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Good day to you on this Thursday…
Indiana’s Democratic senator says the Republican plan to move past Obamacare is not a solution. Senator Joe Donnelly said on Wednesday, Trumpcare will make healthcare more expensive. Donnelly says the plan will also take away care or coverage from a number of people here in Indiana.
Indianapolis Metro Police arrested a man behind an early morning home invasion that left the female homeowner in the hospital. Police say on Thursday morning around 5:15 a.m., the suspect entered the residence in the 1500 block of E. 73rd Street then restrained and assaulted her. Eventually she was able to call for help and police found the suspect close by and took him into custody. The victim who is in her 50’s is expected to be okay. Police believe the suspect was looking for money and maybe drugs.
The grandfather of one of the Delphi murder victims is ending his silence. Investigators say Libby German’s grandfather is speaking to reporters this at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning. It’s the first time anyone related to the two victims has spoken about the case since the girls were found dead. Police say they hope the grandfather’s words will spur tips and lead to a break—a much needed break—in the case. At last check, Indiana State Police were speaking, urging people to not spread internet rumors as facts in the case because it could be a deterrent to real info coming in and the grandfather, after thanking everyone for their support –including reward donations and food for both families, the police and volunteers– was being questioned by reporters.
Hillary Clinton is urging women not to lose their optimism, persistence or resistance. She also adds women’s voices are more vital than ever in the political process. The former Democratic presidential candidate spoke Wednesday night at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards in Washington, DC. The event coincided with International Women’s Day and the various ‘A Day Without a Woman’ activities around the nation.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is continuing to debate the Republican health care bill in a marathon session that began Wednesday. The House Ways and Means Committee finally approved the measure early Thursday after 18 hours of deliberation. The bill would eliminate the mandate for health insurance and offer tax credits to help lower and middle-income Americans pay for medical coverage. How this dismantling of ‘Obamacare’ may impact you… refer back up to Senator Donnelly’s comments above.
AT&T wireless customers across the nation suffered a 911 outage Wednesday night. Here in Indiana, the problem is fixed and customers should be able to call the emergency number again. The phone company said it restored 911 service to a large part of the Midwest, including here in the state. In Marion County, officials say they never lost service, but a number of cities and towns around Indianapolis reported problems and those in need had to utilize local ten digit emergency numbers, instead. It’s a great idea to lock one of those into your contacts.
Now that your phone service is restored, and for those who never lost it on any other phone carrier, it’s time to do some good with it. We’re asking you to pick up that phone and help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue its mission: Finding cures. Saving children. Know that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital exists because of one man’s dream. That man is entertainer Danny Thomas. In the early 1950s he set out to build a research hospital where children would receive treatment for life-threatening childhood diseases regardless of a family’s race, religion or financial status. He ‘DID THAT!’ …and he did it with an integrated facility where children of all races shared the same space and an integrated staff worked night and day. Today, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The work continues and they need your help. Your phone, your phone, your phone…please use it today to become a “Partner In Hope” by pledging just $20 a month to help kids at St. Jude fight cancer. Put your gift on a credit card and you’ll receive a FREE St. Jude radiothon T-shirt! Call now or log on to make your donation today! 1-800-411-9898. Because of partners like Autotrader, and your generosity, no family ever receives a bill for treatment at St. Jude. Here’s your online link for giving...on radiothon day and after.
A season sweep is done. The Pacers did it on the Pistons Wednesday night with a 115-98 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George scored 13 of his 21 points in the third quarter as the Pacers improved to 33-and-31 on the season. Thaddeus Young added 18 points in the win. The Pacers hit the road for a battle in Milwaukee Friday night.
Looking ahead…There may be a few flurries, but Indy won’t see much of this weekend’s snow. However, forecasters say it will be cold this weekend. Temps are expected to drop into the 30s. The best chance for snow is in southeastern Indiana, closer to the Illinois border.
A few isolated thunderstorms will develop during this afternoon, so you may want to keep your rain gear handy. Thursday’s High: 63 degrees.
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