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Two brothers rescued from NE Indiana farm grain bin
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 10 January 2014 07:43

GRABILL, Ind. (AP) — Firefighters rescued two brothers who became stuck while working inside a grain bin at their family's northeastern Indiana farm.

Fort Wayne assistant fire chief Ron Privett says a 17-year-old was buried up to his neck Thursday evening and crews needed several hours to free him. His 21-year-old brother was buried to his knees and was quickly freed.

Neighbor Howard Dager tells WANE-TV (http://bit.ly/Ka7dt5 ) that the two brothers had been working with their father all day hauling grain.

Both brothers were able to climb down a ladder from the grain bin after they were rescued at the farm about 15 miles northeast of Fort Wayne.

Fire officials say the brothers were trying to free up some of the grain in the bin that was about three-quarters full.

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Information from: WANE-TV, http://www.wane.com/


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Trapped trucker survives hours in Indiana subzero temps
Written by TOM DAVIES, Associated Press   
Friday, 10 January 2014 07:34

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tim Rutledge's eyelid had frozen shut. His voice was hoarse after competing for hours with bitter-cold wind and humming truck engines while screaming for help. He was losing consciousness, pinned under his rig in sub-zero temperatures at an Indiana truck stop.

The longtime Florida truck driver had crawled under his truck with a hammer to loosen ice from his brakes around 4 a.m. Monday, as record-breaking temperatures swept into the state. But the truck suddenly settled deeper into the snow, pinning him beneath an axle.

The 53-year-old was trapped, helpless as his cellphone rang dozens of times in a coat pocket he couldn't reach. It had been about eight hours. He feared he was near death.

Then his phone suddenly toppled from his pocket, its vibrating ring enough to finally wiggle it free. He was able to scoop it up with his right hand inside a frozen glove, use its voice dial to call a company dispatcher and muster a quiet plea for help.

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50 farm animals killed in large Ohio barn fire
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:57

PATASKALA, Ohio (AP) — About 50 farm animals — goats, chickens, ducks and cows — perished when a large livestock barn went up in flames overnight in rural central Ohio.

Firefighters said the blaze in the sprawling pole barn on a farm near Pataskala, east of Columbus, likely was sparked by some heat lamps that were being used to keep the animals warm.

Firefighters said they were hampered by the size of the barn and the lack of hydrants in the rural area, meaning all the water they used had to be hauled to the scene.

The initial call came in just before 2 a.m. Firefighters from eight departments fought the blaze.

No people were believed to have been hurt.


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Ohio killer asks Supreme Court to halt execution
Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 11:58

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio killer facing execution next week by an untried lethal drug process has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a reprieve.

Attorneys for Dennis McGuire argue that the jury that sentenced him to death never heard the full extent of McGuire's troubled childhood because of poor legal representation.

The request late Wednesday is separate from McGuire's argument in a lower court that the two-drug combination will cause him "agony and terror" as he struggles to catch his breath.

The Supreme Court filing says jurors never learned that McGuire was malnourished, had to regularly steal food and was frequently beaten.

McGuire was condemned for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of Joy Stewart, who was eight months pregnant.

The Ohio attorney general's office is expected to oppose the filing.


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Northeast Ohio man admits stealing donation kettle
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:56

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 55-year-old northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty to stealing a Salvation Army donation kettle days before Christmas.

The (Willoughby) News-Herald (http://bit.ly/K81owe ) reports Jeffrey L. Gregg pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft on Wednesday in Painesville. He'll be sentenced Jan. 16.

Deputies said Gregg — who has no permanent address — stole the red kettle from in front of a Giant Eagle grocery store Dec. 21. He did it by convincing the real Salvation Army volunteers that he was taking over the bell-ringing shift. Soon after, he put the kettle in a car and left.

Detectives used surveillance video to catch up with Gregg, who was found sleeping in his car in a motel parking lot. He admitted taking the kettle.

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Information from: The News-Herald, http://www.news-herald.com/jrc-html/index/index_p33.html


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