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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Former Indianapolis sportscaster Chet Coppock dies after car accident 3:25 PM

Longtime sportscaster Chet Coppock devoted most of his career to Chicago but spent much of the 1970s in Indianapolis.

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco 2:25 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday his bill will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices.

Sears sues former chairman Lampert over losses 2:15 PM

Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert, alleging the billionaire stripped the once iconic company of more than $2 billion in assets.

Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says12:48 PM

Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal. But Mueller said he could not conclusively determine that Trump had committed criminal obstruction of justice.

Bosma recuses himself from votes on gambling bill over business deal12:28 PM

The leader of the Indiana House said he plans to skip votes on a major gambling-related bill after a casino investor arranged a local government contract for his law firm.

U.S. retail sales bounce back with healthy March surge10:13 AM

The Commerce Department said Thursday that sales last month had their strongest increase since September 2017. During the past year, retail spending has grown 3.6%.

U.S. claims for unemployment aid hit lowest level since 1969 9:55 AM

The Labor Department on Thursday said claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week, to 192,000, lowest since September 1969.

IU gets approval for $56M plan to overhaul mold-plagued dorms 9:16 PM

The State Budget Committee signed off Wednesday on IU's plan to accelerate the overhaul of the Foster and McNutt complexes.

Indiana budget increases could be pinched by slower tax growth

Indiana schools aren't being promised much additional money after the latest projections showing slower growth in state tax collections.

Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes

Riders took 38.5 million trips on shared electric scooters in 2018. That eclipsed the 36.5 million trips riders took on shared, docked bicycles, according to a report released Wednesday.

Apple, Qualcomm settle bitter dispute over iPhone technology

The surprise truce announced Tuesday came just as the former allies turned antagonists were facing off in a federal court trial that was supposed to unfold over the next month in San Diego.

Indiana teachers push lawmakers for more money for schools

Some Indiana teachers don't believe the latest Republican-backed state budget plan does enough to support public schools—and legislative leaders are warning that they might even be faced with tightening up that spending proposal.

To slow flow of grad transfers, NCAA could constrain schools

College football and basketball coaches may be less likely to add graduate transfers to their teams under a change being considered by the Indianapolis-based NCAA.

Indiana Senate sends sperm-misuse legislation to governor

The Indiana Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill allowing felony charges in cases of deception involving human sperm, eggs or embryos.

In 'FUCT' fashion brand case, high court justices avoid saying word

The case has to do with a portion of federal law that says officials should not register trademarks that are "scandalous" or "immoral." But the artist behind the brand argues that portion of law should be struck down as an unconstitutional restriction on speech.

Brown County music center to debut with Vince Gill show

An indoor performing arts center is set to open this summer in a southern Indiana tourist destination a decade after arson destroyed the county's long-popular music venue.

Peyton Manning goes deep with pass at NFL's storied history

The former Indianapolis Colts quarterback is hosting and serving as an executive producer for "Peyton's Places," a five-part, 30-episode series celebrating the NFL's 100th season.

With billions to spend, feds unsure exactly who lacks broadband

A $4.5 billion federal grant program earmarked to expand wireless internet in rural areas was supposed to address the problem, but it's on hold while the FCC investigates whether carriers submitted incorrect data for the maps used to allocate grants.

Mainstream retailers embrace CBD despite unproven benefits

CBD's growing demand persists despite very little evidence for all the health claims the industry touts.

Buttigieg says campaign for president is about 'winning an era,' not just an election

Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of youthful generation ready to reshape the country.

Indiana businessman Kip Tom confirmed as UN ag ambassador

The Kosciusko County farmer will be based in Rome representing the United States at the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. President Donald Trump nominated Tom for the position last year.

Motorists pursue damages from Indiana due to I-69 potholes

The problematic stretch of highway extends between mile markers 219 in Pendleton and 234 in Daleville.

U.S. store closures this year already exceeding 2018 total

The number of closures indicates that traditional retailers are struggling to respond to shoppers' increasing shift online even as they're working hard to reinvent their businesses.

Buttigieg goes from cordial to critical of Pence on campaign

On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence's cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana's fourth largest city, his tone toward the state's Republican former governor was more muted.

Recycling company plans $260M plastics-to-fuel plant in Indiana

The company said the operation will be the first of its kind in the United States and use plastics from curbside recycling pickup in Indiana and Illinois, and from manufacturing waste.

Indiana Senate panel backs 20% tax on e-cigarette liquids

The vote came after the committee adopted a tax on the price of the vaping liquid, rather than a 4 cents per-milliliter tax that was backed by the House in February.

UPDATE: New Senate budget plan gives slight school funding boost

A new state budget plan would send some more money to Indiana schools but at a level short of what advocacy groups say is needed for meaningful teacher pay raises.

Uneasy about the economy, some businesses hold off on hiring

Small business owners, especially those who learned hard lessons from the Great Recession about overstaffing, are playing it safe.

International Business College closing Fort Wayne campus

School officials said they plan to invest in renovations and staffing at the only other International Business College campus, in Indianapolis. They said that campus is growing.

Indiana sports betting, new casinos not expected to create jackpot

A top Indiana budget writer doesn't expect much of a state tax revenue boost if legislators approve proposals to legalize sports betting and allow new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute.

Feds charge two dozen in billion-dollar Medicare brace scam

Federal agents on Tuesday broke up a billion-dollar Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopedic braces to hundreds of thousands of seniors.

LGBT donors helping Pete Buttigieg defy 2020 expectations

Financial support from the LGBT community has helped South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg defy expectations by raking in more than $7 million in just over two months.

Purdue's Edwards plans to hire agent, enter NBA draft

In four tournament games, Carsen Edwards averaged 34.8 points, with a range that seemed to have no bounds as he almost carried the Boilermakers to the Final Four.

Indiana lawmakers back felony charge for doctors who misuse sperm

The Indiana House voted 93-0 on Monday in favor of a bill allowing felony charges in cases of deception involving a medical procedure, device, drug or human reproductive material, such as sperm, eggs or embryos.

Ethics panel dismisses complaint against Speaker Bosma

The Indiana House Ethics Committee said Monday that "reasonable cause does not exist to support the alleged violation" by Speaker Brian Bosma.

Holcomb to deliver Ball State commencement address

Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to become the first Indiana governor to deliver a spring commencement speech at Ball State University while in office.

Young introduces bill to boost rural nursing program

U.S. Sen. Todd Young is co-sponsoring legislation that would expand a federal program that rewards nurses who work in underserved areas.

Brown County town goes on sale, with asking price of $3.8 million

The historic Brown County town of Story includes 17.4 acres of property, a general store, an old grain mill, numerous barns, rental cabins and outbuildings.

Turkey Run State Park added to National Register of Historic Places

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the park northeast of Terre Haute was added to the national registry because of its cultural value to Indiana and its national history.

Knight makes first return trip to IU campus since firing

After resisting overtures from the school for nearly two decades, legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight returned Saturday to watch the Hoosiers' baseball game against Penn State from the press box.

Watchdog to examine Medicare chief Seema Verma's publicity spending

Verma, a protege of Vice President Mike Pence and the architect of Indiana's Medicaid expansion, appears to have steered agency money to political allies in an effort to boost her reputation, prominent Democrats say.

Report: Percentage of college-bound students in Indiana declining

The 2019 College Readiness Report shows that 63% of 2017 graduates went immediately to college, dropping from 64% in 2016 and 65% in 2015.

Hiring rebounds as U.S. employers add 196,000 March jobs

The employment figures reported Friday by the government suggest that February's anemic job growth figure was merely a temporary blip and that businesses are confident the economy remains on a firm footing.

Panel hires attorney to probe Bosma's use of campaign funds

The Indiana House Ethics Committee has hired an outside attorney to investigate allegations that House Speaker Brian Bosma used campaign funds to collect unflattering information about a former intern who claims she had a sexual encounter with him decades ago.

IU basketball star Langford to declare for NBA draft

Romeo Langford says he will enter the NBA draft after playing just one season at Indiana University.

Emmert: Court ruling reinforces NCAA athletes not employees

NCAA President Mark Emmert says a judge's recent ruling in a federal antitrust lawsuit again reinforced that college athletes should be treated as students.

Applications for U.S. unemployment aid fall to 49-year low

Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the drop to such a low number indicates that companies are cutting very few workers.

Indiana governor signs hate crimes measure into law

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and other Republicans say the legislation covers all 6.6 million Hoosiers because it covers all characteristics and traits, whether expressly listed or not, but the Anti-Defamation League said the measure falls short.

Indiana women earning far less than male peers, study says

A not-for-profit that pushes for equality for women says Indiana men and women have one of the nation's biggest disparities in pay for the same amount of work.

Pence visiting Indy to discuss proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal

The former Indiana governor will arrive early Thursday afternoon aboard Air Force Two at Indianapolis International Airport.


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Salesforce.org, IU to bring higher ed conference to Indy in 2020 16:04 pm

The three-day event at the JW Marriott downtown is expected to bring together more than 2,500 leaders from colleges, universities and technology firms.

Bosma recuses himself from votes on gambling bill over business deal 14:07 pm

The leader of the Indiana House said he plans to skip votes on a major gambling-related bill after a casino investor arranged a local government contract for his law firm.
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Broad Ripple's Vogue nightclub acquired by trio of tech executives 10:16 am

Broad Ripple's historic nightclub has its first new ownership since 1986. The new owners plan to maintain the Vogue as a live-music venue while expanding into other types of programming.

Brown County music center to debut with Vince Gill show

An indoor performing arts center is set to open this summer in a southern Indiana tourist destination a decade after arson destroyed the county's long-popular music venue.

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