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The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 10, 2018 1:00 am


Logansport house fire leaves 2 children dead

Associated Press

LOGANSPORT – Authorities said Sunday that two young siblings died in a house fire while their mother escaped with an infant through a second-story window.

Logansport police Lt. A.J. Rozzi told the Pharos Tribune a 1-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl died.

Assistant Fire Chief Mark Strong said firefighters pulled the two children from the second floor of the burning house on Logansport's south side shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, but they died at a hospital.

Rozzi said a 6-month-old boy was in stable condition Sunday at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Rozzi said the children's 25-year-old mother was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital but he didn't know the extent of her injuries.

Logansport fire investigator Jason Miller said the fire was accidental.

Purdue blocking streaming services

Purdue University is blocking Netflix and other popular streaming services with little to no academic use in the classroom for a pilot program aimed at improving reliable connections to academic sites in the school's largest lecture halls.

School officials are blocking the streaming services for the first 10 weeks of the fall semester to test whether that will give students and faculty reliable connections for academic sites through Purdue Air Link, the West Lafayette campus' wireless service, the Journal & Courier reported.

The block will affect services such as Hulu, Netflix, Apple, iTunes and Steam in four of the university's largest lecture halls.

Man saved after flood takes car

Authorities said they rescued a man in southwestern Indiana after floodwaters swept his vehicle off a rural road.

They said Indiana conservation officers and two fire departments plucked 44-year-old Eric D. Blevens of Dugger from the top of his Chevrolet Cavalier after he tried to drive down a Greene County road covered by water Saturday night after heavy rains had soaked the area.

Conservation Officer Max Winchell said the water was waist deep and moving swiftly at the time of the rescue. Winchell says Blevens was treated and released at the scene near Linton, about 75 miles southwest of Indianapolis.