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Indiana officials report 793 new confirmed virus cases

Jul. 11, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials in Indiana are reporting 793 additional confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. The newly confirmed cases bring the state’s total to more than 51,000. Indiana’s State Department of Health also said Saturday that 2,563 Indiana residents have died from...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill holds a press conference in South Bend, Ind. Votes are being tallied Friday, July 10, 2020, to decide whether Republicans will nominate Attorney General Hill for a new term despite allegations of groping four women that resulted in a month-long suspension of his law license. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

Indiana GOP ousts attorney general after groping allegations

Jul. 10, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection was scuttled Friday as he lost the Republican nomination following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party. Former U.S. Rep. Todd...

Indiana Republicans reject Attorney General Curtis Hill for reelection after allegations of groping 4 women

Jul. 10, 2020 1:40 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans reject Attorney General Curtis Hill for reelection after allegations of groping 4 women.

Judge strikes down Indiana abortion complications report law

Jul. 9, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has struck down an Indiana law that aimed to require reports from medical providers to the state if they treat women for complications arising from abortions. U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling Wednesday that the law was unconstitutional came two years after...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, file photo, Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan acknowledges the applause of supporters as he concedes to Republican challenger Mitch Daniels in the race for governor in Indianapolis. Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan has lost the ability to speak due to Alzheimer's disease and is living in a care facility, according to a report confirmed by his former press secretary Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Ex-Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan in care facility with Alzheimer’s

Jul. 8, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan has lost the ability to speak due to Alzheimer's disease and is living in a care facility, according to a report confirmed by his former press secretary Wednesday. Kernan, 74, was diagnosed with the form of dementia several years ago, Tina Noel, who was...

Tears roll down the face of Vauhxx Booker as he speaks to the hundreds gathered at the Monroe County courthouse, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Booker, a local civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, says a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” after claiming that he and his friends had trespassed on private property as they gathered at an Indiana lake over the Fourth of July weekend. (Rich Janzaruk/The Herald-Times via AP)

Indiana governor defends officer response to assault report

Jul. 8, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb defended the state's Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday amid criticism that the agency's conservation officers did not adequately respond to the reported assault of a Black man by a group of white men at a southern Indiana lake last weekend. Holcomb...

Indiana's coronavirus-related death toll tops 2,700

Jul. 7, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s coronavirus-related death toll has topped 2,700 people since the first ones were recorded less than four months ago, according to new state health statistics. The Indiana State Health Department on Tuesday added 19 COVID-19 deaths to the total, with most of those...

Indiana officials investigate report of assault on Black man

Jul. 6, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Black man says a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” after claiming that he and his friends had trespassed on private property as they gathered at an Indiana lake over the Fourth of July weekend. Vauhxx Booker, a local civil rights activist...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill arrives for a hearing at the state Supreme Court at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Indiana's Republican delegates are continuing to cast their ballots as the time nears to select who will run for state attorney general in November 2020. The spotlight is expected to be on incumbent Hill, who must convince delegates that he deserves a second term despite his misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Indiana GOP AG candidates speak out before ballots come in

Jul. 6, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Republican delegates are casting ballots as the time nears to select who will run for state attorney general in November. The spotlight is on incumbent Indiana Attorney Curtis Hill, who must convince delegates that he deserves a second term despite misconduct...

11 unreported virus deaths added to Indiana county's total

Jul. 3, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eleven additional coronavirus-related deaths dating back to mid-April have been added to the toll for northeastern Indiana’s Allen County, state health officials announced Friday. Those fatalities boost the total for Allen County, which includes Fort Wayne, to 128 deaths and give...