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2-Year-Old Fatally Finds a Gun in Mom's Purse

Boy died from a single gunshot wound: police

(Newser) - A 2-year-old boy is dead after climbing onto a kitchen counter, pulling a handgun from his mom's purse, and shooting himself while she "had momentarily stepped away." Police say they arrived at the Indianapolis home around 9pm Wednesday and found the boy with a single gunshot wound.... More »

Cops: Driver of Runaway Bus Didn't Use Parking Brake

Crash report says Christine Beeler left her seat 'distracted'

(Newser) - Police are finally revealing why a bus lurched forward in Indianapolis last month, killing a school principal and injuring two 10-year-olds. A crash report notes bus driver Christine Beeler left the driver's seat without engaging the parking brake, allowing the bus to roll forward, reports the Indianapolis Star . The... More »

Principal Dies Shoving Kids Away From Runaway Bus

Bus driver saw Susan Jordan push kids out of harm's way

(Newser) - After more than two decades as the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School in Indiana, Susan Jordan knew she was appreciated. In an 11-minute video posted to YouTube last May, staff and students at the school describe Jordan as a kind, dedicated educator. "She is everything I want to... More »

School Bus Crash Kills Principal, Injures 2 Children

The bus lurched forward, striking the victims in front of the school

(Newser) - Authorities say an Indianapolis elementary school principal was killed and two of her students were seriously injured when a bus suddenly lurched forward and struck them in front of the school on Tuesday, the AP reports. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says buses were lined up outside the school... More »

Headmaster's Suicide Shocks Private School

Park Tudor says Matthew Miller's death not related to coach's resignation last month

(Newser) - An Indianapolis private school still reeling from the abrupt resignation of its boys basketball coach last month is now facing a new shock: the suicide of its headmaster. The body of 46-year-old Matthew D. Miller was found by his wife, Mia, Saturday in the garage of their school-owned home located... More »

Bar's Response to Crazy NYE Complaint Goes Viral

Patron ranted about delays after someone had a heart attack

(Newser) - If you keep running across online references to an Indianapolis bar named Kilroy's, there's a New Year's Eve story—and a gone-viral social media exchange—behind it. It seems a 70-year-old woman suffered a heart attack in the bar that night, and the resulting delay in service... More »

Guy Who Sold Stolen Brains on eBay Sentenced

He took remains of mental patients from old hospital

(Newser) - A man who stole the preserved brains of mental patients from a former hospital for the insane and sold them on eBay has been sentenced by a judge who wants him to find a less macabre way to make a living. David Charles, 23, was ordered to obtain a high... More »

Documents: Pastor's Wife 'Charged at' Gunman

Chilling details emerge in Indianapolis slaying

(Newser) - The 18-year-old accused of murdering Amanda Blackburn during a home invasion robbery claims he shot her after she charged at him, according to court documents seen by NBC News . Larry Taylor told accomplices that the pregnant 28-year-old pastor's wife "charged at him and he shot her somewhere in... More »

Teen Charged With Killing Pastor's Wife

Indianapolis cops get break in high-profile case

(Newser) - Police in Indianapolis say they've solved the high-profile murder of a young pastor's wife. Officers arrested 18-year-old Larry Taylor early Monday and charged him with shooting 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn in the head, reports the Indianapolis Star . Two other suspects are being held as alleged accomplices, reports Fox59 . Police... More »

Cops Release Pics of Suspect in Murder of Pastor's Wife

Husband of Amanda Blackburn says she 'didn't have an enemy in the world'

(Newser) - Indianapolis police trying to find out who murdered Amanda Blackburn on Nov. 10 have ruled out her husband, Davey, and on Friday they announced a breakthrough: a picture of the suspect . The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department released two photos Monday night, captured by a neighboring home's security camera, the... More »

Cops Rule Out Pastor Husband in Wife's Murder

Pregnancy could add 20 years to killer's sentence

(Newser) - Cops hunting the killer—or killers—of a pregnant woman during a home invasion in Indianapolis have yet to make any arrests, though they've completely ruled out her husband, pastor Davey Blackburn. Police say Blackburn, who returned from the gym Tuesday morning to find his wife, Amanda, dying from... More »

Pastor's Pregnant Wife Shot in Head by Intruders

Amanda Blackburn was taken off life support on Thursday

(Newser) - Indianapolis residents are reeling after the death of a pastor's pregnant wife. Amanda Blackburn, 28, was taken off life support on Thursday, two days after she was shot in the head during an apparent robbery at her Northwestside home, reports the Indianapolis Star . Police have released few details about... More »

3 Injured in Indianapolis Mall Shooting

Police say it wasn't a random attack

(Newser) - A gunman shot three people and terrified hundreds more when he opened fire at a mall in Indianapolis Wednesday night. Police believe the incident was the result of a dispute between the gunman and one of the victims, not a random mass shooting, reports the Indianapolis Star . Police say the... More »

Millions May Still Be Out There From '70s Murder

FBI agent investigating heiress's murder may have lifted cash: reporter

(Newser) - During the last few months of her life, Marjorie Jackson became wary of keeping her inherited fortune in the bank, so she withdrew $8.6 million and stashed it in garbage bags, drawers, and toolboxes all over her Indianapolis home, the Indianapolis Star reports. And she may have had even... More »

Ex-Olympic Coach Found Dead in Jail Cell

Marvin Sharp was facing several felony charges

(Newser) - An award-winning gymnastic coach charged with crimes against underage children was found dead yesterday in his jail cell, WRTV Indianapolis reports. Authorities say Marvin Sharp, 49, took his own life but gave no further details. Arrested just last month, Sharp was accused of molesting a preteen gymnast and storing thousands... More »

Freed Death-Row Inmate Kills Self

Paula Cooper gained support of pope when sentenced to death at 16

(Newser) - Paula Cooper, once the youngest death-row inmate in the US, has been found dead of a suicide two years after she was released after 27 years in prison . Police say Cooper, 45, was found dead near an ITT Technical Institute parking lot in Indianapolis on Tuesday. She suffered a self-inflicted... More »

Indiana Governor Won't Answer Discrimination Question

George Stephanopoulos tries again and again

(Newser) - "We are in discussions with legislative leaders this weekend to see if there's a way to clarify the intent of the law." That from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who yesterday spoke to the Indianapolis Star about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. And in an appearance on ABC'... More »

Girl Scout, 9, Shot on Way to Get Cookies

Sinai Miller is home recovering with a bandaged leg

(Newser) - Sinai Miller had been waiting all day Tuesday for 4:30pm when she could pick up her Girl Scout cookies and begin selling them to neighbors. When the time came, she stepped outside her apartment with her two younger sisters, but "they didn't even get to make it... More »

Teen Girl Killed, Burned After Turning New Leaf

Dominique Allen was abducted and strangled in Indianapolis

(Newser) - This summer, an Indianapolis teenager was abducted, strangled, and set on fire—a horrifying crime made all the more tragic by her story of a troubled girl gone good, the Indianapolis Star reports. Dominique Allen was 15 when someone apparently kidnapped her outside a neighbor's house, killed her on... More »

Woman Has Lived in House Rent-Free for 8 Years

Loopholes have allowed Lisa Hardy to stay—but the house has just been sold

(Newser) - For eight years, Lisa Hardy has lived in a three-bedroom house in Indianapolis, paying her utilities, growing a garden, and raising her three children. The only thing that sets her apart from most other parents across America: She hasn't paid a cent in rent or mortgage payments. And the... More »

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