TODDLER SLAIN- ARREST
Indiana man arrested in fatal shooting of boy, 2
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) - Northern Indiana police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested on murder and attempted murder charges in a shooting that killed a young child.
Lieutenant David Wells of St. Joseph County police says Robert L. Griffin was arrested without incident Friday at a Mishawaka apartment complex.
Wells tells the South Bend Tribune that Griffin surrendered after police called his relatives and were able to enlist them to talk him into leaving the apartment.
Prosecutors filed one count each of murder and attempted murder Thursday against Griffin in the April 9th killing of 2-year-old John Swoveland Junior.
Police allege that Griffin fired the shot that killed the toddler.
Police are still searching for 23-year-old Xavier Primm, who faces a charge of assisting a criminal in the boy's death.
Indiana man strikes building, later hit by train
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) - Police in northwest Indiana say a man who drove into a building in the morning was hit by a train later that night.
The News-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Carlos Cooper Junior of Michigan City was seriously injured by an Amtrak train while walking along the track Thursday night.
Less than 15 hours earlier, Cooper's truck ran into a restaurant. He told police he'd lost control of the vehicle while avoiding a pothole.
Witnesses later told police that Cooper appeared to be talking on a cellphone when he was struck from behind by a train and thrown off the tracks. The train's warning lights were on and its horn was sounding.
Cooper was flown to South Bend Memorial Hospital, where officials said he remained in critical condition Friday night.
Little 500 cyclist critically injured in practice
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana University nursing student has been hospitalized after her bicycle crashed during practice for the Little 500.
University spokesman Mark Land says 23-year-old senior Lauren Gill was about 3 laps into Thursday's 25-lap race when a cyclist in front of her slowed down. The two bicycles' tires touched and Gill was hurled over the handlebars of her bike. Gill was wearing a helmet but was still injured when she landed on her head and shoulders.
The Granger resident was taken to IU Health Bloomington and later flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where she was listed in critical condition Friday.
The practice race was called off after the accident.
The Little 500 bicycle race is April 26th in Bloomington.
Station supply ship carrying Taylor satellite
UPLAND, Ind. (AP) - A supply ship headed to the International Space Station is carrying a tiny satellite designed and built by Taylor University engineering students.
The SpaceX robotic ship launched Friday from Florida's Cape Canaveral includes among its cargo a satellite weighing less than three pounds called a CubeSat.
Taylor University officials say instruments on the little satellite will test communications between other satellites and measure plasma in low Earth orbit.
Taylor's CubeSat isn't alone on the mission. The SpaceX ship is also carrying small satellites built by the Ames Research Laboratory, Colorado Space Grant Consortium and Cornell University.
Taylor's CubeSat was chosen by NASA during a nationwide competition that attracted 33 proposals. It was designed and built by undergraduate students at the school's campus in the east central Indiana town of Upland.
Luck, Wayne back in Indy as offseason work looms
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck is already back to work. He hopes Reggie Wayne will soon join him on the practice field.
The Colts star quarterback and Pro Bowl receiver both returned to Indianapolis on Friday for charity events, just five days before the Colts hold their first official offseason workouts.
Luck acknowledged he took a short break from football, traveling to several different countries, before spending the past six weeks getting back into football shape. Wayne is trying to return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The two have not been able to work together yet, but they're hoping that will change.
Luck said he expects Wayne to return and be as productive as he ever has been.
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