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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 Mon., December 10, 2018 - 4:54 PM

ACLU urges high court to let Indiana abortion rulings stand

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and Planned Parenthood are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand two decisions that stopped portions of an Indiana abortion law signed when Vice President Mike Pence was governor.

Sheriff wants new armored vehicle to deal with ‘threats’

A sheriff in northwestern Indiana wants to buy a $360,000 armored vehicle, but local officials are not so sure.

Supreme Court seems likely to keep double jeopardy exception

The United States Supreme Court seemed likely Thursday to preserve a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime.

Parents of girl shot at Noblesville school sue gunman’s parents

The parents of a 13-year-old girl who was shot seven times by a classmate at a suburban Indianapolis school are suing the young assailant’s parents.

Prosecutors recommend no jail time for cooperative Flynn

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as “substantial.”

AG Hill, through deputies, asks for $5 million budget increase

Embattled Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill wants lawmakers to increase his budget by about $5 million, despite previously drawing their ire for spending $300,000 on office renovations and a van with his name emblazoned on the side.

Indiana man gets $47K in excessive force lawsuit

A man who alleged that a Gary police officer attacked him during a traffic stop because he was having an affair with the officer's wife has reached a settlement with the city.

Indianapolis police testing mental illness screening tool

Indianapolis police are testing a new screening tool that’s intended to divert people suffering from mental illness to treatment and care, rather than sending them to jail.

Twelve states sue Indiana medical firm over data breach

Indiana is among a dozen states suing a Fort Wayne health records company over a data breach that compromised information of more than 3.9 million people.

Justices reject environmentalists’ appeal over border wall

The United States Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from environmental groups trying to stop President Donald Trump from building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even as other legal action against the wall is ongoing.

Man convicted in 2017 Indianapolis crash that killed 2

A man has been convicted of criminal recklessness and other charges in a 2017 highway rollover crash that killed two Indianapolis teenagers.

Mueller considers new charges for ex-Trump campaign chairman

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort may face additional charges after lawyers in the special counsel’s Russia investigation said he lied to them and broke his plea agreement, prosecutors said Friday.

Trump says he wouldn’t take Manafort pardon ‘off the table’

A pardon for Paul Manafort is “not off the table,” President Donald Trump said, drawing swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe.

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

In a surprise appearance in a New York courtroom Thursday, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate project in Russia.

Murder charges filed in Thanksgiving attack that killed 3

Prosecutors have filed three murder counts and other charges against a man in connection with a drug-related robbery that left three men dead and two others wounded at a Fort Wayne home.

State agency panel set to rule on South Bend abortion clinic

An Indiana State Department of Health panel will soon determine whether a planned abortion clinic in South Bend should be granted a license.

New developments put Manafort back in Russia probe spotlight

The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation.

Porter County to start new court for mentally ill offenders

A northwestern Indiana county is preparing to become just the fourth in the state to operate a court specifically designed to treat the needs of nonviolent mentally ill offenders.

Elkhart police chief suspended after discipline reports

A northern Indiana police chief has been suspended 30 days without pay after revelations that two of his officers received only reprimands for repeatedly punching a handcuffed man and that nearly all of his supervisors have been disciplined at some point in their careers.

Justices could allow suit over Apple iPhone app sales

The Supreme Court of the United States seemed ready Monday to allow an antitrust lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.

Indiana lawmakers look to update ‘Do Not Call’ law

Indiana lawmakers are looking for new ways to address illegal and unwanted telephone calls as telemarketers use technological advances to skirt the state’s telemarketing law.

Hammond man sues police, seeks damages for crash injuries

A northwestern Indiana man alleges in a federal lawsuit that he suffered a traumatic brain injury when a police officer ran a red light and struck his vehicle in 2016.

Indiana family seeks resolution in 30-year-old homicide

The father of a teenage girl who was fatally shot in a 1988 double-homicide in Brazil, Indiana, said he decided to give his first interviews about the killing in the hopes the three-decade-old case will finally be solved.

US Supreme Court pushes deadline on Lake Michigan beach case

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide until next year whether to consider arguments from residents of Chief Justice John Roberts’ Indiana hometown of Long Beach over ownership of the Lake Michigan community’s shoreline. The case could have a ripple effect for public and private property rights across the Great Lakes states.

Prosecutor: 27 carpenters ordered to repay $531K to union

Federal prosecutors say 27 carpenters have been ordered to repay more than $500,000 to their union after pleading guilty to health care theft.

Judge halts enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions

A federal judge in Houston has barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.

Teen charged as adult in killing gets 48-year sentence

An Indianapolis teenager charged as an adult in the fatal shooting of a man stemming from a botched robbery of marijuana has been sentenced to 48 years in prison.

State Police decline request to investigate Elkhart police

Indiana State Police have declined to investigate Elkhart’s police department following reporting that revealed two police officers allegedly beat a handcuffed man.

Indiana lawmakers return to Statehouse ahead of 2019 session

Indiana lawmakers returned to the Statehouse on Tuesday for the ceremonial start to the new legislative session.

Top legislators say no forcing out AG Hill

Top Republican legislative leaders don’t expect lawmakers will take any action toward removing state Attorney General Curtis Hill from office even though the governor and other state officials have called on him to resign over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a party.

Justices to hear estate dispute, probation revocation case

The justices of the Indiana Supreme Court will hear two oral arguments Tuesday, starting with a case involving the appointment of a special administrator to an unsupervised Marion County estate.  

Justices to hear appeal in northern Indiana triple-murder

Indiana’s high court is taking up the appeal of a man sentenced to life in prison without parole for the stabbing deaths of three people in northwestern Indiana.

Goshen courthouse clock to get overhaul for 150th birthday

A clock that’s told the time since the early 1900s from its perch atop a northern Indiana courthouse is getting a full overhaul ahead of its 150th birthday.

Man competent for trial in ex-girlfriend’s gruesome killing

A Jeffersonville man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body has been found competent to stand trial.

Judge: White House must return CNN’s Acosta’s credential

A federal judge Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, saying Acosta suffered “irreparable harm” from the decision to bar him.

Woman pleads not guilty in students’ bus stop deaths

A Rochester woman accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus entered a preliminary not guilty plea Thursday.

Trump backs first sentencing law overhaul in decades

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation’s criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation, but it remains to be seen whether the proposal can pass Congress.

New Notre Dame research effort boosts private law program

Notre Dame Law School students interested in the area of private law now have a chance to further their studies with assistance from a research program introduced last week.

Flake vows to oppose judges unless Mueller bill gets a vote

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won’t vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.

Board fires South Bend officer involved in fatal crash

A public safety board has voted to fire a South Bend police officer who was involved in a fatal car crash while on duty.

Woman charged in bus stop crash that killed 3 due in court

A Rochester woman charged in a school bus stop crash that killed three children is due in court for her first hearing in the case.

Hobart man charged with murder in death of father, 80

A northwestern Indiana man is accused of killing his 80-year-old father, who was found mortally wounded in his bathtub.

Indiana man pleads guilty to threatening abortion clinics

A northwestern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to two federal charges alleging he sent threatening messages to two abortion clinics.

Man sentenced to 82 years for Evansville strip club shooting

A man convicted in a fatal shooting outside an Evansville strip club has been sentenced to 82 years in prison. A Vanderburgh County judge ordered the sentence Friday for 35-year-old Clarence Miller, who was convicted last month on murder and other charges for the April 2017 shooting.

Future seems uncertain for Trump’s acting attorney general

Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appears uncertain as President Donald Trump denies even knowing the man he’s just named acting attorney general.

Jeff Sessions pushed out as AG after a year of attacks from Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country’s chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation.

Glitches keep Porter County from counting votes

Officials northwestern Indiana’s Porter County, which hasn’t reported any general election votes, are sorting through a mix of problems to get ballots counted a day after the election.

Administration asks high court to fast-track DACA cases

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president’s decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from deportation.

Justices rule for firefighters claiming age discrimination

The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that local governments with small workforces must comply with a federal law against age discrimination.

Albion man charged with murder, molesting in death of toddler

A northeastern Indiana man has been charged with murder and child molesting in the battering death of a 2½-year-old girl he was babysitting.

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