Get In the Know With Kim’s Monday News & Sports Headlines
It’s the first day of school for Indianapolis Public Schools. Yes, Washington and Pike Townships, Noblesville and others head back today as well. Be on extra alert and slow it down behind the wheel as you commute around the city. The students are out there making their way to and from school.
Talks are underway to bring more grocery stores to inner-city Indianapolis. This is needed because Double 8 Foods closed its grocery stores just a couple weeks ago, making it tougher for those who live in food desert neighborhoods and who don’t have transportation to get to a full-service grocery store. Fox59 reports those discussions involve Mayor Ballard’s office, the owner of the Double 8 chain and neighborhood leaders. A meeting will be held tomorrow in fact. The negotiations are focused on turning the vacant stores into non-profit food co-operatives or using them to entice a large retailer to open locations in the city.
Subway officials have taken to Twitter and Facebook to respond to accusations that former spokesman Jared Fogle paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl. According to “Business Insider,” the FBI has subpoenaed court documents with text messages between Fogle and a Subway Franchisee, in which the former spokesman allegedly bragged about the activity with a teenager and suggested the franchisee advertise for sex on Craigslist. On social media, the sandwich chain posted, “The latest allegation about Jared Fogle, if true, is appalling.” The fast-food chain suspended its relationship with Fogle immediately after the FBI raid on his Zionsville home last month.
Homicide investigators are looking for clues in the death of a 50-year-old woman on Indy’s east side. She was found in a home around 10 o’clock Sunday night. According to police, she suffered from head trauma and foul play is suspected.
The shooting death of a 39-year-old man is also under investigation by Metro Police. Officers found Derrick Myers suffering from several gunshot wounds inside a vehicle in the 700 block of Lynn Street Saturday afternoon. Two suspects ran from the area according to witnesses, and there’s no indication they’ve been caught, as of yet. Police say their preliminary investigation suggests an argument led to the shooting.
Police investigators in Memphis are searching for the man they believe killed a police officer over the weekend. At a press conference Sunday night, Police Director Toney Armstrong said Tremaine Wilburn shot Officer Sean Bolton when the officer interrupted a drug deal.
The Obama Administration is unveiling a finalized version of a plan to combat climate change today. The plan is expected to include regulations that require every state to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-burning power plants. What does this mean for you? The White House says that with these changes, electricity bills will drop by an average of $85 by the year 2030. Learn more about the plan HERE.
As rumors fly about a possible White House run from Joe Biden, the Vice President is getting a welcome from the Democratic Party. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said Biden and others who’re considered potential candidates have been kept in the loop about the party’s plans.
Zimbabwe is calling for a stop to all wildlife hunting. The nation’s environment secretary issued a statement today telling all hunters currently in the field to stop. The move comes following global protests over the recent death of Cecil the Lion, who was a beloved tourist attraction for many. Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer is accused of killing the collared and protected lion with the help of professional hunters from Zimbabwe. Meantime, a Pittsburgh oncologist is also accused of illegally killing a lion in Zimbabwe. Dr. Jan Seski reportedly shot and killed a lion back in April. Several endangered species were shown on the Empire State Building this weekend to highlight the plight of these animals.
Bobbi Kristina Brown will be buried next to her mother today in New Jersey. Her body is expected to arrive this morning at the same funeral home that handled her famous mother’s body, then she’ll be transported to Fairview Cemetery. Funeral services were held in Atlanta this weekend for the only child of the late-Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown. Bobbi Kristina died a week ago Sunday at the age of 22, nearly six months after being found unconscious in a bathtub.
Colts training camp is underway. Fans gathered Sunday at Anderson University to watch their favorite players get ready for the upcoming season. Wednesday will be the team’s first padded practice and the only night-time practice. Training camp runs through August 14.
The Indiana Fever were in action over the weekend. Shenise Johnson recorded 16 points as the Fever dropped the Sun 83-70 at home, downtown at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Briann January added 12 points, while Marrisa Coleman finished with 11. Erlana Larkins got her own 10 points and 13 boards as the Fever extended its winning streak to three games. The Fever hit the road and head north to Chicago Tuesday night.
American Pharoah is victorious again. The three-year-old colt ran to victory in the Haskell Invitational Sunday at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park. The race was the first for American Pharoah since the horse became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in June. Jockey Victor Espinoza was on board to guide his mount to the win. The horse swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes earlier this summer to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
If you’re looking forward to this year’s Indiana State Fair, prepare to dig a little deeper into your pockets and pocket books. Fair admission has gone up to $12 at the gate to attend the highly anticipated event. You can save yourself a few bucks with pre-sale tickets available until Thursday, special days and coupon deals. The State Fair begins on Friday.
MONDAY’S INDIANAPOLIS WEATHER:
Partly cloudy skies with the possibility of a stray shower or thunderstorm. The high…88 degrees.
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