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Indianapolis City-Council councilors want a raise, one that would more than double their pay. Council Vice President Zach Adamson and fellow Democrat Monroe Gray will introduce the proposal during tonight’s meeting at 7 p.m. It would raise the 25 council members’ salaries from $11,400 to $25,000 per year. Adamson says the council’s pay hasn’t increased since 2002 and they’re underpaid for the amount of time they spend on the job.
Two young children got the scare of their young lives when the vehicle they were sitting in was stolen Sunday night in Speedway. It was a grey 2005 Toyota Camry that was reported stolen from 10th Street and Lynhurst Drive around 9:20 p.m., according to media reports, with a 5-and a 2-year-old left inside while their mom went into a store. Police found that car a few miles away and just a short time later near 16th Street and Riverside Drive with both kids still inside and unharmed. Police now have a suspect, in custody. He’s 29-year-old Allen Dryden. Dryden faces preliminary Auto Theft with Endangerment and Kidnapping charges.
Indy Metro Police say a man shot in the head last week has died. The victim’s name hasn’t been released yet. He was shot last Thursday night on the city’s south side. He passed away on Sunday.
Rexnord workers are going to have to wait and see if the Trump administration will save their jobs. Indiana Governor and Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on Sunday that the administration will decide deals to keep jobs in the country on a “day by day” basis. Trump tweeted about his anger that Rexnord is moving 300 jobs to Mexico. But Pence isn’t committing to saving those jobs like Trump did for nearly a thousand Carrier workers.
The federal government is stopping construction of the controversial oil pipeline that has spurred months of protests in North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers will not approve an easement that would allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have been leading protests, claiming the pipeline would endanger water resources and sacred Native-American sites.
News out of the presidential transition team Monday morning President-elect Donald Trump is nominating Dr. Ben Carson to serve as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Trump issued a statement praising what he called Carson’s brilliant mind and saying Carson is “passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.” The statement quotes Carson as saying he’s honored to accept the opportunity to serve in the Trump administration.
Oddly enough shortly after Trump’s victory, Carson, a retired-neurosurgeon who had been in the republican field running for president against Trump, took himself out of the running for a Cabinet position because he felt, according to his long-time advisor Armstrong Williams that he has no government experience…never run or managed a federal agency and lacked the background necessary to do so. Williams said to the Hill newspaper, “The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.”
Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck has been cleared to play coming off a concussion to help his team in tonight’s Monday Night Football clash with the New York Jets on the road. Kick-off is at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.
Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. High near 45 degrees.
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