Buckled track blamed in fiery Indiana freight derailment

Officials say a buckled stretch of track is believed to have caused a fiery freight train derailment in southwestern Indiana that belched black smoke into the sky and forced the evacuation of nearby homes.

3-year-old accidentally shoots, wounds 2-year-old brother

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and wounded his 2-year-old brother at their home in northeastern Indiana.

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An Illinois-based metal components manufacturer has decided to close a central Indiana factory, cutting the jobs of 130 workers. JD Norman Industries says in an Indiana state government filing that it will shut down the...

The Latest: Lawyers blast legal move in fatal boat accident

The Latest on the lawsuits over a July tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people (all times local):

Firms cite law in Missouri boat accident, seek mediation

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Illinois company closing 130-worker central Indiana factory

An Illinois-based metal components manufacturer has decided to close a central Indiana factory, cutting the jobs of 130 workers.

Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

Federal officials say the second-largest health insurer in the United States has agreed to pay a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest health care hack in the nation's history.

Father, son plead guilty to cheating health care programs

A father and son from California have pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme that defrauded Affordable Care Act programs in at least 12 states of more than $27 million.

Indiana child welfare agency to spend $22M on raises

The Indiana Department of Child Services is spending $22 million on raises for staff as part of an effort to improve the agency that's seen rising caseloads and internal battles.

Supreme Court asked to review abortion law signed by Pence

Indiana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over a law that bars women from having an abortion based on gender, race or disability.

Imprisoned ex-Indiana pastor wants electronics returned

An imprisoned ex-southern Indiana pastor who admitted charges in what prosecutors say was a scheme faking a burglary of his home in order to pay an opioid drug debt is asking for the return of confiscated electronics.

AG files complaints against 3 nurses after drugs diverted

The Indiana attorney general's office has accused three nurses of diverting prescription drugs or medication from their workplaces.

Indiana takes no action on hate crime legislation

A legislative study committee failed to forward a recommendation regarding whether Indiana should create a hate crimes law, despite Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's support for such a law.

Gary gets $46K loan to help turn ruined church into gardens

The city of Gary is getting a $46,000 federal loan to move along its plans to turn a ruined church into a tourist attraction.

Vectren, consumer group reach settlement on solar farm rates

A consumer group that opposed a rate hike Vectren sought for a proposed 50-megawatt solar farm has reached a settlement with the utility.

Southwestern Indiana county gets grant to expand drug court

A southwestern Indiana county has landed a $500,000 federal grant that will allow officials to nearly double the county's drug court.

Mississinewa renovations begin 3 years after heavy flooding

A beach concessions building at a northern Indiana reservoir is undergoing renovations more than three years after heavy flooding left it in shambles.

Indiana hospitals fined for patient readmissions

The federal government says 80 percent of Indiana's hospitals face penalties totaling $12 million for having too many patients who returned for care within a month of their discharge.

Balanced budget constitutional change issue awaits voters

Voters will decide whether the Indiana Constitution will be amended to obligate the General Assembly to adopt balanced budgets unless two-thirds of both chambers vote to suspend the requirement.

The Latest: Biden heaps praise on Donnelly at Indiana rally

The Latest on dueling rallies former Vice President Joe Biden and current Vice President Mike Pence are having in Indiana to support Senate candidates (all times local):