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Suspect sought in hit and run

(Indianapolis)  —  IMPD is looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit and run incident on the city’s westside Sunday night. Around 9 p.m. officers dispatched to 34thand Moller Road found two men in a red SUV which had slammed into a nearby utility pole. The driver and the passenger were taken to Wishard Hospital where they were last listed in critical condition. Police believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

More details released after weekend shooting

(Indianapolis)  —  IMPD is reviewing surveillance video and security cameras after multiple shots were believed to have been fired from a car near Ohio and West Streets near the downtown canal Saturday night.  Police say just after 10 p.m., someone fired a weapon into a crowd, leaving a 14-year-old boy shot in the chest. His condition was last listed as serious but stable. The other victim, a 16-year-old girl, was last listed as serious but stable with gunshot wounds to her thigh. The other three victims were treated and released from a local hospital.  A SWAT team reportedly raided a northside home Sunday morning searching for evidence. Some people inside the residence were questioned, but no arrests were made. Authorities are asking anyone with information to give Crimestoppers a call at 262-TIPS.

Funeral held for student killed in bus crash

(Indianapolis  —  Five-year-old Donasty Smith, killed in a school bus crash last week has been laid to rest after services were conducted at Eastside Baptist Church last Saturday. Smith died last Monday from injuries she sustained while riding a school bus on her way to  Lighthouse Charter School. Bus driver Thomas Spencer II also also died in the crash when the bus crashed into an abutment near the 900 block of Prospect Drive. Donations to help her family pay for the funeral are being accepted at Old National Bank.

Explosion in motel lab caused by drug lab

(Anderson)  —  An explosion around 7:20 a.m. last Saturday morning at the Days Inn motel in the 5700 block of Scatterfield Road was the result of a couple cooking methamphetamine in a motel room.  Tracy Price II, 31, of Anderson, was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital for treatment of severe burns and was last listed in fair condition while Mellissa Ellingwood, 35, also received burns on her hands and arms. She was treated and released. Both are facing criminal charges.  No other guests at the facility were injured as a result of the blast.

Pacers play against Clippers 

(Indianapolis)  —  The Indiana Pacers end  a brief two-game homestand tomorrow evening against the Los Angeles Clippers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  The Pacers were swept in a home-and-home set with the New York Knicks over the weekend to fall to 25-and-18 on the season.  Indiana heads to the Verizon Center to take on the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

IU advances to Sweet 16

(Portland, OR)  —  Will Sheehey hit a jumper with12.7 seconds to play and Indiana moved on to the Sweet 16 with a 63-61 win over VCU in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Cody Zeller had 16 points and 13 rebounds while Christian Watford also had 16 points and added five boards for the fourth-seeded Hoosiers, who are looking for their first NCAA championship since 1987.

Kansas defeats Purdue

(Omaha, NE)  —  Elijah Johnson scored 18 points as Kansas clinched a close victory 63-60 over Purdue in Midwest Region play.  The second-seeded Jayhawksclosed the game on a 7-0 run to secure a meeting with NC State in the Sweet 16.  Thomas Robinson totalled 11 points and 13 rebounds in the victory.  Robbie Hummelfinished with26 points and nine rebounds for the Boilermakers, who finished the season with a record of 22-and-13.  D.J. Byrd and Terone Johnson each had 10 points in the loss.

Butler team scores a win

(Philadelphia, PA)  —  The Butler Bulldogs are back on the court this evening as they square off against Pennsylvania in the quarterfinal round of the College Basketball Invitational tournament.  The Bulldogs beat Delaware, 75-58, last Wednesday in first round action.  The winner will go against either Princeton or Pittsburgh in the tournament’s Final Four.