Richard “Rick” Hofstetter, the lawyer-turned-businessman who operated the popular Story Inn in southern Brown County, died Oct. 1. He was 63.
Two attempted murder convictions entered in a Brown County court will stand after the Indiana Court of Appeals agreed with a trial court that the offender did not provide a “fair and just reason” to withdraw his guilty pleas.
Attorney Rick Hofstetter has devoted the last 20 years of his life to the bucolic Brown County hamlet of Story, restoring and preserving the historic community after buying it at a sheriff's sale. Now he says it's time for the town to become someone else's Story.
A rustic southern Indiana town that was established in 1851 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places is up for sale. Its attorney owner has set an asking price of $3.8 million.
The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a public reprimand of an Evansville attorney and accepted the resignation of a Brown County attorney who was facing multiple professional misconduct and trust account violations.
The Indiana Supreme Court has certified or re-certified 42 judicial officers as senior judges for the coming year. The high court re-certified 33 senior judges and gave eight trial court judges and one magistrate received initial certification.
Southern Indiana voters rejected one trial court judge and narrowly re-elected another who was challenged by a former colleague who changed parties to run against her. Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Darrell Maurice Auxier, a Democrat, was the lone sitting Indiana trial court judge to lose his bid for re-election, while Clark Circuit Judge Vicki Carmichael retained her bench seat in one of Indiana’s closest countywide trial court races Tuesday.
A man serving an 80-year prison sentence for the 2015 rape and murder of an Indiana University student has pleaded guilty to the rape of an IU law student three years earlier.
An Indiana lawmaker plans to reintroduce legislation to protect the state’s forests after seeing the outcome of a timber cut that removed more than 1,700 trees.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is encouraging consumers to contact his office if they have been penalized for posting truthful, negative reviews of businesses online, advice that comes on the heels of national backlash against a Brown County inn that charged a customer for posting a negative review.
A judge has found a man not guilty by reason of insanity in a hatchet attack against a high school exchange student from China.
The Indiana Court of Appeals declined to revise the 80-year sentence handed down by a Brown County judge for the murder of an Indiana University student two years ago.
A Brown County man whose license to service and install septic systems was revoked without notice or a hearing may proceed with his federal lawsuit against the county.
A jury found a man guilty of murder Wednesday in the beating death of an Indiana University student two weeks before she was due to graduate.
Jurors have started deliberations in the trial of a man accused of killing an Indiana University student last year.
The attorney for a Bloomington man charged with killing an Indiana University student says her client is the innocent victim of an incomplete police investigation.
The Indiana Tax Court affirmed an appraisal of $592,000 for a woman’s property, holding the owner appealing the judgment failed to relate her evidence for a lower appraisal to a Jan. 1, 2008, valuation date.
A trial for a man accused of killing a 22-year-old Indiana University student likely will be held in Brown County despite his lawyer's concerns about a biased jury.