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Indiana in Brief

Sunday, July 1, 2012

* 86,000 still without power in Northern Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- Utility crews were working to restore electricity to about 76,000 customers in northeastern Indiana two days after a storm disrupted power when another storm rolled through the state.

The National Weather Service says Sunday's storm packed quarter-size hail and winds up to 80 mph.

The same storm system first hit the northwestern part of the state, where the Northern Indiana Public Service Co., reported more than 10,000 customers were without power, including nearly 5,000 in Crown Point.

Indiana Michigan Power said 118,000 of its customers lost power after a storm downed power lines throughout the area Friday. The storms Saturday and Sunday caused additional disruptions.

The utility projected that electricity in the hard-hit Fort Wayne area should be restored by late Wednesday night.

*8-year-old boy drowns at pool party

LYNNVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy drowned at a swimming party in southwestern Indiana.

The Warrick County Sheriff's Department people attending a pool party near Lynnville found Corey Hadler unresponsive in the deep end of the swimming pool Saturday. The partygoers told deputies they pulled the boy from pool and performed CPR.

WFIE-TV and the Evansville Courier & Press report that Vanderburgh County Coroner Annie Groves says the boy was flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville where he later was pronounced dead.

*Court ruling could affect children

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A recent Indiana Court of Appeals opinion could affect how the state Department of Child Services obtains treatment for some children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.

The Times of Munster reports that the agency sometimes files neglect findings against parents who are unable to get care for their children. Entering the court system as juvenile delinquents or children in need of services is sometimes the only way such kids receive treatment.

But the court last month reversed a Marion County juvenile court judge who ordered a woman to get care for her teenage daughter, saying the woman had already tried to do so.

* Terre Haute postpones fireworks

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett has postponed the western Indiana city's July 4 fireworks show.

The Tribune-Star reported Bennett confirmed the move Saturday afternoon.

Bennett says the display has been might be postponed until Labor Day weekend, depending on weather conditions.

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