State & National News

State & National News

Missile-alert error reveals uncertainty about how to react

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for...

Carmel regulates short-term rentals

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis suburb has adopted rules on short-term home rental services like Airbnb as state lawmakers are again considering whether...

Fishers plans to ban vaping in its city parks

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis suburb wants to ban vaping in its parks, where cigars, cigarettes and pipes are already prohibited. A proposed ordinance...

Restoring grasslands

New state program will help landowners restore habitat for song birds and pollinators By KEVIN KILBANE (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel A new program could help landowners replant some...

Ag optimism up slightly from 2017

By SPENCER DURHAM (Marion) Chronicle-Tribune Pessimism about the future from agricultural producers nationwide increased to end 2017. According to a Purdue University survey, optimism was at...

Children chained in house of horrors; parents arrested

A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up ...

MLK commemoration: King honored, Trump assailed

ATLANTA (AP) — They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created...

Mudslide-stricken California town is all but emptied out

By KRYSTA FAURIA and BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Most residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito were under orders to clear out Friday as the...

Proposed mosque draws opposition

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — An Islamic congregation’s plan to build a mosque is facing opposition from residents of nearby upscale neighborhoods in a northern...

Legislators are not governed by sexual harassment policy

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As state legislatures across the county take steps toward updating their sexual harassment policies, Republican lawmakers who dominate...