South Bend Tribune

Anthony Thompson gave IU a national stage, nearly won Heisman: 'He should’ve won it.'

BLOOMINGTON – On Saturday, IU football will wear throwback uniforms honoring one of the only other periods in the program’s history when it could claim the approximate level of success it’s enjoying right now. And the man who most embodies that era — who called the planned jersey switch “a great tribute” — said he sees many of the same qualities in Indiana now that built the foundations of the success he and his teammates enjoyed 30 years ago.
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Mother Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Killing Her 10-Year-Old Stepdaughter

An Indiana woman convicted of murder in the strangling death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter was sentenced to life prison without the possibility of parole. Amanda Carmack of Gas City was sentenced by a judge on Wednesday. A jury found her guilty in August of killing 10-year-old Skylea Carmack in September of 2019, as previously reported by The jury recommended the sentence after convicting her of murder, neglect of a dependent and strangulation.
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Martinsville Reporter-Times

5 big interstate projects coming to Indianapolis in the next few years

It's a task to keep track of just how many highway projects are planned or in progress around Indianapolis. Recently, the Indiana Department of Transportation introduced a new project on the northwest corner of I-465, though construction is likely at least four years away. Here's a rundown of current and...
South Bend Tribune

Insider roundtable: What's at stake for IU football vs. No. 8 Cincinnati? A lot.

IndyStar sports editor Matthew Glenesk gathered IndyStar and Herald-Times IU Insiders Zach Osterman and Dustin Dopirak for a breakdown of what we've seen from the Hoosiers through the season's first two weeks and what Saturday's matchup against No. 8 Cincinnati can do to reignite those lofty preseason aspirations. Glenesk: There...
Martinsville Reporter-Times

Slain Marine was son of Logansport, town of immigrants and patriotism

LOGANSPORT, Ind. — When Zach Szmara arrived in the Cass County town 10 years ago, one lunch meeting with an immigrant family "changed the trajectory" of his life. The Ohio native was only supposed to be in Logansport for two weeks as a "short-term" pastor, but on one of his last days, he remembers a local family inviting him and his family for a meal.

Veterans and Bikers Lead Funeral Procession for Marine Killed in Afghanistan in Strong Showing of Support

On August 20, 13 members of America’s military died at the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber detonated their vest as military members and volunteers helped to evacuate refugees from the country. The blast was the most devastating attack on American service members on foreign soil in over a decade. Among those who lost their lives was Marine Corps Corporal Humberto Sanchez. Thousands came from miles around to join the Marine’s funeral procession back to his hometown of Logansport, Indiana.
Spencer Evening World

Indiana task force aims to prevent evictions. Here's how

Indiana will soon have a new pre-eviction court program that will make the distribution of federal rental assistance funds "more rapid and effective" to tenants who are unable to pay rent or utilities. The Indiana Supreme Court created on Monday a nine-person task force of local judges and representatives from...

COVID-19 cases among Indiana students dip for first time this school year

Update, Sept. 14: The Indiana Department of Health says an error on its COVID-19 dashboard has incorrectly labeled some schools as "not reporting." A spokesperson for the department said a "small number" of schools that reported zero cases have been mislabeled. The department did not answer questions about how many schools have been mislabeled or when the error would be corrected.
Herald Times

Republicans release Indiana House and Congressional maps. Here's how they've changed.

Republicans released their proposed Indiana House and U.S. House district maps Tuesday, officially kicking off the formal redistricting process. These maps matter: for the next decade they'll influence how much power each party has and thus which topics get attention in the Statehouse. Plus, which districts Hoosiers are placed in can influence how likely a Republican or Democrat is likely to represent them in Congress and in the Statehouse.
Spencer Evening World

Error on state's COVID-19 dashboard incorrectly labeled some schools as 'not reporting'

The Indiana Department of Health is working to correct an error in its dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in schools. A "small number of schools" have been incorrectly listed as not reporting to the state this year, an IDOH spokesperson said, rather than having reported no cases. The error only applies to schools that have reported zero cases, she said.