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Beware the carp

This is a big deal, and I'm surprised it isn't getting more play:

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Guilty on all counts

The jury has reached its verdict in the case of David Bisard, the former Indianapolis police opfficer accused of being drunk when his patrol car slammed into some motorcyclists, killing one of them:

An Indianapolis police officer was convicted Tuesday of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash, sparking a case that has roiled the city's police department for more than three years.

Are you kidding? I have no peers

The shrinking battle

The Indianapolis Business Journal has a long and interesting piece about the not-quite-dead-yet movement to shrink local government in Indiana, noting that Mitch Daniels, chief cheerleader for the cause, is still weighing in on the subjext:

Now, that's gratitude

Well, we know at least one way they're compatible:

An Indiana woman who made a promise to donate one of her kidneys to a stranger has married him three years after his successful transplant surgery.

Idiot's delight

Lord, what a doofus:

While chairman of the board at Ivy Tech Community College, V. Bruce Walkup bombarded college officials and powerful friends with emails filled with political diatribes and sexist jokes, some that included nude pictures of women.

Fourth Reich watch

Oh, darn:

A digital billboard showing President Barack Obama wearing a Hitler-style mustache that had prompted a swirl of attention for a northeast Indiana town was taken down Tuesday.

Dueling polls

Whoda thunk it? Interest groups commission polls and get the results they were hoping for:

Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban has become a battle of dueling polls.

A group that backs the ban, the Indiana Family Institute, released poll numbers Thursday that say almost two-thirds of likely voters favor an Indiana constitutional amendment that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Oh, deer

Bullying for dummies

Hoosier lawmakers might want to rethink that new anti-bullying statute they're so proud of:

The study concluded that students at schools with anti-bullying programs might actually be more likely to become a victim of bullying. It also found that students at schools with no bullying programs were less likely to become victims.