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  • Agency will defy governor, bring Syrian refugees to Indiana

    11/23/2015 5:53:11 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 75 replies
    Wish TV ^ | 11/23/2015 | Jim Shella
    Syrian refugees will continue to relocate in Indiana despite the governor’s order to close the borders until new security measures are in place. Exodus Immigration, the largest relocation agency in the state, believes that the governor does not have the authority to stop the immigration of Syrian refugees. It has plans to relocate 20 or so Syrian refugees to Indiana in the coming months and it is going ahead with those plans.
  • Two Charged With Murdering Pastor's Wife Amanda Blackburn (White lives don't matter?)

    11/23/2015 1:46:01 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 89 replies ^ | Nov 23 2015, 4:28 pm ET | Ali Gostanian, Alexander Smith and Tracy Connor
    Two Charged With Murdering Pastor's Wife Amanda Blackburn by Ali Gostanian, Alexander Smith and Tracy Connor
  • One man arrested, two others in custody in connection with Amanda Blackburn murder case

    11/23/2015 8:44:03 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    Fox News 59 ^ | November 23, 2015 | Russ McQuaid and Amanda Rakes
    Three suspects have been detained in connection with the sexual assault and murder of Amanda Blackburn, a pastor's pregnant wife who was shot during a home invasion robbery on Nov. 10. Sources tell FOX59 the three men will also be charged in three additional burglaries, including a rape at the Westlake Apartments. Police say the men in custody are Larry Taylor, 18; Jalen Watson, 21; and Diano Gordan, 24. Watson and Gordon are in custody being held on parole violations. Taylor, who was previously taken into custody and released, was arrested again Sunday night at a relative's home, according to...
  • Three men arrested in sexual assault, murder of Indiana pastor's pregnant wife during home invasion

    11/23/2015 7:56:32 AM PST · by RummyChick · 82 replies
    NY daily news ^ | 11/23 | boroff
    Though everything inside of me wants to hate, be angry, and slip into despair I choose the route of forgiveness, grace and hope, he said in a statement. If there is one thing Ive learned from Amanda in the 10 years we were together, its this Choosing to let my emotions drive my decisions is recipe for a hopeless and fruitless life. Today I am deciding to love, not hate.
  • Teen Arrested Over Killing of Pastor's Wife In Indianapolis

    11/23/2015 2:15:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Kelly Stevenson
    An 18 year old has been arrested in connection with the murder of Amanda Blackburn, who was shot in the head during an alleged home invasion in Indianapolis. [Snip] Pastor Davey Blackburn found his wife's body when he returned from the gym. He told ABC News' Good Morning America show "Amanda didn't have an enemy in the world. I can't imagine any reason why. That's why this has baffled us as much as anybody," he said.
  • Subway's Jared gets 15 years, blames Subway diet

    11/20/2015 9:25:44 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 68 replies
    WND ^ | 11/20/2015
    The Subway sandwich chain’s ex-pitchman, Jared Fogle, was slammed with a ??15-year, 8-month sentence on child porn charges Thursday, after a hearing in which his shrinks blamed his more than 200-pound weight loss for turning him “hyper-sexual.” Subway’s turkey footlongs made him a sex-crazed pedophile, Fogle had claimed in a last-ditch try for leniency. Fogle “traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction,” defense lawyer Jeremy Margolis had argued at sentencing.
  • Park nudity leads to arrest

    11/20/2015 10:31:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    WHIO ^ | November 5, 2015 | Breaking News Staff
    RICHMOND, Ind. — A man who led police on a three-county chase in August is in jail again, this time on public nudity charges. David Simpson, 22, address at large, is in Wayne County Jail on a charge of public nudity after police say he was found running naked in Glen Miller Park in Richmond Wednesday night. In August, Simpson allegedly drove a stolen BMW from Indianapolis to Englewood at speeds of 110 miles per hour. Multiple law enforcement jurisdictions were engaged in a chase with the stolen vehicle. Simpson attempted to drive through a closed construction area on Interstate...
  • Indiana-bound Syrian refugee family rerouted to Connecticut

    11/18/2015 1:02:46 PM PST · by digger48 · 24 replies
    wthr ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | Channel 13
    INDIANAPOLIS - Several news outlets are reporting that a family of Syrian refugees bound for Indianapolis was sent to another state after Gov. Mike Pence's announcement this week that he was suspending plans to settle refugees in Indiana. USA Today reports that the family was sent to New Haven, Connecticut instead. The New York Times also covered the story. Both outlets report that the family waited for three years in Jordan before being allowed to come to the United States. It is the first reported incident where a family was redirected after over two-dozen governors declared they would not accept...
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • Mississippi, Indiana governors say no to Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 12:50:29 PM PST · by · 11 replies
    More governors are announcing today they will not accommodate Syrian refugees after the Paris terrorist attacks, further stymieing the Obama administration's push to bring hundreds of thousands of them onto American soil. Governor_Phil_Bryant Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement on Facebook, saying: "I'm currently working with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Office of Homeland Security to determine the current status of any Syrian refugees that may be brought to our state in the near future. I will do everything humanly possible to stop any plans from the Obama administration to put Syrian refugees in Mississippi. The...
  • States Slam Doors on Syrian Refugees

    11/16/2015 11:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 16, 2015 | Rod Kackley
    "Given the tragic attacks in Paris and the threats we have already seen, Texas cannot participate" in resettlement, Abbott tells Obama. In the wake of the revelation that at least one of the ISIS operatives who attacked Paris likely slipped into France with the huddled masses fleeing from Syria, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) have closed their states' borders to Syrian refugees.These decrees are a real sign of trouble for the Obama administration. The...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Gov. Pence suspends resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana

    11/16/2015 9:37:35 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 21 replies ^ | November 16, 2015
    INDIANAPOLIS -Gov. Mike Pence is suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana following reports that a Syrian refugee was among the suspects who carried out deadly attacks in Paris last Friday.
  • Indy's Papa Roux offers firearms training to employees

    11/15/2015 2:32:46 PM PST · by digger48 · 9 replies
    wthr ^ | Nov 15, 2015 | Naomi Pescovitz
    INDIANAPOLIS - An east side restaurant owner made international headlines last month when, after a robbery, he started offering 25 percent discounts to customers with licenses to carry a handgun. Papa Roux Cajun restaurant made good on that promise and this weekend, they are taking it a step further. Papa Roux employees spent Sunday in the classroom at the Eagle Creek Firearms Training Facility. The firearms safety course was taught by Guy Relford, attorney and President of Tactical Firearms Training. "With the increased awareness of the violence and just the fact that I am encouraging responsible responses to it, I...
  • Prosecutors seek 12½ years for ex-Subway spokesman Fogle

    11/12/2015 3:50:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 11/12/15 | RICK CALLAHAN
    Jared Fogle's attorneys asked a judge for leniency Thursday, saying in court documents that the former Subway pitchman "is profoundly sorry" as he awaits sentencing on child pornography and sex-crime charges.Fogle's lawyers are asking for a five-year prison term at next week's sentencing, the minimum they said they would seek when he agreed in August to plead guilty to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.Prosecutors submitted their own sentencing memorandum Thursday requesting a 12 -year term - the most they'd agreed to seek under the...
  • Former Upstate youth pastor's wife dies after being shot, church says

    11/11/2015 9:39:30 AM PST · by madison10 · 15 replies ^ | 11/11/2015 | Carla Fiele
    <p>ANDERSON, S.C. —The pregnant wife of a former Upstate youth pastor has died after being shot in the head during a home invasion, according to church officials.</p> <p>Amanda Grace Blackburn, wife of Resonate Church pastor Davey Blackburn, died Wednesday morning, according to a Facebook post by the church.</p>
  • Julia Anderson, happy Indiana girl, hit the road. It ended with her dead in a NewOrleans parkinglot

    11/10/2015 4:10:19 PM PST · by BBell · 62 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/10/15 | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    The call Jeannene Anderson always dreaded came on a day in March. A New Orleans homicide detective across the line barely finished the words "death investigation," when Anderson fell to the floor thinking of her daughter's peregrine life. Julia, who for years had lived as a transient, would not be coming home. New Orleans police found her in a McDonald's parking lot the evening of March 19, clutching her neck from a stab wound authorities say was inflicted by another transient, 38-year-old Christopher Hutsell. She was rushed to surgery but died several hours later. "People in this situation, where you've...
  • East Chicago, Indiana councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term

    11/04/2015 1:56:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 11-4-2015 | Elvia Malagon
    E.C. councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term 18 hours ago • Elvia Malagon, (219) 662-5331 EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago 3rd District Councilman Robert "Coop" Battle spent Election Day in the Lake County Jail pending a murder charge. He's accused of shooting to death on Oct. 12 Reimundo Camarillo Jr., in the 4200 block of Euclid Avenue in East Chicago, according to court records. He also faces a federal drug charge stemming from a traffic stop in Porter County where police found 73.22 grams of marijuana and $100,700 in cash. Despite his pending legal battles that...
  • Evansville City Council shifts Republican (GOP Mayor wins in landslide)

    11/04/2015 10:17:23 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Channel 14 News ^ | November 4, 2015 | Jess Raatz
    The Evansville City Council race completely changes the dynamics of city council with at least four new members on tap for 2016. With the hotly contested at-large seats up for grabs, newcomer Michelle Mercer (R) held on for a spot, plus sitting council president Dan Adams (D) and Democrat Jonathan Weaver (D). With John Friend (D), Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley (D), Conor O’Daniel (D), and Al Lindsey (D) not running, new comers like Anna Hargis (R), Justin Elpers (R), and Jim Brinkmeyer (D) were elected to replace them. Dan McGinn (R), Connie Robinson (D), and Missy Mosby (D) were all re-elected in...
  • Truly Gun-Free Zones

    11/03/2015 9:06:56 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There may be a solution to school shootings but liberals might not want to hear it because it involves either calling the cops or carrying a gun. “Dr. J. Eric Dietz, director of Purdue University’s Homeland Security Institute, concluded that in a study of all mass shootings since the 1950s, only two occurred outside gun-free zones,” Jesse Kremer, a Republican state representative from Wisconsin, claimed on his web site. When contacted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dr. Dietz was more measured in his conclusions. Nevertheless, the reporter he talked to, Eric Kelderman, reported that “Mr. Dietz, a former director...
  • Lawsuit says Notre Dame employee arranged sex between her daughter and students

    10/30/2015 6:12:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | October 30, 2015 | Lincoln Wright
    SOUTH BEND — A lawsuit filed Friday accuses a University of Notre Dame employee of pressuring a student into a sexual relationship with her daughter, as well as arranging sexual encounters with her daughter and football and basketball players. The suit, filed in St. Joseph County Circuit Court against the university and the female employee, claims the male student was a victim of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The employee and her daughter are not named in the suit, but it says the daughter is "a student at a nearby school" and also works at Notre Dame.
  • Mike Tyson in Trump's corner: 'Yeah, hell yeah! Big time'

    10/27/2015 12:55:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 10/26/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    'Let's run America like a business, where no colors matter' Iron Mike Tyson was unequivocal on Monday as to who he thinks should be the next commander in chief: Donald Trump. The former heavyweight champion told HuffPost Live it was time to have a businessman in the White House. He should be president of the United States. Thats what he should be. [Pundits and politicians] say, These people dont know what theyre talking about. Theyre telling the people right in their face all the Republicans, all the Democrats, all the independents theyre saying right in the peoples...
  • Dog Named Trigger Shoots Owner In The Foot (D'Oh Alert)

    10/27/2015 3:05:41 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/26/2015 | BBC News
    A woman in the US state of Indiana is recovering after being shot by her dog in a bizarre hunting accident, an environment official says. The woman, named as Allie Carter, 25, was hunting waterfowl on Saturday in the north of the state, Jonathon Boyd, an Indiana conservation officer said. She put down her 12-gauge shotgun but her chocolate Labrador stepped on it, shooting her in the foot. To add insult to injury, the dog was named Trigger.
  • #FeelTheStrangle: Bernie Sanders Supporter Expelled For Choking Muslim Woman,..

    10/23/2015 10:31:52 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/15 | Eric Owens
    Yelling White Power The Indiana University Bloomington student charged with shouting hateful slurs at a Muslim woman, trying to strangle her and then biting a police officer on Saturday has been expelled from the school. Officials at Indiana expelled the student, Triceten Bickford, earlier this week, reports Fort Wayne NBC affiliate WISE-TV. The bizarre incident occurred on a patio outside a Turkish restaurant and bakery in Bloomington, a few blocks from the IU campus. Bickford, 19, began the altercation by yelling white power, white power, very loud, the victim, an unidentified 47-year-old Turkish woman, told Indianapolis NBC outlet WTHR. Then,...
  • Student expelled, faces 10 years prison, for alleged hate crime

    10/23/2015 10:04:44 AM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies
    Spero News ^ | OCT 23, 2015 | MARTIN BARILLAS
    Student expelled, faces 10 years prison, for alleged hate crime | OCT 23, 2015 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS The federal government is opening up a hate crime investigation of a 19-year-old male Indiana University student who allegedly shouted racial slurs and assaulted a Muslim woman. On October 22, FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne said there is no deadline for concluding the investigation into the October 17 on the Bloomington, Indiana, campus. Osborne said that the investigation started on October 20. "The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence and ensure the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and...
  • Man barricaded in house in police custody after dancing on roof

    10/21/2015 5:01:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies (ABC News) ^ | 10/20/2015 | Julie Pursley, Matt McKinney
    A man who barricaded himself in a house on Indianapolis' northeast side, then later danced on the roof was taken into custody by police Monday morning.Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a house on the 3500 block of Layman Avenue around 10:30 a.m. for a barricaded subject.Police say a man, later identified by authorities as Matthew Russ, 25, stole his ex-girlfriend's keys from her house, took her car and crashed it into a pole.Police say they found Russ in a chair in the driveway holding a knife. He then went into the house and onto the roof...
  • How Indiana Pizza Shop Responded After Being Tricked Into Catering Gay Wedding

    10/20/2015 5:07:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 78 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/20/15 | Travis Weber
    Much of the media today roundly disparage any business-person who even voices his or her religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. This is the consistent narrative by which many presumptuously judge small business owners (often wedding vendors) motives in affirming their religious convictions as animating their business lives.Critics reject out of hand their claims that they are simply living out their faith with love and cant be a part of a wedding ceremony that violates their consciences.When the owners of Memories Pizzaa small-town pizzeria in Indianawere posed a hypothetical question about whether they would cater a gay wedding last year, the...
  • College Student Yelled White Power, Strangled Muslim Woman

    10/20/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    An Indiana University student was arrested over the weekend after police say he attacked a Muslim woman, yelling racially charged comments at her and trying to remove her headscarf. Police on Monday did not identify the woman, but said that she had been dining in a Bloomington, Indiana, restaurants outdoor seating area Saturday night with her 9-year-old daughter when she was approached by 19-year-old Triceten Bickford. Police said the woman claimed Bickford was yelling things like white power, kill the police and derogatory statements about black people. Police said Bickford squeezed her neck and began forcing her head down toward...
  • Bush ridicules Trump's fitness to lead military in new video (Jeb comes out swinging)

    10/18/2015 1:34:40 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | Eugene Scott
    The long-running feud between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump escalated yet again Saturday, with the former Florida governor releasing a two-minute video on social media mocking the billionaire's fitness to be commander-in-chief. *snip* The clip is the latest salvo in the Bush-Trump rivalry, which has often been marked by bitter and personal exchanges between the two prominent Republican presidential candidates. On Friday, Trump suggested Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, shared in the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks because they occurred during his presidency. Saturday's round centered on a video set to the tune of circus music that...
  • Pro-life billboard vandalized, state group responds

    10/08/2015 2:16:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    WANE ^ | 10/7/15
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Obscene graffiti scrawled on a pro-life billboard west of downtown has drawn the ire of the states Right to Life organization.Earlier this week, a billboard on the side of the Bootleggers Saloon at 2809 W. Main St. raised by Allen County Right to Life was vandalized with graffiti. The billboard included the shape of an unborn baby with the words, I am only 20 weeks old. I can do a somersault. This week, vandals spray-painted the words, in the trash on it, along with the image of a coat hanger.The billboard has since been replaced.On Wednesday,...
  • Culver Academies opts to pull firearms from campus security guards

    10/06/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by John W · 46 replies
    21 Alive News ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jeff Neumeyer
    CULVER, Ind. (21Alive) -- A prestigious school west of Fort Wayne, known for its military disciplines, is causing a stir with a policy change regarding firearms. That change comes near the time of the latest terrible school massacre in the U.S. Considering Culver's roots as a military school dating back to 1894, it was a surprise when last week Culver Academies school officials announced security officers would no longer carry weapons. The school administration declined to talk on camera and said allowing us to interview students would go against the best interest of their safety. A statement released by Culver,...
  • Oops! Hillary Clinton calls Indianapolis Indianoplace in newly released private emails

    10/06/2015 9:20:41 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    fox 59 ^ | October 2, 2015 | Amanda Rakes
    More private emails sent by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were released this week, and one of the emails contains a spelling of Indianapolis that Hoosiers may not appreciate. In an email from April 2010, Clinton writes, Are you still in basketball-crazed Indianoplace?
  • Rep. Jud McMillin resigns after sex video emerges

    09/30/2015 3:10:56 PM PDT · by Callahan · 30 replies ^ | 9/30/2016 | Tony Cook
    An Indiana lawmaker has abruptly resigned after a sex video was reportedly discovered on his phone. Rep. Jud McMillin, the second-highest ranking Republican in the state's House of Representatives, stepped down Tuesday a week after he sent a bizarre text message to several people apologizing for "anything offensive" they may have received from his stolen phone.
  • State responds to I-69 environmental concerns

    09/26/2015 8:09:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Indiana Daily Student ^ | August 27, 2015 | Annie Garau
    Years ago, the Tokarski family gathered with friends around a kitchen table in an old Indiana farmhouse. They were discussing the looming construction of Interstate 69 and how they could possibly stop it. The group suspected a project of such magnitude, an interstate route stretching across the southern half of Indiana, would cause severe environmental 
damage. “We really had the project almost at a standstill until Mitch Daniels came into office,” said Thomas Tokarski, now the president of Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads. “We still have huge amounts of support from the people in Indiana.” Since that farmhouse meeting, Tokarski...
  • About 100 students protest racial discrimination at MU

    09/26/2015 10:40:58 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 11 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | Sep 24, 2015 | KALEY JOHNSON
    COLUMBIA About 100 students gathered Thursday afternoon at MU for a "Racism Lives Here" rally in Speakers Circle. Many held signs with sayings such as I am more than my skin color and Mizzou is racist, in an attempt to spark MU's administration to action.
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell Next Guy in the Crosshairs

    09/25/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. Next guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell, Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), ... That fits a theory of Boehners struggles that is common among the outgoing speakers friends and foes alike that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnells failure to take advantage of the...
  • 1 dead, 23 hurt in van crash on I-69 in SW Indiana (12 Passenger van)

    09/24/2015 11:16:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    WRTV ^ | 9-25-2015 | AP/WRTV
    Authorities say a van crash in southwestern Indiana has killed one person and injured 23 others. Sgt. Bruce Vanoven of the Gibson County Sheriff's Office says the 12-passenger van was carrying 24 people when a tire blew out Thursday afternoon, causing the vehicle to overturn on Interstate 69. Vanoven says the van was headed from the Washington, Indiana, area, about 30 miles northeast of the crash scene, to a factory in Evansville, about 20 miles to the southwest.
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Fight breaks out at Publix deli in Temple Terrace (FL)

    09/24/2015 4:52:01 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 63 replies ^ | September 24, 2015
    TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. - A viewer took video when a fight broke out at Publix in Temple Terrace. Jessica Jordan was at Publix, and grabbed her camera phone when the fight broke out. Jordan said the fight started when an older gentleman was being loud, obnoxious, and rude to deli employees. Other shoppers took offense and exchanged words with him. The viral video shows it ended in a group brawl with people being chased around the deli and out of the store. Publix released an official statement: An altercation occurred involving our customers. A couple of our associates placed themselves...
  • Police and Prosecutor find Warning Shots Justified in Purse Snatch Case

    09/15/2015 6:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 September | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( On 8 September, 2015, David Roberts from Owensboro, Kentucky, fired six shots at a vehicle in the crowded parking lot of the Eastland mall in Evansville, Indiana. Roberts had a permit to carry his handgun. The first shot was a warning shot into the dashboard. The next five were at the vehicles front tires. The shots followed a double purse snatching from elderly women who were attempting to get their property back. The incident was caught on video, which does not seem to have been released to the public, yet. Police and the prosecutor, who was initially...
  • Northwestern Indiana mayor, wife convicted of all charges

    09/13/2015 2:32:06 AM PDT · by digger48 · 27 replies
    wthr ^ | Sep 12, 2015 | ap
    <p>HAMMOND, Ind. - A federal jury has convicted a northwestern Indiana mayor and his wife of wire fraud and other charges for improperly using funds from his campaign and his city's food pantry.</p> <p>The jury deliberated five hours Friday before finding Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, guilty of conspiracy, seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of filing false income tax returns.</p>
  • Cruz's second shutdown play rankles fellow Republicans

    09/10/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/15 | Burgess Everitt
    Ted Cruz says his hard-line strategy to defund Planned Parenthood and risk a government shutdown is about doing the right thing and following through on Republicans' vows to conservative voters. But many of his Republican colleagues say its really all about Cruz. Even some of his closest allies from past battles fellow tried and true tea party Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah arent exactly jumping to join Cruzs latest crusade. Same goes for Cruzs onetime allies-turned-presidential rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky. As the Texas Republican prepares for a potentially decisive month...
  • Supporters to Stage Im with Kim Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 |
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Arrest warrant issued for man who baked dog to death

    08/31/2015 4:24:29 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Kara Kenney
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a man convicted of baking his friends dog to death in an oven. Joel Clark was sentenced last Tuesday to home detention, not jail or prison time, despite the outcry from the animal welfare community. Clark failed to properly maintain his GPS monitoring equipment and is currently not being monitored, according to John Deiter, director of Marion County Community Corrections. Clark also failed to maintain contact with Community Corrections, Deiter said. Court staff also said Clark is not answering his phone and his whereabouts are unknown. Criminal Court Judge William Nelson...
  • As UAW contract ends, Wisconsin workers rights expand

    08/29/2015 3:22:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 8-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin A worker-freedom organization is sending a special legal notice to unionized employees of the Big Three automakers in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation wants United Auto Workers members at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to know their new workplace rights now that they are residents of right-to-work states. Those new rights kick in Sept. 15, after the old UAW contracts, which included forced union dues, expire. In a statement Thursday, the Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation said that once the UAWs monopoly bargaining contracts with the automakers end, all...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitanos Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channels Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fools Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitanos core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • BP Whiting Restarted: Will Crude Avoid Maduro $30 Forecast?

    08/27/2015 5:37:14 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Zacks ^ | August 26, 2015 | Nilendu Saha
    With crude prices hovering around $40 a barrel, the broader market is on tenterhooks. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell almost 7% in the past week. The troubles grew as oil prices hovered close to its lowest level in almost seven years. The bearish mood is compounded by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduros opinion that the commodity is slated to fall to $30 per barrel or less. Whiting Refinery Unit Restarted Amid the gloom, the news that BP Plc (BP - Analyst Report) has restarted the largest of three crude distillation units (CDUs) in its refinery in Whiting, IN., cast...
  • [Indiana] School fingerprints elementary students for lunch program

    08/24/2015 5:38:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    EAG News ^ | 8/24/15 | Kyle Olsen
    The grumbling in New Albany cafeterias isnt coming from students stomachs. Its from parents.The southern Indiana school district is one of the latest to deploy technology which biometric identification to match a finger scan with a personal identification number, WAVE reports.According to a notification issued by the New Albany Floyd County school system, the technology is used to eliminate pin numbers, eliminate misused pin numbers, maintain the privacy of students on subsidized food programs and speed up the amount of time in the lunch line.School administrators refused to go on camera to discuss the new technology.But the change in the...
  • BP Whiting refinery unit may restart soon, avoiding long outage

    08/21/2015 6:22:28 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 3 replies
    BP Plc's Whiting, Indiana, refinery, whose partial closure nearly two weeks ago has roiled global oil markets, may restart a key crude oil unit weeks earlier than expected, according to sources and a published report. The plant may restart the 240,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Pipestill 12, the largest crude oil unit at Whiting, as soon as this weekend after it was able to make temporary repairs, industry publication Energy News Today reported. The unit shut on Aug. 8 after a leak in a heat exchanger, and early reports suggested it could remain offline for one or two months.
  • Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges

    08/19/2015 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies ^ | August 18, 2015 | by Amanda Rakes - Digital Manager and Shannon Houser
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 18, 2015) FOX59 has confirmed Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges. Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal Wednesday. The U.S. Attorneys Office will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle. Fogles attorney, Ron Elberger, had no comment in regards to the plea deal. He said any information regarding the charges would come from the attorneys office. Elberger did say Fogles suspension with Subway continues.