News Minute: Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated - ABC21: Your Weather Authority

News Minute: Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

Posted: Updated:

ORANGE COUNTY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a 21-year-old French Lick man died after he was accidentally shot while camping with friends in Hoosier National Forest. Orange County Sheriff's Deputies say Daniel Barrett Allbright died late Friday after a 19-year-old friend shot him in the head with a handgun. The Orange County Coroner pronounced Allbright dead at the scene. Investigators do not believe foul play was a factor in this incident

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A former top Lake County Sheriff's Department official has been indicted for lying to the FBI during a public corruption investigation that led to the conviction of former Sheriff John Buncich. Former Deputy Chief Dan Murchek appeared Friday in U.S. District Court. Murchek had planned to run for Lake County Sheriff. But authorities say he was recorded soliciting illegal campaign contributions from an FBI informant. He later denied to the FBI that he received the illegal contributions.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Two Fort Wayne church leaders are condemning a campaign ad by Indiana Senate candidate Todd Rokita for using what they say is racially charged imagery. The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports pastors made the remarks Friday at a news conference. Rev. John Gardner, of Plymouth Congregational Church of Fort Wayne, said the ad goes "too far" and needs to be "called out." Rokita spokesman Nathan Brand called charges of racism absurd, contending it amounted to "political correctness run amok."

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Democrats running for two congressional districts in Indiana are raising liberal hopes that a "blue wave" could reach the state after years of brutal defeats. Indiana's 2nd District and the 9th District used to elect conservative Democrats before they were gerrymandered to favor the GOP. This year, Democratic candidates in the districts are determined to take down the GOP incumbents Jackie Walorski in the 2nd District and Trey Hollingsworth in the 9th District.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly