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A family wants to know what happened to their teenaged daughter and as Indianapolis Metro Police continue their investigation, they are remaining tight-lipped regarding the details of her death. The body of Ben Davis High School senior, Renia Woods, was found behind a trash bin on the city’s east side on Monday. Woods’ mother filed a missing persons report Saturday evening because she hadn’t seen her daughter since she left the house the night before. The Marion County Coroner’s Office is waiting for the results of a toxicology report to determine the cause of Woods’ death.
Metro police worked yet another fatal crash in the city, this time just south of I-70 downtown. This crash happened Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Morris and West streets. It’s there that a west bound sedan t-boned a south bound Jeep. The sedan’s passenger died from injuries sustained in the crash, while neither driver was seriously injured. This is the fourth fatal crash in the city since Monday. Alcohol didn’t appear to be a factor according to police.
Metro police also say they may have the man responsible for a string of vandalism complaints near the canal downtown. IMPD commanders report that officers arrested a man firing a BB gun at visitors Tuesday night. No one was seriously hurt. Police say they want to know if the suspect is related to a string of damage complaints they’ve received in the area.
Howard County Sergeant Jordan Buckley says he’s “eternally grateful” to Deputy Carl Koontz. Buckley and Koontz were serving a warrant in Russiaville early Sunday when they were both shot. Koontz died from a gunshot wound to the pelvis, while Buckley was shot in the thigh. Struggling to contain his emotions on Tuesday, Buckley said every day he puts on his uniform, he’ll wear it with pride not only for himself, but for Deputy Koontz.
The controversial ISTEP test will soon be a thing of the past. Governor Mike Pence signed a bill yesterday that repeals the student exam by July 2017. Pence signed the bill into law during an assembly at Eagle Elementary School in Zionsville. He joked with the students that even though ISTEP is going way, they’ll still have to take tests.
The state is getting an economic boost. Honda is adding 100 jobs at its facility in Greensburg. The company announced Tuesday they’re planning to invest $52 million to enhance training and production capabilities so the CR-V can be produced there starting in early 2017. Production of the Honda Civic will remain at the plant.
A handful of Purdue students say they’re happy, and lucky, to be on campus instead of in Brussels. The group went to Europe for a spring break study trip as part of their tourism and hospitality management classes. They flew out of Brussels on Sunday. The students say it’s surreal to have been in the exact spot where the attacks happened.
The State Department is warning Americans that travel to Europe could be dangerous because of terror attacks like the one in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday. The agency says groups like ISIS are still planning to attack tourist sites, sporting events, and other popular locations across the continent. Those bombings killed more than 30 people at the airport and on a subway train, and left more than 200 people injured.
Now here’s an update on the arrests after those terrorist attacks in Brussels. Belgian media is now backtracking on an earlier report that the suspect in Tuesday’s terror attacks has been arrested. Reports had indicated that authorities arrested Najim Laachraoui today, but now it’s believed that someone else was detained. Police have declined to comment.
President Barack Obama is defending his decision to stay in Cuba for an exhibition baseball game after the deadly terror attacks in Brussels. The President told ESPN the situation is grave, but he said civilized nations should not cower to terrorism. President Obama is in Buenos Aires for meetings today with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri. The two leaders will hold a joint news conference this afternoon. Also, later today, Obama will hold a town hall-style meeting with young people.
The results are in and Bernie Sanders is the winner of two out of three Democratic nominating contests on Tuesday. The Vermont Senator finished ahead of Hillary Clinton in the Utah and Idaho caucuses, while the former Secretary of State won the big prize of the Arizona primary. Clinton is close to becoming the first woman in history to capture the Democratic nomination. Only Arizona and Utah held Republican contests. Front-runner Donald Trump won the Arizona primary and Texas Senator Ted Cruz ran away with the Utah caucuses.
Former presidential candidate Jeb Bush is throwing his support behind Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination. The former Florida governor made the announcement this morning on his Facebook page. Bush dropped out of the race just over a month ago, after failing to win any primaries or caucuses.
A former Texas state trooper plead not guilty to charges related to the death Sandra Bland who was found hanged in her jail cell last July. Former trooper Brian Encinia is charged with a misdemeanor for lying on Bland’s arrest report. He was fired earlier this month for breaking the department’s courtesy policies during the arrest. Bland’s death was ruled a suicide. Her family disputes the ruling saying she would have never followed through with killing herself.
Attorneys for Bill Cosby and seven women who say the comedian sexually assaulted them are due in a Boston federal courtroom today. They’ll argue about evidence in a defamation suit. One of the women sued Cosby over claims that he lied when he denied sexually assaulting her. The other six later joined the lawsuit. Cosby filed a countersuit last month, accusing the women of defaming him.
Indiana University head coach, Tom Crean, is having a very good month. The Indianapolis Star says Crean has already earned $210,000 in bonuses for getting his team to the Sweet 16 in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Crean could earn another $425,000 if the Hoosiers win the national championship. The Hoosiers play again on Friday taking on Number One Seed, North Carolina. Tipoff is set for 6:57 p.m. from the Wells Fargo Center in Philly.
Colts owner Jim Irsay would like to have Andrew Luck’s contract extension in place by the Independence Day holiday, July 4. He mentioned the date Tuesday while attending the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton, Florida. Luck is playing under his rookie contract for the 2016 season. The Colts picked up his fifth-year option, which will give him just over $16 million this year.
Cloudy today, windy this afternoon, with a slight chance of showers coming in tonight. Wednesday’s High: 61 degrees.
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