Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

Increased driving due to an improved economy, lower gas prices and more walking for exercise and environmental factors are some of the likely reasons behind the estimated 11 percent spike in pedestrian fatalities in 2016.

Compromise to undo ‘bathroom bill’ passes key hurdle

Gay and civil rights groups say the replacement bill isn’t a true repeal of the law and will continue to allow discrimination. And some social conservatives preferred to have the original bill stay on the books.

‘Angel of Death’ serial killer dies after attack in prison

A serial killer known as the “Angel of Death” after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after investigators said he was attacked in prison, Ohio’s prisons department said.

Indiana student earns B.A., high school diploma at same time

18-year-old Raven Osborne, a high school senior at 21st Century Charter School in Gary, will earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Purdue University Northwest on May 5, the same month she will earn a high school diploma from the charter school.