Kim’s Local & National News and Sports Headlines For Tuesday
One hundred pounds of pot is off the streets in Fishers following what’s believed to be the city’s largest drug bust. Officials say narcotics and prescription painkillers were also confiscated, along with $330,000 in cash and several guns. During a traffic stop on July 16, police found marijuana and other items used to sell and deal drugs inside the car. The investigation led officers to a hotel in Fishers and a storage unit in Lawrence where additional drugs were found.
Metro police are looking for an armed man that they shot at during a traffic stop on Indy’s eastside. An officer pulled the car over for a traffic infraction Monday night when the passenger got out with a handgun. Police say the officer fired his weapon when the man refused to drop his gun. The man fled on foot while the other two in the car were detained for questioning.
A man accused of shooting two siblings is behind bars. IMPD says Michael Love was wearing a dress and a wig late yesterday morning when he opened fire on two people believed to be brother and sister near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and New York Street. The man was shot in the face and the woman was shot in the chest. At the time, they were loading five children into an SUV. The kids witnessed this violence but weren’t physically hurt.
A five-year-old boy is dead, losing his life in the family’s pool during a cookout. Family members say the boy went into the backyard by himself before he was found and was pulled from that pool Saturday night. He was pronounced dead at Riley Hospital.
The parents of a former Doe Creek Middle School student who was molested by a teacher are suing the district. The lawsuit also names Bryan Turner, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to battery resulting in bodily injury in 2013. Turner molested a then 13-year-old student in 2010. The student’s parents say their son was traumatized and are asking for money to help with medical bills and lost wages.
Indiana is falling further in the national ranking for the well-being of children in the U.S. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the state 32nd. The report measures childrens’ well-being in the categories of health, education, economics, and family and community. The report says the lower ranking is from greater improvement seen in five other states. The state took a hit from an increased percentage of children living in poverty.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller is running for Congress. He made the announcement Monday in Jeffersonville. Zoeller says he’ll be a, “tireless advocate for law enforcement, our criminal justice system, homeland security and national defense.”
President Obama will make his final appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” today. The President will fly to New York City to tape the program this afternoon. Stewart is ending his lengthy run as host of the popular Comedy Central program next month.
Iowa’s leading newspaper is telling Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race. A Des Moines Register editorial Monday criticized the Republican candidate, saying he should “pull the plug on his bloviating side show.” The Register says in the five weeks since Trump announced his bid for the GOP nomination, he has been more focused on promoting himself than addressing the problems facing the nation.
Yet another Republican is joining the race for President. Ohio Governor John Kasich is expected to announce today that he is running. The two-term governor joins more than a dozen other GOP candidates in the race for the 2016 presidential nomination.
After a bit of an issue with their salary cap, the Pacers have officially signed guard Monta Ellis. The two sides originally agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract earlier this month. However, the NBA disallowed the deal after the Pacers ran out of cap space. Ellis has averaged 19.3 points on 45-percent shooting in 10 seasons in the league.
There are multiple teams reportedly interested in acquiring the services of longtime Colts wide out Reggie Wayne. NFL.com reports that the Patriots, Texans and Packers have all expressed interest in signing the 36-year-old. The report also states that the Broncos have backed off after also showing interest. Wayne was here in Indy this past weekend for Indiana Black Expo events and received the Key to the City from Mayor Greg Ballard.
The overnight storms with heavy downpours have left a flood advisory in effect here in Marion County this morning. Expect partly cloudy skies with a high of 82 degrees.
The cheating website that’s been hacked says users can remove their accounts for free. Ashley Madison is waiving fees and apologizing to users, who may be out of luck if their personal information is already in the hands of hackers. Around 37 million AshleyMadison.com subscribers have been put at risk.
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