MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) - An apartment owners group opposed an Indiana city's proposal to require carbon monoxide detectors in residential properties that was rejected by a state board. The Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission voted unanimously last week to reject Michigan City's carbon monoxide detector ordinance. It also postponed action on more stringent rules proposed by St. Joseph County. Michigan City's fire marshal says he's frustrated by the construction-industry dominated state board.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A report commissioned by state officials suggests tourism has a growing impact on Indiana's economy. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development released the findings Monday. It says travel, tourism and hospitality generated $2.9 billion in taxes in 2016. During that same period of time the number of visitors also increased by 1.7 percent.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis officials say they'll continue to boost the size of the city's police force and expand support for neighborhood anti-crime efforts in response to a seven-year trend of increasing homicides. Mayor Joe Hogsett said Monday that the city's homicide rate is heartbreaking and unacceptable. Police say the city has seen 148 criminal homicides for the year through the weekend, just below 2016's record 149 killings.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - High carbon monoxide levels have forced the evacuation of children and staff from a church daycare in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Fire Department reports that no injuries have been reported Monday at the Purpose of Life Church daycare and that the children were released to their parents. Citizens Energy was called to the church about 10:30 a.m. Utility workers reported a strong smell, burning eyes and high carbon monoxide readings.
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