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In local news…
Two people have been taken to Eskenazi Monday morning following a fire in their far-west side home. The blaze broke out just before 5 a.m. in the 7300 block of Rockleigh Avenue and was contained to one side of the duplex where a woman and a man lived. She escaped through a window while fire crews rescued him. As of now, he’s in critical condition and she’s in stable. The family on the other side of the duplex escaped unharmed. The blaze is under investigation.
Four people are injured after what’s being called a disturbance at a north side apartment complex. Indianapolis metro police say one person was shot Sunday evening at Creekwood Apartments and as several people tried to run away from the scene, three of them were hit by vehicles. One is in critical condition. The shooting victim is expected to be okay.
An east side eatery is offering a 25-percent discount for anyone with a concealed carry permit. The owner of Papa Roux made the announcement on Facebook after the restaurant was robbed Saturday night. He posted, “If thugs are going to come in and threaten OUR extended family with guns, you’d better believe I will use every trick I know to protect (our family).” No one was injured in the robbery.
With less than two-weeks to go until the city election, early voting is down. The Marion County Election Board says the number of early voters is off 45-percent compared to the 2011 city election. The number of requests for absentee ballots is also down 48-percent. Early voting ends at noon on November 2. The Marion County Clerk’s office is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for voters to cast ballots in this year’s municipal election. Leading the slate is the race for Indianapolis mayor, pitting Democrat Joe Hogsett against Republican Chuck Brewer. Election Day is Tuesday November 3.
Officials at Indiana University say the number of women who say they’ve been the victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment is too high. A survey shows 17-percent of undergraduates report being a victim of an assault or attempted assault. The numbers climb to 35-percent when you talk about harassment. University President Michael McRobbie says the numbers are sobering.
The Indianapolis Urban League is offering a free job training seminar. It starts November 9 and will last two-weeks. A spokesman says 85-percent of people who have successfully completed the class have started jobs.
In National News…
The death toll is climbing after a powerful earthquake shook Afghanistan and Pakistan along with parts of India. At least 70 people are now reported dead. The 7.5 magnitude quake was centered in northeastern Afghanistan. The earth shook for about 45 seconds in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
Back here in the states…The woman accused of driving into a crowd at Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade on Saturday will be in court later today. Adacia Chambers, 25, will be arraigned on four counts of second-degree murder, as well as DUI charges although her lawyer says she wasn’t drunk at the time and instead is mentally ill. Saturday’s crash killed four people, including a two-year-old boy, and left nearly 50 others injured.
New York City police say they’ve have found the gun used in the killing of Officer Randolph Holder last Tuesday night. Deputy Chief William Aubry says it was located 20 feet down in the Harlem River. Aubry calls it an important find. The weapon will no doubt be used in the trial of Tyrone Howard, the suspect in the murder.
In a related story, it’s been revealed today that Reverend Al Sharpton (who can be heard here on 106.7 WTLC Sunday morning’s at 9 a.m. Eastern) will speak Holder’s funeral. The “Daily News” reports the Holder’s family asked Sharpton to attend. The invite isn’t sitting well with the Sergeants Benevolent Association. The association’s Chief, Ed Mullins, calls the news “an ironic twist.” He says maybe the Holder family doesn’t realize it’s people like Sharpton who divide the city. Despite Mullins’ sentiments, Sharpton is expected to call for unity between cops and the community.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says President Obama’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement encourages lawlessness. Christie said on CBS’s Face the Nation that members of the movement call for murdering police officers. He also said President Obama has hindered police since he took office.
In other Chris Christie headlines…While some observers are wondering where Christie derives his facts, they’re also wondering whether he can read. On his way back to New Jersey from that same television appearance, he accidentally sat in one of Amtrak’s “quiet cars” and began to talk loud on his cell phone and as some witnesses reported, yell at his body guards. Christie’s spokeswoman admits that he broke the “cardinal rule” of the quiet car and “promptly left” when he realized his mistake. The governor spent the rest of his trip in the cafe car. He’s also spending time at the two-percent mark, according to recent polls, with flailing support from his fellow GOP primary voters. A CBS News poll also released Sunday indicates more than 60-percent of Iowa Republicans would be disappointed if Christie wins the party’s nomination.
Just in time for this morning’s breakfast and definitely today’s lunch…The World Health Organization says bacon, hot dogs, and other processed meats cause cancer. The organization’s research division says eating red meat probably is an invitation to cancer too. The report released today is based on work by a 22-member panel of international experts who reviewed decades of research on possible links between processed meats, red meat, and cancer.
Khloé Kardashian gets her hubby back and maybe a lawsuit too. The owner of the brothel where former NBA star Lamar Odom overdosed is threatening to sue Khloé. Dennis Hof says Odom agreed to pay the Love Ranch $75,000 for his four-day bender but Khloe’s representatives are threatening to cancel the payment. Hof says the credit card Odom used to pay the tab did go through. Hof added it was Odom’s decision to pay the two girls he spent time with more than $37,000 each. The two girls have yet to get paid for their services as Hof doesn’t want them to run off until the police have finished their investigation. Odom and the reality TV star are still legally married and have agreed to call off their divorce.
“The Martian” is number-one at the movie box office this weekend. The film starring Matt Damon, earned just under $16 million over the weekend.
The Colts finally made a game of it late, but fell just short Sunday in a loss to the New Orleans Saints at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis made the game close by rallying back from a 27 point deficit, but an onside kick sealed their fate. In the end, they lost 27–21. The Colts fall to three-and-four on the year.
The NBA is grieving today. Just ahead of the start of the regular season, the league and fans are mourning the loss of Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations, Flip Saunders. The team announced on Sunday that the 17-year NBA head coach passed away at the age 60 after a battle with cancer. He’d been recently diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. The Indiana Pacers have offered their condolences to Saunders family and the T’Wolves organization. In a statement, Larry Bird wrote, “…Flip was one of the true personalities of the NBA who combined coaching with compassion. He will be missed.”
‘Brothers’ participate in auto racing and ‘brothers’ do win. Lewis Hamilton seized on a late mistake by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to win the United States Grand Prix on Sunday and secure his third Formula One season championship. The win also gives Hamilton his 21st victory over two seasons and 10th this year. He also made history. Hamilton is the first Formula One driver to win 10 or more races in consecutive seasons.
People across Louisiana are bracing for the storms and probable flooding coming their way. A flash flood watch is out for New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Weather forecasters say some places around New Orleans could get more than half a foot of rain. The storm is remnants of Hurricane Patricia, which brought heavy rains that led to flooding in Texas over the weekend.
Here in Indy, expect sunny skies mainly. Monday’s High: 67 degrees.
“Walking While Black” can be hazardous to African-Americans’ lives. A new study finds that drivers are less likely to stop for a black person at a crosswalk. Researchers at the University of Arizona and Portland State University found that a black pedestrian waits about 32-percent longer than a white person to cross a busy street. The study suggests that biases just outside people’s consciousness can make them less inclined to stop for minorities.
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