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Three people were injured Thursday morning in two shootings less than a mile away from each other on the city’s east side. According to WRTV-TV, IMPD responded to a call just after midnight at the intersection of Linwood Avenue and Washington Street. They found a man there who had been grazed by a bullet in the cheek and  another man who’d been shot and had either jumped or fallen out of a third-story apartment window. In the next incident, which was about an hour later, police found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg in the 700 block of Bosart Avenue.  Everyone has been taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Board of School Commissioners of Indianapolis Public Schools is holding an Action Session today.  On their list of items is the Newcomer Program which would offer wraparound support services for students and families who are new to the U.S. There’s a proposal on the table to launch the program Gambold on the city’s west side instead of Northwest High School.  American Structurepoint has also given the school district a $250,000 investment to help expand Project Lead the Way (PLTW) from four IPS Schools to 22 of them by the 2018-19 school year. PLTW is project-based STEM education—Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. It will also give students insight into STEM careers.

A historic church in a historical district of our city is crying foul after a developer swiped its address. WRTV has reported the Milhaus Construction, which is the developer of condo project “Park 10 Condominiums” has been assigned the address  629 E. 11th Street. The problem is, that’s the address of the almost 150 year old Allen Chapel AME Church–and they want it back–or, at least to be fairly compensated for the address they’ve had for 80 of those years. The Department of Code Enforcement is looking into the matter.

The state wants to close the Speedway daycare where a child died. Indiana’s Division of Family Resources has filed an injunction against Miracles and Blessings Daycare, claiming the little girl’s death was the result of inadequate supervision. Ten-month-old Taliah Brigham was found unconscious in her car seat on April 6th and died the following morning at Riley Hospital for Children. Court documents indicate that she had slipped in her seat and her airway was obstructed.

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, hot off of five primary losses on Tuesday to Donald Trump is moving forward with his campaign in startling fashion. He’s picked a running mate. The Texas senator announced Carly Fiorina as his choice for vice president–ahead of the traditional convention announcement from here in Indy during a rally downtown Wednesday. Fiorina dropped out of the race for the White House months ago. Cruz applauded the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, saying she knows how to create jobs. Fiorina told the crowd this 2016 campaign is a fight for the soul of the Republican Party and the future of America.

At another rally here in the city…this time at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump touted his own sweep of five states in primaries Tuesday. He said Cruz and rival John Kasich are desperate and chided them for creating an alliance aimed at keeping him from getting the GOP nomination. Cruz is going head-to-head with Trump here for next week’s primary. Kasich will do the same in Oregon and New Mexico. Trump said this about both men’s chances…”They’re done.” Trump has been endorsed by former IU coach Bobby Knight. Knight told the crowd that there’s never been anyone more honest or more prepared to become president than Trump.

Hundreds of Bernie Sanders campaign workers are being laid off.  The Democratic presidential candidate told “The New York Times” he’s cutting back on staff and focusing on winning California. The Vermont Senator lost four of the five state primaries Tuesday to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.  Sanders visited both Purdue and Indiana University, here in our state also on Wednesday. Regarding those layoffs, he told the crowd there were 40 contests behind him and only 10 ahead as the reason. He also said  he’ll remain in the race through this summer’s Democratic convention.

In Sports…

The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft gets underway tonight in Chicago. The Colts have the 18th overall pick and six selections overall. Rounds two and three get started on Friday, while rounds four through seven of this year’s draft will wrap up on Saturday. 

Scattered showers and thunderstorms on this National Superhero Day.  The High: 73 degrees.

I’m Kim Wells, keep listening to 106.7 WTLC and get more headlines here at tlcnaptown.com.

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