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Scoops: Total loss house fire; Faulkner school board meeting rescheduled

House ‘total loss’ after fire

A house fire took place at 314 W. 27th St. and was a total loss of the property, according to Assistant Chief Kyle Miller. Marion Fire Department was alerted to the fire by the Marion Police Department around 11:50 p.m. “A young lady left and went to a friend’s (place) and left a space heater on,” Miller said. The space heater was plugged into an extension cord, causing an electrical fire. The fire began in the back bedroom and went into the upstairs bedroom, breaching the roof and east side windows. The fire department was on scene for about three hours. No one was injured in the blaze.

– Clay Winowiecki

Faulkner board meeting postponed

The Dr. Robert H. Faulkner Academy school board meeting was postponed Thursday evening and moved to Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the school. There was not enough meeting members present Thursday night to have a valid meeting as three of six members were unable to attend. The meeting’s agenda included discussions on enrollment numbers, charter renewal and the school’s mission, vision and values.

– Heather Cox

Winter storm forecast to bring weekend snow INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service says a winter storm is expected to bring snowfall to all of Indiana this weekend.

The weather service in Indianapolis says snow is forecast to begin falling Friday night and continue through Saturday night over the state. Snowfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are projected to fall over central Indiana and into southwestern Indiana.

The weather service says lesser amounts are forecast for parts of northern Indiana.

Snow could mix with rain over Indiana’s southern counties as the winter storm system moves from the southwestern U.S. and pushes across the region.

Forecasters say the snowfall amounts may change with any deviations in the strength and path of that storm system.