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Indy 500 driver drank champagne and drove — and won the race in 1913

By the time Jules Goux won the 1913 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, he'd consumed six pints of champagne. 'Fetch me a pint of wine or I'm done,' he said.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:19 pm


Scott Dixon’s thirst for a second Indy 500 win has only grown greater

Scott Dixon on winning a second 500: 'It just keeps building and building and building. It’s definitely something that I want to obviously do again.'

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:19 pm


5 things to watch in IHSAA baseball state tournament

IHSAA baseball sectionals start Wednesday and run through May 28.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:13 pm


3 notorious white-collar criminals from Indiana

A quick look at three of Central Indiana's most notorious white-collar criminals. (2016)

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:12 pm


'It looked like a flying saucer': The story of the last spectator death at the Indy 500

The tire that changed Karen Kurtenbach's life weighed 18.5 pounds and was nearly 26 inches in diameter and had been pounding pavement at 200-plus mph.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:10 pm


Zionsville man accused in $8 million fraud spent $150,000 on daughter's wedding, feds say

A Zionsville man is accused of defrauding a bank and spending lavishly on several vehicles, Christmas gifts, vacations and a wedding for his daughter.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:05 pm


Mile-a-minute vine: What you need to know about the plant that can grow 6 inches a day

Mile-a-minute vine can grow up to 6 inches in one day. It was discovered for the first time in Indiana when it was noticed it in Monroe County.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:01 pm


Indianapolis Motor Speedway is so big you can put Winterfell in the Snake Pit

Why settle for fitting Yankee Stadium into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when it has the capacity for hundreds of Millennium Falcons?

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:59 pm


Pole day with Meyer Shank Racing Jack Harvey

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:56 pm


Tragedies at the track, from two defending champs to a trespasser and a teen

Since the track opened in 1909, more than 70 people have died there, most from racing-related action.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:51 pm


Day in the life of an Indy 500 driver: Jack Harvey endures emotional ride on Bump Day

Jack Harvey thought he was out of the Indianapolis 500, then he was back in

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:51 pm


Susan Bayh, former Indiana first lady, undergoes surgery for malignant brain cancer

The wife of former governor and senator Evan Bayh had surgery Tuesday to remove a tumor that is the same kind of cancer Sen. John McCain is fighting.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:50 pm


Susan Bayh over the years

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:44 pm


We love Robert Indiana, even if he didn't always love us

Robert Indiana avoided Indiana for most of his adult life. But, in a 2014 interview with IndyStar, he gave consideration to coming home to be buried

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:14 pm


Memorial Day Sales: 21 places to score a deal

Several Memorial Day Sales are offering deep discounts and most are already underway.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 5:57 pm


Nonstop to Paris starts May 24: 4 weird ways the French have made history in Indiana

A champagne-guzzling Indy 500 driver, an exploding flambe and other odd tales of the French in Indiana, to mark Indy's first direct-to-Paris flight

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 5:17 pm


About that study that showed how unfit we are ... Here are a few reasons why.

CityHealth study gives Indianapolis gold in two of nine categories but no overall medal when it comes to policies that affect residents' health.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 5:13 pm


USA Gymnastics CEO apologizes, outlines changes made to address Nassar abuse scandal

In testimony she will give before a House subcommittee, USA Gymnastics CEO Kerry Perry confirmed the organization is in mediation talks with women and girls who have sued the national governing body. She also apologized to the victims of Larry Nassar.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 4:39 pm


Have thoughts on how to redesign the I-65/I-70 loop through Downtown? Go to this meeting

INDOT will present its analysis exploring seven ways to look at how I-65 and I-70 snake through Downtown during public event

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 4:32 pm


The only Indianapolis Motor Speedway size comparison you'll need

From Han Solo's Millennium Falcon to the Enterprise D, here's all the cool stuff you can fit in the home of the Indy 500.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 4:23 pm


Here's why a woman has yet to win the Indy 500

Women have made history at IMS before, but none has won the Indy 500.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 4:18 pm


Vop Osili pauses plan to reshape the merit board after Aaron Bailey decision

Council members on both sides of the aisle said the proposal came too quickly.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 4:10 pm


The Indy 500 is actually super trashy

Though the flag that kicks off the Indy 500 might be green, the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is not known for being a green sporting event.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:49 pm


Don't miss your flight looking at this cool vintage luggage at the Indianapolis Airport

Artist Kipp Normand pulls together a birdcage, accordion and vintage trunks for an installation that honors Indianapolis' nonstop flight to Paris.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:37 pm


Artist_welcomes_Paris_to_Indy_flight_with_exhibit_at_Indianapolis_Airport

Artist Kipp Normand talks about travel memories with his art at Indianapolis International Airport, coinciding with the new flight to/from Paris.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:32 pm


Anthem to stay, expand in Downtown Indianapolis

The insurance giant said it will invest about $20 million into renovating its Downtown headquarters.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:30 pm


The only place in the U.S. you can see these rare swimming monkeys is at the Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo promises 'more fun than a barrel of monkeys' with new exhibit for rare swimming monkeys, the only zoo to have them on the continent.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:28 pm


Why that Disney vacation might be a bad idea

If you're looking for family fun this summer, a pair of Purdue University experts say going small is a big win.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:21 pm


Artist welcomes Indy-to-Paris flight with vintage memories in art

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:11 pm


A.J. Foyt: Scar never healed after seeing friend die in horrific crash at 1958 Indy 500

'When someone helps you, and then you see them burn …  you know, it’s hard. I don’t care who you are.'

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:06 pm


BBC claims Royal Wedding made 'bowl food' a new trend and everyone is confused

If you've eaten a bowl of cereal, you're trendsetter.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 2:36 pm


Rare long-tailed Macaques will swim at new Indy Zoo exhibit

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 2:27 pm


Man dead, woman injured in east-side shooting

The shooting happened about 1:40 a.m. in the 9100 block of East 21st Street, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 2:21 pm


Relive the 2017 Snake Pit craziness

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 1:50 pm


The end of ‘The Middle’ and 20 fictional characters who put Indiana on the map

ABC sitcom "The Middle" will air its 215th and final episode Tuesday. Show matriarch Frankie Heck ranks among our fictional Hoosiers to remember.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 1:35 pm


Nation's largest urban farm nears opening in Fishers with a little help from Puerto Rico

A 30-acre farm in Fishers will grow a million pounds of vegetables each year, much of it headed for food pantries.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 1:02 pm


The ultimate Indy 500 food lover's guide

Links to the best restaurants, the hottest bars and where to buy the Indy 500 cookbook.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 12:29 pm


Mike Pence is 'literally the most loyal human on earth' to Trump, adviser says

Amid speculation over whether Vice President Mike Pence is too loyal to the president two of Pence's cohorts talked up Pence and Trump's "chemistry."

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 11:20 am


Hoosier health to get boost from $33M grant to Indiana institute

Indiana's Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute gets grant from National Institutes of Health for 5 years of research into improving health.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 11:19 am


New Palestine High School guidance counselor stole prescription drugs, police say

Police arrested a New Palestine High School guidance counselor after administrators discovered prescription medicine had been stolen from the school.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 11:09 am


These 5 artists created the ‘Welcome Race Fans’ banners you see around Indianapolis

For 3rd year, Arts Council and IMS have teamed up to unite visual arts with the Indy 500.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 10:00 am


Hamilton County delays $24M expansion of judicial center after cost proves higher than anticipated

Hamilton County is delaying the expansion of its government and judicial center after bids came in $311,000 higher than expected.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 10:00 am


Why Carmel's interim superintendent wants to rebuild Orchard Park, Carmel Elementary

Co-interim superintendent Roger McMichael laid out his plan to board members Monday night.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 4:21 am


See Indianapolis from a new perspective with these 7 postcard-worthy sites

You won’t want to miss a single detail when visiting the best of the Circle City

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 4:00 am


Fatal racing accidents at IMS

Here are 10 incidents that resulted in death at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:10 am


IHSAA softball: Fishers takes sectional title from HSE in Westfield

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:07 am


Martinsville's Lexis Lucas delivers gem in sectional opener

“That’s that mindset that a hit or two runners doesn’t mean anything."

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 2:54 am


Artist Robert Indiana, creator of 'LOVE' series, is dead at 89

His attorney said he died Saturday of respiratory failure.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 2:45 am


Hannah Mays' monster game pushes Fishers past rival HSE

“When she puts the ball in play, good things happen."

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 2:41 am


High School Results, May 21

High School Results, May 21

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 2:16 am


Robert Indiana through the years

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 1:45 am


Take an aerial look at Kilauea's lava spilling into the Pacific

USA TODAY took a helicopter ride to get a look at the Kilauea volcano's lava spilling into the Pacific Ocean, causing a toxic steam cloud.

      
 
 

Published on 22 May 2018 | 12:28 am


Poor People's Campaign protesters tied to the Governor's home gate

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 11:22 pm


'Enough is enough': Poor People's Campaign stages protest outside Indiana Governor's residence

The group is a localized version of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, modeled after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 campaign of the same name.

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 11:20 pm


Doyel: A Roncalli coach collapsed on the field. His heart stopped. Here's what saved him

“Right there. There was a miracle right there.”

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 11:02 pm


This is the starting lineup for the 2018 Indy 500

The Indy 500 2018 starting grid has Ed Carpenter on the pole. Danica Patrick will start her last race in Row 3. Helio Castroneves is right behind her.

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 10:50 pm


What you should know about the 2018 Indy 500 drivers

33 competitors at Indianapolis Motor Speedway are about more than driving race cars

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 10:46 pm


Robert Wickens crashes as SPM's Indy 500 gets worse and worse

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports rookie Robert Wickens crashes during Indy 500 practice

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 10:45 pm


Scenes from Harry and Meghan's royal wedding

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 9:12 pm


Get free admission to Newfields Tuesday

Newfields will offer free admission Tuesday for Gardens and Museums Day.

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 9:07 pm


This Indiana company just cracked the Fortune 500 list for the first time

Anthem, Eli Lilly and more Indiana companies have been ranked in Fortune magazine's updated list of companies with the most revenue in America.

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 8:53 pm


Impromptu Omaha trip got IU baseball back on track

“We still have a lot to play for,” coach Chris Lemonis told his team. “In two weeks, somebody’s dog piling on this mound."

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 8:15 pm


Jack Harvey: 'I'm certainly proud of the team today'

The IndyCar driver has high hopes after an exhausting day.

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 8:04 pm


Roncalli lacrosse coach feels lucky to be alive

After he had a heart attack on the sidelines in April, Roncalli assistant lacrosse coach Vinny Romano is thankful for the trainer who revived him.

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 7:49 pm


From North Central to Wabash to the NCAA tennis championships

Will Reifeis and Patrick McAuley have played doubles from summer tourneys to North Central to Wabash. They play in the NCAA championships on Thursday.

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 7:30 pm


Indy 500 drivers get in practice following Pole Day

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 7:25 pm


Hunter Johnson, 2016 Mr. Football from Brownsburg, to transfer from Clemson

Former Brownsburg star quarterback will transfer from Clemson, have three seasons of eligibility

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 7:16 pm


Taking your shoes off when you get home may help you lose weight

A new study says that taking off your shoes when you enter the house may help you lose weight! Chemicals on the bottom of your shoes can effect your hormones.

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 5:38 pm


Liz Biro: Peek inside Tavern at The Point, new on Mass Ave.

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 4:25 pm


Best moments from Indy Pride's Hoosier 250 tricycle races

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 1:38 pm


Photos from the vibrant Broad Ripple Art Fair 2018

      
 
 

Published on 21 May 2018 | 12:34 am


Best Photos from Pole Day at IMS

      
 
 

Published on 20 May 2018 | 10:58 pm


Jason Aldean brings 'High Noon Neon' tour to Ruoff

      
 
 

Published on 20 May 2018 | 4:48 pm


Swarens: What we should learn from Tim Hortons' failure

It's important that we rethink the thirst for new construction now that the digital world is gobbling up so much of the retail market.

      
 
 

Published on 17 May 2018 | 3:25 pm


Swarens: Indianapolis, you're a dirty, dirty city

Drive along just about any major street in the city and you'll have a panoramic view of what your neighbors have thrown away.

      
 
 

Published on 16 May 2018 | 8:10 pm


Varvel: An apology to music therapists for my off-key comment

Music therapists do exist and my snarky remark hit a flat note with them.

      
 
 

Published on 16 May 2018 | 4:40 pm


'They walked away': Spectacular crashes at IMS

      
 
 

Published on 16 May 2018 | 1:15 am


Hackney: 2 officers keep their jobs; Indianapolis loses

The officers keep their jobs, and many in the community lose faith in those who have taken an oath to protect and serve.

      
 
 

Published on 11 May 2018 | 8:24 pm


Briggs: MoviePass might be dying, but its movie subscription concept is worth saving

MoviePass' inexplicable business model charges people less than $10 a month to watch unlimited movies in theaters.

      
 
 

Published on 11 May 2018 | 10:00 am


Tully: 8 takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

A lot of interesting storylines emerged from Tuesday's primaries. Here are several of them.

      
 
 

Published on 9 May 2018 | 8:18 pm


Pulliam: Sen. Young shoots his 'fair shot' against poverty

The Indiana senator wants to inject conservative values while helping those in need.

      
 
 

Published on 7 May 2018 | 5:51 pm


Hackney: Indiana's backdoor efforts to restrict abortion

Too often, Hoosier lawmakers continue to try strip away the Constitutionally protected rights of a woman to decide what is best for her body.

      
 
 

Published on 7 May 2018 | 1:01 pm


Swarens: Trafficking victim says she was enslaved on Indiana University campus

Tebby Kaisara says a former graduate student held her in modern-day slavery for 18 months on the IU campus in Bloomington.

      
 
 

Published on 3 May 2018 | 10:00 am


A 20-year toll: 368 gymnasts allege sexual exploitation

IndyStar investigations revealed that children were being abused in gymnastics gyms, but no one knew how widespread the problem was. Until now.

     
 
 

Published on 8 February 2018 | 2:50 pm


EXPLOITED: Inside the dark world of child trafficking

EXPLOITED: Inside the dark world of child trafficking

     
 
 

Published on 6 February 2018 | 10:40 pm


Read the print edition of the Indianapolis Star.

Read the print edition of the Indianapolis Star.

     
 
 

Published on 25 August 2017 | 2:20 pm


The daily crossword

The daily crossword

     
 
 

Published on 24 August 2017 | 3:21 pm


Comics & Puzzles

Comics & Puzzles

     
 
 

Published on 24 August 2017 | 3:12 pm


Paula Cooper: The Executioner Within

Paula Cooper was only 16 when she was sentenced to death for the grisly murder of her elderly neighbor. The world fought to save the troubled teen, but Paula could never forgive herself.

     
 
 

Published on 31 January 2017 | 5:13 pm


Get Weekly Puzzles delivered to your home

Can’t get enough puzzles? Still looking for something to do after the Daily Crossword and the Jumble? IndyStar and the USA TODAY NETWORK are teaming up to offer Sunday print subscribers a week’s worth of brain teasers.

     
 
 

Published on 22 February 2016 | 5:20 pm








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