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Good day to you… Here’s a wrap up of the latest in crime, politics, history, entertainment [watch], health, business, and sports. Enjoy as we head to a cooler fall weekend.
It was a violent start to the morning at one Indianapolis company. A man shot at his ex-supervisor on the city’s northwest side Friday morning. WRTV 6 has reported, police are calling this incident a case of workplace violence. This disrupted employer is BCS Recycling located in the 7900 block of Zionsville Road and those gunshots flew around 7 a.m. Employees say a man who was fired a few days ago apparently came back to the job and they say he opened fire on his former supervisor who was sitting in his car at the time. Police say the supervisor may have been grazed by that bullet but he was treated on the scene and seems to be okay. They’re still searching for the shooter.
Indianapolis Metro Police say one of their officers shot a man Wednesday after the suspect tried to grab the officer’s gun. IMPD Commanders say Officer James Perry fired two shots after the man jumped on his back. Commanders say the struggle lasted less than a minute. Perry was responding to a theft call.
The man believed to be responsible for the 2015 hit-and-run death of a bicyclist is now behind bars. Andy Raul Orellana DeLeon was arrested Tuesday following a traffic stop on I-69. The Indiana State Police says he was pulled over for speeding and not wearing a seatbelt. DeLeon was wanted for the death of Charles Jones last October.
The legacy of the Senate Avenue YMCA is being honored with a historic marker. The branch was one of the largest African-American YMCA’s in the country, and served as a home for social activism and education. The marker is located downtown near Senate Avenue and Michigan. The Senate Avenue YMCA later moved to Fall Creek in 1959.
It may be a rough winter for Hoosiers. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, released the U.S. Winter Outlook yesterday and it shows there’s a chance for above-average precipitation from December through February. Depending on the temperatures, that means it could be in the form of rain or snow. The NOAA says La Nina is to blame.
If you’re heading into the downtown area, you’ll see a sea of blue corduroy jackets in Indy. You may also see them around East 38th Street and Fall Creek Parkway as well. The Future Farmers of America convention is here and runs through this weekend. Organizers expect 63,000 FFA members and their families to attend at least one of the days hosted by the organization at several venues downtown and at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The F.F.A. is headquartered on Indy’s northwest side. If you’re just driving through any of the aforementioned areas slow down. These kids are walking everywhere.
The second annual Students With A Goal (S.W.A.G) Conference gets underway Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Indy’s Crispus Attucks High School. The event is designed to uplift girls ages 11 to 18. Learn more about the activities and on-site registration HERE. (Click the link.)
You’ve heard us here on the station telling you early voting is open and available to you—well now—Marion County elections officials have reported a record turnout of people turning in those early voting ballots. Russell Hollis with the county clerk’s office said thousands of Hoosiers have cast ballots since early voting started more than a week ago. Hollis also noted that early voting this election cycle is 40 percent higher than 2008 and 25 percent higher than 2012. You can vote early in Marion County at the City-County building seven days a week through end of the day on the Monday before Election Day.
It’s a close race here in Indiana between presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. A new WISH-TV/Ball State Hoosier Survey shows Trump with a six-point lead, 43 to 37-percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson is making a showing with nine-percent and seven-percent of those surveyed are still undecided. Forty-five-percent of Hoosier voters say it makes no difference to them that Governor Mike Pence is on the ticket, but 30-percent say his presence makes it more likely they will vote for Trump.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton showed off their funny side at a Catholic charity event. At the dinner last night Trump took the podium first, roasting Clinton over her email scandal. Some of Trump’s jokes didn’t go over so well with the dinner hosted by the Archbishop of New York. Trump went off on Clinton, calling her corrupt and saying she was sitting there at the dinner pretending like she doesn’t hate Catholics. That ‘joke’ drew gasps and boos. Clinton stung him several times with her time at the mic. She jabbed at Trump, saying he sees the Statue of Liberty as a “four,” but would like her better if she lost the torch and tablet and changed her hair. She also was able to laugh at herself, telling the audience that she usually charges a lot for these types of speeches.
Sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were more reported cases of STD’s last year than ever before in this country. For example, the CDC says in its annual STD surveillance report that rates of chlamydia are up almost six-percent, rates of gonorrhea have risen about 13-percent and syphilis rates are up 19-percent.
Amtrak is banning Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 from its passenger railroad services. Passengers will no longer be allowed to take the device on Amtrak trains, platforms, stations or buses. The Galaxy Note 7 has recently been recalled by Samsung because the devices have been catching on fire.
Congratulations to Jay Z. The entertainer becomes the first rapper ever nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He’s among 24 nominees for the Class of 2017.
The Cubs are now just one win away from their first trip to the World Series since 1945. Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth and the Cubs went on to double up the Dodgers, 8-4, in Game Five of the NLCS last night. Jon Lester fired seven innings of one-run ball for the win. Game Six—attempting to end a multiple decades-long draught—is Saturday night 8 p.m. Eastern in Chicago at the legendary Wrigley Field. It will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
The wife of former Colts player Antonio Cromartie says he was released from the team because he took a knee during the National Anthem. Terricka Cason made the claim on social media in response to Jim Irsay’s comment this week that NFL games aren’t the proper venue for such protests. Her post has since been deleted. Cromartie knelt during the anthem on September 25 in the game against the San Diego Chargers and again the following week in London when the Colts played the Jaguars.
The Indianapolis Colts are in action taking on the Tennessee Titans on the road on Sunday. The teams will go head-to-head at LP Field in Nashville as the Colts look to continue their dominance over their division foe. Indianapolis has won 14 of its past 15 games against the Titans, including the past nine match-ups. The 2-and-4 Colts seek their first road win after falling to 0-and-3 last Sunday on the road in a loss to Houston. Kick off is at 2 p.m. Eastern and the game will be televised on CBS.
Morning rain stops and partly cloudy skies loom for the rest of the day. High around 55 degrees.
Tyler Perry’s latest film “Boo: A Madea Halloween” hits theaters nationwide today. Madea…Grand niece Tiffany…Madea’s other relatives and homies…Ghouls…Zombies…and a granny fighting them off in the woods. Fans of Perry may be in for a treat this Halloween, including Madea’s fly new hairdo. See the trailer below:
(And on a serious note, by the way…”The Birth of a Nation” featuring Nate Parker as Nat Turner is still in theaters.”)
VOTE! **Early voting continues today in Indiana. Marion County residents can cast ballots at the Indianapolis City-County Building in the clerk’s office on the first floor.**
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