SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A power outage from thunderstorms that hit Indiana is keeping a South Bend high school closed on what was to be its first day of classes. Electricity was knocked out to South Bend's Clay High School yesterday. The district's other schools are open today. Power outages also prompted delayed openings for Zionsville and Roncalli high schools.
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a man was found dead in a northwestern Indiana campground's lake after apparently going for a swim. The Portage Fire Department says crews went to the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp Resort yesterday after Charles Gritton's girlfriend reported not hearing from him for several hours. Divers found Gritton's body more than 100 feet from shore.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A northern Indiana man charged with murder in the 1988 shooting death of a teenage girl is scheduled to go on trial in December. A St. Joseph County judge set a December 8th trial date for Phillip Geans. Geans was charged last December in the shooting death of Mishawaka (mish-ah-WAH'-kuh) High School sophomore Theresa Burns.
BUCKSKIN, Ind. (AP) - A recycling company that turns wood and other wastes into animal bedding, compost and mulch is moving ahead with plans to build a plant in southwestern Indiana. The Gibson County Council has approved a five-year tax abatement incentive for Borden-based Koetter-Smith Co. Gibson County officials say the project will be the county's first industrial development in its Interstate 69 extension corridor.
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