SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - People across Indiana are bundling up against colder temperatures than parts of the state saw in either of the past two winters. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory covering the northern third of the state this morning. The forecast calls for wind chills to hit perhaps 25 degrees below zero before temperatures warm during the day. Dozens of school districts across the state have delayed the start of classes amid the frigid blast.
TRAFALGAR, Ind. (AP) - Members of an Indiana National Guard unit marched behind Santa Claus as they arrived at a ceremony welcoming them home after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan. About 110 soldiers from the 1438th Transportation Company based at Camp Atterbury were greeted with cheers yesterday from hundreds of people who filled the gymnasium at Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar.
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - A northwestern Indiana planning board is expected to vote on whether to move forward with building the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Expressway that would connect Interstate 65 near Lowell with Interstate 55 south of Chicago. The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is set to vote today on the 47-mile-long tollway. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn both support the project for which Illinois will contribute about $1 billion.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An attorney for a southern Indiana man charged with murder in the death of his 20-year-old nephew says the shooting was an accident. Thirty-four-year-old Jeremy Swank of Jeffersonville was charged with murder yesterday after Michael Metcalf died from his injuries Monday night. Defense attorney Brad Jacobs says no evidence exists of intent to commit a murder.
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