Marion firefighters plan to begin their investigation as to what started a fire that destroyed part of the Thomson plant later today. Fire Chief Steve Gorrell said Friday crews were still pouring water on parts of the plant that were still smoldering.
North Korea said Friday they might increase their self-defense deterrent. The country often uses the term to describe their nuclear program, even though a key factor for the nuclear disarmament for the country was being met. The warning has raised concerns that North Korea might be looking for another reason to delay disarming.
Six-million gallons of water has been released from Prairie Creek Reservoir into the White River by the Indiana-American Water Company. Muncie district superintendent Dan Allen says the release was made to get ride of algae in the river downstream and help improve the quality of water.
Muncie motorists are being urged to dump the pump. MITS assistant bus manager Mary Gaston says on Thursday, the local system will offer free rides on their regular buses as part of the national Dump the Pump Day. The promotion sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association encourages the use of public transportation to help conserve gasoline and protect the environment.
Marion Fire Chief Steve Gorrell says hes confident there is nothing life-threatening in the smoke coming from the remains of the burned Thomson plant. IDEM public information officer Amy Hartsock says no chemicals were in the building as of 2005 and that the agency would advise fire officials on the removal of waste and debris from the building on South Adams Street.
A Mount Pleasant man is offering a five-thousand dollar reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing a seven-year-old horse on his property. Keith Johnson says someone shot his horse, Twilight Smoky Sensation, in between the eyes on Tuesday night. Its the second time in six weeks that horse has been killed by gunfire in East Central Indiana. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call 765-738-6547.
A 245-thousand dollar appraisal difference in a vacant downtown parking lot initiated questions from city development officials. However, Delaware County Assessor James Carmichael says property value is assessed for its actual use, and not what the proposed use might be. Mayor Dan Canan approved the 447-thousand dollar purchase of the lot to be turned into a greenspace area.
President Bush says hell get out the veto pen to reject spending bills recently approved by Democrats. The House passed a 37-billion dollar budget for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, but GOP members were able to get enough votes to back-up the presidents promise for a veto.
Ground control to Atlantis: you may come back home. The space shuttle was cleared to return to Earth Saturday after the heat shield was determined to withstand the intense heat of re-entry into the atmosphere. NASA officials say Atlantis is scheduled to land at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday.
A U.S. General says security forces only have 40 percent of Baghdad in full control. The announcement came Saturday as U.S. forces began an offensive effort against two al-Qaida strongholds on the outskirts of the city.