March 27th, 2012
12:37 PM ET

Affiliate roundup: Woman who lost legs in tornado returns home

A sampling of Tuesday's headlines from some CNN affiliates nationwide:

WDRB: Woman who lost legs in tornado goes home

A southern Indiana woman who lost part of both of her legs as she shielded her children from two tornadoes this month has been sent home from a hospital, CNN affiliate WDRB reported.

Stephanie Decker, of Henryville, was released Monday from a rehabilitation hospital in New Albany, Indiana.

Decker said she covered her son and her daughter in their basement with a blanket and her body on March 2 when a tornado damaged the home, causing debris to fall on and severely injure her legs. She said she continued to shield her children as another tornado came through the area.

WKMG: Man hurt during arena implosion

Debris from an intentional arena implosion in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend injured a man who was two blocks away, CNN affiliate WKMG reported, citing Orlando fire officials.

The 33-year-old man was hit in one of his shins by an 8-inch piece of rebar during Sunday morning's implosion of the old Amway Arena, police said, according to WKMG. The arena, which used to be the home of several sports teams, including the NBA's Orlando Magic, was imploded to make room for a new development. The Magic now play in the new Amway Center.

WKMG reported that the man had surgery for a broken fibula and is expected to be sent home from a hospital this week.

KYW: Invasive, predatory fish spotted in Pennsylvania

The sighting in Pennsylvania of a predatory fish native to China is alarming ecologists and biologists, CNN affiliate KYW reported.

A northern snakehead, a voracious predator that scientists say pose a danger to the populations of native fish, has been caught at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum Township, and others have been found in the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers, KYW reported.

WJW: Bill may kill landline service in parts of Ohio

A bill that would allow telephone companies to stop offering landline service in parts of Ohio so they can focus on wireless technology is being considered in the state Senate, CNN affiliate WJW reported.

Groups opposed to the bill, including the AARP, argue that cell phone coverage is too spotty in some areas, meaning the move would leave many people without reliable phone service, WJW reported.


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