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Indiana State News

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 ...

Court keeps Indiana voter registration purge law on hold

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with critics of an Indiana law who argue it would allow officials to illegally remove voters from the state’s election rolls. The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Tuesday a federal judge’s ruling last year ...

Indiana GOP leaders want delay on new exam’s penalties

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are looking to delay any penalties to schools and teachers from lower student scores on the state’s new standardized test even before its first results are released to the public. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and top GOP legislative leaders said Monday ...

Judge rules Miami County must pay for repairs to six dams

PERU, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a northern Indiana county must pay for repairs to six aging dams in a lake-filled housing development. The Indiana Natural Resources Commission had determined that the Department of Natural Resources had the authority to require property owners and ...

Economists warn falling RV sales signal impending recession

ELKHART (AP) — Economists are warning that a downturn in shipments of recreational vehicles from the northern Indiana county that calls itself the “RV Capital of the World” suggests an impending recession. More than 80 percent of recreational vehicles sold in the U.S. are produced in ...

Not a ‘tattooed guy’: Larry Bird wants mural changed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird likes the mural, but not the tatts. A lawyer for the former NBA star has asked an artist to remove certain tattoos from a large painting of Bird on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web ...

Restoration finished on Bluffton park’s 1930s fire tower

BLUFFTON (AP) — Restoration work has been completed on a 100-foot-tall fire tower in a northeastern Indiana state park that dates to the 1930s. The state Department of Natural Resources is planning a dedication ceremony on Friday for the tower in Ouabache State Park near Bluffton. The ...

Indiana to fly flags at half-staff to honor shooting victims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb has ordered flags across Indiana be flown at half-staff in honor of victims in mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Holcomb is directing flags be flown at half-staff from Sunday until Thursday. He’s also asked Indiana businesses and residents to lower ...

Two Dillinger relatives doubt body in grave is the gangster

Two relatives of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger who plan to have his remains exhumed as part of a television documentary say they have “evidence” the body buried in an Indianapolis cemetery may not be him and that FBI agents possibly killed someone else in 1934. The FBI ...

Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is expected to be exhumed in September from a concrete-encased grave at an Indianapolis cemetery more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents outside a Chicago theater. The upcoming exhumation could put to rest ...

Construction worker fatally struck in Kosciusko County

SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a worker was fatally struck by a vehicle while directing traffic at a northern Indiana construction site. The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department says the construction flagger was hit Friday afternoon at the site on Indiana 13 just south of Syracuse. ...

Kendallville man dies weeks after being shot by a tossed gun

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A Kendallville man has died weeks after being shot in the stomach by gun that was tossed onto a bed. An obituary for 20-year-old Jerremmy Hall says he died Tuesday at a Fort Wayne hospital where he was taken following the July 6 shooting. Police say an adult was ...

Police identify body of Detroit woman found near Angola in 1999

ANGOLA (AP) -- Authorities on Sunday identified a Michigan woman who was found dead 20 years ago in a northeastern Indiana field, renewing the investigation into her “suspicious” death. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department said they followed hundreds of leads to try to identify the ...