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Candy maker Ferrero eyes $214M expansion in central Illinois

Jun. 13, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Candy maker Ferrero North America plans to spend up to $214.4 million to expand its central Illinois facility, bringing with it 200 new jobs, the company said Monday. New Jersey-based Ferrero North America, a part of the global confectionary giant Ferrero...

Man pleads guilty to murder of starved, beaten 12-year-old

Jun. 03, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man accused of abusing his 12-year-old son and starving the child to death has pleaded guilty to murder. Luis Eduardo Posso Jr., 35, entered the plea Wednesday under an agreement with prosecutors that calls for the dismissal of other charges,...

Indiana's Jackson-Davis pulls out of NBA draft, will return

May. 20, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers' top player, Trayce Jackson-Davis, will be on the court next season after he withdrew from the NBA draft Friday. Jackson-Davis still has two years of eligibility remaining and will begin his senior season ranked No. 15 on the school's...

Former Hoosiers favorite Jordan Hulls joining Indiana staff

May. 09, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Mike Woodson is bringing back fan favorite Jordan Hulls as the Hoosiers' team and recruiting coordinator. Hulls, who attended high school at nearby Bloomington South, scored 1,318 career points at Indiana and was part of the team that upset...

Police say 3 wounded in shooting inside Bloomington bar

Apr. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Three men were wounded in at shooting inside a downtown Bloomington bar early Saturday during the busy party weekend surrounding Indiana University’s Little 500 bicycle race, police said. The shooting at the Kalao Nightclub was reported about 1 a.m., with...

Weather service: Small tornado hit SE Indiana on Wednesday

Apr. 15, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

MILLHOUSEN, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down Wednesday near a southeastern Indiana town, causing minor damage but no injuries. The weather service said an EF-0 tornado with peak winds of 84 mph (135.2 kilometers per hour)...

List of Associated Press 2022 Indiana boys all-state teams

Apr. 14, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

These are the results of The Associated Press 2022 Indiana boys all-state teams released on Thursday as selected by a statewide panel of sports writers, broadcasters and coaches. FIRST TEAM Braden Smith, 6-0, Westfield, Sr. Fletcher Loyer, 6-4,...

2 Illinois men get 14, 16 years in Minnesota mosque bombing

Apr. 12, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Illinois men who helped bomb a Minnesota mosque in 2017 on Tuesday received prison sentences far below the 35-year mandatory minimum that they had faced, after victims and prosecutors asked for leniency because the men cooperated and testified against the mastermind of...

Indiana photographer hopes to ID people in old home movies

Apr. 09, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Reels of 8 mm film purchased for five bucks at Bloomington Antique Mall offered Leah Tribbett a glimpse into a family’s life captured on home movies shot decades ago. The Indianapolis photographer is always on the lookout for vintage photo items. When she...

Restorative justice resolves alleged assault at Indiana lake

Mar. 30, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge says restorative justice was successfully used for one of the first times in Indiana to remediate a confrontation in which a Black man said a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose" while at a southern Indiana lake more than a year ago. ...