INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Legislature has given final approval to a measure that would allow students to carry sunscreen while at school. Supporters say it is necessary because some districts have placed restrictions on students' use of sunscreen. The bill by Republican Sen. Liz Brown of Fort Wayne would let kids carry and use topical sunscreen without a doctor's note, or having to store it in a special place like a nurses' office. The measure was approved by the full House Monday on a 94-2 vote.
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - Officials in Porter County are establishing a truancy court to help ensure kids stay in school. The Times of (Munster) reports that an ordinance approved last month by the City Council will allow police to cite parents of children who are chronically truant.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A 65-year-old Indiana man is in custody after police say he shot and killed his son during an argument at a home in Crown Point. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the man called police around 9:15 p.m. Saturday and said he shot his adult son. When officers arrived they found the 38-year-old man in the basement, in the same room as the man's twin 1-year-old daughters. The son, who had been shot several times, told police his father shot him. He died a few hours later.
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) - Historians in a northeastern Indiana city have unearthed a trove of documents about two Civil War veterans who helped shape the community a century ago. Charles Eckhart and William McIntosh were friends who became community leaders in Auburn, the DeKalb County seat. They shared an interest in education and philanthropy in the late 1800s and early 1900s. More than 1,500 documents and photos about Eckhart and McIntosh have been digitized at Auburn's Willennar Genealogy Center.
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