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November 7, 2013

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Man in officer attack loses attorney

MUNCIE — A Muncie man who allegedly attacked two police officers after his car was pulled over following a fight outside a nightclub has lost his defense attorney.

Michael J. "Mick" Alexander abruptly withdrew Wednesday as attorney for 32-year-old Bryan William Modglin, who faces attempted murder and other charges in the September attack that ended when one of the officers Modglin allegedly attacked shot him two times.

Delaware County's chief trial deputy had filed documents asking that Alexander be disqualified because the officer who shot Modglin had sought legal advice from Alexander the day after the shooting.

Part of mummified dino at museum

INDIANAPOLIS — Part of a mummified, 77-million-year-old hadrosaur considered the world's best preserved dinosaur has gone on display at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis four months before the full specimen makes its Indianapolis debut.

Only the tail of Leonard went on display Wednesday. Come March, the rest of his 23-foot-long, duck-billed body will be shown in the museum's Dinosphere. The museum says Leonardo is believed to have been about four years old when he died and fell into water, which helped preserve him along with sand that piled over its body.

Indiana man gets 28 years in killing

KOKOMO — An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to killing a friend and stuffing his body inside an unplugged freezer has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Walter Logan was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to reckless homicide in the 2012 death of 29-year-old Alex Shipp. Murray ordered Logan to pay more than $1,800 in restitution for Shipp's funeral expenses.

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