Indiana Joins Nationwide Candlelight Vigil Against Migrant Detention Camps

Jul 13, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will speak at the 2019 Young Democrats of America convention in Indianapolis next week.

The Young Democrats of America and the Indiana Young Democrats announced Sunday that Pelosi will speak to the meeting on the evening of Friday, July 19.

The groups say more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the convention July 17-20, at Indianapolis' Union Station.

South Bend Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to address the convention on July 18.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Indiana judge who faces felony battery charges stemming from a May fight outside a fast-food restaurant in which he and another judge were shot and wounded is "prepared to proceed through the legal process."

Last Day For Amtrak Trains On Indianapolis-To-Chicago Route

Jun 30, 2019
Seth Tackett, WFIU/WTIU News

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — It's the final day for Amtrak trains on the Hoosier State passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago.

The last train from Indianapolis to Chicago left the station early Sunday.

The rail agency pulled the plug on the route after a loss of funding in Indiana's new state budget. Amtrak won't run the four-days-a-week train after Sunday. That's when its $3 million annual state subsidy ends.

State officials say the ridership numbers were too low and the per-passenger subsidy of about $100 was too high.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge who was shot outside a restaurant with another judge has been charged with battery.

Prosecutors announced grand jury indictments Friday against three people, including Clark County Judge Andrew Adams, about two months after an argument turned into a violent fight in Indianapolis.

Adams and another Clark County judge, Bradley Jacobs, were shot in May while in Indianapolis for a work-related conference. Their injuries were not life-threatening, and authorities don't believe they were targeted because of their jobs.

Jim Merritt Will Not March at Indy Pride

Jun 6, 2019

Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt says he will not march in the Indy Pride parade out of respect for the feelings and wishes of the organizers and participants of the event.

This comes after a statement from Indy Pride on Tuesday which said while Merritt is permitted at the event, he is not welcome.

Startup To Pilot Indy To Chicago Bus Service

Jun 1, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A New York City-based startup plans to test a daily bus service between Indianapolis and Chicago that could replace an Amtrak passenger line that will soon grind to a halt.

OurBus will offer the round-trip bus service from July 1 through Labor Day.

The pilot project comes after Indiana lawmakers discontinued funding for Amtrak's Hoosier State passenger line in the new state budget. The train service also stops in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer.

Fourth Indianapolis Zoo Elephant Contracts Dangerous Virus

May 31, 2019
Indianapolis Zoo via Facebook

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Zoo says the fourth elephant to test positive for a virus that killed two other members of its herd is responding well to treatment.

The Zoo said Friday that 12-year-old female Zahara tested positive last week for elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus. They add the African elephant is expected to fully recover.

Zoo staff say that 13-year-old male Kedar has recovered from his recent bout with the virus. Two others, Nyah and Kalina, died in March.

Zahara represents the fourth case in less than nine weeks.

Indiana Judges Who Were Shot Are Out Of The Hospital

May 17, 2019
Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two southern Indiana judges who were wounded in a shooting in Indianapolis are home from the hospital.

Larry Wilder, who is acting as a spokesman for both judges, says Clark County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Adams returned home Thursday after Clark County Circuit Court Judge Bradley Jacobs was reported being home earlier this week.

Indianapolis prosecutors have said that more evidence is needed before they can decide whether to charge two men who were arrested after the May 1 shooting.

Salesforce Chairman Marc Benioff pledged to train 1 million workers for new tech jobs Thursday at an event in Indianapolis. Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump attended to support his pledge.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say they've arrested two men in connection with the shootings of two southern Indiana judges .

Police said Tuesday that detectives arrested 41-year-old Brandon Kaiser and 23-year-old Alfredo Vazquez for their alleged roles in the shootings of Clark Circuit Judges Bradley Jacobs and Andrew Adams early Wednesday outside a downtown fast-food restaurant.

Two Clark County judges visiting Indianapolis were shot early Wednesday morning. 

Everytown For Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action announced a $100,000 advertising campaign against the National Rifle Association during its annual convention in Indianapolis.

Last Minute Push To Fund Amtrak Service Between Indy, Chicago

Apr 17, 2019

The Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance urged lawmakers at the Statehouse Wednesday to continue funding a four day-a-week passenger train from Indianapolis to Chicago.

The Hoosier State Amtrak line has received $3 million in state funding each year. This funding was removed from this year’s state budget.