LEBANON, Ind. (AP) - A prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty against the man charged with fatally shooting a central Indiana sheriff's deputy during a foot chase last month. Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer announced his decision Tuesday, saying 21-year-old Anthony Baumgardt of Lebanon should "face the ultimate consequence." Baumgardt faces murder and other charges for the March 2 death of Deputy Jacob Pickett.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Workers at an Indiana zoo needed a couple of hours to corral a young giraffe that escaped from her enclosure. The 7-month-old female got loose Monday from the African Journey exhibit at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Zoo spokeswoman Bonnie Kemp says the giraffe, Thabisa, never left the property. It wasn't immediately clear the giraffe got out.
GARRETT, Ind. (AP) - A prosecutor says two northeastern Indiana law enforcement officers acted in self-defense in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop. DeKalb County Prosecutor ClaraMary Winebrenner said Tuesday that DeKalb sheriff's Deputy Todd McCormick and Garrett Officer Alicia Castro will not face charges in the April 10 shooting that left 41-year-old Joshua D. Mumma of Garrett critically wounded.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A new state historical marker pays homage to the role the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and adjacent areas played in keeping the nation's pilots flying during World War I. The marker commemorating the town of Speedway's wartime aviation repair depot was dedicated Tuesday. The U.S. Army opened the depot there in early 1918, creating a hub for aircraft repairs. The famed auto race was canceled during the war and its sprawling site provided hangars and a test-flight field.
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