Tag Archives: Indiana

Grandmother gambles away grandson's college fund

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Edna Sue Pate, a 73-year-old woman, has been charged with gambling away $97,000 that she withdrew from her grandson’s college fund. Pate is wanted for the crime in Indiana, as the charges were filed there, but was found Wednesday in Minden, Louisiana. According to the boy’s father, authorities in Lake County, Indiana will not extradite […]

Boy sings homophobic lyrics in church, congregation cheers

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2agsAZcA3fU&feature=related A young Indiana boy sings “Ain’t no homo gonna make it to heaven” in front of his church to cheers and applause in a video posted anonymously to Youtube. Part of the song says, “The Bible is right, somebody’s wrong. Romans 1 and 27, ain’t no homo gonna make it to heaven.” The Apostolic […]

Police arrest 6-year-old on charges of battery

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A 6-year-old Indiana student at Hendricks Elementary School in Shelbyville, IN, was arrested on April 18th on charges of battery. Police were called to to the school concerning a student who school officials described as out of control. According to a police report the child had kicked Principal Patrick Lumbley and told him and Assistant […]

Mother tells daughter to lie for molester

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Jackie Wayne Robson, 48, of Porter, Indiana was arrested on two counts of molesting a child younger than 14. Robson is a registered sex offender, convicted of vicarious sexual gratification for molesting an eight year-old girl in 2008. He was sentenced to three years, with all but 90 days suspended. According to a probably cause […]

Alleged sexual predator tells authorities how he coerced underage victims

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Accused Indiana man tells investigators he had at least 100 other victimsRichard Finkbiner, of Brazil, Indiana was taken into custody Friday, April 9, 2012. The 39 year-old is charged with two preliminary counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The criminal complaints states that a 14-year-old boy from Michigan was recorded by Finkbiner exposing himself […]

Student’s vulgar tweet sets off debate on First Amendment rights

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Some call high school student’s expulsion for tweeting the F-word at home a violation of free-speech Austin Carroll claimed he was just trying to be funny when he posted a tweet demonstrating how the F-word can fit almost anywhere in a sentence. Little could the teenager imagine that it would get him expelled from his […]

Indiana toddler found alive in field after tornado

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An Indiana toddler was found lying in a field near her home after a tornado ripped through southern Indiana on Friday. Authorities said that the 2-year-old girl was discovered alive in the small town of Salem, Ind., and was rushed to the local hospital. According to Reuters, the girl was then airlifted to the Kosair […]

Indiana lawmaker calls Girl Scouts 'radicalized organization'

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Says group promotes ‘homosexual lifestyles,’ abortionsWhile most of the United States celebrates the current Girl Scouts cookie season by munching on Thin Mints and Samoas, an Indiana lawmaker has decided to rail on the group instead. Indiana House Republicans put forth a resolution last week to honor the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, but […]

Babysitter charged with murder of 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon

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Michael Plumadore, 39, has been formally charged with the murder of Aliahna Lemmon, a 9-year-old Indiana girl. Described as a “trusted family friend”, Plumadore confessed to police that he bludgeoned to death the girl to death then dismembered her just a few days before Christmas while she was in his care. In addition to the murder charge, Plumadore was also charged with abuse of […]

Babysitter admits to bludgeoning and dismembering 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon

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Police said a 39 year old man trusted to babysit three girls has confessed that he bludgeoned 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon to death with a brick then dismembered her. He then hid her head, hands and feet at the home where he was staying and dumped the rest of her remains nearby, according to police. Allen County sheriff’s investigators released an affidavit saying […]

9-year-old girl missing from trailer park known to house sex offenders

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A 9-year-old Indiana girl with physical and emotional problems disappeared on Friday from the mobile home park where she lived.  The trailer park is a known haven for registered sex offenders. On Monday, FBI agents joined the search for Aliahna Lemmon, who went missing from a family friend’s home in the trailer park on Friday. Their arrival came  a day […]

Cops: Mother left infant with Craigslist babysitter

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Police are on the hunt for an Indiana woman that they say abandoned her child with a babysitter that she hired off of online classified site Craigslist. Authorities interviewed the babysitter, who said she had babysat the one-year-old boy off and on since Thanksgiving, but knew little details about the mother, reports the Indy Star. […]

Toddler used as decoy by babysitters

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While attempting to steal beer from a Meijer  in South Bend Indiana, a couple who were watching a 2-year-old at the time, used the toddler to hide the liquor. “It appears they put this child on top of a blanket, which was on top of some alcohol they were trying to conceal, and sort of […]

Internet makes child pornography easily accessible

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The Internet has made it easier than ever for people to be in contact with others around the globe.  Unfortunately, not all of that contact is a good thing. Child pornography is a growing problem nationally and internationally via the Internet. According to the U.S. Department of Justice Web site: “Producing child abuse images has […]

Sugarland to perform for first time since Indiana stage collapse

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Group is planning memorial for Indianapolis victimsCountry group Sugarland is resuming their tour and will perform Thursday night for the first time since a stage collapsed before their concert at the Indiana State Fair, killing five people and injuring dozens. The platinum album selling duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush were reportedly minutes away […]

4 year old Indiana boy shot and killed by alleged gun wielding drunk

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Jacob Michude is the 5th young Indiana child killed to be killed by a firearm in the past monthIn a tragic turn of events, 4 year old Jacob Michuda from Cedar Lake, Indiana, was shot in the temple and killed while he and his father were fishing in rural Wells County late Friday night. The […]

Boy bitten by alligator at amusement park in Indiana

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VALPARAISO, Ind. — According to police an 11-year-old  boy was bitten on the hand by an alligator at an amusement park in northern Indiana. An unidentified man had apparently lifted the 2 foot long reptile from it’s enclosure and invited nearby children to pet it. The bite Ryan Strand of Concord, North Carolina, received to […]

Indiana: 7 year old autistic boy found dead

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Young John Burton Jr., 7, had just moved into a new house in SE Indiana on Saturday and set out to play in his yard on Sunday morning. The boy was playing with his dog but disappeared from his home sometime in the late morning. The dog was missing as well but wound up returning […]

'Truly good kid' shot down in parking lot

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Ryan Royall, a 17-year-old basketball star at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills, Illinois, was shot in the back while he was preparing to get in his car and drive off, according to friends . Witnesses said Royall was hit by a stray bullet that came from a group of people fighting in the […]

Body of missing 17 month old boy found in Trenton, Indiana

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A body (not yet officially identified) has been found by search teams looking for a missing child on the Whitewater River in Franklin County, Ind. Crews believe it is the body of Mitchell O’Banion, the 17-month-old boy who fell out of a canoe while on a float trip with his mother and her boyfriend. A […]

Child welfare 'failed' caged Indiana boy

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A former official at Indiana Child Protective Services is admitting some culpability in the death of a 13 year old boy that was allegedly kept in a dog cage and beaten to death. The body of Christian Choate was found earlier in May in a shallow grave beneath a concrete slab near his former home […]

Mother allegedly dumps baby on stranger's doorstep

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A South Bend Indiana mother left a stranger scratching his head when she showed up at his apartment and asked the man if  he could watch her approximately 10 month old baby for a few minutes. The man, perhaps in a state of shock, agreed. According to the South Bend Tribune, the woman showed up […]

Police: Indiana mom killed 3 children, self

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Police in Austin, Indiana are saying that a 30-year-old mother shot and killed her three children and the family dog before setting fire to their home and shooting herself. The autopsy reports show that the woman, Amanda Bennett, and her three children Jasmine, 14, Katelynn, 9, and Ryan, 4, all died from a gun shot […]

Man loses son, daughter on way to wife's funeral

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A Waveland, Indiana, man already undergoing grief from the death of his wife received more tragic news Thursday morning when he learned his son and daughter had been killed in a car crash on the way to the funeral. According to WXIN, three people were killed in a crash along ice and snow covered State […]

2 year old mauled by dog in bathtub

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A 2 year old Indiana toddler was playing in the bathtub when his Grandmother’s Thai Ridgeback dog ran into the bathroom and repeatedly bit him in the face. The toddler was reported to have needed over 150 stitches and may be permanently disfigured according to Indy 6 News. According to police, the Grandmother will not […]