BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Donors and fans energized by the resurgence of Indiana University’s men’s basketball program are showing their approval to the tune of millions of dollars. Continue reading →
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana’s state Senate leader says he hopes to stir up support around the country for a new U.S. constitutional convention aimed at limiting the powers of the federal government.
The state Senate voted largely along party lines this week to approve a resolution seeking a state-called constitutional convention. Thirty-three more states would have to call for such a convention, which has never happened before. Continue reading →
PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) – A former custodian at a southern Indiana school has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to making methamphetamine inside a school.
Michael Shafer pleaded guilty last month to a felony charge of manufacturing meth. A Gibson County judge also sentenced Shafer Tuesday to six years of probation. Continue reading →
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Mike Pence’s administration quickly scrapped its plans to stop 32,000 Hoosiers’ unemployment payments as a result of looming federal spending cuts, a move Indiana looked like it would be alone in making.
The reversal occurred just hours after Pence’s Indiana Department of Workforce Development had initially announced it would put all benefits on hold rather than guess at how much federally-extended unemployment payments should be reduced. Continue reading →
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Opponents of the Interstate 69 extension through southern Indiana have filed another lawsuit trying to stop construction.
The Hoosier Environmental Council and the grassroots group Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads have filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis seeking to overturn an Army Corps of Engineers permit for the $3 billion project. Continue reading →
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Mike Pence is working outside the Statehouse to campaign for a signature tax cut state lawmakers have hesitated to embrace this session.
Pence has spent most of his nearly two months in office on the road, working Republican fundraisers and jobs announcements with one message: Tell your state representative or senator to support my tax cut. Continue reading →
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A southwestern Indiana jury has acquitted a teenager of murder and robbery charges in the death of a homeless man whose body was found dumped in the Ohio River. Continue reading →