Two arrested for attacking a woman

first_imgAURORA, Ind. — Two Dearborn County residents have been arrested after police say they attacked a woman.According to police, Daniel Backus, 46, of Lawrenceburg, and Stephanie L. Horn, 39, of Greendale, both attacked the woman at her home in Aurora.The victim told police that the 2 knocked on her door, and Backus grabbed her by her hair and pulled her outside.She also told police that Horn bounced her head off the curb, while Backus was yelling to kill her.Police say the woman had multiple cuts and lacerations to her hands and face, and was treated by paramedics on scene, but refused to be taken to the hospital.Her family later took her after becoming dizzy and lightheaded. According to Police, they tried to contact both Horn and Backus after the report, but Backus’ phone had been disconnected.Horn told police that the woman had threatened her sister in a text message, and she told Backus to stop at the woman’s house.Horn and Backus were arrested on charges of Battery causing Injury.last_img read more

Washington to fight Trumps coal plant plan

first_imgSEATTLE — The state of Washington plans to sue the Trump administration over its proposal to dismantle pollution rules that would have increased federal regulation of emissions from coal-fired power plants, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday.The Environmental Protection Agency plan threatens lives, props up an old technology and is illegal, the Democrat told reporters. “It’s an affront to people who want to breathe clean air.”The state will file a lawsuit — likely joining with other states — but it must first wait for the EPA rule to be formally proposed and finalized, which could take months, said Bill Sherman, the attorney general’s counsel for environmental protection.The EPA announced Tuesday that it plans to replace President Barack Obama’s 2015 Clean Power Plan, his signature climate policy. It says its Affordable Clean Energy rule “empowers states, promotes energy independence and facilitates economic growth and job creation.”It also acknowledged that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars.last_img read more