INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When Indiana cracked down on the opioid crisis, it accidentally helped spark a wave of pharmacy robberies. The crime wave started when limits on prescriptions were imposed in 2013. The state eventually reported more robberies than any other state. The frequent holdups show how the opioid epidemic shape-shifts to evade new obstacles. Dealers and those struggling with addictions quickly adapt to new regulations and law enforcement tactics.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - A boy has drowned at a water park owned by the city of Elkhart. Another boy managed to make it to shore and is hospitalized in fair condition. The Elkhart Truth reports the Osolo Township Fire Department and Osolo paramedics responded to Ideal Beach around 1 p.m. Friday for a report of a boy who had nearly drowned. The boy was conscious but having trouble breathing. When crews arrived rescue workers discovered there was a second boy who had drowned
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy has caused scattered street flooding across central and southern Indiana. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for most of the southern two-thirds of the state, with more than 3 inches of rain falling in places by midday. High winds peeled off part of the roof from New Prairie High School near South Bend, damaging about 10 classrooms.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan. Federal and state officials say a commercial fisherman netted the silver carp below the T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam. The fish was 28 inches long and weighed about 8 pounds. Silver carp are among four Asian carp species threatening to invade the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could compete with native species and devastate the region's $7 billion fishing industry.
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