Get In the Know With Kim’s Tuesday News & Headlines
Good morning on this National Night Out Day, here in Indy…
In breaking news… Lafayette police say two people are dead there, after an early morning shooting. WTHR-TV reports the call of shots fired came in around 3:49 a.m. Tuesday morning and when officers arrived to the 2200 block of Perrine Street, they found two victims with gunshot wounds in the front yard. Medics took both to local hospitals where they were later pronounced dead. The victim’s identities aren’t being released at this time, pending family notification. Police are on the scene at the time processing it for further evidence. This investigation is on-going.
Several neighborhoods are planning block parties this evening, cookouts, flashlight walks and youth activities, too, in observance of “National Night Out.” (Maybe your neighborhood is one of them…) These events are organized to encourage neighbors to bond with each other and local police in their communities so they can talk about crime and community issues.
A meeting is scheduled today to bring the city, the owner of Double 8 Foods and neighborhood leaders together to discuss food access in inner-city Indy. Discussions are focused on turning the buildings vacated by Double 8’s closure into non-profit food co-ops or using them to lure a large grocery retailer to open in those locations and close the nutrition gap created in food deserts in the city.
There’s a plea for help today from the Indianapolis Animal Care and Control. They’re asking for your help to find loving homes for hundreds of pets. They say their facility is only a few animals away from being completely full and their small dog room at this time has no open cages left. Summer is always busy at the city’s shelter and they’re looking to local rescue groups for assistance. They’d like yours too. If you can help, check out the animals up for adoption at indy.gov or stop by their South Harding Street location.
A cafeteria cook at Roudebush VA Medical Center is accused of sexual harassment. Police say David Price was arrested last Thursday following an attack on a female co-worker. A statement by the hospital says they’re committed to ensuring their Veterans and staff enjoy a safe environment. The statement also noted that a thorough review of Price’s improper behavior has been launched.
The FBI is continuing to look into lewd messages possibly sent between former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and a Subway franchisee. “Business Insider” says a court document detailing the text messages has been subpoenaed. In them, Fogle is said to have repeatedly asked the female employee, whom he was allegedly romantically linked, to advertise herself on Craigslist for sex and bragged about paying for sex with a 16-year-old girl. Subway says if the allegation is true, it’s appalling.
Two women are dead from a crash in Howard County. It started with police trying to pull over a truck on US 31 Monday night. Police say the truck hit speeds up to 100 miles-per-hour and hit a Toyota Prius after blowing through a stop sign. Two men in the truck are now in police custody.
In a follow up…The man behind the wheel of a church bus that crashed on Interstate-70, killing a six-year-old boy, is now in jail in Hancock County. Charles Goodman was charged with reckless homicide and driving while suspended. Police say Goodman was driving a group from the St. Jude Family Worship Center in Gary to a religious convention in Ohio last week when he fell asleep. The bus is believed to have hit two trees before flipping and catching on fire.
A former Wayne Township Fire Department paramedic is getting a quarter-of-a-million dollars in a discrimination lawsuit. Kristine Rednour accused the department of firing her after she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The jury decided in her favor yesterday after a four day trial.
Indiana is suing the federal government over its Clean Power Plan. The new rule announced Monday by President Obama requires states to significantly cut power plant emissions beginning in 2022 with a goal of minimizing the impact of climate change. Governor Mike Pence called the approach “ill-conceived,” and said too much is at stake for the state’s economy to do anything less than unleash a full-scale challenge.
The family of Sandra Bland is suing the people they say are responsible for her death last month in a Texas jail cell. Bland was arrested in Waller County, Texas July 10th after being pulled over for a traffic violation and was later found dead in her cell. Today, an attorney for Bland’s family is expected to file a federal lawsuit against the trooper who made the arrest and others involved in the case. That trooper is on desk duty for violating procedures during the stop.
Also, the family of Samuel DuBose is preparing to file their own lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati police officer charged in his death. Their attorney says the lawsuit will seek money from Ray Tensing and the university, while calling for specific reforms within the UC Police Department. Word of the pending lawsuit follows the Hamilton County coroner’s finding yesterday that a gin bottle DuBose had in his car during a traffic stop last month held air freshener and not alcohol.
The paroled bank robber accused of killing a Memphis, Tennessee police officer is due in court today. Tremain Wilbourn surrendered to U.S. Marshals Monday night. It’s believed Wilbourn shot and killed Officer Sean Bolton when the 33-year-old policeman apparently interrupted a drug deal Saturday night.
The latest Fox News poll shows a new high and a new low for the front runners. The poll shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is the favorite of 26 percent of GOP primary voters, while Democrat Hillary Clinton has the support of 51 percent of her party’s primary voters. That still gives the former Secretary of State a 29 point lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Voters in New Hampshire now know a little bit more about the candidates who are seeking the GOP nomination. During a forum on Monday in Manchester, 14 Republican candidates were asked about immigration, the economy and education. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is among the front-runners who participated however the man in the lead, Donald Trump did not participate.
Elsewhere…The head of the Jackson family is out of the hospital. Joe Jackson was released from a hospital in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where he spent nearly a week being treated for a series of medical scares. The 87-year-old suffered a stroke and then reportedly had three heart attacks. He was in Brazil to celebrate his birthday. It’s been reported that his daughter, Janet Jackson, will transport her dad back to Los Angeles soon.
The Indianapolis Colts continue training camp today at Anderson University. They’re also on the field tomorrow night before an off day on Thursday. Indy kicks off its preseason on August 16 at the Philadelphia Eagles.
The ladies of the Indiana Fever are on the road tonight in WNBA action against the Chicago Sky at the Allstate Arena. The Fever won their third game in-a-row with a 13-point victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday. They take the court tonight 11-and-8 while the Sky enter 12-and-8 on the year.
Tuesday’s Indianapolis Weather:
Mostly sunny skies today on President Barack Obama’s 54th birthday. High 86 degrees.
Make it a great day!
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