AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 6 pm, IN
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NOBLESVILLE — A 13-year-old boy has shown no remorse for shooting his teacher and a classmate at his Indianapolis-area school, and he will remain the responsibility of the state juvenile detention system until he is 18, an Indiana judge ruled Wednesday. Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge Paul Felix rejected a request from the boy’s attorneys that he be sent to a private treatment facility for shooting seventh-grade science teacher Jason Seaman and 13-year-old Ella Whistler during the May 25 attack at Noblesville West Middle School. “You went into the school intending to kill not just two people but many people,” Felix told the boy. “You wanted devastation, an inescapable tragedy for the ages.” By Rick Callahan. SENT: 720 words, photos.
— SCHOOL SHOOTING-INDIANA: The Latest on a juvenile court hearing for a 13-year-old boy accused in the shooting of a classmate and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis school. SENT: 425 words, photos.
JONESTOWN 40 YEARS LATER
OAKLAND, Calif. — Jonestown was the highlight of Mike Touchette’s life — for a time. The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked alongside other Peoples Temple members in the humid heat, his blade carving roads and sites for wooden buildings with metal roofs. More than 900 people lived in the agricultural mission, with its dining pavilion, tidy cottages, school, medical facilities and rows of crops. The mass murders and suicides of more than 900 people at Jonestown in Guyana happened 40 years ago this week. By Tim Reiterman. SENT: 1,900 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 1,000 words has also been sent.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
SINGAPORE — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government’s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. In a meeting on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Pence told Suu Kyi that he was anxious to hear about progress in resolving the crisis, which stems from a violent military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. By Bernat Armangue. SENT: 700 words, photos, video. Moving in national services.
— INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL-GROPING ALLEGATIONS: Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has been named vice chairman of the national Republican Attorneys General Association even as he resists calls from the state’s GOP governor and legislative leaders to resign over allegations that he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers.
— ELECTION 2020-SENATE REPUBLICANS: Indiana Sen. Todd Young has been picked to lead the National Republican Senate Committee during the 2020 election cycle. With AP Photo.
AROUND THE STATE:
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. Senate has approved a new policy on ships that dump ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy. The ballast plan is contained in a $10.6 billion Coast Guard budget authorization bill passed Wednesday. It now goes to the House for consideration. Environmentalists and the shipping industry have battled for years over regulation of ballast water, which keeps ships upright in rough seas. Under the bill, the Environmental Protection Agency would continue setting rules requiring ships to treat ballast water before it’s discharged. The Coast Guard would enforce them. By John Flesher. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
WACO, Texas — Craig Colton looks like an NFL linebacker. But his friendly, gregarious nature quickly puts the people he meets at ease. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports he is the kind of guy most people would want to have a beer with. That’s what makes Colton good at his job and why he so easily earns the trust of those he is trying to help. Colton, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, is one of 822 employees who work for the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Waco. By Tommy Witherspoon (Waco Tribune-Herald). An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 2,600 words, photos.
— PUMPKIN-TOLL ROAD OVERPASS: A Michigan motorist has suffered minor injuries after a pumpkin tossed from a northwestern Indiana Toll Road overpass crashed through her windshield.
— PATROL CAR-FATAL CRASH: A public safety board has voted to fire a South Bend police officer who was involved in a fatal car crash while on duty.
— MISSING BALLET DANCER: The body of a St. Louis ballet dancer has been found in a rural northeast Missouri lake, a day after she was reported missing.
— FATAL SHOOTING: Police say a 24-year-old man suspected in a drug-related robbery and shooting at an Indianapolis home was one of two people slain during the holdup.
— TRACTOR ACCIDENT: Authorities say a 65-year-old man has died following a tractor accident in southwestern Indiana.
NCAA GRADUATION RATES
INDIANAPOLIS — Graduation rates for NCAA athletes have reached a record high of 88 percent, according to data released by college sports’ governing body. Graduation Success Rate data released Wednesday by the NCAA showed a 1-percentage point increase from 2017, with similar increases among men’s basketball players (3 percentage points to 85) and FBS football players (1 percentage point to 79). Data was compiled for college athletes who entered school in 2011. Graduation rates for black athletes were up 2 percentage points to 79 percent. Black men’s basketball players, who reached an all-time GSR of 78 percent last year, increased an additional 4 points in 2018 to 82 percent. Since a series of academic reforms were passed by the NCAA from 2003-07, graduation rates for athletes have increased from 78 percent to 88 percent. SENT: 130 words.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana Hoosiers face their toughest early test when Marquette comes to town Wednesday night. Indiana has won its first two games with easy routs. But second-year coach Archie Miller believes Marquette has one of the nation’s top offenses. By Michael Marot. UPCOIMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 8:30 p.m. ET
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame continues its non-conference slate with a home game against Radford. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 7 p.m. ET
FBC--T25-NOTRE DAME-WORKHORSE WILLIAMS
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Senior Dexter Williams has been through countless ups and downs during his four years at Notre Dame. Injury, suspension, an arrest, the emotions of helping his ailing mother — all of it has weighed down Williams at times. He has emerged just the same as the workhorse running back for the third-ranked Fighting Irish, and a key reason Notre Dame has legitimate hopes of making the playoff. SENT: 600 words, photos.
Clelin Ferrell’s pass-rushing prowess has helped put No. 2 Clemson on the cusp of its fourth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference championship and another berth in the College Football Playoff. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound junior end isn’t the only Tiger thriving on a stingy defensive front four where he and Austin Bryant bookend tackles Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins. The ACC is littered with defensive playmakers all around the league. Florida State’s Brian Burns, Boston College’s Wyatt Ray and Syracuse’s Alton Robinson are tied for eighth in sacks with nine each. That’s just a half-sack more than Ferrell, who’s confident his total will rise over the final two weeks of the season.
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