A northern Indiana jury has awarded more than a half-million dollars to a woman who was injured when she stepped into a hole outside a Wal-Mart store in Valparaiso. The Porter County jury awarded 29-year-old Micela Earle of Hobart $510,000 on Friday for her injuries. That was far short of the $5 million she had sought against Wal-Mart but more than double the $200,000 a Wal-Mart attorney suggested to jurors during Friday’s closing arguments. Earle’s suit alleged that Wal-Mart was negligent in removing a tree along a sidewalk outside its Portage store, leaving behind a hole that she stepped in. From The Associated Press.