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    Gas tax for road repairs expected to take center stage during Holcomb’s first State of the State address

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — He’s been on the job for about a week, and new Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will deliver his very first State of the State speech Tuesday night. Holcomb is expected to call for a long-term infrastructure plan that will likely include a tax increase. The Tuesday night address will mark the first time the Republican has spoken before a joint audience of both the Indiana Senate and House. Holcomb aides say the governor will highlight the need to […]

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    GM to announce $1B factory investment and new jobs, AP reports

    DETROIT — A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs. The investment will be announced Tuesday. The person tells The Associated Press that the investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to build new models, and it’s been planned for months. The person didn’t want to be identified because the announcement hasn’t been made yet. The person also says […]

  • Indiana Pacers' forward Paul George takes a break during the NBA Global Game London 2017 basketball game between Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets at the O2 Arena in London on January 12, 2017. / AFP / Glyn KIRK        (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Teague, George help Pacers hold off Pelicans 98-95

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague fell just short of the first triple double of his career Monday, and Paul George scored 19 points to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the New Orleans Pelicans 98-95. Teague finished with 16 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as Indiana won for the fifth time in six games. All-Star center Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 16 points despite missing the final 19 minutes after hurting his right hip and left thumb. Team […]

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    Over 80 killer whales die in South Florida stranding

    MIAMI — Officials say dozens of false killer whales have died after stranding themselves in the Gulf of Mexico west of the Florida Everglades. Blair Mase of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries service told reporters that the Coast Guard had confirmed sightings Saturday of the black dolphins in the shallows on the western edge of Everglades National Park. Mase says efforts to herd the marine mammals into deeper waters failed. By Monday afternoon, 81 of the animals had […]

  • President Barack Obama speaks during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017.
Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump's shock election. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Southern Indiana city honors President Obama by renaming road

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. — The southern Indiana city of New Albany has renamed a local road in honor of President Barack Obama days before the president leaves office. Crews installed signs Friday renaming Reas Lane as Barack Obama Way. The Ohio River city’s board of works approved the name-change in late 2016. The News and Tribune reports New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan says the city’s brand-new Business Park North “would not exist” without economic stimulus funding that Congress passed early in Obama’s presidency. Although the road was named for […]

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    Pence will use Reagan’s Bible during inauguration ceremony 

    INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Pence will use Ronald Reagan’s family Bible when he’s sworn in as Donald Trump’s vice president later this week. The Republican former governor of Indiana says it’s “humbling” to be the first to use the Bible in an inauguration ceremony since Reagan, the 40th president. The Bible also used was when Reagan was sworn in as governor of California. It’s being transported from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, by former Reagan aide Andrew Littlefair. Once […]

  • Bishop Eddie Long gives a sermon where he addressed sex scandal allegations at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church September 26, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. Bishop Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch was accused of luring young men into sexual relationships, has told his congregation of thousands that he denies all the allegations and that all people must face painful and distasteful situations. (Photo by John Amis-Pool/Getty Images)

    Eddie Long, megachurch pastor embroiled in scandal, dies at 63

    LITHONIA, Ga. — Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church said in a statement to multiple media outlets that Long died Sunday after battling cancer. Long has been senior pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist since 1987. The church said it grew from 300 members to more than 25,000 under Long’s leadership and became one of the nation’s largest congregations. Four young men filed […]

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    Man dies after found stabbed on Richmond sidewalk

    RICHMOND, Ind.— Police say a man has died after being found stabbed on a Richmond sidewalk. Richmond Police Capt. Kevin Wampler says the victim, Austin Sparks, was found about 1:40 a.m. Sunday outside a tavern on the city’s south side. He was taken to a hospital but later died. The circumstances surrounding the stabbing were not immediately available. Police are asking the public for information in the incident.

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    Cutest captain: Sea lion caught in fishing gear hops on boat 

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Officials say a juvenile sea lion was so happy to be rescued after getting hooked by fishing gear off Southern California, it jumped into a Coast Guard boat. The Coast Guard says a Los Angeles-area crew on patrol pulled the sea lion free Saturday near Newport Harbor. Officials say after a little persuasion, the sea lion hopped aboard the boat and posed for photos. The animal was handed off to a crew from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, which brought the sea lion to its rescue facility. It […]

  • Thomas Bryant #31 of the Indiana Hoosiers shoots the ball during the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Assembly Hall on January 15, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    IU cleans up turnover trouble, takes down Rutgers 76-57 

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — James Blackmon Jr. scored 16 points and OG Anunoby had 11 points and seven steals Sunday to lead Indiana past Rutgers 76-57. It was the Hoosiers (12-6, 2-3 Big Ten) second win in six games. Corey Sanders scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half and C.J. Gettys added 12 points and seven rebounds for Rutgers (11-8, 0-6), which has lost seven straight overall and five in a row to Indiana. The Scarlet Knights didn’t make it easy early, […]