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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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Jury for gruesome Jeffersonville slaying to come from Hamilton County 1:32 PM

The jury for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body will come from Hamilton County due to publicity about the case, officials said.

Former officer pleads guilty to battery for punching suspect 9:05 AM

A former Fort Wayne police officer has pleaded guilty to battery and resigned after authorities say he punched a man who refused to have his blood drawn for a drunken driving investigation.

10 dogs, more than 550 birds seized in animal fighting probe 8:59 AM

Officials say more than 550 birds and 10 dogs allegedly being kept for use in animal fighting have been rescued from properties in two Indiana counties.

Fort Wayne man pleads guilty to killing 4, including fetus 8:52 AM

A Fort Wayne man has pleaded guilty to four counts of murder in the deaths of four people including his unborn child.

Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of Dem meeting

President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel’s Trump-Russia report.

Search warrants tied to former Trump lawyer Cohen released

Months before the FBI raided the office and hotel room of Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, investigators were examining the flow of foreign money into his bank accounts and looking into whether the funds might be connected to a plan to lift sanctions on Russia, according to court filings unsealed Wednesday.

‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released

John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free from the Federal Correctional Institute in Terre Haute after nearly two decades in prison.

AG Barr says nationwide rulings are hampering Trump’s agenda

Attorney General William Barr is taking on another item from President Donald Trump’s agenda, railing against judges who issue rulings blocking nationwide policies.

ACLU asks U.S. Supreme Court to allow Ohio remap process

Attorneys who gained a federal ruling to throw out Ohio’s congressional map are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let procedures move forward to redraw House districts.

Judge sides with Congress in demands for Trump financial records

A federal judge ruled against President Donald Trump on Monday in a financial records dispute with Congress and said lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed. Trump called it a “crazy” decision that his lawyers would appeal.

Trump lawyer to defy subpoena for testimony, face contempt vote

House Democrats are facing yet another attempt by President Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations, this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena for his testimony on orders from the White House.

Indiana law schools likely will meet new ABA bar exam standard

Law schools must now have 75 percent of their graduates pass the bar exam within two years of completing their J.D. degrees after a twice-defeated accreditation standard was approved Friday by the American Bar Association. Opponents worry the change will hurt efforts to diversify the legal profession.

Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court

The Supreme Court is sending a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who used its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax back to a lower court.

High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

The United States Supreme Court is siding with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest.

Garrett man gets 80 years for trying to kill officers

A northeastern Indiana man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for two counts of attempted murder for shooting at police.

Man gets 30 years in slaying of man buried beneath concrete

A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a slaying where the victim’s body was found buried beneath concrete.

Lawyers for some Nassar victims want settlement investigated

Lawyers representing victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar who came forward more recently with allegations of sexual assault are seeking an investigation into Michigan State University’s $500 million settlement with victims.

US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel’s office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with the Russia investigation, and he provided a voicemail recording of one such communication, prosecutors said in a court filing made public Thursday.

Mental review ordered for man in northwest Indiana slayings

A man accused of fatally strangling an elderly woman and her daughter in northwestern Indiana has been ordered to get another mental health evaluation.

Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions

Alabama's Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. The development comes as two Indiana petitions challenging abortion laws linger before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mayor: Madison doesn’t want to be identified with Klan group

The mayor of Madison, Indiana, distancing his community from a local Ku Klux Klan group that is planning a rally in Ohio this month, saying the city doesn’t “stand for any kind of hate.”

Court of Appeals won’t rehear Lake Monroe logging case

The Indiana Court of Appeals has declined to rehear a couple’s lawsuit seeking to stop a neighbor’s logging of his property along Lake Monroe.

Jury convicts man of bilking employer out of more than $2M

A federal jury in South Bend convicted a northern Indiana man of charges that he bilked his employer out of more than $2 million.

Feds award Indiana $1.2M for opioid response in rural areas

A federal agency has awarded Indiana $1.2 million to further the state’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in rural areas.

Indiana man gets prison for threatening abortion clinics

A northwestern Indiana man who pleaded guilty to federal charges alleging he sent threatening messages to two Chicago-area abortion clinics has been sentenced to 1½ years in prison.

Ex-Sen. Lugar hailed as peacemaker ahead of Indiana funeral

Longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar was hailed for being a peacemaker as a two-day tribute began Tuesday with a military honor guard leading his flag-draped casket into the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda.

Wood: 6 out of 7 chief judges in 7th Circuit soon to be women

Most chief judges at federal trial courts in the 7th Circuit — comprised of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin — are already women. Soon, there'll be just one man among them, 7th Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood noted in a speech Monday.

Family sues Indiana pediatrician accused of sexual abuse

The family of a 12-year-old boy who alleges he was sexually abused by a Boone County pediatrician has filed a civil lawsuit against the doctor who is accused of multiple criminal counts.

AG Hill defends pay hikes for top aides

Some top aides to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill have seen recent pay hikes of $9,000 or more, but Hill contends they are not rewards for sticking with him as he faces allegations of drunkenly groping four women during a party last year.

Republican senator takes partisan fire over Trump Jr. subpoena

Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee’s subpoena of President Donald Trump’s son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not “case closed,” as some in the party insist. Trump said he was “very surprised” at the move.

Trump invokes executive privilege over full Mueller report

The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle between President Donald Trump and Congress.

Debt collectors to use email, texts under new Trump rules

Debt collectors will be able to start contacting borrowers via text and email under new regulations proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Court fight continues over logging along Lake Monroe

Some property owners along southern Indiana’s Lake Monroe are making a new attempt to stop a neighbor from logging his land.

Ex-White House lawyer defies House subpoena for Mueller docs

A former White House lawyer defied a congressional subpoena Tuesday, setting the Trump administration on course for another collision with the Democratic-led House over its pursuit of documents related to the Russia investigation.

Nadler: ‘Constitutional crisis’ over Mueller report dispute

The House Judiciary chairman said Wednesday the Trump administration’s refusal to provide special counsel Robert Mueller’s full Russia report to Congress presents a “constitutional crisis,” leaving the panel no choice but to move forward with a contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr.

Bill to try 12-year-olds as adults for attempted murder fails

An effort to change Indiana law so that children as young as 12 could face attempted murder charges in adult court has failed in the state Legislature.

Trump’s threat to go to court over impeachment defies ruling

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday he’ll go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court “if the partisan Dems” ever try to impeach him. But Trump’s strategy could run into a roadblock: the high court itself, which said in 1993 that the framers of the U.S. Constitution didn’t intend for the courts to have the power to review impeachment proceedings.

Spike in tips about 2 Delphi girls who were slain in 2017

Indiana authorities say they received about 1,000 tips in 24 hours after a news conference earlier this week updating their investigation into the 2017 killings of two teenage girls.

IU Health among hospitals suing over new national liver transplant policy

Hospitals and patients have sued to block a new nationwide liver transplant policy that they say will waste viable livers, lead to fewer transplants and likely cause deaths.

Rockville man gets 30 years in wife’s beating death

A western Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally punching his wife.

Man gets 63 years in prison for deadly cellphone cord attack

A New Castle man has been sentenced to 63 years in prison for using a cellphone cord to choke an acquaintance who died about eight months after the attack.

SCOTUS to hear arguments over citizenship question on census

The United States Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, a question that could affect how many seats states have in the House of Representatives and their share of federal dollars over the next 10 years.

Brady joins Northern Indiana District Court

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana welcomed its newest jurist Monday, with Holly Brady scheduled to have been sworn in at 11 a.m.

Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman

President Donald Trump and his business organization sued the Democratic chairman of the House oversight committee on Monday to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president’s financial records.

Animal cruelty penalties measure heads to Holcomb’s desk

People convicted of animal cruelty could face higher penalties under a bill that’s headed to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk.

Indiana murder suspect released on bond

A judge in northwest Indiana has granted bail to a 37-year-old man charged with murder after a police officer testified earlier this month that the fatal shooting was likely accidental.

Video released of suspect in 2017 killings of Delphi girls

Subpoena upcoming as Congress plunges into Mueller report

It’s now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings about President Donald Trump. While Mueller declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress.

Former counsel may have saved Trump from himself

Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump when he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude.

Report: Bosma has deal arranged by casino investor

The leader of the Indiana House is skipping votes on a major gambling-related bill after a casino owner helped arrange a local government contract with his law firm.

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