News Minute: Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A man whose testimony helped convict his father and stepmother of murder in the shooting deaths of two teenage brothers in northwestern Indiana has been sentenced to eight years in prison for kidnapping the victims. The sentence handed down Friday was what prosecutors say the victims' parents had recommended for 22-year-old David Johnson V. Eighteen-year-old Arreon Lackey and 16-year-old Antonio Lackey of Gary were kidnapped from a Merrillville hotel room in 2015 in a plot to retrieve a gun.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - Two men have pleaded not guilty to federal charges stemming from a shootout that killed a third man and wounded a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent in Gary, Indiana. Nineteen-year-old Blake King of Chicago and 25-year-old Bernard Graham of Calumet City, Illinois, entered the pleas during separate hearings Thursday. They face charges of assault on a federal officer and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A judge has delayed the fact-finding hearing of a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting another student and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis school. The Indianapolis Star reports the boy's attorney asked Hamilton Circuit Court Judge Paul Felix to delay the hearing, which is similar to a trial. It had been scheduled to begin Monday. The boy faces 11 charges for the May 25 attack at Noblesville West Middle School.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new federal lawsuit by health care and abortion providers is challenging the constitutionality of Indiana's abortion laws. The suit filed Thursday by organizations including the Whole Woman's Health Alliance says Indiana's laws restrict a woman's access to abortions and single out providers. The organization wants to start a non-surgical abortion clinic in South Bend. A federal judge already is weighing whether to block a new Indiana law about reporting complications arising from abortions.
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