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Ex-assessor get 1 year in prison for extorting bribes

The Hammond assessor pleaded guilty July 15 to three counts of extortion under a plea agreement in which prosecutors dropped four additional charges against her and agreed to a reduced sentence .

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Remains believed to be those of missing Indiana woman

The body of a woman from Clarksville was found. Authorities say the woman’s estranged husband was located in Louisville and taken into custody Friday on an arrest warrant issued by Indiana State Police.

A baby and Santa Claus at the annual Santa Train event at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society on Saturday, December 3.

Santa Train tradition returns to Fort Wayne

Upon arriving at the boarding site, passengers will navigate Santa’s Workshop and experience entertainment, food, photo opportunities and other activities before departure.

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Man shot after throwing brick through window

Police found a man suffering from gunshot wounds at a Marion apartment complex. An investigation indicated that the victim was involved in an altercation with another man and threw a brick into the man’s window. At which point, the victim was shot.

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. A government report says the nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs. The $3.2 trillion averages out to $9,900 per person, although most of that is spent caring for the sickest patients. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

The growth of 5.8 percent in 2015 boosted total health care spending to $3.2 trillion. That’s an average of $9,990 per person, although the vast share of that money is spent caring for the sickest patients.