THORNTON, Ill. (AP) — An Indiana man has been charged in the death of a Gary, Indiana woman who disappeared last month after attending a concert in Illinois. FBI spokesman Chris Bavender announced Wednesday that James McGhee faces a murder charge in Lake County, Indiana in the death of 27-year-old Sidney-Nichole Buchanan. The 38-year-old McGhee was being described as a person of interest in the woman’s disappearance before he was arrested by the FBI and Indiana State Police as he crossed into state from Illinois.
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — An official says an explosion at a chemical tank cleaning business in northwestern Indiana injured three workers. The blast happened about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at T.A.C. East Inc. in an industrial area of East Chicago. The city fire chief says three employees suffered first-, second- and third-degree burns to their arms and legs and were taken to a hospital in stable condition.
GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon is hiring more than 1,000 full-time workers for a packaging center in suburban Indianapolis. Seattle-based Amazon is preparing to open the so-called fulfilment center after last year signing a lease in Greenwood, where a FedEx distribution center was planned before that company backed out. The Amazon facility is expected to open in September. Online job applications are being accepted.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana city says Saturday farmers markets are resuming this weekend with increased security after being suspended due to alleged threats of violence. Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton last month suspended the Bloomington market for two weeks after learning of “threats from individuals who have connections to past white nationalist violence.” Officials said this week some nearby streets will be closed and more police will be on hand.