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Investigators hope to know more today about a plane crash in Virginia that killed four people from central Indiana. The Virginia State Police say a man from Carmel and a family from Shelbyville all died in the crash. They were reportedly flying to a graduation ceremony at the Virginia Military Institute. Investigators say it appears the plane crashed on a landing attempt.
The Wayne Township fire department says a missing 17-year-old has been located early Monday morning. Tony Mark, who lives with autism, was wet and scared when searchers found him, but he was over-all in good condition.
Indianapolis Metro Police officers were back at the Conoco gas station in the 4100 block of 16th Street Sunday night, once again investigating a shooting. Officers say a 53-year-old man is the latest victim. They say the man was part of a vigil for a 16-year-old shot and killed at the same gas station Saturday night.
An Indiana State Police trooper is slightly injured after his patrol car was hit by a semi. Officials say Trooper Scott Keegan was heading west on I-70 Sunday morning when the truck swerved into his lane. Investigators say the semi driver was changing lanes for merging traffic when he hit Keegan’s car. The trooper was checked at the scene for back pain.
Indianapolis Metro Police are investigating several marijuana plants found in a field near the Monon Trail. A hiker noticed them Saturday near Sutherland Avenue and called police. Ten plants were found and taken to IMPD’s narcotics vault. Nine of them were in pots.
The mother of a young child found unattended with no clothes on is now facing charges. Precious Ann Beverly was arrested Sunday morning after police were called to an apartment on North Meridian Street. Beverly has a criminal history of domestic violence and battery. The child was removed from the home and placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Police in Milwaukee are trying to get a handle on violent protests there. One person remains in the hospital today with a gunshot wound and an officer was also injured after a second night of protests in the city Sunday night. People have been protesting since police shot and killed an African-American man who ran from an officer after a traffic stop on Saturday. Police officials say video shows he had a gun. Law enforcement, city officials and community leaders, are expected to meet today to discuss the situation.
The death toll from the flooding in Louisiana is now up to at least five. Rescue crews have saved more than 7,000 people who were stranded because of the flooding. The federal government has issued a disaster declaration which sets in motion several types of assistance for people.
Young voters appear to overwhelmingly favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. The latest USA Today/Rock the Vote poll shows the Democratic presidential nominee leading her Republican rival by more than two to one among voters 35 and younger. Clinton leads Trump 56-percent to 20-percent. In a four-way match-up, including Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein, Clinton has 50-percent support, against 18-percent for Trump, eleven-percent for Johnson and four-percent for Stein.
There are reports out today that say Donald Trump’s top aide might have been secretly paid millions of dollars by Ukraine’s former government. The New York Times reports that secret ledgers kept show undisclosed cash payments of more than $12.5 million to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
There are also talks within Trump’s campaign to end the Republican presidential nominee’s media blacklist. Trump’s running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, spoke with “Fox News Sunday” and said the campaign may end the bans on certain media outlets from campaign events. Pence says he believes the public “has a right to know.”
While we’ve been dazzled to #OlympicProportions by old athletic superstars like Usain Bolt in track and field and new up and comers like #theSimones—Simone Biles in gymnastics and Simone Manuel in swimming; Michelle Carter in the shot put; Daryl Homer and Ibtihaj Muhammad, both in saber fencing… The U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams still remain undefeated. The men head to the quarterfinals after edging France 100-97. They finished preliminary round play 5-and-0. The Pacers Paul George is a member of the team. Meanwhile, the U.S. women routed China in their last match-up, 105-62. The Fever’s Tamika Catchings is in play as well. Up today on Day 10 of these Rio games is Simone Biles. Biles goes for gold again as she will compete in the women’s balance beam gymnastics event and stands to tie for the most gold medals by a female gymnast at a single Olympics. Also on tap today…the men’s volleyball and handball tournaments get underway. Cycling, field hockey, equestrian and table tennis events are also in the hopper.
The medal count on Monday morning was at 69 for the USA. That includes a Rio-leading 26 gold medals. China is in second place with 45 medals, including 15 gold. Great Britain is in third place with 38 medals.
From Rio to Indy Sports…
Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris each tossed touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts got in the win over the Bills, 19-18 in Buffalo on Saturday. The running game had some issues, but they got it done. The Colts struggled in their preseason opener, as the team finished with a combined 23 carries for 30 yards. The Colts will host the Ravens on Saturday.
Thunderstorms are likely in the metro area. Today’s High: 78 degrees.
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