Two suspects in custody in double shooting
|(Indianapolis) – One suspect surrendered and police have arrested two men believed to be responsible for killing a man and his niece in a relative’s home last week. Michael Bell, 22, turned himself in to authorities at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police later arrested Jeremy Priel, 25, of Indianapolis. Investigators have reportedly retrieved the gun used in the killings. Jeremy Crane, 21, and Kyleigh Crane, 7 were found shot to death inside their home in the 600 block of Woodlark Drive in Cumberland. Investigators say no motive for the shootings has been determined.
Bootlegging operation busted on city’s eastside
(Indianapolis) – Three independent businessmen was put out of business yesterday after excise police learned about an illegal bootlegging operation. Acting on a tip that illegal alcohol was being sold at two houses in the 2400 block of Arsenal Avenue, a warrant was served. Police discovered hundreds of cases of beer, a handgun and a garbage bag filled with marijuana. Undercover officers had made multiple buys of alcohol at the two homes.
Colts win their first season opener
(Indianapolis) – The Indianapolis Colts snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 27-13 win over the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Donald Brown ran for 161 yards for the Colts, including an 80-yard touchdown scamper. The team did say yesterday, however, that star quarterback Peyton Manning will not return for either of the final two games of the season. Manning has been working his way back from three offseason neck surgeries and has been able to throw wearing shoulder pads in the past week.
Dan Parker to stay as Indiana Democratic Party Chairman
(Indianapolis) – Dan Parker has apparently had a change of heart and withdrew hid resignation as the head of the Indiana Democratic Party. Parker had announced last week he would step down, but party leaders persuaded him over the weekend to remain in the position.
Group offers changes for school district
(Indianapolis) – One Indiana-based education reform group has its own ideas on how to improve the state’s largest school district. The Mind Trust is calling for transferring control of Indianapolis Public Schools from its school board to Mayor Greg Ballard’s office. The group also supports reducing the central administrative staff and giving teachers a pay raise with the money saved. Officials with The Mind Trust say the problems with IPS are not with the people, but with the system.