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Teen accused of killing parents pleads insanity - La Porte Herald-Argus
RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — A teen accused of killing her mother and stepfather has pleaded insanity in a northern Wisconsin courtroom. Seventeen-year-old Ashlee Martinson pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in Oneida County court Monday.
Artifacts unearthed during construction in Indianapolis - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Construction on a $20 million transit center in downtown Indianapolis has unearthed artifacts that offer a blueprint of prior development at the site, according to archeologists hired by the city. The discovery of a building ...
5th man arrested on charge tied to Indiana HIV outbreak - La Porte Herald-Argus
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Federal agents say a fifth man has been arrested in connection with the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history. The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Monday that 33-year-old Charles Pruett was arrested June 24 in ...
Column: IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous racing - La Porte Herald-Argus
NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles. Very few of them will enjoy the race. Fans will most likely love every moment.
Hammond man fatally shot at scene of minor traffic collision - La Porte Herald-Argus
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Hammond police say a 23-year-old man has died after being shot at the scene of a minor traffic collision. Lt. Richard Hoyda says officers were called out late Sunday on a report of shots fired and found Robert Vilella of Hammond ...
Man gives $100K to start fund for eastern Indiana hometown - La Porte Herald-Argus
HAGERSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A man who moved away from his eastern Indiana hometown as a teenager has contributed $100,000 to start a new charitable fund for the community. Max Brown said he's kept in touch with his Hagerstown High School classmates from the ...
Indiana panel to consider redistricting system options - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers will review whether the state should establish an independent commission for drawing congressional districts that's similar to an Arizona system upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Indiana law currently allows for a ...
The ultimate trip - La Porte Herald-Argus
La PORTE - This week, 24-year-old Nick Barbknecht of La Porte has been stocking up on water and protein bars, preparing for a 30-day trek across the country - taking what has become known as the "ultimate American road trip." Barbknecht said the idea for ...
Religious objections law to take effect months after uproar - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The threats to boycott Indiana have faded since the uproar this spring over the state's religious objections law, which takes effect Wednesday. Yet, the law criticized as possible legal discrimination against gays and lesbians still ...
Pence praises Supreme Court ruling on power plant emissions - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Pence is praising the Supreme Court ruling against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of hazardous air pollutants including mercury. Indiana was among the state petitioners in one of ...
Religious objections law takes effect months after uproar - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Threats to boycott Indiana over its religious objections law have faded, but the measure that takes effect Wednesday is still casting a cloud over tourism efforts and political campaigns. At least half a dozen local governments have ...
Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest - La Porte Herald-Argus
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, strengthening worries that already-serious flooding won't go away anytime soon. It seems to be unrelenting: More rain is forecast for later this week in Missouri ...
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan divide money to help Lake Erie - La Porte Herald-Argus
PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will get much of the $17.5 million in federal money going to farmers to help reduce the algae problem in Lake Erie. Farmers in Michigan and Indiana also will be getting some of that to reduce the pollutants that wash away ...
Democratic state lawmaker won't make Indiana's US Senate bid - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state lawmaker considered a possible Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate next year has decided against entering the race. Democratic state Rep. Christina Hale announced Monday she would seek re-election in 2016 to her district ...
Founder says Church of Cannabis won't use pot at service - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The founder of a pot-smoking Indianapolis church that was formed to test the state's new religious objections law says his congregants won't use marijuana at their first church service after authorities threatened arrests. Church ...