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INDIANAPOLIS — The estate of an Indianapolis woman who died from a lack of oxygen in 2019 after officers restrained her facedown in a church is suing the city and its police department, alleging that officers caused her death by using excessive force.

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Indiana legislators passed several criminal justice bills Tuesday that will limit prosecutorial discretion and change how Indiana treats incarcerated youth.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana senators advanced measures Tuesday that would allow police to determine what use of force is reasonable in some cases and would allow the state's attorney general to appoint special prosecutors to handle criminal cases local authorities decide not to pursue.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University plans to hold in-person spring commencements at all of its campuses, but only graduates will be permitted at those ceremonies under IU's coronavirus policies, officials said.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly a dozen inmates were injured in falls or fights after a power outage plunged a privately-operated jail in Indianapolis into darkness early Monday and a backup generator failed to kick on, officials said.

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A western Indiana museum founded by a Holocaust survivor who championed forgiveness has reopened following a six-month-long closure prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The U.S. Air Force said Sunday that a flying instructor and a student pilot from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force were killed when a trainer jet crashed in Alabama.

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CROWN POINT, Ind. — A northwestern Indiana county is seeking repayment of more than $30,000 from a private transport company for a manhunt police mounted after a fugitive escaped while being extradited from Texas.

The one-story, one-room structure will include no lights, no running water and no air-conditioning. A single, 120-volt electrical outlet and a wheelchair ramp will be the lone elements of modern living. Four windows and two doors will let in guests and the breeze.

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Student mental health issues resulting from or made worse by the pandemic "are very serious," says one coordinator of a multi-year, federally funded grant aimed at better responding to the mental health needs of school children.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Tempers flared among Indiana legislators during a debate Thursday when Black lawmakers were shouted down and booed by some Republicans and two House members had to be separated in a hallway.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than one-third of the proposed state funding hike for Indiana schools could go toward the state’s private school voucher program under a Republican-backed plan that could boost the program’s cost by nearly 50% over the next two years.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana cities will be largely blocked from regulating rental properties after state lawmakers voted Wednesday to override the governor’s veto of the prohibition.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A winter storm that coated Indiana with heavy snow has disrupted thousands of coronavirus vaccine appointments and delayed the state’s timeline for expanding shots to additional populations.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday that would allow Indiana’s attorney general to appoint special prosecutors to take over criminal cases local authorities decide they won’t pursue.

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VALPARAISO, Ind. — A winter storm has dumped up to a foot and a half (45.7 centimeters) of snow on parts of northwestern Indiana, while a large swath of the state received between 6 inches (15.2 centimeters) and 8 inches (20.2 centimeters) of snow, creating hazardous road conditions.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A bill giving Indiana businesses and others broad protections from lawsuits by people blaming them for contracting COVID-19 was given final approval Monday by state lawmakers.

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YORKTOWN, Ind. — Last April, Kelly Brickley and her husband, Richard, were sitting down to dinner, turning on the news to hear about COVID-19, which had recently begun to spread in Indiana.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A grandfather who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the fall of his young granddaughter from an 11th-story window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico was sentenced Monday to three years’ probation, according to justice officials.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh, an attorney and wife of former Gov. Evan Bayh, has died at age 61 “after a long and courageous fight” against brain cancer, her family announced Saturday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana legislators are poised to finalize a fast-tracked proposal that will give a broad shield protecting businesses and others from lawsuits by people blaming them for contracting COVID-19.

Firefighters with the Kokomo Fire Department spent several hours early-Tuesday morning working to contain a fire that broke out at the Kokomo Tribune offices, at the intersection of Union and Mulberry streets.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s teachers are paid too little for the work they do but raising their salaries to be competitive will cost an estimated $600 million, according to the state’s highly anticipated Teacher Compensation Report.

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb has named Notre Dame University’s public affairs director as Indiana’s first-ever chief equity, inclusion and opportunity officer effective Feb. 1.

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