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Stakeholders praise pretrial reforms at statewide summit

Across Indiana, 44 local jails are currently at capacity. But if half of all pretrial detainees were released, that number would fall to 11. A key lawmaker used that statistic Friday to demonstrate the possible benefits in Indiana’s efforts to release low-level, low-risk offenders as an alternative to cash bail.

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2 Bloomington men arrested after church vandalized

Two southern Indiana men have been arrested on charges alleging they vandalized a rural church with graffiti including sexual references, satanic symbols and racist comments. Two 25-year-old Bloomington men, Tyler J. Price and Gregory Silvey, have been charged with criminal mischief.

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Man seeks return of 51 guns taken under ‘red flag law’

An Indianapolis man is again petitioning for the return of his 51 confiscated firearms after a judge previously determined him dangerous due to his bizarre behavior near a Bloomington bar. But an Indiana Court of Appeals panel Tuesday seemed to struggle with the argument that he was still dangerous six years later.

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Man arrested for breaking into Mellencamp’s Indiana home

An Indianapolis man has been arrested after ramming his SUV through a security gate at the home of rocker John Mellencamp and kicking in a door. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said 48-year-old Robert P. Carter was arrested about 6 a.m. Thursday by officers responding to an alarm at Mellencamp’s home outside Bloomington.

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