Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership President and CEO John Sampson went to Indianapolis this week to urge lawmakers to approve the $42 million.

Lawmakers put off vote for $42 million for Regional Cities

The bill that would allot an additional $42 million for the Regional Cities initiative is in the hands of the Ways and Means committee, which put off voting on the bill this week.

Flames rise at an apartment at 942 Ridgewood Drive in the Coliseum Park Apartments complex on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (Photo courtesy Chad Sloffer via ReportIt)

Resident escapes apartment fire

The fire happened just before 4 p.m. at an apartment at 942 Ridgewood Drive in the Coliseum Park Apartments complex.