Notre Dame leprechaun ranked among most offensive mascots, survey claims

U.S. 08/26/21, 15:34

According to a survey, Notre Dame's Fighting Irish leprechaun is the country's fourth most offensive college football mascot. The top three most offensive mascots apply facial paint, wear headdresses, and are culturally insensitive to Native Americans. The Fighting Irish mascot came under fire in 2018 after ESPN's Max Kellerman suggested that ...

Former VP Mike Pence buys luxury $1.93 million home in Indiana

U.S. 06/12/21, 02:38

Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen purchased a $1.93 million mansion in Carmel, Indiana, recognized as the state's gold circle real estate. The former vice president made an offer a week after the house went to the market on April 1. On May 25, the transaction was ...

Indiana sheriff leaves Democratic Party to join Republicans

U.S. 09/07/20, 18:39

Vanderburgh County, Indiana, Sheriff Dave Wedding surprised his listeners at a press conference last week when he announced that after months of violent protests and demonstrations against police, he had decided to leave the Democratic ranks and join the Republican Party. Sherrif Wedding announced the change on Thursday outside White Stallion ...

Campaigns swarm Harris donors after she exits the 2020 race

2022 Campaign 12/04/19, 15:47

Kamala Harris’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator. In New York, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and South Bend, ...

Police raid clinics of doctor who had 2,246 bodies of aborted babies

U.S. 09/20/19, 10:39

On Sept. 19, authorities raided two of the clinics in which Dr. Ulrich Klopfer performed abortions of late-term babies. Dr. Klopfer died Sept. 3 and the investigation began after 2,246 bodies of aborted babies were found in his home in Will County, Illinois. Fox59 reported that officials found several boxes containing ...

Girl Scout, 11, killed by falling tree at Indiana camp

U.S. 06/25/19, 16:20

An 11-year-old Girl Scout was fatally injured when a tree suddenly fell on her and three others as they hiked along a gravel road at a southern Indiana campground, authorities said. It was raining when deputies arrived at Camp Koch about 11:30 a.m. Monday but there had been no severe weather ...

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting

U.S. 06/23/19, 22:34

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor. Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) said he would call for an outside investigation of ...

Update: Indiana AG’s office plans vigorous defense

U.S. 06/18/19, 14:54

The Latest on the allegations of groping made against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (all times local):3:45 p.m.The Indiana attorney general's office says it will vigorously defend him against a federal lawsuit by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party last year.Attorney Hannah Kaufman Joseph, left, ...

Indiana attorney general’s accusers set announcement

U.S. 06/18/19, 06:48

The four women who accused Indiana's attorney general of drunkenly groping them during a party are holding a news conference with their lawyers.The law firm representing the women says an announcement is coming Tuesday about legal action regarding the allegations against Republican state Attorney General Curtis Hill. The women's lawyers ...

Buttigieg faces political peril after man killed by police in Indiana

U.S. 06/17/19, 17:11

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the Indiana city where Pete Buttigieg is mayor presents both political peril for a presidential candidate who has struggled to connect with minority voters and an opportunity to show leadership on issues of race and policing that are ...

Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in central Indiana

U.S. 06/17/19, 13:19

The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees.It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday's outbreak and an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching 100 mph ...

Campaign focus on economic issues vital to black community

Politics 06/15/19, 08:07

This weekend the focus is on economic issues important to the black community for some of the Democratic presidential candidates. A forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, June 15, is attracting Sens. Cory Booker of New York and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as well as Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South ...

Crash spills cocoa powder, batteries on freeway in Indiana

U.S. 06/14/19, 14:11

A crash involving two semitrailers scattered cocoa powder and lithium batteries across an interstate in Indiana, closing part of the freeway.No one was injured in the crash about 3:40 a.m. Friday along eastbound Interstate 94 in Burns Harbor. All eastbound lanes reopened by noon.Indiana State Police say a truck driven ...

Update: 1 arrested on abuse charges at Indiana farm

U.S. 06/12/19, 18:39

The Latest on alleged animal abuse at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular agritourism destination (all times local):5:30 p.m.Authorities have arrested one of three people charged with animal cruelty following the release of video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at a northwestern Indiana dairy farm that is ...

3rd child dies after horse-drawn carriage hit in Michigan

U.S. 06/09/19, 14:38

A third child who was in an Amish horse-drawn carriage that was struck by a drunken driver in southern Michigan has died, authorities said Sunday. Two children, ages 6 and 2, died at the scene of Friday evening's crash. A 4-year-old later died at a hospital, and another young child and ...

Aircraft crash near Indianapolis killed Nevada couple

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:08

A coroner has identified the Nevada couple killed when their aircraft crashed near Indianapolis.Hancock County Coroner David Stillinger said Thursday the May 22 crash killed 75-year-old Robert W. Holman Jr. and 61-year-old Robin Lynch Holman of Incline Village, Nevada.The twin-engine Cessna Citation 550 hat Robert Holman was piloting crashed shortly ...

Chad Kelly may be getting final NFL chance in Indianapolis

Football 05/29/19, 17:27

Chad Kelly insists a few months away from football helped put life in perspective.He read the Bible while living in his parents' basement. He recommitted himself to the game. And now he believes he can avoid any more trouble off the field.The once-promising young quarterback thinks his latest humbling experience ...

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