ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - A former Elkhart musical instrument factory that was vacant for decades will soon reopen as a low-income seniors' home. The Elkhart Truth reports that the former Conn-Selmer factory could see residents moving in within days. The newly redone building will offer 55 one or two bedroom apartments. The building was originally a car dealership from 1910 to 1930. Conn-Selmer took it over and manufactured clarinets.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say an Indianapolis man died in a house fire that was likely sparked because he was smoking while using an oxygen tank to assist his breathing. The Indianapolis Star reports two people and two dogs made it out of the home safe after flames erupted Sunday. Officials said that first responders removed the man from the home and pronounced him dead at the scene. Family members told investigators that he had been using a home oxygen tank and smoking leading up to the incident.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - One year after Lake County authorities charged an unregistered dog breeder with animal cruelty, the fate of more than 70 animals seized from his property remains unclear. The Post-Tribune reports that the Lake County authorities are refusing to say what happened to the dogs, citing a gag order issued in the case against the breeder. It is unclear which organizations were involved in finding the dogs new homes, how much people might have paid to adopt them or how many survived.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An Evansville woman was killed and another hospitalized following a shooting that police say was an act of domestic violence. The Evansville Courier and Press reports 38-year-old Amanda Weir died Saturday morning after she was shot early Friday evening. Another woman, who was a relative, was also hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Police have arrested 56-year-old Robert Ballard on attempted murder charges.
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