A man’s confession to police was ruled insufficient without other evidence of a crime to support his conviction of battery with a deadly weapon, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, vacating a conviction in a domestic violence case.
Protests turn to rage
Peaceful protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd on the last weekend in May in downtown Indianapolis turned violent with police launching tear gas and protesters vandalizing and destroying businesses. Windows were shattered, stores were looted, fires were set and graffiti was spray-painted everywhere. Protests took place across the state including in Evansville, Jeffersonville Fort Wayne, Hammond, Michigan City, South Bend, and Lafayette.Read More
A major utility’s plan to close five Indiana coal ash ponds at a power plant along Lake Michigan and move coal ash to a landfill has sparked concerns from environmental activists about how the dust kicked up by that project will be controlled.
Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would undo a landmark Indiana Supreme Court ruling that affirmed that the shoreline of Lake Michigan is unquestionably owned by the state and held in trust for use by all residents.
Hoosiers wagered nearly $92 million on sports in October — the first month that mobile bets were accepted — according to numbers released Friday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
The 2019 Michigan City mayoral election is facing a controversial legal undercurrent as felony charges remain pending against Mayor Ron Meer. But as the LaPorte County court system searches for a judge who can take the case, Meer is alleging an “untenable conflict of interest” and possible political motivations should remove the proceedings from the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office.
The mayor of Michigan City will name a new police chief this week after the resignations of three senior officers. Mayor Ron Meer says he’ll hold a news conference Tuesday, after Police Chief Mark Swistek and assistant chiefs Royce Williams and Kevin Urbanczyk announced their resignations last week.
The top brass of Michigan City’s police force resigned in the wake of a dispute with city’s mayor.
The Indiana Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected multiple arguments regarding its prior decision involving the LaPorte County auditor’s failure to check records that would have revealed the address of a Michigan City property owner whose land was sold without notice for back taxes.
State correction officials say an inmate who escaped Wednesday from the grounds of the Indiana State Prison has been captured.
A lawsuit naming Gov. Eric Holcomb filed on behalf of a prisoner on Indiana’s death row urges a state court to issue an injunction halting capital punishment and rule that the state’s ultimate criminal penalty violates the Indiana Constitution.
An Indiana motor carrier’s attempt to transport liquor for a Michigan City wholesaler has been blocked by the Southern Indiana District Court, which found the proposed arrangement could potentially circumvent Indiana’s three-tiered alcohol distribution and sales system.
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. says it’s considering retiring four of its five remaining coal-fired electricity generating units within five years and the other within a decade.
Former FBI director James Comey will speak as part of Purdue University Northwest’s Sinai Forum this September in Michigan City. Forum planners called Comey "a big catch" for the five-speaker series that has hosted figures including Eleanor Roosevelt and Walter Cronkite since 1953.
An Indiana correctional officer is entitled to summary judgment on an offender’s small claims complaint, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled after determining the correctional officer properly confiscated “prohibited property” from the offender.
Officials in one of Indiana’s wealthiest cities are thumbing their noses at a new state law intended to curtail local governments’ authority to regulate short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, raising the possibility of a court fight.
A state board dominated by construction industry representatives has been blocking efforts by some local governments in Indiana to require carbon monoxide detectors in residential properties.
Indiana House minority leader Scott Pelath says he’s giving up that post and won’t seek re-election next year.
A northern Indiana attorney who made false statements to a trial court then harassed his client in an attempt to get her to dismiss a disciplinary complaint against him has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana for at least one year.
President Barack Obama has shortened the sentence of an Indiana man convicted of a federal drug crime.
The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan City woman’s disorderly conduct conviction after finding the focus of her speech was politically ambiguous and the state acted rationally in impairing her speech while trying to serve an arrest warrant.