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Cost leads to Evansville air show cancellation

EVANSVILLE (AP) — The Navy’s Blue Angels stunt team won’t be flying over Evansville next summer after festival organizers have decided they can’t afford to continue putting on an air show. Hadi Shriners spokesman Dale Thomas says the group has seen a decline in corporate …

Panel backs letting riverboats casino move to land

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s riverboat casinos would be allowed to move to on-land sites and the state’s horse track casinos could have live dealers run table games under recommendations from a legislative committee. The public policy study committee voted unanimously Thursday to support those changes, …

Judge hears arguments on Indiana abortion law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge is weighing arguments in the legal battle over an Indiana law critics say is aimed at shuttering a Planned Parenthood clinic that is the sole facility in the state to perform only drug-induced abortions. U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson …

Nurse defies Maine over Ebola quarantine

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FORT KENT, Maine — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state’s Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others. Hickox, 33, …

Indiana’s high court hears IBM welfare case

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing legal arguments in a dispute between state officials and IBM over the company’s failed attempt to privatize Indiana’s welfare services. Four of the five justices peppered state and IBM attorneys with questions during Thursday’s oral arguments …

State health officials monitor 5 for Ebola symptoms

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials are monitoring five people who recently traveled to Indiana from the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia for symptoms common with Ebola disease. The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that all five people are considered …

Man convicted in Purdue shooting found dead in prison cell

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student earlier this year has been found dead from an apparent suicide in his prison cell, state correction officials said Wednesday. The Indiana Department of Correction said 24-year-old Cody Cousins …

Extra hour for Indiana alcohol sales Sunday morning

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana alcohol sales will be legal for an extra hour on Sunday morning with the end of daylight saving time. The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission announced Tuesday that alcoholic beverage sales may continue until 3 a.m. on Sunday. Because clocks will …

Senator seeks stiffer punishment for decapitations

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee says Indiana needs stronger penalties for decapitation. Republican Sen. Brent Steele of Bedford cites a gruesome beheading in Oklahoma last month as the reason for the change. He has asked staff to draft legislation …

Indianapolis airport’s solar farm doubling in size

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis’ main airport is doubling the size of its solar farm in an expansion officials say will make it the world’s largest airport-based solar farm. The Indianapolis International Airport’s solar farm currently covers 75 acres and is the largest such farm at …

Indianapolis eyes savings with electric vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s quest for an all-electric fleet of city vehicles has gotten a $32 million jump-start. Ballard on Tuesday unveiled the beginnings of what he calls the “Freedom Fleet” — 425 plug-in sedans that are expected to save the city …

Judge OKs Toll Road reorganization plan

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a reorganization plan for the private operator of the Indiana Toll Road that should expedite the sale of the lease for the 157-mile highway. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Pamela Hollis in Chicago on Tuesday approved the plan that would put …

State won’t try to reclaim troubled Indiana Toll Road

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A state official says no effort will be made to reclaim the Indiana Toll Road from its private operator that filed for bankruptcy protection last month, despite calls from some Democratic lawmakers for such action. Indiana Public Finance Director Kendra York said in a letter …

Police remind parents to stress Halloween safety

Indiana State Police are reminding people to stay safe on Halloween. Troopers are asking parents to remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers. Police say children should not eat any of their treats until they get home and they can be …

Several hurt in Amtrak-semitrailer crash

REYNOLDS — An Amtrak spokesman said about 10 passengers and crew members were hurt in a crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a semitrailer near Lafayette. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said no one suffered serious or life-threatening injuries in Tuesday morning’s crash involving the …

Date set for 10-digit dialing in 812 area

EVANSVILLE — Ten-digit telephone dialing in southern Indiana’s 812 area code will become mandatory Feb. 7. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved the date Wednesday ahead of the introduction of the new 930 code for the same area. The change means callers in the region …