Indiana woman found dead with 8-foot python coiled around her neck, police say


first_imgMark Kostich/iStock(BATTLE GROUND, Ind.) — Medics in Indiana made a gruesome discovery this week when they arrived to a home that was filled with more than 100 snakes.Emergency workers were called to the home in Battle Ground, Indiana, on Wednesday and found 36-year-old Laura Hurst dead with an 8-foot python coiled around her neck, according to police.Medics made efforts to revive her, but they were unsuccessful, Indiana State Police said. The Reticulated Python was one of 140 snakes that were found inside the home.Police said approximately 20 of the snakes found belonged to Hurst. Her connection to the residence wasn’t immediately clear but investigators said “she frequents the location approximately 2 times a week.”Police said they are still investigating to determine the exact cause of death.“An autopsy will be performed on Friday which will hopefully give us an official cause of death,” Indiana State Police said in a statement. “The case is ongoing.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Local Elementary Kids Make ROV’s to Learn About Their Sanctuary


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIn honor of national ‘Get Into Your Sanctuary Day,’ students in Alpena spent hours at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary creating ‘Remotely Operated Vechicles.” “It’s hard work, but after you do it you feel like you really accomplish something and make something good,” Hayden Bacchus said. And that’s just what these students did. Over the course of two days local elementary school students went to work challenging themselves to make ‘Angel Fish Remotely Operated Vehicles.’ During their building camp each student learned how to build an under water vehicle from scratch… “They do all of the wiring, they build all of their frames, they put tools on them and then they practicing piling and then they take them home,” Education Coordinator, Sarah Waters said. Besides seeing their creations come to life and actually work inside of a pool each student revealed their favorite part of the camp. “I liked working with ‘pvc’ pipes,” student Kaitlyn Farley said.Managing to get ROV’s to work was essential so that the students could use their under water vehicle in Lake Huron in the future.“I think it helps connect them to their environment even though it’s technology. They about how robots are used to investigate underwater,” Waters added.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: get into your sanctuary, ROVContinue ReadingPrevious Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department Searching for a Stabbing SuspectNext YAC Advisory’s Travel to the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan for Annual Meetinglast_img read more