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Indiana State News

Patient records found at shuttered Indiana abortion clinics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators found thousands of abandoned medical records at three shuttered Indiana abortion clinics that were operated by a late doctor who took home more than 2,200 sets of fetal remains, Indiana’s attorney general said Friday. No fetal remains were found during ...

Official: Fetal remains found in garage nearly 2 decades old

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities on Thursday said that more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains found stacked in the garage of a deceased doctor’s home were from abortions performed in Indiana nearly two decades ago and it’s up to authorities there to determine if crimes were ...

Health officials: Mosquito-borne virus found in Indiana

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Public health officials say a rare mosquito-borne virus that has caused deaths in other states has been detected in some insects and animals in northern Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health says eastern equine encephalitis has been found in three horses and a ...

Indiana attorney general backing proposed opioid settlement

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general says he is supporting the tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma because it would get money flowing to help deal with the deadly national opioid crisis. The statement from Attorney General Curtis Hill ...

History Channel drops out of planned Dillinger documentary

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The History Channel has dropped out of a planned documentary on 1930s gangster John Dillinger that would have featured the proposed exhumation of his grave in Indianapolis sought by two relatives of the notorious criminal who question whether he’s truly buried ...

Purdue University sees main campus record enrollment again

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University says it has set an enrollment record for the third straight year at its main campus in West Lafayette. Purdue officials say the campus has 44,551 students for the start of the new fall semester. That’s up 2.6 percent from last year’s some ...

Newborn girl safely left at northwestern Indiana baby box

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The founder and CEO of Safe Haven Baby Boxes says an infant has been safely left at a new baby box in northwestern Indiana. Monica Kelsey says a baby girl was left Friday in the baby box at Hammond’s Franciscan Health Hospital. The padded, climate-controlled box there ...

Gas City woman charged with strangling stepdaughter waives counsel

MARION (AP) -- An woman charged in the strangulation death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter has waived her right to an attorney and says she will represent herself in court. Thirty-four-year-old Amanda Carmack of Gas City made the waiver during her initial court appearance Monday in Grant ...

$40M grant boosting planned Purdue engineering complex

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is receiving a $40 million Lilly Endowment grant toward construction of a new complex for engineering, technology and other programs. The grant announced Tuesday will boost Purdue’s planned $140 million Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway ...

Indiana sees surge in wind power despite lack of standards

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has experienced a surge in wind farm construction during the past decade that’s given the state the nation’s 12th-highest number of wind turbines. But some renewable energy advocates say Indiana risks being outpaced by other states unless it does more to ...

Authorities: Indiana woman dead after falling off golf cart

SILVER LAKE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 65-year-old northern Indiana woman is dead after apparently falling off a golf cart. The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office says Cynthia Owens of Silver Lake was found unresponsive Saturday afternoon in a ditch near a golf cart. Authorities were ...

Warsaw fire station installs 14th Safe Haven Baby Box

Warsaw has installed a Safe Haven Baby Box at Fire Station No. 2 at 2204 E. Center St. The box is on the south side of the station and is available to the public. This fire station was chosen due to easy access and the level of anonymity it provides. There are currently 14 Safe Haven Baby ...

Woman sentenced for role in purse slayings

ALBION (AP) — A four-year sentence has been handed a Roanoke woman for her role in the fatal shooting of two people last year in northern Indiana. Kyra Frost was charged with aiding in felony murder and aiding in armed robbery in the March 5, 2018, shooting deaths of 39-year-old Amanda ...

Indiana lands $2.1M grant to study pregnancy-related deaths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is getting a $2.1 million federal grant to explore ways of reducing the state’s high rate of pregnancy-related deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide the State Department of Health with more than $420,000 a year for five years to ...

Gas City woman arrested in death of 10-year-old stepdaughter

GAS CITY, Ind. (AP) — A woman who reported her 10-year-old stepdaughter missing last weekend was arrested Wednesday in the girl’s death after her body was found hidden inside a plastic trash bag in a shed behind their home. Amanda D. Carmack, 34, was arrested after investigators found ...

Hoosier farmers in all counties can seek disaster aid

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb says farmers in all 92 Indiana counties are eligible for disaster assistance from the federal government after excessive rain and flooding. The governor’s office says farmers can apply for low interest loans to restore or replace property, pay for ...

Indiana launches effort to curb youth vaping amid health concerns

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has announced a three-pronged strategy to reduce vaping among Indiana youth. According to the 2018 Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey (IYTS), vaping has increased more than 300 percent since 2012, and recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control ...

Indiana just days away from legalized sports betting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting is just days away from becoming legal in Indiana, and the state’s casinos are lining up to start collecting wagers. Indiana becomes the 12th state with sports betting when a state law adopted this spring takes effect Sunday. At least three Indiana ...

Appeals court upholds injunction on Indiana abortion law

CHICAGO (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a lower-court decision to block part of a 2017 Indiana law that would make it tougher for underage girls to get an abortion without their parents’ knowledge. A 2-1 ruling posted Tuesday by the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Court of Appeals leaves a 2018 ...