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Life in prison sought for man in Indiana dismemberment case

Oct. 20, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A man charged in the death and dismemberment of a northeastern Indiana man could face life in prison without parole if he’s convicted in the slaying. The Allen County prosecutor’s office filed a request last month for life without parole for...

Police: 2 dead, 1 injured in shooting at mobile home park

Oct. 18, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Police in Fort Wayne were investigating a shooting at a mobile home park that left two people dead and another injured. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Sunday when a man and woman went to visit a friend at the Wells Street Mobile Home...

Catholic Charities to issue Fort Wayne community ID cards

Oct. 17, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Refugees and others who don’t have photo identification will soon be able to obtain a Fort Wayne community identification card. The cards that will be issued by Catholic Charities are authorized under an executive order issued this past week by...

Ex-Vice President Pence joins Indiana horse ride for vets

Oct. 10, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence climbed on horseback during an Indiana ride by a veterans group trying to reduce suicides among military veterans. Pence joined members of the nonprofit organization BraveHearts during a Saturday ride in Fort...

ICU time doesn't sway Indiana legislator on COVID-19 vaccine

Oct. 07, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana state senator who spent 10 days in a hospital’s intensive care unit with COVID-19 says he stands behind his decision to not get vaccinated against the illness. Republican Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn said he began experiencing body aches...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 05, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Sept. 29, 2021. Editorial: Community faces injustices of the past An atrocity committed 120 years ago in this community should not be erased from history or hidden. The lessons of the past should not be missed, even those...

Indiana governor signs GOP's contentious redistricting plan

Oct. 04, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor gave his approval Monday to the Republican redrawing of the state’s congressional and legislative districts that critics argued gives the party an election advantage for the next decade. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's signature...

Republicans reject last-ditch Indiana redistricting changes

Sep. 30, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Senate Republicans unanimously rejected on Thursday last-ditch attempts by Democrats to reduce the splitting up of several urban areas into multiple legislative districts that they argued dilute the influence of minority voters and city residents. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 28, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 26, 2021. Editorial: Hoosiers should welcome Afghan refugees to communities Indiana has captured part of the national spotlight following the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, playing host to more than 6,000 refugees airlifted out...

Priest resigns as high school chaplain after sex allegation

Sep. 28, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A priest has resigned as chaplain of a Catholic high school in northeastern Indiana after he was accused of sexually abusing a minor, the local diocese says. The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend said Monday in a statement that it learned...