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INDIANAPOLIS — A years-long dispute over the ownership of Lake Michigan's shoreline may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Justice Elena Kagan last week approved a request from Bobbie and Don Gunderson's attorneys to extend the deadline for seeking a U.S. Supreme Court review to Oct. 5. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.



INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are considering allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp. Members of the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources heard from farmers Monday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— TRAIN-CHILDREN STRUCK: Police say a freight train struck two young children walking along railroad tracks in northwestern Indiana, killing one of them and severely injuring the other.

— NEVADA EXECUTION: Fifteen states are siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate's execution. Republican attorneys general from 15 states, including Indiana, filed documents Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court arguing that drug company Alvogen's claims are a part of a "guerrilla war against the death penalty."

— POLICE SHOOTING-MONROE COUNTY: A southern Indiana sheriff says a man was fatally shot by deputies after he left a mobile home with a handgun.

— GUN SHOP BURGLARY: A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information about a burglary of a suburban Indianapolis gun store.

— WRONG-WAY CRASH: Authorities say a wrong-way driver from Ohio caused a crash on an interstate in eastern Indiana that left the driver of another vehicle dead.

— FRIEND SHOT: Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after being shot in the face by a friend who was playing with a gun in western Indiana.

— BLOOMINGTON-TRAPPED IN CAR: Bloomington Police say a woman was trapped in her wrecked car for nearly two days before rescuers reached her.

— BACK TO SCHOOL-IMMUNIZATIONS: The Indiana State Department of Health is reminding parents that making sure immunizations are up to date is an essential part of getting ready to go back to school.



WESTFIELD, Ind. — Andrew Luck is nervous. He hasn't played in a game or taken a hit in more than 19 months. On Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts expect one of those streaks to end when they visit Seattle in their preseason opener. Luck is expected to start and see some action, though the Colts are hoping they can keep him out of harm's way against the Seahawks usually strong defense. By Michael Marot. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The question of how far Notre Dame can go this season starts up front. The offensive line lost two stars to the NFL with Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey both gone in the first nine picks of the draft. The punishing ground game of the Fighting Irish will depend on a rebuilt line being led by a new coach, too. By John Fineran. SENT: 670 words, photos.


NEW YORK — While most of the WNBA is vying for playoff positioning in one of the most competitive finishes to a WNBA regular season, New York, Indiana, Chicago and Las Vegas are jockeying for the draft lottery. The league changed to a two-year record for the lottery in 2015 to avoid teams tanking to get the top draft pick. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 680 words, photo.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One of NASCAR's longtime participants believes Brian France has been unfairly blamed for the downturn in NASCAR. France has taken a leave absence as chairman and CEO of NASCAR following his Sunday night arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. He's held the position since 2003 and made radical changes to the racing product that have coincided with a steep decline in NASCAR's attendance and television ratings. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 860 words, photos.


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