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Indiana in Brief

Sunday, July 8, 2012

* S. Ind. man charged with planting bomb in truck

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A southern Indiana man has been charged with placing a homemade bomb under the hood of a woman's truck.

Fifty-two-year-old Hugh K. Garner Jr. of Bloomfield was released from Monroe County Jail Saturday after posting a $50,000 bond. Police had arrested him on a warrant for charges of attempted arson, intimidation and criminal mischief.

The Herald-Times of Bloomington reports that the woman told police she found a threatening note under her truck's windshield wiper Feb. 1 while it was parked in a Bloomington lot and discovered the bomb after the vehicle had engine trouble and she and a friend popped the hood.

Police said the bomb was a soda bottle with gasoline with a spark plug taped to the cap.

Police say the woman and Garner are acquainted.

*Airplane crashes in S. Ind., injuring 2 men

BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) -- An airplane has crashed in a farm field in southern Indiana, injuring two people.

Lawrence County Sheriff Sam Craig says the single-engine aircraft went down just south of Bedford early Sunday afternoon. Bedford is about 65 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

Craig says his department received a 911 call from one of the airplane's passengers about 1 p.m. and emergency medics were dispatched. Both of the airplane's occupants were taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening.

The sheriff says the men believed the plane went down due to a "fuel issue."

Craig says the plane had taken off from an airport in Illinois. He released no further details.

Federal aviation officials were expected to begin an investigation late Sunday.

* Indianapolis reports 2 heat-related deaths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Health officials in Indianapolis say two men have been found dead in near-record heat that has lingered across the state for days.

The Marion County Public Health Department says a 92-year-old man was found dead inside his unventilated home with only a fan and a 54-year old male was found dead outside near his residence Saturday.

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