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  • Jury rules for Indiana woman in firing over IVF
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- A federal jury ruled Friday that a northern Indiana Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a former teacher in one of its schools by firing her after church officials learned she was trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization....
  • Military suicide bill inspired by Indiana solider
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana soldier's suicide in a Muncie movie theater during a 2009 leave has led to a federal law that will change how the military handles mental health issues....
  • Disputed Nativity scene will stay up until Dec. 26
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A county in southeastern Indiana reached an agreement Friday with a group suing to force the removal of a Nativity scene on the courthouse lawn that will allow the decades-old display to remain in place through Christmas....
  • Northern Indiana man gets 40 years in 1993 murder
    LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) -- A northern Indiana man convicted last month in the 1993 strangulation death of a 16-year-old girl who refused to date him has been sentenced to 40 years in prison....
  • Sugarland, promoter settle with state fair victims
    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Country duo Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday....
Strange news
  • Man without use of arms facing gun charge released
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition and faces a gun possession charge was released from jail without having to pay bail on Friday....
  • Judge says pet bobcat Rocky must live at the zoo
    STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A pet bobcat that has escaped from its owner's home multiple times since April will be made to live at a zoo, a judge ruled Friday, and its owner will be fined for letting it run free....
  • Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football
    DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance - a $1 bill - with a handwritten note of support....
  • Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting
    SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) -- Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man....
  • Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor
    INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree....

Family and friends raise money to benefit baby with Spina Bifida

Braiden Jackson announces the results of Ella's Run Saturday morning at Forest Park in Brazil. More than $6,000 was raised to benefit Ella Schroer, a Spina Bifida patient, who will be born Dec. 22. Her parents are Christine and Cole Schroer of Clay City.

Cordell Ray Hull
Cordell Ray Hull, 80, of Brazil, passed away on December 18, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis, Indiana after...

Patricia A. Smiley Roberts
Patricia A. Smiley Roberts, 76, Brazil, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at The Waters of Greencastle. She was...

Patricia Jean McKinney
Patricia Jean McKinney, 81, Brazil, passed away Tuesday December 16, 2014 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was...

Leo C. Heck
Leo C. Heck, 86 of Sevierville, TN, formerly of Brazil, passed away at home on December 14, 2014 at 6:43 am surrounded...

Mary K. (Davidson) Borders Farris
Mary K. (Davidson) Borders Farris, 72, of Brazil, passed away on December 13, 2014 at Union Hospital with her family by...

Debra Louise Dickerson Harden
Debra Louise Dickerson Harden, 62 of Brazil passed on to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 12, 2014 after...

Anthony Aaron White
Anthony Aaron White, 44, Brazil, passed away Thursday December 11, 2014 at his home. He was born on April 1, 1970 in...

Randy J. Francis
Randy J. Francis, 62, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Neighborhood Hospice...

Hiatt and Moore to wed in May
Mr. and Mrs William Edward Lawhorn, Brazil, announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Alyssa Mae Moore, to...

Hulls to celebrate anniversary
Tom and Jean Hull were married on Dec. 22, 1962. They will celebrate 52 years with their children Gary Ray and...

William and Vickie Lawhorn
William Edward Lawhorn and Vickie Mae Law Lawhorn will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. William...
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