PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - A memorial service will be held today in the South Pacific for a 17-year-old Indiana pilot and his father whose plane crashed during an around-the-world flight attempt. The service will include throwing a wreath at sea to remember Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, at the site where searchers believe the plane may have gone down.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - About a dozen World War II veterans who survived the sinking of the USS Indianapolis are gathering for a reunion this weekend in Indianapolis. Only 317 of the original crew of nearly 1,200 sailors and Marines survived after the ship was hit by two Japanese torpedoes on July 30, 1945. It was the worst loss of life at sea in U.S. Navy history.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Changes could be coming to the law allowing Indiana to take over consistently failing schools to resolve confusion over who has the ultimate authority over the facilities and their students. The state took over five chronically failing schools in 2012 and turned them over to private operators, but all five schools are still failing, and an enrollment drop has led to funding issues.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - A judge has issued a gag order in the case against a 24-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a Gary police officer, meaning neither side can talk about the case outside court. Carl Le'Ellis Blount Jr. is accused of fatally shooting Officer Jeffrey Westerfield and could face the death penalty if additional charges are filed. His next hearing is Wednesday.
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