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The search for a missing swimmer on Geist Reservior ended with a tragic discovery. Searchers recovered the body of 24-year-old Andrew Dimitroff. A day of boating and swimming on Saturday where the victim did not resurface after jumping off a raft into the water ended Saturday night at midnight when conditions became too poor to continue searching, according to various media reports. Search and recovery efforts continued Sunday morning by multiple agencies and divers from Fishers located Dimitoff under 23 feet of water in the Cocktail Cove area. He wasn’t wearing a life jacket. Police suspect alcohol played a role.

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Increased crime has been a worry of Indianapolis’ top cop during this Labor Day Weekend. Police Chief Troy Riggs said there was a 24-hour period where a crime was done over a video game, a couple of dollars and a fight over a glass of beer. It continued with a series of shootings. Even on this last day of the holiday weekend, police will be working to make sure that parties and celebrations will not cause numerous crimes in the city and they’d like your help. Riggs said the community must do its job to notify them if there is something that’s not right.

A fight and a reported shootout on the city’s northeast side Sunday morning is keeping Metro police busy investigating to find out who is responsible. WRTV-6 reported nearly a dozen people were involved in a fight at the Phillips 66 filling station on Sherman Drive near 25th Street in the mid-4 a.m. hour. Police say many of the people there were coming or going from a nearby motorcycle club in the 2300 block of Station Drive. Bullets flew, hitting a female passenger in one of the nearly 30 parked cars on the scene and hitting several stores in the area. Witnesses say they heard nearly 100 shots. The investigation into this violent incident continues. The female victim’s condition is unknown. She was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot to the stomach.
Former U.S. soccer star and Indianapolis’ Ben Davis High School Alum Lauren Holiday has been diagnosed with a brain tumor while pregnant with her first child. Holiday, a midfielder, retired from soccer last year, among the world’s most respected players in the women’s game. Her celebrated career includes Olympic gold medals with the U.S. national team in 2008 and 2012, and a FIFA World Cup title in 2015. She is married to New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, who is taking indefinite leave from the NBA to care for his wife, according to the team. She will undergo surgery as a part of her care.
Colts punter Pat McAfee punted some jokes and comedy to a packed house here in Indy to make a difference in the lives of folks in Howard County trying to rebuild after tornadoes ripped through their area destroying homes and other property. Fox 59 reported McAfee’s “Cracking Up For Kokomo” comedy show raised $150,000 Friday night for the city’s tornado relief fund.  All proceeds went to The United Way of Howard County. 

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It’s official. Mother Teresa is now a saint. Pope Francis canonized the beloved nun in a ceremony at St. Peter’s Square Sunday that drew huge crowds. The Albanian nun devoted her life to caring for the poor and destitute in India. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in the slums of Calcutta in 1950. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her life of service to India’s poor and dying. Mother Teresa died in 1997 at age 87 and the nuns continue her work to this day.

Despite moving away from the East Coast, Hermine is keeping forecasters and storm watchers on their toes. The storm is forecast to churn in the Atlantic Ocean over the next couple of days, nearly 300 miles from shore.  Many beach-goers were warned to stay out of dangerous waters this holiday weekend–the unofficial end of summer. Hermine is likely to regain hurricane force as it continues to churn.

Voters aren’t sure that either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton are good candidates, but that’s not stopping Clinton from leading in several key swing states. A new CBS News poll out Monday shows Clinton leading her Republican rival 45 to 37 percent in Pennsylvania. Her lead is four points in North Carolina.  Both are states Trump will likely need to win if he hopes to become president.

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