Sunday, September 19, 2004

Man electrocuted at bakery plant


Public safety notebook

The Enquirer

ST. BERNARD - A 22-year-old factory worker at the Klosterman Baking Co. was electrocuted at the bakery's factory Friday night, police said.

Police received a call at 8:44 p.m. about the electrocution at the plant at 1000 East Ross Ave. The man was pronounced dead at University Hospital, police said.

Neither police nor Klosterman officials would release the worker's name or any other details.

A telephone message left at the home of company owner Chip Klosterman was not returned Saturday.

Forest Park house, car fires called suspicious

FOREST PARK - Two car fires and one house fire within about three blocks of one other have police and fire investigators wondering if an arsonist was at work Saturday.

Shortly after 4 a.m., Forest Park firefighters were called to 2170 Reliance Drive, where two vehicles were aflame near a house.

After firefighters extinguished the blazes, police called to tell them of another fire at a vacant house less than three blocks away at 11549 Raphael Place. The house was a total loss, officials said.

VP Cheney's airplane diverted to Ohio base

DAYTON - Vice President Dick Cheney's aircraft made an unscheduled landing Friday evening at an Air Force base here to avoid stormy weather on the East Coast.

Cheney was returning to Washington from Portland, Ore., when Air Force 2 was diverted to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to wait out the East Coast storm, said a spokeswoman at the base.

The flight resumed early Saturday, she said.

The East Coast was hit by heavy rain and stormy weather, including tornadoes in the Washington area, remnants of Hurricane Ivan.

Man killed while trying to break up fight at bar

FLORENCE - A Warsaw man was killed early Saturday as he attempted to break up a fight at Dino's Sports Bar on Dixie Highway.

Police arrested John Carter Jr., 46 of Crittenden, and charged him with murder.

Police say Steven Stone, 26, of Warsaw, was trying to break up a fight around 1:25 a.m. when he was stabbed in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the bar, located at 10051 Dixie Hwy., Florence.

Florence man sought after man stabbed

FLORENCE - Police are looking for a 48-year-old Florence man in connection with a stabbing early Saturday.

Shortly after midnight, police received a call from St. Elizabeth North Hospital in Covington, which had just admitted 22-year-old Alan D. Hixon with stab wounds he said he received in Florence. Hixon's condition was not available late Saturday.

Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Dennis Alan Taylor of Florence in the stabbing, which occurred near Taylor's home in the 7600 block of Dunham Court, police said.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.




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