TinCaps: Big crowds flocking to Parkview Field, including a record 8,643 fans for a Thursday night game.
Embassy Theatre: Goldstine Foundation grant for $2 million will allow downtown landmark to restore parts of the Indiana Hotel, enhancing the development of the city’s hospitality corridor.
Craig Bobay: Allen Circuit Court magistrate is appointed to Allen Superior Court, filling vacancy created by Judge Steven Sims’ retirement and Judge Dan Heath’s transfer to the family relations division.
Immigration bill: Strong bipartisan support found in Senate for overhaul of federal law. Its chances with conservatives in the House, however, look poor.
Wendy Davis: Texas lawmaker’s 11-hour filibuster succeeds in pushing approval of an abortion restrictions bill past its deadline, but Gov. Rick Perry quickly calls for a second special session to pass the legislation.
Mermaid Festival: Confederate flag is thoughtless and insensitive addition to North Webster’s Land of Dixie festival promotion.
Joel Tenenbaum: A federal appeals court upholds a $675,000 verdict against the former Boston University student convicted of illegally downloading 30 songs. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case last year.
Don West: Defense attorney for accused Trayvon Martin killer opens his case with a knock-knock joke.
Jim Allen: The Illinois Republican Party county chairman called Erika Harold a streetwalker and love child. Harold, a Harvard-educated lawyer and 2003 Miss America, is challenging Rep. Rodney Davis in a Republican primary.
Texas: The state on Wednesday executed its 500th prisoner since the reinstitution of the death penalty.
Voyager 1: Scientists report that spacecraft launched in 1977 has reached the outermost reaches of the Milky Way, 11.5 billion miles away.
Marc Rich: Billionaire financier dies at 78. As a fugitive from tax evasion and racketeering charges, Rich’s pardon by Bill Clinton was seen as a payback for contributions to Clinton’s presidential library.