KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - A judge has threatened to find a central Indiana mayor in contempt of court over a dispute about pipes blocking a courthouse entrance. The county sheriff led Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight yesterday to the office of Howard County Superior Court Judge William Menges. Goodnight was released after crews moved sewer pipes for a pedestrian trail project. Goodnight called the judge's action "an ego trip."
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a request by a former pastor that his 12-year prison sentence for having sex with a teenager be reduced. Jack Schaap was pastor of the 15,000-member First Baptist Church of Hammond for 11 years when he was fired in 2012. He pleaded guilty to bringing the girl to Illinois and Michigan for sex.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Officials are planning to install wrought-iron gates at the Indiana Governor's Residence in Indianapolis. Authorities say several aides to Governor Mike Pence including General Counsel Mark Ahearn testified in favor of the gates but didn't provide many details about why they were needed or when they would be installed. A Pence spokeswoman did not immediately say how much the new gates would cost.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - The former NASA flight director who helped bring Apollo 13's astronauts back to Earth will deliver a lecture at Purdue University next month. Gene Kranz will speak at the Purdue Memorial Union ballroom as part of the Krannert School of Management's annual lecture series. Kranz and his team oversaw innovative strategies that included using the ship's lunar lander as their housing during their return journey to Earth.
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