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News Minute: Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A 46-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for shooting a central Indiana police officer during a 2003 bank robbery. Pascal Sylla was convicted in April for the attack at a Madison County Federal Credit Union office in Anderson. Authorities say blood from the scene was linked by DNA testing to Sylla in 2010.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The head of Indiana's State Board of Accounts says he will limit the participation of local officials in reviewing audit reports after a prosecutor's decision that an Evansville councilwoman didn't break the law by secretly recording one such meeting. A special prosecutor found that Councilwoman Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley didn't interfere with the state auditors by releasing her recording of the March meeting. State Examiner Paul Joyce says only local government clerks will now be meeting with auditors.

MARION, Ind. (AP) - The leader of the state agency that regulates alcohol sales in Indiana is leaving that position for a job at an Ivy Tech Community College campus. Ivy Tech announced today that Alex Huskey will become the Marion campus president beginning August 25th. Huskey has been chairman of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission since 2011.

PETERSBURG, Ind. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by a former southwestern Indiana elementary school principal. The judge yesterday sided with the Pike County School Board, ruling the decision to fire Rick Fears as Otwell Elementary School principal was lawful and supported by substantial evidence. Fears was fired last year after district officials say he altered student attendance records.

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