INDIANAPOLIS - Leaders of Indiana's Democratic and Republican parties looked for ways to hold together the various wings of their parties as they met for their annual conventions over the past two weekends.
The Republican convention in Fort Wayne this past weekend featured divisive fights over the treasurer's nomination and gay marriage. But Republican Party Chairman Tim Berry looked for ways to rally all of the roughly 1,500 delegates.
Berry talked up some easy political topics, including support for veterans and opposition to tax hikes.
One of the easiest ways for any party to rally the troops is to focus the attention on the opponent.
Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg kept his sights trained on Republican Gov. Mike Pence's troubles at the Statehouse when he spoke to Democrats a little more than a week ago.
#INDYTODAY | Things to do this Labor Day
There are tons of things to do this Labor Day in Indianapolis with #INDYTODAY.
State closing juvenile offender boot camp
State corrections officials say they plan to close a boot camp for juvenile offenders in northwestern Indiana because of a decreasing need for it.
Chairman of Joint Chiefs to speak at Notre Dame
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will speak about national security during a visit to the University of Notre Dame this month.
Badly burned body found on west side
The body of an unidentified female was found Sunday behind a house on the west side.
Three churches vandalized in Columbus
Columbus police were investigating Sunday after three separate churches were vandalized overnight.
Inmate dies after collapsing at Johnson Co. Jail
A Whiteland man being held in the Johnson County Jail died while in custody Sunday, the sheriff's department said.