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CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say two Chicago boys died after they were pulled from Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park in separate incidents. The Porter County coroner's office on Saturday identified one of the deceased as 10-year-old Joshua Torres. The second boy, a 14-year-old, was found in the water in the same area about an hour later. The older boy was taken to Porter Regional Hospital and later airlifted to a children's hospital at the University of Chicago. Officials say he died Sunday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor is at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center. He had been imprisoned in Tucson, Arizona. Nassar's attorneys said last month he was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the federal prison in Arizona.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Comedian Andy Gross stirred outrage at Indiana's Purdue University, which says the Los Angeles-based performer's act during a student orientation was inappropriate. The Indianapolis Star reports that some students accused the comedian of harassing a female student who was called on stage to assist with a portion of his routine on Saturday.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana is holding a 2-day conference for artists from across the state. The 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming will be held Oct. 18 and 19 in Fort Wayne. The conference will feature learning sessions focusing on ways to improve a community's vibrancy through art. State officials say the goal is to energize and empower artists to bring their craft closer to the center of their own communities.
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