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BREAKING… Several more hostages have been seen fleeing a Sydney, Australia cafe where they’d been held by an armed man since Sunday. Media is reporting that police have stormed the location in a siege to end this hostage situation. The White House says President Obama has been briefed about the standoff in the Lindt chocolate cafe. Officials say the President has discussed the situation with counter-terrorism advisor Lisa Monaco. Prior to police mobilizing and storming the location, the gunman was also said to be demanding an ISIS flag be delivered to the cafe in exchange for one hostage. Others had been released earlier this morning. To monitor the latest on this developing story, click HERE.
Today is an important signup deadline under the Affordable Care Act. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says you must enroll by midnight for your coverage to start January 1st. To sign up, visit healthcare.gov.
National Urban League President Marc Morial is calling for more accountability among police when they use force against a suspect. On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Morial said his group has a ten-point list of suggestions to bring about a “community policing model.” Click to listen to what Morial had to say:
Demonstrators took to the streets in cities around the country this weekend, including here in Indy, to protest police brutality on a whole and specifically the lack of indictments against police officers who killed suspects in New York and Missouri.
IN INDIANAPOLIS HEADLINES:
Hospitals here in Marion County are restricting visitors because of the flu. Officials say beginning today, you won’t be allowed inside if you have flu-like illness, fever or cough. Visitors are also limited to immediate family and significant others, and anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited, even if they are healthy.
Indianapolis is honoring its longest-serving mayor with a life-size bronze statue. The sculpture of Bill Hudnut was unveiled yesterday on the northwest corner of Maryland Street and Capitol Avenue. Hudnut led this city from 1976 to 1992. He also led construction of the Hoosier Dome and brought the Colts to Indy. The 82-year-old says he’s “humbled, gratified and amazed” by the gesture.
The man shot by Indianapolis police Saturday night is identified as Damon Moore. The 42-year-old is in custody at Eskenazi Hospital and is in stable condition. Police say he was shot twice after a battery incident in an apartment and ignoring police orders to show his hands.
More than 2,000 students in the Hamilton Southeastern district could be forced to switch schools. The board of trustees is expected to vote Monday night on new boundary lines for the 16 elementary and middle schools. The goal is to even out enrollment in the schools. Nine possible redistricting scenarios were originally drafted and the list was narrowed down to one earlier this month.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has been free for seven-years, but that’s about to change. Beginning in April, it’ll cost $18 for adults to get in and $10 for children between the ages of six and 17. A spokesman says the admission fee is needed to maintain long-term financial stability. The outdoor attractions will continue to be free.
D’Angelo is back with new music after nearly 15 years. Early Monday morning, the singer released his long-awaited third album, “Black Messiah.” It’s been a little over 14 years since the release of his sophomore album, “Voodoo.” Click HERE for more.
Give it up for the Horse!!! The Colts have secured their spot in the playoffs. They clinched the AFC South on Sunday with a 17-to-10 win over the Houston Texans. It’s not yet known who the division champs will play in the post season, but tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is now third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Bryan did this after passing Michael Jordan. Bryant entered Sunday’s game against the Timberwolves in Minnesota needing nine points to pass Jordan’s career mark of 32,292. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone are ahead of Bryant on the all-time list.
Bill Cosby is sharing his expectations for the media – black media in particular – in covering his story. The embattled comedy legend offered rare remarks Friday in the midst of mounting allegations against him. A “New York Post” reporter reached Cosby at his home. Reporter Stacy Brown said that Cosby said he only expects “black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism” and to go into the story with a neutral mind. Brown also said Cosby described his wife Camille as “love and strength of womanhood” when asked how she was holding up.
MONDAY’S INDIANAPOLIS WEATHER:
Showers on and off this afternoon. Otherwise cloudy and a high of 46 degrees.
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