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  • Youth ministry leader admits to child exploitation

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    FORT WAYNE — A former youth ministry leader in northeastern Indiana has pleaded guilty to charges that he encouraged adolescent boys to send him sexually explicit photos.
  • Beams to be delivered for Interstate 69 bridges

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    BLOOMFIELD — The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning motorists in southwestern Indiana they may soon encounter delays from oversized loads delivering beams for bridges on the Interstate 69 extension project.
  • Plan approved for wind farm that Purdue will study

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    LAFAYETTE — A developer has won zoning approval for a small wind farm where Purdue University researchers plan to study the impact of the large turbines.
  • Convicted murderer arraigned in prison escape

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    IONIA, Mich. — A convicted murderer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February was arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges Wednesday.
  • Son eulogizes slain officer mother as ‘amazing’

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis police officer slain by her ex-husband, a fellow officer who then killed himself, was eulogized by her son as the “most amazing person” at her funeral Wednesday.
  • Man acquitted in killings makes 1st public remarks

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    TERRE HAUTE — A onetime state trooper acquitted in the killings of his wife and two young children said in his first public appearance since his acquittal that he’s still grieving for his slain family.
  • Turner skips hearing, documents claim no misdeeds

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS — House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner skipped a House ethics review Wednesday but claimed in filings submitted to the panel that he did nothing wrong when he fought legislation that would have cost him millions of dollars in profits.
  • Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    FORT WAYNE — A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
  • Shots fired at cars, homes of Vincennes officers

    Justin Rumbach
    April 24, 2014
    VINCENNES — Investigators have asked for the public’s help in finding who fired shots at the squad cars and homes of police officers in Vincennes.
  • US 24 section being named after Indiana lawmaker

    Justin Rumbach
    April 23, 2014
    NEW HAVEN — A portion of U.S. 24 near Fort Wayne will be named after the longest-serving female state representative in Indiana’s history.
  • Evansville officer shoots man in confrontation

    Justin Rumbach
    April 23, 2014
    EVANSVILLE — Police in Evansville say an officer shot a man who refused to drop two knives when he was found near the home of a woman he had been previously charged with attacking.
  • Indiana visitors can touch a moon rock

    Justin Rumbach
    April 23, 2014
    MUNCIE — Visitors will get at least two chances to touch a moon rock within the next two weeks.
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