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A violent shooting leaves a mom dead in Indy starting this workweek.

 “Kim’s Monday News & Sports Headlines” continue…

A mother of five has been gunned down early this morning on the northwest side of the city, on what should be the safety of her own doorstep. Indianapolis metro police are investigating the city’s latest homicide that happened around 3:45 a.m. in the 5600 block of Dobbs Ferry Drive near Moller Road and 56th Street. Several reports indicate witnesses inside the home heard multiple gunshots, looked outside, and saw what they belive was a light colored Ford Taurus speeding away. They then found the matriarch of their family shot on the home’s front stoop. Her children ranged from age 2-24. The victim’s name hasn’t been released by police yet, however she is 40 years old and was coming home from a night out. If anyone has info about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

A firefighter shot in the chest is said to be in good condition.  A spokesman for the fire department says Michael “Kevin” Gill was at a friend’s house yesterday morning and was walking to his car when he was hit.  Gill was off-duty at the time.  No arrests have been made.

An autopsy will be performed today on a Kokomo woman who died after falling on the interior steps of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument downtown. A preliminary report indicates that Jennifer Civitarese was touring inside the monument Saturday when she suddenly collapsed. Witnesses told police she fell down approximately eight stairs to a landing.  Examiners hope to determine Civitarese’s exact cause of death soon.

In National News…

U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

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Though the Indiana primary election isn’t until May 3, we are in the 24 hour countdown to the polls opening tomorrow for Republican and Democratic voters during Super Tuesday primaries elsewhere. They’re the five critical states of Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, and North Carolina. All of which, have major delegate prizes essential for a party nomination win. A new poll out Monday morning shows Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s home state is now swinging in his favor. The NBC News/”Wall Street Journal”/Marist survey shows the Ohio governor leading GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, by six points. Trump is still leading Marco Rubio by 21 points in Rubio’s home state of Florida. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is coming off a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in last week’s Michigan primary.

Bernie Sanders says his campaign is not sending protesters to Donald Trump rallies. The Vermont senator told CNN’s “State of the Union” he learned about protesters carrying signs supporting Sanders at Trump rallies on TV. Trump claims the protesters were organized by Sanders’ campaign with the intention of disrupting his rallies.

More hearings are coming in Congress this week on the Flint, Michigan water crisis.  Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz visited Flint over the weekend, and says he wants Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to deliver a “candid assessment” of what happened when he testifies this week.

In Sports…

The NCAA is steamed after a copy of the complete NCAA Tournament field was leaked online during Sunday’s selection broadcast. The full 68-team field appeared on Twitter at about the midway point of the two-hour special on CBS. Only two regions had been revealed on the broadcast at the time the bracket was leaked on the social media site.

Speaking of NCAA, basketball fans here in Indiana could have a busy day Thursday. IU, Purdue, and Butler all play their first games in the NCAA Tournament. Notre Dame will play Friday. Here’s how each is seeded–IU and Purdue got five seeds, Notre Dame got a six seed, Butler is a nine seed. The Men’s Final Four and national championship will be played in Houston this year.

Jerrell Freeman is leaving Indy to head to the ‘Windy City.’ He used his Twitter account over the weekend to announce that he had signed with the Bears. Freeman’s contract is said to be for three-years and a cool $12 million.

Indianapolis Weather…

Rain kicks off this work week. Morning showers will turn into a steady rain this afternoon. High: around 65 degrees.


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