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Cities opting out of Indiana's suits against opioid makers

Jun. 19, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several Indiana cities have opted out of the state's pending lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors, reasoning that they will likely see more cash from their own litigation filed in response to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The...

Weather service spotter reports tornado in eastern Indiana

Jun. 18, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A tornado has been spotted in eastern Indiana with reports of damage to some homes in the area. The National Weather Service in northern Indiana received an indication by radar of a tornado in Jay County which was verified by a spotter in Portland...

Indianapolis man gets 46 months for hate crime at neighbor

Jun. 18, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to federal hate crime and weapons charges for threatening a Black neighbor, prosecutors said. Shepherd Hoehn, 51, was sentenced to 46 months in prison and...

Carpenter won't put restrictions on VeeKay after bike fall

Jun. 18, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

Ed Carpenter isn't comfortable as a team owner putting too many restrictions on his drivers, not even a breakout young star thick in the championship race. Carpenter didn't lose his cool when Rinus VeeKay called to tell the boss he'd fallen off his bicycle on a training...

Gordon returns to racing roots by promoting Indy's dirt race

Jun. 17, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Just a few miles from the home where he spent his teenage years, Jeff Gordon strapped himself into a midget car, was pushed onto the 1/4-mile dirt track in the third turn at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and started turning laps. He felt like a kid...

2 more charged in killing of ex-Indiana U. football player

Jun. 17, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two more people were arrested Thursday in the death of a former Indiana University football player who was gunned down during unrest in Indianapolis last year following the death of George Floyd, authorities said. A grand jury indicted Alijah Jones,...

Indiana unions sue over yearly hurdle on teacher union dues

Jun. 17, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three Indiana teachers unions have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a new state law that would require educators to renew requests every year for automatic paycheck deductions of union dues. Unions representing teachers with the Anderson,...

VeeKay expects to race at Mid-Ohio after breaking collarbone

Jun. 17, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

Rinus VeeKay was on a 75-mile training ride when he lost control of his bicycle, flew over the handlebars and landed so hard that he cracked his helmet and his left shoulder. He said he twice nearly blacked out on the trail from the pain, and his trainer had to leave him...

Lawsuit challenges Indiana governor's unemployment decision

Jun. 16, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two legal organizations are seeking to stop Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb from dropping out of the federal program providing an extra $300 in weekly payments to unemployed workers and other programs that expanded unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Indiana rushes to spend virus relief aid on new jobs program

Jun. 14, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators scrambled in the final days of their session to make decisions on spending the state’s $3 billion share of the $350 billion in federal coronavirus relief money approved this year for state and local governments. Like many...