FILE- In this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a Tuesday night derailment in Philadelphia of an Amtrak train headed to New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Feds: Amtrak engineer went ‘from distraction to disaster’

The engineer of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was focused on radio traffic about a commuter train that had been hit by a rock just prior to the crash, federal investigators said Tuesday.

FILE - This June 22, 2012 file photo a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. A well-financed campaign whose backers include billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, medical groups and organized labor has collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack, officials said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli,File)

Tax measure could cause financial jolt to California smokers

A campaign to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 a pack said Monday it has collected enough signatures to qualify the proposal for the Nov. 8 ballot and raise the prospect of a pocketbook jolt for smokers in the nation’s most populous state.

This undated photo of Daniel Messel, 44, of Bloomington is provided by the Indiana State Police Department, via our sister station at WISH-TV.

Test jurors to gauge publicity in slaying of IU student

The man accused of killing 2-year-old Hannah Wilson of Fishers says publicity over evidence linking him to the crime and related reports make it impossible for him to receive a fair trial in Brown County.

Haverhill Elementary School teacher Meghan Skelton was named Southwest Allen County School's 2016 Teacher of the Year during a assembly Monday, May 16, 2016.

Haverhill teacher named SACS Teacher of the Year

Haverhill Elementary School teacher Meghan Skelton’s highly respected ‘can-do – will-do’ attitude earned her the Southwest Allen County School District’s 2016 Teacher of the Year award.

In this May 13, 2016 photo provided by Massachusetts General Hospital, Thomas Manning gives a thumbs up after being asked how he was feeling following the first penis transplant in the United States, in Boston. The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor. (Sam Riley/Mass General Hospital via AP)

Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in US

Surgeons on the transplant team said at a news conference that there are no signs of rejection or infection and that they are cautiously optimistic Thomas Manning will regain the function he lost in 2012 when cancer led to an amputation of his penis.

IPFW campus

IPFW facing cuts after enrollment decline

A report released this month projects the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne campus could see a $3 million revenue shortfall next year on its $110 million operating budget.