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Former controller of Estridge Homes accused of $364K fraud scheme12:35 PM

Mason King
Thomas Carter of Fishers has been charged with bank fraud after allegedly siphoning funds from his employer for more than three years.

Drug firms fighting ‘tooth and nail’ against California ballot measure 9:52 AM

Bloomberg News
Drugmakers including Eli Lilly and Co. are becoming increasingly vocal in fighting a California ballot proposition designed to bring down prices on prescription medicine.

Holcomb, Gregg say Indiana must do more to fight drug abuse10:29 PM

Associated Press
Democrat John Gregg and Republican Eric Holcomb said during a debate Tuesday they would support more drug treatment and prevention programs.

As Circle Centre turns 20, declining performance, anchor woes spur worry

Sales per square foot are down, the building itself is aging, and persuading the lone anchor, Carson Pirie Scott, to stay another three years required generous incentives.

Warnings about broker's tactics went unheeded

Several state employees openly questioned how John Bales' real estate brokerage did business long before the FBI launched an investigation that led to his indictment.
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Last Updated Wed., October 26, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Holcomb, Gregg say Indiana must do more to fight drug abuse10:29 PM

Democrat John Gregg and Republican Eric Holcomb said during a debate Tuesday they would support more drug treatment and prevention programs.

Voter group says dead people likely registered 9:35 PM

A data-analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that Indiana's voter database is riddled with errors.

Holcomb, Gregg set for final Indiana gubernatorial debate

Republican Eric Holcomb and Democrat John Gregg are going into the last two weeks of their contentious campaign for the Indiana governor's office by facing each other in a final televised debate Tuesday evening.

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

Obamacare premiums will go up sharply next year under and many consumers will be down to just one insurer to choose from, the administration confirmed Monday.

Cubs' pennant clincher most-watched baseball game since 2010

Saturday’s game ranks as the most-watched program in the history of Fox Sports 1. In fact, the eight Cubs playoff games on FS1 this postseason rank among the network’s top nine programs.

TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal

Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated adviser programs.

Bayh didn't stay overnight in Indiana condo once in 2010, schedule says

The revelations in the schedule raise new questions about Evan Bayh's ties to Indiana and his use of official funds as he campaigns to help Democrats retake the Senate.

Group named in Indiana probe was focusing on black voters

A Democratic-aligned group at the center of an Indiana investigation into possible voter fraud said Thursday it focused on registering black residents of Indiana because the state had the nation's lowest overall voter turnout in 2014.

UPDATE: NCAA accuses Louisville of violations over escort allegations

The Indianapolis-based NCAA is accusing the University of Louisville of four violations stemming from its investigation of allegations that a former men's basketball staffer hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players.

Indiana election official clarifies registration fraud probe

A day after warning of potential voting fraud, Indiana's secretary of state acknowledged Wednesday that many of the thousands of altered registration forms she flagged might just be from residents rushing to correct their names or birth dates ahead of the election.

Obama administration sets 13.8M goal for ACA sign-up season

This is shaping up to be the most difficult sign-up season since HealthCare.gov launched in 2013. Premiums are going up sharply in many parts of the country, and some major insurers have exited the program, leaving consumers with fewer choices.

T-Mobile fined $48M over slowing 'unlimited' data plans

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that the wireless carrier had a policy to slow down the speeds of its heaviest data users.

UPDATE: Thousands of Indiana voter registrations changed, officials say

Indiana election officials say thousands of voter registrations have been altered in what's believed to be possible voter fraud.

Social Security recipients to get tiny increase in benefits

Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low or no raises.

Bayh, Young set for debate in Indiana's bitter U.S. Senate race

Democratic former Sen. Evan Bayh and Republican Rep. Todd Young are set to face each other Tuesday evening in what could be their only debate during an increasingly nasty campaign for Indiana's open U.S. Senate seat.

Clinton expands campaign into red states, including Indiana

With Donald Trump's path to electoral victory appearing increasingly narrow, Hillary Clinton is confidently advancing into states the Democrats haven't won in decades—including Indiana—as Trump attempts to focus attention on new allegations about the investigation into her email.

Indiana Rep. Stutzman facing possible ethics scrutiny

The House Ethics panel is evaluating whether to launch an official investigation into Indiana Rep. Marlin Stutzman.

Indiana wind turbines slow down to protect bats during migration

A study from academic journal Bioscience said 600,000 to 900,000 bats are killed by wind turbines each year in the United States.

Indiana schools chief candidates split on leadership, ISTEP

The race has garnered little attention during the year's campaign season, but the winner will have a role in major education matters: the replacement of the much-maligned ISTEP exam, the push to expand state-funded preschool programs and possible changes to the school ratings system.

Pence says GOP ticket will 'absolutely' accept election outcome

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence suggested Sunday that Trump's claim of a 'rigged" election stems only from his belief the media is ganging up on him. Not long after, Trump undermined Pence's comments.

Purdue fires coach Hazell after 3-plus seasons and 9 wins

A 3-2 start with victories over Eastern Kentucky and Nevada, along with an overtime win over Illinois on Oct. 8, gave some hope that Darrell Hazell would be given a full season to show progress.

Retail sales rebound on auto, gas, restaurant spending

Retail sales rose 0.6 percent in September, a rebound after sales slipped 0.2 percent in August, the Commerce Department said Friday.

Amazon adding 120,000 workers to meet holiday demand

Amazon told IBJ it would hire thousands of seasonal workers in Indiana, including 6,000 at four facilities in the Indianapolis area.

Indiana hunting measure pits animal versus gun rights

The measure pits two aggressive lobbies against each other: animal rights activists and the National Rifle Association.

Purdue University board to vote on Daniels' incentive pay

Purdue University officials are set to determine whether its president, former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, has earned a possible $210,000 in incentive pay.

Bayh, Young Senate campaigns stock cash for final weeks

Indiana's U.S. Senate candidates have plenty of money to maintain their deluge of television commercials leading into the Nov. 8 election.

Pence's Indiana successor pick not certain Trump voter

Republican Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb isn't guaranteeing that Donald Trump will get his vote for president. But he said the alternative of Democrat Hillary Clinton becoming president was "unsatisfactory."

Court vacates sexual-orientation bias ruling; to rehear case

A federal appeals court Tuesday vacated a decision by three of its own judges who recently ruled in an Indiana case that existing federal workplace-discrimination law does not cover sexual-orientation bias.

HHGregg to close for Thanksgiving 

"It's time to stop the madness," said CEO Robert Riesbeck, who noted that the appliance chain wasn't seeing a huge spike in business on the holiday anyway.

Cash-strapped Indiana zoo could lose nearly half its animals

The national association that accredits zoos and aquariums has given Mesker Park Zoo one year to fix maintenance concerns. Mesker Park is only one of four accredited zoos in Indiana.

Ivy Tech plans to sell classroom site in Madison County

Ivy Tech's state board has approved a resolution to sell what is known as the Anderson North Campus near Alexandria.

UPDATE: Indy Archbishop Tobin named cardinal by Pope Francis

When Joseph Tobin is elevated at a Nov. 19 ceremony, he will become the first sitting cardinal in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Indiana, Illinois still working on Illiana Expressway plans

Transportation officials in Indiana and Illinois expect to complete a revised environmental impact assessment for the proposed 47-mile Illiana Expressway between the two states this fall.

Indiana Supreme Court won't take case over medical bills

The high court's ruling leaves in place a trial court and state appeals court decision that ruled an Indiana hospital will have to release information about how it charges and offers discounts to insured patients.

Hancock County, 4-H leaders at odds over $18M fairgrounds

County officials and the local 4-H group disagree over who should control a proposed $18 million project for a new county fairgrounds.

Job hunt substantial part of Bayh's last year in Senate

The Democrat held more than four dozen meetings and phone calls with head hunters and future corporate employers in the months after announcing his surprise retirement but before he left office, an Associated Press investigation found.

NCAA relocates 7 events from North Carolina due to LGBT law

The Indianapolis-based NCAA relocated its men's basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event last month from Greensboro, North Carolina.

U.S. unemployment rate rises to 5 percent

U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in September, a decent gain that reflects a steady economy but also a sign that hiring has slowed significantly from last year.

Former coal plant under review for new Ohio River port site

The site of a former coal-fired power plant in southeastern Indiana will be evaluated as a possible location for a fourth port in the state.

Bankruptcy court clears way for Magnetation shutdown

A bankruptcy court has cleared the way for Magnetation LLC to shut down its remaining operations, including a plant in Indiana that had about 165 workers six weeks ago.

Mother of injured student sues over Westfield stage collapse

The complaint alleges the Westfield Washington School Corp. did not properly supervise the employee who constructed the stage, leading to a student's injuries.

Indiana State Police expand vote fraud probe to 57 counties

State police are recommending all Indiana voters check the accuracy of their voter information, especially those voters living in the counties under investigation. State police say they don't know how many voters may be affected.

Indiana lawmakers recommend expanding publicly funded pre-K

Members of the Republican-led Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy on Wednesday didn't provide details on how broad they think the expansion should be.

Wal-Mart plans to slow new store openings, invest in online

Wal-Mart closed on its more than $3 billion buyout of the online retailer Jet.com last month, showing how heavily it's willing to invest as it tries to boost online sales that totaled $13.7 billion last year.

Justices seem wary of limiting insider trading prosecutions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to preserve the government's broad power to crack down on insider trading on Wall Street.

NCAA facing 43 concussion lawsuits after latest filings

The players are seeking damages for injuries they claim are the result of mishandled concussions they suffered while playing college football.

IndyCar's Josef Newgarden joining Team Penske

Team Penske added Josef Newgarden to its roster on Wednesday, giving the organization the top four finishing drivers in this season's IndyCar standings.

Survey: U.S. businesses add fewest jobs in five months

The modest job gain adds to other recent evidence that hiring is slowing after several years of steady increases.

Steady Pence gets wide praise, but Kaine lands jabs on Trump

Republican Mike Pence won bipartisan plaudits for a calm and collected performance in the vice presidential debate. But Hillary Clinton's camp says Democrat Tim Kaine accomplished his mission.

Indiana State Police's voter fraud probe spans 9 counties

The investigation started in August, when at least 10 voter registration forms were alleged to have fraudulent information in two counties encompassing the Indianapolis area. Police have expanded the probe.


Priority list includes album performance from Kansas, silent horror classic

Plus a new play from Tom Horan and a screening of a documentary look at Crispus Attucks school.

Roundup: Waffle maker makes leap to corner spot downtown

The Walking Waffle Company, a confectioner based in Carmel that until now has focused exclusively on Indy-area farmers’ markets, could open as early as this weekend.

Pacers ink deal that makes Southwest the team's official airline

The Indiana Pacers on Wednesday announced a sponsorship deal with Southwest Airlines that could bring the team more national exposure.

Roundup: Fresh To Order opening first Indy-area location, Potbelly plans third shop

Fresh To Order, a chain that focuses on healthy selections, has tabbed Noblesville to begin an aggressive expansion into central Indiana. Also in the works: a new outpost for BoomBozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse.

Mainstreet accused of not paying nearly $2M in fees to adviser

A Chicago investment broker says the Carmel-based developer of transitional care properties is refusing to pay up for lining up a major investor in several projects.

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Priority list includes album performance from Kansas, silent horror classic

Plus a new play from Tom Horan and a screening of a documentary look at Crispus Attucks school.

DINING: Piling it on at Circle Centre’s new Primanti Bros. eatery

If you are from Pittsburgh, you might not want to read the commentary that follows.

LOPRESTI: An NBA season preview in 140 characters or less

The Tweetable pros and cons of every team in the league.

LOU'S VIEWS: For 'Coriolanus,' home is as dangerous as the battlefield

Catalyst Repertory's Bard Fest production benefits from an appropriately intense and committed cast.

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