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  • Indiana wants to buy thousands of opioid antidote drug doses

    INDIANAPOLIS — State records show that Indiana is looking to restock supplies of the drug that treats potentially fatal overdoses from opioid painkillers and heroin. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that the Indiana Department of Administration has posted a request for bids from companies to buy the drug naloxone. The state wants to buy 2,700 syringes and 5,400 nasal atomizers, which would be made available to agencies across Indiana. State statistics have shown Indiana saw a more than 300 percent […]

  • Indiana police want drones but laws restrict their usage

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s two largest police departments want drones to help monitor large gatherings or monitor traffic at large events, but state law restricts drone usage. The Indianapolis Star reports that the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indiana State Police are looking into acquiring drones. At least 10 Indiana police agencies own drones. Indiana state law says police departments are allowed to use drones for search-and-rescue efforts, to record crash scenes and to help in emergencies, but otherwise a warrant is […]

  • Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band has died

    SAVANNAH, Ga.  — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, a publicist said. He was 69. Allman died Saturday at his home in Savannah, Georgia, publicist Ken Weinstein said. Allman had cancelled some 2016 tour dates, announcing on Aug. 5 that he was “under his doctor’s care at the Mayo Clinic” due to “serious health issues.” Later that […]

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton filed by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington says the former secretary of state didn’t defame the parents when disputing allegations that she had lied. The lawsuit also alleged Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods were killed because Clinton’s use of a private email server ultimately exposed terrorists to sensitive information. Patricia Smith […]

  • Indiana faces records request backlog as Pence drags feet

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana governor’s office faces a backlog of public records requests, mostly stemming from Vice President Mike Pence’s tenure as governor. Records obtained by The Associated Press show there are more than 50 pending requests at the office of his successor, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb. Most seek correspondence Pence had with staffers and political groups, including emails conducting state business that were routed through Pence’s private AOL email account. Holcomb spokeswoman Stephanie Wilson says the governor’s administration has […]

  • Indiana offers $10M in grants for teachers in STEM subjects

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is offering nonprofit groups nearly $10 million in grants to help recruit teachers with expertise in the high-demand science, technology, engineering and math fields. Indiana lawmakers create the grant program in 2013 for nonprofits working to recruit and prepare teachers in schools facing a shortage of teachers with training and expertise in the so-called STEM fields. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education will accept applications for the grants until June 30. Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers […]

  • Indianapolis airport working to secure direct flights to Europe

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis International Airport has hired the Indy Chamber to help fast-track its efforts to secure a transatlantic flight. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the Indianapolis Airport Authority has approved a yearlong contract. The airport will pay the chamber up to $180,000 to provide market research and data for air service development and land development. The chamber will also help with permitting, incentives, retention and expansion for parties interested in working with the airport. The airport lacks direct flights […]

  • Dog loses eye after goose attack in South Bend

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A dog has lost his right eye after an attack by a Canada goose in Indiana. The South Bend Tribune reports that a purebred Mi-Ki named Rocky was attacked Wednesday in South Bend while on an early morning walk with owner Irma Rice. He spent the night at Roseland Animal Clinic. Rice says she’s frequently seen geese during their walks along Riverside Drive and they’d never been an issue before. Garry Harrington is the director of South […]

  • Delaware mortuary chief: John Glenn’s remains weren’t disrespected

    DOVER, Del. — As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief says Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care.” William Zwicharowski said Friday in a text message to The Associated Press that he’s proud of the job he and his staff did in caring for Glenn’s remains during the months between his death last December and his […]

  • At least 28 killed after militants attack Christians in Egypt

    CAIRO  — Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including many children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 and wounding 25, the Interior Ministry said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the fourth to target Christians since December, but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. Islamic militants have for years been waging an insurgency mostly centered in the restive northern part of Egypt’s […]