Indiana State News

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 ...

Correctional officer arrested on charges of trafficking with inmate

PENDLETON -- A correctional officer at the Pendleton Correction Facility was arrested Friday on charges of trafficking contraband into the facility. According to a news release from the Indiana Department of Correction, Joshua Myers of Anderson was found to have contraband concealed on his ...

Indiana man charged in death of woman arrested in Nevada

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Police say a man charged with murder in the slaying of a woman whose body was found in her SUV at the bottom of a pond in western Indiana has been arrested in Nevada. Police in Terre Haute, Indiana, say they received information that 55-year-old Kenneth R. Pitts Jr. ...

Indiana middle school to reopen, 5 days after shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis middle school is set to reopen for classes on Wednesday, five days after a male student allegedly shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher who was credited with disarming the assailant. Noblesville West Middle School will reopen ...

Bikers honor six of their own in Anderson

ANDERSON – Doug Ward straddled his 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glider as members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association encircled him to bless it. “I’m a Christian, and that’s important to me,” said the Markleville resident. He was one of about 100 motorcyclists who gathered ...

Safety in the splash zone

By Laura Arwood | The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin ANDERSON — As Health and Safe Swimming Week comes to a close and public pools open, it's important to know the risks beneath the water's surface. Liberty Christian Academy swim coach Jennifer Culp has been a lifeguard, instructed lifeguards ...

Noblesville teacher who stopped school shooting earns praise

By Rick Callahan | The Associated Pres NOBLESVILLE — The Indiana science teacher and former college football player who tackled an armed student inside his classroom is being praised for quickly stopping the shooting despite being shot several times. One of Jason Seaman's students at ...

Study: Indiana has many ticks that may carry Lyme disease

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new Indiana University program that monitors disease-carrying pests has detected more deer ticks in central and southern Indiana than had previously been thought to live in those areas. The university's Project Vector Shield, which launched in April, found the ...

Gas stations find latest way to offer cold beer, with a twist

ANDERSON – A novel shot has been fired in the fight for cold beer at convenience stores. Gas stations across the state will soon offer “Glacier Bags,” reusable plastic containers that are advertised to chill warm beer as the customer drives home. “The reusable Chill bags are a ...

Former Indiana coach Mallory in hospice after fall, son says

The son of former Indiana and Colorado coach Bill Mallory says his father is in hospice after undergoing brain surgery following a fall. Curt Mallory, who is the head coach at Indiana State, posted on Twitter that Bill Mallory, 83, fell on Tuesday. "The family of Bill Mallory is overwhelmed ...

Indiana woman sentenced for killing a mom, claiming her baby

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman will spend up to 30 years in prison for killing a mother and trying to pass off the woman's 3-month-old baby as her own. The Herald Bulletin reports that 39-year-old Geraldine R. Jones was sentenced Friday in Anderson, Indiana. Jones also was ordered to ...

Study: Central Indiana has state’s fastest population growth

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new study says central Indiana's population growth is outpacing other regions in the state. The Indianapolis Star reports that the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business conducted its study using recent population estimates ...

Hammond scrap yard ordered closed after tainted water spill

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana city has ordered the indefinite closure of a scrap metal recycling business after a burst pipe sent chemical-laced waters flowing into local sewers. Hammond's public works and safety board ordered Mickey's Auto and Truck sealed and vacated Thursday ...