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INDIANAPOLIS — Two Occupy protesters are suing sheriff's officers in a central Indiana county who they say shoved one of them roughly into a wall and arrested them when they entered the county courthouse. The two Occupy Kokomo demonstrators were arrested in January 2012 after the Howard County sheriff said they violated protest rules inside the courthouse. By Charles Wilson. Developing.
INDY LAND BANK-CHARGES
INDIANAPOLIS — Federal prosecutors have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon following a search by FBI agents of the Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development in the City-County Building. Officials say agents were seizing documents from the Indy Land Bank, an agency responsible for the handling of abandoned and tax-delinquent properties. Developing.
MUNCIE — Ball State University is investigating an atheist organization's complaint that one of the professors at the Indiana college is teaching religion rather than science. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a formal objection to Eric Hedin's teaching with university officials. Hedin teaches an honors class called "Boundaries of Science," which the foundation maintains teaches creationism rather than science. New.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two former officials of defunct cattle broker Eastern Livestock are set to be sentenced for their roles in a $32 million check-kiting scheme. A federal judge is set to pass sentence on New Albany, Ind.-based Eastern Livestock founder Thomas "Tommy" Gibson and Chief Financial Officer Michael Steven McDonald on Tuesday. By Brett Barrouquere. Developing.
EVANSVILLE — A proposed 12-story hotel and apartment complex in downtown Evansville is facing opposition from City Council leaders who worry it is too expensive for the city. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has backed the plan for the $70 million development near the Ford Center arena, which includes the city financing $20 million for the hotel and $17.5 million for a parking garage. New.
SOUTH BEND — Police in northern Indiana are investigating whether a shooting that wounded a woman in her home is related to her pleading guilty to taking part in a scheme to file bogus tax returns for $3.5 million in fraudulent refunds. South Bend police Capt. Phil Trent said Tuesday investigators are trying to determine why 32-year-old Gigi Riley was shot twice Monday. New.
INDIANAPOLIS — Donors have helped a 10-year-old girl raised hundreds of dollars more for charity than she expected to since her lemonade stand was shut down at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Morgen Morris was at the track during Saturday's Indy 500 qualifications day as part of Lemonade Day activities, which teaches children about running a business. New.
EXCHANGE-LIKE RIDER, LIKE HORSE
BUNKER HILL — When Bunker Hill resident Eunice Rush worked in sales, she used her education in business math and management information technology to teach a class on how to identify clients' personality types and how to highlight areas of one's own personality to form an effective business relationship. When Rush met Marry Morrow of Denver at a horse retreat, the two began discussing their own theories about how the same holds true when it comes to equestrians and their horses. By Mitchell Kirk. Pharos-Tribune. AP Photos pursuing.
SOUTH BEND — No larger than a clementine and covered in soft, white down feathers, a peregrine falcon chick emerged from one of four eggs atop County-City Building over the weekend, marking the beginning of a short but intense period of care for parents Guinevere and Zeus. The helpless hatchling arrived about 5 p.m. Saturday, after about 37 days of incubation, said Carol Riewe, a raptor rehabilitator who keeps tabs on the city's two resident peregrine falcons. By Erin Blasko. South Bend Tribune. AP Photos pursuing.
EXCHANGE-CANCER AND FITNESS
WEST LAFAYETTE — Eight years ago, a breast cancer diagnosis hit Jenny Moss out of the blue. It was as if one day everything was fine, and the next day, there was cancer, she said. She was 38 at the time and busy as a full-time teacher. After treatment, she wanted to regain her physical fitness but struggled to find exercises she could do and enjoy. A new program that's a partnership of Purdue University and the YWCA aims to change that. By Maryjane Slaby. Journal & Courier. AP Photos pursuing.
ANDERSON — After a six-year absence, competitive archery is returning to Anderson next month. Richard Pintcke said he founded Regions Archery Inc. early this year to promote the Regions Archery Bowhunters Pro/Am tour. By Stuart Hirsch. The Herald Bulletin. AP Photos pursuing.
— CORN CROP-INDIANA — Warm, sunny weather has allowed northern and central Indiana farmers to make quick progress planting their corn crop despite lingering wet conditions in the state's southern counties. New.
— 1950S MCDONALD'S SIGN — An original 1950s-era McDonald's sign is back in front of a central Indiana restaurant after being taken down in February for repairs. New.
— INDIANA WESLEYAN PRESIDENT — Indiana Wesleyan University is promoting a top school administrator to become its new president. New.
— MOUNDS LAKE RESERVOIR — Leaders of a central Indiana county are backing more study of a proposed major reservoir that would back up 7 miles of the White River.
— SUMMER GAS PRICES — A Purdue University economist says he expects gas prices this summer to be lower last year.
— INTERSTATE 65-GUARDRAILS — Crews along Interstate 65 in southern Indiana are reinforcing concrete anchors used in wire guardrails designed to prevent vehicles from crossing the median and crashing into oncoming traffic.
MIAMI — It's the matchup that Miami expected and Indiana wanted. The defending champion Heat and the upstart Pacers collide for the second straight postseason starting Wednesday night, with a trip to the NBA Finals awaiting the first team that wins four times. By Tim Reynolds.
INDIANAPOLIS — Carlos Munoz's initiation to Indianapolis went smoother than expected. He was among the fastest cars all week, qualified on the front row and will try to become the first driver to win both the Indianapolis 500 and Freedom 100 on the same weekend. Conor Daly's week was a bit rougher. He lost his HANS device, crashed and waved off a qualifying attempt before finally securing a starting spot. By Michael Marot.
— BKC--CARROLL-CUNNINGHAM — Carroll College names ex-Purdue player as men's hoops coach.