Here’s What’s Going on in the Headlines Monday…
A woman is dead and a man critically injured after a shooting on Indy’s north side. Police say officers were called to Park Hoover Condominiums at around 1 a.m. Monday where a man and woman were arguing. They say the man, who has been identified as Joshua Higgins, 22,shot Candice Hunter, 24, at point-blank range before pointing his gun at officers. Higgins was found moments later lying in the grass in the rear of the apartment building with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He’s listed in critical condition at Eskenazi Hospital.
The teenager who opened fire on his Arsenal Tech High School girlfriend is heading to court. William Alvies trial begins Monday here in Marion County. He faces several charges including attempted murder, stalking, and criminal recklessness. In June, Alvies allegedly fired at his girlfriend six times, hitting her once in the shoulder. The girl’s family members say the on again, off again couple had a violent history. At the time of the shooting, the girl reportedly had a restraining order against him because she said Alvies had threatened to kill her in a series of text messages.
Indianapolis city officials with the Capitol Improvement Board meet Monday to discuss how money generated from Pacers games will be spent. It’s the first time the team will disclose what it costs to run Bankers Life Fieldhouse and how much money is generated from Pacers Sports and Entertainment. Officials hope the report will help provide transparency to show how tax money is being used.
Indianapolis Animal Care and Control is once again without a leader. Interim director Spencer Moore announced Friday that he was stepping down immediately, but didn’t give a reason. Moore took over the position in April when Dan Shackle resigned.
Indianapolis Fire Chief Brian Sanford officially retires Monday on a high note after receiving a prestigious award. Sanford was presented the Sagamore of the Wabash award Sunday night for his service of more than 30 years as a firefighter. The award is given by the governor’s office to those recognized for distinguished service to the state or governor.
The number of uninsured adults in Indiana is above the national average. According to a new Gallup Poll, the state’s uninsured rate since the Affordable Care Act took place in January is about 15-percent, compared to 13-percent nationally. Indiana’s rate is also higher than Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. Instead of expanding traditional Medicaid as Obamacare envisioned, Governor Pence has asked the federal government for permission to restructure the Healthy Indiana Plan, the state’s Medicaid program.
Shop owners in a St. Louis suburb have a big cleanup job ahead of them on Monday, after a day of protest turned into a night of looting and violence. A vigil for Michael Brown, 18, on Sunday blew up into wide-scale rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, near St. Louis International Airport.
Almost nine in ten Americans are worried about keeping their personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Nearly 90-percent of people surveyed in a Harris Poll say they believe cyber-criminals are a significant threat to their privacy.
Indiana-native Tony Stewart says there are no words to describe the sadness he feels about the accident that claimed the life of Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward Jr. Twenty-year-old Ward, was struck and killed by Stewart’s car Saturday night while competing in New York. Ward was outside of his car and was trying to confront Stewart for forcing him into the wall when he was hit and dragged. Stewart is being fully cooperative with the investigation. Officials say there’s no evidence that Stewart was trying to hit Ward and charges are unlikely against the NASCAR legend.
NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert is planning to appeal parts of a recent decision by a judge to allow student athletes to be paid. This sweeping college sports ruling is raising debates about anti-trust violations. Emmert told ABC’s “This Week,” there is a lot in the decision he disagrees with, but the NCAA’s legal team doesn’t believe the current rules violate any anti-trust laws. He also said there are parts of the ruling he finds admirable and consistent with arguments the NCAA has been making for a long time.
Thunderstorms are in the area this morning, becoming more widespread in the afternoon with a High of 80 degrees.
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