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Member of Montana Freemen from 1996 standoff dies in prison

Apr. 16, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A member of the anti-government Montana Freemen who took part in the extremist group's 81-day armed standoff with FBI agents 25 years ago has died in prison. Russell Dean Landers, 69, died April 10 while in custody at the Federal Correctional...

Duke Energy division planning $180M Indiana solar farm

Apr. 10, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A division of Duke Energy that develops renewable energy projects plans to build a $180 million solar farm in western Indiana that would produce enough electricity to power 35,000 homes. The Hoosier Jack Solar farm proposed by Duke Energy...

Opening set for new Gary casino after investigation's delays

Mar. 23, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new $300 million casino in northwestern Indiana is set to open in mid-May after delays caused by a state investigation into allegations of financial wrongdoings by the casino developer's former top executive. The Indiana Gaming Commission on...

Indiana abstract art exhibit inspired by Rorschach inkblots

Mar. 21, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — What might this be? That’s a basic question asked of people taking a Rorschach inkblot test. The same question could be asked for the Psychodiagnostik exhibit on display through May 9 at the Swope Art Museum in Terre...

Indiana man gets 16 years after student eats tainted candy

Mar. 09, 2021 14:01 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana man has received a 16-year sentence in a case where a student at a local school became ill after eating drug-laced candy. A Vigo County judge ordered Levi Dowden, 22, of Terre Haute on Monday to serve 10 years of his sentence...

Greg Lansing out as men's basketball coach at Indiana State

Mar. 08, 2021 14:22 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State will not extend the contract of men’s basketball coach Greg Lansing. “Greg has directed this program with class and dignity, and represented the Sycamores well in the community and on the court," athletic director Sherard...

Feds award Indiana $35M for modernize public housing

Mar. 04, 2021 07:53 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency has awarded Indiana housing authorities $35 million for large-scale projects to modernize public housing around the state. The funding announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will go to 40 of...

Longtime Indiana casino exec selling out after allegations

Mar. 02, 2021 18:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime heavyweight in Indiana’s gambling industry is selling his stake in a Gary casino project and permanently giving up his state casino license after allegations of financial wrongdoings by him and a business partner. The deal announced...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Feb. 23, 2021 14:05 PM EST

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Feb. 18, 2021. Editorial: We should all listen to the EARTHlings. Local students show leadership on climate Adults easily could dismiss as naïve the calls by Vigo County elementary, middle and high school students for better...

Museum founded by Holocaust survivor reopens in Indiana

Feb. 21, 2021 15:32 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana museum founded by a Holocaust survivor who championed forgiveness has reopened following a six-month-long closure prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. The CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center reopened in Terre Haute...