COLUMBUS - A man could face the death penalty if convicted of charges that he set a fire that killed his estranged wife and two of her children.
A grand jury indicted Timothy Woogerd, 46, on charges of aggravated murder with death penalty specifications and aggravated arson, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said. Woogerd was arrested Thursday at his brother's house in Mansfield, O'Brien said.
The bodies of Robin Woogerd, 41, and her children, Natalie Adair, 12, and Thomas Woogerd, 21 months, were found after a fire tore through their duplex Dec. 9.
Prison trying to fix ruptured water line
EDDYVILLE, Ky. - A western Kentucky prison was still without running water Thursday morning after its supply line ruptured, a prison official said.
Workers were attempting to repair the break, which happened Monday when lightning struck a 300,000-gallon tank that feeds water into the Kentucky State Penitentiary.
The break also shut down the boiler that provides heat to the prison's 800 inmates, deputy warden Tom Simpson said.
By the next morning, the outside boiler had been hooked into a fire hydrant with a hose so that heat could be restored, Simpson said.
Town loses insurance, so officials halt work
CLEAR LAKE, Ind. - Some officials in a northeastern Indiana town have stopped working because the town has lost its liability insurance coverage.
The town lost its second insurance carrier in as many years this week because of the number of lawsuits filed by the town and against it over the past five years, Clear Lake Town Board President Bob Troll said Wednesday.
Officials temporarily suspending their functions are Troll and another councilman, along with the town's zoning inspector and members of the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. The clerk-treasurer and town marshal are functioning because they have different liability coverage, Troll said.
Troll said he hoped to have insurance coverage in place for the town within a week, but finding a carrier has proven difficult.
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