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Gov. Eric Holcomb sent cease and desist letters to Reveal and the Indianapolis Star last week over reports he pressured a state safety inspector into reducing penalties against Amazon.

And a legal expert says those letters could signal an impending lawsuit.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House Ethics Committee has hired an outside attorney to investigate allegations that House Speaker Brian Bosma used campaign funds to collect unflattering information about a former intern who claims she had a sexual encounter with him decades ago.

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The city of Elkhart is moving forward with a plan to bring in an outside organization to do a review of the city’s police department. The review will be done by a former U.S. Assistant Attorney General and an organization called the Police Executive Research Forum or PERF.

The investigation will be headed by Deborah Daniels of the firm Krieg-DeVault and Chuck Wexler, executive director of PERF--a nonprofit involved in best practices in policing.

The University of Notre Dame announced today it is investigating allegations of academic fraud by several students, including four football players. The university says it has notified the NCAA, and the four football players will be held out of practice and competition until the conclusion of an ongoing investigation and the University honor code process.