@kwellscomm PraiseIndy.com Thursday News & Sports Headlines
The future of Pacers head coach, Frank Vogel will be up for discussion at a press conference held by Larry Bird at 11 a.m. this morning. The link to watch it live is below in “Sports.” (Scroll down.)
Deadly violence strikes again on the city’s east side, this time it’s near a motel where two people were shot and one of them has died from their wounds. WTHR is reporting that around midnight, gunfire erupted on the parking lot of the Knights Inn motel on Shadeland Avenue at East 21st Street. Someone took one of the victims to a nearby gas station shortly after the incident. That person died at Eskenazi Hospitall a short time later and a second victim was found in a room at the motel with a gunshot wound to the foot. That victim was also taken to the same hospital for treatment. Indy Metro Police are investigating the motive behind this shooting and exactly how many people were involved. If you have any info, call Crime Stoppers. You can do so anonymously at 317-262-TIPS.
A former Park Tudor basketball coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old girl is now pleading guilty to those charges. He’s Kyle Cox, and a plea agreement filed Wednesday calls for him to serve a minimum sentence of ten years in prison. He’ll also be required to register as a sex offender. Cox was arrested back in February and charged with trying to entice a student into a sexual relationship.
Four Lawrence Central High School students are recovering from a head-on crash. Officials say the accident happened as the teens were leaving McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology Wednesday morning and heading back to school. No one was seriously injured.
Police are searching for two men who stole more than $100,000 dollars in jewelry from the Glendale Macy’s store. Officials say in broad daylight, the thieves brazenly used an axe and a baseball bat to smash three display cases filled with high end accessories. They didn’t threaten anyone, nor did they harm anyone present. The store had shoppers at the time of the incident. Their getaway car was found a short distance from the department store. It was a stolen car.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says her Republican rival Donald Trump is a “loose cannon.” In an interview with CNN, Clinton said the billionaire real estate developer has made a number of controversial comments including “climate change is a Chinese hoax.” The former Secretary of State said there’s a long list of similar remarks from Trump.
Neither former President Bush plans to endorse Republican Donald Trump’s run for the White House. A spokesman for George H.W. Bush told “The Texas Tribune” that the 41st president is sitting out this election. His son, former President George W. Bush, also has no plans to “participate in or comment on” the race. This includes the GOP Convention in Cleveland this Summer.
The mother of Tamir Rice is blasting Cleveland police and the prosecutor’s office. She made the remarks during her keynote speech at Kent State University Wednesday. She was invited to speak at the university for the 46th anniversary of the May 4th Vietnam War protest shootings that left four students dead. Samaria Rice says the police department and Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty treated her “cruelly.” She told the Kent State students she has rage and the city of Cleveland has failed her. Her twelve-year-old son, Tamir, was shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun in a park outside a recreation center in 2014.
Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child. A rep for the pop star confirmed the news to Entertainment Tonight. Jackson announced last month that she was postponing her tour, including the rescheduled summer date here in Indy, to start a family with her husband. Jackson turns 50 on May 16th.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Federal Drug Enforcement Agency are officially helping with the investigation into music legend Prince’s death. They announced Wednesday that the pop icon was scheduled to meet with an addiction specialist the day he died. Attorney William Mauzy said Dr. Howard Kornfeld was asked by Prince’s representatives to fly to his Paisley Park estate immediately on April 20 for a “life-saving mission.” Kornfeld couldn’t clear his schedule to make the trip, but sent his son Andrew in his stead, on an overnight flight to Minnesota. Andrew was one of the people who found Prince’s body in an elevator April 21 and called 911. It’s Andrew Kornfeld’s voice heard on the 911-tape asking for help, but not knowing the address to Paisley Park.
Pacers president Larry Bird is set to address the media today in a season-ending news conference. He’s expected to address the status of head coach Frank Vogel and whether he’ll remain with the team. The press conference begins at 11 a.m. Eastern and will be streamed live HERE.
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