QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Repeated explosions are rocking Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano, which is also shooting out chunks of molten rock.
The country's National Geophysics Institute says that a constant plume of gas and ash is rising about half a mile (1 kilometer) above the crater on Monday, with ash falling on nearby communities. Some of those towns are being evacuated for safety.
The renewed eruption began last week and plumes on Sunday rose as high as 3 miles (5 kilometers) above the 16,479-foot (5,023-meter) crater.
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State police are warning Indiana residents about a phone scam that has been reported in central Indiana where grandparents are swindled out of money by con artists who tell them about a fake emergency.
Eskenazi Health hospital will officially open for business in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday while nearby Wishard Memorial Hospital will begin to close.
State police say a southern Indiana man has been arrested after a six-hour standoff that began when he fired several shots at family members.