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Topic - Mark Baker
A northern Michigan farmer who defied a state ban on exotic hogs is no longer threatened with $700,000 in fines, but a dispute still rages over whether the animals are a menace, as regulators believe.
A northern Michigan judge has dismissed dueling lawsuits between the state Department of Natural Resources and a farmer who was raising exotic hog breeds.
Mississippi could be one step closer to setting up a trio of elite state law-enforcement strike forces.
Authorities say a central Indiana man has been charged with being drunk when he crashed a snowmobile and badly hurt a passenger.
A prisoner who asked to spend the rest of his life at the federal Supermax prison in Colorado will get his wish after prosecutors decided not to pursue the death penalty against him for a prison murder he committed.
A Republican state lawmaker thinks it's time for Mississippi to ditch its certificate-of-need requirement that limits where hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities can open and what services they can offer.
Opponents of closing a small southwestern Indiana town's high school and elementary school are working on plans to keep them open as charter schools.
"We have not backed off one iota from the order," he said. "We view this as a great thing - Mr. Baker has come into compliance with the law."
But he was determined to keep battling and said he was surprised during a pretrial hearing last week when DNR attorneys told the judge they considered him no longer in violation because his remaining animals were not pure Russian or Eurasian boars, but hybrids.