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Indiana nurse during the Korean War helped inspire “M*A*S*H"

Jun. 12, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — When Cathy Drake went to dinner at a friend’s house one night in the 1960s, she didn’t know the conversations they had would change popular culture for decades to come. Drake and her husband, Dale, traveled to Maine about 10 years after their...

Judge rules in utility's favor in deadly Indiana explosion

Jun. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a utility in a lawsuit filed over a 2017 natural gas explosion in southwestern Indiana that killed two women and injured three other people. A Vanderburgh County judge granted CenterPoint’s motion for summary...

Evansville woman pleads guilty to absentee ballot charge

May. 28, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Evansville woman has pleaded guilty to illegally mailing hundreds of absentee voter applications before the 2020 Indiana primary election. Jan Reed, 69, entered the plea Thursday to a single felony count of unauthorized absentee ballot in...

Driver resisting arrest drives over Evansville officer's arm

May. 25, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Evansville police officer’s arm was run over after he was dragged by a car while trying to handcuff its driver, authorities said. Officer Nathan Jones was still able to arrest the driver when she stopped after the accident, Sgt. Nick Winsett...

Police investigate crash that killed mom, injured 5 children

May. 16, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police were an interstate car crash that left one woman dead and injured five of her children. Authorities were called to Interstate 64 in Posey County on Friday evening around 8 p.m. Killed in the crash was...

New Indiana secretary of state starts 2022 election campaign

Apr. 26, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s new secretary of state has started her 2022 election campaign for the position a little more than a month after being appointed to the office. Republican Holli Sullivan announced Monday she was seeking a full four-year term to “defend...

Highlights of Indiana's new state budget

Apr. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana General Assembly gave final approval Thursday to a new two-year $37 billion state budget that is bolstered by $3 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding. The new budget takes effect in July. A look at some highlights of the...

Furst, Kaufman-Renn headline 2021 Indiana All-State team

Apr. 20, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 2020-21 Associated Press Indiana All-State boys basketball teams were compiled by voters on a panel of sports writers, broadcasters and coaches around the state. Players are selected regardless of grade level or which class their schools compete. ...

Native American remains repatriated to Angel Mounds site

Apr. 17, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The remains of more than 700 Native Americans have been returned to burial grounds in southwestern Indiana. Indiana University completed repatriation of the remains to Angel Mounds State Historic Site from the school’s Glenn A. Black Laboratory...

Ex-student sues U of Evansville, ex-coach, alleging rape

Apr. 13, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE. Ind. (AP) — A former student is suing the University of Evansville and its former basketball coach, Walter McCarty, accusing him of rape and the school of not protecting students from him, allegations that both deny. The Title IX lawsuit filed Monday in U.S....