Associated Press http://wfpl.org en U.S. Attorney For Southern Indiana Steps Down Amid Indianapolis Mayoral Talk http://wfpl.org/post/us-attorney-southern-indiana-steps-down-amid-indianapolis-mayoral-talk <p>U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett is resigning as the top federal prosecutor for central and southern Indiana after nearly four years in the position.</p><p>The decision announced Monday by the former Indiana secretary of state follows months of speculation that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Indianapolis mayor next year.</p><p>Hogsett's office says his resignation will be effective July 31. His resignation letter to Attorney General Eric Holder doesn't give a reason for the decision.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:56:36 +0000 Associated Press 9768 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Attorney For Southern Indiana Steps Down Amid Indianapolis Mayoral Talk ACLU of Indiana Asks Eric Holder to Make Same-Sex Married Couples Eligible For Federal Benefits http://wfpl.org/post/aclu-indiana-asks-eric-holder-make-same-sex-married-couples-eligible-federal-benefits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>INDIANAPOLIS — Attorneys are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who wer<a href="/post/federal-judge-rules-indiana-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional">e wed before a federal appeals court</a> stayed an order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:17:27 +0000 Associated Press 9756 at http://wfpl.org ACLU of Indiana Asks Eric Holder to Make Same-Sex Married Couples Eligible For Federal Benefits Husband, Wife Plead Guilty to Defrauding Louisville Charity http://wfpl.org/post/husband-wife-plead-guilty-defrauding-louisville-charity <p>The one-time chairman of a Louisville-based charity and the former director of a dental business have pleaded guilty to federal charges of diverting $1.1 million from the Woodcock Foundation over a four-year period.</p><p>Charles Muir and his wife, Diana Muir, both of Louisville, entered the pleas in federal court on Thursday.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:35:27 +0000 Associated Press 9746 at http://wfpl.org Husband, Wife Plead Guilty to Defrauding Louisville Charity Indiana Gov. Pence's Office Tells State Agencies to Ignore Same-Sex Marriages http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-gov-pences-office-tells-state-agencies-ignore-same-sex-marriages <p>INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's office is telling state agencies act as if no same-sex marriages had been performed during three days following a federal court order.</p><p>The memo from the governor's chief counsel tells executive branch agencies to execute their functions as though the June 25 court order had not been issued.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:48:05 +0000 Associated Press 9737 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Gov. Pence's Office Tells State Agencies to Ignore Same-Sex Marriages Indiana Submits Waiver For Federal 'No Child Left Behind' Education Requirements http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-submits-waiver-federal-no-child-left-behind-education-requirements <p>The Indiana Department of Education has submitted its request for a new waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind requirements.</p><p>At stake is control over a portion of the more than $200 million Indiana receives in federal "Title I" money each year that is used for schools with low-income populations.</p><p>Federal officials told Indiana Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz&nbsp;in April that problems with the state's monitoring of low-performing schools had placed the state's waiver in jeopardy.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:45:34 +0000 Associated Press 9679 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Submits Waiver For Federal 'No Child Left Behind' Education Requirements NCAA Baseball: U of L Defeats Kansas, Advances to Regional Final http://wfpl.org/post/ncaa-baseball-u-l-defeats-kansas-advances-regional-final <p>Anthony Kidston pitched seven solid innings and Louisville used a three-run fourth inning to help get past Kansas 6-3 in an NCAA regional baseball game Saturday at U of L’s Jim Patterson Stadium.</p><p>Kansas will play Kentucky in an elimination game Sunday, and the winner will play the Cardinals at 4:00pm.</p><p>UK defeated Kent State to stay alive in double-elimination regional play.</p><p>The winner of the regional round advances to the super-regionals and a chance to play in the College World Series in Omaha.</p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 01:47:21 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9467 at http://wfpl.org NCAA Baseball: U of L Defeats Kansas, Advances to Regional Final Horse Dies in Freak Accident at Churchill Downs; Trainer Blames Sound System http://wfpl.org/post/horse-dies-freak-accident-churchill-downs-trainer-blames-sound-system <p>A racehorse has died at Churchill Downs in a freakish accident that the trainer is blaming on the sound of a starting gate bell blaring on the track's new sound system.</p><p>Trainer Kenneth Wirth says the 5-year-old mare Never Tell Lynda was walking toward the paddock on the dirt track Thursday when she reared, twisted and fell, hitting her head.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Wirth says she was spooked by what he thought was the sound of a starting gate coming from a commercial on Churchill's new HD video board, the world's largest. The system includes 750 speakers.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 02:46:02 +0000 Associated Press 9412 at http://wfpl.org Horse Dies in Freak Accident at Churchill Downs; Trainer Blames Sound System Derby Champ California Chrome Leads 10-Horse Preakness Field http://wfpl.org/post/derby-champ-california-chrome-leads-10-horse-preakness-field <p>Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has been made the heavy 3-5 favorite for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew a favorable post position in the 10-horse field.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16-mile race.</p><p>Social Inclusion is the 5-1 second choice of new Pimlico oddsmaker Keith Feustle. The colt drew the No. 8 post on Wednesday.</p><p>Bayern and Ride On Curlin are the co-third choices at 10-1.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 01:06:48 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9346 at http://wfpl.org Derby Champ California Chrome Leads 10-Horse Preakness Field State Auction of Richie Farmer's Guns and Knives Raises $21,500 http://wfpl.org/post/state-auction-richie-farmers-guns-and-knives-raises-21500 <p>FRANKFORT — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources raised more than $21,500 for charity on Monday by auctioning off the 29 guns and knives that lead to the imprisonment of former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer.</p><p>Farmer used state money to purchase the items as gifts at a 2008 conference when he was agriculture commissioner. But he kept many of the items for himself. Farmer is now serving a 27 month sentence in federal prison on government corruption charges.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 18:46:02 +0000 Associated Press 9274 at http://wfpl.org State Auction of Richie Farmer's Guns and Knives Raises $21,500 Taco Bell's CEO Next In Line to Lead Louisville-Based Yum Brands http://wfpl.org/post/taco-bells-ceo-next-line-lead-louisville-based-yum-brands <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NEW YORK — Yum Brands announced a CEO succession plan on Thursday, with the head of its Taco Bell chain set to ascend to the top spot next year.</span></p><p>The company, which also owns KFC and Pizza Hut, says Greg Creed will become CEO Jan. 1, 2015. Creed replaces David Novak, who has served in the top spot since 1999. Creed is credited with the rollout of Taco Bell's popular Doritos Locos Tacos, which has helped boost the struggling chain's image and sales.</p><p>Novak, 61, will become executive chairman.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:58:29 +0000 Associated Press 9257 at http://wfpl.org Taco Bell's CEO Next In Line to Lead Louisville-Based Yum Brands