MARION, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman charged in the strangulation death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter has waived her right to an attorney and says she will represent herself in court. Thirty-four-year-old Amanda Carmack of Gas City made the waiver during her initial court appearance Monday in Grant Circuit Court on charges of murder, neglect, domestic battery and strangulation in the death of Skylea Carmack.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge has pleaded guilty to a battery charge stemming from a fight outside an Indianapolis fast-food restaurant in which he and another judge were shot and wounded. Marion County court records show felony charges against Clark County Circuit Judge Andrew Adams were dismissed as he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor battery charge. Adams was involved in an argument that turned violent early May 1, when he and the other judge were visiting Indianapolis for a conference.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the state’s attorney general has stalled a measure that would allow people to change their gender on driver’s licenses and IDs. Bureau spokeswoman Susan Guyer tells The Journal Gazette that Attorney General Curtis Hill declined to sign the rule because the public wasn’t sufficiently informed of the plan. The bureau-proposed rule requires a birth certificate or a special state Department of Health form is needed to change gender on licenses and IDs.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Crews still have another year of demolition work remaining on a western Indiana power plant that Duke Energy shut down in 2016. The coal-burning Wabash River Generating Station near Terre Haute began operating in 1953. The four-year demolition project has included removal of asbestos and 121,000 gallons of transformer oil. Duke says implosion of the plant’s main turbine house is planned for spring 2020.