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 In local news…

Indianapolis Firefighters have been busy on this Wednesday morning at the scene of a blaze in a house on the city’s east side. Firefighters rescued two people and others were able to escape this home that was converted into nine units. Seven people total have been displaced from the home located on North Hamilton Avenue between East Washington Street and East New York Street. Signs are now pointing to multiple electrical cords plugged together as a cause. There were apparently no working smoke detectors at the home. One person was taken to Eskenazi Hospital with minor injuries.

Another night, more shootings, and the result is another killing here in Indy. This time, metro police say two people were shot within minutes of each other on the city’s northeast side. One person died, the other was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Just as the FBI is joining forces with local law enforcement to work on removing guns from the streets, now comes word from nearby Madison County that at least 50 guns are missing there from an Anderson gun store.  Police say they were stolen this week from Crack Shot.  Anderson has three gun stores and all of them have been broken into over the past three months. The police department is working with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms to try to track down the stolen weapons.

Tonight, a community gathers to stand up to crime. A public safety walk is scheduled for this evening in Indy at 6:30 p.m. in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. The neighborhood, which is located on the city’s near-north west side has been plagued lately by a rash of murder and violent crime that has its residents on-edge. The walk will start at the Martin Luther King Community Center located at 40 West 40th Street across from Tarkington Park. The community is invited.

One day after being arrested for allegedly attacking a Muslim woman outside a Bloomington cafe, Indiana University has dismissed Triceten Bickford. Police say he drunkenly grabbed the woman’s head and smashed it into a table. Officers then say he fought with the woman’s husband and them. Bickford told a local television station he doesn’t remember the attack.  Federal prosecutors are considering hate-crime charges.

The 80-year-old man who caused an accident that killed an Indianapolis principal and two children is dead.  Officials say Jack Reed passed away Monday at Indiana University Health-Methodist Hospital. Back on October 6, a medical episode caused Reed to lose control of his SUV and slam into another vehicle. That vehicle was driven by Indianapolis Junior Academy Principal Norris Ncube. Ncube was killed in the crash, along with his 12-year-old son and five-year-old niece—both students at that Seventh Day Adventist school.

A pair of cafeteria workers in Brownsburg were warned not to bad-mouth a planned tax hike for the local schools or else. Now they’re suing. The pair went to Facebook to question the tax increase. The district said their post violated the district’s social media guidelines. They’re now suing along with the ACLU of Indiana.

The Douglass Little League has made a homerun thanks to a generous assist. You may recall, earlier this month, someone stole about $4,000 worth of equipment from the team, but because of a generous donation, they will be able to play next season. On Tuesday, the league attended the Indiana Sport Corporation’s “Geared For Health” event, where they received everything they need to return to play on-time. The blessings were spread amongst many. A total of 145 youth organizations benefited from the event. All of the equipment was donated.

In National News…

An NYPD officer is dead, a suspect is in custody and the department is in mourning on this Wednesday. Officials say a five-year veteran of the force, Randolph Holder, 33, was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday night. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton noted that Holder was one of four police officers murdered in the past eleven months.

It looks like Congressman Paul Ryan might become the next Speaker of the House. The Wisconsin Republican has said he didn’t want it. Now he’s telling his party he’ll consider the position if his colleagues agree to his conditions. His top condition is, he needs time with his family on the weekends. He said his children’s well-being made him reluctant to jump into the race initially. Also he said he needs his party to unite with him. He says he decided in favor of a run because of what might happen if he didn’t.

Donald Trump is still the favorite of Republican voters. The ABC News/”Washington Post” poll out today finds Trump with support from 32-percent of Republicans and independents who lean Republican. A much bigger proportion, 42-percent, expect Trump to win the nomination and 43-percent say he has the best chance to win the presidency.


The Pacers suffered a 103-94 loss to the Bulls in preseason play in Chicago Tuesday night. Paul George had 26 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana, which had won its last four exhibition games. The Pacers wrap up their preseason schedule against the Hornets Thursday night.

See the latest on the Cubs hunt for World Series Championship below…

Weather today…

Partly Cloudy. Wednesday’s High: 77 degrees.




Back to the Future Day” is finally here. It’s the day Marty McFly time traveled forward to in the 1989 film “Back to the Future Part Two.” The film made some bold predictions about the year 2015, like the Chicago Cubs winning the 2015 World Series. The real-life Cubs have some work to do to make that happen as they find themselves on the brink of elimination. They’ll try to come back from 3-0 deficit tonight in the National League Championship Series against the Mets. Game Four is at Wrigley Field tonight at 7:07 p.m. and can be seen on TBS. See some of the other predictions that McFly and Doc Brown got right, HERE.

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