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  • Former ‘Bachelor’ star Chris Soules arrested, accused of fleeing scene of deadly crash

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – Iowa authorities have arrested former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules, alleging that he fled the scene of a deadly traffic accident. The Iowa State Patrol reports that a pickup truck rear-ended a tractor on a highway in Buchanan County on Monday night, sending both vehicles into a ditch and killing the tractor driver. According to police, Soules fled the scene, but he left his truck behind. Iowa State Patrol told KWWL that the victim was Kenneth Mosher, 66. […]

  • Arkansas carries out 2 executions just hours apart

    VARNER, Ark. — After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night, just about three hours apart. It was the first double execution in the United States since 2000. While Jones, 52, was executed on schedule, shortly after 7 p.m., attorneys for Williams, 46, convinced a federal judge minutes later to […]

  • Holcomb issues first veto, rejects bill that would charge hourly fee for public records searches

    INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb issued his first veto on Monday, rejecting a bill that would have allowed government agencies to charge an hourly fee to fulfill public records requests that take more than two hours to complete. The veto may not hold up, however, as the bill received strong support when it passed and each legislative chamber would only need simple majorities to override the governor. Holcomb wrote in his veto message that he doesn’t support creating “burdensome […]

  • Harrison County coroner: ‘Happy Days’ star Erin Moran likely died from cancer

    CORYDON, Ind. — Authorities say former “Happy Days” star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern Indiana home. A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer, but doesn’t specify what type. The department says Moran died Saturday in the rural community of New Salisbury, about 20 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky. Officials say standard toxicology test results are pending but that no illegal narcotics were found […]

  • Police in Maine pick up pair of pygmy goats

    BELFAST, Maine — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets. A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman’s garage. They had been snacking on cat food. Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick used a cat leash to lead them into his squad car. The trio drove around looking for the goats’ owner as Fitzpatrick fed them carrots and celery. Belfast is a […]

  • Bill O’Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

    LOS ANGELES — Bill O’Reilly is back and ready to talk. His personal website says the former Fox News host will air a new episode of his “No Spin News” podcast Monday evening. Fox News Channel’s parent company fired O’Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations by women. O’Reilly has called the allegations completely unfounded. For two decades, O’Reilly and his show “The O’Reilly Factor” had been the linchpin of Fox News’ success as the most visible […]

  • Xi urges restraint on N. Korea in phone call with Trump

    BEIJING (AP) _ Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with President Donald Trump. The official broadcaster CCTV quoted Xi as telling Trump that China strongly opposed North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and hoped “all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation” on the Korean Peninsula. The Trump administration has warned that all options, including a military strike, are “on the table” ahead of a […]

  • Off-duty officer shoots man outside Michigan City hospital

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — A northwest Indiana man has been shot following a confrontation with two off-duty police officers outside a hospital in Michigan City. Indiana state police said Sunday that the officers were in uniform and working security Saturday afternoon at Franciscan Health when they were asked to check on a man in the facility’s parking lot who refused requests by his relatives to seek medical assistance. State police say 46-year-old Thomas Walsh III of Michigan City pointed a […]

  • Newgarden wins for Team Penske at Barber Motorsports Park

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden kept Team Penske on top at Barber Motorsports Park with his second Alabama win in three years, with help from a teammate’s misfortune. The new Penske driver didn’t allow Scott Dixon an opening over the final stretch to give Chevrolet its first win of the season Sunday in the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Newgarden was overshadowed by his own teammates coming into the race that’s only three hours from his hometown of Hendersonville, […]

  • Five newborn pups welcomed at Indiana wolf sanctuary

    BATTLE GROUND, Ind. — An Indiana wolf sanctuary is posting online video of five newborn pups that won’t be out for public viewing for a few more weeks. The pups were born in early April at Wolf Park near Lafayette and retrieved from their mother’s den by sanctuary staffers on Tuesday. Park manager Dana Drenzek says the pups will largely be raised in its animal care center for the next several weeks so they become accustomed to being around humans. […]