INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Don't count on Indianapolis hosting either the Democratic or Republican national conventions in 2016. Mayor Greg Ballard's spokesman says the city is "unlikely" to submit bids to host either of the conventions. Ballard spokesman Marc Lotter says both major parties reached out to the city, but the city's tourism officials have already booked other events through much of 2016.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - An 18-year-old southern Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in connection with a house fire that killed three young siblings. Shelby Makowsky of Clarksville faces a charge of conspiracy to commit arson in return for prosecutors reducing the charge from a more serious felony. Prosecutors say Makowsky was with 18-year-old Cody Cashion of New Albany when he allegedly fired a flare into a New Albany home Jan. 4 to avenge an alleged robbery.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis Power and Light and the city of Indianapolis are seeking a $16 million rate hike to pay for a proposed electric car sharing program. IPL says in a filing with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that the rate increase would start in January 2018 and amount to 44 cents a month for the typical customer.
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) - A veteran editor and manager has been named editor of The Times Media Co. in Munster. Bob Heisse has served as the top editor of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., since March 2012. He also has worked as regional editor of GateHouse Media in Illinois and as executive editor and vice president of the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa. He will start May 12.
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