INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - For a glimpse of red-state politics in the era of Donald Trump, look no further than Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana, where a grueling GOP Senate race has been dubbed the nation's nastiest primary. Two sitting congressmen and a former state lawmaker are locked in tight competition for a chance to unseat Democrat Joe Donnelly in November. They've adopted the president's harsh immigration rhetoric and even channeled Trump by assigning one another derisive nicknames.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence will be in Indianapolis on Thursday to take part in what state officials say will be a significant economic development announcement with India-based information technology outsourcing company Infosys. The company said nearly a year ago that it would establish an Indianapolis tech center with 2,000 employees by the end of 2021. The center will focus on developing artificial intelligence and cloud computing.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A man charged in an Indiana house fire that killed an 85-year-old woman has been returned from California to face murder and arson charges. Forty-eight-year-old Noel Montes Cazares is being held at the Monroe County Jail after being transported from California's Riverside County. He's charged in Lerae Bush's February death in a Bloomington-area house fire. Authorities say Cazares falsely claimed Bush was his mother and allegedly set the fire that killed her in hopes of inheriting her fortune.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a contract construction worker died when a large chunk of limestone fell onto his head and chest at Indiana University's Bloomington campus. Monroe County coroner Joani Shields says 35-year-old William M. Brown Jr. of Bloomington was killed Wednesday afternoon at Swain Hall West. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning. Sgt. Brandon Hudson of the Bloomington Fire Department tells The Herald-Times that the stone was about 6 feet long.
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