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An Indianapolis metro police officer on patrol Monday morning found the body of a young woman while driving through an apartment complex on the far-east side. The officer made the gruesome discovery by the side of the road at Tudor Park Condos near East 38th Street and North Mitthoeffer Road. The IMPD officer had just completed a traffic stop. Police suspect the victim had not been there long, and she suffered severe head wounds. She’s described in her early 20’s.

Two firefighters are recovering today from injuries they suffered while battling a house fire on Indy’s Northeast side. The blaze ignited Sunday morning in a townhouse on Brentwood Drive. No one was at home at the time. Adjoining townhouses were evacuated and firefighters suffered burns on their ears from steam. The home was destroyed with damages estimated at around $70,000.

The Indianapolis Public Library is hoping to undergo a $59 million expansion. The project would include renovating five branches, replacing four buildings, and adding new branches in Lawrence and Perry townships. The CEO of the library system says money for the expansion would be borrowed through bonds and taxes would not go up on local taxpayers. If a committee of the City-County Council approves the proposal on Wednesday, it will go to the full council body on November 10th.

In an epic reversal move before Halloween, the clown nicknamed “Creepy” that’s been lurking around Fishers, Ind. says it was all in fun. Police talked to the person behind the mask on Friday. On Sunday, some balloons were found with a note attached that said, “Announcing the retirement of the clown, hoping my absence will pacify this town.” The note explained the ruse as a way to “show some spirit and amuse.” (Ummm… ”Boo!!!…my bad.”)

Zionsville is the second best suburb in America. The list, compiled by “Business Insider” said it has an “ideal environment for raising a family” and also noted its median household income of $104,000. Carmel was ranked 14th on the list.

In National Headlines:

Hospital officials say a second person wounded in shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington state has now died. Gia Soriano, 14, died around 9:30 Sunday night. Authorities say the shooter was Jaylen Fryberg, also aged 14. They say Fryberg walked into the school cafeteria Friday morning and opened fire. The death toll in this country’s latest school shooting has now risen to three, including the shooter.

The Centers for Disease Control is taking substantial new steps today to make sure travelers coming to the United States from Ebola-stricken countries don’t harbor or spread the deadly illness. Anyone entering from so-called Ebola hot zones in West Africa will now be subject to 21 days of monitoring. Flights coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea can only enter through one of five American airports.  To read more about the CDC’s latest move, click HERE

An emotional trial is set to begin today involving the band members of a beloved Historically Black College or University (HBCU). The four remaining suspects in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion go on trial Monday in Orlando. It’s been almost three-years since Champion died after he was beaten on board a bus as part of an initiation ceremony.  To read more about the Champion case and trial, click HERE.

Is another presidential candidate coming out of the “Bushes”? A member of the prominent political family thinks so. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s son thinks his dad will make a run for the White House in 2016. On ABC’s “This Week,” Texas land commissioner candidate George P. Bush said he thinks his father is still weighing his options but will ultimately run for President.

ABC Networks is seeing a viewing boon this fall thanks to you. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that due to shows like “’black-ish” starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lawrence Fishburn and “How To Get Away With Murder” starring Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis, the network’s fall lineup has shot out of the gate with a seven-percent increase in viewership. Click the names of the shows to see clips.

In Sports:

Major League Baseball players and teams are taking to social media to express their condolences to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals lost young outfielder Oscar Taveras to a car wreck in the Dominican Republic on Sunday afternoon. Taveras’ girlfriend was also killed. The Dominican-Canadian player was 22-years-old.

The Colts’ winning streak has come to an end.  They took a beating on Heinz Field Sunday that didn’t leave them black and blue; they were left ‘black ‘n yellow.” The Colts’ fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 51-to-34 on the road. The Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger threw for franchise records with 522 yards and six touchdowns leading his team to victory. Colts QB, Andrew Luck, threw for 400 yards with three touchdowns but was intercepted twice. The Colts’ now prep for the ‘G-Men’ in another road match-up. They’ll head to New Jersey to take on the New York Giants on November 3rd.

Indianapolis Weather:

Periods of clouds and sunshine across the metro. Still beautiful Fall weather. Today’s High: 78 degrees. Partly cloudy tonight early followed by cloudy skies overnight. A stray

shower or thunderstorm is possible. Tonight’s Low: 64 degrees.

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