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Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson (WIBC.com file photo) As Brent Dickson's 30-year tenure on the Indiana Supreme Court draws to a close, IUPUI's McKinney School of Law is looking at the precedents he leaves behind. The former chief justice was a spectator as six...
(WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Hamilton County is launching a drive to shut down teen dating violence. The Hamilton County Leadership Academy put together the #NotOK Teen Dating Violence Campaign. Organizers plan to reach out to high schools and youth groups for a peer-to-peer...
Kassandra Koontz (RTV6) (video courtesy of RTV6) On Tuesday, hundreds of officers and community members gathered for the funeral of fallen Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz. His widow, Kassandra Koontz, delivered the eulogy that she wrote for their 8-month-old son, Noah. "Carl...
Tuesday's funeral for Howard County Deputy Carl Koontz will contain the same symbols featured at police funerals for decades. Those symbols include a horse with no rider, backward boots lodged in the stirrups leading up to the burial of an officer. "Some military use it still,...
Dascal Bunch (with microphone) (image courtesy of Facebook) A Columbus City Councilman is accused of indecent exposure. Dascal Bunch, 61, of Columbus faces a misdemeanor charge after police say he exposed himself from inside his home through uncovered windows. Investigators say...
Kyle Parker (WIBC.com photo: Indiana State Police) The man charged last week with hiding the body of 15-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman has now been charged with her murder. Owen County prosecutors accuse Kyle Parker, 22, of raping and suffocating the one-year-old girl, then leaving...
Starting Friday, you can order a vanity plate from the BMV again, for the first time in three years. The BMV suspended the personalized license plate program after a Greenfield police officer sued over the rejection of his plate reading "0INK." In November, a unanimous Indiana...
Today marks an only-in-Indiana political tradition in South Bend. Dyngus Day is the Polish celebration of Easter and the end of Lent. In South Bend, it's a political festival, with dozens of candidates making the rounds of pubs and clubs, downing sausage, hard-boiled eggs and...
A Monroe County Correction Center inmate died one day after jumping from the upper level of the cell block he was housed in, according to a press release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Michael Favor, of Unionville, was in jail on a parole violation and possession of...