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Cooking homemade salsa, pepper jellies, fruit butter

Apr. 30, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, La. (AP) — Jason Turner is not afraid to try. Anything, really. When he sees a problem to solve or a person doing something interesting, his first thought tends to be, “It can’t be that hard.” And then he goes for it. “The worst you...

Shade emerges as top vote-getter on 2022 AP all=state team

Apr. 13, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

These are the results of the 2022 Indiana girls all-state teams as selected by a statewide panel of sports writers, broadcasters and coaches, with names, schools, height and scholastic class: FIRST TEAM Ashlynn Shade, Noblesville, 5-10, Jr. Ayana...

Shade shines as top vote-getter on 2022 AP all-state team

Apr. 13, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

Ashlynn Shade and Ayanna Patterson battled all season for Indiana's top high school honors. Shade was the state's Gatorade Player of the Year. Patterson won the coveted IndyStar Miss Basketball Award. Naturally, the two UConn recruits also received the most votes on...

2 workers hurt when building collapses south of Indianapolis

Apr. 02, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

WHITELAND, Ind. (AP) — A building under construction collapsed, injuring at least two construction workers, authorities said. The building was under construction in the town of Whiteland, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Indianapolis. Three construction...

Professor pens book about famed musician during Holocaust

Mar. 26, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — The only hope for survival was on the stage. As growing Nazi power spread in Europe in the 1930s, famed cabaret player Willy Rosen fled his home in Germany to the Netherlands, as his Jewish heritage made him a target. Hitler’s forces made their way to his...

Drive-by shooting kills 6-year-old girl watching TV in house

Mar. 21, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A drive-by shooting has killed a 6-year-old girl who was watching TV in her house in southwest Louisiana, police said Monday. The shooting was reported late Sunday, Lake Charles Deputy Chief Franklin Fondel Jr. told news outlets. Crime scene...

Ex-college president pleads no contest to child enticement

Mar. 18, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — The fired president of Indiana's Franklin College has pleaded no contest to child enticement and other felony charges more than two years after his arrest in a Wisconsin sex crime sting. Thomas Minar, 58, pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of child...

Colts open free agency with 2 trades, re-sign 4 players

Mar. 16, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will find some familiar faces in the locker room this season. The offense will be getting another new quarterback. General manager Chris Ballard opened the free-agent period Wednesday by...

Man who killed guest at cabin acted in self-defense, DA says

Mar. 16, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) — A man who fatally shot a guest at his cabin in Pennsylvania nine times did so out of self-defense, a county district attorney has determined while pushing back against criticism that the investigation lacked transparency. Evidence from the case supported...