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Indianapolis Metro Police have been on the scene Wednesday morning investigating the discovery of a dead body. The victim was shot to death and found in the back seat of silver Ford Fusion parked in a northwest side apartment complex. According to various media reports IMPD is near 33rd & Kessler Avenue in the Pangea Fields Apartments. It’s there that the body of a young black man was found by his friends across the backseat of that car around 5:30 a.m. Police were questioning one person there on the scene. They have not released any info about suspects or the victim’s name, pending notification of his family. This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any info about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.
A few changes are coming to the voting process here in Indiana. A representative of the Secretary of State’s Office says voters won’t be able to vote straight ticket for at-large or town council races. Valerie Warycha said voters will have to individually select the candidates they want to vote for in those races. The General Assembly voted to change the law earlier this year because straight ticket voting caused some confusion in the vote count in earlier elections. Warycha said the new law won’t affect straight party voting in any other races.
Indiana’s unemployment rate is down. It dropped to four-point-five-percent in August, which is below the national average of four-point-nine-percent. Data released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development shows businesses added 5,600 jobs last month.
Indiana is joining 20 other states in suing to block new federal overtime rules. President Barack Obama‘s order will require anyone making over $47,000 a year be paid overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. The attorneys general in the states say President Obama is trying to rewrite federal law, and in this case is overstepping his authority.
Protests are growing in Tulsa, Oklahoma after video went viral of the police action shooting of a motorist with a broken down vehicle, Terrence Crutcher. Crutcher was unarmed with his hands in the air when he was shot by police. The protests there were peaceful.
However, the same cannot be said for Charlotte, North Carolina after a night of violent riots. Several police officers and protestors were injured after the deadly police action shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Officers there say he was armed with a gun and “posed an imminent deadly threat.” Witnesses say Scott, a 43-year-old black man, was unarmed and had a disability. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters officers were searching for someone with an outstanding warrant when they saw Scott exit from a vehicle with a firearm. Keep in mind, North Carolina is an Open Carry state and one can carry in a vehicle as long as the weapon is visible, according to the state’s law. A woman identified as Scott’s daughter posted the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live and maintains he had no weapon. Hundreds of demonstrators confronted police in riot gear lasting into the night and the clean-up as well as an investigation into the incident is underway today.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he’s getting death threats because of his national anthem protests. Kaepernick said, “if something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point.”
Will members of the New York Giants become the latest NFL players to kneel during the national anthem Sunday? Newsday reported a handful of Giants players, including linebacker Keenan Robinson and running back Rashad Jennings, are considering some form of protest. \Their outrage over deadly police confrontations involving minorities includes this month’s shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Robinson told Newsday, “We are guys who have a voice, and we understand our voice is seen and heard across the world.” Jennings adds he’s had several conversations with 49ers quarterback Kaepernick, who started the silent displays of sitting or kneeling. Giants coach Ben McAdoo has said he would be “disappointed” if one of his players did not stand for the anthem.
The leader of the pharmaceutical company that makes the emergency allergy treatment EpiPen is scheduled to testify before Congress today.Mylan CEO Heather Bresch can expect tough questions from the House Oversight Committee which includes Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is a noted consumer and economic rights advocate, over price increases to more than $600 for EpiPen. The life-saving injector sold for around $100 in 2007 until this recent price hike and salary hike for Bresch whose salary reportedly increased from over $2 million per year to just under a yearly $19 million.
Reports say Donald Trump used money from his charitable organization to pay settlements for lawsuits against his businesses. Just a few hours after those issues were raised Tuesday, the GOP presidential nominee told supporters there’s “nothing like” using others people’s money in business. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Trump used more than a quarter-million dollars in charitable donations to his Donald J. Trump Foundation to settle lawsuits filed against him and his business interests.
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