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Indiana Governor Holcomb Names Cook as Inspector General
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Indiana Governor Holcomb Names Cook as Inspector General

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced that he has selected David Cook to serve as the Indiana Inspector General. “David Cook brings decades of public service experience to the position of Inspector General,” Gov. Holcomb said.  “I am grateful that David has agreed to serve Indiana in this position, and I am confident that he is the right man for the job of ensuring Hoosiers get the great government service they deserve.” Cook currently serves as the chairman of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.  He was appointed by then-Gov. Pence in 2015 and reappointed by Gov. Holcomb in 2017.  The Commission is responsible for regulating and licensing the alcohol and tobacco industries.  The ATC also directs the Indiana State Excise Police. During his tenure...
Indianapolis, IN: 5 killed, 1 wounded in home shooting
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Indianapolis, IN: 5 killed, 1 wounded in home shooting

Indianapolis, IN (STL.News) Indianapolis police say five people, including a pregnant woman, have been shot to death inside a home in the city.  The killings were discovered after officers found a male juvenile with gunshot wounds about 4 a.m. on the city’s northeast side. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Associated Press (AP)
Missouri Auto Accident Involving Two Women from Indianapolis, IN
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Missouri Auto Accident Involving Two Women from Indianapolis, IN

(STL.News) The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a traffic accident.  We regret to report this accident/news, but wish that everybody involved, and their families the best. Missouri Auto Accident Report: Katharyn E. Childress (41) and Tina M. Thompson (54) both from Indianapolis, Indiana Date: January 20, 2021 Time: 2:41 am Number of Vehicles: One (1) Driver Name (1): Katharyn E. Childress (41) of Indianapolis, Indiana Driver Name (2): N/A Injury Driver (1): Serious Injury Driver (2): N/A Occupant (s): Tina M. Thompson (54) of Indianapolis, Indiana Vehicle Description (1): 2001 Cadillac Deville Vehicle Description (2): N/A Incident ID Number: 210030951 County: Phelps County Location: I-44 eastbound at the 184 mile marker in Rolla, Missouri Driver...
Indiana Governor Announced to Resume Key Investment Projects
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Indiana Governor Announced to Resume Key Investment Projects

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced he will proceed with key state investment projects initially put on hold due to the financial impact of COVID-19. “In May, we reduced spending because of the sudden, sharp drop in state revenues and to prepare for a continued decline in state revenue due to the economic impact of COVID-19.  Thankfully, current revenues are stronger than expected, and that means we can responsibly move forward with these one-time expenditures that were already approved and on the books,” Gov. Holcomb said. The Governor directed the State Budget Agency to work with the appropriate agencies to proceed with the approximately $65 million Next Level Trails grant program and $110 million of deferred maintenance projects.  The General Ass...
Duke Realty – Pricing Terms – $450 Million Senior Unsecured Notes
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Duke Realty – Pricing Terms – $450 Million Senior Unsecured Notes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), a leading industrial property REIT, announced today that its operating partnership, Duke Realty Limited Partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), has priced an underwritten public offering of $450 million of its 1.75% senior unsecured notes due February 1, 2031.  The notes were priced at 99.252% of their face amount to yield 1.832% to maturity.  The offering is expected to close on January 21, 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Operating Partnership intends to allocate an amount equal to the net proceeds from the offering to finance or refinance, in whole or in part, one or more recently completed or future “Eligible Green Projects,” which may include certain “green buildings,” energy e...
Berne: Samuel G. Graber Fined For Killing A Bald Eagle
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Berne: Samuel G. Graber Fined For Killing A Bald Eagle

Berne Man, Samuel G. Graber Fined For Killing A Bald Eagle FORT WAYNE (STL.News) Samuel G. Graber, age 24, of Berne, Indiana, was sentenced before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Susan Collins following his plea of guilty to unlawfully killing a migratory bird, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Bell. Graber’s sentence was suspended, he was ordered to complete 6 months probation, and to pay a fine of $5,000 for the incident. According to documents presented in this case, on or about November 2, 2019, Graber unlawfully killed a bald eagle, a migratory bird as defined by 50 CFR10.13, in violation of Title 16 U.S.C. §703.  Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the $5,000 fine will be paid to the North American Wetlands Conservation Fund. The case was investigated by the United States Departm...
Indiana Governor Statement on March Madness in Indiana
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Indiana Governor Statement on March Madness in Indiana

Holcomb Statement on March Madness in Indiana INDIANAPOLIS (STL.News) Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding the NCAA’s decision to stage the 2021 men’s basketball championships in Indiana. “Indiana is a basketball state, and we’re beyond excited to safely host the 2021 NCAA men’s Division I, II and III basketball championships here.  Games will take place around the state – from Evansville to Indianapolis and from West Lafayette to Fort Wayne.  With our deep commitment to public health, strong infrastructure and historic facilities, I have no doubt that this year’s tournaments will be among the best we’ve ever seen.” SOURCE: EVENTS.IN.Gov
Justice Department Settles with Indiana School District
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Justice Department Settles with Indiana School District

Justice Department Settles with Indiana School District to Resolve Disability Discrimination Investigation into School Seclusion and Restraint Practices Evansville (STL.News) The Justice Department today announced a settlement agreement with the North Gibson School Corporation in Princeton, Indiana to address and prevent the discriminatory secluding and restraining of students with disabilities. The agreement follows an investigation conducted under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into a complaint that the school district inappropriately secluded and restrained students with emotional and behavioral disabilities in the district’s self-contained classrooms.  The department’s investigation confirmed that students as young as five years old were secluded and restrain...
US Attorney’s Office, Northern Indiana Operating Status
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US Attorney’s Office, Northern Indiana Operating Status

US Attorney’s Office, Northern Indiana Operating Status HAMMOND (STL.News) The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Gary T. Bell is now the Acting United States Attorney. The Vacancies Reform Act (VRA), 5 U.S.C. § 3345(a)(1), provides that when a presidentially appointed U. S. Attorney resigns, the First Assistant U.S. Attorney (“FAUSA”) of that office automatically becomes Acting U.S. Attorney.  As a result of Thomas L. Kirsch’s resignation, Gary T. Bell is now the Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. Mr. Bell has held the FAUSA position since earlier this year and has been in a Supervisory Attorney position since 2014.  Mr. Bell joined the U.S. Attorney’s office in June of 1999 as an Assistant United States Attorney.  At that time, Mr. Bell...
Indiana Governor: Judicial Appointments for Vacancies of Superior Courts
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Indiana Governor: Judicial Appointments for Vacancies of Superior Courts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced his three appointments to the Marion County Superior Courts for the upcoming retirements of Judges Barbara Crawford Cook, David Dreyer and Marilyn Moores. Marshelle Dawkins Broadwell currently serves as a magistrate judge in the Marion Superior Court, where she hears criminal, civil and family law matters.  Before beginning her service as a magistrate judge in 2015, she served as a master commissioner for the Marion Superior Courts.  Broadwell is a Butler University graduate and earned her law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.  She began her legal career as a trial and appellate attorney for the Marion County Public Defender Agency.  She also worked for the City of Indianapolis’ Office of Corporation...
Indiana: Commission to Combat Drug Abuse Meets Virtually
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Indiana: Commission to Combat Drug Abuse Meets Virtually

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) Indiana’s Commission to Combat Drug Abuse will meet virtually Thursday morning.  At the meeting, Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Douglas Huntsinger and other commission members will discuss continued efforts related to the drug crisis.  Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Sullivan, M.D., M.P.H. will make an announcement. WHAT: Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse WHO: Douglas Huntsinger, Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jennifer Sullivan, M.D., M.P.H., Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Members of the Commission to Combat Drug Abuse WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2020 10 a.m. ET LIVESTREAM LINK: www.in.gov/recovery/1061.htm S...
Indiana: Sierra O. Gill Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison
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Indiana: Sierra O. Gill Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison

(STL.News) – Sierra O. Gill, age 34, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Judge Holly A. Brady after her plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. Gill was sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. According to documents in this case, on or about October 8, 2019, Gill possessed with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Allen County Drug Task Force, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the Adams County Drug Task Force, the Huntington Police Department, the Montgomery County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Department, and the Dayton (Ohio) Police Department.  This case was handled by A...
LTI Services to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Suit
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LTI Services to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Suit

Staffing Agency Refused to Hire Qualified Females as Receiving Associates, Federal Agency Charged INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) LTI Services, LLC, a Burbank, Ill.-based staffing agency which served the northern Indiana and Chicago areas, has agreed to pay $25,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, LTI refused to hire women for a receiving associate position for one of its clients, Tire Rack.  The EEOC said that women who had years of experience were passed over for men who did not meet the experience or work-history requirements. Rejecting qualified applicants because of their sex violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 19...
Indiana: AG Curtis Hill Settles With Progenity
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Indiana: AG Curtis Hill Settles With Progenity

Indiana: Ag Curtis Hill Settles With Company named Progenity, That Gave Physicians Kickbacks, Overbilled Medicaid Indiana (STL.News) Attorney General Curtis Hill announced today that Indiana has joined the federal government and 44 other states to settle allegations against Progenity, a San Diego-based biotechnology company that provides molecular and diagnostic tests to patients through health care providers. The $49 million settlement will resolve allegations that Progenity fraudulently billed federal health care programs for prenatal tests and provided kickbacks to physicians to induce them to order Progenity tests for their patients.  The settlement also resolves allegations that Progenity provided illegal kickbacks by: Providing excessive “draw fees” that exceeded fair market value ...
Indiana Governor Holcomb Statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett
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Indiana Governor Holcomb Statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is another in a long line of Hoosiers prepared to make our state proud at the federal level.  I’m confident her experience and intellect will continue to guide her as she welcomes this new, awesome responsibility.  I wish her all the best as she serves our nation on the Supreme Court of the United States.” CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Appeals That Suspended FDA Abortion Pill Requirements
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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Appeals That Suspended FDA Abortion Pill Requirements

Indiana (STL.News) Attorney General Curtis Hill this week appealed a district court’s preliminary injunction that temporarily prevents the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from enforcing certain requirements for mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortions. The FDA requires that mifepristone be dispensed only in clinics, medical offices or hospitals.  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) sued the FDA in May, arguing that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person dispensing requirement violates both the due process and equal protection requirements of the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment.  On behalf of Indiana and nine other states, Attorney General Hill sought to intervene in the case to aid in defense of the FDA requirement on the grou...
Indiana Governor Holcomb Secures 10-year Extension of Healthy Indiana Plan
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Indiana Governor Holcomb Secures 10-year Extension of Healthy Indiana Plan

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (STL.News) Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that Indiana has received approval to continue its successful alternative to traditional Medicaid expansion—the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)—for ten more years.  This allows the state to continue health coverage for more than 572,000 low-income adult Hoosiers. “Today’s extension empowers more than half a million Hoosiers to continue receiving quality health care coverage from our innovative HIP program,” Gov. Holcomb said.  “As a national model for a state-led, consumer-driven approach, HIP helps Hoosiers experience improved health outcomes and better lives.” Additionally, the approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services grants five-year extensions of some of the newer components of Indiana’s HIP prog...
Indiana: Justice Department Announces $5.3 Million in Awards to Support Operation Legend
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Indiana: Justice Department Announces $5.3 Million in Awards to Support Operation Legend

(STL.News) – At a roundtable with law enforcement in today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced that the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is making up to $5.3 million available in grants to support Operation Legend.  Eight Legend cities – Kansas City, Mo., Albuquerque, Cleveland, Detroit, Memphis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Indianapolis – will be eligible for up to $500,000 in grant funding to support Real Time Crime Centers, which provide police with rapid intelligence and instant information to help identify emerging crime patterns.  In addition, more than $1.3 million will fund special prosecutors who have been cross-designated to try federal firearms cases originating in Albuquerque, Memphis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, Mo. “Keeping its citizens safe is t...