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Don Belton did not respond to emails or phone calls. He was supposed to be in Honolulu with his friend, Mara Miller. Don bought a plane ticket to depart from Indianapolis International Airport at 8 a.m. Dec. 28, 2009.


Twelve jurors and two alternates were selected in the trial forthe murder of former IU professor Don Belton. This week they will decide if Michael J. Griffin, 26, should be charged with murder or with voluntary manslaughter — a lesser offense for which Griffin and his counsel will argue.


Apr 10, 2011 11:50 pm

Belton murder trial begins today

The trial of Michael James Griffin, who allegedly murdered English professor Don Belton in December 2009, begins today with jury selection.


Five years before many of the Vietnam protests, IU trustees designated Dunn Meadow as a place for free speech and protest. But many of the major demonstrations the University witnessed in the late ’60s and early ’70s did not happen in the meadow.


An arrest was made Monday in the robbery battery case that took place at 4:06 a.m. Sunday, where allegedly a group of African-Americans used racial slurs and attacked and robbed a group of Asian students.


A group of African-Americans attacked and robbed a group of Asian students after they used derogatory words to label the Asian students, IU Chief of Police Keith Cash said.


A photo of Harvey Phillips, distinguished professor emeritus and life-long tuba player, hangs on the wall of his protege, professor of tuba Dan Perantoni.


Nick’s English Hut was burglarized sometime between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday, Bloomington Police Department Lt. David Drake said.


IUSA Supreme Court Justice Mikaela Shaw's resignation led to IUSA President Michael Coleman going against a 10-year precedent of the Court nominating its own justices.


Sep 22, 2010 11:36 pm

Woman still missing after K-9 search

A thin layer of fog covered the open acreage of a farm on North Walnut Street on Wednesday morning. The cold air suppressed the smoldering scent allowing it to disperse at ground level. This would help the dogs — if they had any chance of smelling a body.


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