Indiana State News

GOP leaders cast doubt on change to Indiana’s cold beer law

By BRIAN SLODYSKO INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican leaders cast doubt Wednesday on the likelihood of overturning an Indiana law that grants package liquor stores what is essentially a stranglehold on the ability to sell carryout cold beer. Though that effort appears doomed during the ...

Indianapolis police officer in good condition after shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say an officer is in good condition after being shot while helping serve a search warrant. Police said the officer was shot in the forearm about 2 p.m. Wednesday and was hospitalized in good condition. A suspect who allegedly fired multiple shots at ...

NBA selects Indianapolis to host 2021 All-Star Game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has chosen Indianapolis to host the 2021 All-Star Game. Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement Wednesday just hours before Paul George returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time since the Pacers traded him to Oklahoma City last summer. The ...

Nonprofit seeks to buy camp for people with disabilities

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana nonprofit that has hosted a summer camp for people with disabilities since 1940 seeks donations to buy the camp's leased site. Camp Millhouse Director Diana Breden says camp officials need $50,000 to secure a matching grant from the Community ...

Funeral held for children killed as motorist flees police

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Relatives and friends mourn the loss of two children killed in a southwestern Indiana crash as a motorist tried to flee police — particularly the loss felt by their surviving mother. The Evansville Courier & Press reports loved ones gathered Saturday for the ...

Wife of former GOP Rep. Marlin Stutzman eyes Statehouse bid

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The wife of a former Indiana congressman who came under ethics investigation for spending campaign contributions on lavish hotels, meals and at least one family trip may soon announce that she will run for an open legislative ...

Not guilty pleas entered for teacher charged in drug case

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana high school teacher who was charged with cocaine possession after students allegedly saw her with drugs in her classroom is due back in court in February. Twenty-four-year-old Samantha Cox of Cedar Lake appeared Monday in Lake County Superior ...

Residents argue against NIPSCO gas rate hike request

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Some residents are protesting a utility's request for a nearly 23 percent increase in natural gas rates for its 820,000 customers across northern Indiana. More than a dozen people spoke against Northern Indiana Public Service Co.'s proposal during a public hearing ...

Inmate gets 130 more years for fatal shooting when he was 15

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man has been sentenced to 130 years in prison for a fatal shooting that happened when he was 15 years old. Twenty-year-old Jermaine Munn, of South Bend, is already serving prison time for another deadly shooting that happened when he was a juvenile. A jury ...

Harassment lawsuit filed against Indiana superintendent

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A former official for an eastern Indiana school district has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the district's superintendent regularly made sexist, racist and intimidating remarks. The lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of Kathy Ray, the former human resources director for ...

Steelworker dies at ArcelorMittal’s Indiana Harbor complex

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A steelworker has died at ArcelorMittal's Indiana Harbor steel mill in East Chicago while operating a golf cart-style buggy. Company spokeswoman Mary Beth Holdford says the worker died early Monday while working at the steelmaking complex's No. 3 Continuous ...

Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

By MATT SEDENSKY and MEGHAN HOYER, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby ...

Indiana trooper narrowly survives gunshot wound to head

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 79-year-old suspected drunken driver shot a state trooper in the head as the officer tried to handcuff him during a traffic stop in southern Indiana, police said. The bullet skimmed the top of Trooper Morgenn Evans' head Tuesday night in the city of ...

Children’s shoe store to close after more than 4 decades

AUDREY J. KIRBY, The Star Press MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — For nearly 42 years, a shop on McGalliard Road has kept children at the heart of its business. And by doing so, it has found a way to take one of the most seemingly aggravating tasks for parents and turn it into a memory they ...

Officials predict change unlikely to Indiana’s cold beer law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two leading voices on Indiana alcohol issues say there's little chance lawmakers will take action allowing convenience and grocery stores to sell cold beer. Former state Sen. Beverly Gard, who led an alcohol study commission, and Senate Public Policy Committee Chairman ...

Report: US Steel failed to test for metal after spill

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Documents show that U.S. Steel failed to test a Lake Michigan tributary after an October spill of a potentially carcinogenic chemical from one of the company's plans in northwest Indiana. The Chicago Tribune reports the incident was the second time this year that the ...

Indiana board OKs full takeover of Muncie school district

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A state board has given a state-appointed emergency manager full control of a financially-strapped eastern Indiana school district. Members of Indiana's Distressed Unit Appeal Board acknowledged during a Wednesday meeting in Indianapolis that Muncie Community Schools has ...

Indianapolis police officer in good condition after shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say an officer has been shot while serving a search warrant on the city's east side. Police said the officer was shot in the forearm Wednesday afternoon and was hospitalized in good condition. Police said a suspect was critically wounded in an ...

Officials predict change unlikely to Indiana’s cold beer law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two leading voices on Indiana alcohol issues say there's little chance lawmakers will take action allowing convenience and grocery stores to sell cold beer. Former state Sen. Beverly Gard, who led an alcohol study commission, and Senate Public Policy Committee Chairman ...