A one-year-old girl shot in the eye with a BB gun is in the hospital. She was taken to Riley Hospital for Children Monday evening. Officials say the shooting happened on Tara Lane, near 34th Street and Moller Road. A family member told WRTV-6 Television, the child was hit when a 15-year-old tried to shoot a 12-year-old relative.
Don’t leave any valuables in your car. Speedway Police say as race day approaches, there’s an uptick in car breaks-ins. Speedway commanders say they’re looking for suspects. They fear the influx of visitors for this month’s 100th running of the Indy 500 is also attracting criminals.
More than $126 million dollars in improvements and repairs are planned for the upcoming summer construction season here in Indy. The Department of Public Works released its project list on Monday. Work on it includes the resurfacing of nearly 200 miles of streets and the addition of 27 miles of sidewalks. Nearly $30 million will be spent on storm water improvements.
It’s new life on Indy’s east side for a warehouse that’s been vacant for several years. RoomPlace announced plans Monday to move into the former Levitz building on East Washington Street. The company says it’ll spend more than $7 million on renovations and will hire more than 120 people within two years for their new warehouse, showroom, and headquarters for their rent-to-own division.
The head of Gleaners Food Bank is retiring. President and CEO Cindy Hubert will step down at the end of September. She’s been with the organization for six-years. John Elliot will pick up the baton and continue in Hubert’s role.
People in neighboring Kentucky are heading to the polls today. The polls are now open there as voters cast ballots in that state’s Democratic presidential primary. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will battle for delegates out West as well as Oregon votes for both Democrats and Republicans today. Donald Trump is already the presumptive GOP nominee.
President Obama says new federal guidelines on bathrooms in public schools aim to protect transgender students from bullying. Obama told Buzzfeed Monday that society has an obligation to make sure everyone is treated fairly and that the dignity of all children is affirmed.
The defense is now calling witnesses in the trial of one of the Baltimore police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray. The prosecution rested its case in the trial of Officer Edward Nero on Monday. One of the last witnesses for the state was fellow Officer Garrett Miller, who is also charged in the case and faces his own trial later this year. Miller told the judge Nero only had limited contact with Gray — when he helped Gray look for his inhaler, and while helping another officer load Gray back into a police van at a later stop. After the state rested, the judge denied a defense motion to dismiss all charges against Nero.
It’s official. The Pacers have a new head coach. Nate McMillan landed the promotion on Monday which is a move up from the team’s assistant coaching position. McMillan’s previous experience includes 12 years as a head coach. He led both, the Seattle Sonics and the Portland Trailblazers. Pacers President Larry Bird says he truly believes McMillan is the “right coach” for the team at this time and has “all the confidence in the world” that he’ll lead the franchise to where they want to go.
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Need another reason to exercise? We’re learning Tuesday morning that exercise could reduce your risk for more than a dozen different types of cancer. Research out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that stacking up hours of physical activity can lower risk for even the most common types of cancer like breast, colon and lung. Leukemia is also mentioned in the study as well as cancers of the liver, kidney, stomach and bladder. Current federal guidelines suggest two-and-a-half-hours of moderate-intensity activity a week.
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