Marion County prosecutor drops death penalty for man accused of murdering Southport police officer

The Indianapolis man accused of killing a Southport police officer is no longer facing the death penalty after the Marion Superior Court accepted an agreement Friday reached by defense attorneys and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, which dropped the potential for capital punishment in exchange for a bench trial that could result in the defendant being sentenced to life in prison.

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COA affirms division of marital assets

In a divorce dispute that has lasted nearly as long as the marriage, the Court of Appeals of Indiana found the trial court did not abuse its discretion by awarding more assets to the wife than she had originally brought into the union.

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Lawmakers reach deal on spending bill, but hurdles remain

Congressional leaders reached agreement Thursday on a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government running through mid-February, though a temporary shutdown was still possible with some Senate Republicans holding out over the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers.

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