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Indiana State News

Indiana’s May 5 primary postponed due to coronavirus threat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana political leaders said Friday that they decided to postpone the state’s May 5 primary because of concern about the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said during a news conference with the state GOP and Democratic chairmen that the Indiana ...

Indiana officials considering delay of May primary election yesterday

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are considering delaying the state’s primary election as several other states are doing to help ensure voters worried about the coronavirus outbreak can safely cast their ballots. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said Thursday he was in favor of pushing ...

Indiana reports 2nd coronavirus death, more confirmed cases

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two people in Indiana have died from the coronavirus in two days, state health officials announced. The latest person to die was a Johnson County resident in their 60s who had been hospitalized, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday. Indiana recorded ...

Indiana Chamber offers statewide employer coronavirus resources

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has created a statewide employer resource page providing information under three umbrellas: Health, Tools You Can Use and Government and Community Assistance. The group is also taking specific business questions that will be answered by staff and private sector ...

Indiana secures federal disaster assistance amid COVID-19 outbreak

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a disaster declaration for the state of Indiana, offering financial assistance for Hoosier small businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the state. The declaration is in response to a formal request Governor Eric ...

5 new COVID-19 cases in Indiana, state now has 11 cases

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five more people in Indiana have been sickened by the coronavirus, including three in the same suburban Indianapolis county, boosting the state’s tally of cases to 11, health officials said Wednesday. Johnson County, just south of Indianapolis, has three presumptive ...

Proposal fails on path forcing out Indiana attorney general

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Negotiations fell apart among Republican legislators Wednesday on a proposal that could have forced Indiana’s attorney general from office if his law license is suspended over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women. Senate Republicans wouldn’t agree with a ...

Indiana AG says state agencies cant’s use ‘nonbinary’ gender marker

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana agencies are not allowed to use an “X” gender designation on identification documents for residents who don’t identify as male or female, the state attorney general said. On Monday, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. said in an official opinion that ...

Advocates say Indiana regulation limits threaten renters

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents are warning that a Republican push to block Indiana cities from regulating rental properties threatens existing local protections for tenants and would tilt state law heavily in favor of landlords. The proposal remained under negotiations Tuesday by House and ...

Indiana ban on drivers using handheld phones wins approval

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State legislators on Tuesday gave their final approval to a proposal banning motorists from using handheld cellphones on Indiana roads to combat distracted driving. The Indiana House voted 81-11 and the Senate 49-1 in favor of the bill allowing cellphone use by drivers ...

Payroll company owner gets 6 years for defrauding clients yesterday

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Indiana payroll company owner was sentenced Tuesday to six years in federal prison and ordered to pay back nearly $9 million for a scheme that defrauded clients. David L. Downey, 51, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty in August to wire fraud, federal employment tax evasion ...

14-year-old killed, other injured in DeKalb County car crash

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A 14-year-old died and two other teenagers were injured in a vehicle crash Saturday evening in northeastern Indiana, authorities said. The crash happened just before 7 p.m. on County Road 59, according to the DeKalb County sheriff’s office. The car was traveling north ...

Officials: 2nd Indiana resident tests positive for COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A second person in Indiana has tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling to Boston to attend a biotech firm’s meeting, state officials said Sunday. The adult, who lives in Hendricks County, attended a meeting for Biogen Inc. last month and “developed mild flu-like ...

Indiana has 1st illness linked to coronavirus outbreak

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The man with Indiana’s first confirmed illness from the coronavirus outbreak was in isolation Friday after going to an Indianapolis hospital with mild symptoms, state health officials said. The man became ill after returning Wednesday from a conference in Boston, where ...

Inside the final month of Buttigieg’s historic campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — He opened February by sharing victory with one of the Democratic Party’s best-known figures and ended it with a humbling defeat at the hands of another. Yet Pete Buttigieg’s unlikely path over the last 30 days exceeded virtually everyone’s expectations of his ...

Judge: $180,000 legal bill due after abortion law challenged

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the attorney general’s office to pay the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana more than $180,000 in legal fees for successfully challenging the 2016 genetic abnormality abortion law enacted by now-Vice President Mike Pence. As an ...

Indiana hospital bill proposal rolled back amid protest

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers on Monday rolled back a proposal that could cut how much insurance companies pay for medical services performed at offices located away from a hospital’s main campus. That action came after hundreds of doctors and nurses descended on the Statehouse as ...

Pence’s handling of 2015 HIV outbreak gets new scrutiny

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump’s choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation’s response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor’s handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when he was governor. Pence reluctantly ...

Judge rejects fatal crash plea, surprising victim’s parents

GOSHEN (AP) — A northern Indiana judge has rejected a man’s plea agreement in a fatal 2015 car crash, frustrating the victim’s parents, who say they want the long-running case behind them. Justin Gladieux, 23, was driving a car in May 2015 when it collided with a truck near the Elkhart ...

Project doubling Indiana Michigan Power’s solar generation

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Construction is expected to start this spring on a project more than doubling Indiana Michigan Power’s electricity production from solar energy sources. The Fort Wayne-based company has won approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for the solar farm ...