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It’s an Air Quality Action Day. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued the alert for Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, and nine other central Indiana counties. The action day was issued because there’s a high level of ozone forecast for today. But what does this mean? People with health problems such as respiratory ailments should take extra precaution like staying indoors because they could experience breathing difficulties.
A Carmel couple is facing child neglect charges after their run-away son was found malnourished and with signs of physical abuse. Police say the couple was arrested on August 30 after the 14-year-old boy had to be hospitalized. Another sibling, a 13-year-old, was also hospitalized for malnourishment and physical injuries. The couple’s six kids are in the care of the Department of Child Services.
Indianapolis Metro Police say they have the suspected triggerman in a late August murder in custody. IMPD investigators announced Christopher Cooksey’s arrest Monday. They actually picked him up last week. Police say Cooksey shot and killed Deandre Johnson after a fight on August 31st.
There’s a new way for Hoosier parents to find quality, affordable child care. The Indiana Family and Social Services Agency has launched a new website called Child Care Finder. It allows parents to narrow their search based on the type of provider, hours, licensing status and if the provider participates in Paths to Quality, the state’s voluntary quality rating and improvement system. The site can be found at ChildCareFinder.IN.gov.
The man suspected of setting off bombs in New York City and New Jersey this weekend is being charged with trying to kill police officers. Police in Linden, New Jersey captured Ahmad Khan Rahami after a gunfight Monday. The Afghanistan-born U.S. citizen and two officers were wounded.
Now to Tulsa, Oklahoma where the video of the police shooting of an unarmed black man there has gone viral. Tulsa Police are now asking the Justice Department to investigate this police-action shooting by Friday. Police say they responded to a call of an abandoned vehicle in the middle of the street. Police say Terrance Crutcher did not respond to their comments and one officer tased him and another shot him. Witnesses and video show Crutcher had his hands raised at the time posing no threat.
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence says the American people aren’t talking about where President Barack Obama was born. He told ABC that they’re not focused on debates of the past but instead, “on their futures like the challenges we’re facing at home and abroad.” Pence made an appearance on the network’s show “This Week.” While there, the Indiana governor addressed Donald Trump’s recent statement that he now believes Obama was born in the U.S. after years of questioning his birth place and birth certificate—a tactic that many observers have deemed racist and an attempt to de-legitimize this nation’s first black president. Pence noted that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the media are using the issue as a distraction from the Democratic nominee’s falling poll numbers.
Speaking of poll numbers…
Hillary Clinton is slightly widening her lead over Donald Trump. The latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll shows the Democratic nominee leading her Republican rival by five points, 50-percent to 45-percent. Clinton had a four-point lead over Trump in last week’s poll. Absentee and early voting has already started in some states.
And, we’ve learned new this Tuesday morning… Former President George H.W. Bush reportedly will vote for Hillary Clinton. The word comes from the daughter of the late Democratic Senator Robert Kennedy. Politico reports Kathleen Kennedy Townsend met with the 41st president in Maine on Monday. Townsend says the elder Bush told her he’ll vote for the Democratic nominee this November.
President Obama will focus his final speech to the United Nations General Assembly today on refugees. Obama also will lead a refugee summit with leaders from a half-dozen nations. The aim of that gathering is to reach agreements to pay for food aid and to double the number of refugees resettled each year.
Sun and clouds mixed today in Indy. The ozone level is high across Central Indiana. Expect temps to reach 86 degrees.
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