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Lane closures on Ohio River bridge extended for repairs

Jun. 09, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A bridge over the Ohio River that connects Kentucky and Indiana needs repair work, which means some lanes will be closed longer than expected, officials said. The three left lanes of the Interstate 65 Kennedy Bridge were closed Monday for an...

Suspect in court after fire destroys re-created cabin

May. 24, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A man appeared in court Monday to face a charge he set a fire that destroyed a cabin built as a re-creation of the home where Revolutionary War figure George Rogers Clark spent his retirement years in southern Indiana. Appearing via Zoom, Jason...

Indiana casino's next owner expects to retain 700 employees

May. 17, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

ELIZABETH, Ind. (AP) — The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians plans to retain all 700-plus employees at a southern Indiana casino if state regulators approve its ownership of the casino later this year. The North Carolina-based tribe also announced Thursday that it had...

Indiana port readies to handle big cargo for cement plant

May. 01, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana port on the Ohio River is preparing to handle barges loaded with parts as heavy as 100 tons (91 metric tons) for a cement plant's $600 million expansion. The Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville will receive more than 30...

Indiana trooper sued over fatal shooting during traffic stop

Apr. 30, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The sister of a Black man who was fatally shot by an Indiana state trooper last year has filed a lawsuit alleging the trooper used excessive force in his death, which authorities said occurred during an exchange of gunfire following a traffic stop. ...

Indiana district wants public barred from molestation case

Apr. 11, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana school district wants to bar the public from the civil trial of a man sentenced to 120 years in prison for molesting 20 children while working at a YMCA and an elementary school. Attorneys for the Greater Clark County...

Indiana man faces 10th civil suit for molesting children

Apr. 02, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man sentenced to 120 years in prison for molesting 20 children while working at a YMCA and an elementary school is facing a 10th civil lawsuit stemming from that abuse. Michael Begin, 21, pleaded guilty in January 2019 to...