An Indiana man charged in the 2018 slayings of two people found in a nature preserve and an abandoned farmhouse will act as his own attorney, a judge has ruled. Madison Circuit Court 6 Judge Mark Dudley granted Daniel Lee Jones’ request to act as his own lawyer, but his public defender will serve as stand-by counsel during the trial.
A man suspected of trying to sell look-alike substances at an Indiana casino has had his drug-related conviction reversed, with the Indiana Court of Appeals finding insufficient evidence to dispel a claim of a Fourth Amendment violation.
Despite the attention the Statehouse has given to the Indiana Department of Child Services in the past two years – hiring outside consultants to review the agency and passing numerous laws regarding policies and practices within the department – an arrest of a former caseworker on neglect charges is bringing another call for more changes.
With the start of the 2020 legislative session about a month away, party leaders are formulating their plans for the short session, with teacher pay continuing to be a point of contention.
A caseworker for Indiana’s child welfare agency faces criminal charges stemming from the alleged neglect of a 4-year-old boy under his supervision. An arrest warrant was issued Monday for 26-year-old Spencer Day Osborn after prosecutors charged him with four felony counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury on the recommendation of a Madison County grand jury.
Indiana residents spoke out at a hearing about a proposed rule regarding a policy that allows residents who do not identify as male or female to choose a nonbinary option on driver’s licenses. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ new rule would require nonbinary applicants to go through the Indiana State Department of Health to change gender on licenses and identification cards.
The Indiana Tax Court has affirmed an Indiana Board of Tax Review’s final determination that a Madison County nonprofit military museum does not qualify for an educational purposes exemption, though the court did find a charitable exemption is applicable.
Talks have ended between two central Indiana counties about possibly building a regional jail that they would share. The Madison County Council voted to halt discussions with Henry County and recommend that Madison County commissioners start a feasibility study for a new jail in Anderson potentially costing $50 million.
The son of Anderson’s mayor, who also previously served as an assistant city attorney, is facing an attorney discipline complaint stemming from his misdemeanor conviction after a drunken-driving property damage crash last year. The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission last week filed a formal complaint against Evan B. Broderick, son of Anderson Democratic Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr., who also is an attorney and former Madison County prosecutor.
A 29-year-old Indiana woman who was pregnant with twins has died after authorities say she was shot by her boyfriend. Anderson Police Chief Tony Watters says Alexis M. Wasson died Saturday.
An Anderson man faces a murder charge and two feticide counts after alleging shooting his pregnant girlfriend in the back of her head, leading to the deaths of both of her unborn male twins.
Authorities say one of two unborn babies being carried by a woman on life support after she was shot in Anderson has died, leading to a potential murder charge against the alleged shooter.
A central Indiana prosecutor is calling the demotion of Anderson’s police chief over a confrontation with state troopers who were arresting the chief’s son. Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings said state police told him Anderson Chief Tony Watters came physically close to investigators and put a finger in their faces during the June 7 arrest.
Officials from two central Indiana counties are considering the possibility of opening a regional jail that they would share.
Authorities say a homeless man stole handguns, tools, cash and jewelry from an Anderson home and then returned to ask the owner about renting the property.
Capitalization rates determined by the Indiana Board of Tax Review for an Anderson shopping center were found to be improper by the Indiana Tax Court and were thus reversed Wednesday.
Anderson Wigwam high school basketball arena owners have lost their appeal of a final determination upholding the assessment of its real property for the 2015 tax year at more than $2 million.
A central Indiana man has been sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to 30 misdemeanor counts of voter registration fraud stemming from allegations before the 2018 primary election. Datwaon Collier of Anderson entered the pleas Friday in Madison Circuit Court Division 6 in an agreement with Madison County prosecutors.
A former Carmel swim coach has been sentenced to 16 years and eight months in federal prison for sexually exploiting one of the girls he coached.
State environmental officials are stepping in to clean up nearly 200,000 shredded tires left at a former central Indiana recycling business.