INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank in Missouri says she hopes to save lives by working to ban the amphibious tourist boats. Tia Coleman spoke through tears during a Tuesday news conference at her Indianapolis home, saying that the house no longer felt like a home. Seventeen people died when the boat sank during a July 19 storm near Branson, Missouri.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan chief judge says a colleague who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for molesting women and girls will remain on the case. Ingham County Circuit Judge Richard Garcia ruled Tuesday in defense of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's status on Nassar's case. His appellate lawyers, who say he deserves another hearing, accuse her of bias during a hearing in January when scores of victims spoke. Aquilina said Nassar deserved cruel punishment if the Constitution would allow it.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a bomb threat is what prompted country group Rascal Flatts to abruptly end a concert in Indiana last week. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department says the bomb threat made Thursday night for Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in suburban Indianapolis was deemed a credible danger. The department says it won't release details about the threat while it is being investigated.
ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) - Authorities in southern Indiana are investigating allegations that an animal shelter has been freezing kittens to death. Bridget Woodson tells the Courier & Press that she quit working at the Spencer County Animal Shelter after the animal control officer twice asked her to put injured kittens into a freezer to kill them. The American Veterinary Medical Association says "slow chilling or freezing of unanesthetized animals" is an unacceptable form of euthanasia.
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