ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating the death of an Indiana man at a northeast Kansas grain processing plant. The Atchison Globe reports that Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie says 26-year-old Angel Silas-Deleon, of Logansport, Indiana, died from an electrical shock Friday at the CargillAg plant in the Cummings area. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the death.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago-based appeals court has revived a federal lawsuit brought against investigators by a former Indiana State Police trooper convicted twice but later acquitted of killing his wife and two young children. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that David Camm, who spent 13 years in prison, could pursue damages for some of his constitutional claims, including that officials suppressed evidence that a forensics investigator wasn’t qualified.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Montana law that restricts automated telephone calls about political campaigns violates free-speech protections in the First Amendment. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that so-called robocalls can’t be regulated based on the content of their messaging.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The founder and CEO of Safe Haven Baby Boxes says an infant has been safely left at a new baby box in northwestern Indiana. Monica Kelsey says a baby girl was left Friday in the baby box at Hammond’s Franciscan Health Hospital. The padded, climate-controlled box there opened Aug. 7. Kelsey says hospital staff was notified as soon as the box’s outside door was opened and retrieved the newborn within 90 seconds.