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  • IN:Gun Beats Protective Order

    12/18/2014 5:18:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A protective order can be effective.  Especially if it is backed up with a gun.  Protective orders are meant to be backed with armed force.  The problem is that in many cases, armed agents of the state either arrive too late to be of help, or they cannot stay around long enough to provide effective protection.  But when the armed force is in the form of the person who asked for the protective order, the protection is multiplied many times.  In this case out of Indiana, the suspect, Jeffrey Frakes, had been released from jail the day before.From
  • IN:Suspect Can't Cover it All; Customer with CCW Shoots Him

    11/20/2014 5:20:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Tyerre Allan was only 25 years old, and he just got out of jail for a robbery that was done years ago. Police say he was already a suspect in other crimes. From Police later identified the suspect as 25-year-old Tyerre Allen of Indianapolis. He was also identified by IMPD detectives as a suspect in other robberies in the Indianapolis area. There were five or six customers in the Indiana Cash America Pawn shop, as well as 3-4 employees.  It appears that Tyerre, just out of jail, tried to ply his trade.  You would think he would realize the dangers of...
  • IN: Armed Mother and "buck fever" during Home Invasion

    11/10/2014 5:13:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed mother in Indiana was unable to fire her pistol to protect her family.   She did not believe the intruder when he told her that he was the police.  Confronted with the armed mother, the burglar ran off, taking the families flat screen television with him.   It was a scary, adrenaline pumping moment, I am sure.   From the mother's description of what happened, I suspect that it was a case of what we called "buck fever" when I was growing up.   From "I yelled down the stairs, 'Who's down there?'," she said. "He told me, 'The police.'...
  • Clashes over immigration shape Alaska GOP Senate primary debate

    08/11/2014 1:57:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Nicholas Riccardi and Becky Bohrer
    Thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday night in a televised debate ahead of the Aug. 19 primary. Both former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan and Lt. Gov Mead Treadwell refused to sign a pledge offered by tea party favorite Joe Miller to oppose all efforts at "amnesty" for people here illegally if elected to the U.S. Senate, with Treadwell chastising Miller for sending out a mailer on immigration featuring menacing Hispanic gang members. Miller, in turn, noted that several of Sullivan's backers, like...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Once Upon A Time In The West"(1968)

    07/13/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1968 | Sergio Leone
  • Indiana cops taser 10-year-old at day care

    05/16/2014 8:41:31 AM PDT · by opentalk · 77 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | May 15, 2014 | Lindsay Goldwert
    Indiana police say two officers have been placed on administrative suspension after they used a stun gun on an unruly child at a home day care.A news release from the mayor's office and the Martinsville Police Department said the officers responded to reports of a 10-year-old who was out of control at Tender Teddies Day Care Tuesday night, reports WRTV in Indianapolis...The department says that when the officers arrived the boy was out of control, hitting and kicking and refusing to listen to them.The department says the officers used a stun gun and slapped the boy to subdue him.
  • Suspect for FBI Raid on 91-Year-Old Indiana Artifact Collector Identified

    04/05/2014 1:23:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 79 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Who accused 91-Year-Old Donald Miller of what has been unclear.  Speculation involving his numerous technological achievements have run rampant as people simply did not believe that the government would send 50-100 FBI agents to check out the collection of artifacts that this former member of the Manhattan project had gathered over the last 80 years. But the unbelievable has become a bit more plausible  as more information has dribbled out.   Mr. Miller has not been charged with any crime, and maintains his innocence.   He claims that all his materials have been collected legally. Others have speculated that envious collectors...
  • IN: Governor Pence Signs Gun Law Reform

    03/29/2014 5:06:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Indiana Governor Pence signed SEA169 and SEA229 into law yesterday, 26 March, 2014, along with 46 other bills.  SEA 169 makes it a felony to knowingly provide a firearm to a felon. SEA 229 is the culmination of the bills to eliminate the "roaming school zones" the school parking lot felony trap, and to prohibit the use of government money for gun turn in events, also known as "buy backs".   The ability of police agencies to destroy guns that are turned in to them was added at the last minute, the bill makes it easier for them to either...
  • IN: Gun Reforms Arrive on Governor Pence's Desk

    03/22/2014 4:41:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    SEA 169 and SEA 229 arrived on Governor Pence's desk today, 20 March, with 192 other bills.  The Governor now has seven days to sign, veto, or allow the bills to become law.  If he takes the last option, the bill becomes law on the 8th day. SEA 169 makes it a felony to knowingly provide a firearm to a felon. SEA 229 is the culmination of the bills to eliminate the "roaming school zones" the school parking lot felony trap, and to prohibit the use of government money for gun turn in events, also known as "buy backs".   While...
  • IN: Victim of Gun Crime Waits For Governor to Sign Reform

    03/19/2014 8:59:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Martin Hensley Photo/ WISH Jeff Wagner An Indiana TV station is claiming that the arrest and conviction of a prominent radio personality, Marty Hensley, is a major reason for the gun law reform currently heading to Governor Pence's desk.  From  WISH of Indianapolis: The bill passed the Indiana House Thursday night, and the man whose crime triggered the bill hopes the Governor signs off on it. Marty Hensley said carrying a gun in your car wasn’t out of the ordinary back when he was a student several years ago.  Apparently, Mr. Hensley was visiting his daughters at their school,...
  • IN:Gun Reforms Pass House and Senate, next to Governor

    03/13/2014 9:38:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 229 passed the conference committee, the Senate 38-10, and the House 75-24, and now goes to the Governor.   This was the last day the legislation could be passed, so it was down to the wire.  The substance of the bill is fairly straightforward and consists of three reforms.  The first two reforms remove traps in existing law for legal gun owners.  Currently, part of the law created "roaming gun free school zones" whenever school children went for an official function.   Where the children went, there went the "gun free" zone.   A legal gun carrier could be sitting on...
  • IN:Reform of Gun Law Goes to Senate/House Conference Committee

    03/10/2014 8:06:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Current Indiana law creates dangerous traps for people exercising their second amendment rights.   More than 1 in 9 adults in Indiana have a license to carry a handgun.  Legally carrying handguns in Indiana has become common, legal, and has proven to be safe.  Unfortunately, Indiana has some archaic laws that were created when "gun control" was in fashion.  These laws create traps for the law abiding gun owner.   One trap in the law is the inadvertently constructed "roving school zone".  In current law, students that go to a facility for educational purposes create a "roaming school zone" where...
  • Homeowner holds two at gunpoint in driveway UPDATED Wednesday 4:45 p.m

    02/26/2014 9:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 18 February, 2014 | NA
    PEOGA -- Charges have been filed against three people involved in a gun-pointing incident outside a home in northern Brown County. On Feb. 19, the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office charged 20-year-old Jacob C. Phillips of Brown County, 25-year-old John Jacob Miller of Freetown and 18-year-old Samantha D. Artis of Columbus with Class D felony receiving stolen property. The three showed up at the home Phillips lives in at 4011 Locust Grove Drive sometime before 10:42 a.m. Feb. 18. Phillips had sent his father text messages that Miller and Artis had kidnapped him, and they were bringing him to the Phillips’...
  • IN:Terre Haute Man Held At Gun Point By Homeowner During Clay County Burglary

    02/14/2014 5:20:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 3 February, 2014 | NA
    26 year old Shane Lee Corey was held for police by an armed homeowner who allegedly caught him in his garage at the home near CR 1200 N and 200W north of Brazil.
  • Armed Pizza Delivery

    02/04/2014 7:18:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pizza delivery people have a very dangerous job.  I do not know that anyone has quantified how often they get in vehicle accidents, or how often they are held up, beat up, or killed by robbers, but it seems to be a regular occurrence.  A little known fact is that the modern bullet resistant vest was invented because of a pizza delivery holdup that turned into a shootout.   Richard Davis, who invented the Second Chance vest, and made a company and a fortune out of it, used to deliver pizzas.   He carried a gun in a spare pizza box...
  • Indiana Media, AP, Promote Gun Destruction

    01/25/2014 1:28:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A few days ago, I wrote about a modest reform to stop the waste of valuable resources occurring at Indiana gun turn in programs, also known as "buy backs".   "Buy backs" is a misnomer, as the guns were never owned by the people who are buying them in the programs.   The reform was a simple one: as tax dollars are expended in these turn in programs, instead of the valuable assets that are collected being destroyed as a primitive symbolic measure, once the guns have been taken off the streets, they should be sold to legal dealers.  This returns...
  • In:Move to Correct "Roaming School Zones" legislation from 2013

    01/24/2014 6:30:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Representative Jim Lucas, R-Seymore, has introduced a bill to reform Indiana law that restricts self defense in or near schools.  The bill HB1048, aims to do a number of things, such as allow people to possess firearms that are locked in vehicles on school property,  change the definition of school property for firearms offenses to the actual buildings rather than all the real estate owned by the school, and perhaps most interestingly, decriminalize "roaming school zones". What are "roaming school zones", you might ask?  In 2013, the Indiana legislature passed a bill dealing with school safety.  It included a...
  • IN:Intruder shot and killed by homeowner

    12/24/2013 6:05:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 16 December, 2013 | Kris Kirschner
    "The homeowner indicated the individual, the victim had broken into his house and confronted the homeowner in the front room, living room area and the homeowner had a long gun and discharged his weapon at least one time," said IMPD homicide detective Lt. Kevin Kelly.
  • Reckless homicide charge filed after shooting death of Noblesville teen [Aubrey Peters]

    12/09/2013 10:08:32 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 12-9-2013 | Vanessa McClure
    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (December 9, 2013) – A 16-year-old Noblesville girl who was shot in the chest Sunday evening died from her injuries. Noblesville Police and Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene in the 8200 block of River Run Place at 11:20 p.m. They found four people inside the residence and the victim unresponsive. She was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis) where she later died. The victim, Aubrey Peters, was a Noblesville High School student. FOX59 viewers may remember her for rescuing two children from a pond in March 2010, a heroic act that earned...
  • IN:Cheap Gun Opportunity, Gary Indiana Turn In (buyback) Saturday, 23 November, 2013

    11/21/2013 7:17:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from the Gary Police Department, for the August 2012 event.  129 firearms were turned in. Gary, Indiana, will be having a gun turn in even on Saturday, 23 November,  2013.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  Gary has had these events in May 2012, August, 2012, October, 2012, December 2012,  and possibly others.   These turn-in events usually  bring in between 50 and 130 firearms, some of them quite valuable.  The event will be held at six churches in the area: Trinity...
  • IN:Man plans to bring free shotgun project to Indy

    11/20/2013 7:19:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 13 November, 2013 | Aishah Hasnie
    INDIANAPOLIS/HOUSTON – An Indiana native wants to arm law-abiding citizens in high crime areas throughout Indianapolis with free shotguns in an effort to help people protect their homes and families. Kyle Coplen was born and raised in Rochester, Indiana. He studied at Ball State University and then moved to Houston, Texas, to continue his eduction. Earlier this year, he created the Armed Citizen Project (ACP), as part of a thesis project that will provide research for his theory that firearms can deter crime. “Guns are used to stop over four million crimes a year. Ninety percent of the time that...
  • The end of the Waffle House

    11/07/2013 2:22:07 PM PST · by virgil283 · 36 replies
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Jessica Contrera
    "Regulars say goodbye to Bloomington's second oldest restaurant....That Wednesday in September, the owner didn’t know what to do with himself. The smell of frying oil, the same greasy perfume that had greeted customers for 46 years, wafted into his nose as he wandered past the vinyl booths. He sat down, then stood up again. Bud — everyone called him Bud — checked on the dwindling supply of breakfast sausage, peered into the nearly empty freezers, tried to explain to his regulars why it had to be this way........"
  • Abuser in Chief

    11/01/2013 4:25:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-1-2013 | Allan Erickson
    There was a time we respected our presidents, for the most part. They in turn served the public interest, at least to some extent. At one time, kids saw presidents as heroes. Presidents generally sought to be unifying forces promoting traditional American values, including respect for the God of love, the flag, and the Constitution. That was before presidents started behaving like abusive husbands, thugs, and merchants of immorality. Presently, the point is well made considering the debacle known as the ObamaCare. So far, the law is accomplishing the exact opposite of everything promised: all the lies clearly revealed. Instead...
  • IN:Vietnam veteran shoots, kills intruder

    10/08/2013 4:51:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Alyssa Ivanson Rod Hissong
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A suspect in an attempted home invasion was killed Monday after being shot by the homeowner, according to Fort Wayne police. Police were called just before midnight Monday to a shooting on Melita Street, near downtown Fort Wayne. FWPD spokesman Officer Michael Joyner said a preliminary investigation revealed a burglar attempted to enter the home and was shot by the homeowner in self-defense. Joyner said information was not immediately available if the intruder made it into the house.
  • IN:Intruder shot by homeowner on near south side

    10/03/2013 8:03:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 3 October, 2013 | Michael Henrich
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man was shot on the near south side of the city early Thursday morning during a home invasion. The incident occurred in the 1400 block of Kennington St around 4:50 a.m. According to a woman living in the house, the homeowner shot the intruder after the man entered their home with a crowbar. “She heard a noise like someone kicking in the door [and] then she heard a window bust in,” said Crystal Abbeduto, who said her mother, father and 22-year-old sister live in the home.
  • (IN)UPDATE: Police identify burglar killed in LaPorte County home invasion(hatchet,moped,log cabin)

    07/11/2013 5:28:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 8 July, 2013 | Kevin Lewis
    A home invasion suspect is dead and a left homeowner terribly shaken. That homeowner was fast asleep when police say Jason Rabe, 23, of Three Oaks Twp. Mich, shattered a rear window and climbed inside the log cabin-styled home. The terrifying intrusion played out Monday around 9:15 a.m. EST, along the 6700 E. block of County Road 1000 North. That's about three miles north of Hudson Lake, near the Indiana-Michigan state line. According to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Dept., Rabe rode to the house on a moped with the intent to break-in. The sole homeowner, a middle-aged man, awoke to...
  • IN:UPDATE: POLICE: Suspect in home invasion was armed with hatchet

    07/08/2013 12:32:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 8 July, 2013 | NA
    According to LaPorte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer, a middle-aged renter called 911 just after 9 a.m. saying he'd shot an intruder. Police arrived at the extremely rural home to find a man in his 20s shot dead. Investigators have learned that the person in the home was awakened to the sound of breaking glass. He armed himself with a pistol and found the intruder in his home, according to police. Police say the suspect was armed with a hatchet and after a fight the suspect was shot by the renter.
  • Cameras Catch Mystery Break-In at Whistleblower's Law Firm

    07/08/2013 5:56:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    The Cable ^ | 7/8/13 | John Hudson
    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident.
  • Ban on some knives ends in Indiana

    06/16/2013 7:17:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Some contend that the ban on knives that can be easily be opened with one hand, by the push of a button,(switchblades) was prompted by the play and movie "West Side Story". I call these sort of laws, "trendy laws", laws that make no sense logically, but are passed as a sort of trendy effect pushed by the media. The newtimes notes: Indiana's upcoming end to its decades-old ban on switchblades has spurred some of the state's gun stores to start taking pre-orders for the spring-loaded knives. State lawmakers...
  • IN:South-side resident wounded, slays assailant during attempted robbery

    06/02/2013 6:49:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 2 June, 2013 | NA
    An attempted robbery on the city’s south side turned deadly Saturday night for one of two men who approached a man standing outside his residence, Fort Wayne police said. Police were called shortly after 11 p.m. on a report of a shooting at West Packard and South Wayne streets. After talking with witnesses, police said an adult male was standing on or near the porch of his residence at Packard and South Wayne when he was approached by two men. The two men attempted to rob the resident, but he was armed with a handgun and fired several rounds striking...
  • IN:Homeowner shares story on holding invader at gunpoint

    04/27/2013 10:42:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 25 April, 2013 | Kenneth Douglass
    EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville man who held two home invasion suspects at gunpoint until police arrived shared his story with 14 News. It happened about 10:30 on Wednesday night in the 1,000 block of Idlewild Drive. 22-year-old Paul Lukac and 24-year-old Justin Henschen are accused of breaking into John and Matt Fugate's home, but those two suspects had no idea what was waiting for them. A threat on his family, turned the soft-spoken Matt Fugate, into an armed protector. Matt was behind his bedroom door when out of nowhere, he says two men kicked in the front door...
  • Semi carrying gun powder overturns on I-65 near Lafayette

    04/25/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 25 April, 2013 | NA
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A semi truck carrying 80 pounds of gun powder overturned Thursday morning closing one lane of Interstate 65 near Lafayette. It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-65 near mile 171 (between the Ind. 38 and Ind. 26 exits). Investigators says the driver swerved to avoid a deer, then overcorrected in the interstate median and finally ended up in a ditch.
  • IN:26 guns collected at Amnesty Day

    04/21/2013 5:11:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 21 April, 2013 | Archie Ingersoll
    FORT WAYNE – They brought revolvers, .22-caliber and .38-caliber. They brought semiautomatics. They brought 12-gauge, 16-gauge and 20-gauge shotguns, some with barrels and stocks chopped off. ---------------------cut-------------------------- It was mostly elderly and middle-aged people who brought guns to the collection site in the parking lot of the Fort Wayne Urban League, near Hanna Street and East Creighton Avenue. The police, along with the NAACP, the Urban League and the Guardians of Police, a watchdog group of officers and residents, sponsored the event.
  • Boston residents ordered to 'shelter in place' amid massive manhunt (the new 'duck and cover')

    04/19/2013 6:32:10 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 57 replies
    Newsday ^ | 4/19/2013 | AP
    Patrick said Boston residents should stay home and "shelter in place."
  • IN:Gun Amnesty Day Next Saturday

    04/16/2013 7:48:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 14 April, 2013 | Rachel Martin Emily Dwire
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. ( – Confidentiality is the idea behind Gun Amnesty Day, an event coming up next weekend where FWPD will collect guns. The Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) is teaming up with the Fort Wayne Urban League, NAACP Fort Wayne Chapter, and Men of Action for Gun Amnesty Day. Next Saturday (April 20), you can head to 2135 S. Hanna Street, at the Urban League parking lot, and turn in any ammunition and or guns, no questions asked. There will also be a tip box on site for people to anonymously leave crime tips. Police say the goal...
  • Cheap Guns and Second Amendment Opportunity: Terra Haute, Indiana, 13 April, 2013

    04/06/2013 10:31:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A gun turn in event in Terra Haute, Indiana delivers an opportunity for brave Second Amendment activists to obtain some nice guns for little money. Their actions would also create a media event to protect Second Amendment Rights. The event will be held at Meadows Shopping Center on April 13th, a Saturday. These events are political theater, designed to delegitimize gun ownership and armed citizens. Across the country, freedom fighters are showing up at these events, and offering cash for the better specimens. This should be welcomed by event organizers, if their purpose is to "get guns off the streets"....
  • IN:UPDATE: Names Released In Overnight Self-Defense Shooting In Evansville

    03/25/2013 3:31:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 24 March, 2013 | Melissa Garrett
    It happened in the 900 block of line street near the intersection of Powell Avenue and South Governor Street. Detectives tell Eyewitness News they believe Dominique Pollard shot Jamie O'Neil Jones in self-defense. Jones was shot in the abdomen... We're told he is in critical condition at Deaconess Hospital at this hour. Investigators questioned eight people in connection with the shooting. Two guns have been recovered.
  • Indiana ruling upholds decision to reject gun suit

    03/18/2013 1:01:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 18 March, 2013 | AP
    HAMMOND, Ind. — The losing attorney in a case over Hammond gun-control ordinances vowed to take the matter to the Indiana Supreme Court after a state appeals court upheld a ruling that two area residents weren't adversely impacted by the restrictions because they're moot under Indiana law.
  • C. Ind. sheriff, commissioners disagree on gun law

    03/15/2013 2:52:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 14 March, 2013 | AP
    FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana sheriff says if his county's commissioners pass a law ordering him to ignore a federal assault weapons ban, he might just ignore them instead.
  • Young amputee's sports success brings joy to family (failed abortion survivor from Russia)

    02/22/2013 4:41:22 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | February 22, 2013 | Hillary Senour
    Hoot Family. (File Photo/CNA). Woodburn, Ind., Feb 22, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The story of an Indiana teen who continues to make local sports headlines despite having prosthetic legs has highlighted the Catholic faith and pro-life devotion of his parents. Like most American teens, Nik Hoot, a 16 year-old sophomore at Woodlan High School in Woodburn, In., has yet to meet an extra-curricular activity he does not enjoy. He has played football, baseball, basketball and is now a semi-state qualifier for his weight class in wrestling. He plays drums, trumpet and mellophone and is active in his...
  • IN:Police: Fort Wayne homeowner shoots at armed burglar

    02/02/2013 4:10:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Christian Sheckler
    A Fort Wayne homeowner fired multiple shots at an armed burglar Friday morning, police said. Officers responded at about 10:22 a.m. to a report of a burglary in progress, with possible shots fired, at a home in the 1600 block of Emerson Avenue, just north of Spring Street, said Fort Wayne Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Brooks. When police arrived, they learned that a male resident had discovered a man breaking into the home and opened fire at the would-be burglar, Brooks said. "The resident observed a male white in his house that was armed with a handgun and shot at...
  • IN:Lawmaker sees support growing for arming teachers

    01/14/2013 7:50:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 13 January, 2013 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS — Republican state Sen. Jim Tomes says there may growing support for his proposal to train more school teachers in the use of firearms. Tomes, a gun-rights advocate from Wadesville, floated the idea of arming teachers in a December interview with an Indianapolis TV station when he was considering introducing legislation that would make it easier to do so. Within days of the story, he heard from teachers and retired educators in Indiana and around the country who supported the idea. “Two months ago, if we talked about this, we’d have been laughed off the face of the planet,”...
  • It’s bullet for bullet on the Line-of-Control as India rejects UN role

    01/11/2013 7:53:44 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Jan 11, 2013 | DNA
    India on Thursday rejected Pakistan’s demand for a UN probe into the LoC incident, saying it would be tantamount to internationalising the issue. The development came as reports from Islamabad suggested that a Pakistani soldier had been killed in firing by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC). “We are not going to agree to internationalise the issue or allow the United Nations to hold an inquiry. That demand is rejected out of hand,” Union finance minister P Chidambaram said after a cabinet committee meeting on security. Defence minister AK Antony briefed the cabinet committee on security and said...
  • 2 Indiana Republicans want expanded gun access

    01/10/2013 6:03:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Tom LoBianco AP
    INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Jim Banks of Columbia City has proposed allowing students to carry firearms on Indiana's public university campuses. Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn wants a bill that would exempt guns made exclusively in Indiana from federal rules and regulations.
  • UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot at South Denby Avenue home(IN)

    12/26/2012 11:48:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 24 December, 2012 | Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE — A 79-year-old Evansville man shot and killed a 19-year-old who was attacking his granddaughter, Evansville Police said in a news release. Davon Obryant Gee was pronounced dead at a home in the 500 block of South Denby Avenue on Sunday night, according to the Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office. The name of man who shot and killed Gee has not been released by police because the man has not been charged with a crime, according to city police officials. Police said Gee got into an argument with a 17-year-old girl at the Denby Avenue home on Sunday evening. Gee...
  • Man uses gun to save tow truck driver's life(IN)

    12/16/2012 5:21:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 12 December, 2012 | na
    Indianapolis As a tow truck driver lay pinned between a car and a metal wire, it was a passerby's quick thinking that saved his life. Jamaryon Middlebrooks was driving along North Emerson on a Sunday night when a frantic person waved him off the side of the road. Middlebrooks found a chaotic scene, as the tow truck driver went unconscious and witnesses described him turning blue. "He wasn't breathing. ... They felt a pulse but that was about it," Middlebrooks said. Middlebrooks made a split-second decision, grabbing his handgun out of his truck and firing nine shots at the chain,...
  • State Senator Jim Merritt Ruins Career Over Tannerite (IN)

    12/14/2012 5:30:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | 13 December, 2012 | Roberta X
    Yes, he's still at it: brave, crusading State Senator Jim Merritt is still out to Save Us from the Scourge Of Tannerite. He has (apparently) backed off from his demand to take names and limit amounts sold, but he's still aimin' to get it put behind the counter with the cigarettes and skin magazines, and just as illegal for under-18 citizens to lay hold of. Report is that he's facing opposition from his own party and (surprise! surprise!) the National Rifle Association. (I can't find his proposed bill on the web yet, tsk.) --But there's no reason why he shouldn't...
  • Police Shot And Kill Burglar(IN)

    12/11/2012 7:51:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 11 December, 2012 | NA
    (INDIANAPOLIS) - Police shot and killed a burglar found hiding in a family’s basement on Indianapolis’ northeast side Monday night. Officers were called to a home in the 3800 block of North Arlington Avenue just after 7 p.m. Family members said they came home to find someone had broken into their home, so they called police and waited for officers to arrive. When police searched the home, they said they found the burglar hiding in the basement. Officers struggled with the suspect, and shots were fired, hitting the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not...
  • Homeowner, 76, pulls gun on scam artists who flee in van(IN)

    12/04/2012 9:50:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Staff
    HOBART | A 76-year-old Hobart homeowner and his wife were targets of scam artists who prey on the elderly, police said. Three men, who knocked on the couple's door Thursday on the pretext of doing yard work, instead worked to divert their attention, police Detective James Gonzales said. No money reportedly was stolen by the men, who were inside the couple's house and garage, police said. The homeowner, who began feeling uncomfortable, grabbed his handgun from inside his garage, but was pushed down by one of the men who took it from him, Gonzales said. The gun was recovered on...
  • Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’

    11/28/2012 6:10:46 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Students Told to Disavow ‘American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality’ Posted By Ryan Lovelace - Butler University On November 27, 2012 @ 12:02 am In Fix Exclusives,Image Slider | 95 Comments A political science professor at Butler University asks students to disregard their “American-ness, maleness, whiteness, heterosexuality, middle-class status” when writing and speaking in the classroom – a practice the school’s arts and sciences dean defended as a way to negate students’ inherent prejudices. The syllabus of the course at Butler, a small Midwestern liberal arts institution in Indianapolis, spells out that students should use “inclusive language” because it’s “a fundamental issue...