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Indianapolis officials ordering mandatory face masks

Jul. 2, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Face masks will be required in all public places in Indianapolis beginning next week, despite a recent decline in confirmed coronavirus cases among residents, city officials announced Thursday. Mayor Joe Hogsett said the new mandate taking effect July 9 will require face coverings in...

Health officials disinfect an area around a hospital after one of the hospital's patients tested positive for the new coronavirus in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

Jul. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell sick this week. The figures reported Thursday brought the...

Mother charged in fatal mauling of infant son by family dog

Jul. 1, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal mauling of her 26-day-old son by the family's pit bull mix dog. Jennifer Connell, 38, of Lafayette was charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent, the Journal and Courier reported Wednesday. Julian...

Catholic priest suspended for comparing BLM to 'maggots'

Jul. 1, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — A bishop suspended a suburban Indianapolis Catholic priest from public ministry on Wednesday for comparing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers to “maggots and parasites” in a recent church bulletin. Bishop Timothy Doherty, of the Diocese of...

Judge blocks new Indiana panhandling law from taking effect

Jun. 30, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Indiana’s new tougher anti-panhandling law the day before it was to take effect. The preliminary injunction issued Tuesday called the Republican-backed law “an unconstitutional prohibition on the freedom of speech.” U.S. District Judge...

Catholic pastor told to clarify 'maggots, parasites' remarks

Jun. 30, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — A bishop asked a suburban Indianapolis Catholic pastor Tuesday to clarify remarks in which he compared the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers to “maggots and parasites.” Bishop Timothy Doherty of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana said the Rev. Theodore...

Racers speed down the front straight between the empty grandstand and their crews that are stationed along pit row as the sun goes down during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

Jun. 30, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Site: Indianapolis, Indiana Schedule: Sunday, race, 4 p.m. (NBC) Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Race distance: 160 laps, 400 miles Last year: Kevin Harvick won from the pole in the final race to make the playoffs, matching his win from the...

Women sue 4 Indianapolis officers, claiming excessive force

Jun. 29, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two women have filed an excessive force lawsuit against four Indianapolis police officers after video was released of officers using batons and pepper balls to subdue the women at a protest last month over the death of George Floyd. Ivoré Westfield and Rachel Harding, both of...

1 teen dead 3 hospitalized after car crashes into pond

Jun. 29, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 15-year-old girl has died and three other teens have been hospitalized, including a 16-year-old boy in critical condition, after a car crashed into an Indianapolis retention pond, authorities said. Witnesses told firefighters they saw the car traveling at a high rate of speed Saturday...

Indiana reports 3 more coronavirus deaths, 362 new cases

Jun. 28, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three more Indiana deaths along with 362 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Sunday by the Indiana State Department of Health. The new reported cases bring to about 44,930 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indiana and nearly 2,430 deaths. The Department of Health reports...