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Indiana State News

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 ...

Indiana residents urged to get flu shots as flu season nears

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s health commissioner is urging Hoosiers to get their flu shots soon because flu cases are already appearing around the state. State Health Commissioner Kris Box says Indiana residents should “take steps quickly to protect themselves and their loved ones” ...

Groups contest limits on Indiana’s religious objections law

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A lawyer for three conservative religious groups told a judge Thursday that the organizations’ constitutional rights were violated by limits lawmakers put on Indiana’s contentious 2015 religious objections law after then-Gov. Mike Pence signed it. An attorney for ...

Fetal remains found at late doc’s home moved to Indiana

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — More than 2,200 sets of preserved fetal remains found in the Illinois garage of a late Indiana abortion doctor have been returned to Indiana. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Thursday that the fetal remains found last month at Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s Will ...

Mobile sports betting set to start in Indiana on Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting is ready to go legally online in Indiana on Thursday, a little more than a month after the state’s casinos started taking game wagers. Chicago-based Rush Street Interactive and Boston-based DraftKings both say they are set to launch the state’s first ...

Judge orders release of man convicted in IU student’s death

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man convicted in the 2000 killing of an Indiana University student has been ordered released from prison by a federal judge who ruled the man’s trial attorney was so ineffective that his Sixth Amendment rights were violated. U.S. District Court Judge James Sweeney in ...

2 Indiana counties to begin spraying to fight mosquito virus

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Two northern Indiana counties will conduct aerial spraying to combat a rare mosquito-borne virus that’s been found in several local horses. Elkhart and LaGrange counties’ commissioners authorized the spraying Monday in separate meetings. The decisions by the adjoining ...

Indianapolis prosecutor won’t charge small marijuana amounts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The prosecutor for Indianapolis is going to stop pressing criminal charges against adults for possessing about one ounce or less of marijuana. Acting Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced the new policy Monday, saying the office will focus on prosecuting violent ...

16 Indianapolis students mistakenly injected with insulin

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sixteen students of an Indianapolis school were hospitalized as a precaution Monday after they were mistakenly injected with insulin during a tuberculosis skin test, according to school officials. The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township says the students ...

Young, Braun Introduce bill to ensure burial for aborted fetal remains

The discovery of over 2,000 aborted fetal remains in the home of an Indiana abortion doctor this month has caused Indiana's Republican senators, Todd Young and Mike Braun to introduce a bill to enforce guidelines for the dignified handling of aborted fetal remains. “I will always fight to ...