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Indiana judge won't block probe over 10-year-old's abortion

Dec. 02, 2022 19:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general can keep investigating an Indianapolis doctor who spoke publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio, a judge ruled Friday. An attempt to block a probe by Attorney General Todd...

Ex-deputy who used stun gun on Espanola teen gets plea deal

Dec. 02, 2022 11:47 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico sheriff's deputy who faced charges for using a stun gun on a teen with special needs has agreed to never work in law enforcement again. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday that attorneys for Jeremy Barnes, a fired Rio Arriba County...

Judge: Woman charged in son's death competent to stand trial

Dec. 02, 2022 10:34 AM EST

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman is competent to stand trial for her role in the death of her 15-year-old son, who was allegedly subjected to ice baths while malnourished, a judge has ruled. A Muskegon County judge issued the ruling Thursday following a competency hearing...

Ex-Border agent indicted in sex assault of an Arizona teen

Dec. 01, 2022 15:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been indicted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Arizona earlier this year, according to federal authorities. Department of Justice officials said a superseding indictment...

Cheerleading abuse accusations increase to 20 with Ohio case

Dec. 01, 2022 13:37 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest lawsuit in a series alleging widespread sexual misconduct across competitive cheerleading alleges that officials allowed two choreographers to continue working after they were investigated for sexual abuse. Snowballing accounts of cheerleaders'...

Florida QB Kitna arrested on child pornography charges

Nov. 30, 2022 20:13 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna, the son of retired NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, was arrested Wednesday on two charges of distribution of child exploitation material and three charges of possession of child pornography. Gainesville police said the...

US Virgin Islands reach $105M settlement with Epstein estate

Nov. 30, 2022 18:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Virgin Islands announced Wednesday that it reached a settlement of more than $105 million in a sex trafficking case against the estate of financier Jeffrey Epstein. The settlement ends a nearly three-year legal saga for officials in the U.S....

AG: Penalize doctor who spoke of Ohio 10-year-old's abortion

Nov. 30, 2022 17:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took...

Indiana woman gets 35-year sentence in death of stepson, 9

Nov. 30, 2022 11:00 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne woman who pleaded guilty to three felony charges in the beating death of her 9-year-old stepson has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Alesha Lynn Miller, 31, pleaded guilty in October to aggravated battery and two counts of neglect of a...

Indiana attorney general asks medical board to penalize doctor who spoke about abortion for 10-year-old Ohio rape victim

Nov. 30, 2022 10:33 AM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana attorney general asks medical board to penalize doctor who spoke about abortion for 10-year-old Ohio rape victim.