You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.


  • Indiana candidates in attack mode for final push
    INDIANAPOLIS – Candidates for office throughout the state have been shifting this week to attack mode in the final stretch of campaigning ahead of Election Day.
  • Grant could have put 5,700 in preschool
    INDIANAPOLIS – The federal grant application that Republican Gov. Mike Pence decided not to submit would have helped send 5,700 more Indiana children to preschool programs, documents show.
  • Myriad items on block at Indy airport
    INDIANAPOLIS – If you're in the market for an aircraft tow truck, a riding mower capable of trimming five football fields or just a pair of sunglasses, you might want to head to an Indianapolis warehouse next week.

School bus antifreeze line bursts, spraying students

PENDLETON, Ind. – Central Indiana police said a girl suffered burns to her legs and dozens of her classmates were checked for injuries after a school bus’ antifreeze line ruptured, spraying hot liquid inside the bus.

The bus carrying up to 70 kindergarten through sixth-grade students was headed to Maple Ridge Elementary School in Pendleton when its antifreeze line failed Friday morning.

Investigators told WRTV-TV ( ) the line was linked to a heat box beneath one of the seats, and a girl sitting in that seat suffered minor leg burns when the liquid sprayed. She was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

School officials said other students were taken to the gym of the school a few miles northeast of Indianapolis and assessed by the school’s nurse and medical workers.