An attorney for Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. received a stayed suspension from the Indiana Supreme Court and will undergo a year of substance abuse monitoring after a drunken-driving conviction arising from a property damage car crash nearly two years ago. Jonathan T. Tempel was suspended for 90 days with automatic reinstatement, stayed subject to completion of one year of monitoring by the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program.
Justice Neil Gorsuch is following the path of Supreme Court colleagues-turned-authors in a new book in which he laments the loss of civility in public discourse. The 52-year-old justice wrote “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” because Americans should remember their political opponents “love this country as much as we do,” Gorsuch said in an interview.
An Indiana woman who was charged Friday in the strangulation death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter told investigators she “was very angry” when she killed the child and hid her body in a shed, court documents allege. Amanda D. Carmack, 34, was charged with murder and strangulation in Skylea Carmack’s killing.
Two southern Indiana men have been arrested on charges alleging they vandalized a rural church with graffiti including sexual references, satanic symbols and racist comments. Two 25-year-old Bloomington men, Tyler J. Price and Gregory Silvey, have been charged with criminal mischief.
Planned Parenthood has reopened its health center in Indiana’s second-largest city more than a year after the center closed. The Fort Wayne health center reopened Tuesday.
An Elkhart man with felony rape and child molestation convictions on his record has been charged with sexually assaulting an Amish woman last month in Marshall County. The Elkhart Truth reports 49-year-old Michael Middaugh is charged with rape, burglary with an armed weapon and criminal confinement.
A former southern Indiana teacher who repeatedly molested a student from the age of 12 will serve 60 years in prison, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday, discarding an Indiana Court of Appeals ruling that had slashed the man’s sentence from 70 years to 30 years in prison.
A former Elkhart city attorney who was told she was being fired because the new mayor wanted “to hire my own guy” could not overcome the precedent the Northern Indiana District Court used to determine she was an appointed policymaker and therefore not covered by federal protections.
Calling a trial court’s dismissal of a relative’s petition to contest a will “draconian,” the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated the petition and sent the case back to Lake County to be heard in the superior rather than circuit court.
The Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday asked the Indiana General Assembly for guidance as it sharply divided over whether minor felonies reduced to misdemeanor convictions should trigger new five-year waiting periods for people seeking to expunge their criminal records. The majority ruled they should, a result the dissenting judge called “unjust and ill-advised.”
The retirement of the longest-serving woman on the Indiana trial court bench will create a vacancy in Porter Circuit Court, and qualified candidates who wish to be considered have another three weeks to make their interests known.
The last of four women charged as teenagers with the 1992 torture murder of a southern Indiana 12-year-old has been released from prison.
A northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer convicted of razing a historic railroad bridge and selling the metal has been sentenced to two years in prison.
A southern Indiana man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a collision between a bus and a minivan that killed three people.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is investigating Facebook for alleged antitrust issues, and published reports indicate a separate investigation will target tech giant Google.
A former Indianapolis Bond Bank employee has been sentenced to 545 days in prison after pleading guilty to two felony counts of theft and agreeing to pay $340,791 in restitution to the bank, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday.
A case that split the Indiana Supreme Court last December over a criminal defendant’s mental capacity to appreciate the wrongfulness of her actions dovetails into a larger question looming before the U.S. Supreme Court — whether states have to provide laws that allow for an insanity defense.
A former Brownsburg attorney who pleaded guilty to tax evasion earlier this year will spend 2½ years in prison and owes more than $2.4 million to the Internal Revenue Service.
A man asleep behind the wheel of a parked but running car after a night of drinking couldn’t convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that there was insufficient evidence to prove he had been operating the vehicle.
An Indianapolis judge is deciding whether information in a complaint alleging Equifax could have, but failed to, prevent one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in United States history must be unsealed and made accessible to the public.