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Indiana cigarette tax proposal raises questions on spending

Nov. 26, 2020 12:57 PM EST

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana legislative leaders are willing to increase the state's cigarette tax but say any measure must include specifics on how the new revenue will be used to improve public health. Indiana's 21.8% adult smoking rate is one of the highest in the nation, The (Northwest Indiana) Times ...

Indianapolis Colts buying up parking lots near stadium

Nov. 26, 2020 9:15 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are on a property-buying spree around Lucas Oil Stadium to control more of its game day parking. The Colts have spent at least $6.3 million in recent months to buy about nine acres of land that is mostly vacant and used for parking by other companies since the...

Hoosiers warned about deceptive mailings touting prizes

Nov. 26, 2020 9:11 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state Attorney General's office is warning Indiana residents to be wary of deceptive mailings that aim to mislead consumers into believing they've won significant prizes. The deceptive mailings are often employed to lure people to locations where they are subjected to used-car sales...

Hammond mayor wants to sell raw water to Joliet in Illinois

Nov. 26, 2020 9:08 AM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. wants to sell water from the Indiana city to Joliet in neighboring Illinois. McDermott Jr. said this week that Joliet is considering Hammond and Chicago as options for a new water source, the (Northwest Indiana) Times reported. City officials in...

Southern Indiana mother working to ‘start over, start fresh’

Nov. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EST

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — On Monday afternoon, Candace Montgomery’s four daughters burst into the new apartment their mother moved into a week ago. It’s a place she hopes they’ll all soon call home. The girls quickly found their bedrooms and Alexis, 9, and Bella, 7, immediately...

Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) goes to the basket against Tennessee Tech's Kenny White Jr. (13 during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Jackson-Davis leads Indiana to 89-59 win over Tennessee Tech

Nov. 25, 2020 11:00 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Indiana scored 20 consecutive first-half points to pull away for good in the Hoosiers' 89-59 win over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams. Trey Galloway added 13 points and Rob Phinisee...

Purdue Fort Wayne defeats SE Louisiana 67-63 in OT

Nov. 25, 2020 11:00 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Jalon Pipkins registered 18 points as Purdue Fort Wayne narrowly defeated Southeastern Louisiana 67-63 in overtime on Wednesday night. Bobby Planutis had 14 points for Purdue Fort Wayne (1-0). DeMierre Black added 13 points. Demetric Horton had 11 points. Nick Caldwell scored a...

Thompson scores 21 to lift Butler over W. Michigan 66-62

Nov. 25, 2020 9:07 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Thompson had a career-high 21 points as Butler defeated Western Michigan 66-62 on Wednesday night in a season opener. Thompson was 6 of 9 from the field and 8 of 11 from the free-throw line. Jair Bolden added 15 points and nine rebounds. The lead changed hands six times in the...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

The Latest: South Korea has most daily cases in 8 months

Nov. 25, 2020 8:29 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time in about eight months as health authorities struggle to contain a third surge of infections. The Asian nation has been experiencing a spike in cases since it relaxed stringent social distancing...

Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana Health Commissioner, answers questions about COVID-19 infections and its impact on the state as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb listens during a briefing at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Holcomb ordered state residents to remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana officials say 'stay home' as COVID-19 deaths climb

Nov. 25, 2020 6:17 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are doubling down on pleas for Hoosiers to stay at home for the holidays and cooperate with virus mitigation efforts as statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths continue to hit record highs. The Indiana State Department of Health added 63 more deaths to...