AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN
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CONTESTED MURDER CONFESSION
ELKHART, Ind. — Attorneys for a mentally disabled man in northern Indiana say his 2005 murder confession was coerced. Andrew Royer’s attorneys filed a new appeal Wednesday in Elkhart County Superior Court to overturn his conviction and grant him a new trial. The petition alleges Royer was convicted based on bad policing, poor work by his defense lawyer, false witnesses statements and law enforcement concealing evidence. UPCOMING: 250 words.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
— INDIANA PRIMARY-VOTER TURNOUT: About 20 percent of Indiana’s registered voters cast ballots in last month’s midterm primary. SENT: 125 words.
— SOUTH BEND MAYOR-WEDDING: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will miss the Indiana Democratic Party convention this weekend. SENT: 130 words.
AROUND THE STATE:
GARY, Ind. — A school board member in northwest Indiana is criticizing the state’s decision to strip the board of most of its powers. The Post-Tribune reports that the Gary School Board held its final meeting Tuesday. The board will become an unpaid advisory unit next month and meet four times annually. Its first meeting will be Sept. 12. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.
NEW YORK — Donna Brunswick drove to a Costco last month to pick up 2 pounds of raw flank steak — not at the wholesale club, but from a truck in the parking lot. “Typically you wouldn’t buy meat off a random truck,” says Brunswick, a technical manager in Atlanta. It was sold by Amazon, which already sells just about anything online but now also hawks discounted seafood, Panini presses and more from what it calls the Treasure Truck. By Retail Writer Joseph Pisani. SENT: 775 words, photos. Note Indianapolis interest.
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. — A couple months ago, Kara Terflinger and her daughters were in the grocery store when a woman walked up to look and coo at 6-month-old baby Finley. At first, the woman was baffled why the baby looked so familiar. “Wait a minute!” she finally exclaimed. “It that Finley? Finley Fierce! I follow her on Facebook!” Lots of people want to believe in miracles, but have they ever actually seen one? There are about 6,000 people in North Manchester who are helping one happen. By Blake Sebring. The News-Sentinel. SENT: 1,180 words, photos requested.
— CLEAN AIR-MARYLAND LAWSUIT: A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to Maryland’s request for a declaration that power plants in five upwind states are contributing to Maryland’s air quality problems.
— SCHOOL SHOOTING-INDIANA: A teacher who stopped a school shooting says he waited a week before returning to look at the Indiana classroom where he tackled an armed student. AP Photo.
— ANGOLA FIRE RESCUE: Authorities say three police officers were hurt while trying to rescue a 3-year-old boy from a burning house in northeastern Indiana.
— BORGWARNER-TECH CENTER: Auto transmission maker BorgWarner says it is nearly done moving about 300 employees into a new technical center in suburban Indianapolis.
— AIRPORT GRANTS: Five Indiana airports will share more than $13 million in federal grants to rehabilitate or extend runways.
Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. The former Indian Fever coach was 56. Donovan’s family confirmed the death in a statement. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 700 words, photos. Moved late Wednesday and available for use.
— BKL--FEVER-DREAM: The Atlanta Dream hosts the Indiana Fever in a WNBA game at McCamish Pavilion. UPCOMING: 150 words. 11:30 a.m. tipoff.
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