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More Indiana adults returning to college to finish degrees

Jan. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sean Copeland was about two years into a bachelor’s degree when he was offered a full-time gig at a radio station. He was studying education, and the salary he was offered to work as a radio personality was higher than what he’d get paid as a first-year teacher. So, he...

Indiana boy dies after being shot wrestling with dad

Jan. 24, 2020 5:41 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A 4-year-old Indiana boy who was mistakenly shot when his father's gun fell and discharged while the two were play-wrestling has died, authorities said. Tripp Shaw died from his wounds Thursday at an Indianapolis hospital, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said. The boy's...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, John Keeler, Vice President and General Counsel for Spectacle Entertainment, addresses the members of the Indiana Gaming Commission in Indianapolis. The Indiana Gaming Commission is investigating Spectacle Entertainment which owns two casinos along Lake Michigan and is seeking to open a new Terre Haute casino, after a political consultant pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions for an Indianapolis-based gaming company. Spectacle's general counsel, John Keeler, didn’t immediately return telephone and email messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. (Doug McSchooler/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Company planning new Indiana casino faces investigation

Jan. 24, 2020 3:24 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Gaming Commission is investigating the company that owns two casinos along Lake Michigan and is seeking to open a new Terre Haute casino after a political consultant pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions for an Indianapolis-based...

Laurie Hernandez trains with other USA gymnasts in Indianapolis, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Hernandez, a two-time Olympic medalist, and other veterans in the USA Gymnastics elite program have praised the organization for taking steps to become more accountable and transparent in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Athletes warily embrace progress as USA Gymnastics evolves

Jan. 24, 2020 2:46 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The dread was familiar. The fear too. They gripped MyKayla Skinner shortly after she decided to return to elite gymnastics last summer. Skinner wasn't worried about recapturing the skills that made her an alternate on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. A standout college career at Utah not...

Firefighters rescue 2 workers from central Indiana trench

Jan. 24, 2020 11:01 AM EST

ARCADIA, Ind. (AP) — Firefighters rescued two workers after they became trapped in a central Indiana trench. Firefighters found the workers trapped from the waist down in a trench just before 6 p.m. Thursday in the Hamilton County town of Arcadia, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Indianapolis,...

Bill advances to pause Indiana coal power plant closings

Jan. 22, 2020 6:22 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal aimed at making it more difficult for Indiana electric companies to close additional coal-fired power plants faces objections from consumer and environmental groups who argue it could stifle growth in renewable energy such as wind and solar power. The Indiana House utilities...

Lilly to build North Carolina plant, create over 460 jobs

Jan. 21, 2020 2:58 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. will build a new manufacturing facility in North Carolina, generating over 460 new jobs, officials announced on Tuesday. Gov. Roy Cooper and company CEO David Ricks spoke at a news conference to unveil the $470 million investment in the Durham...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb stands with his wife, Janet Holcomb, center, and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, left, as he formally files paperwork to seek a second term in the 2020 election on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at the Secretary of State's office in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Indiana governor not yet backing attorney general challenger

Jan. 21, 2020 2:01 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t yet throwing his support behind a top official of his administration in challenging the state attorney general who is awaiting the outcome from an investigation into allegations of drunkenly groping four women. Holcomb filed paperwork Tuesday for...

Indiana's infant mortality rate at its lowest in 6 years

Jan. 21, 2020 12:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana saw the biggest decrease in its infant mortality rate in six years, officials said. In 2017, 7.3 out of every 1,000 babies born in Indiana died in their first year of life, which was one of the highest rates in the nation. In 2018, the rate dipped to 6.8 per 1,000, reported The...

Federal court warns of phone calls in Social Security scam

Jan. 21, 2020 8:55 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal court officials in Indianapolis are warning that scammers posing as court employees are calling people with cases pending before the court and asking them for their Social Security number. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana said court officials would...