Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, center left, glances towards his lawyer Stewart Mathews, right, after appearing at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop

The indictment Wednesday of a University of Cincinnati police officer on a charge of murder in the traffic stop shooting was applauded by officials in a city roiled by racial violence that erupted in 2001 after an unarmed black man was killed by police.

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Judge: Land owners can’t keep public off Lake Michigan beach

A man who owns a piece of Indiana’s short stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline and said he had “complete and exclusive ownership” of its beachfront holds no such right and cannot deny the public access to that space, a judge has found.

Workers secure the final steel beam of the structural phase of construction on the new $20 million Parkview Warsaw development. The medical complex should open in 2016.

Parkview Warsaw topped with steel

The $20 million, 86,000 square foot Parkview Warsaw medical complex will include an emergency department, outpatient care and physician offices.

Mayor Henry thanked residents and City staff and then turned on a fire hydrant to start the flow of City Water.  This connection, the largest connection phase since City Utilities took ownership of the old Aqua southwest territory, includes 35 neighborhoods and more than 4,000 customers.

City water flows to Aboite

The connection brought more than 9,000 customers city water within a southwest area bordered by Aboite Center Road to the south, Homestead and Scott roads to the west, Bass Road to the north and Interstate 69 and Hadley Road to the east.

Photo of Robert J. Grant provided by the Indiana State Police

Michigan City cop charged with multiple felonies

A 12-year veteran of the Michigan City Police Department was arrested Tuesday following an investigation that determined he was in possession of prescription drugs that hadn’t been prescribed to him.

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Probation for mom who gagged baby with sock

At Hunt’s sentencing, Richison asked the Adams County judge to sentence her to 12 years with a decade in prison and two years of probation. Instead, Hunt received 12 years of probation.

Mug shot of Melissa Harper provided by the Mercer County Sheriff's Dept.

Traffic stop leads to possible heroin bust

Police found a bag containing suspected heroin and a syringe inside the car of a woman who had been for a traffic violation in Celina, Ohio on Tuesday. The woman’s four-year-old son was also in the car.