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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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Ex-YCMA, school worker appeals 120-year child molesting sentence

A Jeffersonville man is appealing his 120-year prison sentence for molesting children while working at a YMCA and at an elementary school.

Man pleads guilty in Jeffersonville businessman’s killing

A man accused in the October slaying of a businessman in southern Indiana during a robbery has pleaded guilty to murder.

New video shows adult cows being abused at Fair Oaks dairy

An animal rights group has released new undercover video showing workers at an Indiana dairy farm abusing adult cows while loading them into a milking carousel that visitors can tour at the popular agritourism destination.

Indiana man must pay $427K to victims in 2017 buggy crash

A northeastern Indiana man who pleaded guilty in a drunken-driving crash involving a horse-drawn carriage has been ordered to pay $427,000 in restitution to the crash victims.

Police investigate death at Miami Correctional Facility

Indiana State Police say investigators suspect foul play in the death of an inmate at the Miami Correctional Facility near Bunker Hill.

Court rejects challenge to regulation of gun silencers

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers Monday, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia.

Judge: School district violated transgender students’ rights

A federal judge has found that an Indiana school district violated a transgender student’s civil rights by not allowing him to use male bathrooms at school.

Police: Woman tried to hide syringes in her son’s pocket

A Muncie woman faces preliminary neglect charges for allegedly trying to hide syringes, one of them uncapped, in her son’s pocket.

Animal abuse alleged at northern Indiana’s Fair Oaks Farms

Retailers began pulling Fairlife products from their shelves Wednesday as police investigated alleged animal abuse after an animal rights group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm that’s a popular destination for school field trips.

Republican caucus picks new Indiana House member

A former gubernatorial aide has been picked to replace a retiring member of the Indiana House who will represent a central Indiana district.

9th Circuit weighs if climate change violates children’s rights

In a Portland, Oregon, courtroom packed with environmental activists, federal judges wrestled Tuesday with whether climate change violates the constitutional rights of young people who have sued the U.S. government over the use of fossil fuels.

Nurse who battered stroke patient gets probation

An Indiana nurse convicted of battering a hospital stroke patient has been sentenced to six months of probation.

Woman gets unsupervised probation for leaving racist letter

A woman who police say admitted leaving a racist letter at the home of a family with a biracial son has been sentenced to 180 days of unsupervised probation.

Northern Indiana homeless camp empties after eviction notice

Officials and community organizations in Goshen are helping to get housing and services for homeless people in a northern Indiana city who formerly lived at a homeless camp that’s being emptied.

Not guilty plea entered for Indiana sitter in child’s death

A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a northeastern Indiana babysitter charged in the death of a young child she was caring for last year.

White House tells 2 ex-aides to defy congressional subpoena

The White House is again directing former employees not to cooperate with a congressional investigation, this time instructing former aides Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson to defy subpoenas and refuse to provide documents to the House Judiciary Committee.

High court will hear copyright dispute involving Blackbeard’s ship

A dispute involving the pirate Blackbeard’s ship is on deck for the Supreme Court’s next term.

Evansville man accused of selling fentanyl to woman who died

Authorities say a southern Indiana man has been arrested in connection with the fentanyl-based overdose death of a 22-year-old woman.

Illinois poised to be 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The move further isolates Indiana’s criminalization of marijuana nationally and among its neighboring states.

Amish couple settles lawsuit over photos their faith forbids

An Amish couple with 13 children settled a lawsuit that accused federal officials of violating their constitutional rights by insisting they provide photographs of themselves before the Canadian wife’s request to become a permanent U.S. resident can be approved.

Ex-Vanderburgh prosecutor employee files bias complaint

A former employee alleges Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann fired her unfairly after she rejected his romantic advances. Hermann denied the allegations but acknowledged the former employee had told him he had made her uncomfortable.

Man gets life in prison for Indiana deputy’s shooting death

A Lebanon man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in the fatal shooting of a Boone County sheriff's deputy.

Trump: Mueller is a ‘never Trumper’ who led a biased probe

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, calling him a “never Trumper” who led a biased investigation on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and failed to investigate his opponents who didn’t want Trump to be president.

Jury for gruesome Jeffersonville slaying to come from Hamilton County

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

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

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

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.

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