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A man convicted of killing his wife, twice, has been handed his sentence. 52 year old Tony Degrafreed was given a 60 year sentence for the slaying of his wife Rebecca--marking his second prison stay for essentially the same crime. In 1994 he was convicted and sentenced for the...
Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Two leaders of the unsuccessful attempt to unionize college sports are predicting eventual success. The National Labor Relations Board declined to certify Northwestern football players' request to unionize...
A new, $20 million assisted living facility is coming to Kokomo. Mayor Greg Goodnight announced that Chicago-based Vermillion Development plans to redevelop the former Kokomo lumberyard along Wildcat Creek into the new Kokomo Residential Care Facility. It'll house and serve...
Several cases awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court as it begins its new term today could have a direct impact on Indiana. Perhaps the most closely watched case of the term will assess how far states can go in regulating abortion without violating the court's ban on imposing an "undue...
Early voting for the November election begins in Marion County Tuesday. Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge says voting - either early or on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd - remains one of the most effective ways of making one's voice heard in society. Eldridge says there are...
The Indiana Supreme Court is considering whether to reopen a door to asbestos lawsuits, after closing that door 12 years ago. A 3-2 Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that companies which mine asbestos can be sued for the health problems it causes, but suits over products containing it...
Rolls Royce North America announced a new $600 million investment project today. President and CEO Marion Blakey says the aerospace industry leader will spend the next five years modernizing its manufacturing operations on the city's southwest side. Blakey says it's the largest...
An Indianapolis middle school was on lockdown Monday morning after an escapee shot himself near the school. Dispatchers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said an escapee from Kentucky was in the area of Perry Meridian Middle School with a stolen vehicle around...
No arrests have been made in the murders of two women on the city's west side. Police found a vehicle with the victims inside late Sunday in the 2000 blk. of Berwick Ave. Both suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. They are identified as; Coriana Johnson, 17 and Makayla Mitchell...