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Indiana mom says school cut autistic son’s hair without OK

Sep. 22, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A mother is upset with an Indiana school after a staff member gave a haircut to her son who is autistic. “My baby has beautiful curly hair,” Nikki Battle said. “Now there are patches on his head. They nicked the side of his face.” ...

Indiana school sued over treatment of LGBT student group

Sep. 22, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana school district was sued Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union after a group that supports LGBT students said it has been barred from promoting its meetings. The free speech rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Pendleton...

Soldier Field showdown is another Chicago chapter for Irish

Sep. 22, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — During the construction of Notre Dame Stadium in 1929, the Fighting Irish football team needed a temporary home venue — one close enough and grand enough to accommodate the program’s growing fan base. They found it in Soldier Field, a...

Indiana virus spread stays high while hospitalizations dip

Sep. 22, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Despite a slight dip in statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19, more Indiana counties are labeled high risk for virus spread, and intensive care units are still stressed by a surge in cases. Nearly all Indiana counties remain in the higher risk...

Colts prepare for Titans with uncertainty at quarterback

Sep. 22, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis coach Frank Reich still doesn't know who will start at quarterback against Tennessee. Carson Wentz has two sprained ankles and missed Wednesday's practice and the Colts have only two other healthy quarterbacks on the roster — Jacob...

NW Indiana woman admits to taking late father's benefits

Sep. 22, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana woman has admitted that she cashed her late father's government disability checks and pocketed the money for 10 years after his death. Gary resident Elizabeth Harris, who's also known as Elizabeth Harris-Liuhoulo, pleaded guilty...

Purdue says fall enrollment set record at nearly 50,000

Sep. 21, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University said it has nearly 50,000 students this fall, a record fueled by a freshman class of about 10,200. Purdue said it was surprised by an increase in out-of-state students accepted for admission, the Journal & Courier...

Republican control of Indiana Senate likely set with new map

Sep. 21, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans appear set for another decade of controlling Indiana’s Senate under a GOP-drawn redistricting plan released Tuesday. The proposal for the new Senate election districts comes as the Republican-dominated Legislature intends to give final...

Longtime president of private Grace College plans to retire

Sep. 21, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WINONA LAKE, Ind. (AP) — The longtime president of Grace College and Theological Seminary is retiring after nearly 10 years at the helm of the private Christian university. School officials announced Monday that Bill Katip plans to retire at the end of the current...

Police: Suspect in Indianapolis rapes targeted older women

Sep. 21, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man charged Tuesday in a series of Indianapolis rapes allegedly targeted older women who lived alone and would spend hours assaulting them inside their homes, authorities said. Darrell Goodlow, 37, would often blindfold and threaten to kill the...