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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,...

Affidavit: Man Sold Troubled Car in 1986 Gets His Revenge
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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...

Doctor Tied to Ohio Girl's Abortion Gets Notice From AG

Dr. Caitlin Bernard was informed Tuesday that she is under investigation

(Newser) - The Indiana doctor who helped a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio abort her pregnancy has received official notice that she is under investigation by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita. The notice arrived Tuesday, Dr. Caitlin Bernard's lawyer tells CNN and CBS News . "It's unclear to us what...

Huge Sum Raised for 25-Year-Old Who Saved 5 From Fire

Nick Bostic suffered burns and blisters

(Newser) - Update: The 25-year-old hero who saved five people from a burning home in Indiana on July 11 is getting a hero's reception on GoFundMe . A fundraiser started for Nick Bostic by his cousin, who explained Bostic suffered "serious injuries and will need help during his recovery," has...

Abortion Doctor Prepares to Sue Indiana AG for Defamation

His office calls her claims 'baseless'

(Newser) - The Indiana doctor who has become the center of a firestorm after performing an abortion on a 10-year-old girl from neighboring Ohio will sue the state's attorney general for defamation over his comments about her . Dr. Caitlin Bernard's lawyer released a statement Tuesday saying the lawsuit against AG...

Police Name Mall Gunman, Bystander Who Stopped Him

Jonathan Sapirman spent an hour in restroom before opening fire

(Newser) - Police have identified the man who opened fire at a mall food court in an Indianapolis suburb Sunday evening, killing three people before he was shot by an armed bystander , as 20-year-old Jonathan Sapirman, who lived around a mile from the Greenwood Park Mall. Authorities identified the man who shot...

Police Thank 'Good Samaritan' for Stopping Mall Shooting

Armed citizen stepped in, killed gunman, who'd already killed 3, injured 2 at Greenwood Park Mall

(Newser) - Authorities are expressing their gratitude to an armed bystander after he shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in a shopping mall food court in Indiana. The mass shooting took place Sunday evening at Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, leaving three dead and two injured, including a 12-year-old girl...

Gunman Kills 3 in Greenwood Park Mall Shooting

Shooter is also dead in Indiana tragedy

(Newser) - A gunman killed three people at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana, Sunday night, police say. The shooter was also killed; it is believed that a bystander shot him, the Indianapolis Star reports. The mall was closing at 6pm when about 20 shots rang out in the food court....

Indiana Doctor Has Faced Threats. So Has Her Daughter

Caitlin Bernard performed abortion on 10-year-old girl who had been raped

(Newser) - Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who recently performed an abortion on a 10-year-old Ohio girl , has faced threats before—including one to kidnap her daughter reported by the FBI. The Indiana OB-GYN stopped going to a clinic in South Bend, 2½ hours away, to provide abortions after her daughter was threatened, the...

Ind. AG Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From OB-GYN

Warning sent by attorney for Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who performed abortion on 10-year-old rape victim

(Newser) - The doctor at the center of a story about a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who had to travel to Indiana in order to get an abortion has sent the Indiana state attorney general a cease-and-desist letter, for remarks that the doctor's lawyer is calling defamatory. "Please immediately...

How a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Became &#39;a Political Pawn&#39;
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Inside the Doubt Around Case of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

One pundit says to expect more one-source abortion stories, if any at all

(Newser) - There was plenty of scrutiny applied to the story of a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio who needed to travel out of state for an abortion following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. But now that it's been proven true , scrutiny is falling on those...

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