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  • Muncie man accused of murder: ‘I took out a meth dealer

    08/12/2017 2:19:27 PM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies
    WISH tv ^ | Vi Nguyen | 11 August 2017
    Muncie man accused of murder: ‘I took out a meth dealer!’ By Vi Nguyen Published: August 10, 2017, 7:32 pm Updated: August 11, 2017, 8:25 am MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A stabbing in Muncie on Thursday ended with a man dead and another arrested for murder. The 19-year-old suspect told police he would refer to himself as a martyr and wanted to purge the wicked. It happened a few minutes after noon Thursday at an apartment near South Franklin and West Seventh streets. Muncie police arrested Jaylin Ammon on a preliminary charge of murder. He was being held in the...
  • Man in ICE custody charged with 6 robberies in Chicago, suburbs

    08/08/2017 7:00:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 8/8/17 | Staff
    A man who has been deported from the United States twice was indicted last week for six robberies in Chicago and several suburbs since December. Jose Cruz Morales-Cortes, 45, was indicted on six counts of robbery on Aug. 1, according to a statement from the FBI. Morales-Cortes, of Gary, Indiana, was deported for being in the country illegally on March 26, 2004 and again on Aug. 29, 2016, the FBI said. He was caught in the country again on Jan 20, 2017, and was in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he was indicted for the robberies....
  • Indiana urges drivers to plan ahead for eclipse congestion

    08/07/2017 6:01:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 90 replies
    thehour.com ^ | Monday, August 7, 2017
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Transportation is urging motorists to plan for traffic congestion in southern Indiana before and after the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.</p> <p>INDOT says Interstate 69, U.S. 41, and U.S. 231 are expected to experience higher southbound traffic with caravans of motorists headed for western Kentucky where the moon's full eclipse of the sun can be viewed within a 70-mile-wide swath. After the eclipse, heavy northbound traffic is expected on the same highways.</p>
  • Social Engineering Gets Literal

    08/02/2017 9:46:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 2, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who would like to soften the hard sciences may think that they are building metaphorical bridges but you might not want to drive over the physical bridges they construct. "Alas, the world we engineers envisioned as young students is not quite as simple and straightforward as we had wished because a phalanx of social justice warriors, ideologues, egalitarians, and opportunistic careerists has ensconced itself in America's college and universities," Indrek Wichman, an engineering professor at Michigan State writes in a column distributed by The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. "The destruction they have caused in the humanities...
  • Vulnerable Dem. Senator Profits From the Very Outsourcing He Condemned (Donnelly - IN)

    07/14/2017 3:47:11 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/13/2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), who faces a tough re-election campaign next year in a state that President Donald Trump won last November, has personally benefited from the very job outsourcing he has railed against for years. Specifically, he attacked Carrier Corp. for moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico last year, at the same time as he profited from a family business which relies on Mexican labor. In 2016, the very year when Donnelly attacked Carrier, the senator made between $15,001 and $50,000 in dividends from stock he owns in an arts and crafts business owned by his family, the Associated Press...
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly profits from job outsourcing he slams

    07/13/2017 6:36:02 AM PDT · by digger48 · 8 replies
    Kokomo Tribune ^ | 7-13-2017 | BRIAN SLODYSKO
    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana senator railed against Carrier Corp. for moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico last year, even as he profited from a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press. Joe Donnelly, considered one of the nation's most vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election next year, has long blasted free-trade policies for killing American jobs. He accused Carrier, an air conditioner and furnace maker, of exploiting $3-an-hour workers when it announced plans to wind down operations in Indiana and move to Mexico. However, an arts and...
  • Alcoa to Restart Three of Five Smelter Potlines at Warrick Operations Site

    07/11/2017 1:39:58 PM PDT · by american_ranger · 12 replies
    Alcoa Press Release ^ | 11 July 2017 | Alcoa Corporation
    Dear Friends – I am very pleased to share some good news for Warrick Operations. This afternoon, Alcoa Corporation announced plans to restart three of our five smelter potlines to further improve the competitiveness of the rolling mill and fully engage the assets of our integrated site. The process to restart the three lines will begin immediately and is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018. The smelter is expected to employ about 370 employees – 95 who will be transferred from the rolling mill, up to 200 who will be recalled from layoff status and the...
  • Federal judge blocks parts of Indiana's new abortion law

    06/28/2017 8:23:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2017 9:00 PM EDT | Rick Callahan
    A federal judge on Wednesday blocked portions of a new Indiana law that would make it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents’ knowledge. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker wrote in approving a temporary injunction that “when it comes to our children, while parents or others entrusted with their care and wellbeing have the lawful and moral obligation always to act in their best interests, children are not bereft of separate identities, interests, and legal standing.” Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued the state...
  • BILLBOARD - SNOPES lies again - "Mostly False” Indiana billboard is actually 100% true.

    06/28/2017 9:17:10 AM PDT · by johnk · 11 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    SNOPES CARRIES WATER FOR MUHAMMAD “Mostly False” Indiana billboard is actually 100% true. ​The self-proclaimed fact-checker Snopes.com has been harshly criticized for its Leftist bias, and as is so often the case, a tilt to the Left also means a willingness to foster ignorance and complacency about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat. After a billboard went up in Indiana pointing out six unsavory aspects of the life of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, Snopes labeled the billboard’s charges “Mostly False” – but that label applies far more accurately to the Snopes report than to the billboard. Snopes’...
  • Carrier workers facing layoffs feel betrayed by Trump

    06/25/2017 2:27:19 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 73 replies
    A promise made before Christmas is fizzling before the Fourth of July. In December, then-President-elect Trump told hundreds of workers at the Carrier manufacturing plant that he had worked out a deal to save their jobs. But it's not working out that way. A steady downpour today did little to wash away the fact that the jobs of 600 union employees are going south. "They're going to Monterrey, Mexico," said Robert James, president of the local union. Reynolds said he felt betrayed, since Mr. Trump told workers during his December visit to the plant that 1,100 jobs would be saved....
  • Construction team to deliver AZ's first P3 highway 3 years early

    06/25/2017 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 13, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Arizona Department of Transportation has reported that the public-private partnership (P3) constructing the $1.9 billion Phoenix-area Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway will deliver the project in late 2019, three years ahead of schedule, according to Equipment World.The P3's private component, Connect 202 Partners — which is made up of Fluor Enterprises, Granite Construction, Ames Construction and WSP — restructured the 22-mile project so that the last section could be built all at once instead of as nine separate projects as the state originally planned.This is the first time a P3 as been used for a highway project...
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • Saudi Student Deported After Allegedly Threatening Goodwill Store Shoppers to Convert to Islam

    06/22/2017 9:43:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    A Saudi Arabian national and former student at Ball State University has been deported after being arrested in March for the alleged violent threatening of shoppers at an Indiana Goodwill store unless they converted to Islam. Khalid Sulaiman Bilal, 24, was arrested on March 25, accused of threatening people in a Muncie, Indiana, Goodwill store. Police said Bilal was “forcibly” trying to convert shoppers to Islam, Fox 59 reported. Bilal, charged with 15 crimes, reportedly threatened shoppers, resisted arrest, attacked police, and choked a store clerk
  • Layoffs set to begin next month at Carrier plant Trump struck deal with: report

    06/22/2017 6:00:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/22/2017 | Brandon Carter
    The Carrier plant in Indianapolis that President Trump convinced to stay open late last year will lay off more than 600 employees beginning next month, according to a new report Thursday. CNBC reported that the deal struck by Trump before he assumed office isn’t working out as expected, and more than 600 employees will soon face layoffs. Trump and Carrier reached an agreement in December to keep about 1,000 jobs at the Indiana plant. Both Carrier and Trump celebrated the agreement on Twitter Trump also celebrated the agreement at the plant shortly after it was reached as an early victory...
  • In this part of the Midwest, the problem isn’t China. It’s too many jobs.

    06/21/2017 9:41:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/21/2017 | By Danielle Paquette
    WARSAW, Ind. — Each day at Zimmer Biomet headquarters, machinists on one robot-assisted factory floor churn out about 3,000 metallic knee parts. They are facing pressure to crank up the pace as the population ages and demand soars. But the artificial-bone giant is grappling with a steep downside of the nation’s low unemployment rate: It is struggling to find enough workers, despite offering some of the region’s best pay and benefits. But without more people to grow Warsaw’s business, the chances of companies relocating is “extraordinarily high,” said Michael Hicks, a labor economist at Indiana’s Ball State University. “That would...
  • Police: Shots Fired at Truck Flying 'Make America Great Again' Flag

    06/16/2017 10:15:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    insider.foxnews.com ^ | 06-15-2017 | Staff
    Several shots were fired at a truck flying a “Make America Great Again” flag and an American flag on a highway in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Fox 59 reported. Indiana State Police said a Chevrolet Malibu with Louisiana license plates pulled up next to a blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck along I-465, and a male passenger pointed a handgun out the window and fired several shots at the truck.
  • Several shots fired at truck flying ‘Make America Great Again’ flag on I-465(INDIANAPOLIS)

    06/15/2017 5:05:20 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/15/2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police say shots were fired at a truck carrying a “Make America Great Again” flag and an American flag on eastbound I-465 Tuesday. Officers believe the shots were fired from a newer white 4-door Chevrolet Malibu with a Louisiana plate near Emerson Avenue around 4 p.m. The victim and a witness informed police that the Malibu pulled up next to the pickup truck, a passenger held a handgun out of the window and then a male fired several shots. Police say no one was in injured in the incident. The driver of the Malibu was...
  • Muslims Demand Infidel Owner Remove 'Perfect Man' Sign — He Has Brilliant Counter-Offer

    06/12/2017 6:36:03 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 44 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 9 June 17 | Unattributed
    When Muslims noticed a billboard calling their Prophet Mohammed a rapist who married a 6 year old and beheaded Jews they immediately demanded the removal of the racist and Islamophobic message.
  • Private Toll Operators Salivate Over Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/11/2017 11:05:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 129 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 6, 2017 | Lee Fang
    Investors are hoping to seize upon the $1 trillion infrastructure plan proposed by President Donald Trump to transform the nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels into assets they can monetize by adding tolls and other user fees.The Trump infrastructure plan, which the administration plans to roll out this week, is centered on the idea of “asset recycling,” which refers to the process of securing new infrastructure spending by leasing the operations of existing public property to private operators.The privatization-centered scheme has the nation’s largest toll operators salivating. Transurban, Cintra, and TransCore, three major toll operators, have retained federal lobbyists to influence...
  • State may take over I-69 Section 5; completion date pushed back for fourth time

    06/11/2017 9:14:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Bloomington Herald-Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Michael Reschke
    The state of Indiana wants to take over the Interstate 69 Section 5 project. Three years after hiring a private developer to build the 21-mile stretch of interstate and then maintain it for 35 years after completion, the state issued a statement Monday saying it’s moving forward to assume control of the project. The proposed takeover was announced along with a revised substantial completion date nearly two years after the original. The new date for Section 5 is Aug. 31, 2018, according to the state finance authority. The statement from the Indiana Finance Authority was sent after media outlets, including...