This undated photo from a MySpace page that appeared to belong to Chris Harper Mercer shows him holding a rifle. Authorities identified Mercer as the gunman who went on a deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (MySpace via AP Photo)

In writings, Oregon gunman ranted about others being crazy

The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college last week complained in writings he left behind that everyone else was crazy and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official said.

FILE - In this Aug. 2012 photo, a bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball is displayed in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, N.Y. The statue that drew worldwide scorn earlier this year for its unflattering depiction of the “I Love Lucy” star will be placed at the Chautauqua Mall in neighboring Lakewood, N.Y., as part of the shopping center’s annual haunted house event.  (AP Photo/The Post-Journal)  BUFFALO OUT

‘Scary Lucy’ statue gets new role in mall Halloween display

A bronze statue of Lucille Ball that drew worldwide scorn earlier this year for its unflattering depiction of the “I Love Lucy” star will be placed in a mall near her western New York town as part of the shopping center’s annual haunted house event.

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Commission lists 10 ways to stop Indiana teacher shortage

Members of a commission trying to find a solution to Indiana’s teacher shortage met Monday to address the fact Indiana had 21 percent fewer initial teacher license issued during the 2014-2015 school year compared with the previous year.

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Allen County takes 1st step toward needle-exchange program

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department unanimously approved a resolution Monday calling for a needle-exchange program to slow the spread of hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.

In this Sept. 18, 2015 photo provided by Matthew Murraine, his daughter, Lilianna, poses next to a giant pumpkin that weighs about 100 pounds outside their home in Spearfish, S.D. The pumpkin was stolen later in the day in what the Murraine calls a heist that was carefully planned. (Matthew Murraine via AP)

Stolen giant pumpkin returned to South Dakota grower

A 100-pound pumpkin that was brazenly stolen from the yard of a South Dakota residence has been found and returned, after someone apparently tried but failed to turn it into a giant jack-o’-lantern.

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck (12) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

Pagano: Luck “Trending In The Right Direction”

After missing his first NFL game Sunday because of an injured right shoulder, the Indianapolis quarterback returned to a light practice Monday and felt well enough to lob two short screen passes to running backs during the portion open to reporters.