s prescription under a bill signed into law Monday, which grants broader access to contraception months after the Republican-dominated legislature enacted a statewide abortion ban.
US Supreme Court won’t take up Indiana’s abortion burial lawMay 1, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana law that requires abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains will remain in effect after the U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider a lawsuit challenging it.
Counselor and inmate stabbed at private prison in IndianaApril 29, 2023 GMT
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — A female mental health counselor and a male inmate have been stabbed by another inmate during an attack at a private prison in eastern Indiana, authorities said.
The counselor was conducting a group session around 9:40 a.m.
A look at key issues during Indiana’s legislative sessionApril 28, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana General Assembly concluded the year’s regular session early Friday. Here are some key issues debated during the nearly four-month session:
Legislators approved speeding up individual income tax rate cuts that were first approved a year ago.
Indiana governor endorses revised GOP state budget packageApril 28, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A messy state budget deal gained the endorsement of Indiana Gov.
School funding worries lead to late Indiana budget boostApril 28, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican legislators pushed through a new state budget plan early Friday that greatly expands eligibility for Indiana’s private school voucher program after they added money for traditional schools amid complaints over small funding increases they were set to receive.
Indiana middle school shooter ordered to stay in custodyApril 27, 2023 GMT
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A judge ordered a former student who opened fire at an Indiana middle school in 2018, wounding another student and a teacher, to remain in custody after a corrections employee said Thursday that he “fist-bumped” her breast.
Indiana bill could make book banning in schools easierApril 27, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers on Thursday gave their final approval to a bill that could make it easier to ban books from public school libraries.
The bill would require school libraries to publicly post a list of books they offer and provide a complaints process for community members.
Indiana GOP budget: School voucher expansion and tax cutsApril 26, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s new state budget will expand eligibility for its private school voucher program to higher earners and speed up planned income tax rate cuts under a deal announced Wednesday by Republican legislative leaders.
Indiana sends state-funded teacher gun training to governorApril 26, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana state lawmakers have sent the state's Republican governor a bill that would create a state-funded handgun training program available for teachers, something critics have said could wrongly increase the number of guns in schools.
Teacher discussions could be limited under Indiana billApril 25, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican state Senators signaled their final approval Tuesday of a bill that would remove the requirement for administrators to discuss some topics with a teachers union representative, a proposal educators across the state have denounced as an avenue to strip their negotiating power.
NBA Most Improved Player WinnersApril 24, 2023 GMT
2023 — Lauri Markkanen, Utah
Indiana lawmakers give approval to anti-ESG investing billApril 24, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans pushed through a proposal Monday taking a stand against socially and environmentally conscious investing although disagreements within their legislative majorities narrowed it from what conservatives first sought.
Indiana bill on trans student name changes goes to governorApril 24, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana schools would be required to notify parents if their child requests a name or pronoun change at school under a bill approved Monday by the state House despite worries that the step could out young transgender people to their families.
Indiana public health boost smaller than governor soughtApril 24, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican legislators are poised to direct only about two-thirds of the money that Indiana Gov.
Suspect killed, 2 Indianapolis officers shot in gun battleApril 20, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Indianapolis police officers wounded in a Thursday gun battle that left the suspect dead are expected to survive, a deputy chief said.
The shooting involved officers who were members of the Indiana Crime Guns Task Force, a joint effort among central Indiana police agencies charged with identifying and removing illegal weapons from the community, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Christopher Bailey said during a news briefing.
As US sports bets boom, internet gambling is slow to expandApril 20, 2023 GMT
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — While two-thirds of the country now offers legal sports betting, only six states offer online casino gambling, confounding industry hopes that the rapid growth of sports betting would also bring internet casino wagering along with it.
Machine gun adapting switches illegal under new Indiana lawApril 20, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana law now makes it illegal for anyone to possess devices for adapting a firearm into a machine gun.
Man pleads guilty to killing 2 outside Indiana factoryApril 19, 2023 GMT
FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) — A man charged with killing a former girlfriend and her grandmother outside an Indiana factory in 2021 has pleaded guilty in a deal that takes a possible death penalty off the table, authorities said.
Ex-US Rep. Stutzman eyes Indiana congressional comebackApril 18, 2023 GMT
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman has launched a political comeback bid in trying to regain the northeastern Indiana congressional seat he held until a failed 2016 campaign for the U.S.
Indiana Senate approves handgun training fund for teachersApril 18, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana state Senators advanced a bill Tuesday that would make state funding available for teachers seeking firearms training, a move critics have said could increase the number of guns in school to the detriment of students.
Indiana public health expansion clears key legislative voteApril 17, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers gave a key sign of support Monday for the governor’s proposal that would broadly expand the state’s support for county-level public health programs toward improving the state's poor national rankings in areas such as smoking, obesity and life expectancy.
Evacuation order lifted in area near Indiana plastics fireApril 16, 2023 GMT
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Indiana lifted a dayslong evacuation order late Sunday afternoon for an area near a plastics fire after they said it was determined air quality and other environmental concerns related to the fire were deemed safe.
Suspect in murder of Indiana teen girls wins prison transferApril 15, 2023 GMT
DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man charged with killing two teenage girls in Indiana transferred to a different state correctional facility after the suspect's attorneys argued that his physical and mental health is deteriorating after months in isolation.