MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An Indianapolis attorney who represented a Morgan County man convicted in the 2000 death of an Indiana University student has apologized to the families of the victim and suspect for his actions during the trial. Attorney Patrick V. Baker told Eric Behrman he was sorry he alleged that Behrman's 19-year-old daughter, Jill, might have been pregnant at the time she was killed. He also apologized to the mother of John Myers for actions he says weren't ethical during a hearing in Morgan County.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted two Indianapolis city officials and three others on wire fraud and bribery charges for an alleged kickback scheme involving the sale of tax-delinquent and vacant properties to nonprofits for as little as $1,000 apiece. The eight-count indictment alleges Indianapolis Land Bank officials Reggie Walton and John Hawkins accepted bribes and kickbacks for facilitating the fraudulent sale of the properties through nonprofits to for-profit developers.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana corn farmers have made up for lost time with their planting. The new weekly crop report says 64% of the corn has been planted, compared to just 30% as of last week. Wet ground continues to slow things down in southern parts of the state.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Power's been restored to most of the 28,000 homes and businesses knocked out in overnight storms. The storms toppled trees and power lines from Bloomington to Muncie. No injuries have been reported.
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