3 women named as COA finalists

The next Indiana Court of Appeals judge will be a woman, as three women have been selected as finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy following two rounds of interviews with the Judicial Nominating Commission. Their applications will now go to the governor for final consideration.

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Corydon teacher sentenced to 90 years in child molesting case

A former southern Indiana elementary school teacher who pleaded guilty to child molestation in a deal with prosecutors has been sentenced in 90 years behind bars. Under terms of a plea agreement filed in September in Harrison Superior Court, Corey Faith entered pleas to three counts of child molestation and 33 other counts were dropped.

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Corydon man arrested after taking pellet gun into Indiana school

Authorities say a southern Indiana man has been arrested after walking into a school with a pellet gun. Harrison County Prosecutor Otto Schalk said he’s charging 29-year-old Mike Leighty, Jr. of Corydon with felony intimidation and disorderly conduct following his arrest Friday at Corydon Elementary School.

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School threats can lead to severe consequences for juveniles’ impulses

A sampling of recent incidents includes a 12-year-old boy arrested for writing a threat against his classmates at Greenfield Intermediate School; a teenage girl at Austin High School arrested and charged with juvenile delinquency/intimidation for making threats to “harm others”; and a 17-year-old boy arrested and charged with felony intimidation for writing a threat on a bathroom stall at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville.

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