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Good day to you…It’s starting cold and won’t get much warmer today or the rest of this week, here in the city.
Indy Metro Police say they’ve found a missing man, but when they did, he was dead. Investigators say they found Tyrone Powell’s body yesterday in a vacant lot near an alley in the 2000 block of North Dearborn Street. Powell’s family reported him missing a few days ago. Now a missing person search turns into an investigation where police are looking for potential murder suspects.
IMPD is also investigating a body found floating in the east fork of White Lick Creek. Officials say the discovery was made yesterday near Rockville and Country Club roads. No other details have been released.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a wreck that killed two and injured another person in Hendricks County Sunday night. Police say a pick-up truck smashed into an SUV at the intersection of Tudor Road & 350 West, near Stilesville. Officers say alcohol may have been a factor.
Another Metro Police investigation is underway…this time, they’re looking into several car break-ins at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the weekend. A string of robberies took place during the Grand Prix race on Saturday. Police say there are two vehicles they believe are connected to the thefts. One is a gold Chevy 2007 Suburban and the other is a gold, newer model Mercedes with dark tinted windows.
More than 100 new jobs are coming to Fall Creek Place. The mixed-used development will take shape at the corner of East 22nd and Delaware streets. The $10 million project is called The Delaware, and will feature 47 apartments on the upper levels and three businesses on the ground floor. It’s expected to open in late August.
Lead in the water isn’t just a Flint, Michigan problem. As many as 100,000 people here in Indiana have reason to worry about it too. The Indianapolis Star is reporting on new numbers that show the scope of lead pipes and potential lead concerns across this state. The paper says state surveys show eight-percent of water districts in the state confirm they have lead pipes. That’s over 100,000 customers. Here in Indianapolis 23,000 people have lead service lines going to their homes.
In National News…
We’re now learning on this Monday morning—the U.S. may have played a role in Nelson Mandela’s decades-long incarceration. A CIA agent is reported to have tipped off the authorities who then arrested Mandela in 1962. The late South African leader would spend nearly 30 years in prison as a result. London’s “Sunday Times” cites former CIA agent Donald Rickard as the source of the report and of the tip off. Rickard, passed away in March in his late-80s. Rickard reportedly said he had no regrets about his actions.
A woman who used to date Donald Trump is upset about a report that focuses on the GOP candidate’s history with women. The New York Times article quotes women who relate incidents when Trump allegedly treated them as sexual objects or made comments about their bodies. Speaking to Fox News today, Trump’s ex-girlfriend Rowanne Brewer Lane says she was misquoted and her words twisted in the “Times” article.
President Obama says the world is more interconnected than ever before and building walls won’t change that. It was a shot at likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump during Obama’s commencement address on Sunday at Rutgers University. The president told graduates they can make the right choices away from fear, division and paralysis and toward cooperation, innovation and hope.
“Captain America: Civil War” remains number-one at the box office after taking in over $72.5 million this past week. The Disney-Marvel blockbuster has now grossed $296 million domestically. “The Jungle Book” is showing staying power, coming in at number-two after five weeks in theaters. “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney opened third with a $15 million haul.
Practice formally begins today for this month’s Indy 500. Drivers will be buzzing around the track, with the Rookie Orientation Program from noon to 2 p.m. followed by Indy 500 practice until 6 p.m.
The Indiana Pacers are staying within the organization to find their new head coach. Multiple reports state the Pacers will promote assistant coach Nate McMillan to the lead job. The 51-year-old has also served as head coach for the Seattle SuperSonics and the Portland Trail Blazers. McMillan played 12 seasons in the NBA, all with Seattle.
Meanwhile the last guy may be on to his next. Multiple outlets confirmed Phil Jackson, President of the New York Knicks, interviewed former Pacers head coach Vogel in-person for their head coach opening. There are three known candidates in the running, including Vogel. The Wall Street Journal reports a decision is expected within the next week.
The Indiana Fever took an early 22-9 lead over the Dallas Wings, but just couldn’t keep it up and they went on to lose their 2016 season opener, 90-79 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday. Up next: The Fever host the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday.
A mix of clouds and sun this morning… cloudy this afternoon. The High: 64 degrees.
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