Indiana State News

Demolition starts on Notre Dame building dating to 1890s

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Demolition has started on a University of Notre Dame building that dates to the 1890s and is one of the oldest on the South Bend campus. WNDU-TV reports crews with heavy equipment began tearing down Corby Hall on Friday. Corby Hall near the Basilica of the Sacred ...

Indiana’s farmers markets give a boost to small farmers

SPICELAND, Ind. (AP) — When Kristy Kikly and Mike Hoopengardner got married 35 years ago, they never would have imagined that they'd end up making cheese on a 57-acre goat farm in Spiceland, Indiana. But after six years of doing just that, Kikly was able to leave her job at Eli Lilly, and ...

Court opening puts pressure on Democrats in Trump country

By KEVIN FREKING ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening on the Supreme Court has created a dilemma for Democratic senators up for re-election this year in the states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. The choice on whether to support the upcoming nominee to ...

Indiana county building to reopen after asbestos removal

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Court will once again be in session at a central Indiana county building that was closed in December for asbestos removal. The Anderson Herald-Bulletin reports that Madison County's judicial system will return to the county government center on July 9. Other ...

Indiana nursing home company’s ex-CEO awaits sentencing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former CEO of a company that operates dozens of Indiana nursing homes could face more than 12 years in prison for his role in kickback schemes involving nearly $20 million. Federal prosecutors say James Burkhart, who will be sentenced Friday, ran more than two dozen ...

Gaming commission approves Indiana casino ownership changes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved deals that allow ownership changes at four casinos. Caesars Entertainment's $1.7 billion purchase of Indianapolis-based Centaur Gaming and its Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand horse racing casinos were approved Thursday. Hoosier ...

Workers sue after camera found in Goodwill store bathroom

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — A lawsuit by five employees of Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana says the organization failed to protect them from a man accused of recording bathroom videos at a suburban Indianapolis store. The Indianapolis Star reports the lawsuit Tuesday says Goodwill didn't ...

Gary offers online reporting of certain crimes

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A city in northwestern Indiana is allowing the public to report certain crimes via the internet. The (Northwest Indiana) Times says the Gary Police Department's online feature should be used for non-emergency situations within the city limits. The Citizens Online ...

Indiana politicians agree immigration system broken

ANDERSON – Local members of Congress and Republican senatorial candidate Mike Braun agree the immigration system is not currently working. While the national debate continues over the separation of children from their parents along the southern border of the United States, the policy of ...

I-69 widening, repaving work nears start in central Indiana

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Construction work should be starting soon on a project widening or repaving a 14-mile (22.5-kilometer) section of Interstate 69 northeast of Indianapolis. The project is in the stretch from near the Indiana 38 interchange at Pendleton north to the Indiana 67 interchange ...

Eastern Indiana rehab program enrolls women with children

WINCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana rehabilitation center for women battling addiction issues allows their children younger than 5 to live with them. The 23-bed Winchester House in the city by the same name had enrolled three women as of earlier this month. It's operated as a Fresh ...

3 from Ohio dead in Indiana crash blamed on wrong-way driver

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three people from Ohio died following a four-vehicle crash in northern Indiana that also killed a wrong-way driver. The crash happened Sunday along the Indiana Toll Road near Mishawaka. State police were responding to a call about a vehicle driven ...

School accepts teacher’s resignation over transgender policy

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana school district has officially accepted the resignation of a teacher who disagreed with a policy compelling teachers to address transgender students by their preferred name rather than their birth name. The Brownsburg Community School Corporation ...

Ex-lawmaker seeking Democratic nod for Indiana treasurer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana state legislator is seeking the Democratic nomination for state treasurer. Former Rep. John Aguilera of East Chicago announced his campaign Thursday. The nomination for the statewide office will be decided by delegates at the Indiana Democratic Party's ...

State distributes nearly $1M in Clean Water Indiana funds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two state agencies have distributed nearly $1 million to Indiana's 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts to improve water quality. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board announced this week they've distributed more than ...

Not dead yet: Indiana woman’s gravestone says she’s dead

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana woman is pushing for a cemetery to repair her gravestone more than a year after she discovered it lists her as dead. Sixty-seven-year-old Donna Rader discovered the error in May 2017 when she, her daughter and granddaughter traveled to Valhalla ...

Indiana man convicted of neglect in 5-year-old boy’s death

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man had been convicted of neglect and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old son who had special needs. A jury in Morgan County returned the verdict early Wednesday in the case against Steven Ingalls Jr., who ...

Students return to Indiana middle school following shooting

By RICK CALLAHAN, of The Associated Press NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Comfort dogs, principals and counselors greeted students Wednesday as they returned to a suburban Indianapolis middle school five days after officials say a male student shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a ...

Husband charged with attempting to kill his wife

By Stuart Hirsch | The Herald Bulletin ANDERSON — Madison County Magistrate Judge Stephen Clase set a $35,000 full cash bond Tuesday for a 55-year-old Anderson man who allegedly attempted to beat his wife to death. Anderson police arrested Anthony T. Johnson of the 1500 block of Raintree ...

Indiana farmers see dry growing season start, hope for rain

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana farmers are hoping for precipitation to return despite the cold and wet beginning of spring that's caused planting issues. A May 20 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 88 percent of corn and 73 percent of soybeans in Indiana have been ...