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  • Indiana AG joins 4 other states to challenge court ruling over gun rights

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill joined four other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling they say infringes on gun rights. In a brief Tuesday, they say the 4th U.S. Circuit Court majority erred in concluding police can frisk someone they believe has a weapon. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with attorneys general from Indiana, Michigan, Texas and Utah, says innocent gun owners have the right to carry weapons […]

  • Indiana officials report surge in whooping cough cases

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials investigating a surge in whooping cough cases are urging Hoosiers to take precautions to avoid the highly contagious bacterial infection. The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday that it’s confirmed 136 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, during the first half of 2017. That’s more than double the 66 cases recorded during the same period last year. State health officials are encouraging parents to look for sings and symptoms of whooping cough, as it […]

  • Doctor fatally shot outside northern Indiana medical center

    MISHAWAKA, Ind. — Police say a man has shot and killed a doctor outside a northern Indiana medical center and the suspect committed suicide after fleeing the scene. Commander Tim Corbett of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit says Dr. Todd Graham was shot about 1 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot outside the St. Joseph Rehabilitation Institute in Mishawaka Corbett says the suspect was found dead a few hours later elsewhere in Mishawaka. He didn’t identify the man. […]

  • President Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant sought by Indiana will be built in Wisconsin

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that’s expected to create 3,000 jobs. The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration that pledged to generate manufacturing jobs but has struggled to deliver results as quickly as the president promised. Trump’s plans for health care and tax cuts face an uncertain future in Congress, while his administration is bogged down by an investigation into Russia’s possible […]

  • President Trump announces decision to ban transgender people from serving in U.S. military

    WASHINGTON – During a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. armed forces. Trump said that after consulting with “Generals and military experts,” that the government “will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” Trump added that “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs […]

  • Republican Rep. Luke Messer announces run for US Senate

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN 06) officially announced Wednesday he is running for Senate. Messer made the announcement on Twitter just before noon. He will go up against Democrat Joe Donnelly in 2018. We're in!! See you at the picnic on August 12th. — Luke Messer (@LukeMesserIN) July 26, 2017 Donnelly is considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats in 2018, according to the Associated Press. Republicans have signaled they will spend considerable sums to […]

  • Ohio prepares for execution of convicted child rapist, murderer; first in over 3 years

    LUCASVILLE, Ohio — Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state’s first execution in more than three years. Ronald Phillips, 43, is scheduled to die Wednesday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. He was convicted for the 1993 rape and killing of Sheila Marie Evans, his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter. Phillips and other death row inmates have challenged the state’s new three-drug execution method, which includes a sedative used in some problematic executions […]

  • IU swimmer Lilly King sets world record in FINA World Championships

    BUDAPEST, Hungary— Lilly King’s performance marked another notch for the finger-wagging American in her rivalry with Russian star Yulia Efimova. King won gold at the Rio Olympics last summer after spurning Efimova and brazenly proclaiming she had no business being allowed to compete because of doping violations. Efimova nearly broke Ruta Meilutyte’s 4-year-old record in the semifinals, giving her the prime lane in the middle of the pool. But King, racing right beside her, was the one who came through […]

  • Bus driver in fatal Monroe County crash told officers he was distracted by ice

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Authorities say the driver of a bus that slammed into the rear of minivan, killing three people, told investigators he was distracted by ice under his feet. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Brian Hodges of New Albany told deputies he was looking down, trying to kick away the ice, before he looked up Saturday and saw the minivan had stopped for a lane closure on the Indiana 37 Business Route just north of Bloomington. The […]

  • Indiana boy drowns in public pool, body found by another child

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Authorities say a woman whose 5-year-old son drowned in a public pool in southwestern Indiana was visiting the pool with the boy and his three other siblings. Seth Fulkerson was pronounced dead Saturday at an Evansville hospital after another child found him floating in the Burdette Park Aquatic Center’s pool. Fulkerson was found in 2.25 feet of water near a rope that separates sections of the pool at the 170-acre county-owned park in western Vanderburgh County. The […]