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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...

Indianapolis police fire tear gas to disperse angry crowds

May. 30, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Crowds angered by the Minneapolis death of George Floyd clashed with police in downtown Indianapolis overnight, prompting officers to fire multiple volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds that shattered storefronts and damaged more than two dozen businesses, the city's...

Tight congressional races top Indiana's delayed primary

May. 30, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The final votes will soon be cast for Indiana’s primary election after it was upended by the coronavirus outbreak amid aggressive campaigns for two congressional seats where incumbents are retiring. Health concerns prompted state officials to delay Tuesday’s primary by...

Central Indiana trash levels surged amid stay-at-home order

May. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Central Indiana trash haulers have collected record levels of residential trash since a statewide stay-at-home order that's now being eased took effect in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. In the wake of that trash surge, Indianapolis city workers and private...

EPA seeks comments on cleanup of Indianapolis Superfund site

May. 30, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government is seeking the public's input on its plan to clean up groundwater contamination at a Superfund site in Indianapolis that's tainted with chemicals used by a dry cleaning company. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it would accept...

Ex-Indiana prisons worker charged with murder in stabbings

May. 29, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana Department of Correction worker is charged with murder and other offenses in the stabbing earlier this month of three people, two of them fatally, according to documents released Friday during a hearing. Kristen L. Wolf, 28, of Madison, is charged with murder in the May...

Indiana won't change mail-in ballot deadline despite worries

May. 29, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top election official on Friday rejected a request for extending the deadline for returning mail-in ballots for next week's primary election, despite worries that thousands of them could arrive late and go uncounted. Some voters scattered around the state have...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Carson, Calif. The Indianapolis Colts bet big on 38-year-old Philip Rivers. They're hoping the $25 million investment in a new starting quarterback pays off with a playoff appearance and perhaps Super Bowl run. Colts coach Frank Reich insists he's seen no physical decline in the eight-time Pro Bowler. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Colts hoping for lucrative payoff from betting big on Rivers

May. 29, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich jumped right into research mode when he knew Philip Rivers would hit free agency. The Indianapolis Colts coach studied tapes of Rivers' throws from an uncharacteristically poor 2019 season to compare with those he made earlier in his career. Reich saw no difference. When...

Drivers charged in weekend hit-and-run that killed 3 teens

May. 28, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two drivers are facing charges in a weekend collision that killed three teenagers in Indianapolis, prosecutors said Thursday. Okadema Link and Shantiana Willis both face three counts of reckless homicide and causing death when operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Marion County...

FSSA chief: Mental health issues up amid virus outbreak

May. 27, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is experiencing more substance use disorders and other mental health issues amid the coronavirus outbreak, the state's human services chief said Wednesday. Meanwhile, 21 more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, state health officials said Wednesday as Indianapolis' mayor...