BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - A bell at a Branson, Missouri, chapel chimed 17 times in remembrance of the victims killed in a boat accident nearby. Hundreds in the tourism community along with survivors of the tragedy and friends and family members attended a memorial service Sunday at Williams Chapel at College of the Ozarks. The city and college hosted the remembrance for the victims, many of whom were from out of state.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A priest says South Bend's Hispanic community is hurting after a young mother died when a police car struck her vehicle as she was returning home from work. Erica Flores died early Friday when South Bend police officer Justin Gorny's patrol car collided with her vehicle in an intersection. The 22-year-old Flores had two young daughters. The Rev. Kevin Bauman says Flores' youth and her reputation as a hardworking, devoted single mother and parishioner is hitting the local Hispanic community hard.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - An ongoing audit of Muncie Community Schools has delayed a $12 million state loan the financially struggling central Indiana school district needs to continue its recovery. State-appointed emergency manager Steve Edwards told school board members last week the loan has been delayed by a forensic audit that's needed to identify potential misuse of $10 million in bond proceeds the district received several years ago. The $12 million loan was authorized by the Legislature and Gov. Eric Holcomb.
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) - Contractors are nearly finished leveling a public housing complex in northwestern Indiana two years after about 1,000 residents were told to leave because of lead and arsenic contamination. Demolition of the West Calumet Housing Complex is set for completion in August, but questions remain about what will become of the tainted acreage that once housed a lead smelter. Federal environmental officials are evaluating how best to clean up the East Chicago site.
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