INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A former Indianapolis police officer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting a detective who was investigating a domestic violence dispute between the officer and his estranged wife. A judge ordered the sentence Friday against 44-year-old Adrian Aurs, who pleaded guilty to charges in the 2016 confrontation. Sgt. Robert Pearsey testified he's undergone eight surgeries and doesn't expect to regain full use of his right arm.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Historians have resolved a decades-old mystery about how many men died when the USS Indianapolis was struck by Japanese torpedoes in World War II. The Indianapolis Star reports the number has long varied by one. A historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command collaborated with another historian. They found a record-keeping error that led to one man's name appearing on some versions of the ship's passenger roster but not on a survivors list. They determined 879 men were killed, not 880.
MADISON, Ind. (AP) - A teacher says two dozen Indiana high school students who were visiting a French city when an armed man went on a rampage remained calm during that attack. Madison High School teacher Michael Heitz says 25 students and nine chaperones were having lunch Friday in the medieval city of Carcassonne when the attack began about 5 miles (8 kilometers) away. He says the students weren't in any danger and "no one panicked" after learning of the attack, which killed three people.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's unemployment rate has edged lower to 3.2 percent in February, continuing a decline in the state that was seen starting in November. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday that the state's unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from the January rate. The state's unemployment rate remained below the national rate of 4.1 percent.
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