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Indiana COVID-19 deaths hit daily high, toll rises to 245

The Indiana Department of Health on Thursday reported the most daily deaths to date due to coronavirus, 42, bringing to 245 the number of state residents who have died from COVID-19. New cases also continued to rise: 408 new positive tests brought the statewide total to 6,351.

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Indiana COVID-19 top 200 as cases near 6,000

Indiana’s coronavirus death toll rose by 30 as of Wednesday, the State Department of Health reported. The total lives claimed in Indiana by COVID-19 rose to 203, while presumptive positive cases climbed to 5,507, an increase of 436 cases.

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Suspended lawyer accused of thefts from disabled clients jailed on warrant

A suspended Greenwood lawyer accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from disabled and injured clients whose special-needs trusts he established and then allegedly used for his own purposes is in jail in Muncie, where he may remain until standing trial on criminal charges around the state. Kenneth “Shane” Service, 46, was booked into the Delaware County Jail on Thursday, according to jail records.

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COA upholds admitting meth found in Bedford Taco Bell

A man convicted of possessing several grams of meth has lost his appeal to suppress evidence found at his fast food workplace after an anonymous caller alerted authorities. But a concurring judge used the case to “state the obvious” and remind Hoosiers of their right not to talk to police in similar circumstances.

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Bedford attorney appointed judge pro tem to fill McCord vacancy

A judge pro tempore has been appointed to replace former Lawrence Circuit Judge Andrea K. McCord following her appointment to the federal judiciary as the newest bankruptcy judge in the Indiana Southern District Court. Serving in McCord’s place as judge pro tempore will be Bedford attorney Nathan G. Nikirk.

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IU McKinney announces rural justice judicial clerkships

A second Indiana law school has partnered with the Indiana Supreme Court to expose more students to the practice of law in less urban communities through a rural judicial clerkship program. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law announced its collaboration with the state’s highest court, introducing five students who will take part in the “Supporting Rural Justice Initiative.”

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