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MARION, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police say a former northeastern Indiana law officer is facing charges connected to the theft of prescription medication from an evidence property room. They said Tuesday that former Grant County Sheriff's Lt. Shelby Taylor of Marion is charged with official misconduct, theft, and possession of a controlled substance. They say Taylor removed medication that had been taken into evidence from cases worked by the Grant County Sheriff's Department.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Tennessee regulators have rejected a plan to move Valparaiso University's struggling law school to Middle Tennessee State University. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission voted 8-5 Monday to deny the law school's transfer to the Tennessee college's Murfreesboro campus. The vote came after the two schools' governing boards recently endorsed the transfer agreement. Officials at the private northern Indiana college announced last year that its law school was facing severe financial challenges.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The first-ever child pornography suspect on the FBI's Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed the child porn on his laptop screen. When the bus stopped in Billings, the passenger confronted Eric Franklin Rosser. The former keyboardist for John Mellencamp was arrested. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to accessing the internet with the intent to view child pornography.
PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) - Officials say a buckled stretch of track is believed to have caused a fiery freight train derailment in southwestern Indiana that belched black smoke into the sky and forced the evacuation of nearby homes. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that the update on the investigation comes in a report to the Federal Railroad Administration from rail operator CSX. The derailment happened June 17 near a trailer park in Princeton. No one was injured when 23 cars left the tracks.
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