Indiana man accused in officer death may face death penalty

An Indianapolis man accused of fatally shooting a police officer who was trying to help him following a car crash could face the death penalty if he’s convicted in the officer’s slaying, a prosecutor said Wednesday after the suspect made his first court appearance.

Rep. Rokita launches Indiana Senate bid

Rokita’s campaign provided The Associated Press with a copy of a digital ad that contains the remarks ahead of the congressman’s planned kickoff announcement Wednesday morning at the Statehouse.

IBM to appeal order to pay Indiana $78 million

New York-based IBM Corp. said in an email Monday that it worked “diligently and invested significant resources” toward improving Indiana’s system for processing of Indiana’s welfare applications.

“Brian Kil” moniker used in online threats case

A Plainfield, Indiana girl was threatened via Facebook in December 2015 after she refused to send sexually explicit photos of herself over the internet. The threats prompted the Dec. 17, 2015, closings of Plainfield and Danville high schools and a shopping center.

Indiana urges drivers to plan ahead for eclipse congestion

INDOT says Interstate 69, U.S. 41, and U.S. 231 are expected to experience higher southbound traffic with caravans of motorists headed for western Kentucky where the moon’s full eclipse of the sun can be viewed within a 70-mile-wide swath.

Judge: IBM owes Indiana $78M for failed welfare automation

Indiana and IBM sued each other in 2010 after then-Gov. Mitch Daniels cancelled the company’s $1.3 billion contract to privatize and automate the processing of Indiana’s welfare applications following numerous complaints.

Gunshot at police funeral came from 2nd officer’s gun

a preliminary investigation indicates the shot came from an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer’s gun that never left its holster and “may have been some type of equipment malfunction.” He says it’s being treated as an accident.