EVENING NEWS DIGEST - JUNE 28, 2012
NEW LOCAL NEWS
1. TRAIN DERAILMENT
A train derailed in Sylvania Township. It happened around 5:30pm off Holland-Sylvania near Stranahan Elementary. We're told 9 grain cars derailed. No one was hurt and traffic was not affected. Crews are still trying to figure out what caused it but at this point, Norfolk-Southern says it can't speculate whether it was heat related.
2. SYLVANIA SCHOOLS - CELL PHONES
Students in Sylvania schools be forced to keep their cell phones in their lockers during school hours. The district says the Board of Education voted today to change its electronics policy. Student can now carry their devices, like cell phones, around with them. But they can only use them at lunch or when teachers find it appropriate in the classroom.
NEW STATE NEWS
3. DEWINE - SUPREME COURT RULING
(AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will make the law the predominant issue of the fall presidential campaign. The Republican told The Associated Press he is disappointed in today's decision and says a vote for the GOP presidential and congressional ticket this fall will be a vote to repeal the law assuring coverage for many uninsured Ohioans.
4. MICHIGAN -AUTISM
(AP) - Governor Rick Snyder has signed an order establishing an Autism Council within the state Department of Community Health. The governor's office says today's order is a step to implement Michigan's Autism Spectrum Disorders State Plan. The council will have 12 gubernatorial appointees.
NEW NATIONAL NEWS
5. TROPICAL STORM DEBBY
(AP) - Florida officials say Tropical Storm Debby was responsible for seven deaths in the state. The victims include a woman caught in a riptide yesterday at St. Pete Beach. Debby hovered in the Gulf of Mexico for days before slowly blowing across northern Florida. The storm dumped more than two feet of water in some parts.
6. BANKRUPT TOWN
(AP) - Stockton, Calif., has filed for Chapter 9 protection, making it the largest American city ever to declare bankruptcy. City officials were unable to reach a deal with creditors to restructure hundreds of millions of dollars of debt under a new state law designed to help municipalities avoid bankruptcy. Stockton, a city of 290,000 in Central California, has the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation.