AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN
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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A 13-year-old boy showed no emotion and said little on Monday as a juvenile court judge read the attempted murder and other charges he faces for a shooting inside a suburban Indianapolis middle school classroom. The boy wore an orange and white jail uniform as he sat between his parents during a hearing that lasted about 15 minutes. He answered “Yes, your honor” and “No, your honor” to questions from the judge. By Tom Davies. SENT: 560 words, photo.
— SCHOOL SHOOTING-INDIANA-THE LATEST: The Latest on a court appearance by a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a teacher and classmate at an Indiana school.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against a law that critics charge will allow officials to illegally purged voters from Indiana’s election rolls. The left-leaning group Common Cause sued the office of Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson last year, arguing the state’s use of the interstate “crosscheck” voter system is “discriminatory.” The system finds a match based on first name, last name and date of birth. Starting in July, elections officials would be allowed to automatically eliminate voters who show up as registered in another state. Critics argue voters can only be removed if they confirm a change of address in writing or fail to respond to mailed notices. By Aileen Chuang. SENT: 130. UPCOMING: 400 words.
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EAST CHICAGO-TOXIC SEDIMENT
EAST CHICAGO, Ind.— The Environmental Protection Agency says dredging of a ship canal in northwest Indiana has begun as environmental regulators continue to study off-site disposal options for highly contaminated sediments. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Army Corps of Engineers contractors began dredging work at the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in East Chicago on Monday. The Army Corps says removing the 120,000 cubic yards (91,750 cubic meters) of sediment will likely finish in the fall. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.
MISHAWAKA, Ind. — A sweaty Peter Mugetha finished his lunchtime run of 2.8 miles at Central Park without knowing that a small gym was rising a few feet from his truck. The city’s Central Services crew is piecing together a wall, bars and rings that will become part of an outdoor fitness court with 30 individual pieces of exercise equipment. By Joseph Dits, South Bend Tribune. SENT: 600 words.
— BUGGY CRASH: Authorities say a woman and her 15-year-old daughter died after their horse-drawn buggy was struck by a car in northern Indiana.
— PARTY SHOOTING-INDIANA: Police say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested after five young people were injured in a shooting at a teenager’s birthday party in suburban Indianapolis.
— SEVERE WEATHER-INDIANA: Officials say at least two weak tornadoes hit northeast Indiana over the weekend.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — It’s been a tough start to the season for the Indiana Fever. The team has lost its first eight games — the worst start in franchise history. Indiana had a good shot at its first victory Sunday but fell to New York 78-75. With the game tied in the final 20 seconds, the Fever couldn’t get a needed stop and then didn’t get a good look on the other end to try to tie it. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 470 words.
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