Police investigate how a work relationship comes to a deadly end. “Kim’s Friday News & Sports Headlines” continue…
A shooting at the Cummins plant in Seymour that left two people dead on Thursday is believed to be a murder-suicide. The shooting incident happened on the second floor of the building in a meeting room. Police say an engineer, Qing Chen, shot his supervisor, Ward Edwards. Officials say a nine-millimeter handgun was found at the scene. As the investigation continues into the motive for this violence, search warrants have been issued for both men’s vehicles, as well as Chen’s apartment.
All of Indy’s major hospitals including the local V.A. medical center are restricting visitors because of the flu. Local health officials say they’re trying to curb influenza’s spread following a spike in emergency room visits for flu-like symptoms. Planning on visiting someone? Be aware that beginning today, the hospitals will ban visitors who are under age 18, have signs of symptoms of the flu, or not immediate family of patients.
Get ready for an annual ritual–turning your clock forward an hour this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. The “springing forward” officially happens at 2 a.m. on Sunday. It’s easiest to just turn it ahead at bedtime Saturday night so your Sunday runs smoothly on time.
Since you’re going to lose an hour of precious sleep, here’s one of the ways you can make the most of this weekend…plan to watch the Ohio Democratic Presidential Town Hall live from Ohio State University hosted by TV One and CNN Sunday night at 8 p.m. It’s Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tackling the issues facing Black America on TV ONE, also avail on CNN, and listen LIVE here on 106.7 WTLC and tlcnaptown.com.
One of Donald Trump’s supporters is facing assault charges for allegedly punching an African American protester who was being led out of a Trump rally in North Carolina. John McGraw is charged for the incident at a rally in Fayetteville earlier this week. The 78-year-old McGraw told “Inside Edition” that the protester deserved it. By the way, the “Drudge Report” said Trump won the latest GOP debate Thursday night during which, he was asked about violence at his rallies. Trump told the CNN-hosted debate that he certainly does not condone violence at his rallies, but said his supporters are passionate and angry. He went on arguing that some protesters at his rallies are “bad dudes” who have done “bad things.”
First Lady Michelle Obama is attending today’s funeral for former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Other attendees will include former President George W. Bush, California Governor Jerry Brown, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Mr. T who worked closely with her on the “Just Say ‘No’ Campaign”. President Obama will be in Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest festival where Mrs. Obama will join him later.
A bill aimed at fighting the heroin epidemic is getting broad support in the Senate. Lawmakers voted in favor of the legislation 94-to-1 Thursday. The Senate bill authorizes federal funding to combat opioid abuse. The measure also boosts the availability of the drug naloxone, which is used to treat overdoses.
Indiana and Purdue hit the court today at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the Big Ten quarterfinals. Downtown will be jumping with sports fans. Top-seeded Indiana faces off with Michigan at noon, while fourth-seeded Purdue takes on Illinois immediately afterward. If both teams win today, they’ll face each other in an in-state battle in the semifinals.
Also…Notre Dame outlasted number-21 Duke 84-79 in overtime in the ACC tournament quarterfinals in Washington, DC Thursday. The fourth-seeded Fighting Irish are now 21-and-10, and will take on top-seeded North Carolina in tonight’s semifinals at 7 p.m. Eastern.
Providence bounced Butler from the Big East tournament quarterfinals with a 74-60 win at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. Butler will await a postseason bid as the Bulldogs end the year at 21-and-10.
In NBA action, the Pacers are on the road this weekend. They’ll take on the Mavericks in Dallas Saturday (2 p.m. Eastern) and head to Atlanta to play the Hawks Sunday (6 p.m. Eastern).
A mix of sun and clouds on this last day of the work week. Friday’s high: 62 degrees.
Thursday night’s game between the L.A. Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers was historic. It marked the last time Kobe Bryant and LeBron James will face each other in the NBA. The two future Hall-of-Famers have matched up 21 times since James came into the league in 2003. Kobe picked up 26 points in this final clash of the basketball titans, but his Lakers couldn’t get past the Cavs, who came out on top 120-108. Along with the late Moses Malone, James and Bryant are arguably the greatest players ever to join the NBA right out of high school. Bryant is retiring at the end of this season.
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