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2 Indiana officers shot, suspect dead after gunfire exchange

Feb. 05, 2023 11:29 AM EST

MITCHELL, Ind. (AP) — Two southern Indiana law enforcement officers were shot and wounded early Sunday during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect who fled a traffic stop on foot and fired at the officers before he was fatally shot, police said. Both officers flown to a hospital...

Coroner identifies pilot in Indianapolis plane crash

Feb. 03, 2023 18:45 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials have identified the pilot who was killed when his plane crashed on the south side of Indianapolis last month. WXIN-TV reported Friday that the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the pilot on Thursday as 20-year-old Shane Pennington II. ...

US Rep. Spartz won't seek Indiana Senate seat — or new term

Feb. 03, 2023 13:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz said Friday she would not seek reelection to her Indiana seat next year or jump into the Republican primary for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat. Spartz’s decision further solidifies the chances of U.S. Rep. Jim Banks...

Ex-Indiana Gov. Daniels won’t seek state’s open Senate seat

Jan. 31, 2023 10:52 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Tuesday that he wouldn’t seek his state’s open U.S. Senate seat next year, ending weeks of speculation about whether he would enter a vicious Republican primary fight against a combative defender of former President Donald Trump....

Indianapolis police shoot, wound man in exchange of gunfire

Jan. 30, 2023 11:42 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man who exchanged gunfire with Indianapolis police was shot and critically wounded Sunday by officers during a foot chase that came after a police pursuit ended in a crash, police said. The shooting occurred about 13 hours after officers began looking for a...

Man gets 5 years for stealing truck with child, 1, inside

Jan. 27, 2023 15:28 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to stealing a truck and driving off with a one-year-old child inside was sentenced Friday to five years in prison. Gonzalo Mondragon Jr., 35, had pleaded guilty in December to one count each of criminal confinement where...

Meyer Shank Racing aims for 2nd consecutive Rolex 24 victory

Jan. 26, 2023 17:28 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Shank bookended last year's sports car season by winning the most prestigious endurance race in North America and then the IMSA championship. In between, he expanded his IndyCar program and followed a scrupulous plan to build Meyer Shank Racing...

Herta wants to run Wickens in next year's Indianapolis 500

Jan. 26, 2023 17:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bryan Herta wants to enter Robert Wickens in the Indianapolis 500 as early as 2024 — a year longer than preferred as work continues on the hand controls needed for the paralyzed driver. Wickens suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash at Pocono Raceway...

Girl, 3, dies after Indiana apartment fire kills dad, sister

Jan. 26, 2023 12:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 3-year-old girl has died more than two weeks after she was seriously injured in an Indianapolis apartment fire that killed her father and 15-month-old sister, a fire official said. Battalion Chief Rita Reith said the Indianapolis Fire Department was notified...

Indiana lawmakers scale back on private school aid expansion

Jan. 25, 2023 17:36 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans scaled down a proposed expansion Wednesday of a program allowing parents to spend state money directly on their child’s education expenses after critics argued it opened up such payments to private schools by even the wealthiest families. A...