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KimWellsMedia  Tuesday, November 17, 2015  (Send your press releases, news tips and show requests to me at the station at; follow me on Twitter @kwellscomm.)

There’s a federal raid going on in Indianapolis and the surrounding area Tuesday morning. Federal agents have been at several locations across Marion County, according to WISH-TV. The station is reporting a Department of Justice spokesman has confirmed that agents were serving narcotics-related warrants. As of about 8:15 a.m., at least 10 people were arrested in this joint effort between the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. IMPD said the DEA is in the lead of this operation. More arrests are expected. This is reportedly in connection to the growing heroin and meth drug problem in the area.

Indiana University police say they are investigating a sexual assault there near the Bloomington campus. This stems from a report by a female student who told them she was sexually assaulted at gunpoint early Tuesday morning around 3:30 a.m. at the Brownstone Terrace Apartments. The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s with facial hair, wearing dark clothing and a hat. He’s armed with a handgun, according to police who say he ran after the assault. The school alerted the campus community immediately. However, that emergency alert to stay inside with locked doors was lifted in the 6 o’clock hour. This is the second armed assault in Bloomington in the last few days. On Friday, another female student was attacked near the Sample Gates on IU’s campus.

The Indiana Supreme Court acknowledges John Myers’ lawyer made some mistakes during his trial, but the justices say none of the mistakes were enough to hurt the man convicted of killing an IU student in 2000. The Supreme Court turned down Myers’ request for a new trial or a lighter sentence. He’s serving 65 years for killing 19-year-old Jill Behrman.

Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton is among 17 people who are in the current class of recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who’ve made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of this country, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The White House says among Hamilton being one of the most influential voices on international relations and American national security over the course of his more than 40-year career, he has also been a leading advocate for bi-partisanship and effective governance through his founding of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. Also in this class are some other names you know—major league baseball Hall of Fame legend Willie Mays; Hollywood power player, director/producer Steven Spielberg; and posthumously the first African-American woman elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm. President Barack Obama will award the medals November 24.

Governor Mike Pence is suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees here in Indiana. Monday’s announcement is in response to reports that one of the Paris bombers might have posed as a Syrian refugee. Pence’s stance is in lockstep with more than half of the nation’s governors, who say they don’t want to accept Syrian refugees either following those deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.


Source: SURVEILLANCE VIDEO STILL / Indpls Metro Police Dept

IMPD released a surveillance photo in connection with the murder of a pregnant pastor’s wife. The picture is black and white and shows the back of a young man walking down the street. But IMPD investigators say it’s one of two pictures of the man they believe killed Amanda Blackburn. Police released the photo Monday in hopes it will generate some tips. Right now, police say they know who the killer is, but don’t have a name to go with their physical ID. They’re looking for tips and encourage you to call them at Crime Stoppers, 317-262-TIPS.

Voters could see the details of a Republican plan at the statehouse that supporters say will protect lesbians and gays, and protect people’s religious freedoms at the same time. Senator David Long says the plan should put an end to Indiana’s on-going battle between religious freedom and civil rights protections for gays.

In National News…

The head of the CIA is reacting to those deadly attacks in Paris. CIA Director John Brennan says more attacks may be on the way following those attacks. Speaking at a forum in Washington DC, Brennan told attendees ISIS may have more plans for attacks just as a new video released by ISIS vows to strike any country taking part in air strikes in Syria and specifically mentions an attack in Washington, DC.

It’s been a revealing morning for actor Charlie Sheen as he went on television airwaves to let the world know some of the swirling rumors about his health are true. He said, “I’m here to admit that in fact, I’m HIV positive.” Sheen made the announcement in an interview Tuesday morning with Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show. Sheen, 50, is well-known for his history of wild behavior which includes substance and alcohol abuse. The former “Two And a Half Men” star was once the highest paid actor on TV.  He told Lauer, by revealing his HIV status he hopes he’s helping someone else and that he’s kicked a door open regarding HIV. Something WTLC News is noting that former NBA star Magic Johnson did decades ago.

In Sports…

The Indiana Pacers dropped a game on the road Monday night in Chicago. Jimmy Butler blocked Paul George’s floating jumper on the final play handing the Pacers this narrow loss to the Bulls, 96-95. Up next for the Pacers…they head to Philadelphia Wednesday night to take on the 76ers. 

Indianapolis Weather…

Wet and windy today. Keep your umbrellas handy. You’ll need one. The high may just break 60 degrees.

Make it a great day!

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