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Indiana DOC doesn't have the drugs to kill death row inmates

Aug. 18, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Correction has confirmed the state doesn't have the necessary drugs to execute any of the eight men who are on death row. Indiana is one of 29 states that allows capital punishment. But it's been nearly a decade since the state's last execution, and no new...

Carmel paying $64,000 for changes to Westfield highway sign

Aug. 18, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis suburb of Carmel is spending $64,000 to put its name on a U.S. 31 sign that's inside its city limits but welcomes drivers to the neighboring city of Westfield. Westfield spent about $300,000 last year on installing the totem-style sign with "Westfield" on both its north...

Backup QBs lead Browns past Colts 21-18 as Hunt returns

Aug. 17, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens played it safe Saturday. After watching two physical practices with the Indianapolis Colts and seeing one serious injury, he gave his top players the day off and allowed Garrett Gilbert and David Blough to go head to head for the No. 3 quarterback...

Fire department suspends lawmaker facing charges

Aug. 17, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Fire Department has suspended a state legislator who was arrested for drunken driving. The department said Friday that Democratic Rep. Dan Forestal has been suspended for 240 duty hours and remanded to an employee assistance program. It says that once he serves the...

Indiana, Kentucky Planned Parenthood seeing alliance boost

Aug. 17, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is receiving a nearly $1 million funding boost and is adding staffers since its merger with the group's Seattle-based affiliate earlier this year. Additional money was promised with the merger announced in February as the wealthier chapter for...

Thousands of IPS students lose snacks due to funding misuse

Aug. 17, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Indianapolis Public Schools students are losing regular snacks of fresh fruit and vegetables after the district learned it had misused federal money. IPS spent about $600,000 last year on produce for more than 10,000 students. But The Indianapolis Star reports the U.S....

Vice President Pence planning Detroit, Indianapolis trips

Aug. 16, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be heading to the Midwest in the coming weeks, with speeches planned in Detroit and Indianapolis. The Detroit Economic Club says Pence will speak to the organization Monday at the MotorCity Casino Hotel during an event rescheduled from earlier this month....

Federal jury convicts alleged drug ring leader, 4 others

Aug. 16, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been convicted on federal drug charges. A federal jury in Evansville convicted Richard Grundy III and four co-defendants on all charges Thursday during the 14th day of their trial. Prosecutors say Grundy...

Colts lose receiver with 'severe' ankle injury as camp ends

Aug. 15, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts receiver Daurice Fountain turned his career around with a terrific training camp. Now he's dealing with another major obstacle. The promising second-year player suffered a "significant" left ankle injury that prompted teammates and Cleveland Browns players to take...

Indiana cemetery objects to John Dillinger exhumation plans

Aug. 15, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis cemetery where 1930s gangster John Dillinger is buried is objecting to his body's planned exhumation as part of a television documentary. The Indianapolis Star reports Crown Hill Cemetery said in a statement Wednesday that it objects to the exhumation in part because...