INDIANAPOLIS - A trucking company is asking the state appeals court to limit the Indiana Department of Transportation's authority to sue over damage done to state highways.
The challenge is in court as the highway agency is trying to collect more from those blamed for property damage, increasing its billing more than 50 percent in the past year to about $7 million.
Tennessee-based Averitt Express Inc. is appealing a Putnam County judge's ruling that it owes $60,000 for guardrail and pavement damage from a 2011 crash on Interstate 70. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports Averitt maintains such highway repair work is already paid for by tax money.
The Indiana attorney general's office argues the state can seek payment for damage caused by negligence regardless of whether a company pays taxes.
Several tornado warnings were issued for Marion County late Wednesday afternoon and at least one confirmed tornado was spotted on…
Thousands of people in Central Indiana are without power due to a series of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon.
Damage was reported to homes and businesses in Kokomo after a tornado Wednesday.
A tornado in Kokomo, Ind. has destroyed a Starbucks near Markland Mall and caused damage to a nearby Panera Bread.
Several tornado warnings are active right now in Central Indiana.