School closing postpones traveling oral argument

A school closing due to winter weather postponed an oral argument that had been scheduled for Thursday on the north side of Indianapolis. The closing of North Central High School forced the rescheduling of oral arguments in Jazzmen Bails v. State of Indiana, and a new date and location was not immediately available.
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Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17

Kenneth Scott McKee, the captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indianapolis family, didn’t tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm, according to an indictment released Thursday. McKee faces 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship’s officer resulting in death.
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$1 million DOJ community grant awarded to Indy’s east side

The City of Indianapolis has received another grant from the Department of Justice aimed at reducing violent crime. Announced by Mayor Joe Hogsett and Indiana Southern District U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler on Wednesday, the Community Based Crime Reduction grant is designed to assist in efforts to eliminate gun violence and crime on Indianapolis’ east side.
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California class action: Scooters a public nuisance, cause unrest

A class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles last week is taking aim at the rising prominence of pedestrian scooters across California, claiming the scooters’ manufacturers and distributers caused a public nuisance and civil unrest. The suit seeks to have two brands of scooters that also recently appeared on Indianapolis streets banned from the state.
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2 convicted in killings of 3 during drug-related robbery

Two young men have been convicted in connection with the 2017 drug-related robbery and fatal shootings of three men in an Indianapolis apartment. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday that Troy Ward was convicted of c three counts of murder and three counts of felony murder, while Martell Williams was convicted of charges including three counts of felony murder, among other convictions for both.
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