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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 — A federal judge has decided the fate of the former Family Dollar Store on LaSalle Street in South Bend. The city paid $1.2 million for the property near downtown and then sold it to the Diocese for $1 for the new St. Joseph’s...
Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND — At least for the time being, it appears a federal court’s decision this week to block the city’s transfer of land to St. Joseph High School for $1 will not have an impact on construction of the new school. While the city...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Von Aspern loves her daughter, "thinks the world" of the person her daughter intends to marry and believes the pair should have the same legal rights as anyone else. It pains her, but Von Aspern is going to skip their...
DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer is asking a federal judge in Detroit to stop major welfare limits in Michigan that kick in Saturday. Jacqueline Doig (DOYG) claims the constitutional rights of thousands of people will be violated because they didn't get...
Tags: File Sharing, Judges, Justice System, Politics, Trials
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis thought he'd beaten the house out of a $2 million gambling debt, but the Nevada Supreme Court says he'll have to pay anyway. The Silver State's top court ruled Thursday that a lower court...
BENTON HARBOR – Tuesday was primary election day for some Michigan cities. But Benton Harbor’s state-appointed Emergency Financial Manager created an outcome in the city’s commissioner at large race that we don’t often see in...
Tags: Michigan, Elections, Disasters and Accidents, Voting, Politics
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is the future of the casino industry, whether it's approved at the federal or state level, a panel of online and brick-and-mortar casino executives said Tuesday. And a New Jersey lawmaker predicted there...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterA South Bend police officer has sued the city of South Bend, the South Bend police chief, and two South Bend police officers, alleging his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested two years ago. Sgt. Eric Downey claims in the suit that he...
Tags: Police Arrests, Politics
INDIANAPOLIS - For the past several years, Republicans in the Indiana General Assembly have pushed for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state. The difference this year is that, with a new GOP majority in the House of...
Tags: Elections, Family, Republican Party, Justice System, Laws
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are resuming their push for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions. A GOP-ruled House committee voted 8-4 Monday to advance the proposal, which now moves to the full House....
Tags: Minority Groups, Elections, Family, Democratic Party, Indiana
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterINDIANAPOLIS — A movement to add a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions to the state constitution won another victory Tuesday. The Indiana Senate voted 40-10 in favor of a measure that would allow Hoosiers to vote on an amendment to prohibit...
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