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Job seekers meet opportunity today at Congressman Andre Carson’s Seventh Annual Career Fair at Ivy Tech’s Corporate College and Culinary Center. The venue is located in the 2800 block of North Meridian Street. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with more than 150 employers greeting attendees and interviewing for more than 3,500 open positions. Dress to impress and have your resumes in-hand.
There’s another proposed hate crime plan at the Indiana statehouse. Democratic State Senator Greg Taylor wants to add one-to-five-years in prison for anyone convicted of a crime based on ‘bias.’ Taylor says that includes race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and a handful of other factors. Taylor says his plan is a response to ideas to introduce hate crime protections for police officers.
A collision between a vehicle and a motorcyclist on the northeast side Tuesday night turned deadly when the motorcyclist died from his injuries. Police say the crash happened around 8:30 p.m. near 38th Street and Emerson Avenue. They believe the rider was speeding and doing tricks when he hit a car and was thrown, according to media reports. He was taken to Eskenazi Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have not released his name.
Police are looking for a 17-month-old girl believed to be taken by her mother without permission. Ruth Glick and her daughter were last seen on February 18. The child’s father was given temporary custody in April, but called police when he couldn’t find Glick. Detectives think Glick and her daughter may be living in shelters or may have found a new place to live.
Steak lover’s…Logan’s Roadhouse is filing bankruptcy. The restaurant chain based in Nashville filed for Chapter 11 protection Monday after a reported loss of more than $110 million. It announced it will close 18 locations as part of its financial restructuring. No word yet about Indy locations. The company’s CEO is out as well.
Also a popular downtown Indianapolis steak house is closing for renovation. Ruth’s Chris will get a $2 million makeover next month which will include an expanded bar with more seating and iPad menus. The restaurant is scheduled to re-open on September 23rd.
Hot brakes on a plane are being cited for causing a scare at Indianapolis International Airport. An American Eagle plane that arrived from Philadelphia was evacuated Tuesday night on the runway following a fire risk. Officials say the pilot hit the brakes a little too hard, causing them to heat up and smoke. Crews were able to prevent a fire by hosing the plane down.
Delta Air Lines is still scrambling to recover from Monday’s power outage that grounded all its planes. Delta canceled nearly 800 flights Tuesday as it worked to “reset” and get back to normal operations. Delta officials expect to cancel about 90 more flights today in an effort to continue getting back to normal. Call ahead before going to Indianapolis International Airport.
More controversy for Donald Trump. At a campaign rally in North Carolina on Tuesday, the GOP Presidential nominee told supporters that if HIllary Clinton gets to pick her judges, there’s nothing they can do. Perhaps joking, Trump then remarked “although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.” Many, particularly in the Democratic Party, took his comments as a call to assassinate Clinton or otherwise harm her. Trump and his staffers since that time has been on the defense. Trump dismissed criticism of his comments on Fox News “Hannity.” He said that he wasn’t urging anyone to use violence to stop her from becoming president. He said he was urging gun rights supporters to vote against Clinton so she can’t appoint Supreme Court justices who would abolish the Second Amendment. Senator Elizabeth Warren was incensed and took to Twitter to set Trump ablaze. Click the image below to see her Tweets:
Nearly one in five Republicans say they want Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll out today shows 19 percent think he should go. Across all registered voters, 44 percent want Trump to call it quits.
Despite Trump praising his opponent, House Speaker Paul Ryan crushed his Republican primary opponent Paul Nehlen in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Tuesday. So it’s now on to November.
A spokesperson for the city of Ferguson, Missouri says gunfire erupted at a protest on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. Tuesday was the second anniversary of the teen’s death at the hands of a local police officer. Many peaceful gatherings were held, but gunfire erupted during a protest in Ferguson after a driver struck a protester who walked into the street. Witnesses say the protesters were shooting at the driver who was trying to get away from the crowd. The spokesperson for the City of Ferguson says the driver is cooperating with law enforcement. There were bullet holes in her vehicle, but no one in the vehicle was hurt.
Dylann Roof’s federal trial is three months away, but his defense team is still attempting to get the charges against him dismissed. Roof is facing 33 counts for the June 2015 massacre at ‘Mother’ Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. But his attorneys say prosecutors have not laid out a specific hate crimes case. Prosecutors argue Roof’s crime affected interstate commerce when he targeted the church via the internet, bought a gun from outside the state, and traveled interstate highways.
Here’s an Olympics rundown for you: Winning!!! Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian are the #FinalFive and they exceeded expectation in Rio. The U.S. women’s gymnastics team are bringing home their second consecutive gold medal. They dominated! In swimming competition Tuesday night Michael Phelps captured two more gold medals and Katie Ledecky narrowly won the 200-meter freestyle competition. In tennis, the Rio road ended for Serena Williams. The tennis legend’s time now in Rio’s Olympic competition ended with a shocker. After a loss to the Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3, where she committed 37 unforced errors, she’s out. For her, it’s now on to the U.S. Open which begins on August 29.
.Team USA’s women’s basketball team with Indiana Fever superstar, Tamika Catchings, will take on Serbia this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.