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TOP STORY:

MEDICAL SCHOOL KILLINGS

OMAHA, Neb. — A former doctor found guilty of what prosecutors described as the revenge killing of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school where he once worked is facing life in prison or the death penalty. Anthony Garcia, of Terre Haute, Indiana, was convicted of fatally stabbing 11-year-old Thomas Hunter, son of Creighton University School of Medicine faculty member William Hunter, and the family's housekeeper, 57-year-old Shirlee Sherman, in 2008. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from 2:30 p.m. ET court hearing.

AROUND THE STATE:

US STEEL-CHEMICAL SPILL

HAMMOND — Chicago attorneys and a surfing organization have told a judge that a proposed federal settlement over U.S. Steel's repeated chemical spills into Lake Michigan is inadequate. The Chicago Law Department and the Surfrider Foundation urged the federal judge Thursday to impose tougher penalties on the steelmaker for last year's chromium discharges from its Midwest Plant in Portage, Indiana, into the region's primary source of drinking water. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— KUBSCH-DEATH SENTENCE: A northern Indiana man who's facing his third trial in a triple-murder case won't face the death penalty if he's convicted again in the killings. A St. Joseph County judge on Friday approved prosecutors' request that the death penalty option be dropped for Wayne Kubsch.

— PATROL CAR-FATAL CRASH: South Bend's police chief is recommending that an officer be fired for a patrol car crash that killed a young mother. The recommendation Friday to the city's Board of Public Safety follows a grand jury's decision last month not to indict Officer Justin Gorny in the July 20 crash.

— GARY SCHOOLS-PAYROLL LOAN: Gary's cash-strapped school district has won preliminary approval to borrow $3.3 million to cover its employee payroll expenses this fall.

— ALEXANDRIA-COLLAPSING BUILDING: Police blocked streets in a central Indiana city after a century-old building began collapsing, dropping bricks along its main corridor.

— COLD CASE SLAYING-CONFESSION: A prison inmate who confessed in 2017 to a slaying years earlier in eastern Indiana has been sentenced to 63 years in prison.

— SCHOOLS-MENTAL HEALTH: State educations officials say a $9 million federal grant will boost efforts to help Indiana students struggling with mental health issues.

— MOTEL MANAGER SHOT: A southwestern Indiana jury has acquitted of murder a 21-year-old man whose attorney argued self-defense in the shooting death of a motel co-manager.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-VANDERBILT-NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A week following an uninspiring 24-16 victory over Ball State, Irish coach Brian Kelly hopes a good week of practice will have his team focused for Saturday's visit from 2-0 Vanderbilt and its record-chasing senior quarterback Kyle Shurmur. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

FBC--BALL ST-INDIANA

Tom Allen watched Indiana's offense shine in the season opener. He saw the Hoosiers' defense deliver late last week. Now the second-year coach hopes his team can put both together Saturday against Ball State, which played No. 8 Notre Dame tough last week. By Michael Marot. SENT: 600 words, photos.

FBC-MISSOURI-PURDUE

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm spent this week making corrections and rebuilding his team's confidence. He's about to find out if it solves the Boilermakers ills. They are suddenly trying to get their season and hopes back on track following two straight losses. And now they'll face SEC power Missouri on Saturday. By Michael Marot. SENT: 600 words, photos.

CAR--INDYCAR-SCOTT DIXON

SONOMA, Calif. — Scott Dixon said just one word over his radio, a four-letter expletive, as his car crashed off course on the opening lap of a critical championship race. He fell silent as track workers rushed to free Marco Andretti from an overturned car nearby, chaos all around him in the multi-car crash. Dixon was not rattled. He maneuvered his car out of the dirt, wedged it around the accident scene and back onto the track, spraying a cloud of dust as he sped away, By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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