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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 Sun., August 19, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Jury deliberations under way in Manafort fraud trial

Jurors began their deliberations Thursday in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who prosecutors say earned $60 million advising Russia-backed politicians in Ukraine, hid much of it from the IRS, then lied to banks to get loans when the money dried up.

Prosecutors: Arrests made in Indiana synagogue vandalism

Federal prosecutors say they’ve made arrests in connection to anti-Semitic graffiti that was spray-painted at a Carmel synagogue last month.

Prosecutor: Hobart lawyer shot dead by client

Authorities say a northwestern Indiana attorney was fatally shot at his home by a client. Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said Hobart police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death Wednesday morning of 64-year-old T. Edward Page.

Survivor of duck boat sinking urges ban on such crafts

An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank last month in Missouri said Tuesday she hopes to save lives by backing an effort to ban the amphibious tourist boats.

Settlement reached in state police handcuffing of black teen

Louisiana State Police and a black Indiana man who was handcuffed and detained in New Orleans' French Quarter when he was a teenager in 2015 have settled a federal lawsuit. Terms of the settlement with the son of a Ball State University professor were not immediately disclosed.

‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial.

Same-sex marriage could cost Catholic school counselor job

A guidance counselor at an Indianapolis Catholic school could lose her job after administrators learned that she was married to a woman. The employee who worked for the school for 15 years and has been with her partner for 22 years says she has hired an attorney.

Man charged with manslaughter in Indiana road rage beating

A 27-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a 60-year-old man died of cardiac arrest after being beaten in an apparent road rage attack in Fort Wayne.

Manafort trial turns from prosecution’s case to his defense

Prosecutors rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining millions more in bank loans under false pretenses.

AG Hill may have violated law in online ad

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. may have violated a state ethics law prohibiting officeholders from using their names in audio, video or newspaper ads paid for with state funds.

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

A San Francisco jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said.

Murder charge filed after shooting while gun played with

A murder charge has been filed after authorities say an 18-year-old man died after being shot in the face by a friend who was playing with a gun in his Terre Haute home.

Nevada death-row inmate: ‘Just get it done’

A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has been postponed twice said a legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out.

Larry Nassar appeals his second sentence for sexual assaults

Attorneys for imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar have appealed his other sentence for sexually assaulting women and girls who sought treatment for injuries.

Teen convicted of murder in fatal shooting of Elkhart woman

A teenager has been convicted as an adult of murder in the November 2016 fatal shooting of a woman in northern Indiana.

Gary woman jailed after fatal fire seeks mental health treatment

A Gary woman jailed on neglect charges after her two young children died in a March apartment building fire is seeking additional mental health treatment.

Attorney: Elkhart teen charged with murder denied rights

An attorney for an Elkhart teenager whose murder trial will soon begin is asking a judge to throw out incriminating statements, arguing police violated the teen’s constitutional rights.

New Indiana law could help hold down prescription drug costs

An Indiana lawmaker says a new state law promises to be an important step toward helping hold down Hoosiers’ prescription drug costs.

Food services company sues closed Indiana college

A private college in Rensselaer that closed last year is being sued by a food service company that alleges administrators concealed the school’s dire financial situation. The company said it wouldn't have paid for renovations at St. Joseph College had it known of the school's fiscal problems.

Mueller offers Trump team new proposal for interview

In negotiations over a possible interview by prosecutors, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has offered the White House format changes, perhaps willing to limit some questions asked of President Donald Trump or accept some answers in writing, according to a person briefed on the proposal.

Judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun plans

A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns. Eight Democratic attorneys general sued Monday to block a settlement with the government that would have allowed blueprints to be published online.

Manafort accused of amassing secret income as trial opens

Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said as they laid out their case against the former Trump campaign chairman.

Rule change gives extra time to file transfer petitions

Attorneys will have 15 extra days to file a petition to transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court next year, thanks to an appellate rule amendment adopted Monday.

Missouri opens criminal probe into deadly boat sinking

The Missouri attorney general's office says it has opened a criminal investigation into the circumstances of the tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine members of an Indianapolis family.

Indiana courthouse bombing case unsolved after 20 years

Authorities have yet to name a suspect or make an arrest 20 years after someone attempted to bomb the county courthouse in Lafayette with a stolen pickup truck full of drums of diesel fuel and gasoline.

Insanity defense allowed for man in trooper shooting

A Clark County judge will allow a southern Indiana man to use an insanity defense when he goes on trial for shooting a state trooper in the head during a traffic stop. The defendant showed early signs of dementia, a mental health provider said.

Occupy ICE blocks elevators to Louisville immigration court

A group protesting federal immigration enforcement and family separations has blocked elevators in a building that houses immigration court in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sessions defends deputy after impeachment move

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his top deputy Thursday after a handful of congressional Republicans moved this week to impeach him.<

Lawyers: Nassar attacked in prison, deserves resentencing

Larry Nassar’s attorneys say the disgraced former sports doctor was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the federal prison in Arizona where he is serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography possession.

Company to pay $10K fine in worker’s death at IU’s campus

A contractor has agreed to pay $10,000 in fines for workplace safety violations found after a worker died at an Indiana University construction site.

Woman whose husband fought for IS charged with lying

An Elkhart woman who says she was held in a Kurdish detention camp with her four children after her husband died fighting for the Islamic State group has appeared in federal court to face a charge of lying to the FBI.

Trump recorded discussing paying for Playboy model’s story

Two months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump and his lawyer discussed plans to pay for a former Playboy model’s story of an alleged affair, according to a secretly recorded tape released amid an escalating feud between the president and his longtime personal attorney.

Woman gets prison in death of baby delivered in bathtub

An Elkhart woman has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty related to the death of her son who was delivered in a Manchester University dorm room bathtub.

Trial in Boone deputy’s shooting death delayed until 2020

The possible death penalty trial for the man charged with fatally shooting a Boone County sheriff's deputy is being delayed for more than two years.

Report: Indiana spent $1.3M on DCS studies, didn’t act

Five reviews of the Indiana Department of Child Services cost more than $1.3 million but yielded no state action to address the troubled agency’s increasing caseloads.

12 recordings sent to prosecutors in Cohen probe

A dozen audio recordings seized by the FBI from President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, were forwarded to federal prosecutors after lawyers dropped challenges on attorney-client privilege grounds, a former judge revealed Monday.

Indy autopsies by coroner fired in Chicago reviewed

An out-of-state consultant will review the work in Indiana of a part-time forensic pathologist who was fired in Chicago last year after his work was called into question.

Transgender student seeks injunction in bathrooms lawsuit

A federal judge is weighing whether to grant a preliminary injunction to allow an Evansville transgender student to use male bathrooms.

Trump returns to ‘Witch Hunt’ tweets against Mueller probe

Capping a week of drama, backtracking and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Monday returned to familiar rhetoric, referring to the special counsel’s Russia probe as a “hoax” and “Witch Hunt.”

Floyd County officials reach tentative settlement in jail death

A sheriff’s department in southern Indiana has reached a tentative settlement with the father of a woman who died in detention.

Guatemalan pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts player

A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. pleaded guilty Friday to driving drunk in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

Senate Democrats vow to block Trump SCOTUS pick Kavanaugh

Democratic senators from Connecticut and Michigan on Friday announced opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, saying Brett Kavanaugh’s judicial record clearly shows that he would limit access to health care and curtail environmental protections.

12 Russians accused of hacking in 2016 U.S. election

The Justice Department on Friday indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges they hacked into Democratic email accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and released stolen information in the months before Americans headed to the polls.

Pence family gas stations left costly environmental legacy

The collapse of an oil company linked to the Pence family in 2004 was widely publicized. Less known is that the state of Indiana — and, to a smaller extent, Kentucky and Illinois — are still on the hook for millions of dollars to clean up more than 85 of the company's contaminated sites, including underground tanks that leaked toxic chemicals into soil, streams and wells.

Purdue tracking down 26K student applicants amid data breach

Purdue University is tracking down more than 26,000 prospective students to alert them that their names, birthdays, and Social Security numbers were inadvertently sent to the parent of one student applicant.

Man could avoid prison in hit-and-run death of girl, 5

A northwestern Indiana man who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a 5-year-old girl could avoid prison, according to his sentence handed down Wednesday.

2 more men charged with murder in deputy’s killing

Two more men have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Boone County sheriff’s deputy.

Ex-Louisville players sue NCAA over vacated national title

A group of former University of Louisville men’s basketball players have sued the NCAA over the organization’s vacation of the Cardinals’ 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four.

Judge accused of bringing gun into Chicago courthouse

A judge is charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited area after he was caught on video dropping a gun in a Chicago courthouse.

Indiana program to provide schools with free metal detectors

A new state program will equip Indiana schools with free handheld metal detectors next month, when most of the state’s school districts start the new academic year.

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