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Veterans Day at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.

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

In local news…

It’s Veterans Day good day to you.

See Veterans Day activities HERE.

A pregnant pastor’s wife, attacked in her northwest side home is still listed in critical condition this morning.  IMPD says the 28-year-old woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after she was shot in the head in her home near West 38th Street and West Kessler Blvd. North Drive. Her other small child was in the house at the time of the attack. Investigators are looking for answers in this attack in her quiet neighborhood.  Police would like you to call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

It’s official.  IKEA is opening its first store in Indiana. The Swedish furniture and home-wares company wants to build in Fishers near I-69 and 116th Street…a location has some observers increasingly concerned about increased traffic, back-ups and infrastructure. What we know now is…economic and zoning approval is needed before the project can become a reality. The new store would create about 250 jobs and is expected to open in the fall of 2017.

In National News…

University of Missouri Police have arrested a suspect believed to have posted threats of violence to a social media account. Students were warned Tuesday about the threats following recent protests on campus. Earlier in the day on Tuesday, at least two campus buildings were briefly locked down, including the Black Culture Center after a phoned-in threat. Police say the suspect was not on or near the Mizzou campus at the time of the threat and that all school operations are running normally today. Recently, Mizzou’s president stepped aside under pressure by mostly black student athletes who said they would not return to the football field until he resigned, stemming from a string of racial incidents occurring on their campus. Also the school’s chancellor decided to resign, effective at the end of 2015.

Hundreds of people packed into Saint Sabina Catholic Church on the South Side of Chicago on Tuesday to say goodbye to nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee at his funeral. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and actor Nick Cannon, who is starring in the latest Spike Lee film Chi-Raq, were on hand to pay their respects. Police believe the young child was lured into an alley last week and shot repeatedly because of his father’s gang ties. No arrests have been made in the case.

Republican presidential candidates don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to immigration. In the latest and fourth GOP debate held Tuesday night in Milwaukee, billionaire businessman Donald Trump took a lot of heat for his proposal to build a big border wall and deport illegal immigrants. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush argued that Trump’s plan would tear families and communities apart while Ohio Governor John Kasich said it’s a “silly argument” to suggest that “you just pick them up and ship them across the border.” Regarding the winners and losers, Marco Rubio may get a boost after his strong performance last night. Politico’s bipartisan Caucus survey is declaring the Florida senator the clear winner. Nearly 40-percent of Republican insiders thought Rubio won. No other candidate had more than 12-percent. So some could say the rest of the field lost including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was moved for the first time to the undercard debate and did not appear on the main stage.

All nine people aboard a private jet are dead after a fiery plane crash in Akron, Ohio. The State Highway Patrol says everyone onboard the twin-engine Hawker jet was killed Tuesday when it went down near Akron Fulton Airport in a neighborhood. The plane was traveling from Dayton to Akron when it slammed into a home. In what some view as a miracle, no one on the ground was hurt.

An eight-year-old Alabama boy is facing murder charges in the beating death of a one-year-old girl. Birmingham police believe the toddler was attacked because she would not stop crying. The mother turned herself in to authorities on Monday. Katerra Lewis is charged with manslaughter for leaving her only child in the care of the underaged boy while she went to a nightclub on October 11.

Here’s an update out of the U.S. Justice Department that you may have missed. Civil rights charges against a Wisconsin police officer are being thrown out for lack of sufficient evidence. The Justice Department completed its review of evidence in the death of Dontre Hamilton, and won’t pursue charges against Officer Christopher Manney. The African-American Hamilton was shot during a confrontation with Manney, who is white, in a Milwaukee park in April of last year. Manney became the first Milwaukee police officer to be fired over an on-duty shooting in nearly 50 years, but last week was quietly awarded disability retirement benefits.

Sports…

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to miss   two-to-six weeks of practice and play after sustaining a lacerated kidney and torn abdominal muscle in Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement Tuesday and said the injuries shouldn’t require surgery. Forty-year-old backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is expected to take over under center for the foreseeable future.

The Indiana Pacers hit the road tonight to take on the Celtics at TD Garden. The Pacers are coming off a 97-84 victory over the Orlando Magic in which Paul George scored 27 points. They are definitely improving on their season after a slow start which had pro-hoops fans nervous watching the team lose their first three-in-a-row. Now the Pacers have won four of their last five games. Tipoff tonight in Boston is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Catch it on the tube at Fox Sports Indiana.

Weather today…

Areas of dense morning fog clearing into a nice mix of sun and clouds. Wednesday’s High: 65 degrees.

Finally…

As veteran’s day activities get underway today, a new survey says Indianapolis is in the bottom ten cities for veterans. The folks at WalletHub rank Indy as the ninth worst city for vets. The website looked at everything from veteran unemployment to housing affordability. Detroit is the worst city, while Irvine, California ranked the best.

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