NEW ALBANY, Ind. - A federal magistrate has approved class-action status for a lawsuit accusing southern Indiana officials of violating the civil rights of dozens of drug court participants.
The Courier-Journal reports a federal magistrate in New Albany on Thursday certified two classes of potential victims totaling 40 people in the suit filed by Louisville, Kentucky, attorney Mike Augustus.
That suit alleges civil rights violations against participants in Floyd County's drug treatment program who say they were allowed to languish in jail without a hearing, attorney or other due process.
One of the plaintiffs is a woman who was sentenced to 48 hours in jail in August 2013, pending evaluation for her second diluted drug test. She ended up spending about five months in jail and the evaluation never happened.
Less than a week remains for online voting among three designs to become Indiana's next standard auto license plate.
A person crashed into a Steak 'n Shake on Indianapolis' north side early Tuesday morning, then drove away.
The volunteer effort to clean up tornado-battered Kokomo continued Monday night, with crews patrolling the area looking for those in need of a meal.
The state's largest cable provider is receiving heat over the way it handled last week's tornado warnings.
The Indianapolis International Airport has picked up another award for itself.