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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say a police officer has died after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis. Southport Police Chief Thomas Vaughn says the slain officer, Lt. Aaron Allen, was a six-year veteran of his department with nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience. Sgt. Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says Allen was responding to a crash when he was shot Thursday afternoon.

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) - A prosecutor says a northern Indiana man fatally shot a doctor because he would not prescribe opioid painkillers to the man's wife. St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter identified the gunman Thursday as 48-year-old Michael Jarvis of Mishawaka. Police say Jarvis fatally shot 56-year-old Dr. Todd Graham on Wednesday in a parking lot outside the St. Joseph Rehabilitation Institute in Mishawaka.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Two Republicans who oversaw President Donald Trump's Indiana campaign say they will support Rep. Todd Rokita if he runs for Senate. Former Indiana Republican Party Chairman Rex Early and GOP political operative Tony Samuel say Rokita has been an unwavering Trump supporter. Rokita hasn't formally announced he's running but has begun to assemble a campaign team. Early chaired Trump's Indiana campaign, while Samuel served as its vice chairman.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn't ruling out a tax increase if congressional Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act result in cuts to Medicaid. Holcomb said Thursday that he is "willing to entertain all sorts of decisions that will be difficult." The Republican was asked about raising taxes to pay for Indiana's HIP 2.0 program, which relies on the federal government for at least 90 percent of its funding.

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