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VERSAILES, Ind. — Authorities say a 14-year-old Indiana boy allegedly killed two young siblings last year by suffocating them in his family's home. Ripley County Prosecutor Richard Hertel said Wednesday a juvenile delinquency petition alleges the teen killed his 23-month-old half-sister, Desiree McCartney, in May 2017 at their home in the town of Osgood. He then allegedly suffocated his 11-month-old stepbrother, Nathaniel Ritz, in July 2017. UPCOMING: 400 words.



COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio awarded another round of prizes totaling $2.4 million Wednesday in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid crisis. The dozen winners from six states, including Indiana, and Canada were judged the most promising of nearly 60 proposals submitted in the second phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 620 words, photo. Moving in national news queues.


— KENNEDY COUSIN: Eleven states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Connecticut's appeal in Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder case and reinstate his conviction.

— EVIDENCE CLERK-THEFT: A former Indiana State Police evidence clerk is accused of stealing money from the evidence room at the agency's Bloomington police post.

— SOLAR POWER-INDIANA: Indiana's state consumer advocate says regulators shouldn't approve a company's proposal to make ratepayers pay for a solar facility in southwestern Indiana.

— WWII MARINE IDENTIFIED: The U.S. military says human remains found decades ago on a Pacific island have been identified as those of a U.S. Marine from northwestern Indiana who died in a World War II battle against Japanese forces.

— RURAL AMERICA EXHIBIT: Six Indiana communities will be selected to host a Smithsonian Institution exhibit on rural America during 2019 and 2020.



INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck made a solid return to NFL action. He completed passes, led the Colts on productive 2-minute drives at the end of each half and limited the turnovers and hits. All that was good. But now the Indianapolis Colts quarterback is looking for something a little more meaningful in Week 2 -- a win. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


The ceiling for teams outside the Power Five in the College Football Playoff race seems to be set pretty low — as any Central Florida fan will be quick to point out. Maybe Boise State can bust through it this year. To do so, Saturday's game at No. 24 Oklahoma State will be crucial for the 17th-ranked Broncos. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 965 words, photo.


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