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Get In the Know With Kim’s Tuesday News & Sports Headlines

Good day to you on this “Obamacare” deadline day at healthcare.gov. Sign-ups must be done on the exchange by midnight for coverage starting January 1.

In Local News…

IMPD is investigating what appears to be the shooting death of a woman on the northeast side Monday night. Police were called to the 33000 block of North Chester Avenue. It’s there they found an unidentified woman inside a home suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A man who was also at that home with two children has been held for questioning.

Indianapolis’ city leaders are getting more money. The city council yesterday approved a pay raise plan that will hike their pay. City council members will now start at $16,400 a year. The council scrapped a plan to raise the salary for mayor-elect Joe Hogsett. Speaking of Joe Hogsett, he recently named Senior Pastor of Light of the World Christian Church, David Hampton, as one of his deputy mayors for the city.

If you lose a gun in the city of Indianapolis, you now have to tell the police or face a fine. Indianapolis’ city council shrugged off legal worries and approved the new rules for missing weapons. Gun owners now have 48-hours to report a missing or stolen gun. The fine is $500.

You may hear some loud noise today during the lunch hour as Indianapolis is being buzzed by a Boeing 747. Rolls-Royce and Raytheon are flying the plane at a low altitude during the noon hour today. It’ll cruise over the east side and downtown before veering off to the southwest. Officials say the flyover is a public relations move for its employees and the public, but it’s also meant to test a new jet engine to see how it performs in actual flight conditions.

In National News…

The Chigago Tribune is reporting this morning news out of Saudi Arabia that 34 nations have agreed to form a new “Islamic military alliance” specifically to fight terrorism. This new alliance will be Saudi-helmed,  with a joint operations center based in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. They say the reason for this move is because terrorism “should be fought by all means and collaboration should be made to eliminate it.”

While the calls for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign continue there’s been more movement within the city’s controversial police department. They’re making more changes at the top.  Their Interim Superintendent John Escalante announced several promotions Monday with the goal of having a diverse group of leaders on the force. After these changes, 50 percent of the police chiefs and 50 percent of the deputy chiefs are African American. Also, more women and Latinos are in top ranking police positions. Meanwhile, CPD is in the process of looking for a new superintendent after Mayor Emanuel asked Garry McCarthy to step down. That position is expected to be filled in late February.

Jury deliberations continue today in the trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The city is also in planning mode to keep calm regardless of the verdict.  The seven-woman, five-man panel is considering charges of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct against Baltimore Officer William Porter.  Porter is accused of failing to seatbelt Gray into a police van and failing to seek immediate medical attention for him when he indicated he was hurt.

The final Republican presidential debate of the year is just hours away and all eyes are on Vegas for a few fireworks. Frontrunner Donald Trump will share a Las Vegas stage tonight with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul. The main event begins at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on CNN.

Sports…

Jordan Hill had a huge night leading the Pacers to a win over the Raptors Monday night. Hill scored 20 points with 13 rebounds in the 106-90 victory at home.  Monta Ellis added 18 points as Indiana overcame a trailing 26-5 start in the match up. The Pacers improved to 14-and-9 on the season and will host the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night.

Chuck Pagano is assuring Colts’ fans that the team will be motivated to play host to the Houston Texans on Sunday. Both teams enter the game at 6-and-7 on the season, and tied for the top spot in the AFC South.  Both teams are coming off of losses. The Colts just suffered an embarrassing 51-16 defeat to the Jaguars and the Texans, also lost to the Patriots of 27-6.

Indianapolis Weather…

A little drizzle this morning then, Cloudy skies today. Today’s High: 48 degrees

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