Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 3:54pm
Kentucky's Legislative Ethics Commission finds probable cause to believe former State Representative John Arnold may have sexually harassed three legislative staffers. The panel set a hearing for December 12 to determine whether Arnold should be reprimanded or fined. The Democrat from Sturgis resigned from the Legislature last month. Two Legislative Research Commission staffers alleged that Arnold touched them inappropriately and made vulgar comments. A third woman also has filed a complaint.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 3:52pm
Indiana reaches an 11th-hour deal to keep Amtrak‘s Indy-to-Chicago line operating for another year. Amtrak is no longer funding routes of less than 750 miles. That left the four-day-a-week Hoosier State service on the brink of extinction. But the state says it‘s reached an agreement in principle to split the operating costs with six communities along the route based on their share of ridership. Officials say Indy‘s $300,000 pledge is not a permanent commitment and the city will insist on performance measures before agreeing to contribute funding long term.
Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 3:49pm
Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is heading back to Indy to play against the team he led for 14 seasons. Manning, now quarterback for the Denver Broncos, brought more than excitement to Colts fans -- he brought tons of extra visitors to Indianapolis. And with them, lots of extra cash spent in restaurants, bars, and hotels. Chris Gahl, of Visit Indy, calls it the "Peyton Effect." Downtown hotels which are about half-full during a normal week-end are now virtually all taken because Number 18 is heading back to play in Lucas Oil Stadium.