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Anderson police say officer shot gunman after he wounded 2

Police in central Indiana say an officer shot a gunman who had wounded two other men and later fired several shots into the air. Anderson police Sgt. Chad Boynton says the gunman was in non-critical condition at an Indianapolis hospital after the Friday afternoon shooting. He says the two wounded ...

Electrical fire halts production at Evansville factory

An electrical fire caused the evacuation of about 300 workers from an Evansville plastics factory and halted production for several hours. Evansville Fire Department District Chief Bob Alexander says a large panel of conduits "blew up" about 8:45 a.m. Friday at the Berry Plastics plant in the city's downtown area. ...

Indiana agency won't detail public relations firm's work

Indiana's economic development agency isn't saying what work a New York-based public relations firm did for the state before officials canceled its contract to assess the damage the national outcry over a new religious objections law caused to Indiana's reputation. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced the contract cancellation Thursday, ...

This photo taken June 25, 2001, shows Wayne Townsend standing beside the Miller-Purdue barn that he owns near Upland, Ind.  Townsend, the 1984 Democratic nominee for Indiana governor who broke a barrier by picking a woman as his running mate, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at 89. (Denise L. Oles/The Chronicle-Tribune via AP)

1984 Indiana governor candidate Wayne Townsend dies

Wayne Townsend, the 1984 Democratic nominee for Indiana governor who broke a barrier by picking a woman as his running mate, died Friday at age 89. Townsend died during a family trip to Michigan, said Ted Waters, the owner of Waters Funeral Home in Hartford City. He had been suffering ...

Snake breeder says he's dropping plans for Indiana site

A snake breeder has decided to drop plans to move his business into a former church after neighbors in the rural central Indiana area raised safety worries to county officials. The proposal called for converting the vacant Open Gate Ministries church near the Delaware County town of Gaston into a ...

Indiana Supreme Court hears case on custody, mental illness

The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing an emotionally charged case in which a man lost custody of his daughter after spurning child-welfare officials' suggestions that he leave his mentally ill wife based on their fears that she might harm the girl. The justices heard arguments Thursday in the dispute, in ...

I-70 East reopens near site of central Ohio tanker fire

The State Highway Patrol says eastbound traffic headed toward Columbus on Interstate 70 is flowing again around the site of a damaged bridge in time for the city's massive Fourth of July celebration. A section of I-70 on the west side of the capital was closed after an overturned tanker ...

Official sued in landmark marriage case reads at gay wedding

Ohio's health director, whose refusal to list a gay man as the surviving spouse on a death certificate led to last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, has delivered a Bible reading at a gay wedding. Thursday's nuptials in Columbus came less than a week after the court legalized gay ...

Correction: Egg Farms-Forced Labor story

In a story July 2 about allegations of forced labor at Ohio egg farms, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of people indicted. Four people were charged, not five. A corrected version of the story is below: 4 accused of forcing migrant teens to work at Ohio egg farms ...

Police have leads, identify victim in fatal Ohio stabbing

A man stabbed to death in a suburban apartment complex in southwest Ohio was the father of three of the four children who were also wounded, police said Friday. The children ranging in age from toddler to teens had serious injuries, Springdale police said. "That is a focal point of ...

Police say woman's tip about brother led them to wrong man

Police in Columbus say they arrested the wrong man for a series of bank robberies based on a tip from the man's own sister. Columbus police Sgt. Shaun Laird says because families usually don't turn in relatives such information is considered a "golden tip." E. Scott Shaw, an attorney representing ...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by The Plain Dealer shows Eliot Ness in Cleveland. Ness, the famed Prohibition agent who led the “Untouchables” in their crusade against Chicago gangster Al Capone’s liquor bootlegging rackets, later became the top executive at bank services company Diebold Inc. Part of his compensation appears to have been company stock that recently surfaced in Florida, sparking a new legal fight between the company and the Ness estate. (The Plain Dealer via AP, File)

Estate of 'Untouchables' Ness in legal fight over old stock

A legal fight is brewing in Florida between the estate of "Untouchables" Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness and may be worth more than $1 million. Ness, the famed Prohibition agent who led the "Untouchables" in their crusade against ...

Hammond man pleads guilty to burglary in double-slaying case

A Hammond man has pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge stemming from the fatal shootings of two people slain inside a home that housed a marijuana-growing operation. Twenty-two-year-old Alejandro Sanchez entered his guilty plea Thursday under a plea deal calling for prosecutors to drop two murder charges he had ...

Monument to be dedicated to Marine who died in Persian Gulf

Relatives of a southern Indiana Marine who died while supporting military operations against the Islamic State group will unveil a monument honoring him this weekend. Cpl. Jordan Spears' family, friends and neighbors will gather Saturday at a Sellersburg park to unveil the monument that honors his sacrifice. The 21-year-old died ...

$6M settlement in class action lawsuit against strip clubs

A company that owns strip clubs in Florida and Ohio has reached a $6 million settlement in a class action lawsuit led by a former exotic dancer. Under the terms of the settlement approved by a federal judge this week, women who worked at Scarlett's Cabaret clubs in Hallandale Beach, ...

Human remains found at Indiana quarry may be 2,000 years old

Authorities say human remains found at the site of a proposed northwestern Indiana stone quarry may be up to about 2,000 years old. State Department of Natural Resources spokesman Marty Benson says the remains found recently at the Singleton Stone Quarry site southeast of Lowell "are very old human remains." ...

APNewsBreak: Ohio looks overseas in search for lethal drugs

Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show. The prison where Ohio carries out executions successfully applied for an import license from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration late last year ...

Ohio judge sentences 3 adults in snuff can-branding of teen

A judge has chastised three adults as he sentenced them to jail and probation time for the branding of a 17-year-old boy last year. Mahoning County Judge Lou D'Apolito (deh-POL'-ih-toh) told the adults that laws protecting children exist because kids don't always exercise the best judgment. The Youngstown Vindicator reports ...

Indiana town cancels holiday boat parade due to flooding

A southwestern Indiana town has canceled its inaugural Fourth of July weekend boat parade due to flooding along the Ohio River spawned by recent heavy rainfall. The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/1C5EPmk ) Historic Newburgh announced Thursday that high waters and floating debris had forced the cancellation of Friday ...

Indiana man accused of making Facebook threat found guilty

An Indiana man accused of threatening to blow up a courthouse and kill judges in a Facebook post has been found guilty in federal court in Hammond. The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier (http://on.jconline.com/1LHQqu2 ) reports a jury found 23-year-old Samuel Bradbury of Pine Village guilty Thursday of maliciously conveying false ...

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