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Digging Deeper: ABC21 appealing order barring broadcast of court testimony

Updated: Jun 21, 2017 12:24 PM

ABC21 announced today that it is appealing a court order preventing the station from broadcasting a trial court recording of a local physician's sentencing hearing -- a recording that is a public record pursuant to state law.

The appellate brief was submitted by attorneys representing the station to the Court of Appeals of Indiana, challenging the April 20 order by Huntington Circuit Court Judge Thomas M. Hakes.

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Indefensible

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Imagine you’re accused of a crime, but without the money to hire a lawyer to keep you out of jail, or protect your rights. In that case, you’re likely to wind up with a public defender. But in the state of Indiana, the very officials in charge of making sure the system is in check say public defense is underfunded, public defenders are overworked and there is little to any oversight. 

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Lead prosecutor in Huntington doctor sexual battery case "disappointed" with sentence

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For the first time since the criminal investigation into a prominent Huntington doctor began last year, we hear from the lead prosecutor. 

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