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Two Indianapolis Public School officials are facing charges for not speaking up or acting when they learned a teacher was allegedly having sex with at least one student. Shalon Dabney and Lela Hester are facing misdemeanor charges for not filing a report. They are just two of many who work for the city’s schools who could face similar charges. Prosecutors say IPS waited six days to report former counselor Shana Taylor for allegedly having a sexual relationship with at least one student.
Indy Metro Police are busy on this Wednesday searching for a suspect after the robbery of two south side gas stations early this morning. The first robbery was at a Speedway station in the 5300 block of South East Street. Then, police got the call about another robbery nearby at the Speedway in the 7200 block of Madison Avenue in Southport. Police say they’re looking for a young female wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. If you know anything about this string of robberies, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is coming to Indy today to honor our police force. Lynch’s visit is to recognize IMPD for its efforts in making sure officers are well trained in safety and wellness. That’s what’s expected as she spends time at the department’s Training Academy, and their East District headquarters.
Indiana State Police are investigating possible threats made against Indiana delegates who expressed reservations about Donald Trump. Several delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention said they received hate mail from Trump supporters after they were critical of him in a “Politico” story published online Saturday. A State Police spokesman says the information referred to them is being reviewed to see if it crosses the line of free speech.
The Dalai Lama is coming to Indianapolis. He will give a public talk titled “Compassion as the Pillar of World Peace” on June 25th. It’ll be held at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on the State Fairgrounds. Ticket details haven’t been released yet.
In National News…
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan is again saying no to a White House run. In a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday, Ryan repeated his longstanding assertion that he will not be a candidate for president this year. He said the GOP candidate should come from people who actually ran for the office. Renewed buzz about Ryan has been growing, fueled by the prospect of a contested Republican National Convention in July.
There’s a new problem with Flint, Michigan’s water crisis—People aren’t using enough water for the chemical treatments to coat pipes to prevent lead from leaching. Virginia Tech researcher Marc Edwards says people cutting back on their water usage means particulate matter is building up in the pipes.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a ten-year plan to connect billions of people to the Internet. Zuckerberg laid out his plan in a keynote speech at the social network giant’s F8 developers conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. His plan includes using lasers and drones to make the Internet available to people everywhere.
Police say a fully loaded handgun was found in the vehicle of the former New Orleans Saints player killed last weekend. Former defensive end Will Smith was shot and killed in New Orleans Saturday night after allegedly being involved in a fender bender. Investigators found the nine-millimeter handgun after searching Smith’s vehicle Tuesday. An informal “second line” parade through New Orleans Will honor former Saints lineman Will Smith tonight.
The Pacers are heading to the playoffs as a seven seed. The team picked up a win Tuesday night, knocking off the New York Knicks, 102-90, in their last game at home this year. The Pacers end the regular season tonight on the road, in Milwaukee. Tip is at 8 p.m. Eastern.
NBA history is on the line tonight when the Golden State Warriors host the Memphis Grizzlies. At 72 and 9, Golden State can set the NBA single-season record for wins with a victory in tonight’s regular-season finale. The Warriors tied the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls with their 72nd win Sunday at San Antonio.
And tonight is it. The curtain comes down on the storied career of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. The 37-year-old plays his final game at home against the Utah Jazz. Bryant is retiring after 20 seasons, all with the Lakers. Tonight’s game tips off at 10:30 p.m. Eastern and will air nationally on ESPN2.
After an icy start to the morning, plenty of sunshine today with a high of 61 degrees.
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