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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 2:01 PM
Updated: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 2:01 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — State health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in Indiana this season reached 167 last week, up from 136 the previous week.
State Health Commissioner Kris Box said Friday there are no signs Indiana's current severe flu season has peaked. She urged Hoosiers to get a flu shot if they haven't already and to take precautions, including frequent hand-washing and covering their mouths when coughing, to protect their families.
Most of Indiana's flu-related deaths this season have involved people age 65 and older, but nearly 83 percent of the influenza-like illnesses reported this year to the state involve people age 24 and younger.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11:49 PM
Tonight: Rain will be developing. A few thunderstorms will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s by morning. It will remain breezy.
Wednesday: Rain will be likely. A rumble of thunder is possible early, mainly south. Temperatures will fall through the 50s into the 40s by evening. As temperatures drop, rain may change to freezing rain late at night across the northern Miami Valley.
Thursday: Rain will be around in the morning and may begin as freezing rain, mainly north of I-70. Temperatures will start the day in the lower 30s and climb into the middle 40s. The afternoon should dry out.
Friday: Rain returns and may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with higher near 60 degrees.
Saturday: Rain is likely and may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with highs near 60 degrees.
Sunday: There will likely be rain in the morning with clouds lingering into the afternoon. It will be windy with highs cooling into the middle 50s.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:28 AM
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Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:19 PM
BEAVERCREEK — A Beavercreek High School student was arrested after reportedly making posts on social media about gun violence and the school shooting incident in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.
The student was placed in Greene County Juvenile Detention February 17, Beavercreek Police Department said.
The student was also linked to an animated video depicting a shooting with a caption that stated, “Don’t go to school tomorrow,” police said.
The reports regarding the posts came into police February 15, with the animated video report coming in on February 16.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 5:16 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD — UPDATE @ 8:44 p.m.:
The gun found in an 8-year-old’s book bag at Simon Kenton Elementary School was discovered at the end of the day before dismissal, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill.
“As a parent and as a resident, you wonder if it’s safe to send your children to school and if they will return safely,” Nina Wiley of Springfield said to News Center 7’s James Buechele about the incident Tuesday.
UPDATE @ 7:36 p.m.:
The 8-year-old student who brought a gun to school in his book bag will face discipline in accordance with Springfield City School Districts student code of conduct, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill.
Hill said he was proud of the staff at Simon Kenton for their quick response in ensuring the safety of the students.
A student at Simon Kenton Elementary School brought a gun to school in his book bag on Tuesday according to Springfield Police.
The 8-year-old told police that he thought another student was going to hurt him and that is why he had a gun. The gun was found unloaded by a teacher who was putting homework in the suspect’s backpack.
Police responded to Simon Kenton Elementary School at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and arrested the student in question. According to police the suspect will be charged with Illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone.