Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Brookville man dies in house fire




The Cincinnati Enquirer

        A Brookville, Ind. man died in a Tuesday morning house fire after saving his wife.

        Firefighters were called to the home of Richard Neukam at 17014 St. Marys Road just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters were told the house was on fire and that someone was still inside.

        According to Franklin County Sheriff's deputies, Mr. Neukam was able to get his wife out of the burning house and to safety. But he was never seen coming out of the structure himself, deputies said.

        Fire crews from Brookville and Oldenburg extinguished the blaze. After a search that stretched throughout the day, they found a body about 5:40 p.m., in the home's basement.

        The Franklin County coroner's office is investigating the death and trying to make a positive identification, police said.

        The fire remains under investigation by fire and police investigators. There was no information on the amount of damage the blaze cost and what may have caused it.

       



Tristate health little improved
Let's throw a party to rededicate the Fountain
More snow expected tonight
Taft to push teacher training
Ads waste $33 million, critics say
Reds 'ballpark figure' just that
Auditor-prosecutor fight now a federal case
Five bundles of joy arrive
Hyland stays in fight vs. Portune
Love passes on jury
Police, fire unions plan to battle city over 2% cuts
Bill would abolish car tailpipe test
Queen City's moments to shine reflected in book
Tax credit for non-public school kids revisited in Ky.
Trauma-care system draws interest, support
King events continue today
Mercantile movin' on up
'ER' undergoes surgery for post-Clooney slump
'Felicity' star's new do doesn't work
Fighting fibromyalgia
GET TO IT
'The Woolgatherer' a riveting production
Bill would cut EMTs' retraining
- Brookville man dies in house fire
Coroner's reports cloud Sheppard case
Educators want to improve future teachers
Fairfield's school chief has 15 goals for 5 years
GOP challenger unqualified for Kenton court clerk's job
Ind. suspect jumps to his death
Indiana council member apologizes for racial slur
Methadone clinic foes state case
Road renamed 'Tim Couch Pass'
School districts resolve boundary dispute
Sound off on road connection
Storied Calumet focus of trial
Townships' leaders brought together
TRISTATE DIGEST