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Indiana education split plays out in No Child request

INDIANAPOLIS — A new critique of Indiana’s efforts to maintain its exemptions from the No Child Left Behind requirements, written by top staff to Gov. Mike Pence, is widening a rift between state education leaders as federal officials near a decision on the waiver. The …

Smart phone app helps navigate Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Fair is offering a free updated mobile app for smartphones aimed at helping visitors navigate their way around the fairgrounds on Indianapolis’ north side. Fair officials say the app developed for iPhone and Android users by LiveLink Mobile will …

Pence pushing Medicaid alternative during DC trip

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence is heading to Washington to seek federal approval of his proposed state-run alternative to traditional Medicaid in order to expand health care coverage for low-income residents. The governor’s office says Pence is scheduled to meet Wednesday afternoon with Health …

Firm hired to find state fairgrounds coliseum sponsor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A marketing firm has been hired to help find a sponsor to buy the naming rights to the newly renovated Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum. Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment says the coliseum is an outstanding opportunity for a company since it is …

Feds cite Indiana Medicaid fraud unit over notices

INDIANAPOLIS — A federal agency found that the Indiana attorney general’s office didn’t give proper notice in nearly a quarter of the Medicaid fraud cases it helped prosecute in recent years. A report from the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general’s office found …

County sheriff linked to prostitute taking leave

JEFFERSONVILLE (AP) — The Clark County Sheriff went on administrative leave Wednesday a day after being charged with providing a prostitute with a deputy’s badge and uniform. Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden chose to go on paid leave, effective immediately, defense attorney Larry Wilder said. …

Indianapolis mayor backs tax to hire more officers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is seeking a tax increase to pay for hiring more police officers as part of a wide-ranging response to the city’s recent surge in deadly violence. Ballard told city and community leaders Wednesday he’ll seek an increase in …

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 …