Latest Indianapolis News

Indianapolis Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship (3) celebrates kicking a field goal with Rigoberto Sanchez (8) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Colts punter schedules surgery to remove cancerous tumor

Nov. 30, 2020 12:18 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez says he will have surgery Tuesday to have a cancerous tumor removed. Sanchez made Monday's announcement in an Instagram post. He did not provide details about the diagnosis or how much time he might miss — only that doctors found the...

USA Basketball runs past Bahamas 99-59 in AmeriCup qualifier

Nov. 29, 2020 8:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Basketball played inside a bubble for the first time Sunday and didn’t miss a beat. Amile Jefferson had 17 points and 11 rebounds, helping the U.S. roll past the Bahamas 99-59 on Sunday in a qualifier for the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup. The U.S. improved to 3-0 in its six-game...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) gets past Indianapolis Colts free safety Julian Blackmon (32) for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Missing pieces prove costly for Indy run defense in key loss

Nov. 29, 2020 7:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts never doubted Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner would help them stop the run. It's why they gave up a first-round draft pick to get him in a March trade and then immediately signed him to an $84 million contract extension when he arrived. On Sunday,...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Henry leads into AFC South lead with 45-26 over Colts

Nov. 29, 2020 6:44 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Henry carried the Tennessee Titans into the AFC South lead Sunday. Now the bruising back can focus on other daunting tasks, like clinching the division title and making another long playoff run. Henry battered the NFL's second-stingiest defense by rushing for 178 yards and three...

Wintry weather, flooding expected in Indiana and Illinois

Nov. 29, 2020 4:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weather officials are predicting a blast of wintry weather and lakeshore flooding in parts of Indiana and Illinois and warning travelers to take precautions. The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories and watches for portions of northwestern Indiana until Tuesday...

Indianapolis police investigate shooting that left 2 dead

Nov. 29, 2020 12:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police were investigating a shooting on the city’s northeast side that left two people dead. Authorities say the shooting happened Saturday night. Officers called to the scene found a male and were alerted to another male at a nearby apartment complex. Both were...

Indiana teacher, substitute shortage worsened by COVID-19

Nov. 29, 2020 9:31 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of Indiana schools are struggling to stay open as growing numbers of coronavirus infections and related quarantines exacerbate a preexisting statewide teacher and substitute shortage. As of last Monday, 1,755 schools across the state have reported at least one positive case of...

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett offers a prayer during a prayer service in Indianapolis, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Elected officials, community leaders and religious leaders gathered to pray for the city. Protesters are expected to gather for the sixth straight night in Indianapolis since the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after he was restrained in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indianapolis mayor tests negative after COVID-19 exposure

Nov. 28, 2020 3:19 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and his wife have both tested negative for COVID-19 but will continue quarantining after having close contact last weekend with an infected person, his office said Saturday. Neither the Democratic mayor nor his wife, Steph Hogsett, have symptoms of the...

Record 3 million Hoosiers cast ballots for November election

Nov. 28, 2020 12:04 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A record 3 million people in Indiana cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 election, according to state officials. About 65%, or 3,068,542 of Indiana’s some 4.7 million registered voters, cast a vote in this year's General Election. That's the highest since presidential election...

Labradoodle helps vets going through Indiana court program

Nov. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Howard County Superior Court II Judge Brant Parry stood in his courtroom last week and looked around like he had lost something. “You want to see her?” he asked, still looking around the mostly empty room. A few moments later, a brown fluff of fur came bounding through an...