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This Aug. 2, 2016 photo provided by Indiana Department of Natural Resources shows Bob Vollmer.  Vollmer, 102, who is Indiana's oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it's time to go.”  Vollmer plans to report to work for the last time Feb. 6, 2020, as a surveyor for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The southern Indiana man, whose mother lived to be 108, joined the state agency in 1962.  (John Maxwell/ Indiana Department of Natural Resources via AP)

Man who is Indiana's oldest state employee retiring at 102

Jan. 15, 2020 1:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 102-year-old man who is Indiana's oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it's time to go.” Bob Vollmer plans to report to work for the last time Feb. 6 as a surveyor for the Indiana Department of...

Fetal remains at abortion doc's properties can't be ID'd

Dec. 31, 2019 12:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shoddy record-keeping and the degraded condition of more than 2,400 sets of fetal remains that were found in the Illinois garage and a car of a late Indiana abortion doctor mean those remains cannot be identified, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by Indiana’s...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill arrives for a hearing at the state Supreme Court in the Statehouse, in Indianapolis. Hill is running for reelection as he awaits the outcome from professional misconduct allegations of drunkenly groping four women that threaten his law license.  Hill announced his bid for a second term Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, releasing a video in which he says  he won’t back down from “partisan attacks, the media, and even Republicans embarrassed to defend our values.” (AP Photo/Michael Conroy File)

Watchdog seeks suspension of Indiana AG Hill's law license

Dec. 17, 2019 7:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana watchdog agency is seeking a two-year suspension of Attorney General Curtis Hill's law license over allegations that the Republican drunkenly groped three women at a bar. The Indiana Supreme Court's Disciplinary Commission recommended the suspension on Monday, but a hearing...

Indiana prison official charged with molesting child

Dec. 12, 2019 8:33 AM EST

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — The technology director at the Indiana Department of Correction has been charged with molesting a child at his home on prison property. Thomas Francum, who was suspended in August when the home in central Indiana was searched by investigators, is accused of molesting a child over a...

This photo provided Nov. 7, 2019, by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety shows some of the 75,000 THC vaping cartridges seized in drug busts by Minnesota's Northwest Metro Drug Task Force. (Minnesota Department of Public Safety via AP)

Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years

Dec. 3, 2019 10:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. From New York City to Nebraska farm country to California, authorities have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, James Bopp, the attorney for conservative religious groups challenging limits on Indiana's religious objections law, speaks with reporters at the Hamilton County government center in Noblesville, Ind. Conservative religious groups have failed to convince an Indiana judge they've faced any harm from limits placed on the state's contentious religious objections law signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence. Bopp, argued during an October hearing that they were subject to

Judge denies challenge to Indiana religious objection limits

Nov. 27, 2019 1:47 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge has canceled a trial challenging limits on the state’s religious objections law, finding conservative groups failed to prove they were harmed by changes the Republican-dominated Legislature approved shortly after then-Gov. Mike Pence signed it. In calling off the...

FILE - In this July 13, 2019 file photo, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb speaks at a campaign rally in Knightstown, Ind. Holcomb is facing calls from Democrats to explain his role in Amazon being cleared in a worker's death despite initial findings of major safety violations. The Republican Gov. denies any involvement in the state Department of Labor's investigation of the September 2017 death at Amazon's Plainfield warehouse as reported Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, by the nonprofit news outlet Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Governor questioned over Indiana’s probe of Amazon death

Nov. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is facing calls from Democrats to explain his role in Amazon being cleared of responsibility for a warehouse worker’s death despite initial findings of four major safety violations. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb denies any involvement in the state...