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Man gets prison time after plea in malnourished boy’s death

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – A judge has sentenced a western Indiana man to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of child neglect in connection with the death of a 9-year-old disabled boy who lived with him and his parents. Thirty-four year-old Chad Kraemer of …

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The Latest: Coast Guard: 40-plus people rescued in Michigan

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest and other parts of the U.S. (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The Coast Guard says more than 40 people and their pets have been rescued from flooded neighborhoods in southwestern Michigan. The Coast Guard said Thursday it is …

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Utility monitors dams in Indiana, Michigan amid flooding

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – A utility says flooding along the St. Joseph River in southwest Michigan and northern Indiana has left hundreds of customers without power. Indiana Michigan Power says Thursday that it’s working with local officials and first responders to safely disconnect power to customers in flooded areas. …

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Western Indiana man gets 65 years for killing ex-girlfriend

WILLIAMSPORT, Ind. (AP) – A western Indiana man convicted of killing his on-again, off-again girlfriend by setting her ablaze has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier reports a Warren County judge sentenced 35-year-old Scottie Kincade for murder and arson Thursday. Prosecutors say Kincade mortally …

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The Latest: Indiana Senate backs Sunday alcohol sales bill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Latest on a proposal to legalize Sunday carryout alcohol sales in Indiana (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A bill legalizing Sunday carryout alcohol sales in Indiana is on its way to the governor and could take effect soon. The state Senate voted 38-10 Thursday to give …

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Widow disgusted by Indiana immigration ad featuring husband

By BRIAN SLODYSKOAssociated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The widow of an Uber driver killed in a suspected drunken driving crash by a person in the U.S. illegally says a new political ad featuring her deceased husband has “devastated” the family. Deb Monroe tells The Associated Press she wants Republican Indiana …

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5 arrested following threat against southern Indiana school

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) – Authorities say five people have been arrested in connection with a social media threat of violence against a southern Indiana high school. The arrests of the four juveniles and one adult follow posts made on Snapchat threatening Corydon (KOHR’-eh-duhn) Central High School and are the latest …

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3 charged in slaying of ex-NFL player, second man in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) – Three people have been charged in the fatal shootings of a former NFL player and another man whose bodies were found in a Detroit basement in 2016. Federal authorities in Detroit say the slayings of Robert Eddins and Ricardo McFarlin were related to drugs. Eddins was a …

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Indiana VA center priority for fiscal 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has ranked an Indiana building as one its highest-priority construction projects. The Journal Gazette reports that the proposed VA budget for fiscal year 2019 ranks the construction of a “West Tower” at the Fort Wayne VA Medical Center as …

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Indiana governor pledges to sign Sunday alcohol sales bill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Eric Holcomb says he “won’t let too many Sundays pass” before signing a bill that would overturn a decades-old Indiana law banning carryout alcohol sales on that day. Holcomb’s remarks Thursday come hours before what is expected to be a final state Senate vote to send …

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