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In Local News…

The Indiana House has approved a plan to let local governments take-back incentives if a business leaves for another country. The move comes about a month after Carrier told workers it’s packing-up about 1,400 jobs, and moving them from Indianapolis to Mexico. New this morning, WRTV-6 is reporting, Governor Mike Pence; along with Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats; and Congressman Andre Carson are expected to meet with Carrier’s CEO sometime this morning to discuss keeping the company here to save Indiana worker’s jobs.

The Indianapolis Fire Department is looking at consolidating some of its stations to save money. Chief Ernest Malone unveiled a plan Tuesday that would close Station 16 in Broad Ripple and combine it with Station 32. Stations 52 and 54 would also be consolidated, and a new station would be built in the Franklin Township area.  IFD says the plan would save about $2 million by the middle of 2017.

This early morning started out as a busy one for area police as they are now investigating a hit and run on the far eastside, in Lawrence. It’s there that a pedestrian was struck shortly after 6 a.m. at the intersection of Post Road and Pendleton Pike. At this time we know the victim is alive however we don’t know the victim’s current condition. The victim was taken to IU-Methodist Hospital for treatment. Lawrence Police are now looking for a tan SUV that may be connected to this incident.

A Franklin man is facing charges for what is a gruesome and heinous act against a child. Police say it looks like Andrew Milburn ripped a three-year-old girl’s scalp from her skull. In addition to charges Milburn is being held on $25,000 bond after the little girl’s mother took her to the hospital. Doctors say it looks like a ‘scalping’ injury—that’s one where the scalp is yanked from the skull and causes internal bleeding.

Authorities are keeping quiet about a raid involving several vehicle-based businesses in Indianapolis.  State, county and local police executed search warrants yesterday, including one at Sperro LLC.  The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office says the raids were part of an ongoing investigation.  FOX 59 cited court documents that say the owner of Sperro is accused of being behind a questionable bankruptcy operation.

Indiana lawmakers are inching closer to a law that’d ban women from getting an abortion because of the gender of a fetus, or because of a developmental disability. Critics say the plan is cruel, and possibly unconstitutional. But supporters say the proposed law would protect the most vulnerable. The plan now heads to the Indiana House, where it may face some technical challenges or tweaks.

In National News…

The front runners are even further in front after Super Tuesday. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump each won seven states. Trump ran strong across the South and in New England. Clinton swept the South and won in Massachusetts. Clinton’s Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, won his home state of Vermont and three others. On the Republican side, Texas Senator Ted Cruz picked up three wins, including his home state. Florida Senator Marco Rubio got his first primary win, taking Minnesota. Here’s another reality, Republican voters heavily outnumbered Democratic voters at the polls on Tuesday.

Apple is appealing a judge’s order that it help the FBI access data on an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The tech company filed the appeal late Tuesday. Apple is refusing to write code that would unlock an encrypted iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of the terrorists who killed 14 people last December.

Both, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Business are reporting that Sports Authority has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Sources tell the “Journal” the company will have to close all its 450 stores if it can’t find a buyer by the end of April.

In sports…

The Pacers look to get back on track tonight when they battle the Bucks on the road at Milwaukee’s BMO Bradley Harris Center. The Pacers have dropped three straight games and four of its last five. This will be the third of four matchups against Milwaukee this year, with the season series tied at one apiece. Game time is at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Indianapolis Weather…

Clouds this morning, sunny skies this the afternoon. Today’s High: 38 degrees.

Finally…

Passengers love Indianapolis International Airport.  For the fourth year in a row, the Airports Council International has named it the Best in North America in the Airport Service Quality Awards.  The annual awards are based on nearly 600-thousand customer surveys at 320 airports around the world.

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