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LaPorte County

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Suspended special needs trust lawyer faces more theft accusations

A suspended Greenwood lawyer criminally charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former special needs trust clients around Indiana has been accused in new civil lawsuits of draining another $108,600 from several more trust funds. The additional alleged misappropriations by Kenneth Shane Service drive the alleged missing funds to more than $318,600.
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Justices reinstate manslaughter charge in Larkin case

John Larkin, whose manslaughter charge in connection to the 2012 shooting death of his wife was dismissed, will once again face the trial court after Indiana Supreme Court justices found the dismissal to be “an extreme remedy” for police and prosecutorial misconduct and an abuse of the trial court’s discretion.


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Decatur Township getting box for safely surrendering babies

The southwest side of Indianapolis is getting its first baby box where people may anonymously surrender a healthy newborn without fear of criminal prosecution. The box announced Thursday is going in at the Decatur Township Fire Department. The padded, climate-controlled box notifies authorities when it’s been used.
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