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Birthday Blowout: Man Convicted For Deadly Shooting At Party

AP | Posted 05.03.2012 | Crime

INDIANAPOLIS -- A jury has convicted one man of murder in a shooting at an Indianapolis birthday cookout that killed two people and injured six others...

'He Was Naked And I Thought It Was A Prank'; Turns Out It Was A Rampage

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.30.2012 | Weird News

When Blake Bullock stopped his truck for a naked man in the street on Thursday, he thought he was the victim of a sick joke. If only he were that l...

Man Stole From Woman At Funeral, Stuffed Items In Underwear: Cops

Posted 04.18.2012 | Weird News

An Indiana man was caught red-handed allegedly stealing a woman's purse at a funeral and then stuffing its contents into his underwear. The Herald ...

Woman Named Fellony Gets Slapped With Ironic Charge

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Weird News

Sadly, this child really did live up to her mother's expectations. A suspect named Fellony was arrested and charged with felony battery on Sunday a...

Man Says He Went For Naked Walk Because 'It Was Opposite Day'

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

An Indianapolis man was arrested last week for wandering along a city street naked --reportedly because it was "Opposite Day." Leonard Fodera, 19, ...

Man Charged In Convenience Store Clerk's Shooting Death

Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

Updated story A northwest Indiana convenience store clerk was fatally shot Sunday during an armed robbery. Judi Simpson-Beaver, 48, was killed w...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Thieves Steal Jewelry By The Bucket

Posted 03.01.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Indiana are searching for three men who allegedly stole valuables by the bucket from a jewelry store early Sunday morning. Surveilla...

Domestic Dispute Leads Woman To Throw Dog Off Balcony

Posted 02.24.2012 | Crime

An Indiana woman is now facing animal cruelty charges stemming from an apology letter she wrote to the dog she allegedly threw to its death from a sec...

WATCH: Student Attacks Principal Over Unidentified Flying Cheetos

Posted 02.16.2012 | Weird News

An unidentified flying bag of Cheetos led to a brawl between a 17-year-old student and his assistant principal, school officials in Indiana say. Au...

Indiana Cops Kill Man Who Charged Them With Butcher Knives

Posted 01.20.2012 | Crime

Indiana State Police killed a man in his home on Sunday after the resident -- described by his neighbors as "quiet" -- charged officers with butcher k...

Handcuffed Man Who Stole Cop Car Gets Caught

AP | Posted 03.14.2012 | Crime

KNOX, Ind. — A man accused of stealing a police cruiser while handcuffed in northwest Indiana, then using the police radio to ask how to unlock ...

Report: Theft Suspect Threatened To Eat Officers, Dogs

Posted 01.12.2012 | Chicago

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Police say a man in Indiana accused of stealing a car threatened to hunt down and eat his arresting officers, their families a...

Alleged Child Killer Was Accused Earlier Of Stalking Teen Girl

Posted 01.10.2012 | Crime

Two experienced Indiana public defenders have been named to represent the man accused of murdering and dismembering 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon just a f...

Man Accused Of Murdering 9-Year-Old Ind. Girl Pleads Not Guilty

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.05.2012 | Crime

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — An Indiana magistrate entered a not guilty plea Wednesday for a man accused of bludgeoning and dismembering a 9-year-old girl...

Friend Mourns Loss Of Murdered 9-Year-Old Girl

Posted 01.03.2012 | Crime

As relatives and friends mourn the killing of 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon, one girl in particular is missing her best friend. "Why did he have to do ...

Trusted Family Friend Faces Murder Charge In 9-Year-Old Girl's Death

AP | By TOM COYNE | Posted 03.02.2012 | Crime

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A trusted family friend who confessed to police that he bludgeoned to death a 9-year-old Indiana girl in his care then dismembered...

Mother Of Butchered Girl Worried About Sex-Offender Neighbors

AP | TOM LoBIANCO and TOM COYNE | Posted 02.26.2012 | Crime

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — To assist her dying father, Tarah Souders made a choice: She moved her three young girls to a run-down trailer park in rural ...

Body Of Missing Indiana Girl Found; Family Friend Arrested

AP | TOM LOBIANCO | Posted 02.25.2012 | Crime

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A missing 9-year-old Indiana girl has been found dead, and the family friend who was watching her before she disappeared was ...

Murder-Suicide Facebook Post: 'Someone Call 911. Three Dead Bodies At...'

Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

A Washington woman alerted police to a murder-suicide in Indiana after she saw an acquaintance's Facebook status that said he'd killed two people and ...

LOOK: Half-Naked Man Drives SUV Up Indiana Memorial

Posted 11.23.2011 | Crime

State Police arrested an Indianapolis man on Tuesday after he allegedly drove his SUV up the steps of the Indiana War Memorial, wrapped himself in an ...

Cops: Man Beat Girlfriend Senseless With Shake Weight

Posted 11.18.2011 | Crime

A 19-year-old West Lafayette man faces two felony charges after he allegedly beat his girlfriend senseless using a Shake Weight dumbbell. Police sa...

Police: Disgruntled Customer Rammed Wheelchair Through Taco Bell Window

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Restaurant employees refused to serve a woman who rolled up to the drive-through in a wheelchair -- so she allegedly took out her anger on the front d...

Couple Denies Selling Son For Drugs, Cash, Car

Posted 12.17.2011 | Crime

An Indiana couple insists they didn't sell their infant son to a pair of alleged drug dealers. Anna Marie Riggs and her husband Brandon claim that ...

Career Criminal Arrested In Slaying Of 5 People

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | Crime

BROOKVILLE, Ind. --; A career criminal was being questioned Wednesday and is considered a person of interest in the deaths of five people found shot i...

Cops: Indiana Teen Killed His Ex-Girlfriend

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

A man has been charged in the murder of a Portage, Ind., woman who was reportedly his former girlfriend. Dustin McCowan, 18, was charged with one c...