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Authorities searching Michigan river for kayaker find body

WATERVLIET TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Authorities who have searched a southwestern Michigan river for a missing kayaker since February say they’ve found a body. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a male was found Tuesday in Watervliet Township in the Paw Paw River. A statement says the …

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Ex-Ball State professor gets probation in child porn case

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – A former Ball State University professor who told police he viewed child pornography online for about three years has been placed on probation. The Star Press reports 70-year-old Robert Yadon learned his punishment Tuesday in a courtroom in Muncie after earlier pleading guilty to possession of …

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Legislatures being pressed to produce reports of misconduct

By MORGAN LEE and DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Documenting sexual harassment complaints against state lawmakers and publicly releasing the outcomes can provide encouragement for people who might otherwise be hesitant to report inappropriate behavior. Experts and many female lawmakers say that’s true even if the …

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Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s. Steve and …

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Southeastern Indiana couple found dead after house fire

MADISON, Ind. (AP) – A southeastern Indiana couple has been found dead after a fire at their home. Jefferson County Coroner Rodney Nay says the fire early Tuesday killed Robert and Donna Hudson of Madison. He didn’t say how old they were but said both were elderly. Deputy Madison Fire …

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Fort Wayne, Indianapolis attorneys nominated for US bench

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – President Donald Trump has nominated attorneys Holly Brady of Fort Wayne and J.P. Hanlon of Indianapolis to serve as federal judges in the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly jointly announced the nominations Tuesday. If confirmed by the Senate, Brady would …

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Lake County man deemed competent for trial in women’s deaths

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – A northwestern Indiana man accused of fatally strangling an elderly Indiana woman and her daughter has been deemed competent to stand trial. Court records state the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration notified Lake Superior court in January that 46-year-old James Lohnes of Crown Point …

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NBA teams paying closer attention to players’ wingspan

By JANIE McCAULEYAP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Wingspans have become almost as important a measurement for basketball prospects as height or scoring. The NBA playoffs begin this weekend, and one blocked shot, steal or rebound can change a series or a season. The best defensive players in the …

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Body of Monticello man missing 2½ weeks found in Lake Shafer

MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) – The body of a northern Indiana man missing since shortly after being found unresponsive in a home has been discovered in Lake Shafer. White County sheriff’s deputies pulled the body of 34-year-old Daniel Lipps of Monticello from the lake Tuesday morning 2½ weeks after his disappearance. …

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Skeletal human remains found in northeastern Indiana field

STROH, Ind. (AP) – Indiana State Police say skeletal human remains have been recovered from a field in northeastern Indiana. They say a forensic anthropology team from the University of Indianapolis assisted with the recovery of the remains Monday in rural LaGrange County. Police say a property owner spotted the …

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