Men jailed after sexual conduct in parks
JEFFERSONVILLE — Six arrests were made during two details performed by area Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers to target those soliciting sexual favors.
Four men were arrested in less than three hours Friday in Clark State Forest, and two men were arrested near Falls of the Ohio State Park a week ago.
All of the offenders were arrested on preliminary charges of public indecency, a class C misdemeanor.
Gary opens 4 cooling centers for residents
GARY — The city of Gary has opened four cooling centers for residents seeking relief from the heat and humidity.
The city also is asking that people check on their neighbors, particularly the elderly, to make sure they are doing all right.
As of noon Central time, the National Weather Service was reporting the temperature in Gary was 86 with 62 percent humidity. In Shelbyville, 30 miles southeast of Indianapolis, it was 92 at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
3-year-old boy dies after fall into lake
BIRDSEYE — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy died after apparently falling from a boat into a southern Indiana lake.
State conservation officers say Jayce Stallings from the Scott County community of Deputy had been wearing a lifejacket while swimming in Patoka Lake as several boats were anchored together. Those with the boy told officers that his lifejacket had been taken off inside the boat for him to warm up and that he was last seen sitting on a cooler along the boat’s edge.