Indiana toxicology lab still faces long backlog

The Indiana Department of Toxicology has struggled with staff turnover and other troubles before it was moved out of the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2012. Its caseload grew from nearly 6,000 tests in 2012 to almost 6,700 last year.

Super Bowl bid team preps to sell NFL owners on Indy

The bid is 900 pages specifically written to not only meet the minimum qualifications set by the NFL, but to wow the other 31 team owners. Exactly how that will be done is top secret. No one wants to tip off competing cities Minneapolis and New Orleans.

Zoeller: Robocall complaints are down in Indiana

He says each year the largest category of complaints his office receives involve violations of the no-call law and robocall statute. He says two years ago he received about 1,000 robocall complaints a month. That number is down to about 550.

Boy gets superhero funeral after cancer death

Adults dressed as Spider-Man, Superman and the Incredible Hulk were among the pallbearers for Brayden Denton’s funeral last week in the Newton County town of Kentland in northwestern Indiana.

Boy finds gun, fatally shoots self

Authorities say a 4-year-old northwest Indiana boy who found a handgun in his parents’ bedroom died from a head wound when the gun discharged.

Indiana man gets life for molesting infant girl

The judge on Thursday rejected a request by 40-year-old Christopher Bour for the mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison. He called the Gary man’s crime too “horrific.”

Underground fire causes power outage in South Bend

Indiana Michigan Power spokesman Mark Robinson said Friday morning the utility cut power to downtown South Bend as a precaution after the fire late Thursday seriously damaged power circuits in underground vaults that house part of the city’s electrical grid.

Purdue freezes tuition for third straight year

President Mitch Daniels said administrators feel confident a tuition freeze for a third year can be accomplished. He said this means the students who entered Purdue in the fall of 2012 will never see an increase in tuition.

Indiana State Fair announces Free Stage concerts

The Indiana State Fair says its Free Stage during this summer’s fair will include performances by rising country performer Dustin Lynch and Grammy-nominated Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies.

South Bend company to add more than 600 jobs

A South Bend company that makes steel towers and poles has announced plans to build a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the city and to hire more than 600 people.

Pence unveils Healthy Indiana Plan expansion

The plan would create two tiers of the Healthy Indiana Plan and expand the state’s hospital assessment fee to cover the cost. It also would offer a third option in which workers who can’t afford their employers’ health care can receive help with their premiums from the state.

SW Indiana man charged in uncle’s stabbing death

A probable cause affidavit released Thursday says investigators believe Handley stabbed Foster multiple times in the neck with a pocket knife. Relative found Foster’s body Wednesday in a recliner in his Evansville apartment.

Veteran sues VA hospital over painful procedure

A lawsuit filed by Tony Yeary last week in federal court in Indianapolis claims he was subjected to a painful scope insertion in 2012 when he went to the VA hospital for treatment of a urinary problem.