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Mary Kenney


Though Hyderabad's rape and sexual assault rate appears low, that's because so few instances are ever reported to the authorities.

Light from darkness

Akshaya, forced into prostitution as a teenager, was a sex worker for five years in one of India's major cities. Today, she is looking forward to a life free from violence.

Convicted killer Robert E. Lee's case has been a protracted journey. Lee’s crooked odyssey tapped into our most primal fears, revealing our confusion about punishment, forgiveness and the limits of freedom.

A Crooked Odyssey

When the phone rang, Dana Jones was at his desk at the mission. The caller was from Indiana parole. “Do you take murderers?” the man asked, off-hand.“Yes,” Jones said. “We have before.”

County council candidacy filled after death

Cheryl Munson, an assistant scientist in IU’s anthropology department, will be officially appointed Friday to run in Sophia Travis’ place for the Monroe County Council. Travis, who suffered from a heart condition, died at about 11 p.m. Sept. 19 in her home on Fluck Mill Road.

Courtesy of Jill Schaffer.

Locals recall Travis’ service

Jill Schaffer, owner of Cactus Flower, could not speak of Sophia Travis without her voice choking and tears pooling in her eyes. Travis had been diagnosed with a heart condition, Schaffer said. A week and a half ago, Travis and her husband traveled to the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio to see specialists.

Shelli Yoder listens to an opening speech by Margaret McGovern, the former mayor of Greenwood, during a Johnson County Democrats dinner on Thursday at the Valle Vista Golf Club in Greenwood.

Yoder, Young plan debates

The campaigns announced that Democratic candidate Shelli Yoder, D-9th District, and Republican incumbent Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, will debate Oct. 23 at Franklin College in Johnson County, but are still deciding on a date for a second debate later in Harrison County.

Mourdock, Donnelly skip conventions

The first time Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., the third most senior member of the U.S. Senate, was mentioned in a speech was not at the Republican National Convention but at the Democratic one.

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Akshaya

Akshaya, forced into prostitution as a teenager, was a sex worker for five years in one of India's major cities. Today, she is looking forward to a life free from violence.

Welch

Rep. Peggy Welch, D-60th District, signs a pledge to constituents to run a “clean campaign” 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at her campaign headquarters in Martinsville. Welch’s pledge outlines plans not to attack her opponent but to instead focus on her experience and future goals.

NicksFraud

Nick's English Hut co-owner Susan Bright works a register Tuesday at the restaurant. The restaurant is at the center of a $1.2 million credit card scam.

NicksFraud

Nick's English Hut co-owner Susan Bright works a register Tuesday at the restaurant. The restaurant is at the center of a $1.2 million credit card scam.

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