- Lawmakers to take up bill recognizing hate crimes Updated: Feb-07-16 12:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Forty-five states have hate crime laws, but Indiana isn't one of them.
- Indiana State Police: Enjoy Super Bowl but don't drive drunk Updated: Feb-05-16 3:01 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Indiana State Police are reminding anyone who celebrates during the Super Bowl Sunday that they shouldn't drink and drive.
- Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb, POW in World War II, dies at 98 Updated: Feb-04-16 6:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped from a Japanese prisoner camp by swimming overnight during World War II and then made an around-the-world solo sailing trip while in his 70s, has died at age 98.
- Indiana Senate's Republican leader faces primary challenger Updated: Feb-04-16 4:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - A Fort Wayne educator emerged Thursday as a GOP primary challenger to the Indiana Senate's top Republican, who has faced heavy criticism from religious conservatives for championing a bill that would have extended civil rights protections to lesbians, gays and bisexuals.
- Top House Democrat vows gay rights debate will continue Updated: Feb-04-16 4:02 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana House's top Democrat said Thursday that the gay rights debate in the Legislature isn't over, even though the Republican-dominated Senate abandoned an anti-discrimination measure this week.
- Senate approves bill that would create child abuse registry Updated: Feb-04-16 1:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Senate has passed a bill inspired by the death of an Elkhart County toddler that would create a public registry of people convicted of child abuse or neglect.
- Police: 2 killed in 2-vehicle crash in northeastern Indiana Updated: Feb-04-16 3:49 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Authorities say two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash in northeastern Indiana.
- Indiana culture war over gay rights worries business leaders Updated: Feb-03-16 7:27 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.
- Lawmakers pass bills to give pharmacists discretion Updated: Feb-03-16 6:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers passed similar, competing bills Wednesday aimed at giving pharmacists the ability to prevent methamphetamine cooks from buying pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient in the illegal drug.
- Pence won't say whether he would've signed gay rights bill Updated: Feb-03-16 5:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence isn't saying whether he would have signed the state Senate's failed proposal for extending antidiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
- Senate approves roads improvement funding bill Updated: Feb-03-16 2:13 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Senate has endorsed a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence that aims to boost highway funding by drawing down the state's cash reserves and borrowing money.
- House approves changes to liquor permitting for state parks Updated: Feb-03-16 9:09 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana state parks would be able to bypass local liquor authorities and allow on-site vendors to serve alcohol despite objections from local residents under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
- Child abuse registry proposal debated by Indiana lawmakers Updated: Feb-03-16 5:01 am
NEW PARIS, Indiana - Angie Garza never involved herself much in politics.
- The Latest: Chamber head says gay-rights failure hurts state Updated: Feb-02-16 5:52 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Latest on the decision of Indiana Republican lawmakers to abandon efforts this year to extend anti-discrimination laws to include sexual orientation (all times local):
- House approves cigarette, gas tax increase for road funds Updated: Feb-02-16 5:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana residents would pay more for gasoline and cigarettes but less in state income taxes under a bill the House has approved.
- Indiana AG sues 3 companies in alleged tax-sale scheme Updated: Feb-02-16 5:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is suing three out-of-state companies for allegedly orchestrating a scheme that bilked dozens of state residents out of millions of dollars after their homes were sold in tax sales.
- Transgender advocates urge changes in Indiana legislation Updated: Feb-01-16 11:01 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Advocates at the Indiana Statehouse are urging lawmakers to include protections for transgender people to proposed civil rights legislation.
- Veteran advocates push for legislative action on services Updated: Feb-01-16 8:08 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana veterans say Gov. Mike Pence's focus on a plan to certify veteran-owned businesses isn't enough response to reports that find Indiana lacking in services for former members of the military.
- Businesses oppose West Virginia religious freedom push Updated: Jan-28-16 4:45 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Hospitality groups are mounting early opposition to a religious freedom bill.
- School district leader enters Indiana school chief campaign Updated: Jan-28-16 11:35 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The leader of a central Indiana school district is seeking to become the Republican challenger to Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz in this year's election.
- Portion of southern Indiana heavy-haul road behind schedule Updated: Jan-27-16 4:08 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - An Indiana Department of Transportation official says the state's portion of a $30.4 million heavy-haul road in southern Indiana is behind schedule.
- Indiana House panel backs bill limiting environmental rules Updated: Jan-27-16 3:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Legislation that would prohibit Indiana state agencies from enacting tougher environmental rules and standards than the federal government narrowly won the backing of a state House committee on Wednesday following a discussion that invoked the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
- Sunday alcohol sales bill defeated by legislative panel Updated: Jan-27-16 1:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Another legislative session will pass without lifting the ban on Sunday carryout alcohol sales.
- Washington florist to testify before Indiana Legislature Updated: Jan-27-16 12:14 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - A Washington florist who refused to provide flowers to a gay wedding is set to testify before an Indiana legislative committee.
- Indiana man set for release after conviction is overturned Updated: Jan-27-16 9:01 am
ELKHART, Indiana - A northern Indiana man who faced 50 years in prison before the Indiana Supreme Court overturned murder convictions against him and two co-defendants is set for release this week from a state prison.