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Indiana State News

Goshen Hospital: We failed to disinfect surgical tools

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Nearly 1,200 surgical patients may have been exposed to hepatitis, HIV and other infectious diseases due to a sterilization failure, a northern Indiana hospital says. A Goshen Hospital sterilization technician failed to complete one crucial step in the sterilizing process ...

Indiana House speaker says he’ll retire after 2020 session

NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The longest-serving leader of the Indiana House announced Tuesday that he will retire after the 2020 legislative session. Republican Speaker Brian Bosma told lawmakers that he would continue in the powerful position that largely controls which proposals are considered ...

Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday calling for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day. The ...

FBI arrests Muncie mayor amid city investigation

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana mayor has been arrested by FBI agents amid an ongoing federal investigation that’s resulted in the city’s former building commissioner pleading guilty to money laundering and wire fraud. An FBI spokeswoman says Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler was arrested ...

Box to leave a baby available near Indiana-Michigan border

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A fire station in northeastern Indiana is the latest place for parents to safely drop off a newborn child. A Safe Haven Baby Box was unveiled Monday in Angola. The fire station is just minutes from the Michigan border, which was a factor in the location. Before leaving ...

Holcomb shares teacher concerns, doesn’t criticize closings

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t promising any quick action in response to educators who want more teacher pay, but says he shares their concerns and respects the decisions of school districts calling off classes for a Statehouse rally next week. Thousands of educators ...

Navy warship to be named after late Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Navy has agreed to name a warship in honor of late Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar. Sen. Todd Young announced Wednesday that Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and members of the Lugar family will attend a private naming ceremony for the USS Richard G. Lugar at the ...

Attorney General Hill to seek re-election

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election in 2020. In a statement, Hill said that "Over the last three years, I have worked to fulfill my pledge to Hoosiers: from cracking down on violent criminals to protecting the most vulnerable in our society. ...

Indiana ranks high in hazardous dams that need improvements

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southern Indiana’s Collins Lake dam was built in the mid-1960s to provide flood control to a region that includes the adjacent tourist destinations of French Lick and West Baden Springs — storied communities that are home to grand restored hotels. Collins Lake is ...

Midwest’s 1st cyber battalion to be based in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will be home to the Midwest’s first National Guard cyber battalion, according to officials. The 127th Cyber Battalion will be comprised of nearly 100 soldiers who will be trained on cyber security and cyber warfare at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in ...

Warsaw manufacturer closing will cost 100 jobs

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — A manufacturer is shutting down its northern Indiana facilities, which will cost about 100 people their jobs. Winona PVD Coatings has notified state officials it expected to permanently close both of its Warsaw sites at the end of December. The company applies coatings ...

Roger Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar

Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. Tony Hulman bought the dilapidated speedway in 1945 and brought racing back to the corner ...

Notre Dame delays plan to cover Columbus murals until 2022

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame is delaying its plan to cover up 19th century murals depicting Christopher Columbus in America that have long been criticized for their stereotypical images of Native Americans and blacks submissively posing before white European ...

Doctor who kept fetuses is vilified in life and death

CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Ulrich Klopfer competed so avidly in the 1970s to perform the most abortions each day at a Chicago clinic that it was said he would set his coffee aside, jump to his feet in the break room and rush to the operating table whenever his chief rival in the macabre derby walked ...

Indiana attorney general testifies he didn’t grope women

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general testified Thursday that he did nothing wrong at a party where a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers say he drunkenly groped them, allegations that could threaten his law license and ability to remain in office. Republican Curtis Hill ...

Sheriff: Adams County boy accidentally shot dead by sibling

BERNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana sheriff says an 11-year-old boy has died after he was accidentally shot by a younger sibling. Adams County Sheriff Daniel Mawhorr says the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at a rural address. The victim died before medics could arrive. The name ...

Indiana reports 2 more deaths linked to vaping, 3 overall yesterday

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are reporting two more state residents have died of severe lung injuries linked to vaping. The new deaths reported Thursday by the Indiana State Department of Health brings the total number of vaping-related deaths in the state to three since ...

Officials find more fetal remains connected to late abortion doctor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Illinois discovered additional fetal remains Wednesday stashed in a car that had belonged to a doctor who performed abortions in Fort Wayne and other Indiana cities, a month after his death led to the discovery of more than 2,200 other sets of remains in his ...

Load of frozen bagels scorched when semi’s axle catches fire

RENSSELAER, Ind. (AP) — A load of frozen bagels ended up toasted and strewn along a northwestern Indiana highway after a semi-trailer’s rear axle caught fire. State police say an off-duty trooper noticed smoke pouring from the rear of a box trailer being hauled Sunday evening by a semi ...