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This June, 1, 2020, image from video provided by Alissa Murray shows demonstrators protesting police brutality and racism encountering a line of armed bystanders as they march in Crown Point, Ind. Crown Point Police Chief Pete Land said the armed bystanders are protected under state law. (Alissa Murray via AP)

Floyd protesters in Indiana marched by armed residents

Jun. 4, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

Protesters in a rural Indiana city who took to the streets to condemn racism and police killings of black people encountered bystanders who were holding rifles during the demonstration. A video that circulated on social media shows 21 people standing along a bike trail near downtown Crown Point, Indiana, watching...

Eli Collins receives his Speedway High School diploma during a ceremony on the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 30, 2020. The ceremony was held at the track to allow for social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader in Indy will not have fans

Jun. 4, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader on the July 4 weekend without fans. Track officials had been optimistic IMS could be the first major sporting venue to have fans back in the stands this summer. Instead, the stands will be empty much like the rest of...

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Prosecutor appointed to probe black man's killing by officer

Jun. 4, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime central Indiana prosecutor was on Thursday appointed as a special prosecutor to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by an Indianapolis police officer. The appointment of Rosemary Khoury, a deputy prosecutor for Madison County, to probe the May 6 death of 21-year-old...

File-In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, a man runs in Garfield Park of Indianapolis past a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a Union prison camp in the city during the Civil War. Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Thursday that the monument would be removed, calling it

Indianapolis to dismantle Confederate monument in park

Jun. 4, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis will remove from a park a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a Union prison camp in the city, the mayor announced Thursday. The grave monument, which was relocated to Garfield Park nearly a century ago from its original location in a cemetery, will be...

FILE - This is a Nov. 24, 2019, file photo showing Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores answering questions after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland. Dolphins coach Brian Flores is mourning the death of Chris Beaty, a good friend and former Indiana University football player who was fatally shot after violence erupted during an Indianapolis protest.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

'Another tragedy' -- Dolphins coach knew shooting victim

Jun. 4, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores' roiling emotions of late regarding social injustice were compounded with the death of Chris Beaty, a good friend who was fatally shot after violence erupted during an Indianapolis protest. Beaty, 38, was a business owner in Indianapolis, a former Indiana...

NHRA to resume in July at Indianapolis with limited fans

Jun. 3, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NHRA drag racing will resume its season in July with back-to-back events at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis with limited spectators allowed. The events will be run on July 11-12 and July 18-19 and admission offers will be extended to NHRA members and 2020 U.S. Nationals ticket...

Restaurant owner Michael Cranfill poses in front of sign on the restaurant's boarded up windows in Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to honor his friend former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty. Beaty was one of two people fatally shot in Indianapolis during protests over the death of George Floyd.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Friends mourn ex-Indiana football player slain during unrest

Jun. 3, 2020 7:39 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To those who knew former Indiana University football player Chris Beaty, it was no surprise that he would participate in a protest over the death of George Floyd. That a man they saw as a “gentle giant” who brought positivity everywhere he went would turn up dead in an...

This undated photo provided by the Kelly family shows Italia Marie Kelly, 22, of Davenport, Iowa. Kelly, who also went by the last name Impinto, was shot and killed outside a Walmart early Monday, June 1, 2020, while leaving a protest against police brutality. Police say the death is under investigation and came amid a night of civil unrest in Davenport, Iowa's third largest city. (Courtesy of the Kelly family via AP)

Retired officer, ex-college athlete among victims of unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

One man was a retired St. Louis police captain checking on his friend's shop. Another was the beloved owner of a Louisville barbecue restaurant who provided free meals to officers. Yet another was a man known as “Mr. Indianapolis," a former star football player. They are among those killed as protests...

Police: 'Multiple shootings' in downtown Indianapolis amid protests; one person killed

May. 31, 2020 1:06 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police: 'Multiple shootings' in downtown Indianapolis amid protests; one person killed.
Ted Foxworthy, right, hugs his son Jacob Foxworthy as they walked off the track where he received his Speedway High School diploma during a ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 30, 2020. The ceremony was held at the track to allow for social distancing requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When Ted Foxworthy was diagnosed with cancer, he set two goals: Celebrating his youngest child's 18th birthday and seeing him graduate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

For father battling cancer, a graduation to victory lane

May. 30, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jacob Foxworthy and his parents waited patiently as their car crawled through pit road at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on this most unusual of graduation days. When his turn came, the Speedway High School senior climbed out and walked across the race track's iconic yard of bricks, his...