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Church: Free speech protects decision to fire teacher

Aug. 22, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Catholic church leaders in Indianapolis are citing the First Amendment as a defense to a lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired because he's in a same-sex marriage. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit by Joshua Payne-Elliott, who worked at...

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

Aug. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules Muck says...

Injury rash opens door for Colts' revolving running backs

Aug. 21, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marlon Mack looks around the Indianapolis Colts locker room and sees the continually changing nameplates. On Monday, Charcandrick West and Marquis Young went up on running back row. On Tuesday, James Williams joined the group. And more changes could be coming amid an injury rash that...

FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church

Aug. 20, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

A truck driver who threatened to "shoot up" a church in Memphis and said he was haunted by "spiritual snakes and spiders" people put in his bed was arrested in Indiana, less than a week before the day of the planned attacks, authorities said in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was arrested in...

Elanco becomes 2nd largest animal health co after $7.6B deal

Aug. 20, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elanco Animal Health will spend $7.6 billion to acquire Bayer AG's veterinary medicines business, which would make it the second-largest animal health company. Elanco said Tuesday that it will pay $5.3 billion, or about 70% of the total price, in cash and the rest in stock. The deal...

Jury selection begins for man accused of murder, cannibalism

Aug. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body nearly five years ago. Because of the attention the case garnered in Clark County, which is across the border from Louisville, Kentucky, and is...

Colts put Fountain on injured reserve, waive veteran safety

Aug. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have put second-year receiver Daurice Fountain and running back D'Onta Foreman on injured reserve and waived veteran safety Derrick Kindred. Fountain suffered a dislocated and fractured left ankle in practice Thursday and had season-ending surgery Friday. Foreman...

Southern Indiana sheriff's deputy fatally shoots armed man

Aug. 19, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana police say a sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man who had refused to disarm after he reportedly fired gunshots. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says 62-year-old Mike Parsley of Springville was pronounced dead at the scene of Saturday night's shooting. Police...

Dislocated, fractured ankle ends season for Colts receiver

Aug. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will put receiver Daurice Fountain on season-ending injured reserve with a dislocated and fractured left ankle. Coach Frank Reich confirmed the diagnosis Sunday and said the Colts will give him all the support he needs. The second-year receiver was injured on a...

Indiana lawmaker under fire for posting noose picture

Aug. 18, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana lawmaker who posted nooses under a Facebook story about a black man pleading guilty to rape is drawing criticism for using racist imagery. Republican state Rep. Jim Lucas, from Seymour, posted a picture of a gallows with two nooses under a WISH-TV story about Marquise...