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It’s back to work and school after the three-day holiday weekend on this warm Tuesday in Indy.
Indianapolis Metro Police are looking into another deadly shooting on the city’s east side. It happened just before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Kealing Avenue. When police arrived on the scene, they found a man in 40s, according to various media reports, unresponsive. He died on the scene. Homicide investigators haven’t released many details about the victim or any suspect. Call Crime Stoppers if you know anything about this crime at (317) 262-TIPS.
The man running from the police on Indianapolis’ near-north side may have thought he found a large yard where he could lose the cops. Instead, he found more officers than anywhere else in the neighborhood, maybe more than several neighborhoods combined. IMPD commanders say the suspect tried to run across the yard at the Governor’s Mansion at 46th and Meridian Streets. Secret Service agents and Indiana State Troopers quickly arrested the man. FYI…The Secret Service now patrols the mansion as part of Governor Pence’s Vice Presidential candidate protection detail.
An Indianapolis Metro Police officer was having a bad morning this Tuesday morning. The officer, according to WTHR-TV, was involved in a crash around 6:30 a.m. on the city’s northwest side. The crash occurred at the intersection at 79th and Ditch Road closing it down in this morning’s rush. The officer and the driver of the other vehicle were both been taken to the hospital. Neither one were seriously injured.
Conservation officers are looking for answers after they found a 14-year-old boy shot dead in the woods. They made the startling discovery on Monday afternoon in Sullivan County in southwestern Indiana. Police aren’t offering many details. Investigators hope an autopsy later today will provide some more answers.
IMPD investigators are reclassifying a June death. The department now says a woman’s death is indeed being investigated as a homicide. Police found Jeannie Howard’s body on Indianapolis’ southeast side in late June. So far, there’s no explanation why police are reclassifying her death or if they have a suspect in mind.
Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton in one new poll out Tuesday morning. The CNN/ORC poll shows GOP Presidential nominee Trump leading Democratic nominee Clinton 45% to 43%. However, according to the latest NBC News/Survey Monkey weekly tracking poll Clinton’s national lead over Trump is holding steady. Clinton is up 48-42 over Trump in this week’s survey, the same margin as last week.
Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia and Vice President Joe Biden continue supporting Hillary Clinton’s plan to better the economy. At Monday’s Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh, Kaine said Clinton’s plan would add more than ten-million jobs to the economy. Kaine and Biden also campaigned for a female candidate there who’s running represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate. Bernie Sanders also hit the campaign trail for Clinton in his first solo event on her behalf. At a rally in New Hampshire, Sanders took a swing at Republican rival Trump, saying the main cornerstone of his campaign is bigotry. The Vermont senator says Trump is a pathological liar and changes his views quickly. Sanders says the decision America has to make is to either expand the middle class or move to an oligarchy.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take part in a first-of-its-kind forum Wednesday night. This coming off a busy holiday weekend of campaigning. Each presidential nominee will field questions on national security, military affairs and veterans issues in the “Commander-in-Chief Forum” from New York City. The forum is a one-hour event and will be broadcast on NBC and MSNBC. The Today Show’s Matt Lauer will serve as host. Plenty of veterans and active service members will be in the house. It airs live at 8 p.m. Eastern.
President Barack Obama is commenting on the protest by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Speaking from China on Monday, President Obama said that while he hasn’t paid close attention to the matter, he knows that Kaepernick is bringing awareness to an issue that needs it. He added that he doesn’t doubt Kaepernick’s sincerity in caring about some real, legitimate issues. President Obama added that there is a need for Americans to have an active citizenry. Kaepernick is protesting the oppression of people of color by sitting or kneeling during the national anthem prior to games.
U.S. financial markets reopen today after being closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday. This is a fairly quiet week for economic reports. The weekly look at mortgage applications is due Wednesday. Applications were up last week, after falling two weeks in a row. Also, first-time claims for unemployment benefits will be out Thursday.
It’s been a historic U.S. Open for Serena Williams thus far. ‘Serena’ is into the U.S. Open quarterfinals now. With a win over Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova, the women’s top seed moved past Roger Federer for the Open era record for Grand Slam match victories. This 6-2, 6-3 win was ‘Serena’s’ 308th. The 34-year-old is seeking her seventh U.S. Open title and 23rd major singles championship overall. Her older sister, at age 36, was on a mission to become the oldest Grand Slam quarterfinalist since 37-year-old Martina Navratilova made it to the quarters at Wimbledon in 1994. Venus Williams, however, lost in a third set tie-breaker to the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova. Pliskova won 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The Indiana Fever face the Stars tonight on the road in San Antonio. Indiana is looking to bounce back from Sunday’s 88-81 road loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. Tip is at 8 p.m. from Freeman Coliseum.
Mostly sunny skies, hot and humid with a high of 92 degrees.
Finally… Deliciousness is on-tap!
Dairy Queen is looking to give customers one last taste of summer today. The fast food chain is giving away a free small Oreo frappe at participating locations between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Eastern today. That’s coffee, ice, vanilla soft serve ice cream and Oreo cookies.
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