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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.”