NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana congresswoman says a teacher who stopped a school shooting has been released from a hospital. U.S. Rep Susan Brooks says she met Saturday with Jason Seaman at the Noblesville, Indiana, school where the shooting occurred Friday. She says Seaman is a "hero teacher" who stopped the violence. Seaman and a student were shot by another student at Noblesville West Middle School.
ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Ind. (AP) - Three people have died in a house fire in Indiana's Allen County. The Journal Gazette says the fire in St. Joseph Township occurred around 2 a.m. Adam Griffith of the Allen County sheriff's department says firefighters from many agencies brought the fire under control.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana county that set aside 15,000 tons of coal ash for road projects must pay $50,000 to clean up ash contaminated with heavy metals and chemicals. The Courier Journal reports that coal ash must be cleaned up at Floyd County's Georgetown work yards and at a Harrison County farm. Floyd County was told to get rid of a coal ash stockpile because black residue washed off the pile and into a creek during rains.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana development group has donated 105 acres to an Ohio River city for a new city park. The River Ridge Development Authority donated the land to the city of Jeffersonville. The land, valued at about $1.4 million, will be used for the planned 114-acre Chapel Lake Park. The News and Tribune reports that the park will feature a lake, playground, hiking trails, shelter areas and restrooms.
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