LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Much of the floodwaters have receded from along a creek near Lafayette that swamped several homes because of an ice jam. The rising water from Wildcat Creek prompted the evacuations of about 20 people Friday from houses near where it flows into the Wabash River. Another large ice jam that flooded lowland areas along the Wabash River in nearby Carroll County broke up Sunday afternoon.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - A fire that destroyed a northern Indiana construction business set off several explosions from fuel tanks stored inside the building. The fire gutted the interior of metal building housing Premium Concrete Services in Elkhart. Authorities say crews arrived Sunday to find the building engulfed in flames. He says firefighters stayed outside because of the propane, oxygen and diesel tanks that were exploding. No one was injured.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A state health inspector has discovered mold and other problems at a Gary school that state education officials took control of two years ago. Mold, water-damaged ceiling tiles and other problems at the Roosevelt Career and College Academy were discovered at the school controlled by charter operator EdisonLearning, Inc. Gary Attorney and State Board of Education Member Tony Walker says he's uncomfortable with students attending class in a building which could be circulating mold spores through ventilation.
VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon (boo-SHAHN') is throwing his support behind a proposal to build Indiana's first simulated coal mine for miner safety training. Buchson says the goal "is to enhance mine safety so that we don't have to train miners on the job" by developing a simulated coal mine in Indiana.
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