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Officials in Indianapolis are preparing for a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri keeping in lockstep with most urban areas in the nation. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is on standby in case this decision sparks trouble in the city. The Ten Point Coalition is also on high alert and says they’ll work with the police should demonstrations get out of hand. The FBI has warned law enforcement agencies across the country that the grand jury’s decision “will likely” lead to violence by extremist protesters. The grand jury in this suburban St. Louis town is deciding whether to charge a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen, Michael Brown back in August.

As the next enrollment for gets underway we’re learning here that nearly 61,000 Hoosiers who have insurance through the Healthy Indiana Plan are keeping their benefits in 2015. Governor Mike Pence says the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services approved the renewal last Friday. The decision does not affect Pence’s proposed expansion of the program called HIP 2.0.

The son of an IMPD officer killed by her ex-husband in a murder-suicide is suing the city for violating his mother’s rights. A federal lawsuit filed Monday says Sergeant Ryan Anders showed signs of mental illness and despite those signs, Chief Rick Hite failed to recommend him termination. The lawsuit also claims Anders was reassigned to administrative duties, where he had access to the resources to track down Kimberlee Carmack. Carmack was killed in her westside home in April by Anders, who then killed himself.

A man who threatened to blow up homemade bombs in a couple of Indianapolis movie theaters is looking at a three-year jail sentence.  Neal Grubbs pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of a destructive device.  Police arrested the 21-year-old last year following a tip that he was making bombs in his Far-Westside home. Officers say they found a tennis ball loaded with pellets and explosive black powder.

The Indianapolis Public School system is asking the state for another shot at allowing the district to turn around low-performing schools.  The proposed “transformation zone” would allow the district to avoid state intervention and outside companies taking over troubled schools.  The zone would encompass Arlington, Washington, Marshall and Broad Ripple high schools.

Wholesalers are paying slightly more for the products they’re bringing to market.  Today’s Producer Price Index released by the Bureau of Labor showed a rise of two-tenths of a percent in October. Analysts expected demand to continue to fall as it did last month, predicting a tenth-of-a-percent decline. Prices paid to farms, factories, and refineries are up one-and-a-half-percent over the past year. The news is likely to convince the Federal Reserve to keep low interest rates in place.  The news also indicates that if they’re paying more, likely consumers will pay more.


The Indianapolis Colts have confirmed that running back Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a fractured fibula in their loss to the Patriots.  The veteran will see specialists and undergo further tests to determine whether or not he will require surgery. Also, Colts tight end Dwayne Allen is dealing with an ankle injury after leaving the game in the second quarter.  After speculation of a possible high ankle sprain, Allen said that he is day-to-day and is hopeful of playing this weekend against the Jaguars.

Indianapolis Weather:

Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 21 degrees.


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