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Southern Baptists narrowly reject controversial ban on churches with women pastors

Southern Baptists narrowly rejected a proposal Wednesday to enshrine a ban on churches with women pastors in the denomination’s constitution after opponents argued it was unnecessary because the denomination already has a way of ousting such churches. The vote received support from 61% of the delegates, but it failed to get the required two-thirds supermajority. The action reversed a preliminary …

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Indiana stepmom charged with neglect after girl, 5, found dead in a river

An Indiana woman has been charged with neglect after her 5-year-old stepdaughter was found dead in a river, according to officials. Deonna Hollingsworth, 26, has been charged in connection with the child’s death. Knox County officials said they received a 911 call around 2:40 p.m. Thursday in which the caller reported a child who had been playing in the Wabash …

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Indiana serial killer made concerning purchase before burying 10,000 pieces of remains at home: family friend

A serial killer bought a hearse “to pick up women for dates” about 10 years before murdering his first victim, a friend of the killer’s father told Fox News Digital. “I’d say it was 1970, or somewhere around there. I’m not really sure of the exact date, but Herb (Baumeister) Jr. purchased a hearse. . . . And I could …

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Indiana teen accused of murdering father, dumping body in river: police

Police in Indiana are continuing the search for the body of a missing HVAC technician who was believed to be dumped into an Indianapolis river after allegedly being murdered by his 17-year-old son. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) detectives arrested David Perry, 17, on June 1, for his alleged role in the murder of his father, Brandon Perry, 35. Court …

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Man charged with killing Indiana police officer dies in prison while awaiting trial

A man charged with fatally shooting an Indiana police officer in the head in 2022 died Thursday at a state prison, authorities said. Phillip Lee, 49, was being held at Pendleton prison while awaiting trial next year on murder and other charges in the death of Richmond Officer Seara Burton. He was found alone in his cell and unresponsive by …

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Hot air balloon crashes into Indiana power lines, injuring 3

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a hot air balloon crash in northwest Indiana over the weekend that left three people injured, and the balloon’s collision with power lines was caught on camera by a bystander.The crash happened just before 7 p.m. Sunday in an unincorporated area east of the town of Lowell, according to Lowell Fire Department officials. The …

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Indiana serial killer's 18-acre property littered with 10,000 human remains still hides secrets

An Indiana serial killer’s property was littered with 10,000 “burnt and crushed” skeletal remains that kept many of his victims faceless for decades. Herb Baumeister, a successful businessman who was a married father with three children, is believed to have killed at least 25 victims from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. He hunted mostly gay men in the …

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Indiana man pleads guilty to all charges in elderly couple's 2021 killings

A southwestern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in the shooting and robbery of an elderly couple in their home. Austin Kusturin, 30, of Mount Vernon admitted to all 11 charges on Wednesday, a day after a jury was selected for his trial in the deaths of John and Elizabeth “Betty” Hall, both 74. His sentencing …

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Campaigning from prison? It's been done. Meet 20th century socialist firebrand Eugene Debs

Following his unprecedented felony conviction, former president and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has to wait to find out what his sentence will be. But even if it involves time behind bars, that doesn’t mean his campaign to return to the White House comes to an end. He wouldn’t even be the first candidate to run for that office while …

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2024 criminal trials: Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, others expected in court this year

Chad Daybell, Lori Vallow, Sarah Boone, Richard Allen and Bryan Kohberger will be tried for their alleged crimes. For some, like Daybell, a trial has already begun. Others, like Kohberger, have been through a line of hearings revealing new information, but a trial date is not yet set. If you’re a true crime buff, read on for the details of …

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