IDEM is warning residents of Jefferson County and other places to avoid contact with water in the Ohio River downstream from the Madison Wastewater Management plant. They say partially treated wastewater is likely being discharged from the facility. IDEM officials are working to restore the plants treatment capability, however those repairs wont be finished until mid-week.
A Jasonville woman is in jail after Green County authorities say she put her three-month-old baby in the trunk of her car. April Finch is being charged with criminal confinement and neglect of a dependent. The baby girl is in good condition is and expected to return home later today.
A New Castle woman is suing Starbucks. Kimberly Dodd says she has suffered severe pain and permanent injury as the result of a coffee cup lid not being properly secured. Dodd says the lid came off the cup and hot coffee spilled onto her upper legs, torso and abdomen causing severe injuries. The incident occurred at the store on South Memorial Drive in New Castle.
The case of the Michael McKinney shooting death by a Ball State police officer has cost the university 650-thousand dollars. Vice President of Finance Randy Howard says the university has spent almost 850-thousand dollars defending police Chief Gene Burton and former rookie officer Robert Duplain. However, he said a portion of that cost would be covered by the universitys insurance policy.
Nassau County police in New York say a 19-year-old who drove his car through the front of a Long Island mall was apparently upset with an ex-girlfriend who worked there. Sergeant Anthony Repalone says Dwight Thomas of Amityville went 500 yards past screaming shoppers before he smashed through an exit. Thomas pleaded not guilty to felony charges of mischief, reckless endangerment and third-degree arson. No one was injured in the incident.
President Bush says he will not give up on his plan to legalize millions of illegal immigrants. White House spokesman Tony Snow says the president is hoping to convince GOP senators that are skeptical against the measure to secure the nations borders. However, Illinois Democratic senator Dick Durbin says opposition from a group of Senate conservatives contend the law would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Democratic senator Joseph Lieberman says the U.S. should consider military action against Iran, due to Tehrans involvement in Iraq. The former nominee for vice president in 2000 says America needs to be ready to take aggressive military action against the Iranians to stop them from killing Americans in Iraq. The U.S. has accused Iran of harboring terrorism and Tehrans nuclear ambitions have brought on International reproach.
Six people were found shot to death in a rental house in southern Wisconsin. Two infant twins were among the dead. A two-year-old girl was also shot in the chest and found in a van nearby. She was the only survivor in the incident. Authorities are currently refusing to describe the circumstances of the shooting, but dont believe that anyone else was in danger.
Two young brothers were found in the trunk of their mothers car Saturday near London, Kentucky. State trooper Don Trosper says the two boys accidentally locked themselves and the case is being treated as an accident. The grandparents called police after they had not seen the two for about three hours. Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling identified the boys as 8-year-old Chase Baker and 11-year-old Coty Baker.
Governor Mitch Daniels says he is proud of the changes hes brought to the state. He says Daylight Savings Time and an increase in cigarette taxes to pay for new health care initiatives are among several moves to help lift up Indiana. However, the governor has spent political capital and enraged voters. Former Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says the efforts to move the state forward caused the GOP to lose control of the House last year.