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Indianapolis gives go-ahead to convention center expansion

Sep. 19, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis is moving ahead with plans for a $125 million expansion of the downtown convention center, even as business has plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic. The City-County Council endorsed plans for the project, which includes a 300,000-square-foot addition on the site of...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the seating area at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is viewed in Indianapolis after the Big Ten Conference announced that remainder of the men's NCAA college basketball games tournament was canceled. Indianapolis city leaders want the college basketball world to know it is open for business. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, Indiana Sports Corp, a local, year-round organizing committee, publicly released a 16-page proposal to convert convert about half of the city convention center's exhibition halls and meeting rooms into basketball courts and locker rooms, providing expansive safety measures and daily COVID-19 testing. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

College basketball bubbles brewing with season on horizon

Sep. 18, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic already forcing changes for college basketball, a bubble may be brewing in Indianapolis. Indiana Sports Corp. released a 16-page proposal Friday that calls for turning the city convention center's exhibition halls and meeting rooms into basketball courts...

Police: Shooting leaves college student dead, 2 injured

Sep. 18, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, IND. (AP) — An 18-year-old Indiana State University student died early Friday from a shooting outside a college house party, police said. Valentina Delva of Indianapolis was pronounced dead after the 1:55 a.m. shooting, Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen said. Two males at the party also were...

FILE - Injured Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen talks with teammate cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Minneapolis. Rhodes and Thielen came to training camp together as rookies in 2013, one the Vikings first-round draft pick from Florida State, the other an undrafted rookie from Minnesota State.(AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

Rhodes, Theilen embrace reunion weekend in Indianapolis

Sep. 18, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Xavier Rhodes and Adam Thielen came to training camp together as rookies in 2013, one of them the Vikings' first-round draft pick from Florida State, the other an undrafted rookie from Minnesota State. Over the next seven years, the cornerback and the receiver followed similar scripts....

Man serving life requests death for Indiana prison slaying

Sep. 18, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A man serving two life sentences at an Indiana prison asked for the death penalty for a slaying of a fellow inmate, but a prosecutor said he is reluctant to pursue it. Tommy P. Holland, 45, of Indianapolis is charged with murder in the stabbing of Clifford Baggett at the Pendleton...

Fire damages, destroys about 20 trucks on Indianapolis lot

Sep. 17, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A fire that damaged or destroyed about 20 trucks on an Indianapolis lot is being investigated as arson. The blaze was reported about 3:30 a.m. Thursday at M&K Truck Center. Fire officials said smoke from the fire was visible for miles from nearby Interstate 465. Hundreds of gallons...

Indianapolis City Council passes CARES Act allocations

Sep. 16, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis City Council has passed $76 million in federal CARES Act COVID-19 Relief allocations. It's the third and final application of the funding and extends existing programs formed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s office said Wednesday. It...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) walks off the field after the Jacksonville Jaguars intercepted a pass he threw during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rivers looks to rebound from 2 interceptions in Colts opener

Sep. 16, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Throwing two interceptions and missing an open receiver for a potential touchdown will never cut it in Philip Rivers' world. He expects more. So the eight-time Pro Bowler and new Indianapolis Colts quarterback spent the last few days dissecting mistakes, making corrections, forgetting...

Former ITT students in Indiana to get $10M in debt relief

Sep. 15, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 1,000 students who were enrolled at now-closed ITT Technical Institute campuses in Indiana are eligible for nearly $10 million in student loan forgiveness, the state’s attorney general announced Tuesday. Indiana's share of a $330 million national settlement follows...

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich, center, kneels the national anthem during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Colts look to rebound after another sloppy opening-day loss

Sep. 14, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Frank Reich blamed himself for the Indianapolis Colts’ opening-day miscues. He accepted responsibility again Monday for setting up the first of Philip Rivers’ two interceptions. He said he was outcoached on some key plays. Reich insisted he had even put quarterback...