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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A judge is holding an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing for a disgraced Michigan sports doctor who sexually assaulted young elite gymnasts. Larry Nassar is returning to court Tuesday in Lansing. Dozens of women and girls who were victims will be allowed to speak. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is expected to order a sentence Friday. Nassar pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at Michigan State University, his home and a gymnastics club. He also worked for USA Gymnastics.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana this season has doubled to 50 as of the first week of 2018. The Indiana State Department of Health says in its weekly influenza report for the period ending Dec. 6 that 36 of the deaths occurred among people age 65 or older, compared with 16 deaths in that age group being reported through Dec. 30.

WESTVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue University Northwest's campus in Westville says it's closed because of a boil water order for the LaPorte County town. The school posted a message on its website saying it will be closed Tuesday with an anticipated reopening at noon Wednesday. It says all classes are cancelled through noon Wednesday. The closing affects only the Westville campus.

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) - The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs has scheduled a town hall in southwestern Indiana this week to discuss the VA health care system. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1157 at 2401 Hart St. in Vincennes. The VA says the event has been scheduled to allow feedback from veterans, their families and other beneficiaries of the health care system.

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