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Suicide suspected for freed husband killer

– Authorities say a central Indiana woman who evaded prosecution after fatally shooting her suicidal husband has committed suicide.

The Daily Reporter reported that Elizabeth Roberts, 56, is believed to have died from an overdose. Police said she was found in her Greenfield apartment Friday by her attorney.

Roberts was freed from jail Oct. 3 after Hancock County Prosecutor Michael Griffin declined to prosecute her for fatally shooting her husband, Gary Roberts, 57, before he could open fire on police. Griffin said then that the woman had “acted in defense of others” and was justified in using deadly force.

Elizabeth Roberts had since moved out of the home she shared with her husband.

Notre Dame official to run for House

A University of Notre Dame official will seek the Democratic nomination in northern Indiana’s 2nd District U.S. House race.

The South Bend Tribune reported Sunday that Joe Bock is expected to announce his candidacy today. Bock, 56, is the director of global health training at Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health.

He’ll likely have a primary opponent in Dan Morrison of Elkhart, who finished second to Brendan Mullen in the 2012 Democratic primary. Mullen narrowly lost the general election to Republican Jackie Walorski. Mullen isn’t expected to run again.

Muncie schools consider no busing

Muncie schools are joining a growing number of districts considering ending bus service because of funding shortages caused by statewide property tax caps.

Muncie Community Schools Corp. is asking voters Tuesday to approve a property tax increase that would provide $3.3 million to operate buses. The district will likely end bus service next year if voters reject the measure.

Schools in South Bend, Elkhart and elsewhere are considering similar steps.

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