INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Eric Holcomb will sign several sharply contested bills, including measures to increase parental abortion notification rights, permit the use of marijuana-derived medicine and allow Statehouse employees to carry guns. The Indiana Republican made the announcement at a Tuesday news conference. But Holcomb refused to say if he'll sign bills limiting which businesses can sell cold beer and eliminating much of the current financial incentive for installing solar panels
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Supporters of a historic church that has served as the gateway to a central Indiana community for more than a century are trying to raise more than $38,000 in just over a week to save it from demolition. The Indianapolis Star reports a plan for developers to convert St. John United Church of Christ in Cumberland into senior housing with 60 units hit a snag when the project didn't receive federal housing tax credits.
MASON, Mich. (AP) - Former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson is jailed on a $250,000 bond after being returned to Michigan from Indiana to face a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge. The 19-year-old Robertson was arraigned in 55th District Court in Mason on Tuesday via videoconference from the Ingham County Jail. Robertson's attorney David Rosenberg says "a strong defense" is planned.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Financial concerns about a private company building the Interstate 69 segment from Bloomington to Martinsville have prompted a credit ratings agency to once again downgrade bonds issued for the project. The Indiana Finance Authority sold $244 million worth of tax-exempt private activity bonds in 2014 on behalf of I-69 Development Partners. But Fitch Ratings recently downgraded the bonds' rating from "B" to "B-," citing concerns about the finances of contractor Isolux Corsan LLC.
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