INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Rep. Luke Messer's family lives in Virginia, keeps a vacation house in Tennessee and sold their Indiana home in 2014. But his campaign says a two-bedroom house he co-owns with his mother in Indiana is now his primary residence. That could complicate his plans to win the Republican Senate primary. Towering figures in Indiana politics have been toppled in recent years amid residency questions. That includes former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh and Republican Sen. Richard Lugar.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An influential conservative lawyer is leading a lawsuit against Indiana, accusing the state of illegally collecting roughly $1 billion in fees from truckers across the country. Attorney Jim Bopp filed the lawsuit Friday in Indianapolis on behalf of the Small Business in Transportation Coalition. Bopp contends Indiana lacks state authority to collect $100 million annually in fees from nearly 400,000 truckers and distribute them to other states.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indianapolis City-County councilman has resigned from his post after being charged with three counts of child molestation. The Indianapolis Star reports Jeff Miller resigned Friday, hours after prosecutors accused him of fondling two young girls at his home. Police recently searched the 50-year-old Miller's home after an allegation that one, a 10-year-old girl, had been fondled there.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent in October as the state's jobless rate continued a climb that began in July. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday that the state's unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from September's rate. Indiana's jobless rate has been climbing since falling to 3 percent in June, but its October unemployment rate remained below the national rate of 4.1 percent.
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