Three Indy Schools Delayed Tues.; 23 Tornadoes Confirmed; No Charges for Church Bus Driver; Zimmerman Back in Court

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Three Schools On Two-Hour Delay

Three schools are on a two-hour delay because of a paperwork mistake that has limited the number of buses on the roads Tuesday morning. The delay is only for students at Emma Donnan Middle School, Emmerich Manual High School and TC Howe High School. School officials say the bus company filed out some paperwork incorrectly, causing bus inspections to be temporarily placed on hold. If you’ll recall, these are the three state take-over schools run by Charter Schools USA.

Impact of Sunday’s Twisters Deepens 

The death toll from the powerful tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest has now risen to eight, with hundreds more injured. The National Weather Service says the twisters that tore through Illinois leaving death and destruction were EF-4’s. The reports for our state mean they’d lost some of their power but were still destructive. Preliminary reports indicate 23 tornadoes touched down across Indiana alone. An EF-3 tore through Tippecanoe County. An EF-2 hit Lebanon and another EF-1 touched down a few miles northwest of that town. Kokomo also suffered a lot of devastation. The clean-up is continuing today.

Body Found Near Interstate

Indiana State Police are investigating a body found just off the Interstate on the city’s west side. Officials say the body was spotted Monday afternoon by someone walking on the exit ramp from northbound I-465 to Crawfordsville Road.  No other details as of Tuesday morning have been released.

No Charges For Driver Of Church Bus

No charges will be filed against the driver of the Colonial Hills Church bus that crashed, killing three people. On Monday, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office said evidence clearly determined that no criminal activity led to the July accident. In a final report issued by Indiana State Police, investigators said Dennis Maurer was traveling too fast to make the turn from the I-465 exit ramp onto Keystone Avenue therefore, the bus flipped.

A Report Forewarned Of Healthcare.Gov Problems

A top consulting firm’s risk analysis indicates the Obama administration was alerted back in April of problems with the Healthcare.gov website. “The Washington Post” reports McKinsey & Company warned of multiple risks–one of them including how inadequate IT testing would make it hard to fix problems after the enrollment website was launched October 1st.

Zimmerman Back in Court Today

A Florida judge will decide later today whether George Zimmerman will receive bail in his latest scrape with the law. Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman who was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin that still has some outraged, is now charged with aggravated assault. During a confrontation with his girlfriend, when she asked him to leave her house, he became outraged and says Zimmerman pointed a shotgun at her. Zimmerman has had several scrapes with the law since his acquittal. His wife, filed for divorce after an altercation between them. No charges were filed then because of a lack of evidence.

Operation Predator Needs Your Help Keeping Kids Safe

Predators seeking children for sex are finding it easy to lure kids online. A new iPhone app is being used to find the bizarre hunters. The Department of Homeland Security offers a smartphone app called Operation Predator. Spokesman Gary Coons said, “It allows the public to become part of helping us find these predators and helping Homeland Security track them down.”

In Sports…Colts’ Player Suspended For Head-Butt

Colts linebacker Erik Walden is suspended for one game for head-butting a helmetless Titans player.  It happened during the second quarter of last week’s game at LP Field.  The Colts play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Indianapolis Weather for Tuesday

Sunny today with a high of 45.

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