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Forecasters are warning of wind chills that could hit ten-below on this ‘Throwback Thursday.’ That’s cold enough to cause frostbite in about a half hour. Everyone should bundle up in layers when heading out because that’s extremely too cold to leave kids at the bus stop for long, too cold for your dogs and cats to legally be outside and extremely dangerous for firefighters battling blazes. Indianapolis Fire crews were doing just that this morning at a house fire on the near northeast side. They were called to the 1500 block of Beville Avenue because of a house fire in progress. According to WTHR-TV, a couple who’d lived in the house for a few days, heard popping and saw the fire when they were prepping to walk their dog. They immediately evacuated. Neither person was injured.
Two daycare workers are facing charges after a one-year-old girl in their care was seriously hurt. Prosecutors say earlier this year, the child was strangled and beaten with a wooden paddle by an eleven-year-old boy at Live, Laugh, Love and Learn daycare on the city’s east side. Daycare Director Ashley James and employee Brandi Bonner are due back in court today. Both were charged Wednesday with failing to properly supervise the children.Prosecutors say the daycare routinely had too many children and not enough staff.
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Have you heard about the cops in one small Indiana town, Bunker Hill? Well, there aren’t any. The entire police force, all five officers, resigned Monday. Officers say they left because of disagreements with the town council over equipment, budget cutbacks, and personnel issues. Bunker Hill city leaders aren’t commenting on the walk-out. The city is relying on neighboring cities and the Miami County Sheriff’s office for police protection. Click the link above. It was Fox 59’s story that went viral.
Closing arguments are expected to get underway today in the trial of accused South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof. If he’s convicted in the killings of nine people, including the pastor, at the historical black ‘Mother’ Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, he could face the death penalty. In court on Wednesday, the jury heard from survivor Polly Sheppard. She’s the woman Roof did not shoot, whom according to testimony he allowed to live to “tell the story” of what happened. The room also heard her chilling 911 call for help. Roof did not testify at the trial.
Today is the last day to sign up for Obamacare through the website HealthCare.gov. Customers who enroll for health coverage on the federal exchange before the end of the day will be covered starting January 1.
Senior officials say new intelligence shows that Vladimir Putin was directly involved in trying to influence the U.S. Presidential election. The officials tell NBC News that the Russian president directed how material hacked from Democrats was to be made public. Reportedly, Putin’s motivation began as a personal vendetta against Hillary Clinton. Later it became a larger effort to reveal corruption in American politics.
Today is the day that President-elect Donald Trump was supposed to hold a press conference letting the world know how he was separating himself from his businesses and business interests. That’s not happening, according to NBC News. It’s being delayed until next year. Trump, Veep-elect Mike Pence and Trump’s three eldest children all attended a tech summit held at Trump Towers on Wednesday with various tech leaders, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Among those at the tech summit in addition to Bezos were executives from Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle and Apple. Noticeably absent was Twitter–which appears to be Trump’s favorite tech platform. He praised the leaders for the “incredible innovation” in their industry.
Critics want to know why Trump’s children attended this tech summit in their father’s official capacity and are watching for issues in the future. It’s been widely reported that Trump’s sons will run his businesses and that his daughter and son-in-law are reportedly looking for real-estate in the Washington D.C. area to be close to the president, though no “official roles” have been revealed. CNN reports there is a federal nepotism law, passed in 1967, that states no public official may hire or promote a relative.
President Barack Obama is prohibiting states from denying federal funding to Planned Parenthood. Obama made the ruling Wednesday that requires state and local governments to distribute federal funds to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions. The measure takes effect two days before Trump’s inauguration.
Federal officers will not help security efforts at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota. This is the decision out of the U.S. Justice Department made Wednesday after a letter by law enforcement personnel was sent to President Obama. Those local police wanted Border Patrol agents to help with the protest, and to kick in some money.
The Polar Vortex is going to blast the Midwest and the Northeast with freezing wind over the next several days. Specifically here in the Midwest today, wind chill advisories are in effect from North Dakota to western Pennsylvania. They include Indiana. The heaviest snowfall in the country today will be in the Great Lakes region, to our north. Up to ten inches of snow is expected in Michigan.
The NBA and the Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Details of the deal haven’t been released. Both sides are reviewing.
In NBA action, the Pacers took it on the chin Wednesday night in Miami. The Heat held them to just 10 fourth quarter points and then went on to win over the ‘Blue ‘n Gold’ 95-89. The Pacers continue their southern road swing tonight in New Orleans against the Pelicans. Tip is at 8 p.m. Eastern.
A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until at least 11 a.m. The National Weather Service says the “feels like” temperature will likely reach at least ten-below. Otherwise, sunny. High: 13 degrees.
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