Sandy poses a serious threat to a large area along the East Coast, and forecasters say the time to prepare is now.
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Question Time: Memorial Day edition
To many, Memorial Day simply means barbecues and an extended weekend to mark the beginning of the summer vacation season. In fact, there’s a reason for the season, as it were. With that in mind, we asked you to consider the following question:
“Memorial Day is meant to commemorate the sacrifices of those who perished while serving in the armed forces. Do you have a specific veteran in mind who you’ll be remembering?”
A flooded market
Lashonda Thomas thought she’d found a good deal in the form of a big, four-bedroom house down in a cozy hollow just south of the Wildcat Creek.
That was before a couple of feet of water swamped the house in the 300 block of East Murden Street, putting Thomas, her husband Michael, and their five children back into the rental market, erasing three years of faithful contract-buying payments. She said she had $8,000 left to pay before the flood hit.
Chase, accident leads to arrest
What started out as a domestic-related call to police turned into a wild vehicle chase, a crash and a foot chase that ended with one arrest and several people injured.
Hitting the road
According to a survey released by AAA Travel, 38 percent of travelers indicated high gas prices impacted whether they would travel this weekend or not. This, despite the fact the current national average price for a gallon of gas was about 2 cents lower this time last year and is currently averaging $3.66 a gallon nationwide. Overall travel is down by 0.9 percent from Memorial Day last year.
Board weighs flood control options
Widening Big Cicero Creek to hold more water upstream of Tipton and digging a bypass channel around the city are among the proposals to prevent flooding like that which occurred April 19. There are as many as 20 options ranging in price from $1.7 million to $66 million to choose from, the Big Cicero Creek Drainage Board learned Wednesday.
Kokomo Beach will partially open Tuesday
Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center will partially reopen Tuesday, according to the city.
BREAKING: 3 more arrested in prostitution probe
Kokomo police continued putting pressure on local strip clubs by arresting three more dancers on prostitution charges Thursday.
Man charged with felony arson
Kokomo police arrested an 18-year-old man on a felony arson charge Thursday in connection with a trailer fire at a mobile home park at 2700 N. Washington St.
Powell looking for Little 500 win
During the course of his 72 years, Jerry Powell has done a little bit of everything.
Powell has owned a trucking business, raced sprint cars, has his pilot’s license and is now owner of a racing team. He is also a tool and die maker and produces many parts on the race cars.
Layoffs at St. Joseph Hospital possible
St. Vincent Health announced Thursday it would be laying off employees across its 22-hospital system, which includes St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo.
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