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  • Man sentenced to 8 years in Gary man's killing CROWN POINT (AP) — A Gary man whose murder confession was thrown out because a police detective had told him he might not get a fair trial because he is black has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to reckless homicide. The

    August 15, 2014

  • Family: 2013 crash that killed 7 was preventable MUNSTER (AP) — An Indiana woman who lost seven family members in a fiery highway crash last year says more needs to be done to ensure truck drivers are operating safely. Judith Williams said she believes the accident that killed her two daughters, th

    August 15, 2014

  • Prosecutors seek life without parole for skipping shooter INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have requested life without parole for a murder defendant caught on surveillance video skipping away from the fatal shooting of an Indianapolis convenience store clerk. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Th

    August 15, 2014

  • 8 arrested for heroin distribution ANDERSON (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested eight people they say were distributing heroin in central Indiana.The Madison County Drug Task Force says it also seized three pounds of heroin and half a kilogram of cocaine during the arrests Wednesd

    August 15, 2014

  • Slaying proceeds case move ahead NEW ALBANY (AP) — Civil suits seeking to prevent a onetime Indiana state trooper from claiming $626,000 in insurance and estate proceeds stemming from his family’s killings are moving ahead.The News and Tribune and The Courier-Journal report that att

    August 15, 2014

  • Huntingburg, Wabash named Stellar HUNTINGBURG (AP) — Two Indiana cities will receive millions of dollars to help spur economic development after being named 2014 Stellar Communities.Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced Thursday that Huntingburg and Wabash had been chosen from among six

    August 15, 2014

  • Another Mount Baldy hole found MICHIGAN CITY (AP) — Geologists beginning an in-depth study of why a then-6-year-old Illinois boy became buried in a popular sand dune in northwest Indiana last year have discovered another hole there.Indiana Geological Survey Assistant Director Todd

    August 15, 2014

  • 43 years for attempted murder PRINCETON (AP) — A southwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to 43 years in prison after pleading guilty in an attack that seriously injured Gibson County’s former auditor.Forty-three-year-old Alex B. Bise had pleaded guilty last month to attempted

    August 15, 2014

  • Suits in triple-slaying proceeds case move ahead NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana state trooper shouldn't be allowed to claim all $626,000 in insurance and estate proceeds from the deaths of his wife and two children 14 years ago, even though he was acquitted of their murders, attorneys rep

    August 14, 2014

  • Purdue writing commercial dog breeding standards WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The director of Purdue University's Center for Animal Welfare Science will lead a two-year research project to develop and test nationwide animal care standards for the commercial breeding and raising of dogs. Director Can

    August 14, 2014

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