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Escaped Alabama inmate nabbed in Indiana faces gun charges

Jul. 21, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who authorities say escaped from jail this spring with the help of a corrections official was indicted Thursday on federal weapons charges in Indiana, where the manhunt for the duo came to a bloody end. A federal grand jury in Evansville...

Indiana boy, man killed in separate weekend fireworks blasts

Jul. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy and a man died over the Fourth of July holiday weekend after being injured by fireworks in separate Indiana incidents, authorities said. The boy, Camrynn Ray McMichael of Mount Vernon, died Sunday night from a head injury he suffered in...

Man found dead in barn after exchanging gunfire with police

Jun. 24, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

LYNNVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana man sought as a fugitive has been found dead inside a barn after exchanging gunfire with members of a law enforcement taskforce, state police said Friday. Authorities had been seeking the Chandler man for several days when officers...

Lawyers reveal potential defense in Alabama jailer escape

Jun. 06, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

The prisoner who walked out of an Alabama jail in handcuffs with a corrections official, prompting a manhunt that came to a bloody end in Indiana, was in the woman's “care and custody” the entire time, his attorneys said in revealing their potential legal defense to an escape charge. ...

$5,000 reward given for help capturing escaped inmate

Jun. 01, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A $5,000 reward has been given to a person who provided help in capturing an inmate who sparked a nationwide manhunt after escaping with a jail official, Alabama’s governor said Wednesday. Gov. Kay Ivey directed the Finance Department to issue a $5,000...

Lawyer will seek to move trial of Alabama jail escapee

May. 27, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for an Alabama inmate who was the subject of a national manhunt after escaping with the apparent help of a jail official, said he will ask to move his trial to another city. Mark McDaniel, a lawyer representing Casey White, said he will seek a change...

Evansville hires David Ragland as basketball coach

May. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Evansville has hired David Ragland as its basketball coach, the school said Tuesday. Ragland replaces Todd Lickliter, who was fired earlier this month after going 15-53 in 2 1/2 seasons. Ragland will be introduced Wednesday. He spent last...

Recaptured Alabama escapee ordered to provide DNA sample

May. 20, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A capital murder suspect who authorities say went on the lam for 10 days with the help of an Alabama jail official was ordered to provide a DNA sample to prosecutors. Lauderdale County District Judge Carole C. Medley did not cite a reason why the sample was...

Former pastor in 2 states pleads guilty to child sex charges

May. 18, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former pastor in Tennessee and Indiana faces up to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to federal child sex abuse charges, prosecutors said. Joshua Henley, 33, pleaded guilty Monday to producing, possessing and sending sex abuse material involving...