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

Flurries. That’s the buzz word on this Throwback Thursday.

In Local News…

City crews are still trying to keep up with the winter weather this busy Thursday morning after working since Wednesday to clear the snow and ice. Plan on a slick commute to and from work or school today. Though the area to the north of Indianapolis received the worst of this snow blast, with five to seven inches accumulating in Tippecanoe and White Counties, there were still some school delays here in the city, and closures across Central Indiana. They are linked in a separate headline story on this website.

The human remains found on Indy’s northeast side earlier this week are those of one of the alleged victims of a local bounty hunter.  Investigators say the bones belong to 15-year-old Timmee Jackson.  He’s one of two teenagers police say went missing on Christmas Eve. The other was 16-year-old Satorie Dionne Williams, who is still missing.  Bounty hunter Kevin Watkins is currently in custody and is facing charges for their murders.

It’s a guilty verdict for Bob Leonard Junior. He was convicted Wednesday on all 51 charges he faced for his role in the 2012 Richmond Hill explosion, including two counts of murder for a couple that lived next door and died in the rubble of their directly impacted home. Leonard now faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. He’s scheduled for sentencing on March 18.

In National News…

The storm that killed at least eight people in the South is now sweeping into the Northeast. The storm set off dozens of tornadoes across the South and now appears to be aiming its strongest punch at New York City. The storm knocked out power to more than 100-thousand homes and businesses, nearly all of them in New York and New Jersey.

Republican presidential candidates will tangle tonight in a CNN debate at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The University of Houston is ground zero for this latest head-to-head talker bout between the remaining five. It will be GOP frontrunner Donald Trump squaring off against Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Dr. Ben Carson.

Apple is a day away from a federal judge’s deadline to respond to a demand to open an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The judge has given Apple until tomorrow to comply with the order to come up with a way to override the passcode on Syed Farook’s iPhone so the FBI can see what’s in it. The company’s CEO Tim Cook says creating a so-called backdoor would make America less safe. The American Civil Liberties Union agrees. The ACLU said Wednesday that doing so would make Apple headquarters a target for international hackers looking to break encryption systems for all Apple devices.

Sports…

Paul George scored 15 of his 27 points in the final quarter as the Pacers held off the Knicks, 108-105 Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Up next, the Pacers host the Hornets Friday night.

Media interviews will continue on this busy Thursdy at the NFL Scouting Combine in downtown Indy. Downtown is bustling with coaches, scouts and those who’ll take the podium—Quarterbacks, tight ends and wide receivers. On-field workouts begin on Friday. This is all in prep for this year’s NFL Draft which kicks off on Thursday, April 28.

Indianapolis Weather…

Expect gusty winds. Snow showers developing throughout the day. Temps nearly steady around 32 degrees.

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