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    09/24/2012 2:31:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/23/2012 | John Gizzi
    In response to repeated queries from conservatives as to whether Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) is supporting the conservative Republican who defeated the 36-year incumbent for renomination this year, Human Events called Lugar’s office and asked whether the lameduck incumbent is backing State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, now locked in a tight contest with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly. “Yes, the senator is supporting Treasurer Mourdock,” Lugar press secretary Andy Fisher told us Friday. “On the night of the Friday election (when Mourdock defeated Lugar by a margin of 3-to-2), he said he would vote for him in November.” Fisher also pointed out...
  • Gun drive set in Michigan City(IN)

    09/23/2012 5:02:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 22 September, 2012 | Lois Tomaszewski
    MICHIGAN CITY — ­ Four thousand dollars worth of Walmart gift certificates is a small price to pay to make Michigan City a safer place to live. That is a rough estimate at how much was given out in the 2011 gun drive, organized by the Michigan City Police Department. Last year, 78 guns were turned in to police during the drive, which was first organized in 2006, MCPD Public Relations spokesman Sgt. Chris Yagelski said. "Prior to the gun drive, we would destroy the guns turned in to us or ordered destroyed by the court," Yagelski said. The first...
  • Voters may see more guns at polling places(IN)

    09/21/2012 12:55:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 20 September, 2012 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS — NOTE: In an earlier version of this story, it was incorrectly reported that state Sen. Jim Tomes, the law's author, encourages gun owners to openly display their firearms in public places. While legal gun owners have the right to do so, Tomes said the intent of his law was to provide a uniform policy for legal firearms carriers statewide. Tomes said he doesn’t advise licensed owners to carry openly because it sets those legitimate citizens up as targets for those who intend to commit a crime and causes unnecessary fear among other citizens who are unaware of such...
  • VIDEO: Gun Store Owner Speaks About Shooting Involving Employee (IN)

    09/21/2012 4:27:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 20 September, 2012 | Ray Steele
    The owner of a gun shop on the Westside of Indianapolis says he feels badly for the family of a man killed inside his store, but says the man brought on his death himself. IMPD says Monday's killing of Brian Wayner, 26, by Don's Guns employee Ben Chance was justifiable homicide. Wayner fired three shots, striking Chance once as Chance was trying to collect payment for a gun rental. Though a bullet passed through the upper side of his chest, Chance returned fire with his own weapon, killing Wayner. Chance remains in the hospital, but store owner Don Davis says...
  • Evansville, IN squirms and squeals in face of open carry lawsuit

    09/19/2012 6:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 15 September, 2012 | GSL
    Evansville, IN police ejected a gentleman for lawfully open carrying his pistol at the Evansville Zoo back in 2011. The man, Ben Magenheimer, known to many was Titanium Frost on the Indiana Gun Owners forum, was at the zoo with his family minding his own business when police showed up and ordered him to leave. In his subsequent lawsuit, Magenheimer is seeking damages for violation of his civil rights under the color of authority. The City of Evansville is smelling an expensive judgement in the case and has responded with a 30-page motion to dismiss the lawsuit, citing Magenheimer’s other...
  • Gun shop owner: Clerk kills customer who shot him(IN)

    09/18/2012 6:08:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 17 September, 2012 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The owner of an Indianapolis gun store says a customer with a rented gun opened fire on a clerk before the employee returned fire, killing the customer.
  • Lugar will not campaign for Mourdock in Ind.

    09/17/2012 2:02:11 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | TOM LoBIANCO
    <p>NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Richard Lugar says he will not campaign for the man who vanquished him in May's Republican primary.</p> <p>Lugar told conservative Indiana blogger Abdul Hakim-Shabazz in an interview posted Monday that he would not actively support Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on the campaign trail. The six-term senator had previously left the question unanswered. But he raised eyebrows in July when he introduced Mourdock to Senate Republicans at a weekly lunch.</p>
  • Cops: Man Stole Woman's Phone, Recorded Lewd Video, E-Mailed Clip To Her Family, Friends

    09/15/2012 2:44:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | September 14, 2012
    Police allege that an Indiana man stole a woman's cell phone, used it to record himself masturbating, and then posted the explicit video to the victim's Facebook page and e-mailed it to her family and friends.
  • Campus threats as of now....

    09/14/2012 9:21:31 AM PDT · by TMA62 · 46 replies
    9/14/12 | Ted Andrews
    1. Campus shut down at North Dakota State due to unspecified threat 2. Campus shut down at University of Texas due to unspecified threat 3. Campus shut down at Valparaiso University (NW Indiana) due to unspecified threat. 4. Yesterday, the Brownsburg Public Schools (Indiana) website was someone in Iraq. Forks, this is coordinated.
  • "Winning for America" national bus tour (Tea Party Express)

    09/14/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express | Sept 11, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Friends, Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November.For the complete tour schedule, click here. This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got everything they wanted. The unfortunate truth is that these policies have failed to yield the results that were promised...
  • Mourdock race a magnet for Senate GOP

    09/11/2012 7:42:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | September 11, 2012 | Brian Francisco
    Indiana is becoming a frequent destination for U.S. Senate Republicans who support the election of Richard Mourdock. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., joined Mourdock in Indianapolis on Monday to talk about health care legislation at an orthopedics hospital. Other senators who have appeared with Mourdock since his May 8 nomination include Dan Coats of Indiana, Rick Rubio of Florida and John Thune of South Dakota. Mourdock’s campaign said Monday that Sens. Coats, Rob Portman of Ohio and John Cornyn of Texas plan to gather for Mourdock events Sept. 26 in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Cornyn is chairman of the National Republican...
  • Tea Party Express Announces “Winning for America” National Bus Tour [Sept 12-Oct 1](Update # 31)

    09/04/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Sept 4, 2012 | Staff
    Tea Party Express Announces :"Winning for America" National Bus Tour 25 Battleground States in 21 Days Starting September 12thSacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November. Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got...
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • Homeowner shoots burglar(IN)

    09/02/2012 12:47:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Jessica Hayes
    <p>NDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Metro Police say an Indianapolis homeowner shot the man who had broken into his home early Friday morning.</p> <p>The home is in the 5600 block of Willowridge Court in Decatur Township.</p> <p>The homeowner, Wallace Turner, told police he, his wife and 5-year-old daughter were sleeping around 1:45 a.m., when the intruder kicked in the back door.</p>
  • Did politics bounce GOP candidate from parade?

    09/01/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies
    The Tribune-Star ^ | 9/1/2012 | Brian Boyce
    A Republican candidate for Vigo County office claims he was booted from Terre Haute’s Labor Day Parade because of his party affiliation. Caleb Fleschner, a Republican candidate running for Vigo County commissioner, said Friday afternoon politics are to blame for his removal from the parade line-up. But Charles Toth, head of the Wabash Valley Central Labor Council AFL-CIO’s parade committee, said political affiliation had nothing to do with the rejection. Toth did say, however, that the organization does reserve the right to determine who participates in its event.
  • Homeowner says he shot burglar in leg after he broke into family's suburban Indianapolis home

    08/31/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS — A homeowner says he shot and wounded a man who had broken into his family's home in a suburban Indianapolis neighborhood. Wallace Turner tells WTHR-TV and WISH-TV that he, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter were sleeping when the intruder kicked open their home's back door about 1:45 a.m. Friday.
  • 1999 MSU Arsonist Sentenced Today

    02/05/2009 6:57:58 PM PST · by magslinger · 35 replies · 1,050+ views
    WQTX ^ | 2/5/2009
    The government says a 20-year prison sentence for a woman who committed arson at Michigan State University would be the toughest punishment ever in a case of so-called eco-terrorism. Marie Mason is due in federal court at 9 a.m. today. The explosion and fire at Michigan State's Agriculture Hall in 1999 was a protest against genetically modified crops. Damage exceeded $1 million. Prosecutors want a 20-year prison sentence for the 47-year-old Cincinnati woman. Mason's lawyer says that would be extreme. Mason has admitted other acts from 1999 through 2003, including fires at homes under construction in southeastern Michigan and Indiana....
  • Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit

    08/28/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 27, 2012 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit The father of John Walker Lindh, the young American who was captured in Afghanistan after 9/11 and sentenced to prison for aiding the Taliban against U.S. troops, said he is proud of his son for fighting in court today for the right to pray with other Muslim prisoners. "I was really proud of John," Frank Lindh told "Today he did such a good job of explaining the daily prayer. It was a really well informed testimony. It shows how much depth of knowledge he...
  • Student arrested after bus fight posted on Facebook

    08/26/2012 4:15:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    FOX59 ^ | August 24, 2012 | news
    A Franklin Township student has been arrested after a bus fight was recorded on a cell phone and posted on Facebook. . . Police characterized one of the students as the aggressor, saying the teen ordered the other student out of “his seat.” The fight broke out after the other student refused. . . When they recovered, one student threw and landed multiple punches to the other student’s face and upper body. The recipient of the blows had to go to the hospital and needed stitches. The student who threw the punches was arrested on charges of battery and...
  • Gary’s Gun Buyback Program a Successf(IN)

    08/21/2012 1:10:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 21 August, 2012 | Chelsea L. Whittington
    GARY | The Gun Buyback hosted this past Saturday by the Gary Police Department is being called an “overwhelming success.” According to Police Chief Wade Ingram, a total of 129 guns were turned in in exchange for Wal-Mart gift cards. Local churches partnered with the GPD to serve as the turn-in locations. “The gun buyback program exceeded our expectations,” said Ingram. “I’d been told that previous turn-ins yielded less than 50 weapons, so we were happy to see that we went far beyond that number.”
  • Tea Party Express Launches Mobile Phone Bank Bus For 81-Day 'Get-Out-The-Vote' Campaign (Update #29)

    08/17/2012 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Syncro · 28 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 08/17/2012 | Staff
    Tea Party Express Launches Our Mobile Phone Bank Bus For 81-Day 'Get-Out-The-Vote' Campaign . State Tea Party Express is launching its newly debuted 'Mobile Phone Bank Bus' on an 81-Day Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign that aims at engaging and educating conservative voters in the November 6th election. . . The tour will stop in 23 states that are the key battleground states for the 2012 election. . Today’s kickoff will be held at the Victory Field House in Valley Park, MO at 7:30 PM. . 7:30 PM – Victory Field House 932-A Meramec Station Rd Valley Park, MO . This is...
  • Museum discovers Picasso original after 50 years in storage

    08/18/2012 10:50:00 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 17, 2012 | Unattributed
    The Evansville Museum in Indiana corrected their misidentification of a glass piece of art held in storage for 50 years. The rediscovered artwork is a valuable Picasso original gemmaux work, created by baking different pieces of colored glass, titled "Seated woman with Red Hat." Documentation associated with the piece incorrectly indicated it was by an artist named "Gemmaux" with a design inspired by a Picasso oil painting, and the work was kept in storage for decades.
  • City of Gary to pay up to $100 to buy back weapons(IN)

    08/15/2012 6:36:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 15 August, 2012 | AP
    GARY, Ind. (AP) - The city of Gary is offering gift cards worth $50 to $100 for guns as a way to try to prevent violence. The Post-Tribune reports ( ) police officers will be at nine churches on Saturday giving out Wal-Mart gift cards. People bringing in handguns will receive $50 in gift cards. Shotguns are worth $75 and assault-type rifles are worth $100.
  • Marion Murder Victim Begged For Mercy: Court Affidavit (Indiana)

    08/11/2012 9:00:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Indiana’s NewsCenter ^ | Aug 3, 2012 | Jeff Neumeyer
    An 81-year old Marion man, slain in his own home last month, begged for his life, before two suspects killed him and made off with more than $100,000 worth of cash and valuables. ... a cold-blooded killing. 21-year old Lacy Bradley and 33-year old James Griffith of Rockford Ohio are awaiting extradition to face multiple charges in the beating death of 81-year old Duwayne Lindsey... Bradley and Griffith knew Lindsey was an avid coin collector and came to his residence in the early morning hours of July 21st, under the ruse that they wanted him to check out some old...
  • Indiana Senate: Mourdock (R) 42%, Donnelly (D) 40%

    08/07/2012 5:31:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 3, 2012
    The U.S. Senate race in Indiana remains a dead heat between Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly and Tea Party-backed State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Hoosier State finds Mourdock earning 42% of the vote, while Donnelly draws support from 40%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, but another 15% are still undecided.
  • Indiana Law: Citizens Now Allowed to Shoot Law Enforcement During Unlawful Entry

    08/06/2012 9:26:31 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 94 replies
    The Intell Hub ^ | July 10, 2012 | Shepard Ambellas
    A new law in Indiana authorizes the general public to use deadly force against public servants (including law enforcement officers) who unlawfully enter private property. The measure, approved by Gov. Mitch Daniels in March, (who himself is a Bilderberg member, making the situation even more interesting) is a real game changer as the script has been flipped on the police when it comes to deadly force.
  • The Tea Party Senators

    08/05/2012 4:19:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | ALBERT R. HUNT
    The U.S. House of Representatives last year became the spiritual home of the Tea Party, which helped elect dozens in the 2010 Republican landslide. Success in the Senate was limited.In 2013, the Senate may become the Tea Party’s cathedral. In my latest column, I lay out what has become of the Tea Party-backed representatives. This year, Tea Party activists are winning Republican Senate primaries and are favored to win seats in the fall. They include Ted Cruz in Texas, Deb Fischer in Nebraska and Richard Mourdock in Indiana. Primaries over the next 10 days in Missouri and Wisconsin could catapult...
  • Romney stumps for Indiana tea party Senate candidate Mourdock

    08/04/2012 4:20:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 4, 2012 | by Seema Mehta
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Mitt Romney stumped for tea party Senate candidate Richard Mourdock here on Saturday, arguing that as president he will need such supporters in Washington to help him enact policies to restore fiscal order. Mourdock introduced Romney, noting he had done so four years ago when Romney came to Indiana stumping for 2008 Republican nominee John McCain. “He is back and he’s here in part because he’s the ultimate team player, and politics is all about being a team. This is not a solo sport,” Mourdock said. “And for that purpose alone, governor, thank you so much for...
  • Cook Medical shelves Midwest expansion plans

    07/28/2012 8:01:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | 07/27/12 | JK Wall
    Cook Medical Inc. had been planning to open five new manufacturing plants over the next five years in small communities around the Midwest, including Indiana, but has shelved those plans because of the hit it will take from a new U.S. tax on medical devices. The Bloomington-based medical device maker estimates it will pay between $20 million and $30 million once the tax takes effect in January, Pete Yonkman, executive vice president of strategic business units at Cook Medical, said this week. The 2.3-percent tax on sales of all medical devices was created as part of President Obama’s 2010 health...
  • Indiana company scraps plans for expansion over ObamaCare device tax

    07/27/2012 5:02:04 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/2012 | By Judson Berger
    An Indiana-based medical equipment manufacturer says it's scrapping plans to open five new plants in the coming years because of a looming tax tied to President Obama's health care overhaul law. Cook Medical claims the tax on medical devices, set to take effect next year, will cost the company roughly $20 million a year, cutting into money that would otherwise go toward expanding into new facilities over the next five years. "This is the equivalent of about a plant a year that we're not going to be able to build," a company spokesman told He said the original plan...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - Crown Royal 400 at the Indy Brickyard - July 29 - ESPN - Sun. NooN ET

    07/25/2012 6:35:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 87 replies ^ | 7/25/12
    The week-end tempertaures should be down some from the last few weeks. Join us and see who kisses the bricks .. and the walls of Indy.
  • Cash flows for 'madrassa' lawmaker - Contributors include Obama appointee as U.S. Marshal

    07/22/2012 2:47:14 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    WND ^ | July 21, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    One U.S. lawmaker’s call for American schools to mirror the Islamic madrassa system has brought him under media scrutiny, yet the expansion of his campaign war-chest continues unabated – a development helped by cash from individuals that include a high-ranking law-enforcement appointee of Barack Obama as well as powerful financial and industrial groups. According to Federal Election Commission quarterly filings submitted this week, U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., appears well-positioned, at least financially, to fend off Republican challenger Carlos May in November... Kerry J. Forestal, whom Obama in 2010 had appointed U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana, incrementally...
  • Kroger Sued By Mother Of Robber Shot By Store Manager

    07/19/2012 8:00:24 PM PDT · by Bronzy · 39 replies Lawsuit claims Kroger was negligent for failing to enforce rule barring employee from carrying a gun
  • Squatters Almost Stole This Man's House From Under His Nose (Video at link)

    07/18/2012 4:23:58 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 16, 2012 | Mandi Woodruff
    In the wake of the foreclosure crisis, it wasn't uncommon to read reports of shuttered homes occupied by opportunistic squatters looking for a free place to crash. But some squatters don't wait for the homeowners to move out first, CBS4's Rick Sallinger reports. Troy Donovan and his family returned to their Denver, Colo. home after an extended trip to find the house occupied by another couple. In their eight-month absence, a rogue realtor named Alfonso Carillo allegedly sold the property to a pair of unsuspecting buyers. Carillo sold the home for $5,000 under the pretense of "adverse possession," an umbrella...
  • Carson: Madrassa Comments Taken Out Of Context

    07/10/2012 4:57:39 AM PDT · by Abathar · 24 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | uncredited
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Rep. Andre Carson said he does not advocate educating American students in Muslim principles and that his comments at a recent convention were taken out of context. The Democratic congressman, who is Muslim, spoke in May to the convention of the Islamic Circle of North America and stressed the importance of education. "America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Quran," Carson told the convention. Madrassas, the Arabic word for school, have a reputation...
  • 'Zombie' attack Indianapolis video: David Martin fights off cops, stun gun shocks in 'ninja' attack

    07/04/2012 5:27:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies ^ | 7-4-12 | WPTV Web Team
    A naked man went on a rampage against police officers, doing ninja-like flips and ignoring stun gun shocks -- and it was all caught on video. David Martin, 27, was recorded running down the middle of a street, punching people during a violent frenzy in Indianapolis on May 20, Fox 59 reports . According to , police attempted to subdue Martin with a stun gun, tackling him to the ground. Despite Martin's shrieks and screaming, the shocks had no effect on his mobility, and he continued to fight the officers with kicks. He is seen doing somersaults while fighting...
  • SWAT tries to take down Internet meanie; raids grandma instead

    07/02/2012 3:31:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies ^ | 27 June, 2012 | NA
    An Evansville, Indiana SWAT team recently attempted to execute a search warrant that was issued to make an example out of an anonymous Internet user who made malicious remarks on the Web. Instead, they destroyed the home of an innocent grandmother. When members of the Midwest town’s SWAT team plotted their raid on the alleged home of the person behind some unpleasant remarks published on an Internet forum, they invited a local television crew to accompany them so that they could catch the whole thing on camera. Instead of arresting the author of the ill-tempered posts, however, the Evansville SWAT...
  • Indiana sends Congress tab for illegal immigration

    07/01/2012 6:34:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Indiana's budget director calculates illegal immigrants have cost Indiana $130.9 million. Budget Director Adam Horst sent Congress a bill for the amount Friday as required under Indiana's illegal immigration law passed last year by the General Assembly. Congress is not expected to act on the request, however. Indiana's law was modeled on the 2010 Arizona illegal immigration bill whose key provisions were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. Horst estimated $110.6 million of the state's illegal immigrant costs have been for K-12 education. He estimated prison costs at $12.3 million and welfare costs at nearly $8 million.
  • Purdue Protesters Decry Daniels As 'Inbred' Choice

    06/30/2012 8:43:38 PM PDT · by FunkyZero · 11 replies ^ | 8:38 pm EDT June 30, 2012 |
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Protesters staged a demonstration on Purdue's campus Saturday calling on the university to rescind its appointment of Gov. Mitch Daniels as its next president. Organizers accused the school's board of trustees of skipping over more qualified candidates to recruit Daniels, who is set to take office when his term ends at the end of the year. "We are very offended at what seems to us sort of an inbred choice of a candidate who has a long history of hostility toward teachers and public education," said protester Aaron Hoover.
  • Eastern U.S. storms leave 2 dead in Va., 2 million without power

    06/30/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2012 | Jeffrey McMurray (Associated Press)
    Violent evening storms following a day of triple-digit temperatures wiped out power to more than 2 million people across the eastern United States and caused two fatalities in Virginia — including a 90-year-old woman asleep in bed when a tree slammed into her home, a police spokeswoman said Saturday. Widespread power outages were reported from Indiana to New Jersey, with the bulk of the service interruptions concentrated on Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas. Earlier Friday, the nation’s capital reached 104 degrees — topping a record of 101 set in 1934.
  • SWAT v. Internet meanie; raids grandma instead

    06/28/2012 6:01:16 AM PDT · by Steamburg · 18 replies
    Courier Press ^ | June 26, 2012 | Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE — An affidavit filed in Vanderburgh Superior Court shows the Evansville Police Department did not have a specific suspect when a fully armed SWAT team stormed into a house last week with "flashbang" stun grenades and found only a teenage girl and her grandmother.
  • Organ transplants could be in illegal immigrants' future

    06/24/2012 7:21:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2012 | Jeff Danna
    Two illegal immigrants initially denied potentially lifesaving organ transplants could eventually receive the procedures at two area hospitals, according to a source close to the men. The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center last week agreed to begin evaluating Lorenzo Arroyo, 36, for a liver transplant, while Loyola University Medical Center agreed to evaluate Jorge Mariscal, 23, for a kidney transplant, said the Rev. Jose Landaverde of Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Catholic Mission in Little Village. The two men have been previously treated for their conditions at those respective institutions. In a statement, UIC confirmed a transplant evaluation...
  • IRS announces reform following WTHR investigation

    06/23/2012 7:32:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    WTHR ^ | Jun 22, 2012 | Bob Segall
    INDIANAPOLIS - Following a four-month investigation by Eyewitness News, the IRS has announced a major change designed to reduce fraud by undocumented workers who file tax returns. Beginning immediately, the IRS says applications for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) must include original documentation, such as passports or birth certificates, to prove identity and foreign citizenship. ITINs are issued to people who are not eligible to obtain a social security number, and they allow noncitizens to file tax returns with the IRS. The IRS says it is making the change to strengthen its ITIN application requirements, and today's announcement comes after...
  • US sues Ind. egg producer Rose Acre Farms for requiring more documentation from non-citizens

    06/21/2012 12:18:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Daily Reporter ^ | 06/21/2012 | AP
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS — The Justice Department is suing a southern Indiana-based egg producer to stop alleged discrimination against non-U.S. citizens in the hiring process.</p> <p>The complaint against Rose Acre Farms Inc. alleges the Seymour-based company required non-citizens to produce more, different or specific documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to verify their eligibility for work, while U.S. citizens were permitted to present their choice of documents. It says federal law prohibits employers from placing additional burdens for documentation on non-citizens.</p>
  • [Indiana] Peru police Tase Alzheimer patient

    06/21/2012 6:45:16 PM PDT · by digger48 · 48 replies
    Kokomo Tribune ^ | June 20, 2012 | Carson Gerber
    Family members outraged by incident, threaten lawsuit PERU — At least one Peru police officer is on administrative leave after a 64-year-old nursing home resident with advanced-stage Alzheimer’s was Tased three times. Police said he wouldn’t obey their commands. Three Peru officers and a Dukes EMS unit arrived at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home just before 6 a.m. Sunday after staff reported resident James Howard was combative and struck several employees. According to police reports, Officers Gregory Martin and Jeremy Brindle entered Howard’s room in the locked-down Alzheimer’s unit and told him to enter the ambulance. When Howard did not...
  • Gov. Daniels Named Purdue's Next President

    06/21/2012 7:37:03 AM PDT · by Abathar · 10 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | uncredited
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Gov. Mitch Daniels has been named the next president of Purdue University, a role he'll take on after leaving office in January. Purdue trustees voted unanimously Thursday morning to appoint Daniels to succeed France Cordova, who will leave in July after five years at Purdue's helm.
  • General Motors plant flies gay pride flag [GM wants to 'spark conversation']

    06/21/2012 5:07:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    NewsChannel 15 (Ft. Wayne, IN) ^ | June 20, 2012 | wane
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A Gay Pride rainbow flag is flying high above the Fort Wayne G-M Assembly Plant. A viewer submitted a photo to WANE on Monday using our Report!t feature of a Gay Pride flag at the Fort Wayne GM Plant. The flag is stirring controversy for some but making others like Jerry Lawson hopeful equality is on its way. "I think that they're just setting a very huge example for Fort Wayne that equality is pretty much on its way," Lawson said. GM put the rainbow flag up earlier this week. Officials there said they notified...
  • Black Expo 'inescapably tied' to race violence

    06/17/2012 7:09:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies ^ | June 16, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Looking over one of the worst crimes scenes in the history of downtown Indianapolis, state trooper Rod Russell was sad. “It’s just a few people who make it bad for everyone,” Russell said. But the “few” were thousands of blacks who roamed the streets of downtown in the aftermath of an Indianapolis Black Expo marred by fighting, vandalizing, assaulting and even shooting. Lots of shooting. Ten people were taken to local hospitals with bullet wounds. “Why did we find an AK-47 in the back of someone’s car,” asked Frank Straub, director of public safety, about the 2010 rampage. No one...
  • Gov. Mitch Daniels and Indiana lawmakers restore gun rights to free men

    06/14/2012 7:05:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 13 June, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    In an era where many politicians give lip service to gun rights while seeking election and then do their best to undermine those rights once in office, it’s refreshing to see Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and that state’s GOP-led legislature passing laws that restore rights which courts have stripped away from Indiana citizens in recent years. Case in point — in a bid to restore the fullness of the right to use guns to protect life and property, the legislature passed, and on March 20th Gov. Daniels signed, Senate Enrolled Act 1 (SEA 1) into law. That law clarifies, and...
  • Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to Shoot Law Enforcement Officers

    06/12/2012 4:31:20 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 428 replies
    AllGov ^ | June 11, 2012 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March. The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The case in question involved a man who assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call. The court ruled that there was “no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police...