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Indiana AG Sued by Doctor Who Helped Girl, 10, End Pregnancy

Todd Rokita accused of seeking patient records based on 'frivolous' consumer complaints

(Newser) - An Indiana OB-GYN who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio is suing Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, alleging that the Republican has been issuing subpoenas in a "fishing expedition" based on "meritless" and "frivolous" consumer complaints. Dr. Caitlin Bernard and her colleague Dr....

5 Years Later, an Arrest in Murder of 2 Girls

Libby German and Abigail Williams were killed while hiking in Indiana

(Newser) - Police in Indiana have made an arrest in the high-profile slaying of two girls out for a hike in Indiana five years ago. Richard Allen, 50, faces two counts of murder in the deaths of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, reports FOX59 . Before the girls were killed near...

Police Plan Announcement on 2017 Slayings of Young Hikers

Bodies of Liberty German and Abigail Williams were found near a trail in northern Indiana

(Newser) - Police investigating the unsolved slayings of two teenage girls killed during a 2017 hiking trip in northern Indiana said Friday they will hold a news conference Monday to provide an update on their investigation. Indiana State Police said officials "will announce an update in the Delphi Investigation" but gave...

Mom Said Dead Boy in Suitcase Was Life-Ruining 'Demon': Cops

Murder warrant issued for Dejuane Ludie Anderson, mother of Cairo, who may be in LA

(Newser) - Indiana state police say they've identified the young boy whose body was found wrapped in a trash bag, stuffed in a suitcase , and abandoned in the southern part of the state, and are now searching for his mother, who is wanted for murder. Police have arrested one person in...

School Board Candidate: 'Not All Nazis Were Bad'

Indiana's Dr. Matt Keefer has tripled down in defending his online comments, calling critics 'haters'

(Newser) - There are multiple candidates running for seats on the Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees in Indiana, including Dr. Matt Keefer, an anesthesiologist who calls himself an independent option disliked by both "Republican leaders" and the "extreme left" due to his critical thinking and inability to "be...

Teacher Arrested After Revealing She Kept Student 'Kill List'

No charges have yet been filed against 5th grade teacher in East Chicago, Indiana

(Newser) - An elementary school teacher in Indiana has been arrested after police say she told a student she had a "kill list" that named multiple students and staffers at the school. Police say they got a call from St. Stanislaus School in East Chicago late Wednesday afternoon and were told...

Purdue Student Allegedly Murdered by Roommate

Police say suspect called 911

(Newser) - One Purdue University student is dead and another is in police custody following an apparent homicide early Wednesday in a dorm on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus, per the Indianapolis Star. University police are investigating, but few details have emerged. In a statement, Purdue President Mitch Daniels said, "This...

Just One Teen on the Planet Aced This Test

Felix Zhang of Indiana apparently knows his calculus

(Newser) - On planet Earth, some 270,000 students took the AP Calculus AB exam in May 2022. About 20% of them scored a 5, which is the highest score possible. But Felix Zhang did something no one else did: The Indiana high schooler got a perfect score. Then a sophomore at...

Female Officer Shot in Face Dies From Her Injuries

Seara Burton was due to marry shortly after she was shot on Aug. 10

(Newser) - This story has been updated throughout to reflect the officer's death. An Indiana police officer who was shot in the face during a traffic stop has died more than two weeks after she was taken off life support. The Richmond Police Department said 28-year-old Seara Burton—who was supposed...

Cops: Crash That Killed Ind. Pol Caused by Staffer's Driving

Police: Zachery Potts was attempting to get by truck in crash that killed Rep. Jackie Walorski

(Newser) - A staffer for US Rep. Jackie Walorski was trying to pass a flatbed truck on a northern Indiana highway last month when the SUV they were in crashed into an oncoming car, killing Walorski and three other people, police said Friday. A witness traveling behind the SUV told investigators it...

Dad Was Intoxicated When He and His Kids Drowned

Kyle Moorman and his 3 children set out to go night fishing

(Newser) - Update: The Indiana father and his three children who were found dead in a submerged car in an Indianapolis pond in July died accidentally. The deaths of Kyle Moorman, 27, and his children—1-year-old Kyran Holland, 2-year-old Kyannah Holland, and 5-year-old Kyle Moorman II—were the result of accidental freshwater...

CDC Gives OK to Go to Wendy's Amid E. Coli Outbreak

6 states report illnesses, with most of those sick saying they ate Wendy's meals with romaine lettuce

(Newser) - An E. coli surge in four states has now made its way to an additional two states. The CDC reports that New York and Kentucky have joined the list of states affected by the outbreak, including Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, the latter of which has seen 58 of the...

Cops: 3 Hurt Fleeing Wiz Khalifa Concert

Rapper's show near Indianapolis got cut short after shouts of a possible shooting, and people fled

(Newser) - Rapper Wiz Khalifa cut short a concert in suburban Indianapolis as people began fleeing the outdoor venue, leaving three with minor injuries, following a disturbance, police said, per the AP . People started exiting the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville about 10:30pm Friday after a reported disturbance on part of...

3 ISU Students Killed in 'Terrible Tragedy'

2 others were seriously injured when vehicle struck tree early Sunday

(Newser) - A vehicle carrying five Indiana State University students crashed into a tree and caught fire early Sunday, leaving three dead. "This is a terrible tragedy," ISU President Dr. Deborah Curtis said in a Sunday statement , adding that she was "waiting on additional details from authorities." The...

Indiana House Explodes, Killing 3 and Damaging Dozens of Homes

A total of 39 houses were damaged in Evansville tragedy

(Newser) - Three people were killed Wednesday when a house exploded in the southern Indiana city of Evansville, authorities said. Dave Anson, chief deputy coroner for Vanderburgh County, told the Associated Press that the identities of the people who died would not be released until the next of kin has been notified....

This Just Became First State After Roe to Pass Abortion Ban

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed bill Friday barring procedure, with few exceptions

(Newser) - Indiana residents have just over a month before a restrictive new abortion ban goes into effect, after the state became the first one to pass such a law since Roe v. Wade was overturned. CNN reports that the Republican-sponsored law, set to start Sept. 15, was approved by the state...

Police Change Account of Lawmaker's Fatal Crash

SUV with Rep. Jackie Walorski is the one that crossed the center line, say police in Indiana

(Newser) - Update: Indiana police on Thursday changed their account of the car accident that killed Rep. Jackie Walorski, two aides, and the driver of the other vehicle. Police now say it was Walorski's SUV—driven by 27-year-old Zachery Potts—that crossed the center line and crashed head-on with a vehicle...

Officer, 24, Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

Suspect with a history of shooting at cops vowed to kill officers in song: police

(Newser) - A man accused of fatally shooting a police officer in the head during a traffic stop recorded a song in which he stated he would kill any police officer who "caught" him, according to Indiana State Police. Carl Roy Webb Boards II, 42, released from parole a year ago,...

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Affidavit: Man Sold Lemon of a Car in 1986 Gets His Revenge

Dewey Fredrick of Indiana could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of arson

(Newser) - A 79-year-old Indiana man is facing up to 48 years in prison after allegedly exacting revenge on a car dealership that earned his resentment almost as many years before. As the Washington Post reports, Dewey Fredrick "bought a lemon of a Jeep" from a car dealer in Fort Wayne,...

Female Inmates Say Guard Sold Keys to Male Inmates

In lawsuits, women allege they were assaulted in Clark County, Indiana

(Newser) - Two federal lawsuits filed by female inmates in Indiana make disturbing claims: They say a guard at the Clark County Jail sold keys to the women's section to two male inmates, which led to a "night of terror" and sexual assaults, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader . So far, a...

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