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The LaPorte County School Corporation says an independent attorney conducted an investigation for the school district and cleared a coach and administrator, even though they still face criminal charges filed in a sex case. Former assistant volleyball...
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South Bend TribuneST. JOSEPH — A sec-ond-degree murder charge has been authorized against a 16-year-old girl accused of shooting her boyfriend to death early Tuesday in Eau Claire. Berrien County Prosecutor Art Cotter reported Wednesday his office had authorized the...
Tags: Murder, Crime, Law and Justice, Prosecution, Trials, Shootings
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Marion County Prosecutor's Office is seeking life sentences without parole for two Indianapolis men charged in the fatal shooting of a central Indiana man and his 7-year-old niece. Prosecutor Terry Curry said Monday such...
ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of educators in 11 schools in south Georgia's Dougherty County either cheated or failed to prevent cheating on state standardized tests in 2009, state investigators said Tuesday. The state report describes the misconduct as...
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South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND - The actions of a South Bend police officer during an arrest 18 months ago have led to a federal lawsuit in which 27-year-old Germaine Harris alleges he was falsely arrested, wrongfully imprisoned, and the victim of excessive force. Harris...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND - It's a strategy rarely used in court, sometimes considered a guilty man's last hope. But when it prevails, it can potentially allow a defendant to receive mental health treatment and avoid prison entirely. It’s called the insanity...
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a Boston teenager who was supposed to be at a Red Sox game while on a day pass from a juvenile detention facility instead stalked the streets and fatally shot another teen based solely on where he lived. Ricardo Arias...
Tags: Justice System, Murder, Prisons, Prosecution, Laws
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND — Students who report sexual assaults at the University of Notre Dame are now assigned a trained resource coordinator, don’t have to face their alleged assailant in a hearing room and may appeal any decision reached by a campus...
Tags: Facebook, Sex Crimes, Politics, Prosecution, Health
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSecond in a three-part series College sexual assault cases often are clouded by conflicting stories, alcohol consumption and a lack of witnesses. For college administrators, they are among the most difficult disciplinary matters to investigate, hear and...
BROOKVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A grand jury has decided against any criminal charges in the death of a 17-month-old Kentucky boy who drowned during a boating trip with his parents on a southeastern Indiana river. The Franklin County grand jury met Monday...
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Muslim death row inmate says the Ohio prison system is denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law while at the same time providing kosher meals to Jewish prisoners, according to a federal lawsuit that alleges a civil...
Tags: Vegetarian Diet, Justice System, Islam, Litigation, Prisons
Tribune CorrespondentMICHIGAN CITY - The former Michigan Township trustee and her son, the former deputy township trustee, are being ordered to repay more than $100,000 the state alleges was misspent from the township. A decision is also expected soon on whether criminal...
Tags: Justice System, Accounting and Auditing, Laws, Lawyers
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