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Man gets 5 years for stealing truck with child, 1, inside

Jan. 27, 2023 15:28 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to stealing a truck and driving off with a one-year-old child inside was sentenced Friday to five years in prison. Gonzalo Mondragon Jr., 35, had pleaded guilty in December to one count each of criminal confinement where...

Meyer Shank Racing aims for 2nd consecutive Rolex 24 victory

Jan. 26, 2023 17:28 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Shank bookended last year's sports car season by winning the most prestigious endurance race in North America and then the IMSA championship. In between, he expanded his IndyCar program and followed a scrupulous plan to build Meyer Shank Racing...

Herta wants to run Wickens in next year's Indianapolis 500

Jan. 26, 2023 17:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bryan Herta wants to enter Robert Wickens in the Indianapolis 500 as early as 2024 — a year longer than preferred as work continues on the hand controls needed for the paralyzed driver. Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash at Pocono Raceway...

Girl, 3, dies after Indiana apartment fire kills dad, sister

Jan. 26, 2023 12:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 3-year-old girl has died more than two weeks after she was seriously injured in an Indianapolis apartment fire that killed her father and 15-month-old sister, a fire official said. Battalion Chief Rita Reith said the Indianapolis Fire Department was notified...

Indiana lawmakers scale back on private school aid expansion

Jan. 25, 2023 17:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans scaled down a proposed expansion Wednesday of a program allowing parents to spend state money directly on their child’s education expenses after critics argued it opened up such payments to private schools by even the wealthiest families. A...

Storm system dumps heavy, wet snow on Indiana and Michigan

Jan. 25, 2023 17:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy, wet snow — part of a storm system that spawned tornadoes in the Houston area — has covered roads, vehicles, houses and buildings Wednesday from central and northern Indiana into much of southeastern Michigan. About six inches of snow was expected to...

Police: 1 dead after small plane crashes in Indianapolis

Jan. 24, 2023 17:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One person died in a small plane crash Tuesday afternoon on the south side of Indianapolis, police said. Indianapolis police, fire crews and medics were called to the scene about 4 p.m. along railroad tracks in a residential area near the University of...

Walmart shooting victim's mom: Gunman threatened daughter

Jan. 21, 2023 15:58 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a Walmart employee who was shot and wounded by a former co-worker inside a Walmart store in Indiana says the gunman had repeatedly threatened to kill her daughter. Jenny Couch told WFIE-TV that her daughter, 28-year-old Amber Cook, was targeted...

Indiana judge sets bond for man after child seen waving gun

Jan. 19, 2023 16:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man whose neighbors saw his 4-year-old child point a loaded handgun at them outside their apartment appeared in court Thursday, where a judge entered not-guilty pleas to three felony charges. The Marion County Superior Court judge also set bond for...

Indiana man charged after son in diaper points gun at people

Jan. 18, 2023 15:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The father of diaper-clad 4-year-old boy seen last weekend pointing a loaded handgun at people outside their Indiana apartment now faces felony charges. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that the 45-year-old man was charged Tuesday with two...