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  • Boston Celtics great John Havlicek dies at 79

    BOSTON (AP) — John Havlicek, the Boston Celtics great whose steal of Hal Green’s inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history, has died. He was 79. The Celtics said the Hall of Famer died Thursday. Nicknamed “Hondo” for his resemblance to John Wayne, Havlicek was drafted in the first round in 1962 out of Ohio State by a Celtics team stocked […]

  • Amazon Prime to be 1-day shipping instead of 2

    SEATTLE – Amazon says its free shipping for Prime members will be even faster, promising one-day shipping on most items instead of two-day delivery. The company didn’t say when the change would happen, but says it has been growing its warehouses and shipping network to offer faster deliveries. Amazon has long offered delivery in a day or quicker for some items, but the change will mean free one-day shipping will be the default, rather than two-day. The move is likely […]

  • Lawsuit seeks to block Indiana ban on abortion procedure

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s attempt to ban a second-trimester abortion procedure just hours after the governor signed it into law. The bill passed by the Republican-dominated Legislature would prohibit dilation and evacuation abortions, which the legislation calls “dismemberment abortion.” Federal courts have blocked similar laws in others states, but Indiana anti-abortion groups hope Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s addition has pushed the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right on abortion questions. The […]

  • UPDATE: DNR says animal that killed Brown County family’s pet was bobcat, not mountain lion

    NASHVILLE, Ind. — Last month, we told you about a family in Brown County who said a large cat attacked and killed their beloved house cat. They chased the animal through the woods with a gun because they thought it was a mountain lion. However, state wildlife officials say the animal was a bobcat, not a mountain lion. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources began investigating the case on March 11. DNR staff examined the cat’s carcass and found bite […]

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden officially announces 2020 presidential run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama’s presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today’s increasingly liberal Democratic Party. He made his announcement in a video posted on Twitter, declaring, “We are in the battle for the soul of this nation.” “If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter […]

  • Indiana legislative session ends as budget plan is approved

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind — Indiana lawmakers have approved a new state budget increasing base school funding by 2.5% percent each of the next two years as they brought this year’s legislative session to a close. The House and Senate votes Wednesday night came after Republicans touted the spending plan as making strides toward improving the state’s lagging teacher pay. Republicans say it is a responsible plan that protects the state in case of an economic downturn by maintaining its $2 billion […]

  • Unneeded, unwanted Rx drugs can be discarded Saturday

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana officials say unused and unwanted prescription drugs can be safely disposed of Saturday at most state police posts and other participating sites. In partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. People can conveniently and anonymously drop off any unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications, including liquid and pill medications. No syringes will be accepted. Collection sites will be available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. […]

  • Lawmakers approve bill that would legalize sports betting in Indiana, sending it to governor

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana legislators have approved a wide-ranging gambling bill that would legalize sports betting in the state and allows new casinos in Terre Haute and Gary. The House and Senate both voted Wednesday to support the proposal hours after a final agreement was reached adding payments to Evansville and three northwestern Indiana cities that are expecting tax revenue hits from the new casinos competing with those in their communities. A proposed $40 million tax credit to the new […]

  • Ken Kercheval, who played Cliff on ‘Dallas,’ dies at 83

    CLINTON, Ind. — Ken Kercheval, who played perennial punching bag Cliff Barnes to Larry Hagman’s scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on the hit TV series “Dallas,” has died. He was 83. Kercheval died Sunday in the city of Clinton in his native Indiana, said Jeff Fisher, his agent. The cause of death was being kept private by family, Fisher said Wednesday. He was in “Dallas” for its full run, from 1978 to 1991, and returned as oilman Cliff opposite Hagman […]

  • IndyCar hoping debris deflector helps protect drivers

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power got his first real glimpse at IndyCar’s new debris deflector Wednesday. He is still getting used to the small piece on the front of his race car. The defending Indianapolis 500 champion and 2014 series champion was one of more than two dozen drivers who spent Wednesday testing the safety device designed to reduce the risk of head injuries in the series that features open cockpits. “You notice it,” the Australian driver said during a […]

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