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  • Carrier to relocate 1,400 Indianapolis jobs to Mexico

    02/11/2016 1:15:04 PM PST · by Red Badger · 122 replies ^ | 12:45 PM, February 10, 2016 | by Matt Adams
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 10, 2016) – Carrier plans to relocate its Indianapolis operations to Mexico over the next three years, a move that will affect about 1,400 jobs.</p> <p>Jobs will begin transitioning to Monterrey, Mexico, in 2017, with completion estimated in 2019. The company manufactures heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems at its plant located on West Morris Street.</p>
  • Carrier moving operations to Mexico

    02/10/2016 1:55:34 PM PST · by John W · 96 replies
    WISHTV.COM ^ | February 10, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis manufacturing facility is moving operations to Mexico, impacting 1,400 jobs. Carrier, currently located on West Morris Street, will be moving operations to Monterrey, Mexico beginning in 2017. The move is expected to be complete in 2019. A release by the company said there would be no immediate impact on jobs. The company says the proposal to move is subject to "discussions with local union representatives." "This decision is difficult and we recognize the impact on employees, their families and the community. We are committed to ensuring that our employees are treated respectfully and to working...
  • 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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  • Gun suppressor sales surge in Indianapolis

    01/30/2016 4:12:13 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 29, 2016) - Gun purchases increased dramatically on and after Black Friday, and now sales of gun silencers are surging. The technical term for a silencer is a suppressor. Gun shops owners around Indianapolis say they're seeing an uptick in suppressor sales. "Last month we probably sold two or three suppressors, this month we've probably had six," said Brian Ludlow, owner of Indy Trading Post.
  • Indiana Senate poised to take up LGBT rights bills

    01/27/2016 6:09:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 7:03 AM EST | Brian Slodysko
    The split over LGBT rights between social conservatives and the business wing of the Republican Party will likely be on full display Wednesday, when a GOP-controlled committee in the Indiana Senate takes up measures that could establish statewide protections based on sexual orientation and possibly gender identity. The measures come in response to the bitter debate last March over a religious objections law that drew swift and largely negative attention to the state after critics contended that it would sanction discrimination against gay people on religious grounds. GOP lawmakers and Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who supported the law, hastily made...
  • Survey: Religious objections law cost Indiana as much as $60 million

    01/26/2016 4:41:49 PM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-26-16 | Brian Slodysko
    Indiana may have lost as much as $60 million in hotel profits, tax revenue and other economic benefits when a dozen groups decided against hosting conventions in Indianapolis last year due at least in part to the controversy surrounding the state's religious objections law. A document prepared by the tourism group Visit Indy shows that the 12 out-of-state groups were surveyed and all said that the state's controversial law played a role in their decision to hold their events elsewhere. The document was obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its formal release Thursday. The Republican-backed law garnered quick and...
  • Jailed E.C. (East Chicago) councilman sworn into office (while in jail)

    01/26/2016 2:36:32 PM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies ^ | January 22, 2016
    Locks and bars didn't stop East Chicago Councilman Robert Battle's inauguration. The newly sworn-in Battle can retain his public title and annual salary of $42,356 a year despite being held in Porter County Jail on federal drug and homicide charges.

    01/25/2016 6:49:39 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 40 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | January 25, 2016 | N/A
    An East Chicago councilman was sworn into office behind bars earlier this month while in custody on murder charges. Robert Battle, who was re-elected in November when he ran unopposed, was given his oath of office and signed required paperwork on Jan. 15, said Paula Miraldi, of the Lake County Board of Elections in northwest Indiana. The board of elections received the paperwork Friday morning, but it was dated Jan. 15. Battle needed to be sworn in and submit his paperwork by Feb. 1, otherwise the council post would be declared vacant. Battle has been in the custody of the...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Abortion opponents raise voices at rally (Indiana)

    01/20/2016 7:48:32 AM PST · by Morgana ^ | January 17, 2016 | Dave Gong | The Journal Gazette
    Saturday marked Allen County Right to Life’s annual March for Life, held each year around the date of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide. A large crowd of pro-life supporters gathered at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center to hear from several speakers, including local activists, doctors and politicians. After the rally, the crowd marched to the E. Ross Adair Federal Building on South Harrison Street. There were political, medical and spiritual overtones during Saturday’s rally as Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., Dr. Christina Francis, the event’s keynote speaker, and various members...
  • IHSAA suspends season for Ben Davis, Pike girls’ basketball

    01/18/2016 5:54:59 PM PST · by digger48 · 12 replies
    WISH ^ | January 18, 2016 | John Hanlon
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Describing a fight during a recent game as "violent," the Indiana High School Athletic Association suspended the remainder of the varsity girls' basketball season for Ben Davis High School and Pike High School on Monday. Members of the two teams were involved in a fight during the fourth quarter of the game Saturday at Ben Davis High School. Both teams will be forced to forfeit the game. "Remorse doesn't solve our issue," IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox said. "I'm hopeful people are going to understand this is serious.' Every coach and player on both teams will be required...
  • NY Farm Couple Must Still Pay Thousands in Fine for Refusing to Host Gay Wedding

    01/16/2016 2:46:47 PM PST · by kindred · 88 replies
    "All Robert and I want is the freedom to peacefully live and work faithfully on our family farm and according to what God says about marriage without fear of government punishment. The America we love is one where we respect each other's differences, and the government still protects the freedom to have those differences. Others have the freedom to say or not say what they want to about marriage, and that's all we are asking for, as well." -Cynthia Gifford (New York)—[CBN News] A New York court has upheld a state decision to fine a farm couple for refusing to...
  • Third man charged in Amanda Blackburn's murder appears in court

    01/15/2016 1:17:45 PM PST · by digger48 · 6 replies
    wthr ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | Channel 13 staff
    INDIANAPOLIS - Prosecutors say a third suspect should be charged with killing a pastor's pregnant wife even if he didn't pull the trigger. Diano Gordon appeared in court Friday morning, one day after prosecutors filed murder charges against him. Police believe Gordon was a lookout while two others went inside to rob the home of Davey and Amanda Blackburn. Larry Taylor Jr. and Jalen Watson already face charges of murder and robbery in the Blackburn case. Gordon faces two counts of murder, along with burglary, robbery and theft. The three men are accused of breaking into the Blackburn home on...
  • Obama blames Indiana for illegal guns in Chicago

    01/08/2016 12:53:16 PM PST · by digger48 · 35 replies
    WISH ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indiana is a gun state, and government leaders here are pushing back on President Obama's efforts to increase gun control. The president wants to make an example of Indiana because gun laws in the Hoosier state are less strict than the gun laws in his home state of Illinois. During the president's CNN town hall meeting on gun control Thursday he spotlighted the number of illegal guns in Chicago. "The problem," he said, "is that about 30, 40 percent of those guns are coming from Indiana, from across the border, where there are much laxer laws." The...
  • Indy sets record for deadliest year after double homicide

    12/31/2015 11:23:17 AM PST · by digger48 · 12 replies
    WISH ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jeff Wagner
    NDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A deadly record for the city has been broken just days before the start of the new year. IMPD says there have been 144 criminal homicides in the city in 2015. The previous record was 143 in 1998. The two victims who pushed Indy past that previous mark were teenagers Dionne Williams and Timmee Jackson, who disappeared on Christmas Eve. In 2014, IMPD investigated 135 criminal homicides. At the time, it was the third-highest total in a year for Indy. Now it's been pushed down to fourth as investigators work to find the bodies of the two...
  • Legislator's highway plan includes toll road interstates

    12/21/2015 12:53:47 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Lebanon Reporter ^ | Decembe 19, 2015 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS — Maintaining the state’s roads and bridges is work fraught with obstacles and hazards. It doesn’t daunt Ed Soliday, a retired pilot and safety expert who loves telling stories and spinning metaphors. “I’m evangelist, and may 1,000 angels sing when somebody comes to see the light,” said Soliday, Republican chairman of the House Roads and Transportation Committee, who aims to convince fellow lawmakers to set aside politics in search of sustainable road funding. Don’t queue the music just yet. Soliday’s ideas for raising cash for deteriorating roads and bridges include some politically unpalatable proposals, such as tax hikes and...
  • Amanda Blackburn suspects charged in Nov. 3 burglary, sexual assault

    12/18/2015 7:27:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    ABC 6 (WRTV Indiana) ^ | December 18, 2015 | Matt McKinney, Chance Walser
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The two main suspects in the Amanda Blackburn case are facing more charges. Marion County Prosecutor announced Friday that they will be charged in a Nov. 3 burglary and sexual assault of a woman in a west side apartment.
  • Poll: Trump leads in Indiana (Trump 26% Rubio 17%)

    12/14/2015 7:55:40 AM PST · by Red Steel · 19 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | December 14, 2015 9:58 AM | Niki Kelly
    Donald Trump leads Indiana in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new poll. Trump came in at 26 percent with Marco Rubio at 17 percent and Ted Cruz at 16 percent. Then there was a large drop to Ben Carson at 6 percent; Jeb Bush at 5 percent; Rand Paul at 3 percent; Carly Fiorina at 3 percent; and three candidates tied at 1 percent. Bellwether Research surveyed 1,295 registered voters in Indiana between December 2 and December 9. The interviews were conducted online and were weighted by age, sex, race, education, and region to reflect...
  • Erroneous Christian Schools Have No Rights (Bake the Cake and Bless Us!)

    12/12/2015 1:57:58 PM PST · by yongin · 24 replies
    American Conservative ^ | December 11, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Now that gay marriage is here, you didn’t think that would be the end of things, did you? The Column reports on colleges and universities that have sought, and in most cases received, religious exemptions from Title IX requirements. The story frames these schools as bigot colleges (“Training schools to discriminate”). Excerpts: Nearly three dozen religious institutions of higher learning have asked the federal government to waive laws that protect LGBT students, according to government documents obtained by The Column. The schools are asking the U.S. Department of Education to waive portions of Title IX that might apply to students...
  • Raw video: Punches thrown at Hymera board meeting (Indiana)

    12/09/2015 12:38:56 PM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies ^ | 12/8/2015 | Chris Esses, Sarah Schaefer
    HYMERA, Ind. (WTHI) - A Hymera town board meeting turned physical Tuesday night.No arrests were made, but Indiana State Police say the incident is under investigation. It all stemmed from the situation of the town marshal position.Former marshal Darrick Cullison says he was wrongly fired and has legal action against the board. The town board came in with plans to replace Cullison with Daryl McCullough. The meeting quickly escalated as tempers flared.A motion passed with a two to one vote to hire McCullough, then more words were exchanged…and that led to the fight. It was a site one lifelong resident...
  • Bellwether county has called it already - it's Trump (and they've only been wrong TWICE since 1888)

    12/05/2015 1:58:23 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 4, 2015 | J Taylor Rushing
    It spans only 403 square miles and boasts no skyscrapers to speak of, but one rural Indiana county appears to be supporting Republican billionaire Donald Trump for president - with potentially nationwide implications. Vigo County, Indiana, located on the western edge of the state and home to 108,000 Hoosiers including 40,000 active voters, was spotlighted Friday in a cover story of the Washington-based political magazine Politico. Why? Because the county has been an accurate bellwether of every U.S. presidential election since 1888, with only two exceptions. And this year, the county with the nickname 'the crossroads of America' seems to...
  • Federal judge bans school's live Nativity show [Indiana]

    12/04/2015 10:49:08 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies ^ | December 4, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A federal judge has banished the Baby Jesus and the Three Wise Men from an Indiana high school's Christmas musical. U.S. District Court Judge Jon DeGuilio, appointed to the bench by President Obama, issued an injunction against Concord Community Schools on Dec. 2. The court order forbids students from presenting a live Nativity scene during the Concord High School's Christmas Spectacular. The judge said that portion of the show is overtly religious in nature. "The living nativity scene impermissibly conveys an endorsement of religion and thus runs afoul of the Establishment Clause," the judge wrote in his ruling.
  • Federal judge bans school's live Nativity show

    12/04/2015 10:31:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-15 | Todd Starnes
    A federal judge has banished the Baby Jesus and the Three Wise Men from an Indiana high school’s Christmas musical. U.S. District Court Judge Jon DeGuilio, appointed to the bench by President Obama, issued an injunction against Concord Community Schools on Dec. 2.
  • Trump County, USA.

    12/04/2015 8:00:09 AM PST · by safetysign · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/04/2015 | Adam Wren
    The most accurate pundits in the history of American presidential politics reside far from the Beltway, on a 403-square mile patch of land along the western border of Indiana. At the intersections of U.S. Highways 40 and 41, and off Interstate 70, you find yourself in Vigo County, with its 108,000 residents and its ho-hum county seat, Terre Haute, situated along the Wabash River. Terre Haute is the land of Clabber Girl Baking Powder—and its citizens call it the “Crossroads of America.” It’s the place where both Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh and labor leader and Social Democratic Party founder Eugene...
  • Trump County, USA - America’s most reliable bellwether county has fallen for the wild man []

    12/04/2015 5:47:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | Dec 12, 2015 | Adam Wren
    he most accurate pundits in the history of American presidential politics reside far from the Beltway, on a 403-square mile patch of land along the western border of Indiana. At the intersections of U.S. Highways 40 and 41, and off Interstate 70, you find yourself in Vigo County, with its 108,000 residents and its ho-hum county seat, Terre Haute, situated along the Wabash River. Terre Haute is the land of Clabber Girl Baking Powder-and its citizens call it the "Crossroads of America." It's the place where both Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh and labor leader and Social Democratic Party founder Eugene...
  • 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...
  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • Karl Rove: Mitch Daniels Would Be Great VP

    11/28/2015 8:42:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 111 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Influential GOP consultant and policy adviser Karl Rove says former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would be the perfect running mate for whoever wins the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. And at the very least, Rove adds in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, the GOP's vice presidential pick should be a Midwesterner to maximize the Republican ticket's drawing power. "It would be good to have somebody from the Midwest. I've got an out-of-the-box idea for you, how about the former governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth. "[He's] done an exemplary job serving in...
  • Agency will defy governor, bring Syrian refugees to Indiana

    11/23/2015 5:53:11 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 79 replies
    Wish TV ^ | 11/23/2015 | Jim Shella
    Syrian refugees will continue to relocate in Indiana despite the governor’s order to close the borders until new security measures are in place. Exodus Immigration, the largest relocation agency in the state, believes that the governor does not have the authority to stop the immigration of Syrian refugees. It has plans to relocate 20 or so Syrian refugees to Indiana in the coming months and it is going ahead with those plans.
  • Two Charged With Murdering Pastor's Wife Amanda Blackburn (White lives don't matter?)

    11/23/2015 1:46:01 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 90 replies ^ | Nov 23 2015, 4:28 pm ET | Ali Gostanian, Alexander Smith and Tracy Connor
    Two Charged With Murdering Pastor's Wife Amanda Blackburn by Ali Gostanian, Alexander Smith and Tracy Connor
  • One man arrested, two others in custody in connection with Amanda Blackburn murder case

    11/23/2015 8:44:03 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    Fox News 59 ^ | November 23, 2015 | Russ McQuaid and Amanda Rakes
    Three suspects have been detained in connection with the sexual assault and murder of Amanda Blackburn, a pastor's pregnant wife who was shot during a home invasion robbery on Nov. 10. Sources tell FOX59 the three men will also be charged in three additional burglaries, including a rape at the Westlake Apartments. Police say the men in custody are Larry Taylor, 18; Jalen Watson, 21; and Diano Gordan, 24. Watson and Gordon are in custody being held on parole violations. Taylor, who was previously taken into custody and released, was arrested again Sunday night at a relative's home, according to...
  • Three men arrested in sexual assault, murder of Indiana pastor's pregnant wife during home invasion

    11/23/2015 7:56:32 AM PST · by RummyChick · 87 replies
    NY daily news ^ | 11/23 | boroff
    Though everything inside of me wants to hate, be angry, and slip into despair I choose the route of forgiveness, grace and hope, he said in a statement. If there is one thing Ive learned from Amanda in the 10 years we were together, its this Choosing to let my emotions drive my decisions is recipe for a hopeless and fruitless life. Today I am deciding to love, not hate.
  • 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.
  • Subway's Jared gets 15 years, blames Subway diet

    11/20/2015 9:25:44 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 68 replies
    WND ^ | 11/20/2015
    The Subway sandwich chain’s ex-pitchman, Jared Fogle, was slammed with a ??15-year, 8-month sentence on child porn charges Thursday, after a hearing in which his shrinks blamed his more than 200-pound weight loss for turning him “hyper-sexual.” Subway’s turkey footlongs made him a sex-crazed pedophile, Fogle had claimed in a last-ditch try for leniency. Fogle “traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction,” defense lawyer Jeremy Margolis had argued at sentencing.
  • Park nudity leads to arrest

    11/20/2015 10:31:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    WHIO ^ | November 5, 2015 | Breaking News Staff
    RICHMOND, Ind. — A man who led police on a three-county chase in August is in jail again, this time on public nudity charges. David Simpson, 22, address at large, is in Wayne County Jail on a charge of public nudity after police say he was found running naked in Glen Miller Park in Richmond Wednesday night. In August, Simpson allegedly drove a stolen BMW from Indianapolis to Englewood at speeds of 110 miles per hour. Multiple law enforcement jurisdictions were engaged in a chase with the stolen vehicle. Simpson attempted to drive through a closed construction area on Interstate...
  • Indiana-bound Syrian refugee family rerouted to Connecticut

    11/18/2015 1:02:46 PM PST · by digger48 · 24 replies
    wthr ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | Channel 13
    INDIANAPOLIS - Several news outlets are reporting that a family of Syrian refugees bound for Indianapolis was sent to another state after Gov. Mike Pence's announcement this week that he was suspending plans to settle refugees in Indiana. USA Today reports that the family was sent to New Haven, Connecticut instead. The New York Times also covered the story. Both outlets report that the family waited for three years in Jordan before being allowed to come to the United States. It is the first reported incident where a family was redirected after over two-dozen governors declared they would not accept...
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • Mississippi, Indiana governors say no to Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 12:50:29 PM PST · by · 11 replies
    More governors are announcing today they will not accommodate Syrian refugees after the Paris terrorist attacks, further stymieing the Obama administration's push to bring hundreds of thousands of them onto American soil. Governor_Phil_Bryant Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement on Facebook, saying: "I'm currently working with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Mississippi Office of Homeland Security to determine the current status of any Syrian refugees that may be brought to our state in the near future. I will do everything humanly possible to stop any plans from the Obama administration to put Syrian refugees in Mississippi. The...
  • States Slam Doors on Syrian Refugees

    11/16/2015 11:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 16, 2015 | Rod Kackley
    "Given the tragic attacks in Paris and the threats we have already seen, Texas cannot participate" in resettlement, Abbott tells Obama. In the wake of the revelation that at least one of the ISIS operatives who attacked Paris likely slipped into France with the huddled masses fleeing from Syria, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) have closed their states' borders to Syrian refugees.These decrees are a real sign of trouble for the Obama administration. The...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Gov. Pence suspends resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana

    11/16/2015 9:37:35 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 21 replies ^ | November 16, 2015
    INDIANAPOLIS -Gov. Mike Pence is suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana following reports that a Syrian refugee was among the suspects who carried out deadly attacks in Paris last Friday.
  • Indy's Papa Roux offers firearms training to employees

    11/15/2015 2:32:46 PM PST · by digger48 · 9 replies
    wthr ^ | Nov 15, 2015 | Naomi Pescovitz
    INDIANAPOLIS - An east side restaurant owner made international headlines last month when, after a robbery, he started offering 25 percent discounts to customers with licenses to carry a handgun. Papa Roux Cajun restaurant made good on that promise and this weekend, they are taking it a step further. Papa Roux employees spent Sunday in the classroom at the Eagle Creek Firearms Training Facility. The firearms safety course was taught by Guy Relford, attorney and President of Tactical Firearms Training. "With the increased awareness of the violence and just the fact that I am encouraging responsible responses to it, I...
  • Prosecutors seek 12½ years for ex-Subway spokesman Fogle

    11/12/2015 3:50:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 11/12/15 | RICK CALLAHAN
    Jared Fogle's attorneys asked a judge for leniency Thursday, saying in court documents that the former Subway pitchman "is profoundly sorry" as he awaits sentencing on child pornography and sex-crime charges.Fogle's lawyers are asking for a five-year prison term at next week's sentencing, the minimum they said they would seek when he agreed in August to plead guilty to one count each of travelling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.Prosecutors submitted their own sentencing memorandum Thursday requesting a 12 -year term - the most they'd agreed to seek under the...
  • Former Upstate youth pastor's wife dies after being shot, church says

    11/11/2015 9:39:30 AM PST · by madison10 · 15 replies ^ | 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>
  • Julia Anderson, happy Indiana girl, hit the road. It ended with her dead in a NewOrleans parkinglot

    11/10/2015 4:10:19 PM PST · by BBell · 62 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 11/10/15 | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    The call Jeannene Anderson always dreaded came on a day in March. A New Orleans homicide detective across the line barely finished the words "death investigation," when Anderson fell to the floor thinking of her daughter's peregrine life. Julia, who for years had lived as a transient, would not be coming home. New Orleans police found her in a McDonald's parking lot the evening of March 19, clutching her neck from a stab wound authorities say was inflicted by another transient, 38-year-old Christopher Hutsell. She was rushed to surgery but died several hours later. "People in this situation, where you've...
  • East Chicago, Indiana councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term

    11/04/2015 1:56:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 11-4-2015 | Elvia Malagon
    E.C. councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term 18 hours ago • Elvia Malagon, (219) 662-5331 EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago 3rd District Councilman Robert "Coop" Battle spent Election Day in the Lake County Jail pending a murder charge. He's accused of shooting to death on Oct. 12 Reimundo Camarillo Jr., in the 4200 block of Euclid Avenue in East Chicago, according to court records. He also faces a federal drug charge stemming from a traffic stop in Porter County where police found 73.22 grams of marijuana and $100,700 in cash. Despite his pending legal battles that...
  • Evansville City Council shifts Republican (GOP Mayor wins in landslide)

    11/04/2015 10:17:23 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Channel 14 News ^ | November 4, 2015 | Jess Raatz
    The Evansville City Council race completely changes the dynamics of city council with at least four new members on tap for 2016. With the hotly contested at-large seats up for grabs, newcomer Michelle Mercer (R) held on for a spot, plus sitting council president Dan Adams (D) and Democrat Jonathan Weaver (D). With John Friend (D), Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley (D), Conor O’Daniel (D), and Al Lindsey (D) not running, new comers like Anna Hargis (R), Justin Elpers (R), and Jim Brinkmeyer (D) were elected to replace them. Dan McGinn (R), Connie Robinson (D), and Missy Mosby (D) were all re-elected in...
  • Truly Gun-Free Zones

    11/03/2015 9:06:56 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
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  • Lawsuit says Notre Dame employee arranged sex between her daughter and students

    10/30/2015 6:12:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | October 30, 2015 | Lincoln Wright
    SOUTH BEND — A lawsuit filed Friday accuses a University of Notre Dame employee of pressuring a student into a sexual relationship with her daughter, as well as arranging sexual encounters with her daughter and football and basketball players. The suit, filed in St. Joseph County Circuit Court against the university and the female employee, claims the male student was a victim of sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The employee and her daughter are not named in the suit, but it says the daughter is "a student at a nearby school" and also works at Notre Dame.
  • Mike Tyson in Trump's corner: 'Yeah, hell yeah! Big time'

    10/27/2015 12:55:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 10/26/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    'Let's run America like a business, where no colors matter' Iron Mike Tyson was unequivocal on Monday as to who he thinks should be the next commander in chief: Donald Trump. The former heavyweight champion told HuffPost Live it was time to have a businessman in the White House. He should be president of the United States. Thats what he should be. [Pundits and politicians] say, These people dont know what theyre talking about. Theyre telling the people right in their face all the Republicans, all the Democrats, all the independents theyre saying right in the peoples...