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60-year sentence ordered for western Indiana death - La Porte Herald-Argus
ROCKVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the beating death of a woman he lived with. A Parke County judge ordered the sentence Wednesday for 53-year-old Earl Edwards for the June 2013 fatal attack on 55 ...
Victim's family raising funds to ship remains home - La Porte Herald-Argus
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The family of a woman found strangled in Indiana is trying to raise money to have her remains returned to Colorado. Nineteen-year-old Afrikka Hardy was found strangled in a bathtub at a Motel 6 in Hammond on Friday. Police say 43 ...
No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement - La Porte Herald-Argus
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits.
Fire at Purdue demolition site contained to roof - La Porte Herald-Argus
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials say a fire at a Purdue University demolition site was contained to the building's roof. The fire was reported about 1 a.m. Wednesday when a passer-by called to report smoke in the center of the West Lafayette campus.
Man arrested over body at Fort Wayne cemetery - La Porte Herald-Argus
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A man detained by police officers after a woman's body was found at a Fort Wayne cemetery has been arrested in her death. Police say 20-year-old Quinn Albers of Fort Wayne faces a preliminary charge of murder for the death of the ...
BMV branches extend hours for November election - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Time is running out for Indiana residents who want to vote in next month's midterm elections to obtain the proper identification they'll need to cast ballots at polling places. Indiana law requires residents to show either a driver's ...
Notre Dame to hold 'Gay in Christ' conference - La Porte Herald-Argus
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame is holding a two-day conference to explore appropriate pastoral strategies for parishioners who regard themselves as non-heterosexual but accept Catholic Church teaching on marriage and sexuality.
Kentucky, Indiana dedicating Milton-Madison bridge - La Porte Herald-Argus
MILTON, Ky. (AP) — The new bridge across the Ohio River between Milton, Kentucky, and Madison, Indiana, is being officially dedicated next week. Governors of both states are expected for the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The dedication will be on ...
Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings - La Porte Herald-Argus
GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police say has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Indiana court ...
College Go Week keeps momentum at Rolling Prairie Elementary - La Porte Herald-Argus
ROLLING PRAIRIE - Rolling Prairie Elementary recently participated in College Go Week. College Go week is an annual event that was developed to encourage forward thinking in Indiana's students from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.
PNC Panther Pounce planned - La Porte Herald-Argus
WESTVILLE - The Purdue University-North Central 11th Annual Panther Pounce 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run will be Nov. 8, at the PNC Westville campus. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will begin that morning in the Library-Student-Faculty Building at 7:30 ...
PNC students will present 'Rough Magic' - La Porte Herald-Argus
WESTVILLE - Purdue University-North Central students will present "Rough Magic" by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa at the Mainstreet Theatre, 807 Franklin St., in Michigan City. The public is invited to the performances on opening night Nov., 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 9 ...
Bennett leads Timberwolves past Pacers 107-89 - La Porte Herald-Argus
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Bennett scored 17 points and Ricky Rubio had 16, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-89 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Bennett was 7 for 9 from the field. The reserve scored Minnesota's ...
Pacers-Timberwolves, Box - La Porte Herald-Argus
Copeland 7-12 0-2 17, Scola 1-5 3-5 5, Hibbert 5-10 4-5 14, G.Hill 5-10 3-5 14, Miles 2-9 1-2 5, S.Hill 1-3 1-2 3, Sloan 6-9 4-5 19, Rudez 2-6 1-1 7, Mahinmi 0-1 0-0 0, Allen 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 1-3 0-0 2, Fair 0-1 1-2 1, Singleton 0-1 2-2 2, Onuaku 0-0 0-0 0.
Family, friends remember women slain in Indiana - La Porte Herald-Argus
Seven women have been found dead this week in northwestern Indiana, one in a motel and six in abandoned houses in Gary. Darren Vann, 43, was charged Monday in the death of the woman whose body was found Friday at a Motel 6 in Hammond, 20 miles southeast of ...