INDIANAPOLIS - An explosion that blew the roof off a west-side apartment building was caused by the slow release of natural gas inside one of the units, investigators said.
The Indianapolis Fire Department released a statement Tuesday about the May 15 blast, attributing the incident to "an unintentional, accidental opening of a gas line inside the townhouse of origin."
The explosion displaced several residents at the Pangea Riverside Apartment complex , and officials estimated about $250,000 in damage.
A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were hospitalized with burns after the explosion.
Ritz requests state funding for textbook rentals
Indiana is one of eight states that charges families for the cost of textbooks and the state's top education official wants that to change.
$175K in heroin found in man's spare tire
When police spotted a man texting while driving, they had no idea the traffic stop would turn into a $175K heroin bust.
Sears set to close Washington Square Mall store
The Sears store at Washington Square Mall will close in December, dealing another blow to the mall on Indianapolis' east side.
Indiana AG proposes home contractor registry
Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants Indiana lawmakers to approve a state registry for home-remodeling contractors to boost consumer…
Ex-auditor employee faces charge
A former employee of the Tipton County Auditor's Office is facing a felony charge of official misconduct amid accusations she received…
Ind. HS teacher faces charge involving minor
An Indiana high school teacher was arrested last week after police accused him of giving alcohol to a minor.