Some locales termed ‘gun sanctuaries’

By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Several rural Illinois counties have taken a stand for gun rights by co-opting a word that conservatives associate...

Indiana voters OK tax hikes in 12 school referendums

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana voters endorsed all 12 school referendums on Tuesday’s primary election ballot, including measures for property tax increases to boost...

Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

By DAN JOLING Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Northern sea otters, once hunted to the brink of extinction along Alaska’s Panhandle, have made a spectacular...

Closed college asks ‘Da Coach’ for help

By DAVE BANGERT (Lafayette) Journal and Courier RENSSELAER – Maybe a little Mike Ditka is what St. Joseph’s College needs right about now. Trading on the days when...

Missouri governor quits; he had vowed to fight scandal

By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — On a dreary overcast day, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stood in a light rain near...

Fallon to Parkland students: ’Don’t let anything stop you’

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Graduating seniors at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas...

Researcher: Immigrants often create jobs in Hoosier counties

By Sarah Einselen (Logansport) Pharos-Tribune Last year was the first time since before the year 2000 that more people moved to Fort Wayne from elsewhere in the...

Watchdog report blasts FBI but doesn’t hand Trump total win

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — An inspector general report condemning the FBI’s actions in the Hillary Clinton email investigation blasts...

Wells Court Docket: 6-21-18

Wells Superior Court Criminal Cases Preliminary plea of not guilty entered by Marissa D. Elliott, 25, of Bluffton, on a Class B misdemeanor public intoxication. Bond...

Kennedy retirement could ratchet up midterm rhetoric

By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could have shifted the political landscape more than this. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement...