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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot inside his classroom by a 13-year-old student says he wishes Indiana law had allowed the boy to be charged as an adult. The boy admitted to the attack, and a judge ordered him Wednesday held at a state juvenile detention center until he's 18 or deemed rehabilitated. Teacher Jason Seaman tackled the boy inside Noblesville West Middle School during the May 25 shooting that also wounded a 13-year-old girl. He says "This is not justice."
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - A casket manufacturer says it's closing an eastern Indiana plant next year and moving its work elsewhere. Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions announced Friday it will close its Richmond plant and move its production of metal caskets to a plant in Aurora, Indiana, and that of cremation caskets mostly to a plant in York, Pennsylvania. The website for the Economic Development Corp. of Wayne County says the plant employs 200 workers.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body has been found competent to stand trial. A Clark County judge ruled Thursday that 37-year-old Joseph Oberhansley is competent after the Jeffersonville man's attorneys and prosecutors agreed that a competency hearing set for Friday wasn't needed. Prosecutors say Oberhansley broke into the Jeffersonville home of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton in September 2014, raped her, fatally stabbed her and ate parts of her body.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke Energy says some of its Indiana power customers might not have service restored until Sunday evening following outages cause by an ice storm. Duke released estimated restoration times Friday showing customers in Clarksville, Corydon and Madison might not have power until 6 p.m. Sunday. It says customers in Connersville and Seymour might not have power restored until late Saturday.
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