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Johnson County Fire Claims Third Victim Tuesday Morning

A fire that killed two young children on Friday has claimed another life. Sirena Slusher-Abbot had been in a medically induced coma after suffering burns over 30-percent of her body trying to rescue her children.  The 29-year-old mom died from her injuries Tuesday. Fire officials in Nineveh say the blaze started in an upstairs apartment. They’re calling it accidental.

Disgraced Former IMPD Officer Sentenced Today

Former Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer David Bisard will be sentenced today. Earlier this month, he was convicted of being drunk when he crashed his patrol car into a group of motorcyclists in 2010, killing one of them and critically injuring two others. Bisard officially resigned from IMPD yesterday. As a result of his resignation, the December 3rd Merit Board meeting to process Chief Rick Hite’s recommendation for termination will not be necessary.

Former Indiana Police Officer Gets 40 Years

John Smith is going to spend the next four decades in prison. The former 56-year-old police officer with three different Indiana police departments has been convicted of using police credentials to protect illegal drug shipments, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and other charges including  possessing guns he knew would be used in various crimes.  He was sentenced on Friday in Hammond.

Police Search for Murder Suspect

IMPD says Dantarance Hobert is wanted in connection with a murder. The incident happened Sunday on East 21st Street near Braeburn Drive. Hobert left the murder scene on foot and is believed to be nearby. He’s considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

Masked Gunmen Hold Up Eastside Dollar General

Police are looking for two masked gunmen who held three employees of an Indianapolis Eastside store hostage Sunday night before robbing it. The men wore paintball masks into the Dollar General in the 1800 block of South Emerson, pointed guns at the employees and tried to rob the safe which was on a timed delay. So to kill time until the safe could be opened, they forced the employees into a white Chevy HHR and drove them around the neighborhood. The bandits came back ten minutes later, forced the employees to open the safe and robbed it of an undisclosed amount of cash. They ditched the car which police are now processing. If you have any info on this brazen robbery, call 317-262-TIPS.

School District Goes Smoke Free

The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township is going smoke free next year.  The district’s school board  voted Monday night to ban smoking on all of its campuses and in school vehicles.  The ban will go into effect April 7th.  Wayne Township was the last school district in Marion County to allow tobacco use.

Club Drug on the Rise in Indy

Molly is not a girl, but she is an emerging drug hazard you need to know about. “Molly” is a synthetic drug sold as a pure form of Ecstasy on our streets. Authorities fear an increased use of the narcotic here in Indy. So it may be time to talk to your young people to prevent its use. Pop culture enthusiasts are known to take this drug to stimulate various sensations while partying and listening to live music in nightclubs.

Expect Holiday Travel Delays

Millions of holiday travelers may be thrown off their travel game this Thanksgiving–the busiest travel day of the holiday season. This, thanks to bad weather and storms that are expected to roll in.  Hundreds of flights are scrapped at Indianapolis International Airport and airlines are preparing for more cancellations. Spokesman Carlo Bertolini warns travelers leaving Indy, especially headed to the northeast, to be prepared for weather delays. Some airlines are also starting to waive change fees ahead of the powerful storm.

In Sports…

Pacers Are On a Winning Streak…Again

Paul George posted 26 points with eight rebounds which helped the Indiana Pacers pull away late in the fourth quarter for a 98-84 win over the Timberwolves Monday night.  George Hill added 26 points and seven assists at home, as the Blue ‘n Gold moved to 13-and-1.  The Pacers play at Charlotte Wednesday night.

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