ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) - An Indiana man accused in an attack on a Michigan State Police trooper has been sentenced to 15 to 50 years in prison. WSBT-TV reports that 19-year-old Travis Wise, of Middlebury, appeared Monday in a Berrien County court on a charge of assault with intent to murder. Wise is accused of helping his half-brother attack trooper Garry Guild who had been chasing a stolen motorcycle that crashed Feb. 20 near the Indiana state line.
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Contractors will outfit a 30-mile section of Interstate 74 in central Indiana with cable barriers intended to prevent deadly crashes. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the $2 million project will begin as early as December and should be complete by next summer. The cable barriers will be installed along I-74's median starting at Interstate 465 on Indianapolis' southeast side, extending through Shelby County and ending in northwestern Decatur County.
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - Two racecar drivers have been arrested after getting into a fistfight following a crash on an Indiana racetrack. The fight ended with a police officer using a stun gun on one of the drivers. A video posted online from Saturday's race at Anderson Speedway shows one vehicle driving onto the second car's hood. The driver of the second car then exits his vehicle and punches the other driver, who was charged with misdemeanor criminal recklessness. The other driver was ticketed for disorderly conduct.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Pain specialists in northwest Indiana are considering how to protect themselves amid the nation's growing opioid abuse epidemic. The concerns come after the July death of a doctor who was allegedly killed by a man after not prescribing opioids to the man's wife. A doctor and pain specialist in Munster tells the Northwest Indiana Times that pain doctors are now facing a heightened chance of encountering unhappy patients because doctors are being encouraged to prescribe fewer painkillers.
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