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Judge declares mistrial in case of pastor's wife's slaying

Dec. 08, 2021 12:58 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man charged in the fatal 2015 shooting of an Indianapolis pastor’s wife after learning some jurors knew she had been pregnant — a fact defense attorneys had successfully moved to keep from the jury. Marion County...

Holcomb frustrated with 'absurd' vaccine-refusal reasons

Dec. 08, 2021 12:23 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With Indiana’s COVID-19 hospitalizations doubling in the past month, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb expressed frustration Tuesday at the “absurd” reasons some cite for refusing vaccinations, although he isn’t offering any new state actions to combat the spread of the...

Pacers pull away early, hold off Wizards for 116-110 win

Dec. 06, 2021 22:19 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis was ready to do whatever it took to snap a four-game losing streak. Especially against the team that eliminated the Indiana Pacers from the play-in round in May. So on Monday night, Sabonis did it all. He...

Colts looking for ways to maintain momentum through bye week

Dec. 06, 2021 16:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts created the perfect bye week script Sunday. They again topped the 200-yard mark on the ground and and scored 30 points for the seventh time in eight games. Defensively, Indy forced forced two more turnovers, allowed 141 total yards and...

Prosecutors drop death penalty in Indiana officer's killing

Dec. 06, 2021 16:18 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are no longer seeking the death penalty for the man charged in the fatal shooting of a police officer who had come to his aid after the man's car overturned in a crash in Indianapolis four years ago. Marion Superior Judge Mark Stoner last week...

16-year-old Indianapolis boy faces 3 counts of murder

Dec. 05, 2021 12:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 16-year-old Indianapolis boy faces murder, robbery and other charges in connection with the shooting deaths of three people on the city's south side, prosecutors said. Caden Smith was charged Friday as an adult with three counts each of murder,...

New I-69 section in central Indiana could open in December

Dec. 05, 2021 09:53 AM EST

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State highway officials expect to open a new section of the Interstate 69 extension project between Indianapolis and Bloomington by the end of December. That step will reopen the main route between the two cities that has been cut off as a...

No. 2 Michigan takes Big Ten in rout, makes playoff pitch

Dec. 05, 2021 01:01 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan ignored the preseason predictions, the early poll snub and especially the critics who thought the program’s best days were long gone. Instead they set out to prove everybody wrong. On Saturday, they did. Hassan Haskins...

Former pro wrestler Lee Rosser finds his niche as a chef

Dec. 05, 2021 00:09 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — It doesn’t matter if Lee Rosser is cutting up lemons on a sidewalk outside of the Banneker Community Center or handing out appetizers during the grand reopening of the Lilly Library on the Indiana University campus — he’s putting on a production. ...

Indiana's Black churches work to combat mental health crisis

Dec. 04, 2021 00:10 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — On a Sunday morning in Anderson, almost 30 years ago, the Rev. Dwight Holland was on assignment as pastor at his second church when he noticed a young woman crying. He asked her to come into his office. “What she ended up...