Indiana State News

Goepper’s journey back from depression ends with 2nd medal

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Nick Goepper wasn't ready four years ago. He can admit that now. A bronze medal in Sochi when slopestyle skiing made its Olympic debut gave the 19-year-old a taste of fame he didn't know how to deal with. He partied with his ...

Police: Suspect in Colts player’s crash death deported twice

By RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man being held in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been twice deported from the U.S. — a revelation an Indiana congressman said Monday should anger "all ...

Ex-Indianapolis officer pleads guilty in detective shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indianapolis police officer has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the shooting of a detective who was investigating a domestic violence incident involving the officer and his estranged wife. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says 44-year-old Adrian Aurs ...

Panel recommends 6-day suspension for Indiana judge

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (AP) — A state panel has recommended that an Indiana judge be suspended for six days without pay following charges filed by the Indiana Judicial Qualifications Commission. The commission filed the four misconduct charges against Blackford Circuit Court Judge Dean Young in ...

Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Legislature is poised to allow anyone to purchase and use a cannabis-derived extract believed to have therapeutic benefits, following a key vote by the state Senate on Monday. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is derived from marijuana and hemp, though the substance, ...

Indiana woman pleads guilty in crash that killed her 2 kids

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana woman who admits that she had drugs in her system when her SUV collided with a freight train, killing her two young children, has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Ericka Fouch, of Henryville, pleaded guilty Monday to two ...

More effort being made to help Indiana’s hurting bees

By EMMA EA AMBROSE, Journal & Courier LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — For years, decades actually, alarm bells have been sounding in scientific communities regarding the United States' falling bee population. Scientists blame everything from disease-spreading mites to overuse of pesticides to ...

Northern Indiana group seeking $51K for feral cat center

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana group is trying to raise $51,000 toward opening a feral cat emergency housing center. Leaders of the Elkhart County Feral Cat Coalition say that all its work is now done out of volunteers' homes, including housing sick stray cats, recently neutered and ...

Indiana couple’s deaths confirmed as homicide, suicide

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say autopsy results helped determine that an elderly northern Indiana man fatally shot his wife at their home before killing himself. The bodies of 81-year-old Philip Wilmes and 80-year-old Barbara Wilmes were found Saturday at their home in the South Bend ...

Indiana law on Sunday carryout alcohol sale likely to change

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The business of selling alcohol in Indiana will likely be changing this summer with the expected lifting of the state's decades-old ban on Sunday carryout sales The Indiana House and Senate have approved separate bills lifting the Sunday sales ban. Final passage is ...

Public meetings set on I-69 Ohio River bridge routes

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Planners have organized two public meetings to discuss three possible routes for an Interstate 69 bridge over the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky. The new bridge would carry I-69 traffic between Evansville, Indiana, and Henderson, Kentucky. Both states have ...

Police say Indiana meth lab seizures dropped sharply in 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State police say the number of methamphetamine labs found in Indiana dropped by more than half last year. The agency says police reported 371 meth labs around the state during 2017, down from the 943 found in 2016. The total for last year is about one-fifth of the 1,808 ...

Dozens assaulted by Nassar while FBI knew about allegations

DETROIT (AP) — At least 40 girls and women said they were molested by a Michigan sports doctor over a 14-month period while the FBI at the same time was aware that Larry Nassar had been accused of molesting gymnasts, a newspaper reported Saturday. The FBI became aware of Nassar in July 2015 ...

Push for merging small Indiana townships nears House vote

By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of Indiana's least-populated townships face forced mergers with their neighbors in what would be the most significant overhaul of the local governments since a gubernatorial commission called for their elimination a decade ...

Indiana nonprofit leaders prepare for impact of tax bill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nonprofit leaders in Indiana say it's too early to determine the impact of tax changes on charitable organizations nationwide. The regulations are expected to reduce the number of donors who lower their federal tax bills by using a deduction for giving, the Indiana ...

New tower for Indiana courthouse could be finished in June

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Organizers say a new clock tower at a western Indiana courthouse should be in place by the middle of June. The old clock tower at the Montgomery County courthouse in Crawfordsville was removed more than 70 years ago. The (Crawfordsville) Journal Review says the ...

Indiana Gets Federal Approval For Medicaid Plan That Could Slice Enrollment

Indiana on Friday became the second state to win federal approval to add a work requirement for adult Medicaid recipients who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but a less debated “lockout” provision in its new plan could lead to tens of thousands of enrollees losing ...

Fed approve HIP work requirement, drug treatment

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drug treatment is now covered for Indiana Medicaid recipients, but some enrolled in the Healthy Indiana Plan will be subject to a work requirement, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Friday. The announcement comes after the federal government approved a "waiver" the Republican ...

Brother of deadly blast plotter says ‘good riddance’ to him

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The brother of the man authorities considered the mastermind behind a fatal 2012 house explosion in Indianapolis says he has no sympathy over his brother's recent death. Bob Leonard tells WXIN-TV that his life and those of the neighborhood residents "would have been ...

Outside review confirms Flora fire that killed 4 was arson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana State Police say a review of its investigation of a northern Indiana house fire that killed four young sisters has confirmed it was intentionally set. State police said Wednesday that since the review by Indianapolis Fire Department confirmed the findings of state ...