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Critics: Duke Energy needs to expedite coal power retirement

Jul. 21, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest electric utility needs to move faster to retire its aging network of coal-fired power plants and replace them with cleaner, more renewable power sources, environmentalist said. Duke Energy Indiana officials said they hope to retire all nine of the utility's coal-fired...

Nonprofit set to open Indianapolis housing for LGBTQ youth

Jul. 21, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A nonprofit group is preparing to open housing in Indianapolis for LGBTQ youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness. WISH-TV reports that Trinity Haven would be the first of its kind in Indiana by providing transitional housing for people ages 16 to 21 for up to two years....

Indiana woman gets 6 years for role in death of her son, 2

Jul. 20, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne woman has been sentenced to six years in prison on neglect charges stemming from her 2-year-old son's beating death. Twenty-seven-year-old Amber V. Garrett was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in June to two felony neglect counts involving her son and daughter....

1 critical after 2 boats collide near Hammond Marina

Jul. 20, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers say one person is hospitalized in critical condition after two boats collided on Lake Michigan near the Hammond Marina. The law enforcement division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the boats collided Friday evening just northwest of the...

Alleged drug ring leader's trial moved to SW Indiana

Jul. 20, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal trial of the alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been moved to southwestern Indiana after the man's first trial ended in a mistrial. Richard Grundy III and four co-defendants first stood trial July 8 in Indianapolis on federal drug...

Merger could send Indiana limestone to international markets

Jul. 20, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The recent merger of two natural stone producers is expected to expand the market for limestone produced by four southern Indiana quarries far beyond the Midwest. Canada-based Polycor Inc., which merged with the 92-year-old Indiana Limestone Co. in October, has strong footholds on the...

Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longer

Jul. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (AP) — At 79 years old, Art McManus says he's still able to hop on the tractor and maintain the 160 acres of cherry trees at his orchard in Traverse City, Michigan. His children have gone on to start lives of their own, though he gets some help running his farmers market from his...

Indiana museum to honor victims of 1915 SS Eastland disaster

Jul. 20, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana museum is planning a memorial for 844 people who died more than a century ago when a ship capsized on the Chicago River. The SS Eastland was loaded with employees from Chicago's Western Electric Company when it capsized before embarking on a planned trek across...

Indiana steps aim to make it easier, cheaper to quit smoking

Jul. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two state agencies are taking steps to make it easier and cheaper for Indiana residents to quit smoking. The policy changes were announced Monday by the State Department of Health and Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration. State health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says she's...

AP Source: Pacers sign Justin Holiday to 1-year contract

Jul. 19, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent guard Justin Holiday has agreed to a one-year contract worth $4.8 million with the Indiana Pacers. Holiday joins his younger brother, Aaron, with the Pacers, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...