WHITING, Ind. - The Coast Guard says its report on the oil spill from BP's northwestern Indiana refinery has been sent for a review of whether the company will face any penalties.
Crews spent several days cleaning up oil along the Lake Michigan shoreline after the company says up to some 1,600 gallons of oil was discharged into the lake from a March 24 malfunction at the Whiting refinery.
Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens tells The Times of Munster a hearing officer in Washington will decide within a month whether BP will face any fines, penalties or corrective actions for the spill.
BP spokesman Scott Dean says its investigation into the spill's cause is focusing on a now-removed connection between a crude distillation unit and the cooling water system.
1 adult man killed, 5 children injured in crash
One person died in a car crash on Indianapolis' west side Tuesday morning.
Police arrest robbery suspect after short chase
One man was arrested Tuesday morning after two robberies and an attempted robbery on the city's north side.
It's here: McDonald's begins all-day breakfast
After years of fans asking for it, McDonald's all-day breakfast is here.
Health care startup bringing jobs to Carmel
New jobs are heading to Carmel.
Python attacks Kentucky reptile shop owner
A man is in critical condition after being attacked by a 20-foot python at a reptile shop.