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2 officers facing charges

Associated Press

A former southern Indiana police chief and one of his top officers face ghost employment and other charges for allegedly working other jobs while they were on duty, Indiana State Police said Wednesday.

Former Seymour Police Chief William Abbott and current Capt. Carl Lamb also were arrested Wednesday on official misconduct and theft charges, police said.

A four-month investigation determined Abbott while on-duty also was paid by Schneck Medical Center to schedule off-duty officers to provide security at the Seymour hospital, police said.

It also found Lamb, while on duty, was paid by K4 Security of Jeffersonville to coordinate and schedule off-duty officers for work in an Interstate 65 construction zone, police said. He also performed work for a training company he was part-owner of while on duty, police said.

2 in Ohio killed after driveway shootout

Authorities say a shootout that apparently followed a pair of confrontations in the driveway at a southwestern Ohio home left two people dead.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office said deputies went to the Yellow Springs home around 11 a.m. after a 911 call and found two bodies in the driveway.

Sheriff Gene Fischer said a preliminary investigation indicated an armed man confronted a vehicle pulling into the driveway and was shot by the homeowner, a passenger who has a concealed carry permit.

Fischer said the ex-wife of the homeowner, also armed, then pulled up in a vehicle and was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the homeowner.

The names of the deceased weren't immediately released pending notification of relatives. Fischer said the two residents of the home were uninjured. No arrests were immediately made.

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