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  • Former college administrator caught stealing Trump signs

    09/27/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by digger48 · 58 replies
    WISH ^ | September 27, 2016 | Dave Gerber
    AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — If anything, the 2016 presidential election has been divisive, for the candidates and for voters. And so, when several Donald Trump campaign signs went missing from Charlie Tulumello’s front yard, he assumed it was just neighborhood kids playing a prank. Never did he think the thief was a former administrator at a local college, and a PhD in his 60s. After the thief struck twice, Tulumello decided to place a pair of trail cameras on trees in his front yard to catch any overnight action. Three times, a man — and twice with his dog —...
  • Which candidate do you trust the most?

    09/27/2016 5:58:49 AM PDT · by digger48 · 7 replies
    WISH ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff Reports
    (WISH) – Monday night was the first Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. 24-Hour News 8 wants to know which candidate you trust the most, who you think has the best plans for the country, and who you think won the debate?
  • Charlotte to release body and dash camera video of shooting

    09/24/2016 2:22:30 PM PDT · by digger48 · 22 replies
    <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte’s police chief announced Saturday that he would release body and dashboard camera footage of the shooting of a black man after several days of demonstrations that have coalesced around demands that the public see the video.</p>
  • NASCAR hit with lawsuit over racial discrimination

    09/21/2016 2:41:36 PM PDT · by digger48 · 48 replies
    WISH ^ | September 21, 2016 | Staff Reports
    (WISH) – Another CEO heads to Capitol Hill and is certain to face hard questions, and NASCAR has been hit with a lawsuit over racial discrimination. The head of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the company that makes and sells the EpiPen, will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Heather Bresch said it’s not true the company makes big profits of off its lifesaving allergy treatment. Bresch’s written statements said Mylan makes about $50 off each pen after rebates, fees and other costs are deducted. In other business headlines, NASCAR is being sued for allegedly trying to hinder efforts to bring racial diversity to...
  • Facebook cracks down on Trump supporters with ‘deplorable’ names

    09/19/2016 4:50:24 PM PDT · by digger48 · 31 replies
    WISH ^ | September 19, 2016 | Selena Larson
    SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) — Donald Trump fans are learning that fake names don’t fly on Facebook. The social media company is forcing users who include “deplorable” in their profile names to change them because it violates Facebook’s Terms of Service. Some Trump supporters have embraced the moniker after Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said “you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.” Clinton’s comments last week criticized Trump and his supporters for their bigotry, specifically citing racism, sexism, and homophobia. Facebook’s community standards require people to use their real names, and if Facebook suspects...
  • Pence, 2 Indiana officials being sued by transgendered man

    09/13/2016 5:08:48 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    WISH | September 13, 2016 | Staff Reports
    (WISH) – Governor Mike Pence and two other Indiana officials are being sued by a transgender immigrant from Mexico who was granted asylum in the United States in 2015. According to court documents, the plaintiff is suing Pence, Attorney General Gregory Zoeller and Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge for enforcing a state law that denies him the right to change his legal name. The suit was filed by lawyers at the Transgender Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. The law, which was signed by the Governor of Indiana on March 17, 2010 and went into effect on...
  • Dad stabbed daughter in front of Park Ranger says FBI

    09/13/2016 5:04:14 PM PDT · by digger48 · 27 replies
    WISH ^ | September 13, 2016, | WSPA Staff Reports
    BUNCOMBE CO., NC (WSPA) – New details about the murder of a 6-year-old girl have been released in the U.S. Attorney’s Office criminal complaint. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death because it happened on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The girl’s father, 36-year-old Seth Willis Pickering, is charged with first-degree murder and could face the death penalty. The medical examiner says the daughter, Lila Pickering, died from a stab wound to the heart and lung. The affidavit says Pickering took Lila from the home of the custodian where she had been placed temporarily by the Buncombe County Department...
  • Cops: Woman to blind autistic son, ‘Please let God take you’

    09/07/2016 6:12:29 PM PDT · by digger48 · 20 replies
    WISH ^ | September 7, 2016, | Jim Suhr
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri woman confessed to killing her blind and autistic son, telling investigators she tried to abandon the severely disabled 19-year-old to the care of God before leading him into a field where he eventually died and where she was found lying half-naked nearby.</p>
  • Man charged after Juggalos host blood-drinking ritual, cutting off woman’s finger

    09/05/2016 9:08:36 PM PDT · by digger48 · 47 replies
    WISH ^ | September 5, 2016 | Andrea Hay
    SUAMICO, Wis. (WBAY) – A Brown County man is behind bars for amputating a woman’s finger with a machete last month. Warning: some of the details in the story below are disturbing. Jonathan Schrap, 24, of Suamico is charged with “mayhem” and “reckless injury” for the incident that happened at his house on August 27, where he chopped off a friend’s pinky, gashed her arm and drank her blood—according to a criminal complaint. Schrap’s body tattoos identify him is a member of the Juggalos, which is the name the band Insane Clown Posse (ICP) gives to its followers. Court documents...
  • Trump winning big in Indiana

    09/05/2016 2:24:20 PM PDT · by digger48 · 30 replies
    WISH ^ | September 5, 2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The 2016 Presidential campaign entered the home stretch on Monday as both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on the battleground state of Ohio. Meantime, the race in Indiana is all but over. Donald Trump is popular in the state and the addition of Mike Pence to the GOP ticket has made him even more popular. A new poll published by Reuters shows that Indiana is likely out of reach for Hillary Clinton. It shows Trump with 56 percent of the vote in Indiana if the election were held now. Hillary Clinton would receive just 32 percent....
  • Pence on Clinton: 'Most dishonest candidate...since Richard Nixon'

    09/04/2016 1:40:06 PM PDT · by digger48 · 80 replies
    wthr ^ | 09/03/16 | SALLY BRONSTON
    WASHINGTON (NBC) - Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence reacted to the FBI's notes on its interview with Hillary Clinton by calling her "the most dishonest candidate for President of the United States since Richard Nixon" in an exclusive interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." "It is a tough charge," Pence conceded when pressed, "But, come on." The Indiana governor continued, "What's evident from all of the revelations over the last several weeks is that Hillary Clinton operated in such a way to keep her emails, and particularly her interactions while Secretary of State with the Clinton Foundation, out of...
  • Ohio man accidentally shoots himself during dentist appointment

    09/03/2016 1:26:29 PM PDT · by digger48 · 61 replies
    WISH ^ | September 3, 2016 | Matt Edwards
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A New Carlisle, Ohio man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself during a dentist appointment. 72-year-old James White was under nitrous oxide at New Carlisle Dental Group when he thought he heard his phone ring, went to grab it, but accidentally grabbed his pistol and fired the weapon, sending a bullet through his hand and grazing his stomach. No one else was injured in the incident. “If you’re going to be put under nitrous, then you think twice about taking your gun into the dental office,” said a neighbor who lives near the dentist office. White has...
  • Daily Mail Retracts Article About Melania Trump ...

    09/01/2016 6:45:44 PM PDT · by digger48 · 12 replies ^ | September 1, 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a reputation of leveraging legal force against anyone who speaks detrimentally of himself or his family. The Daily Mail posted an article about Melania Trump’s racy photoshoots, visa issues, and posited her scantily clad photo spreads might have a bearing on the upcoming November election. In response, Melania Trump filed a hefty $150 million defamation suit against The Daily Mail and threatened suit against Maryland-based blog, Tarply for allegedly suggesting she was once employed by an escort service. From the LA Times: Melania Trump is suing the Daily Mail and Maryland-based blog Tarpley for...
  • Attorneys clash over document release in Ferguson lawsuit

    08/20/2016 4:24:15 PM PDT · by digger48 · 11 replies
    WISH ^ | August 20, 2016 | JIM SUHR,
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents cite recent ambushes of police in Texas and Louisiana among reasons against expanding who can see sensitive grand jury details related to Brown’s 2014 death in Ferguson. A St. Louis federal judge agreed in June to let no more than two attorneys for the defense and each of Brown’s parents see testimony and the names of witnesses from proceedings involving a St. Louis County grand jury that investigated the Aug. 9, 2014, fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. The grand jury...
  • Dad finds kids’ pot brownies, eats four, insults family cat

    08/18/2016 6:35:29 PM PDT · by digger48 · 84 replies
    WISH ^ | August 18, 2016 | WCMH Staff Reports
    OMAHA, NE (WCMH) – A dad in Nebraska learned to watch what he eats after ingesting four marijuana brownies and having to call paramedics. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the 53-year-old man was unloading groceries Tuesday and apparently found some brownies in the back of the car, which his adult children had used earlier in the day. He ate four of them. The man’s wife told police that he started having “bad anxiety” while they were watching television. She tried to call her children to ask, but couldn’t reach them. Police showed up at the house, followed by one of...
  • Man shot during prayer vigil for teen killed night before

    08/15/2016 5:04:41 AM PDT · by digger48 · 9 replies
    WISH ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police say a man was shot Sunday night during a prayer vigil for a teen killed at the same Indianapolis gas station the night before. Indianapolis police were called to the Conoco gas station in the 4100 block of 16th Street around 9:20 p.m. Sunday. Officers found a 53-year-old man shot inside a vehicle. He was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskanazi Hospital in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy was killed at the same location Saturday night. Police have not released suspect information for either shooting.
  • Boy, 13, drove drunk with drunken grandma in back

    08/14/2016 3:39:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 19 replies
    WISH ^ | August 14, 2016, | Associated Press
    <p>SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico deputies say a traffic stop yielded a surprising find: a drunken 13-year-old boy behind the wheel and the child’s intoxicated grandmother riding in the back.</p> <p>The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Santa Fe Deputy Clay Cullison stopped the pair Thursday after spotting a blue 1994 Oldsmobile weaving.</p>
  • 7-year-old boy found trying to sell teddy bear for food

    08/13/2016 5:31:46 PM PDT · by digger48 · 46 replies
    WISH ^ | August 13, 2016 | WCMH
    FRANKLIN, OH (WCMH) – Five children were removed from a Cincinnati area home after a boy was found trying to sell his teddy bear to get money for food. Officer Steve Dunham received a report on Sunday that a seven-year-old boy was peddling the toy outside of a drug store, trying to get enough money to eat. “He told me he was trying to sell his stuffed animal to get money for food because he hadn’t eaten in several days,” Dunham told WLWT. Dunham took the boy to an area Subway to get something to eat, then took him to...
  • Carly Fiorina Reportedly Angling for RNC Chair

    08/13/2016 5:11:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 70 replies ^ | August 13, 2016 | Aleister
    Carly Fiorina is no longer running for president, but it looks like she already has another job in mind. Many people are speculating that she will throw her hat into the ring to replace Reince Priebus as chair of the RNC. Time reports: Carly Fiorina Plotting Bid to Chair Republican National Committee Former HP CEO and 2016 presidential contender Carly Fiorina is actively laying the groundwork for a bid to be the next chair of the Republican National Committee, according to state GOP officials who have followed her plans. Fiorina and her aides have plotted an aggressive season of travel...
  • FL Sheriff: Mother, 62, arrested after 6-year-old son beat newborn sister to death

    08/12/2016 3:30:26 PM PDT · by digger48 · 46 replies
    WISH ^ | August 12, 2016 | WFLA Staff Reports
    LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) — A 62-year-old woman who was artificially inseminated and gave birth to a baby girl 13 days ago, is now charged with her daughter’s death. Detectives say the suspect left her 6-year-old son alone with the baby, and he beat her to death. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri on Thursday outlined the disturbing details in the bizarre and gruesome case, saying he’d “never seen anything like this.” “Those of us who have been doing this in this business for a very long time have never seen anything like this,” the sheriff said. Kathleen Marie Steele, 62, was...
  • Man is trying to scale Trump Tower in NYC using suction cups

    08/10/2016 4:52:07 PM PDT · by digger48 · 34 replies
    WISH ^ | August 10, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — A man is trying to scale the all-glass face of Trump Tower in New York City using suction cups.</p> <p>A video recorded by a bystander and streamed online Wednesday shows police observing the man from an outdoor terrace.</p>
  • Convicted road rage killer shot dead by driver in Florida

    08/10/2016 4:46:00 PM PDT · by digger48 · 69 replies
    WISH ^ | August 10, 2016 | WFLA Staff Reports
    PLANT CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – A man who had just been released from prison after serving time for a road rage killing was shot and killed during a road rage encounter in Plant City, Fl. on Wednesday morning, authorities said. It happened at 7 a.m. near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Branch Forbes Road. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, one driver stopped his car in front of the other, got out of his pickup truck and approached the motorist behind him. That’s when an argument escalated between the two. Investigators said the driver...
  • Hillary Clinton Won't Stop Lying! Judge Jeanine Opening Statement 8/6/16

    08/06/2016 8:22:28 PM PDT · by digger48 · 32 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 6, 2016 | World News Daily
    Judge Jeanine brings up some excellent points. No way could Hillary have been asked by the FBI if she had sent classified info. They already knew she had, so a "No" answer would be criminal. A "Yes" answer would've been even more criminal.
  • 14 dogs die after truck’s air conditioning unit fails

    07/24/2016 5:46:45 PM PDT · by digger48 · 39 replies
    WISH ^ | uly 24, 2016 | Rod Hissong
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WANE) – Investigators in St. Joseph County are looking into the deaths of 14 dogs in South Bend for an American Kennel Club dog show, according to the South Bend Tribune. The paper reported a box truck belonging to Lakesyde Kennels and Handling of Wellington, Ohio was parked at a hotel in Roseland. The truck’s owner had brought several dogs to the dog show and was keeping them in the truck with a functioning air conditioning unit. The truck was plugged into an outlet at the hotel to keep the unit running. The operator of the truck,...
  • Dog finds hand after man loses it in fireworks accident

    07/04/2016 12:10:09 PM PDT · by digger48 · 54 replies
    WISH ^ | July 4, 2016 | Matt Jaworowski
    CHICAGO (WCMH/MEDIA GENERAL) – A nurse from Chicago got a rude awakening Thursday, a few hours after a man blew off his hand with a firecracker. Cheri Steigert tells WBBM-TV that she was asleep after an overnight shift when she heard an explosion and a scream in her Portage Park neighborhood in Chicago on Thursday afternoon. A few hours later, Steigert said she let her dog out in the yard. A few minutes later, the dog walked up to her with a hand in its mouth. “This is like the first Fourth of July that I had off in three...
  • Pence discusses meeting with Trump

    07/03/2016 10:39:20 PM PDT · by digger48 · 10 replies
    WISH ^ | July 3, 2016 | Howard Monroe
    CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — Gov. Mike Pence is back in Indiana after spending part of the weekend in New Jersey with Donald Trump. The trip fueled speculation that Pence is being vetted for Trump’s vice presidential pick. But the governor says all they did was play golf. Pence spoke to the media while at Connor Prairie on Sunday evening. He and his wife, Karen Pence, were there to watch the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Fourth of July concert. The couple and one of their sons made the trip to New Jersey to meet with Donald and Melania Trump. The governor wouldn’t...
  • 2 dead, 3-year-old hurt in shooting at family gathering

    07/03/2016 6:37:32 PM PDT · by digger48 · 70 replies
    WISH ^ | July 3, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A shooting on the east side of Indianapolis on Saturday left two men dead and a 3-year-old hurt, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. IMPD says people were gathering at a home in the 2300 block of Magnolia Place following a funeral when gunshots rang out around 6:30 p.m. 32-year-old Justin Sims was pronounced dead at the scene. 26-year-old Dangelo Brown was rushed to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital but later died as a result of his injuries a few hours later. A 3-year-old shot was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health for...
  • What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud

    06/14/2016 6:35:59 PM PDT · by digger48 · 174 replies
    Daily News ^ | June 14, 2016 | GERSH KUNTZMAN
    It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon. One day after 49 people were killed in the Orlando shooting, I traveled to Philadelphia to better understand the firepower of military-style assault weapons and, hopefully, explain their appeal to gun lovers. But mostly, I was just terrified. Many gun shops turned down our request to fire and discuss the AR-15, a style of semi-automatic rifle popular with mass killers such as San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook and similar to the Sig Sauer MCX rifle used by Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen. Killers in mass shootings used AR-15, thanks to...
  • Over 180 pot plants found in large-scale grow operation at Tennessee congressional candidate’s home

    05/21/2016 11:47:05 PM PDT · by digger48 · 53 replies
    WISH ^ | May 21, 2016 | Hailey Holloway
    CROSSVILLE (WATE) – A Crossville congressional candidate said she’s guilty after a large-scale marijuana grow operation was busted last week, but says she’s also victim of a bad law. Detectives raided Flo Matheson’s property Friday after “in-depth undercover investigations led to the discovery of an indoor grow operation,” according to a press release that says Crossville Police Department narcotics detectives worked with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, the HIDTA/TBI Drug Task Force, and the Office of the District Attorney General to execute the search warrant at Matheson’s home. Matheson said they broke through her gate...
  • Indiana court to hear woman’s appeal of feticide conviction

    05/21/2016 11:46:02 AM PDT · by digger48 · 5 replies
    WISH ^ | May 21, 2016 | RICK CALLAHAN
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for an Indiana woman found guilty of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs will soon ask an appeals court to throw out the convictions that led to her 20-year prison sentence. At issue is Indiana’s feticide statute, which the defense says was “passed to protect pregnant women from violence” that could harm their developing fetus, not to prosecute women for their own abortions. The state says that law “is not limited to third-party actors” and can apply to pregnant women. Attorneys for 35-year-old Purvi Patel will urge the Indiana Court of Appeals...
  • Family of Indiana man accused of threatening Trump talk about charges

    05/15/2016 4:50:53 PM PDT · by digger48 · 38 replies
    WISH ^ | May 13, 2016 | Jessica Smith
    FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — The southern Indiana man accused of threatening Donald Trump in a YouTube video is due in court Friday morning. Twenty-six-year-old Richard Deville Junior is in the Floyd County jail awaiting that court appearance. Prosecutors are charging him with two felonies for making the threatening YouTube video. In the video, Deville Jr. points guns at the camera and tells Donald Trump he’s going to kill him, his daughter and his wife. “I’m serious. You are dead,” said Deville Jr. in the video. The Secret Service contacted Floyd County authorities after someone in Atlanta reported the posting....
  • Meet the Indiana Congressional candidate who lives in a motel

    05/09/2016 2:10:28 PM PDT · by digger48 · 24 replies
    WISH ^ | May 4, 2016 | Holly Campbell
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Tommy Schrader clinched the Democratic nomination in the 3rd District Congressional race in Tuesday’s primary. Wednesday was a day of celebration for Schrader. “Drinking a couple of beers to be honest, and if you don’t like that don’t vote for me,” Schrader said. “I had a smile because I had a feeling I was going to win.” But who is Tommy Schrader? “Tommy Schrader is an honest guy that wants to work for a living. He’s a hard worker,” the man running for Congress said. Shrader claims to have a viral video on YouTube and loves...
  • N.Y. college students plead not guilty to fabricating racially motivated attack

    05/04/2016 2:24:35 PM PDT · by digger48 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2016 | Pilar Melendez, Lorenzo Ferrigno and David Shortell,
    Three New York college students pleaded not guilty Wednesday to claiming to be targets of a racially motivated attack when, prosecutors say, they actually had assaulted another bus passenger. Ariel Agudio, Asha Burwell and Alexis Briggs, all 20, entered the pleas at an arraignment in Albany County Court on charges of third-degree assault and multiple counts of falsely reporting an incident... A grand jury on Monday indicted the three women on the assault and false report charges. Agudio and Burwell also pleaded not guilty to charges of harassment, while Agudio pleaded not guilty to three additional counts of attempted assault....
  • Kasich Suspends Campaign!

    05/04/2016 9:04:10 AM PDT · by digger48 · 39 replies
    5-4-16 | me
    Just heard on WOWO radio
  • ACLU sues Indiana over Pence’s abortion law

    05/01/2016 5:15:37 PM PDT · by digger48 · 11 replies
    WISH ^ | May 1, 2016 | Alexis Moberger
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) The legal fight is on in the state of Indiana over Gov. Mike Pences new abortion law. The law doesnt take effect until July 1, but the ACLU and Planned Parenthood of Kentucky and Indiana are doing what they can to ensure the law never makes it to that date. “The most alarming and upsetting aspects of 1337 is that intrusion into the relationship between a woman and her doctor,” ACLU Executive Director Jane Henegar said. “Imposing, inserting politicians into that conversation erodes that trust.” The new law prohibits doctors from knowingly terminating a pregnancy because of...
  • 3 accused of raping minors face deportation

    04/12/2016 1:46:24 PM PDT · by digger48 · 44 replies
    WISH ^ | April 11, 2016 | WLFI Staff
    JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Three Monon men were arrested after investigators say they took three minors to a motel to sexually assault them. The investigation started Wednesday when two of the female victims reported the incident to a school guidance counselor. Yonatan Ramirez-Diaz, 20, Edwin Marquina-Valesquez, 26, and Melvin Ramirez-Morales, 20, have all been taken into custody. According to investigators with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the three victims were picked up in White County and were eventually taken to a motel near Interstate 65 and State Road 114 in Rensselaer. Authorities said that is where the victims were...
  • Secret Service shows up at man’s door after social media comment

    03/17/2016 4:09:43 PM PDT · by digger48 · 52 replies
    WISH ^ | March 17, 2016 | Candice Lee
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A Columbus man got a visit from Secret Service after making an inflammatory remark on a Facebook post last week. “Hillary and Bernie…Sunday at OSU,” was the post to WCMH’s Candice Lee’s private account on March 7. The post got the attention of Gary Barry, a Facebook friend. “I jokingly said, ‘where do I send the bomb?’” Barry told WCMH Wednesday evening. His comment didn’t go unnoticed by other people responding to the news that both Democratic presidential candidates were coming to Columbus for a CNN Debate last Sunday. “The next day I thought about it....
  • "TED CRUZ" — A Bad Lip Reading

    03/03/2016 9:29:27 PM PST · by digger48 · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 1, 2016 | Bad Lip Reading
  • Sanders supporters use email to attack Indiana super delegates

    02/22/2016 2:21:44 PM PST · by digger48 · 23 replies
    WISH ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indiana Democratic primary is still more than two months away, but some supporters of Bernie Sanders are already on the attack. They're using email to attack Hillary Clinton supporters. Indiana will have 92 delegates at the Democratic National Convention. Eighty-three of them will be chosen in the May primary and they must support the winner. Nine of them are super delegates who are free to support either candidate. They include Cordelia Lewis-Burks, who plans to support Hillary Clinton. "You and the rest of the super delegates are making a huge mistake," Lewis-Burks reads from an email...
  • Sheriff: Man kills niece, 4-year-old for money

    02/18/2016 6:43:19 PM PST · by digger48 · 14 replies
    WISH ^ | February 17, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A man killed his 31-year-old niece and 4-year-old great nephew for financial gain Wednesday in Zionsville before fatally shooting himself in a downtown Indianapolis hotel, authorities said. Police say the body of Lucius Hamilton III was found with a gunshot wound to the head in a downtown Indianapolis hotel around 3 p.m. Authorities say financial gain from a family trust worth millions of dollars was the motive for the killings. Hamilton reportedly barricaded himself inside a room on the fourth floor of the Hilton hotel at 120 West Market Street. Police say officers spoke briefly with Hamilton...
  • GOP leaders “stunned” by Todd Young’s ballot problem

    02/11/2016 8:24:27 PM PST · by digger48 · 15 replies
    WISH ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - GOP Congressman Todd Young is accusing Democrats of using dirty tricks in an effort to get his name removed from the ballot in the race for U.S. Senate. And Republican leaders are expressing concern over the possibility that the Democrats will be successful. In order to make the ballot, a candidate must gather 500 petition signatures in each of Indiana's 9 congressional districts. Todd Young collected just 498 in the 1st Congressional District according to Democrats who have filed a challenge with the state Election Commission. The Todd Young campaign believes that it has 501 certified signatures...
  • "NFL 2016: Part One" — A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL

    02/02/2016 5:57:47 PM PST · by digger48 · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Bad Lip Reading
  • Bacon lovers indulge at Indy festival

    01/30/2016 6:19:12 PM PST · by digger48 · 21 replies
    WISH ^ | 1/30/2016 | Evan Johnson
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hundreds of Hoosiers pigged out in downtown Indianapolis for a good cause Saturday. The Crane Bay Event Center just blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium hosted the second annual Bacon Fest. Bacon lovers sampled cured pork creations from more than 20 vendors. Novelties included bacon-wrapped bacon and donuts with bacon and Nutella. VIPig tickets were sold for early entrance to the event. A portion of the money raised at the Bacon Fest was donated to Gleanor’s Food Bank to help feed the needy.
  • Canada school shooting: Four killed in Saskatchewan

    01/22/2016 6:23:03 PM PST · by digger48 · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 1//22/2016
    Four people have been killed and several injured in a school shooting in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, police say. They say a male suspect is now in custody and children have been moved to safety after the shooting at La Loche Community School. Earlier reports said five people had been killed. What unfolded in the school was "every parent's worst nightmare", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Witnesses at the scene described screaming and more than half a dozen shots. At a news conference, Maureen Levy, a senior officer at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), said the...
  • IHSAA suspends season for Ben Davis, Pike girls’ basketball

    01/18/2016 5:54:59 PM PST · by digger48 · 12 replies
    WISH ^ | January 18, 2016 | John Hanlon
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Describing a fight during a recent game as "violent," the Indiana High School Athletic Association suspended the remainder of the varsity girls' basketball season for Ben Davis High School and Pike High School on Monday. Members of the two teams were involved in a fight during the fourth quarter of the game Saturday at Ben Davis High School. Both teams will be forced to forfeit the game. "Remorse doesn't solve our issue," IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox said. "I'm hopeful people are going to understand this is serious.' Every coach and player on both teams will be required...
  • Third man charged in Amanda Blackburn's murder appears in court

    01/15/2016 1:17:45 PM PST · by digger48 · 6 replies
    wthr ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | Channel 13 staff
    INDIANAPOLIS - Prosecutors say a third suspect should be charged with killing a pastor's pregnant wife even if he didn't pull the trigger. Diano Gordon appeared in court Friday morning, one day after prosecutors filed murder charges against him. Police believe Gordon was a lookout while two others went inside to rob the home of Davey and Amanda Blackburn. Larry Taylor Jr. and Jalen Watson already face charges of murder and robbery in the Blackburn case. Gordon faces two counts of murder, along with burglary, robbery and theft. The three men are accused of breaking into the Blackburn home on...
  • Obama blames Indiana for illegal guns in Chicago

    01/08/2016 12:53:16 PM PST · by digger48 · 35 replies
    WISH ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indiana is a gun state, and government leaders here are pushing back on President Obama's efforts to increase gun control. The president wants to make an example of Indiana because gun laws in the Hoosier state are less strict than the gun laws in his home state of Illinois. During the president's CNN town hall meeting on gun control Thursday he spotlighted the number of illegal guns in Chicago. "The problem," he said, "is that about 30, 40 percent of those guns are coming from Indiana, from across the border, where there are much laxer laws." The...
  • L.A. Street Artist Depicts GOP as Fossils-To-Be

    01/07/2016 4:24:54 PM PST · by digger48 · 19 replies ^ | January 7, 2016 | Taryn O'Neill
    Is the GOP on the path to extinction? Employees at Los Angeles' La Brea Tar Pits arrived Monday morning to find three signs hung on an outdoor display of elephants. The elephants stand in and around one of the museum's tar pits that have seeped natural asphalt for tens of thousands of years. The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is an active excavation site where archeologists have found and continue to find countless fossils dating back to the Pleistocene epoch, or the earth's last ice age. A "hello my name is JEB' tag hangs from the tusks of an...
  • Citizen takes down armed robber at New York 7-Eleven (video at link)

    01/02/2016 1:59:09 PM PST · by digger48 · 69 replies
    WISH ^ | January 1, 2016 | Evan Anstey,
    TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Security footage from a Town of Tonawanda 7-Eleven store on Sheridan Drive shows a citizen taking down an armed robber in the store. Town of Tonawanda Police say the incident occurred just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday when Robert M. Samson, 59, entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the clerk. As this was happening, a citizen with a large flashlight struck Samson several times in the head, dismantling and knocking him to the floor, according to police. Samson eventually stumbled out of the store and was located by police in...
  • Indy sets record for deadliest year after double homicide

    12/31/2015 11:23:17 AM PST · by digger48 · 12 replies
    WISH ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jeff Wagner
    NDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A deadly record for the city has been broken just days before the start of the new year. IMPD says there have been 144 criminal homicides in the city in 2015. The previous record was 143 in 1998. The two victims who pushed Indy past that previous mark were teenagers Dionne Williams and Timmee Jackson, who disappeared on Christmas Eve. In 2014, IMPD investigated 135 criminal homicides. At the time, it was the third-highest total in a year for Indy. Now it's been pushed down to fourth as investigators work to find the bodies of the two...