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Jones scores 17 as Southern Illinois beats Evansville 80-53

Dec. 01, 2022 00:09 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Lance Jones scored 17 points as Southern Illinois beat Evansville 80-53 on Wednesday night. Jones also added six rebounds, nine assists, and six steals for the Salukis (5-2). Xavier Johnson scored 14 points while shooting 5 for 6, including 4 for 4 from...

Simmons scores 21 as Southern Indiana defeats Loras 87-55

Nov. 18, 2022 23:58 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jelani Simmons scored 21 points as Southern Indiana beat Loras 87-55 on Friday night. Simmons was 9-of-12 shooting (3 for 6 from distance) for the Screaming Eagles (2-2). Tyler Henry shot 6 for 9 from beyond the arc to add 19 points. Jacob Polakovich...

Harris scores 14, SE Missouri State defeats Evansville 67-61

Nov. 17, 2022 00:07 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Chris Harris scored 14 points as Southeast Missouri State beat Evansville 67-61 on Wednesday night. Harris had six rebounds for the Redhawks (3-0). Kobe Clark scored 13 points while shooting 4 of 9 from the field and 4 for 4 from the line, and added six...

Simmons has 18 Southern Indiana tops Southern Illinois 71-53

Nov. 13, 2022 20:23 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — elani Simmons scored 18 points as Southern Indiana beat Southern Illinois 71-53 on Sunday night. Simmons added five rebounds for the Screaming Eagles (1-1). Gary Solomon scored 16 points and added nine rebounds and three steals. Tyler Henry shot 4 for 6 (2...

Deadly Indiana house explosion traced to leaking gas line

Nov. 02, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An August house explosion that killed three people in a southern Indiana neighborhood has been ruled accidental after investigators traced the blast to a leaking natural gas line in the home's basement, officials said Wednesday. The Indiana State Fire...

Indiana Democrats pin legislative gains on abortion debate

Nov. 01, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Even before Republican legislators this summer made Indiana the first state to pass an abortion ban since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Democrats started urging angry voters to take their revenge at the ballot box. Indiana Democrats haven’t...

Indiana Lt. Gov. Crouch returns from COVID-19 infection

Oct. 25, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch resumed public events on Tuesday after tests confirmed she had recovered from a COVID-19 infection, her office said. Crouch tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 17 after experiencing cold-like symptoms that office spokesman Ron...

Indiana Lt. Gov. Crouch says she has 'mild' COVID-19 illness

Oct. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing cold-like symptoms on Monday, according to her office. Crouch said in a Twitter post that she had “mild symptoms and will continue to work for Hoosiers from home while following...

Crews fight fire at Evansville warehouse, adjacent buildings

Oct. 17, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Firefighters were battling a large fire Monday in southwestern Indiana that's left an Evansville warehouse and neighboring buildings in ruins and produced a smoke plume visible for miles around. Evansville Fire Department spokesman Mike Larson said about...

Churchill Downs Inc. agrees to buy Ellis Park in cash deal

Sep. 15, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs Inc. has agreed to buy Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, for $79 million in cash. The deal announced Thursday with Enchantment Holdings LLC includes Churchill Downs assuming Ellis Park’s opportunity to build a track extension facility in...