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Displeasure has grown and is now being followed by legal action over the Blu Indy cars seen driving down Indy streets or plugged at downtown curbs. City-County Councilors are now suing the city over the associated $32-million contract for that electric car program. The 23-to-six vote came at Monday night’s council meeting. Critics on the council say the contract is illegal, and some of the cars don’t fit the needs of the police department.

The City-County Council also decided they will not hear a new proposal on a new Criminal Justice Center for Indianapolis. In another vote, the tally was 16-to-13 against it Monday night. Some against it say changes made to the project are big enough that it should be rebid.

A 30 mile vehicle pursuit that started in Boone County Monday night has ended after authorities caught the man in downtown Indy. The suspect who has now  been identified as Andrew Titus, 23, from Gary, allegedly brandished a firearm in an incident of road rage. The chase began in Boone County near Lebanon on Interstate 65 and raced south over a set of stop sticks near Zionsville and a blown tire–rolling on a rim. The chase ended near Michigan and Meridian Streets, after police laid down another set of stop sticks. Titus was arrested without further incident.

Witness testimony is set to get underway in the Richmond Hill Explosion trial against Mark Leonard today. Opening statements began Monday in a St. Joseph County courtroom against Leonard, who suspected of being the mastermind behind the explosion that killed two people and destroyed or severely damaged more than 80 homes in the Indy south side neighborhood in 2012 all in an effort to collect $300,000 in insurance money for his now former girlfriend’s house.

Silver Alerts are in Tuesday’s headlines. One is on and in full-effect and another has been called off…

The alert has been issued for a 72-year-old man missing in southwest Indiana. John Short disappeared in Owensville in Gibson County Monday morning. He’s white, about five-six, weighs 184 pounds, has balding gray hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a green and cream hat, yellow shirt, blue jeans, and black work boots. Police say he’s in danger and might need emergency medical attention. See his photo HERE.

And sad news to report about another senior citizen who’d gone missing. An 80-year-old man reported missing from Frankfort has been found dead. Fred Philip Ferguson was last seen alive at around Midnight Monday. Police are still investigating the cause of death.

Beech Grove police are investigating a fight between two Walmart shoppers. The video of last week’s brawl in the beauty aisle has since gone viral with views going over a million on social media. The fight started after a woman on a motorized scooter confronts another woman and then a punch is thrown. At one point, one of the women orders a small boy to punch the other woman in the face.

Problems at the TSA will be under the spotlight on Capitol Hill today. The Senate Homeland Security Committee will hear more about a report that up to 73 TSA employees were on terrorism watch lists. That follows an earlier report about failures to detect weapons and mock explosives in an undercover investigation.

Authorities believe two escaped murderers who broke out of an upstate New York prison are now on their way to Canada. Border Patrol officials have told Fox News they have many units working on the case. These convicted killers are identified as David Sweat and Richard Matt.  They escaped early Saturday from the Clinton Correction Facility in Dannemora, New York. A female employee of the facility is being questioned regarding her potential role in the duo’s escape. Authorities believe she is an accomplice.

A South Carolina police officer is being charged with murder for the shooting death of Walter Scott. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced Tuesday that Officer Michael Slager, who is a white policeman, will be charged for shooting the African-American Scott back in April. Cell phone video of Slager shooting Scott in the back as he tried to run away went viral following the incident. The family of Scott praised the indictment and vowed to file a civil suit in the coming months.

There are also growing calls for the firing of a Texas police officer caught on camera shoving a bikini-clad teen girl to the ground and pulling his gun on other unarmed teens. The Next Generation Action Network and the group Justice Seekers both say the incident was racially motivated. The executive director of Justice Seekers says the Justice Department has been asked to open a civil rights investigation. The officer is currently on administrative leave.

Thousands of students might have to take their college entrance exams again because of a printing error. The “Washington Post” says students taking the SAT last Saturday found a mistake in the instructions about how much time they had to complete a section. The College Board is apologizing for the confusion and says it’s working on a fair solution.

The NBA Finals resume tonight with Game Three on center court in Cleveland. The Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors split the first two games of the best of seven series on the west coast in Oakland with each going into overtime. Game time is at 9 p.m. Eastern and can be seen on ABC. The Cavs will also host Game Four on Thursday.


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