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Survivors of USS Indianapolis sinking hold weekend reunion

INDIANAPOLIS — About a third of the remaining 36 survivors of the worst single seagoing disaster in U.S. Navy history gathered for a reunion this weekend in Indianapolis, the city for which their doomed ship was named. One of the survivors is Edgar Harrell, 89, …

Gay marriage supporters defend court ruling

INDIANAPOLIS — Attorneys trying to defend a federal ruling overturning Indiana’s gay-marriage ban argue that marriage is more than just a state regulation — it’s a fundamental right. Attorneys for several same-sex couples who successfully challenged Indiana’s ban on gay marriage filed a brief outlining …

Pence wants immigrant children taken out of state

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence is asking that more than 200 immigrant children placed in Indiana be deported and chiding President Barack Obama for not alerting him of the placements. Pence said Tuesday he did not learn about the placement of immigrant children with Indiana …

Court allows education board lawsuit to proceed

INDIANAPOLIS — A Marion County judge has cleared the way for a lawsuit to proceed against members of the State Board of Education that alleges public access violations. Marion County Judge Cynthia Ayers denied the state’s request that the case be dismissed on questions of …

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge by a freight train that surprised them as they walked along the tracks. Eric Powell with Indiana Railroad said the train engine’s video camera …

Indiana BMV asks court to delay vanity plate sales

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has asked the state Supreme Court for permission to continue its suspension on sales of vanity plates until a court case is settled. The Indiana attorney general’s office announced Monday it had filed a request for …

Gay marriage supporters defend court ruling

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys trying to defend a federal ruling overturning Indiana’s gay-marriage ban argue that marriage is more than just a state regulation — it’s a fundamental right. Attorneys for several same-sex couples who successfully challenged Indiana’s ban on gay marriage filed a brief …

Indiana sheriff charged in prostitution case

NEW ALBANY — A southern Indiana sheriff who authorities said gave a prostitute a deputy’s badge and uniform so she could get hotel discounts and then paid her for a sex act has been charged with lying to FBI agents. A federal grand jury indictment …

Indy Zoo welcomes new Amur tiger cub

The Indianapolis Zoo announced Tuesday that a rare Amur tiger cub was born July 10. The baby cat is healthy, although zoo officials say it and its mother, 6-year-old Andrea, will remain in a private indoor area for several weeks to protect the health of …

Fire at former Muncie piano factory deemed arson

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MUNCIE (AP) — A fire at an old warehouse that was once a piano factory was arson, an investigator said. An investigation has eliminated accidental sources for the fire Saturday that burned out of control for hours and produced smoke visible for miles, chief investigator …

Court allows education board lawsuit to proceed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Marion County judge has cleared the way for a lawsuit to proceed against members of the State Board of Education that alleges public access violations. Marion County Judge Cynthia Ayers denied the state’s request that the case be dismissed on questions …

Questions raise concerns about school takeovers

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana law allowing the state to take over consistently failing schools could be in for some changes as state officials and private school operators seek to resolve confusion over who has the ultimate authority over the facilities and their students. The state …

Teen says he’ll sue over police dog attack

FISHERS — A teenager bitten by a police dog in an Indianapolis suburb and his family say they intend to sue the city. Nineteen-year-old Brandon Murphy of Fishers has filed a tort claim stating he plans to sue the city northeast of Indianapolis because a …

Evansville officials want more local fireworks say

EVANSVILLE (AP) — Evansville will ask lawmakers for more local authority to restrict private fireworks displays. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that council members consulted the city attorney after receiving numerous complaints during the July 4 period. State law states that fireworks must be …

After teen pilot’s crash, how young is too young?

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The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to fly a plane. Yet pilots and flight instructors say that while some question the ability of …

3 cyclists injured on governor’s motorcycle ride

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three motorcyclists have been injured in a crash during the annual governor’s motorcycle ride from the Statehouse through southern Indiana. The governor’s office says Gov. Mike Pence wasn’t involved in Friday’s accident. Indiana State Police Captain David Bursten says troopers are still …