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Indianapolis Metro Police say a teenager who is the suspect in a weekend murder has turned himself in. Cameron Tibbs, 17, went to a lawyer before going to the police. He’s wanted in connection with the death of David Bowman on Sunday.

Governor Mike Pence is ending the year with a little humble-bragging. The governor Thursday touted almost 650 “high paying” jobs he says are coming to the state. Pence says it’s been a record year for economic development. See the state’s report HERE.

Marsh is planning to open as many as 13 new stores by the end of 2018.  The Indianapolis homegrown grocery chain says it will also update 52 of its 73 existing stores.  And, it’s looking to acquire other grocery stores.  A spokesman declined to say where the new stores would be, but told the “Indianapolis Star,” an announcement for the first two could come within weeks.

Former Lieutenant Governor Kathy Davis is joining the Hogsett administration. She doesn’t have an official title yet, but wants to be known as the “city systems engineer.” Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett says Davis will work alongside department heads to look for efficiencies and cost savings. 

The head of the Danville Police Department says he hopes whoever threatened both Plainfield and Danville Schools is ready to go to jail. Both corporations were closed Thursday because of online threats. Officials say the social media posts targeted a specific student and detailed what weapons they planned to bring. The original threat was aimed at just Plainfield, but later included Danville. Meanwhile, a 14-year-old and 17-year-old were arrested for separate threats made against Danville High School.

The threats continued to the south of Indy as well. Franklin Community Schools are also closed also because of a threat. Police officials say a threat was called in to Franklin High School on Thursday, causing the building to be placed on lock down and all after-school activities to be cancelled. More threats were also found on a bathroom stall, on both Monday and Wednesday. Superintendent David Clendening says the threats aren’t funny and those responsible will be disciplined.

National:

President Obama visits today with families impacted by the deadly San Bernardino mass shooting. Fourteen people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in the terrorist attack on a county government center in the Southern California community earlier this month. And a longtime friend of shooter Syed Farook –Enrique Marquez– is now facing multiple charges in connection with the shooting.

The latest chapter in the Star Wars saga is now on screens in theaters across the country and it looks like fans are loving it, including the ones who have been running around our studios at Radio One-Indy Friday morning in full costume. A common theme is that director J.J. Abrams’ take on the space odessy lives up to every expectation, and to the original trilogy. Observers can’t wait to see the official box office numbers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They’ll be out over the weekend.

With the social issues directly impacting the black community, some folks this holiday season are boycotting the commercialism of Christmas with the “Not One Dime” mantra. But for others know… Today is a good day to buy presents online because hundreds of retailers are offering free shipping and promising delivery by Christmas.  Today is the eighth annual Free Shipping Day.  More than a thousand retailers are in on the deal this year.  They include giant retailers, the high end retailers, and hundreds of small and specialty sellers.  Some are offering discounts on orders along with free shipping.  You can check out the deals at freeshippingday.com.

Sports:

The Pacers take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse.  The Pacers are 15-and-9 and have won three of their past four games.  Indiana plays a back-to-back, as they’ll visit the Grizzlies Saturday night. Game time tonight is at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Also on Saturday,  Indiana goes head-to-head with Notre Dame and Butler faces Purdue tomorrow night in the Crosstown Classic at on Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. So the Pacers home floor will still be busy with hoops action while they’re on the road. The Hoosiers are 8-and-3, while the Fighting Irish sit at 7-and-2. Eighth-ranked Purdue is undefeated, while number-18 Butler is 8-and-1.

In NFL action…The Colts and Texans battle for the AFC South lead on Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. Both squads sit at 6-and-7 on the year. Back-up quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is questionable as he deals with a rib injury, and main QB Andrew Luck will miss his fifth straight game healing from a lacerated kidney and other issues. If Hasselbeck can’t go into battle Sunday, Charlie Whitehurst is in the QB-three spot and is expected to start. Game time is at 1 p.m. Eastern.

LeBron James is wishing the wife of PGA champion Jason Day a speedy recovery after he plowed into her Thursday night.  James was diving after a loose ball when he landed hard on Ellie Day who was sitting courtside. She was carried out on a stretcher and taken to a nearby hospital in Cleveland. After the game, the Cavs superstar tweeted,  “Ellie Day I hope you’re doing okay! My apologies! Hope u guys come back to another game soon. Love LJ!” The Cav’s organization also sent her well-wishes via Twitter inviting her back. Day was released from the hospital overnight.

Indianapolis Weather:

A mix of clouds and sun. A possibility of afternoon flurries. High 34 degrees.

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