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Good day to you on this ‘Blue Friday’ ahead of the Colts Season Opener.
Indy Metro Police are investigating a body found at White River Recycling and Transfer. A worker told police the man was found underneath a piece of cardboard on a conveyor belt. The cause of death hasn’t been determined yet. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
Women in Bloomington are on high alert because of a masked man that’s broken into several homes. Police there have received four reports so far and in all of the cases, the women said their doors were unlocked. Each of the women told investigators they awoke to the man standing in or near their bedroom. He’s described as having a thin build, in his mid-to-late 20s and with a height of between five feet-eleven and six-one.
If you ate at the McDonald’s on Sagamore Parkway in West Lafayette, you’ll want to check your credit card receipts carefully. Police accuse Mekeisha Roberts, who worked the drive-thru window at the fast food location, of skimming credit cards. Police started looking into Roberts after getting complaints from customers about charges for gas, jewelry and clothes as far away as Chicago. According to various media reports, Roberts was also helped by two male accomplices.
Republican Eric Holcomb isn’t piecemealing his money in his race for Indiana governor. A new report from The Indianapolis Star shows Holcomb is turning to big-money donors to catch Democrat John Gregg. The paper says Holcomb has raised over $4 million from large donors, compared to Gregg’s $785,000. Holcomb’s campaign offered an explanation. They said the numbers show the momentum behind its candidate.
Homeowners in Kokomo are out of luck, but local governments are still hoping FEMA will at least help them after a rash of recent destructive tornadoes. Howard County and the city of Kokomo are still applying for aid, and they hope they meet FEMA’s dollar threshold for disaster aid. Federal emergency managers this week told homeowners their damage wasn’t expensive enough to warrant federal help.
House lawmakers will vote on a bill today that allows families of 9-11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The House is expected to approve the bill and President Barack Obama is expected to veto it. Opponents of the bill say the legislation could do serious damage to U.S.-Saudi relations. Today’s vote comes just two days before the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.
Hillary Clinton says voter rights are under assault across the U.S. Campaigning in North Carolina, Clinton condemned strict voter-ID laws in Republican-led states. She said the laws are aimed at restricting access to minorities, the elderly and students. Indiana is a Republican-led red state.
We want to give you access to the voting booth so you can exercise your rights up and down the ticket in November. Come here to Radio One-Indy Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and get registered to vote. That’s how you’ll have access in November. Rain or shine. Our parking lot is at 10th & Meridian Streets downtown. The address for your GPS is 21 East St. Joseph Street.
Big Bank Wells Fargo is scandal ridden this morning and its cost them employees and around $190 million. Wells Fargo has fired 5,300 workers in the wake of agreeing to pay $185 million in fines over the creation of millions of bank and credit card accounts that its customers didn’t authorize. Federal regulators said employees created the accounts starting in 2011 without customers’ knowledge. Doing so added to their sales figures and bonuses.
President Barack Obama has made the first nomination of a Muslim-American as a federal judge. President Obama picked Maryland attorney Abid Riaz Qureshi, (pronounced: ah-BEAD ree-ahz kur-ESH-e), to serve on the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He’s a 1997 Harvard Law School graduate. It’s not clear if Congress will take up Qureshi’s nomination now. Congressional Republicans have put a hold on Obama’s judicial picks, including Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.
Worldwide condemnation is greeting North Korea’s latest nuclear test. The U.S. Geological Survey detected a magnitude 5.3 earthquake near a nuclear test site in the northeastern part of the country Friday. The strength of the tremor indicates it was the North’s most powerful test yet. It’s the fifth time North Korea has tested nuclear weapons.
Hope you’re wearing your Blue because the Colts kick off the 2016 regular season against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. We’re sending them good vibes. Andrew Luck will be under center on Sunday after not playing since last November due to a lacerated kidney and a torn abdominal muscle. Kick-off is at 4:25 p.m. Eastern, Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Tonight: Before you get to the football action, the ladies of the WNBA hold court. The Indiana Fever host the Chicago Sky Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. here will be plenty of action for you as both teams are fighting for a spot in the playoffs. The Fever enter tonight’s matchup at 14-and-15 on the season with just five regular season games to go. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Eastern.
The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a deal with former Hoosier guard Nick Zeisloft. The rookie played in 69 games for Indiana the past two seasons, but went undrafted in this year’s draft. Zeisloft averaged 6.5 points and shot just under 42-percent from beyond the arc last season.
After a morning of clouds and fogginess in some areas, expect scattered thunderstorms to develop this afternoon across the metro. Today’s High: around 80 degrees.
Two observation days are going on today that you may want to be aware of. It’s “National Hug Your Boss Day” so go up to your boss and give him or her a big hug and try not to make it too awkward. It’s also “National Stand Up To Cancer Day,” so be sure to recognize and honor those who have been affected by the disease.
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