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5 things to know for your Wednesday in Indiana

In case you missed them, here are the top local stories you need to know to start your day.

Posted on Feb. 25, 2014 at 10:25 p.m.

1. Wind chill advisory issued through Wednesday morning

The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana issued a wind chill advisory late Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 25, that will last through 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26

An arctic front is expected to move across the area, bringing wind chills between -10 and -20 in its wake. The weather service warned wind chills this low could result in frostbite in as little as 30 minutes.

The advisory was issued for Elkhart, LaPorte and St. Joseph counties, among others.

2. Concord Community Schools considers options for making up snow days

The Concord Community Schools district will be conducting a phone survey this week of parents and staff members to get feedback on options for making up snow days, Superintendent Wayne Stubbs said in an email Tuesday, Feb. 25.

One option includes tacking extra time onto school days starting after spring break, but Stubbs also said the school might add the eight required make-up days to the end of the school year.

If the school day is lengthened after spring break, only three days would be tacked on in June. If hours aren't extended, eight days will be added instead.

3. Retired Elkhart firefighter Rob Smith loses battle with cancer

Rob Smith, a 26-year veteran of the Elkhart Fire Department, lost his three year long battle with pancreatic cancer Monday morning, Feb. 24. Smith held several positions with the department, including fire investigator. 

Fire Chief Mike Compton remembered Smith as a good friend, firefighter and individual.

"I watched his family grow as he watched mine," Smith said. "So he's going to be really missed by myself."

4. Goshen man faces felony charge for making bomb threat

A Goshen man was arrested in connection with a bomb threat made against the New Paris area earlier this week.

The call in question was made just after 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. The caller made vague threats about planting a bomb somewhere in the New Paris area. Due to the threats, New Paris Elementary School did not allow its students to walk home that day.

Walter Glasgow, 53, faces a preliminary charge of false informing, which is a felony.

5. Thousands of IU students, alumni could be affected by security lapse

About 146,000 Indiana University students' and recent graduates' personal data could be at risk after the school found out it was stored in an insecure location for almost a year

The university notified the Indiana Attorney General's office Tuesday, Feb. 25, that names, addresses and Social Security numbers across seven campuses were at risk. 




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