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It will be another rainy day at the Indiana State Fair and across the area as clean up begins behind strong storms with possible tornado touchdowns in Brownsburg. But that clean-up there could take a while. Neighbors say there’s plenty of damage after what they believe was a tornado cut across the city Monday night. Forecasters issued a tornado warning Monday evening, but they have yet to confirm how strong the tornado may have been. Police say a handful of homes lost their roofs, trees were flipped and a pontoon boat was tossed, but there aren’t any reports of injuries.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says his new budget cuts spending and the number of people working for the city. Hogsett’s billion dollar budget cuts $13-million from the city’s bottom line. The money won’t be part of an across the board cut, rather the cuts will be targeted at specific departments.
Advocates who want to see Indiana cities roll back their protections for gays and lesbians will have to wait a bit longer to make their case. A Hamilton County judge is delaying a hearing for The Indiana Family Institute. The Institute says city ordinances, like those here in Indy, Carmel, Bloomington and Columbus, infringe on their religious liberties. The case was due for a hearing today.
There’s a little stink brewing in West Lafayette. Administrators at Purdue University are mum about the details of a Title Nine probe at the school. Purdue’s Title Nine officer, Alysa Christmas Rollock, released a statement saying federal education officials are looking into a female student’s complaint about “discrimination based on sex.” But neither Rollock nor the U.S. Department of Education is providing any details at this time. Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels serves as the school’s president.
Investigators say a Louisville pilot and an Indiana family died after a failed attempt to land. Airport officials in Virginia say the pilots tried a “go around,” but the plane stalled and crashed into some trees. The family and friends were heading to a graduation at the Virginia Military Institute.
Eight people are now confirmed dead in Louisiana’s historic flooding. Firefighters, volunteers, and National Guard troops have had to rescue more than 30,000 people as rivers breached their banks and flooded thousands of homes. Water is filling the streets in communities that had never flooded before.
Violence is dying down in Milwaukee following two nights of unrest. Still, Chief of Police Edward Flynn says there were some confrontations with demonstrators Monday night, along with reports of shots fired and at least six arrests.
Thousands are remembering a New York City imam and his assistant who were gunned down near their mosque last weekend. Many gathered for a funeral Monday while also demanding that the NYPD beef up security around mosques and Islamic Centers in the city. A Brooklyn man is charged with the murders. Police have not released a motive.
Donald Trump wants to implement a new immigration screening program if he’s elected. Campaigning in Ohio Monday, Trump called it a form of “extreme vetting” that would block immigrants who do not share U.S. values. Others have referred to it as an ideological test for Muslims.
Two House committees are trying to make the case that Hillary Clinton committed perjury during a Congressional hearing last year. The chairmen of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney for Washington, DC claiming Clinton lied under oath about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Vice President Joe Biden claims Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is already making the U.S. less safe. At a rally with Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, Biden slammed Trump’s recent charge that Clinton and President Obama founded ISIS. Biden stressed that Trump cannot be trusted with the nation’s nuclear codes.
Day 11 of the Summer Games in Rio is now underway. Several events are on the schedule this morning, including volleyball, diving, handball and wrestling. Team USA Basketball with our own Tamika Catchings plays this evening at 5:45 p.m. Eastern, taking on Japan. American gymnast Simone Biles will get her final chance to tie the gold record later today in the floor exercise final.
The first track and field events of the day are also now getting underway. Monday was ground-breaking Allyson Felix became the most decorated American woman in track and field history by running for a win–taking silver in the 400-meter race. (The gold medal winner from the Bahama’s, Shaunae Miller, dove for the win.) Felix broke a years-long tie with Jackie Joyner-Kersee by scoring the seventh medal of her Olympic career. Clayton Murphy also became the first American man to medal in the 800-meter race since 1992.
After some injuries in that first preseason game Saturday. The Colts are adding offensive line help. They claimed guard Donovan Williams off waivers from the Bears Monday.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms today with a Flash Flood Watch in effect. High 78 degrees.