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Good day to you on this Veterans Day 2016! More on that shortly…
Flags at state facilities across Indiana will be at half-staff this weekend. They’re being lowered Saturday for Avon-native Army Private Dakota Stump, who was killed in a car accident at Fort Hood. Stump disappeared from Fort Hood in October and his body was found a month later next to a flipped vehicle approximately 100-yards from the road. He was 19-years-old.
The celebration has ended for one Indianapolis neighborhood as it is marred once again by an incident of violence on Friday morning. Indianapolis Metro Police are investigating a fatal shooting Friday morning in the 3600 block of Kenwood Avenue on Indianapolis’ north side, according to WTHR-TV. That’s the Crown Hill neighborhood, where the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition this week celebrated one-year of zero homicides. It’s there that police say a man was found fatally shot in an alley shortly after a report of shots fired around 9 a.m. So far, authorities have no suspects in this homicide investigation.
Protesters will now gather at the Indiana Statehouse to show their disappointment that Donald Trump won this week’s election. Groups had planned to march through downtown on Saturday. But now say they’ll rally at the statehouse instead. Indianapolis is one of dozens of cities across the country to see the anti-Trump protests. The statehouse is located at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Market Street.
For the first time since being elected Vice President, Governor Mike Pence is back in Indiana. He arrived Thursday night at Indianapolis International Airport with his family and was greeted by several hundred cheering supporters. Vice-President-elect Pence urged the crowd to show support to President-elect Donald Trump as he transitions into office. He also promised that he would never forget Indiana, wherever his duties take him in office. Pence met with Vice-President Joe Biden on Thursday to discuss the transition and with other GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.
The skies above Vice-President-elect Pence’s home are going to be a lot clearer these days. The FAA imposed a no fly zone over the Indiana governor’s mansion Thursday, like the one over Trump Tower in New York City. Only military and public safety planes or helicopters will be allowed to fly within a mile of the mansion. The restrictions expire January 21st when Pence is sworn-in as this nation’s ‘Veep.’
Here’s another side effect of this election, in addition to protesters in the streets around the nation…
Americans are signing up for the Affordable Care Act health care plans in droves, now that Donald Trump is President-elect. The Department of Health and Human Services says over 100,000 Americans selected plans through the federal exchange Wednesday, making it the busiest day since open enrollment began on November 1. Trump has vowed to repeal and replace ‘Obamacare.’ With Republicans in control of the House, the Senate and now the White House, repeal is a strong possibility.
President Barack Obama met with Trump Thursday to discuss a smooth transition at the Oval Office in Washington D.C. But turning to today, the president will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and deliver remarks for Veterans Day. Cities and towns across the nation will observe the public holiday by honoring those who served in the United States Armed Forces including here in Indy. The Circle City’s Veterans Day parade gets underway TODAY downtown this morning at 11:45 a.m., stepping off at Michigan Street, heading south on Pennsylvania Street.
The Indianapolis Colts will have Sunday off due to the bye-week.
Expect nice parade weather today. Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds will loom with a High of 56 degrees.
Join us for the Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner Radio-thon this weekend beginning today and running through Saturday. Make your donations starting at 10 a.m. at Circle Center Mall (downtown) or on the northwest side at Lafayette Square beginning at 11 a.m. Here’s the link to donate online.
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