DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says rural Americans embrace immigration when they see it as the solution to their employment needs and a shrinking population. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor discussed his rural economic policy proposal with reporters Tuesday at the Iowa State Fair. Buttigieg says if residents are part of the decision to invite immigrants to their communities, it would change the way they look at things.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay $566,000 in restitution for a tuition reimbursement scam involving dozens of former employees of a British defense contractor. Thirty-six-year-old Robin C. Opper also was sentenced to three years supervised release.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana-based payroll processing company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, blaming its financial woes on a “complex scheme” orchestrated by its founder. Interlogic Outsourcing Inc. sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Saturday in federal bankruptcy court in South Bend. The Elkhart-based company is led by consultants brought in after its founder and owner resigned as CEO. Najeeb Khan stepped down after Keybank sued him and Interlogic, alleging fraud and breach of contract.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy arrested with a handgun outside a central Indiana high school allegedly told an acquaintance he “might have to shoot a couple of people.” The Muncie Central High School student was arrested Aug. 7 outside the school. Delinquency proceedings allege the juvenile showed a witness a gun outside the school, telling her he was bringing it to school because he had a “beef” with some people there. The boy was arrested after she texted the school guard about the armed youth.