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  • GOP leaders “stunned” by Todd Young’s ballot problem

    02/11/2016 8:24:27 PM PST · by digger48 · 14 replies
    WISH ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - GOP Congressman Todd Young is accusing Democrats of using dirty tricks in an effort to get his name removed from the ballot in the race for U.S. Senate. And Republican leaders are expressing concern over the possibility that the Democrats will be successful. In order to make the ballot, a candidate must gather 500 petition signatures in each of Indiana's 9 congressional districts. Todd Young collected just 498 in the 1st Congressional District according to Democrats who have filed a challenge with the state Election Commission. The Todd Young campaign believes that it has 501 certified signatures...
  • Don Davis, owner of Don's Guns, dies

    02/07/2016 6:50:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | February 5, 2016 | Michael Anthony Adams
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  • Diner's Reaction to Woman Having Heart Attack on NYE Causes Social Media Uproar

    01/04/2016 9:34:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    NBCChicago ^ | 01/04/2016 | Sandra CHapman
    When an Indiana woman allegedly posted to Facebook that her New Year's Eve meal at a downtown Indianapolis restaurant was ruined "by watching a dead person being wheeled out from an overdose," she probably didn't expect the response she received from the restaurant's manager. Holly Jones is accused of writing on Kilroy's restaurant's Facebook page that she was dining at the restaurant, as she does every year for the holiday, when her table was "screamed at" while trying to figure out a bill discrepancy. "The manager told us someone dying was more important than us being there making us feel...
  • Police: Indiana man confessed to fatally stabbing boy, 6, during Versailles (Kentucky) burglary

    12/07/2015 12:44:43 PM PST · by seacapn · 31 replies
    WKYT-TV (CBS), Lexington, Kentucky ^ | Mon 4:25 AM, Dec 07, 2015 | WKYT News Staff
    VERSAILLES, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say an Indianapolis man broke into a family's Versailles home early Monday, wandered up the stairs and stabbed a sleeping 6-year-old boy to death. The Woodford County Coroner has identified the victim as Logan Tipton, a kindergartner at Simmons Elementary. The accused killer has been identified as Ronald Exantus, 32, of Indianapolis. Exantus is charged with murder and burglary. He appeared appeared before a Woodford County judge Monday afternoon for an arraignment. Court documents provide more details into the killing, but it is still unclear why Logan's home was targeted. His family said they did...
  • Indianapolis homicides highest in 8 years

    12/01/2015 7:22:11 PM PST · by digger48 · 22 replies
    WISH ^ | December 1, 2015 | Howard Monroe
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The city of Indianapolis is at its highest homicide rate in eight years. The Department of Public Safety says 137 people lost their lives to violence so far this year. In addition to homicides, there has been 412 non-fatal shootings, up 79 from last year, including one Tuesday morning on 29th Street near Rader Street "That's the most terrible feeling that any parent could feel and witness," said Betty Killebrew, the mother of Tuesday morning's victim. "My son was just laying there on the ground saying that he couldn't feel his legs." Killebrew says she was inside...
  • 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.
  • Former Upstate youth pastor's wife dies after being shot, church says

    11/11/2015 9:39:30 AM PST · by madison10 · 15 replies
    www.wyff4.com ^ | 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>
  • Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries

    11/10/2015 1:08:12 PM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    The Indianapolis Colts, already reeling with injury and performing below expectations, received even more terrible injury news on Tuesday: quarterback Andrew Luck suffered abdominal injury in the team's victory over Denver. Luck is expected to miss two to six weeks. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced the injury on Tuesday afternoon, saying Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle on a fourth-quarter scramble. This is in addition to the report from earlier this season that Luck had been playing with multiple fractured ribs. The Colts are in a bye week this week, then face the Falcons,...
  • Multiple people injured in shooting at Washington Square Mall

    10/28/2015 4:43:45 PM PDT · by citizen · 110 replies
    WTHR Channel 13 ^ | Oct 28, 2015 7:36 PM EDT | WTHR Channel 13
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Metro Police officers say "multiple" people were injured in a shooting inside Washington Square Mall on the Indianapolis east side. It's happening at 10202 E. Washington Street. Several police cars are currently parked outside the southeast entrance of the mall, near the Target store. Police say three, maybe four, people were struck by gunfire. Their conditions are unknown. The mall, a former Simon Malls property, is now operated by Jones Lang Lasalle. An Indianapolis woman tweeted this post about being injured in the shooting, but so far WTHR has not confirmed details of any injuries.
  • 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?
  • EXCLUSIVE: Indy Star Orchestrates Secret Campaign To Promote LGBT Special Protections

    08/28/2015 11:08:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 26, 2015 | Thomas Rose
    Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an email sent by the President and Publisher of the Indianapolis Star. It invites community leaders to help plan and coordinate an aggressive, highly orchestrated campaign to persuade the Indiana state legislature to adopt sweeping special protections for Indianas gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The email, sent personally by Karen Ferguson Fuson, President and Publisher of the Star, was sent early this morning to an undisclosed list of business and media elites, together with gay rights activists. It pulls no punches in its scope or its goals. The email, in its unedited entirety reads as...
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died of head injuries suffered yesterday

    08/24/2015 6:13:05 PM PDT · by arbitrary.squid · 95 replies
    ABC Sports ^ | 9:03 p.m. EDT August 24, 2015 | JENNA FRYER
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.</p> <p>IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.</p>
  • Tim Tebow scores touchdown in Eagles' 36-10 win over Colts

    08/16/2015 4:48:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/16/2015
    TimTebow got a warm Philly welcome. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years, Kenjon Barner returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts, 36-10, on Sunday. Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. He dove into the pylon on a seven-yard touchdown run late in...
  • Matt Barkley, Tim Tebow due to play most in Eagles' preseason opener (Sunday Aug 16)

    08/15/2015 6:22:35 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015, 3:01 AM | LES BOWEN
    MARK SANCHEZ will get the start tomorrow in the preseason opener against the Colts, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly cautioned that Sanchez probably will take only a handful of snaps. The bulk of the quarterbacking will be done by Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow, who would seem to be fighting for a single roster spot as the Eagles' third QB. "I want to see what happens with those guys," Kelly said.
  • Tebow runs for a score, Eagles beat Colts 36-10

    08/16/2015 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 51 replies
    Tebow got a standing ovation when he entered midway through the third quarter and the crowd roared so loud when his name was introduced he had to quiet them down because he was taking the snap in a shotgun. Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years.
  • Indianapolis Police Kill (Black) 15-Year-Old Carjacking Suspect

    08/11/2015 3:06:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 10, 2015 | Rick Callahan
    Indianapolis police fatally shot a "troubled" 15-year-old boy who evaded officers at a traffic stop and accelerated toward them in a car that matched the description of one that had been reported carjacked, the city's assistant police chief said Monday. Three officers opened fire Sunday night on the carjacking suspect, identified by the local coroner's office as Andre Green, because they felt threatened as he accelerated the car toward them, said Assistant Police Chief Lloyd Crowe. [Snip] Green pleaded guilty in May to juvenile charges of auto theft and criminal mischief, court records show. According to Marion County juvenile court...
  • Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

    08/09/2015 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | George Jonas
    On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace. The atom bomb exploded at about 1,900 feet above the centre of Hiroshima. The devastation was cataclysmic. Immediate casualties, dead and injured, numbered approximately 115,000....
  • Rush Finds New Home In Indianapolis

    06/03/2015 7:02:59 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/3/15 | Lance Venta
    When Rush Limbaugh exits Emmis News/Talk 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis on July 3, he will find a new home on iHeartMedia Sports 1260 WNDE/97.5 W248AW Indianapolis. WNDE will retain its Sports programming the remainder of the day including its locally originating afternoon show hosted by Jake Query and Bill Schultz from 3-7pm and Fox Sports Radio programming the remainder of the day. The 97.5 translator is in the process of relocating into the Indianapolis market from Franklin and iHeart indicates it will sign-on by the end of this month. WNDE registered a 0.6 share in the April 2015 Nielsen Audio PPM...
  • WIBC pulling plug on 'Rush Limbaugh Show,' takes long view

    04/13/2015 3:08:19 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 4-13-2015 | Anthony Schoettle
    WIBC-FM 93.1 is pulling the plug on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a vastly popular program with conservative talk-radio fans and one of the most listened to in this market since it began airing on the station 22 years ago. The show's last airing on WIBC is set for July 3. Officials for WIBC parent Emmis Communications this month notified Los Angeles-based syndicator Premiere Networks that it would not extend its deal to air Limbaughs show.
  • WIBC dropping Rush Limbaugh

    04/13/2015 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Skywise · 38 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 4/13/2015 | Anthony Schoettle
    WIBC-FM 93.1 is pulling the plug on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," a vastly popular program with conservative talk-radio fans and one of the most listened to in this market since it began airing on the station 22 years ago.
  • Freep Idiot Mayor of Indianapolis Greg Ballard (317) 327-3601, FB & Twitter @MayorBallard

    03/30/2015 8:53:15 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 9 replies
    It's obvious to me that Mayor Ballard cares more about Corporate Cash & the NCAA Final 4 than the 1st Amendment. He's either a progressive or too stupid to not realize that this a phony Democrats Smear Campaign and should support Gov Pence.
  • Time for San Francisco to lose the Super Bowl

    03/29/2015 11:47:09 AM PDT · by fayco9 · 11 replies
    Vanity
    As I continue to read on twitter that former dude from MSNBC that couldn't beat O'Reilly at 8, some NBA star I never heard of and that CBS anaylist that I used to like until yesterday talk about how the NFL and NCAA should move from Indianapolis, I realize maybe it is time to move the Super Bowl out of San Francisco and the whole California state. There is no reason why millions of freedom loving Christians, conservatives, republicans or libertarians should have to watch this horrible city host one of the biggest events of the year. The city that...
  • #BoycottIndiana: Keith Olbermann calls on NCAA to pull Final Four from Indianapolis over RFRA law

    03/27/2015 7:02:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 27, 2015 | Staff
    Add Keith Olbermann to the now trending #BoycottIndiana mob looking to punish the state over its new religious freedom law a law that closely mirrors the 1993 Chuck Schumer sponsored, Bill Clinton signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act:
  • TEXT: Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act: SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 101

    03/27/2015 10:33:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Senate of the State of Indiana ^ | March 27, 2015 | Government of the State of Indiana
    SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 101 AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning civil procedure. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana: SECTION1.IC34-13-9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015]: Chapter 9. Religious Freedom Restoration Sec. 1. This chapter applies to all governmental entity statutes, ordinances, resolutions, executive or administrative orders, regulations, customs, and usages, including the implementation or application thereof, regardless of whether they were enacted, adopted, or initiated before, on, or after July 1, 2015. Sec. 2. A governmental entity statute, ordinance,...
  • We Found Black Girl Who Filmed Viral Indianapolis Beat Down of White Girl & Little Brother

    03/22/2015 4:14:27 AM PDT · by bkopto · 81 replies
    Got News ^ | March 16, 2015 | Charles Johnson
    The girl who recorded and originally posted video to Facebook of a vicious attack on a white girl and her little brother is Toshonna Ferguson, Gotnews.com has learned. Ferguson can be heard laughing as the girl and her 5-year-old little brother are assaulted by Nook a.k.a. Destiny Martin. Her Facebook page (along with Nooks the girl doing the beating are now deleted). Martin was arrested yesterday. No idea of Toshonnas status (or if the police know who she is).
  • Underground Blasts Fire Indianapolis Manhole Covers Into Air

    03/19/2015 2:46:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jeni O'Malley
    Underground explosions caused by electrical arcing shot manhole covers into the air at a busy downtown Indianapolis intersection on Thursday, disrupting commuters, closing businesses and raising concerns about safety as the city prepares to host the Final Four next month. Indianapolis Power & Light officials said Thursday that the arcing electrical current jumping a gap in a circuit occurred in 120-volt underground cables and caused the system to short-circuit.
  • Indiana Democrat Justin Moed sorry for sexting, sending gifts to porn star Sydney Leathers

    03/10/2015 6:34:06 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 76 replies
    Fox ^ | 3-10-15 | diana falzone
    Congressman Justin Moed, a Democratic legislator representing downtown Indianapolis, the states largest city and its capital, posted graphic sexual texts to Leathers on Twitter using the handle Bitch Boy and sent her gifts including a Fetish Fantasy Series Pink Leash & Collar." Moed apologized on Tuesday in a statement to the Indianapolis Daily Star. "I am truly sorry I have hurt the ones I love most with my poor judgment. I am committed to rebuilding trust with my family and my community. This is a private matter and I ask for it to be treated as such. I apologize to...
  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 6:57:45 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 280 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-21-15 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the leagues initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet specifications. The league inspected each of the Patriots 12 game balls twice at halftime, using different pressure gauges, and found footballs that were not properly inflated. According to ESPN, 11 of the 12 game balls were found to be underinflated by about 2 pounds each. The NFL specifications...
  • Source tells Bob Kravitz that Patriots may have deflated footballs in DeflateGate scandal

    01/19/2015 4:15:01 AM PST · by Perdogg · 151 replies
    WTHR ^ | Updated: Jan 19, 2015 6:34 AM EST
    A source within the NFL tells wthr.com's Bob Kravitz that the league is investigating the possibility that the Patriots deflated footballs in their 45-7 win over the Colts Sunday night. The source told Kravitz that officials took a ball out of play at one point and weighed it. A deflated football could potentially be easier to throw and catch in poor weather conditions than a properly inflated ball.
  • Unescorted teens barred from Franklin Park Mall - Must be with adult after 4 p.m. on weekends

    01/06/2015 9:56:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    The Blade ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | BY NOLAN ROSENKRANS AND JON CHAVEZ
    Hanging out at the mall instantly became less cool for teenagers on Monday, when Franklin Park Mall officials said that anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult on mall property after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Mall officials said the new policy is not a response to any specific event and is a proactive move taken after conducting research among shoppers, retailers, and the Toledo community. But the change follows a weekend incident where police tried to remove a large group of people from the mall when a fight broke out, leading to several arrests and...
  • NLRB hits McDonalds as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonalds and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Boards top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonalds USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonalds can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion and potentially other franchisors exposed to such claims. McDonalds said the decision will...
  • (The Man Bites Dog Corollary) The Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans

    11/29/2014 12:54:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Vocativ.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Luke Malone
    Meet Adam, the Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans The adorable black Labrador confounded Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis when he showed up with a mysterious inflammatory skin condition When Adam, a frail black Labrador, first arrived at Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis, he was a mess. His fur was coming out in clumps, revealing dry, cracked skin underneath, and the dogs pained gnawing only exacerbated his condition. Robin Herman and the staff at the center tried their best to ease his mystery inflammatory disease by starting a regimen of steroids, medical baths and premium food. And...
  • Police: Store owner shoots, kills robbery suspect at Indianapolis pawn shop

    11/18/2014 12:51:34 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 35 replies
    fox59.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Fox59
    INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 18, 2014) A male robbery suspect was shot and killed by a store owner Tuesday afternoon, police say. It happened around 2:15 p.m. at Cash America Pawn at 2428 E. 38th St.
  • Police hunt creepy clown who is terrifying Indianapolis neighbourhoods

    10/17/2014 7:26:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Ian Broad for MailOnline
    A man dressed as a creepy clown has been unsettling residents of an American suburb as he wanders the streets scaring people. The eerie figure has been spotted in Fishers, Indianapolis, and police say that locals should call them if they see someone dressed in a clown suit in the area. A resident sent Fox59 a photograph of someone dressed as a clown, carrying balloons and walking around 126th Street and Olio Road. Police said they sent an officer to the area to look for the clown, but the person had already disappeared. And some locals have taken to Twitter...
  • US Captive Held By Islamic State Writes Parents "I'm Afraid To Die"

    10/06/2014 12:58:27 PM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 124 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-6-14 | NA
    The parents of a US aid worker held hostage by Islamic State militants on Sunday released photographs of their son and parts of a letter he wrote them from captivity in which he says he is scared to die but at peace with his belief. Peter Kassig, 26, was taken captive a year ago while doing humanitarian work in Syria, his family has said. He was threatened in an Islamic State video issued on Friday that showed the beheading of a British aid worker. Ed and Paula Kassig of Indianapolis, Indiana, appealed for his release on Saturday in a video...
  • Armed Citizen Stops Attempted Burglary Outside Kroger in Moms Demand Action's Backyard

    09/09/2014 7:52:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 8 an armed citizen shot and killed a man he claimed was trying to rob him outside an Indianapolis Kroger store. The allegedly robbery took place at the corner of West Michigan Street and North Holmes Avenue "just before 6:20 a.m." According to FOX 59, the suspect was armed and "was found next to an ATM" when police arrived. Indianapolis Metropolitan police West District Headquarters are located across the street, and officers ran toward the shooting when they heard sound of gunfire outside the headquarters.
  • USS Indianapolis sunk on July 30, 1945. Newly revealed photos from the ship being digitized.

    07/30/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT · by Saint X · 45 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | July 30, 2014 | U.S. Naval Institute
    In the closing days of World War II, torpedoes from a Japanese submarine slammed into the side of USS Indianapolis and doomed the heavy cruiser. The sailors who didnt drown were left adrift on the open ocean for four days during which they battled the elements, starvation and shark attacks. Fewer than 320 from the ships original crew of 1,196 survived.
  • Family Of Cop-Killer-If Officer Had Stayed In His Car, He Wouldnt Have Been Shot

    07/07/2014 11:25:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    IJreview ^ | 7-7-2014 | Mike Miller
    The family of a man who used a semi-automatic rifle to kill an Indianapolis police officer Saturday night says it isnt fair that the alleged shooter Major Davis, Jr. should keep being dragged through the mud. They also blamed the officer for not staying in his police car. As reported by WISH-TV, Davis was seen brandishing a semi-automatic rifle Saturday night in Indianapolis, which led to a 911 call that dispatched police to look for him: When IMPD Officer Perry Renn found Davis at 34th Street and Forest Manor Avenue, Davis opened fire on Officer Renn. Davis was...
  • Chicago Police Superintendent caught creating phony police reports to reduce crime rate

    04/15/2014 9:34:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/15/14 | Doug Book
    Other than hitting the perfect tee shot, nothing is more gratifying than the sight of liberals hoisted on a petard fashioned by their own corruption. In May of 2011, anti-gun lunatic Garry McCarthy was named Chicago Police Superintendent by mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Though making all of the usual promises about reducing the citys crime rate, during his first full year2012Chicago recorded 507 murders, the most since 2008 and more than in any year since 2003. Of course, more important than 507 dead was the fact that Emanuels approval rate seemed to decline another notch...
  • 4 dead among at least 35 shot in Chicago in 36 hours

    04/13/2014 9:15:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 13, 2014 | Stephanie K. Baer and Peter Nickeas
    At least 35 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in 36 hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday. Officers responded to at least 26 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.
  • Teen punk accused of killing Indiana dad-to-be smirks, laughs his way into courtroom

    04/12/2014 6:20:56 AM PDT · by heartwood · 88 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/10/2014 | Joe Kemp
    A 16-year-old punk accused of killing an Indiana man during an apparent robbery smirked and laughed in front of a pack of news cameras as he walked into a courtroom on Thursday. The hard-hearted teen, Simeon Adams, joked with another inmate as he was led before a judge at a Marion County courthouse to face a slew of charges in the senseless murder of Nathan Trapuzzano on April 1. Prosecutors say Adams put a gun to Trapuzzano, 24 who was expecting a daughter next month with his newlywed bride and ordered him behind a tire store in Indianapolis,...
  • Indianapolis Murder Outbreak Double Number In Chicago

    04/05/2014 11:51:34 AM PDT · by digger48 · 21 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) If somebody told you that Indianapolis has seen more murders than Chicago in the past few days, would you believe it? Its true. Way more. (snip) So far in 2014, there have been 41 murders in Indianapolis, putting the city on pace for more than 160. Through March, Chicago Police have recorded 62 murders for the yearthe lowest first-quarter total since 1958.
  • Terrifying moment father-to-be, 24, was shot dead in morning mugging (indianapolis)

    04/03/2014 6:21:48 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 39 replies
    mail online ^ | 4 3 14
    A 24-year-old man, shot dead during an early morning walk in Indianapolis on Tuesday, had been excitedly awaiting the arrival of his first baby. Nathan Trapuzzano was shot in the stomach during what police believe was an attempted mugging outside a tire shop at 5.50am. As police intensified their search for two suspects, seen on security camera footage running from the scene, it was revealed that Mr Trapuzzano's wife, Jennifer, is due to have a baby girl next month. Mr Trapuzzano, a computer programmer for Ivy Tech Community College, was found injured outside the Tron Tire Shop, Fox 59 reported....
  • Muema Leaves Combine, Cites Religion

    02/25/2014 11:20:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Diego Union-Telegraph ^ | FEB. 23, 2014 | Michael Gehlken
    Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema left the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday without working out, citing religious reasons. Running backs competed in afternoon drills at Lucas Oil Stadium. Muema, the fourth leading rusher in Aztecs history, did not participate. He said he was "following God," who told him if he missed workouts, he'd play for the Seattle Seahawks. Playing for Seattle is his "dream," Muema said. NFL teams are aware of the decision. "Can't go wrong with God," Muema said. Muema spoke Sunday in a phone interview from the Indianapolis International Airport. He was set to return...
  • Indy mayor, police chief respond to 8 murders in 12 hours

    02/21/2014 1:04:33 PM PST · by seacapn · 5 replies
    Fox 59 News Indianapolis ^ | Feb. 21, 2014 | Fox 59 News staff
    INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 21, 2014) Indianapolis leaders responded Friday to a span of violence that left eight people dead in less about 12 hours. The violent spree began around around 9:30 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 2100 block of N. Kenyon Street where a man was found dead. His death was ruled a homicide. At 5 p.m. Thursday, 16-year-old Quinton Nance was shot and killed in the 600 block of E. 23rd Street. Hours later, four peoplelater identified as Hayley Navarra, Kristy Mae Sanchez, Jacob Rodemich and Walter Burnellwere found shot to death inside a home in the...
  • Indianapolis murder rate exceeds Chicago

    12/30/2013 8:40:15 PM PST · by Ken H · 59 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | 12/29/2013 | Chris Proffitt
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis homicide officers were investigating three unrelated deaths this weekend as the city's murder rate continued to rise. The deaths, which occurred within just hours of one another, pushed total murders for the year to 124. Police say there have been another 16 justifiable homicides on top of that. -snip- An RTV6 analysis of the city's 2013 murder rate compared to Chicago's shows that Indy has seen approximately 10 percent more homicides per capita than the Windy City. Chicago, with a population of more than 2.7 million, has reported 409 murders and justifiable homicides this year, according to...
  • Man, 20, 'bashed boss's wife and daughter to death with cement block because he got fired'

    12/28/2013 5:59:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 27, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 20-year-old allegedly went to the Indianapolis home of his former boss during the middle of the day and murdered the man's wife and daughter after getting fired from his job, court documents claim. Christian Rene Haley was identified on Thursday as the suspect in the gruesome murder of Marylyn Erb, 52, and Kelley Erb, 23, on Friday December 20 at their house in Westfield. The two women were found dead in the basement near a pool of blood, according to a probable cause affidavit, with the time of death said to be between noon and 1pm, reported MyDesert.com. Haley...
  • Snowstorm Expands: To Impact More Than 110 Million

    12/14/2013 7:07:15 AM PST · by george76 · 152 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | December 14, 2013 | Alex Sosnowski
    Heavy snow and travel disruptions will spread from the Midwest and into the Northeast as the day progresses on Saturday. The snowstorm will span more than 1,000 miles. Snow will fall on and impact every major city and rural area from St. Louis to Boston, including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York City. The area encompasses about 110 million people.
  • Dont mess with mama!

    09/09/2013 2:48:43 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 7 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 09 Sep 2013 | Kari Bird
    Kari Bird works full-time, goes to law school and raises her children. Late Wednesday evening she was exiting her vehicle when a group of young boys approached her. She didnt think much about it because they were smiling and seemed happy, until one of them pulled out a gun. The teenagers demanded that the mom turn over her keys when she realized she had all of her (expensive) law books in the car. Thats when she decided to grab her gun, instead of her keys.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...