Latest Indianapolis News

Indiana rushes to spend virus relief aid on new jobs program

Jun. 14, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators scrambled in the final days of their session to make decisions on spending the state’s $3 billion share of the $350 billion in federal coronavirus relief money approved this year for state and local governments. Like many...

Crews investigate ruptured pipe in downtown Indianapolis

Jun. 13, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Crews were investigating an underground pipe that ruptured in downtown Indianapolis and sent hot steam and debris into the air through a manhole in the street. The Indianapolis Fire Department received reports of heavy smoke around Michigan Street...

Mike Pence, wife buy suburban Indianapolis home for $1.93M

Jun. 12, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have purchased a $1.93 million suburban Indianapolis house that sits on a 5-acre spread and features seven bedrooms, a swimming pool and an indoor basketball court. Pence and his wife, Karen, took out a...

2 dead when bus, SUV collide on interstate in Indiana

Jun. 11, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

BROOKSTON, Ind. (AP) — Two people were killed and many more injured when an SUV collided with a Greyhound bus Friday on Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana, police said. The driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe lost control while traveling south on the interstate when the...

Indiana man convicted in twin sons' 2014 house fire deaths

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Lafayette man has been has convicted in his twin 3-year-old sons' house fire deaths more than two years after a judge vacated his earlier guilty plea in their 2014 deaths. A Tippecanoe County jury on Thursday convicted Brandon Abbott on 13...

Indianapolis woman, oldest state resident, dies at age 112

Jun. 10, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman considered to be Indiana's oldest resident has died at age 112. Anna Garrett of Indianapolis died on May 27, two months short of her 113th birthday, according to Lavenia & Summers Funeral Home. A funeral is planned for Saturday. ...

Indianapolis police pursuit crash seriously injures woman

Jun. 10, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis police officer chasing a stolen truck crashed into a car during the pursuit, seriously injuring a motorist, police said. Officers spotted a U-Haul truck about 9 p.m. Wednesday that had been reported stolen the previous day. The...

Indiana man, Iowa woman were weekend plane crash victims

Jun. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A man from Indiana and a woman from Iowa were identified Wednesday as the victims of a weekend plane crash in central Indiana. The single-engine Diamond Katana DA40 aircraft departed from Lift Academy, a flight school in Indianapolis, and crashed...

7 people charged in fatal beating of man at jail

Jun. 09, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At least seven people have been charged with murder in the fatal beating of an inmate at the Marion County jail. Martin Cruz, 38, died in October while in custody on child molestation charges, allegations that might have fueled the attack by other...

Pacers fire Bjorkgren as coach after just 1 season

Jun. 09, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Pritchard hired Nate Bjorkgren to take the Indiana Pacers in a new direction. They went the wrong way. A season filled with defensive struggles, missed chances and locker room drama resulted Wednesday in the firing of...