Kristine Phillips, Indianapolis Star

Kristine Phillips

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Past articles by Kristine:

Tennessee man dead after fiery crash on I-65 in downtown Indianapolis Saturday

Indiana State Police said Edward Chekhun was driving south on I-65 when he crashed into the back of a semi. → Read More

'The Broom Guy has sold his last broom': Indy post office fixture Jim Richter has died

Jim Richter, known in Indianapolis as "the Broom Guy," died Thursday at age 84. → Read More

Bill setting bar for innocent people to receive compensation approved by House, heads to Senate

HB 1283, which passed the House, requires exonerees to prove innocence by a "preponderance of evidence" before receiving compensation. → Read More

Man sentenced for 2019 double murder outside west side strip club in Indianapolis

Terrance Warren was sentenced to 110 years incarceration for both murders. → Read More

Indy resident arrested during racial justice protests convicted of battery against official

Titan Kelly, 29, was accused of throwing a tear gas canister at police. Kelly was immediately taken into custody after the verdict. → Read More

'Clearly unconstitutional': Justice Department sues Texas to block abortion law

Biden administration takes action after divided Supreme Court allowed law to take effect → Read More

Trump's tax returns can be released to Congress, Justice Department says

The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel said lawmakers have "invoked sufficient reasons" in their request for Trump's tax returns. → Read More

Woman who was arrested after missing officials' phone call while in computer class is headed home

She is among more than 24,000 federal prisoners who were allowed to serve their sentence through home detention to slow the spread of COVID-19 behind bars. → Read More

Attorney General Merrick Garland orders halt to federal executions

The DOJ must ensure everyone in the federal criminal justice system is afforded Constitutional rights and treated fairly and humanely, Garland said. → Read More

Attorney General Merrick Garland orders halt to federal executions

The DOJ must ensure everyone in the federal criminal justice system is afforded Constitutional rights and treated fairly and humanely, Garland said. → Read More

Giuliani suspended from practicing law in New York over 'false and misleading' claims working for Trump

The New York Supreme Court said there is "uncontroverted" evidence that Rudy Giuliani "demonstrably false" statements to the courts and public. → Read More

DOJ asks inspector general to investigate Trump Justice Department's seizure of Democrats' phone data

Democrats promptly denounced the data seizure and called for an inspector general investigation. → Read More

Justice Department withdraws FBI subpoena for USA TODAY records ID'ing readers

The subpoena was issued as part of a criminal investigation seeking to identify a child sex offender. → Read More

'You left us': Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean slams Trump in expletive-laden message

"F--- you trump you left us on he battle field bloody and alone," Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean wrote, according to his Capitol riot case. → Read More

Derek Chauvin, 3 other former Minneapolis police officers indicted on civil rights charges in George Floyd's death

A federal grand jury has indicted Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers for civil rights charges over the death of George Floyd, according to an indictment released Friday. → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery murder suspects charged with hate crimes by Justice Department

Federal prosecutors said Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan targeted and threatened Arbery because of his race. → Read More

Justice Department to investigate whether Louisville police engaged in abuse

The Justice Department has launched an investigation into police in Louisville, Kentucky, where Breonna Taylor was killed. → Read More

Police oversight languished under Trump. Biden's DOJ is bringing federal inquiries back

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions all but suspended federal oversight of troubled police agencies. Will we see a resurgence under Merrick Garland? → Read More

Biden's pick for top civil rights job promises to advance racial equality

If confirmed, Kristen Clarke would be the first Black woman to fill the high-profile Justice Department post. → Read More


Matt Gaetz's associate is expected to plead guilty in sex trafficking: What that means for the congressman

A potential plea deal between prosecutors and Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg "will almost certainly be very bad" for the Florida Republican, said a former federal prosecutor. → Read More