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  • State: Doctor’s wife mishandled vaccines, caused outbreak in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio

    MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure says a Mount Sterling doctor allowed his unlicensed wife to mishandle vaccines, causing an infection outbreak in patients across Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the board on Friday placed Dr. Paul E. McLaughlin on five years’ probation. He also was ordered to pay $5,000 for delegating to someone without a medical license and contributing to a public health crisis. The vaccination provider “Location Vaccination” is owned and operated […]

  • Shane Lowry wins 1st major title at British Open

    PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Shane Lowry made the 68 years between British Opens in Northern Ireland worth the wait. The silver claret jug is staying on the Emerald Isle. Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, endured the worst weather of the week and the Sunday pressure of a sellout crowd cheering him along to win the British Open by six shots at Royal Portrush. Even as the rain stopped, the tears began […]

  • Students in Oregon can now take ‘mental health days’

    SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will allow students to take “mental health days” just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. But don’t call it coddling. The students behind the measure say it’s meant to change the stigma around mental health in a state that has some of the United States’ highest […]

  • Critics say Duke Energy needs to expedite coal power retirement

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana’s largest electric utility needs to move faster to retire its aging network of coal-fired power plants and replace them with cleaner, more renewable power sources, environmentalist said. Duke Energy Indiana officials said they hope to retire all nine of the utility’s coal-fired units by 2038 and construct two large natural-gas plants. “We view this as the beginning of our transition to a more nimble, diversified fleet,” said Stan Pinegar, president of Duke Energy Indiana, which serves […]

  • Newgarden dominates in IndyCar victory in Iowa

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — With his championship lead in danger, Josef Newgarden strengthened his hold on the title chase with yet another blistering run in Iowa. Josef Newgarden led 245 laps of 300 laps and won the weather-delayed IndyCar race early Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the season. Newgarden’s run resembled his dominant win on Iowa’s short oval in 2016. Newgarden led a series-record 282 laps three years ago in Newton. Newgarden also pushed his lead […]

  • 2 killed, 1 injured during crash on I-70 in Clay County

    CLAY COUNTY, Ind. — Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Clay County that left two elderly people dead and third person hospitalized. Indiana State Police say the SUV the two victims were traveling in was rear ended by a semi tractor-trailer on Interstate 70. The deceased were identified Saturday as 67-year-old Dolores C. Soroa of Florida and 70-year-old Anelis Nora Herrera Perez of Cuba. The crash happened Friday when the driver of the semi failed to recognize traffic was […]

  • Big League ballparks bake as heat wave socks nation

    CHICAGO, Ill. — At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the majors. The National Weather Service said it was part of “a dangerous heat wave” gripping much of the country. From the Northeast through […]

  • 1 critical after 2 boats crash near Hammond Marina

    HAMMOND, Ind. — Indiana conservation officers say one person is hospitalized in critical condition after two boats collided on Lake Michigan near the Hammond Marina. The law enforcement division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the boats collided Friday evening just northwest of the marina in the northwestern Indiana city. The impact threw the operator of one of the boats into the water. That person was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. The […]

  • Pagenaud takes pole at Iowa Speedway

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden has spent much of the season holding off a hard-charging Alexander Rossi. Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud looks poised to make the chase for the championship a three-car affair. Pagenaud moved 22 points closer to Newgarden, his Team Penske teammate, after leading 80 of 85 laps in a dominant win in Toronto last weekend. Pagenaud and the No. 1 Chevrolet now trail Newgarden by just 39 points and Rossi by 35 […]

  • Former IUPUI volleyball coach sentenced to probation for possession of child porn

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former college volleyball coach from Indianapolis has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to possessing sexually explicit images and videos of young girls. A Marion County judge recently sentenced Steven Payne to four years of probation and barred him from having internet access at home or work. The 55-year-old must also participate in psychological and mental health treatment and evaluation. Payne was fired in his 22nd season as IUPUI’s volleyball coach following his November arrest. […]

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