Two people from Indianapolis, including a five-year-old boy, are dead following a fire in Tennessee. Officials say the blaze broke out early Saturday morning at a cabin in Sevierville, but it’s not yet known what started it. A total of 22 people–mostly extended family members–were staying in the three-story cabin.
Metro Police are investigating the shooting of a teenager on the near-northwest side. This latest shooting happened Sunday night around 10 p.m. near the intersection of 40th Street and Boulevard Place. Police said the teen told them he was shot in the leg when he and three other young men left a barber shop in the area. The victim was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in stable condition. Reports say he’s not cooperating with police.
Indianapolis’ Capital Improvement Board, will vote Monday on the deal to keep the Pacers here in the city and operating out of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. As part of the deal, the city will pay a total of $160 million to cover the operating expenses of the fieldhouse and an additional $26 million for upgrades. The CIB runs the city’s sports venues.
The Indiana Pacers are back on top in the East. They beat the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday night 102-to-97, putting them a half-game ahead of Miami for the Eastern Conference’s top spot. Coach Frank Vogel used all five of his usual starters for the game.
In national headlines…
A man with a history of anti-Semitism and racism is in custody on Monday after authorities say he shot and killed three people at two Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kansas. Seventy-three-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross is accused of opening fire at a Jewish Community Center on Sunday and then another at Jewish assisted living facility. He’s believed to have been a former Ku Klux Klan leader.
President Barack Obama is ushering in Easter Week and Passover as he also is extending condolences to the families affected by the shootings in Kansas. Obama will host the annual Easter Prayer breakfast Monday morning. Religious leaders from across the U.S. are expected to attend. The President will celebrate the Jewish holiday Passover on Tuesday when he hosts a seder for family, friends and administration staff. Passover begins at sundown Monday.
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