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  • Visiting boaters could face annual fee for Geist Reservoir use

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A visit to Cocktail Cove or a high-speed splash across the glistening surface of Geist Reservoir could cost recreational boaters as much as $250 under an ambitious plan by lakeside residents to keep the water clean and navigable. A coalition of three-dozen Geist area neighborhoods is registering to become a conservancy district, which would give it oversight of the lake’s cleanup and maintenance as well as the authority to tax and approve fees. Preliminary plans would require an annual permit costing $250 for recreational […]

  • Lime, Bird increase scooter rental prices in Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The cost to ride a scooter in Indianapolis has gone up this week. Bird and Lime have raised the per-minute cost to ride a scooter. Both companies charge a $1 flat fee to ride a scooter plus an additional fee for each minute of use. When the companies arrived in Indianapolis in June, they both charged 15 cents per minute used. Now Bird charges nearly double that: 29 cents per minute. Lime now charges 25 cents per minute, a 66% increase. […]

  • Veteran loses part of leg following home-care scheduling mix-up

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A botched change in the way home-care visits were scheduled for patients released from the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center resulted in a veteran losing part of his leg, according to a copy of an investigative report and letter to the president. The letter to President Donald Trump said a Department of Veterans Affairs investigation prompted by three whistleblower complaints revealed a “a system breakdown because leadership attempted to implement the change without collaborating with key services […]

  • IU’s Calbert Cheaney to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Indiana University’s all-time leading scorer Calbert Cheaney is a member of the 2019 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class. Duke’s Shane Battier, Purdue’s Terry Dischinger, Providence’s Ernie DiGregorio, UNLV’s Larry Johnson and Stanford’s Todd Lichti, as well as former coaches Homer Drew, Lute Olson and the late Rick Majerus, make up the 2019 class. Continue reading this story with our news gathering partners at The Indianapolis Star.

  • Alcohol sales will be new to lineup when Indianapolis hosts Final Four in 2021

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — First-time alcohol sales at this weekend’s Final Four in Minneapolis means alcohol will be available at Lucas Oil Stadium when Indianapolis hosts the NCAA men’s basketball championship in 2021. College hoops fans will have the chance to raise a toast to victors at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis following the NCAA’s pilot program of selling alcohol to attendees at the College World Series and the Women’s College World Series. “The NCAA had previously sold alcohol in premium seating […]

  • Indiana bill to expand list of health care workers who can opt out of abortion services heads to Gov. Holcomb

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana lawmakers voted to expand the list of health care professionals who can opt out of providing abortion services to women, based on moral and religious objections. The measure is headed to Gov. Eric Holcomb. If he signs the bill into law, nurses, pharmacists and physical assistants across the state would be able to refuse to provide any abortion care. Already, physicians, hospital employees and health clinic staffers have this option under Indiana law. The bill would allow pharmacists, for […]

  • Andrew Luck marries girlfriend Nicole Pechanec in Prague wedding

    CZECH REPUBLIC. — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and longtime girlfriend Nicole Pechanec were married in Prague in the Czech Republic this weekend, according to multiple sources. Luck could not be reached for comment, and his agent did not return an email message. Luck and Pechanec, both 29, met at Stanford. Pechanec was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Czechoslovakian parents and was homeschooled so she could focus on gymnastics, according to “Quarterback,” a book by John Feinstein. Her mother, a former […]

  • John Andretti tweets that his cancer has returned and he’ll return to ‘chemocoaster’

    Retired NASCAR driver John Andretti, the nephew of IndyCar legend Mario Andretti and son of Aldo Andretti, tweeted Friday that his long fight with cancer is on again. Today was not what we hoped would happen but I started back on the #chemocoaster w/o a definite end. Unfortunately, the cancer has returned again. We continue to research options that may be more beneficial. All of the love & support means a lot. #CheckIt4Andretti #silentkiller — John Andretti (@John_Andretti) March 30, 2019 […]

  • Indiana University’s Devonte Green reveals his cheat code

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –If you’ve been wondering how Indiana’s Devonte Green has managed to pop off in March, averaging 14.3 points and setting a program record for scoring in the Big Ten tournament with 26 points against Ohio State, the secret is out. Green has a cheat code. The junior guard has the unlimited ammo cheat code from “Grand Theft Auto San Andreas” tattooed on his left arm. It all makes sense now. Indiana guard Devonte Green has the GTA San Andreas unlimited […]

  • Gov. Holcomb endorses new hate crimes measure that lacks specific gender identity protections

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday he supports a hate crimes proposal that doesn’t specifically list gender identity, age or gender as protected characteristics — after months of calling for an inclusive hate crimes proposal. After endorsing a proposal the state House advanced earlier in the day, Holcomb for the first time finds himself on the other side of the hate crimes debate from prominent business, community and religious leaders in the Indiana Forward coalition, which expressly calls for […]

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