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GOP bill would tighten limits on Indiana mail-in voting

Jan. 25, 2022 16:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats and voting rights activists are objecting to a Republican-backed proposal that would require Indiana voters who request mail-in ballots to swear under possible penalty of perjury that they won’t be able to vote in person at any time during the 28 days before...

Indiana man pleads guilty in shooting at Chicago VA hospital

Jan. 25, 2022 15:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indianapolis man accused of opening fire at a Chicago veterans hospital in 2019 pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal gun charge. Bernard Harvey Jr., 43, pleaded guilty to illegal possession of an assault rifle. He now faces a likely prison sentence of three to...

2 men killed when fire hits camping trailer in Indianapolis

Jan. 25, 2022 14:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two men were killed when a camping trailer parked outside a vacant Indianapolis store caught fire, fire officials said. An employee at a neighboring Walmart store noticed the smoke coming from the vacant store on the city's northwest side and called 911 late...

Indiana lawmakers advance bill banning transgender athletes

Jan. 24, 2022 17:22 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers advanced a Republican-backed bill Monday that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity. The bill would prohibit students who were born male but identify as female from...

Indianapolis police probe infant girl's death as a homicide

Jan. 24, 2022 12:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police are investigating a 2-month-old girl's death as a homicide after detectives said the infant suffered injuries they believe were not accidental. Police found the baby unresponsive Thursday in an apartment on Indianapolis' west side. The child...

Man gets 110 years for Indianapolis shooting that killed 2

Jan. 22, 2022 15:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 110 years in prison for the fatal 2019 shootings of two people outside an Indianapolis strip club. Terrance Lee Warren Jr., 24, was sentenced Thursday after a Marion County jury convicted him in November of two counts of murder and...

Indiana lawmakers waiting on Supreme Court abortion decision

Jan. 21, 2022 16:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are holding off on pursuing major anti-abortion action as they await a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could roll back abortion rights across the country. Republican legislators say they don’t want to take up new Indiana restrictions until...

Marion County delays jury trials' return amid COVID-19 cases

Jan. 21, 2022 12:41 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The resumption of jury trials has been pushed back in Indiana’s most populous county after officials say about 90 court employees tested positive this month for COVID-19. Court officials in Marion County, the home of Indianapolis, announced Thursday that jury...

Indiana education groups mount opposition to curriculum bill

Jan. 20, 2022 14:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers and others are mounting opposition to a House bill that Republican lawmakers say would increase transparency of school curricula, even after Senate leaders decided to effectively abandon their version of the legislation. The bill would require...

Indiana vaccine exemption bill advances, faces GOP hurdles

Jan. 18, 2022 20:02 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Republicans pushed through a proposal Tuesday that would severely limit workplace COVID-19 vaccination requirements even as the move faces resistance from Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and GOP state Senate leaders. The Republican-dominated Indiana...