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Rewrite of business organization laws provides uniformity, clarity

All it took to simplify Indiana’s business organization laws was a 149-page bill.

Rewrite of business organization laws provides uniformity, clarity

All it took to simplify Indiana’s business organization laws was a 149-page bill.
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Last Updated Fri., February 22, 2019 - 3:33 PM

US Supreme Court rules out death penalty for Texas inmate

A long legal fight over whether a Texas death row inmate could be executed ended Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 59-year-old man is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be put to death.

Lawsuit: Elkhart shares responsibility for crash that killed 3

A lawsuit says the northern Indiana city of Elkhart shares responsibility for a crash that killed two children and a man who were walking along a sidewalk.

Man accused in 4 killings loses fight to avoid death penalty

A northeastern Indiana judge has rejected efforts by a man awaiting trial in four slayings to avoid a possible death penalty in the case.

Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post targeting her

President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun.

Indiana parolees find success, employment after prison

Most people in Indiana’s parole program are finding jobs after their release from prison despite having felony convictions, the program’s director says.

Bond set for man charged with shooting 5 outside bar

A judge has set bond at $500,000 for a 32-year-old man charged with shooting five people outside an Evansville bar.

Indiana Senate backs tougher law on passing stopped buses

Indiana drivers could face tougher penalties for passing stopped school buses under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general

The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel’s Russia probe, a judge has ruled.

Ex-FBI official McCabe was concerned Russia probes could ‘vanish’

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview aired Thursday that he worried that investigations into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice would be shut down after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

No action coming on Indiana attorney general removal bill

Legislative Republicans are not going to take any action on a proposal that aims to make it easier to remove some state officeholders from their positions, which was filed by an Indiana legislator who says she was groped by Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Convicted drug lord ‘El Chapo’ likely heading to ‘Supermax’

In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation, and who has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks. Experts say Guzman may spend the rest of his life in the federal government’s “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado.

Mass. woman begins jail sentence for texting-suicide conviction

A Massachusetts woman who sent her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself was jailed Monday on an involuntary manslaughter conviction nearly five years after he died in a truck filled with toxic gas.

Connecticut man sues over job rejection due to medical marijuana

A Connecticut man whose bid to become a firefighter in the state’s largest city was rejected because he uses medical marijuana has sued.

Gun training for teachers among Indiana GOP firearms bills

Indiana school districts would be able to seek state money to provide gun training for teachers under a bill endorsed by a legislative committee.

Indiana superintendent criticized for letter seeking prayers

A southern Indiana school superintendent’s letter asking local churches to pray for the district has led to criticism that he may have overstepped the boundary between church and state.

Man pleads guilty to 2 murder counts in 1998 triple-murder

A northern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder on the same day jury selection was set to begin in his third trial in a triple-murder case.

State police ID woman who died in Sullivan County Jail

State police have identified a woman in custody at a western Indiana jail who died after a medical emergency.

Indiana GOP seeks abortion ban blocked in 7 other states

Indiana Republicans eager for a rare legal victory in their efforts to restrict abortion rights are seeking to outlaw a second-trimester procedure, hopeful an increasingly conservative U.S. Supreme Court will back a ban that courts have blocked in seven other states.

Indiana Senate panel backs easier ballot access for parties

Smaller political parties would face lower requirements to get their candidates on Indiana's ballot under a bill backed by a legislative panel.

Former car dealer ordered to pay $140K for deceptive acts

The former owner of a Mishawaka used car dealership has been ordered to pay about $140,000 for alleged deception, including failing to deliver vehicle titles to customers.

Former Carmel swim coach sentenced for sexual exploitation

A former Carmel swim coach has been sentenced to 16 years and eight months in federal prison for sexually exploiting one of the girls he coached.

EPA expands public comment period on East Chicago lead cleanup

Federal regulators are expanding the public comment period for a proposed cleanup of the site of a former housing complex in northwestern Indiana.

Lawmakers considering property tax amnesty period

Indiana legislators are considering creating an amnesty period for homeowners and businesses to pay overdue property taxes without the penalty fees and interest.

Noblesville school shooter’s parents deny responsibility

The parents of a 13-year-old boy who opened fire in a Noblesville West Middle School classroom last year say they could not foresee his actions and deny any responsibility for them.

Trump friend Stone pleads not guilty in Russia probe case

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser and confidant of President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in the Russia investigation after a publicity-filled few days spent torching the probe as politically motivated.

Acting AG Whitaker says Russia probe ‘close’ to being completed

The special counsel’s Russia probe is “close to being completed,” the acting attorney general said in the first official sign that the investigation may be wrapping up. Meanwhile, the sixth former Trump aide indicted in the probe is due to make his initial court appearance today.

Indiana lawmaker seeks to eliminate state child labor laws

An Indiana lawmaker’s efforts to eliminate the state’s child labor laws have raised conflict of interest concerns because he employs hundreds of minors at a ski resort.

Indiana Senate backs law change after school shooting

The shooting at Noblesville West Middle School last year has legislators looking to change state law so that children as young as 12 could face attempted murder charges in adult court.

Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown

Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president’s demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Elwood schools chief used own insurance for sick student

A Madison County school superintendent is free on bail after surrendering to police to face charges alleging she used her insurance to help a sick student receive treatment.

State prisoner charged with 4 Indianapolis murders in 2015

Prosecutors have charged a state prisoner with four counts of murder in connection with the shooting deaths of four people inside an Indianapolis home nearly four years ago.

Legislative panel deletes making fertility fraud criminal

Some men and women whose mothers were unkowningly impregnated by their fertility doctor’s own sperm are upset that an Indiana legislative panel isn’t endorsing a proposed state law specifically against such actions.

Woman gets 2 years in prison for death of boy hit by SUV

A northern Indiana woman has been sentenced to two years in prison in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was run over with her sport utility vehicle.

Panel backs moving up appointment of Indiana schools chief

Indiana voters wouldn’t decide anymore who serves as the state schools superintendent under a proposal being pushed by legislative Republicans.

Lake County commissioners shoot down broader gunfire limits

The Lake County commissioners in northwestern Indiana have defeated a new ordinance that would have enlarged areas where guns cannot be fired.

Ex-Gary city employee convicted in scheme to resell electronics

A former government employee in northwestern Indiana has been convicted in a scheme to use funds from the City of Gary to buy more than 1,000 pieces of computer equipment that she then resold.

Indiana lawmaker seeks tighter management of veterans fund

An Indiana lawmaker is seeking to tighten up management of a grant program meant to help struggling veterans after revelations that the state agency that oversees it awarded some of the grants to its own employees.

Indiana school shooting might prompt juvenile law change

Indiana law might be changed so that children as young as 12 could face attempted murder charges in adult court in a move prompted by a suburban Indianapolis school shooting.

Trump’s AG nominee Barr asserts his independence

President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

Coroner: Toxicology needed for 2 dead at Lafayette jail

A coroner says toxicology reports are needed on two inmates who died after falling ill in their cells at the Tippecanoe County Jail in Lafayette.

Indianapolis man gets 110 years in 2017 double-slaying

An Indianapolis man who was arrested in Texas after fleeing charges in a double-killing has been sentenced to 110 years in prison.

Police seek help in Indiana woman’s unsolved 1997 killing

State police are seeking the public's help in solving a cold case — the 1997 murder of a Shelbyville woman.

Bill on federal workers’ back pay in shutdown heads to Trump

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries.

Parole rejected for man convicted in killing, dismemberment

The Indiana Parole Board has again rejected parole for an Indiana man who was convicted in a woman's 1986 killing and dismemberment.

Authorities: Suspect in 2017 Texas slaying caught in Indiana

Authorities say a suspect in the New Year's Eve 2017 shooting death of a woman in Texas has been captured in northwestern Indiana.

Suit blames sorority in death of college athlete from Indiana

The mother of a player from Indiana on the Northwestern University women’s basketball team who died in 2017 has sued a sorority claiming hazing by its members led to her daughter's suicide.

Florida man accused of threatening Tyler Trent’s family to be extradited

The FBI is investigating the case of a Florida man accused of making death threats against the family of Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent, who died last week. The man will be extradited to Indiana to face federal charges.

Deputy AG Rosenstein, a frequent Trump target, leaving

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the most visible Justice Department protector of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s wrath, is expected to leave his position soon after Trump’s nominee for attorney general is confirmed.

Indiana mom backing tougher bus law after children’s deaths

The mother of three children struck and killed while crossing a northern Indiana highway to board their school bus supports legislation for tougher penalties against drivers who pass buses with extended stop arms.

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