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A fast food pitchman finds himself sandwiched between a criminal rock and an end of marriage hard place after his misdeeds left a string of minors victimized.  Check out this and other stories making news today below.

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Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges .  He’s also taken a plea deal in federal court here in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Fogle is accused of accepting child porn, arranging and paying for sex with minors since 2007.  He’s agreed to pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 victims. He must also register as a sex offender and participate in a program to treat sexual disorders. He’s agreed to a jail term up to 12.5 years, but no less than five years. Meanwhile his wife, Katie Fogle, wasted no time. She filed for divorce making their two young children her priority. Her statement through her attorney…says she’s “extremely shocked and disappointed” by the recent developments involving her husband. He left court downtown yesterday with an ankle monitor.

Read the charges against Fogle, courtesy of WTHR, HERE.

Subway is continuing to distance itself from its former pitchman after Fogle’s guilty plea to charges of having sex with minors and child pornography. On Twitter Wednesday, the sandwich chain called Fogle’s actions inexcusable and said they don’t represent the brand’s values.

17th Annual Family Fun Filled Back-in-School Carnival Celebration

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A back-to-school tradition for Indianapolis Public Schools and Perry Township Schools is being held Thursday evening to celebrate students, to rally families and the community around education for this new school year. It’s the 17th Annual Family Fun Filled Back-In-School Carnival Celebration at Julian Coleman School 110. The school is located at 1740 East 30th Street. Various community partners will be on site with information, activities, services, food and more including special guests Congressman Andre Carson, Mayor Greg Ballard, IMPD Chief Rick Hite, Colts In Motion, Pacers Fan Van, Indiana Fever, Indiana Black Expo, and several of the personalities from WTLC and the Indy stations of Radio One. Festivities get underway at 6 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Organizers remind parents and guardians to accompany students.

IndyGo is competing for state and federal funding for its proposed Red Line. If approved, the one-of-a-kind electric bus transportation system will run from Westfield to Greenwood passing through popular areas here in the city such as Broad Ripple, Downtown and the University of Indianapolis. The federal grant would cover 80 percent of the $60-million price tag attached to the first phase of the project. IndyGo will apply for a state grant to cover the rest of the construction costs.

Jimmy Carter Book Signing For 'A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety'

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Former President Jimmy Carter provides details about his recent cancer diagnosis. On Thursday morning, the elder statesman revealed he has several spots of melanoma on his brain and will receive treatment in intervals beginning today. Speaking at a press conference in Atlanta at the center named in his honor, the 90-year-old said it started with a small tumor on his liver but doctors believed that the cancer they found there had come from somewhere else and had spread. He underwent a surgery earlier in August to remove that tumor, however doctors were correct about it’s spread. The 39th President appeared to be in good spirits as he answered a barrage of questions from reporters. He told them his future, “is in the hands of the God who I worship.”

Ohio 09

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Folks in Cleveland and on Capitol Hill are mourning the loss of Ohio’s first African-American to be elected to Congress. Louis Stokes has died after battling brain and lung cancer. Stokes was 90-years-old. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years, retiring in 1999. Stokes was a civil rights attorney before being elected to Congress in 1969 and is credited as the pioneer to political change for African-Americans on Capitol Hill. He chaired a committee that re-examined the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Sports:

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler conceded that the Colts “won the day” during joint practices Wednesday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.  Andrew Luck carved up the Chicago defense, and Frank Gore looked like he was in midseason form. On defense, the Colts D-line dominated the trenches against the Bears as Cutler could do little against the Colts defense. Was this a preview of play to come?  Hmmm… The Bears and the Colts continue joint practice today.

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