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The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a police-action shooting that has left a homeowner, who called them for help, in the hospital fighting for his life. The community and the department want to know how one of their officers mistakenly shot 48-year-old Carl Williams in the stomach when they responded to his call of an armed teenager who attempted to carjack and rob his wife outside their home in the driveway. This happened around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. After officers arrived at their home in the neighborhood of 38th & German Church Road, officials say Williams came out of the garage with a gun in his hand and Officer Christopher Mills, shot him. The department says Mills is a nine-year veteran of the force currently assigned to the East District. According to various reports, Williams went outside to protect his family and his property. The suspect is still on the loose. He is described as a black male, light complexioned, wearing a red and white jacket and a dark colored ball cap. Call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS, if you have any info that might lead to an arrest.
High schools here in Indianapolis will likely soon be on their own. The Indianapolis Public Schools board is set to meet for a second time this week regarding a major restructuring plan. During Thursday’s meeting they’ll take a critical vote to move the middle school students away from the high school students—reversing the “community school” strategy that had students from sixth grade through high school housed in the same building. IPS board president Mary Ann Sullivan says the first step will be to make John Marshall into a middle school and move Marshall’s high school students to Arlington High School. That meeting begins at 6 p.m. Eastern and will be held downtown at IPS’ John Morton Finney Center for Educational Services.
The first of three debates in the Indiana governor’s race is scheduled. Republican Eric Holcomb, Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rex Bell will meet on September 27 at Lawrence North High School. The event will have an education focus and will take place during school hours and will be attended by students, teachers and administrators. The debate will also be webcast to schools across the state.
Visitors at Governor Mike Pence’s next campaign stop won’t need the introduction that’s necessary for him in other parts of the country. Pence is set to open Donald Trump’s new campaign office in Carmel on Friday. Trump’s GOP Vice-Presidential running-mate says the new office will serve as Trump’s Indiana headquarters.
Jobs are heading to Central Indiana. Ken’s Foods is building a $90-million distribution plant in Lebanon, which is about 25 minutes north of Indianapolis from Interstate 65. The company expects to create 150 jobs through this venture by the end of 2018. The Massachusetts-based company makes dressings, sauces and marinades. The new facility is expected to up and running next year.
More than three-dozen are dead and about 150 are missing after a major earthquake shook up central Italy. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck Italy in the early Wednesday morning, destroying buildings in several mountain villages. The death toll is expected to rise.
President Barack Obama says the nation will help Louisiana rebuild from the recent devastating floods. The President toured parts of flood-ravaged Baton Rouge on Tuesday and talked of the widespread damage and support needed for the victims. Louisiana was hammered by more than 24-inches of rain more than a week ago, causing floods that killed more than a dozen people and damaged tens of thousands of homes.
The widow of Muhammad Ali is behind a new charitable service effort in honor of her late husband. The boxing legend died in June at age 74, but now Lonnie Ali is asking people to give 75 hours of their time to service over the next year through the ALI 75 initiative. It’s named after what would have been Ali’s 75th birthday this January. The campaign hopes to have a million participants by the end of 2017.
The FBI is investigating a major media hack targeting The New York Times and other news organizations. Government officials reportedly think it may be the work of Russian hackers. News of the cyber attacks comes as the FBI continues to investigate a series of similar attacks on major political parties ahead of the fall election. Hackers recently targeted both the Democratic and Republican Party organizations along with the presidential candidates.
To Your Health…
More lawmakers are calling on the company that makes life-saving EpiPens to answer questions about the price of the injection device. Democratic Senators Mark Warner of Virginia and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut wrote letters to Mylan on Tuesday. Mylan has boosted the price of the auto-injector used to treat allergic reactions from $57 in 2007 up to around $500 now. An alleged pay raise for the company’s CEO—boosting her pay from $2.4 million to a staggering $18.9 million per year, trended heavily on social media Tuesday. http://www.necn.com/news/national-international/Mylan-Execs-Get-raises-and-Hike-EpiPen-prices-391072342.html
Suspended Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler has been officially charged with two felonies in St. Joseph County. Butler is accused of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official following an incident outside a South Bend bar early Saturday morning. School rules state any student arrested on a felony faces expulsion.
Cloudy skies hover during the morning hours in Indy. Scattered thunderstorms will develop this afternoon, so keep your umbrellas handy. Today’s High: 87 degrees.
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