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Here’s What’s Going on in the Headlines this Friday with Kim Wells…

Friday is starting out pretty chilly with temps in the 50’s but a warm-up is expected going into the afternoon.

Authorities have now identified a body discovered in a cornfield. Hancock County authorities say the body is that of Indianapolis woman Katrina L. Miller, according to WTHR. The 23-year-old’s body was discovered Thursday by two boys riding their bikes near that cornfield on the Marion County line. Investigators say Miller’s body was there for at least a couple days and an autopsy is being done to determine a cause of death.  

A potentially violent felon is on the loose after escaping from the state hospital in Logansport.  Police say they don’t know where Christopher Robbins, 23, could be heading after his escape Thursday night. The Pharos-Tribune says he has a history of residential entry and battery.  He’s described as five-nine, about 137 pounds with brown hair, gray eyes and a mustache.

Indiana is not taking any more low-income enrollees in the Healthy Indiana Plan, for now. Officials say the state cigarette tax that pays for the plan’s costs cannot support any more people signing up. The program offers health insurance to some working poor if they contribute money to health savings accounts. The Indianapolis Star says HIP currently has about 52,000 enrollees. 

An 89-year-old woman was shot on the city’s northeast side Thursday evening in a random act of violence where the suspect also fired shots at police. Sally Lisenby was likely sitting on her porch when she was injured. The responding the officer was shot at when getting out of his patrol car, but wasn’t hurt and didn’t return fire. This shooting was in the area of 33rd & Guilford Ave. and 34th & Carrolton St. Police arrested one suspect and they’re searching for another. Lisenby is in stable condition at Eskenazi.

Indianapolis police are still looking for a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run earlier this week.  Investigators say the vehicle struck Nicholas King as he was riding his scooter on Westheaven Drive just after midnight, Tuesday. They believe the vehicle is a gray or silver 1996 Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable, possibly a station wagon.   

A pedestrian hit by a Marion County Sheriff’s van is dead. According to investigators, the accident happened Thursday night on Madison Avenue near Dudley Avenue. IMPD says the victim was already lying in the road before being hit.  The driver told police he noticed something, but couldn’t maneuver around it in time. Why the victim was lying in the street is unclear and is currently being investigated. 

The search continues for the father of the Plainfield teenager killed while trying to set a new world record with his flight around the world.  The body of Haris Suleman, 17, was found shortly after his plane went down Tuesday night off the coast of America Samoa, but Babar Suleman is still unaccounted for. Wreckage from the plane was found Thursday in a remote section of the Pacific Ocean. Rescue crews are casting a net to the bottom of the ocean to hopefully find more debris and Babar’s body. 

Governor Mike Pence is joining nearly 500 bikers today from the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education group also known as “ABATE,” and other Hoosier motorcyclists for the Annual Governor’s Motorcycle Ride. This free event aims to bring awareness to motorcycle safety across the state and raises funds for the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund, which gives 100 percent of all donations to assist members of the Indiana National Guard and their families. The ride covers 141 miles starting downtown at the statehouse at 10 a.m  with stops in Columbus, Seymour and Madison.

The Indy BBQ RibFest takes place all weekend long with king’s of the pit in action in Military Park downtown. Event hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today and Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Organizers say they have plenty of delicious deals waiting at this staple event of Summer.

Palestinians are declaring today as a “Day of Rage” in the West Bank. The day-long protest is in response to a man being shot to death Thursday night as crowds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Meantime, a State Department spokesperson says the U.S. is deeply concerned about the bombing of a United Nations shelter in Gaza. At least 16 people were killed after the shelter was hit by an Israeli airstrike. 

SPORTS:

The Hoosiers and Boilermakers will play in the second consecutive alumni rivalry basketball game on Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium. Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford of the Hoosiers will be on the court as well as Terone Johnson of Purdue. Several players are unconfirmed going into the contest. Purdue won 110-106 in last year’s matchup.  

Like to swim? Indianapolis’ most private swim club is opening its doors to new members. The Lilly Pool was built as the private swimming hole of J.K. Lilly in the 1930s and eventually became a place for the upper echelons of Indy society, but is now open to anyone. The cost is $550 a year for families, $425 for one person and applicants must also pay a $175 initiation fee. The Lilly Pool currently has about 40 families who are members, but would like to have around 60. 

After a week off, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action on Sunday with the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard atIndianapolis Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon leads Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 12 points for first place in the standings. Brad Keselowski currently sits in third place with Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson rounding out the top five. Brickyard 400 events for the fans continue today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

WEATHER:

Partly cloudy with a High of 81 degrees..

Join us TOMORROW  for “Praise in the Park” on the Canal, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Buggs Temple downtown Indy on 10th Street near Senate Ave.—powered by INHP, Metro PCS & McDonald’s featuring “Gospel’s Best” stand out Danetra Moore, the return of Isaac Carree and more!  

Make it a great day as you listen to us all day on “Indy’s Inspiration & Praise Station” AM-1310 The Light and here online at praiseindy.com.

I’m Kim Wells.

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