A man who tried to avenge his sister by beating up her boyfriend who allegedly threatened to hit her failed to convince appellate judges that the boyfriend did not suffer serious bodily injuries from the attack carried out during a burglary.
An Allen County father who repeatedly struck his 6-year-old son in the face causing serious bruising after he accused the child of stealing his cigarettes had no viable claim of parental privilege shielding him from battery convictions.
A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the shaking death of his 2-month-old daughter in northeastern Indiana. Kevin N. Tucker was given his punishment Monday after pleading guilty in January to aggravated battery resulting in death.
An Elkhart police officer charged with battery of a suspect is asking for his case to be moved to another county so he can receive a fair trial. Joshua Titus asked Elkhart Superior Judge Charles Wicks to move his trial to Noble County.
The mayor of Elkhart has named a new permanent replacement for a police chief who resigned under fire. Mayor Tim Neese on Friday named 21-year police veteran Chris Snyder to replace Ed Windbigler, who resigned Dec. 10.
A 42-year-old Albion man has pleaded guilty to murder in the battering death of a 2½-year-old girl he was babysitting. Trevor Wert entered the plea last week in Noble Superior Court after admitting to striking Railee Ewing's head and face multiple times and kicking her in the buttocks as she was trying to leave a bathroom, sending her into the bathroom door frame.