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Relatives of man who died in pond sue GM, apartment complex

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Relatives of an Indianapolis man who died while rescuing his 3-year-old daughter from a car that rolled into a retention pond are suing General Motors. Anthony Burgess Jr. drowned March 26 after his 2008 Pontiac G6 rolled into an apartment complex’s retention pond. The 24-year-old Burgess pulled …

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Ex-Indiana housing official pleads guilty to embezzlement

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) – A former northwest Indiana housing official has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $600,000 in federal housing assistance funding. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that 47-year-old Michelle Seljan of Hammond pleaded guilty last week to one count each of theft of federal funds and tax evasion. A …

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Indiana man pleads guilty, get life term in 7 women’s deaths

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – An Indiana man has avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty in the deaths of seven women and instead faces life in prison without parole. Darren Vann of Gary, Indiana, entered the guilty pleas during a surprise court hearing Friday. He will be sentenced May …

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I-69 extension work causes woes for IU’s spring commencement

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Continued construction on a long-delayed section of the Interstate 69 extension is causing headaches for those attending Indiana University’s commencement ceremonies this weekend. Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Andy Dietrick says he’s spoken with several IU students who are frustrated about the continuing work. The project …

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Southern Indiana officials fight hepatitis A outbreak

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Health officials in southern Indiana are working to increase the availability of vaccinations following a hepatitis A outbreak. The News and Tribune reports that Floyd and Clark counties have each had about 30 confirmed cases of the virus since February. Cases include restaurant employees, but officials …

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Mistrial in Indiana man’s trial in ex-girlfriend’s killing

BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A southwestern Indiana judge has declared a mistrial in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend. Isaiah Hagan’s defense attorney sought the mistrial Friday after learning that at least one juror had seen the 23-year-old Hagan in a holding cell. Defense attorney …

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Indiana high school dive coach charged with sex misconduct

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) – A 19-year-old assistant dive coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces felony counts of sexual misconduct and possession of child pornography. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Jatwone Ladell London of Portage is accused of sexual misconduct with two female students at Portage High School. Charging …

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Recreational vehicle maker kicks off $12M Indiana expansion

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. (AP) – A recreational vehicle maker is kicking off a more than $12 million expansion in northern Indiana. The Elkhart Truth reports Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries held a groundbreaking Thursday in Middlebury on the Winnebago Towable Campus near its current facility. Officials say the expansion could bring …

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Federal officials warn of increase in jury duty scam reports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Federal courts officials are warning that a growing number of Indiana residents are falling prey to a nationwide jury duty scam threatening people with arrest if they don’t pay up. The Southern District of Indiana says it has received a surge of phone calls from people victimized …

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Trump to talk tax cuts, economy at Indiana rally next week

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s campaign says he’ll talk about the economy and recent tax cuts during a rally in Indiana next week. The campaign says the May 10 rally will be held at Atlantic Aviation in South Bend. Trump campaign official Michael Glassner says the president will discuss …

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