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Get In the Know With Kim’s Thursday News & Sports Headlines

In local news…

Investigators say the assailant and the victim in the Washington Square Mall shooting incident Wednesday evening likely knew each other. Police are looking for more answers as they continue their investigation into this shooting that injured three people–two men and one woman. One of the men and the woman were innocent bystanders in this incident which left shoppers scrambling for hiding spaces or the nearest exit. All three victims are expected to live. They’re listed in stable condition. Police haven’t released a description of the suspect yet. However they’d still like to talk to anyone who may have details that might lead to an arrest. Reach out to IMPD anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

A civilian police department employee is now facing termination after IMPD officials say they caught her in a drug sweep on Wednesday. Deangra Williams allegedly funneled information to a gang known as ‘Pond’s Army.’ The gang has roots dating back to the 1980’s on Indy’s West side in the Haughville neighborhood. Police raided the gang this week in multiple locations, including serving a warrant on an Indy-area daycare. They confiscated at least 35 guns. Officials say they became aware of Williams’ involvement last month.

Indiana school leaders set the line between passing and failing the ISTEP test. But schools may still not know how many of their students passed or failed. The State Board of Education set the cut score Wednesday, but it’s unclear what the new score will mean for schools. The ISTEP results have been delayed, students didn’t do well on the tests. But Governor Mike Pence says the scores shouldn’t count against teachers this year.

The early voting polls are open today until 5 p.m. at the Clerk’s office in the City-County Building for the municipal elections. Indy will choose its next mayor on Tuesday, November 3.

National News…

The South Carolina deputy who threw a school student to the floor is off the force. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says Deputy Ben Fields has been terminated. Videos of the incident show a white male deputy pushing down a female black student as she sat at her desk.  The sheriff says the video clearly showed the officer violated procedure.

The national spotlight is getting larger and brighter on Indiana’s Jared Fogel. “Dr. Phil” is going to air recorded telephone conversations of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle today.  The talk show will feature a Florida woman who complained about Fogle in 2011 and claims to have secretly taped him talking about sex with minors. Portions of the tapes will be played on the two-part show. Fogle has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and will be sentenced next month.

The Republican National Committee is hammering CNBC for the way the cable network handled last night’s Republican presidential debate. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said, “the performance by the CNBC moderators was extremely disappointing and did a disservice to their network, our candidates, and voters.” The moderators came under fire throughout most of the debate for their questioning and were even booed by the audience at times.

China is ending the one-child-only policy it’s been enforcing for more than three decades. State-run media said today the ruling Communist Party will do away with the limit of one child per family.  The state news agency reported that the Communist Central Committee has approved plans to allow all couples to have two children.

In Sports…

The Kansas City Royals are within reach of their first World Series title in 30 years. They have a two-game lead in the series after dominating the New York Mets, 7-1, Wednesday night. Game Three is Friday night in New York.

And the Pacers dropped their season opener on the road Wednesday night against the Raptors in Toronto 106-99. But they’ll get a chance to redeem themselves tonight for their season home opener at 7 p.m. when they host the Memphis Grizzlies at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Indianapolis Weather…

Windy with a few clouds. Today’s high: near 55 degrees.

Finally…

He was going 42 in a 20, but still got a warning. Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was caught on tape speeding, and rolling through a stop sign in West Lafayette. The now-President of Purdue University is seen on tape talking with the officer who let him go. WISH-TV reports the former governor apologizes, and tells the officer “you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing.”

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