Indiana State News

Indiana school district adding cameras to buses’ stop arms

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana school district is installing cameras on its buses to catch motorists who race past buses with lowered stop arms. The Lebanon Community School Corp.'s school board recently approved spending $44,000 to buy 39 stop arm cameras. District transportation ...

Motorcyclist charged after gun pointed at Indiana deputy

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A motorcyclist who authorities say crashed and pointed a gun at a sheriff's deputy who then fired several times at the man in northwestern Indiana is facing charges. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports bond was set Thursday at $3,500 cash for 31-year-old Shawn ...

Indiana man gets 17 years for attacking ex, her grandmother

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for attacking his ex-girlfriend and her 76-year-old grandmother, whose injuries have left her largely confined to a wheelchair. Forty-year-old Randall Walter Lennis was also ordered Thursday to serve four ...

Indiana man gets work release for estranged wife’s abduction

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana man has been sentenced to work release for abducting his estranged wife at gunpoint from her workplace. Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Mulkins had pleaded guilty in April to a felony charge of criminal confinement in the August 2017 abduction. A Vigo ...

NCAA opens door to title games for states with sports bets

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events. The governing body for college sports on Thursday announced a "temporary" lifting of a ban that prevented events like college basketball's NCAA Tournament from being ...

Indiana governor heading on Europe economic development trip

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is leaving Friday for an economic development trip to Europe. Holcomb's office says he plans to meet with government, business and academic leaders in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France. Holcomb plans his ...

Muncie nurse accused of sex assaults on hospital patient

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a nurse at a central Indiana hospital sexually assaulted a woman three times while she was a patient under his care. Twenty-eight-year-old Nathaniel Abraham Mosco of Hartford City was formally charged Monday with felony sexual battery. An initial hearing ...

70 officers welcome slain cop’s son on his return to school

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — About 70 law enforcement officers welcomed the five-year-old son of a slain police officer to a western Indiana school as he returned to class for the first time since his father was killed in a shootout. Dakota Pitts asked his mother if one of his father's friends ...

Woman imprisoned for 1 killing gets prison in husband death

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A woman already serving life in prison for killing a Michigan man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison in the strangulation death of her husband at their northwestern Indiana home. The Post-Tribune reports Kelly M. Cochran was given her punishment Wednesday in ...

Surveillance video led to arrest in fatal Indiana shooting

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Police investigators who arrested a minor in the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old northwest Indiana boy used surveillance video to identify the alleged teenage gunman involved in a fight in a city park. The Post-Tribune reports that court records say surveillance ...

White nationalist jailed for violating Kentucky probation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A white nationalist on probation for harassing a protester at a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally in Kentucky is going to jail after a domestic abuse incident in Indiana. Matthew Heimbach was ordered to serve 38 days in jail for violating the terms of his two-year ...

Share Heavy rain blamed for Indiana crash that left 9 injured

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say heavy rain that covered part of an interstate in northwestern Indiana is blamed for a multi-vehicle crash that left nine people injured. Indiana State Police say the crash happened late Monday along eastbound Interstates 80/94 near Chesterton in ...

Police respond to string of overdoses due to synthetic drugs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At least nine people in Indianapolis have been treated after police say they overdosed by smoking or ingesting synthetic drugs called Spice. Police say officers began receiving calls about 1 p.m. Saturday within a 3-block radius in the city's downtown ...

Indiana woman arrested after 40-mile, high-speed chase

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A 37-year-old Michigan City, Indiana, woman has been arrested after leading police on a 40-mile chase through three counties. State police say Sunday that the woman was stopped late Saturday night in northwestern Indiana's Gary for a minor traffic offense, but refused to ...

Indiana lawmakers back to Statehouse for special session

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are set to take action on a handful of bills that died in March during a chaotic close to this year's regular legislative session. A contentious schools takeover bill and four other measures are up for consideration in what is expected to be a one-day ...

7 dogs revived with oxygen after Indiana house fire

HEBRON, Ind. (AP) — Seven dogs found unconscious in a smoke-filled Indiana garage during a house fire were saved by first responders and neighbors who raced to give them oxygen. State Police say the seven Labradors, two of them pregnant, were pulled unconscious from the garage Tuesday near ...

New Terre Haute opioid treatment center opens

By DAVE TAYLOR, of The Terre Haute Tribune-Star TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Tucked away off First Street across from Terre Haute City Hall and the Vigo County Courthouse sits a new health care facility dedicated exclusively to treatment of opioid addiction. Western Indiana Recovery Services at ...

Indiana State Parks “Origins” documentary available online

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A documentary film about the development of Indiana's state park system is available online . The Division of State Parks says the 42-minute film "Origins" tells the story of Richard Lieber, a German immigrant and early conservationist who led efforts to develop Indiana ...

11-year-old northwestern Indiana boy dies after shooting

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old northwestern Indiana boy has died after being shot in the head. The Cook County, Illinois, Medical Examiner's Office says David L. Anderson of East Chicago died Sunday at a Chicago hospital. The Post-Tribune reports witnesses told ...

Clerk: Trump slogan banned from clothing in Indiana primary

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A county clerk says Indiana election officers have directed poll workers not to allow anyone into voting stations with clothing sporting the phrase "Make America Great Again," a slogan popularized by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Vanderburgh County Clerk ...