BMV extends hours for voters
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 5 and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 6 to ensure voters who do not have valid identification can vote.
The BMV will issue state ID cards, learner’s permits and driver’s licenses during these hours, but no driver’s tests. State-issued ID cards are free to any unlicensed Hoosier who can provide proper documentation.
Required are: one document proving identity, such as a birth certificate or passport; one document proving Social Security Number, such as a Social Security card, pay stub or W-2; one document proving lawful U.S. status, such as a birth certificate or passport; and two documents proving Indiana residency, such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement.
A full list of acceptable documents can be found at mybmv.com.
Suspect seeks to drop lawyer
LAFAYETTE (AP) — A judge has turned down a request from the man charged with killing a fellow Purdue University student during a classroom attack that he be allowed to fire his defense attorney and represent himself in court.
Defense lawyer Robert Gevers wrote in a motion that 23-year-old Cody Cousins no longer wants his representation but didn’t give details.
The Journal & Courier reports Tippecanoe County Judge Thomas Busch on Tuesday denied Gevers’ motion to withdraw, ruling it didn’t meet the criteria for such action.
Cousins faces a murder charge for the January shooting and stabbing death of 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis., inside Purdue’s Electrical Engineering Building on the West Lafayette campus. Police and prosecutors haven’t indicated a possible motive for the attack.
Reservoir opponents rally support
ANDERSON (AP) — Opponents of a proposed reservoir along the White River hope to use this weekend’s Earth Day festivals to rally public opposition against the project.