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Retired firefighter drops run for governor

Posted: 02/18/2008 - La Ron Keith announced in September that he would run, but issued a release Monday saying that he was in an automobile accident this past summer that resulted in injuries making it difficult to walk.

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Panel OKs illegal immigration bill after making changes

Posted: 02/18/2008 - Under the proposal, companies could have their business licenses suspended or revoked if they hire illegal workers after 2009. The House Public Policy Committee made several changes to the bill, including adding $1.5 million of state money to help enforce the law.

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Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in death of 3-week-old son

Posted: 02/18/2008 - A Fort Wayne man who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the death of his 3-week-old son is scheduled to be sentenced March 7. Twenty-five-year-old Jason A. Lambert entered the plea Friday. Prosecutors agreed to a sentence of 45 years in prison.

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GOP frontrunner John McCain to visit Indianapolis

Posted: 02/17/2008 - A state GOP official says Senator John McCain, the likely Republican presidential nominee, is expected to visit Indianapolis on Friday for a campaign fundraiser.

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County approves PCB cleanup plan

Posted: 02/17/2008 - Monroe County commissioners have approved a plan to clean up the three remaining sites in the city contaminated by PCBs.

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Greenspan panel has seven days to probe NCAA charges

Posted: 02/16/2008 - An Indiana University panel of investigators led by athletic director Rick Greenspan has a week to look into the NCAA's accusations of recruiting violations against basketball coach Kelvin Sampson.

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Flood waters receding on Lake Shafer

Posted: 02/15/2008 - White County Emergency Management Agency director Gordon Cochran says the water level dropped about 2 feet between Wednesday afternoon and yesterday evening.

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Woman convicted of neglect in newborn's death

Posted: 02/15/2008 - Jurors deliberated for six hours yesterday before acquitting Vanessa Robinson of murder but convicting her of neglect resulting in the baby's death. She is scheduled to be sentenced on March 5th.

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Monroe County sued over conditions in jail

Posted: 02/15/2008 - A lawsuit by the ACLU of Indiana alleges overcrowded conditions at the Monroe County jail. The suit says inmates sleep in the jail's gymnasium, have few recreational opportunities and are often served cold meals.

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No sentence reduction for sexual misconduct conviction

Posted: 02/15/2008 - Sixty-six-year-old Carl Cooper pleaded guilty last year to sexual misconduct with a minor, dealing a controlled substance and possession with intent to deal a controlled substance. Prosecutors dropped 17 other charges against him as part of the deal.

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Strange smell stinks up southern Indiana

Updated: 05/13/2013 - Lawrence County Emergency Services Director Valerie Luchauer says the source of the smell isn't known and may never be found. One possibility is that it's a leaking tank of odorizer that's commonly applied to natural gas lines to alert people to leaks.

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