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Source: Indiana Governors office / Gov Office

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It’s Official… 

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is joining the Donald Trump ticket. Trump tweeted out the announcement Friday morning. CNN earlier reported that Pence had accepted the offer. Pence is in the New York City area for an official announcement that was supposed to happen at 11 a.m. this morning, but Trump postponed the event after Thursday’s deadly attack in France. The press conference will now be Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Eastern.

During that attack at a Bastille Day celebration… Eighty-four people were killed including a vacationing Austin, Texas father and his 11-year-old son, after a man slammed his truck deliberately into a crowd and opened fire in the town of Nice. This is being called a terrorist attack, President Barack Obama also acknowledges that it’s likely. Police at the scene shot the driver who is said to be of Tunisian descent, living in Nice. Weapons, grenades and more were found in that truck the shooter used as a weapon.

Back here…

Today is Governor Mike Pence’s deadline day to get off the Indiana ballot.  His lawyers filed at the Secretary of State’s office shortly after Trump’s Tweet above. Pence out of the race is a reality for Indiana Republicans who believed he would join the GOP ticket with Trump. And, now they know it for sure. Their attention now turns to who’ll replace him on the ballot. Congressman Todd Rokita, Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb and Congresswoman Susan Brooks, are all Republican lawmakers jumping into the race. Republicans have 30 days to decide on a new candidate to take on Democrat John Gregg.

Metro police commanders say they won’t be sending more officers to patrol a busy downtown Indy this weekend. But the IMPD says they will strictly enforce a curfew. Teens under 14-years-old have to be inside by 11 p.m. and anyone under 17 has to be off the streets by 1 a.m. Most of the IMPD plan for the weekend involves crowd and traffic control.

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