Illinois woman in custody in killing of cop, wounding of 2nd
A woman wanted in the fatal shooting of one police officer and the wounding of another at a northern Illinois hotel surrendered to police hours after a man also suspected in the shooting was arrested in Indiana, police said. Xandria Harris, 26, of Bradley, Illinois, turned herself in Friday afternoon at the Bradley Police Department while accompanied by her attorney, Illinois State Police said.news.yahoo.com
‘Students Are Proud to Be Racists’: 16-Year-Old Experiences Racism at Indiana High School, Mom Pulls Her Out Despite White Students Being Suspended
An Indiana mom has says she has pulled her Black daughter out of a private school in Indianapolis after she alleged that students are bullying […]news.yahoo.com
Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To 50 Years in Prison for Producing and Using Facebook to Distribute Child Pornography
An Indiana man was sentenced today to 50 years in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for using social media to produce child pornography. Both women are pleading guilty in the Northern District of Illinois, and charges against a third woman were dismissed in the Northern District of Indiana because she died during the course of the prosecution. In an interview with the FBI, Johnson admitted that he had also solicited the production of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) from other Facebook users as a means of blackmail. “Manipulating vulnerable women into producing pornographic images of voiceless children is despicable criminal behavior. Attorneys Molly Kelley and Abizer Zanzi of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana prosecuted the case, with valuable assistance provided by Jill Kostern, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.justice.gov
Four Executives Sentenced for SBA Fraud Scheme Spanning 13 Years
One additional co-conspirator, Nicole Smith, 44, of Indianapolis, is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 7, 2022. These defendants were convicted following a two-week jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana for the defendants. Agee, Isley, Griffin, and Nicole Smith were each convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution. “Fraud against SBA loan programs directly harms taxpayers and undermines the public’s faith in in important community programs.” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. “OIG remains committed to rooting out bad actors and protecting the integrity of SBA programs every day.justice.gov
Former Bears star Hampton arrested on drunken driving charge
Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Dan Hampton, who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002, has been arrested in Indiana for allegedly driving a vehicle while drunk. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana said Hampton was arrested Nov. 20 on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Winfield, where he lives. Winfield is about 50 miles (80.47 kilometers) from Chicago.news.yahoo.com
Former Gary Police Officer Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Charge for Assaulting Arrestee
Terry Peck, 46, a former police officer with the Gary Police Department, was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Hammond, Indiana, for using excessive force against an arrestee. The indictment charges Peck with a single count of deprivation of rights under color of law. If convicted of the deprivation of rights charge, Peck faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison; actual sentences are often much lower than the statutory maximum. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson of the Northern District of Indiana made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Chang of the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division, and Trial Attorney Anita Channapati of the Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case.justice.gov
Universal pre-K in focus amid spending showdown
There are new signs that congressional Democrats may be nearing an agreement on President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. A key part of that plan is universal pre-kindergarten. A CBS News poll shows that two-thirds of Americans support it. Nancy Cordes has more.news.yahoo.com
U.S. struggling with shortage of COVID-19 rapid tests
The U.S. is struggling with a nationwide shortage of COVID-19 rapid tests. The Biden administration has focused its efforts on vaccinating as many Americans as possible. While the U.S. has a substantial supply of vaccines, many Americans are having difficulty finding over-the-counter rapid tests for at-home use. CBS MoneyWatch reporter Megan Cerullo joined CBSN to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked climate, immigration and more on trip to Ecuador and Colombia
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is back in Washington after a trip to Ecuador and Colombia. Eric Farnsworth, the vice president of Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss how the trip will affect U.S. relations in South America.news.yahoo.com
Two Indiana high school students die in crash on their way to prom
An Indiana high school was scheduled to have prom on Saturday night, but just before 7 p.m. the school canceled prom after receiving news of two students who died and two others who were injured in a crash on their way to the prom, <a href="https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/two-hamilton-heights-students-die-in-crash-on-the-way-to-prom/531-3d2e59f8-1d9b-4ab2-ade2-1945bcda04ab" target=_blank>according to local NBC affiliate -- WTHR. </a>
US Sikh community traumatized by yet another mass shooting
Members of the Sikh community are feeling a collective trauma over the mass shooting in Indianapolis that killed eight people, including four Sikhs, and say more needs to be done to combat the bigotry, bias and violence they have suffered for decades in America.
McDonald powers Arizona past Indiana and into Final Four
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)SAN ANTONIO – Aari McDonald scored 33 points and No. 4 Indiana 66-53 on Monday night to earn its first trip to the Final Four of the women's NCAA Tournament. Arizona (20-5) advanced to Friday’s national semifinal against top-seeded UConn, which reached its 13th straight Final Four when it beat No. But McDonald banked in a long 3-pointer to beat the shot clock early in the quarter and Arizona led 27-23 at halftime. McDonald ripped a rebound from the hands of an Indiana player and an easy layup sent Arizona into the fourth leading 46-44.
What To Watch: men's, women's regional finals start Monday
... Oregon State opponents are shooting just 31.3% overall and 23.1% from 3-point range in the NCAA Tournament. That Missouri squad lost a regional final to an Oklahoma team coached by Kelvin Sampson, who’s now at Houston. … Arkansas is in a regional final for the first time since 1995, when it lost to UCLA in the championship game. … Arkansas’ Justin Smith is averaging 20.3 points and 11 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games. Arizona and Indiana are both in an NCAA regional final for the first time.
Hoosiers bring back former star player Woodson as coach
Indiana will hire former star player and longtime NBA coach Mike Woodson as its new head coach. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Woodson won one Big Ten title and one NIT championship while playing for Bob Knight. Indiana hired the former star player as its new coach Sunday, issuing a four-word statement on Twitter — “Welcome home, Coach Woodson” — before the formal announcement. Woodson returned to the New York Knicks as an assistant this season after previously serving as New York's head coach for a little more than two seasons. Matta, who played at Butler and later served as head coach at Butler and Xavier, also reportedly interviewed for the coaching job.
What To Watch: Michigan seeks to keep Big Ten alive in NCAAs
4 seed Florida State (18-6) vs. No. 1 seed Michigan (22-4), East Region semifinal, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. Michigan has withstood an injury to second-leading scorer Isaiah Livers to become the last team remaining from the Big Ten’s nine NCAA Tournament selections. Florida State has allowed its first two NCAA Tournament foes to shoot just 33.6% and average 53.5 points. Michigan is averaging 84 points in the NCAA Tournament.
Schools weigh whether to seat students closer together
BOSTON – New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students 3 feet apart — half of the previous recommended distance — could offer a way to return more of the nation's children to classrooms with limited space. With the larger guideline, he said, most schools only have space to bring back half of their students at a time. AdIn Illinois, health officials said last week that students can be seated 3 feet apart as long as their teachers are vaccinated. The plan calls on schools to seat students 3 feet apart, although many have been using 6 feet as a standard. In some states that already allow 3-feet spacing, schools say they have seen no evidence of increased risk.
Indiana fires Miller, raises private money to cover buyout
Indiana athletic director Scott Dolson decided keeping Miller would prove even more costly. Dolson fired Miller on Monday, armed with enough cash from private donations to cover the buyout and ready to answer a fan base angered by four straight mediocre seasons. Indiana hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 2016, hasn't reached a Final Four since 2002 and hasn't won a national championship since 1987 — the longest drought in school history. McRobbie accepted the recommendation and then gave Dolson permission to find private money to cover the costs. Miller successfully recruited some of the state’s best talent, including three straight Indiana Mr. Basketball Award winners -- Romeo Langford, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Anthony Leal.
The Latest on Selection Sunday: NCAAs start with SWAC vs NEC
Virginia was forced to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Saturday because of a single COVID-19 case. They were already missing David McCormack and Tristan Enaruna, who both tested positive before the conference tournament. Pitino is the fifth coach to lead five teams to the NCAA Tournament, joining Lon Kruger and Tuby Smith. The Cougars routed Cincinnati in the AAC final, ending the Bearcats hope of slipping into the NCAA Tournament field of 68 as an automatic qualifier. 7 Houston and Cincinnati, which needs to win to get in the NCAA field.
Edey, No. 23 Purdue beat Indiana for 9th straight time
Purdue has won nine straight in the series, matching the second-longest streak in school history. The Boilermakers also won nine straight from 1929-35 when future coach John Wooden was playing, plus they won 12 straight from 1908-14. It quickly cut a 29-20 deficit to 35-31 early in the second half before the Boilermakers answered with eight straight points. Starting guard Armaan Franklin missed his fourth straight game (right foot). The Boilermakers won despite going 6 of 21 on 3s and having 15 turnovers.
Agreement could free Robert Indiana's estate from lawsuit
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2009 file photo, artist Robert Indiana poses at his studio in Vinalhaven, Maine. The settlement agreement brings the legal wrangling over the estate of the artist known for his iconic “LOVE” series closer to an end. AdIt accused Indiana’s caretaker and a New York-based art publisher of taking advantage of Indiana. The lawsuit contends they violated its agreement with Indiana by illegally producing other art. Millions of dollars have been spent on legal fees since Indiana's death, and the state attorney general's office is demanding an accounting of the estate's spending.
NCAA allows limited fan attendance at men's tournament games
There is no need to worry about geography in this year's NCAA Tournament. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA will allow a limited number of fans to attend all rounds of next month’s men’s basketball tournament in Indiana. The governing body said Friday it is permitting 25% capacity at the venues to allow for social distancing. 1 priority for decisions around the tournament continues to be the safety and well-being of everyone participating in the event,” Hainline said. AdThe NCAA had previously announced the 68-team tournament will be played entirely in Indiana because of the pandemic, with most games in Indianapolis.
105-year-old Indiana woman who lived through 1917 Spanish flu survives second pandemic
– Nellie Yoder never thought receiving a vaccine would feel so good. The 105-year-old Elkhart, Indiana resident received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, just days before her 106th birthday. “Whatever they say, if it takes two shots or three I will take them,” she says. She also experienced the 1917 Spanish flu. I almost got lost when I was 3-years-old with the flu,” she says.
Big Ten moves men's tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis
FILE - Big Ten signage is shown outside The Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, in this March 12, 2020, file photo. Big Ten officials have decided to move next month's men's basketball tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS – The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday that its men's basketball tournament will move from Chicago to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the site of this year's Final Four. Big Ten officials see the advantages of Indianapolis as a tournament site, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Local leaders have spent two months scrambling to accommodate the NCAA, which announced last month that all 67 men's tourney games will be played in Indianapolis and its surrounding communities.
Former VP Pence opens transition office in northern Virginia
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks after arriving back in his hometown of Columbus, Ind., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)WASHINGTON – Former Vice President Mike Pence has opened a transition office in northern Virginia. Pence announced Wednesday that the Office of the Former Vice President will handle correspondence, scheduling requests, public statements and official activities for him and his wife, Karen. AdUnder federal law, the outgoing president and vice president are provided a transition office and other services for six months for the purpose of wrapping up their official business. He recently opened his transition office.
The Latest: Tennessee Tech men’s hoops has schedule change
(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team has its first schedule change of the season because of COVID-19 issues. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 follow the protocol established by the league and the players' association. Club medical staff are in regular communication with individuals who test positive to monitor symptoms. Staal said he was “the first guy to test positive” and said he was “as surprised as anyone else – really in shock” after finding out. He said he was trying to be safe and follow health protocols before testing positive.
LeVert, Pacers await test results before plotting next move
He was eager to meet his new teammates, join the starting lineup and make his Pacers debut. LeVert spent his first 4 1/2 seasons with the Nets after the Pacers selected him in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft. Though teams conduct physicals at the start of each season, LeVert wasn't sure if the Nets ever scanned his lower back. That changed when he joined the Pacers, who came up with a diagnosis LeVert never expected. And until LeVert does return, first-year coach Nate Bjorkgren will be dealing with a short-handed roster.
One-city March Madness leads to more straightforward bracket
There could still be exceptions, mainly to avoid repetitive matchups of conference teams who played each other during the regular season. But in general, the committee will put the top four overall seeds in separate sections of the bracket, with the No. 1 overall seed in the same section with the No. 8 overall seed, the top No. 7 overall seed and the same approach for 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5.
Men's March Madness will be played entirely in Indiana
Games will be played one at a time on two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. The pandemic has already canceled scores of college basketball games this season, with postponements and COVID-19 issues nearly a daily occurance. Ball State, Butler, Indiana, IUPUI and Purdue will serve as host schools and the Horizon League will host games played at Lucas Oil Stadium, just a short distance away from NCAA headquarters. Gavitt said most of the Division I games will be played in the Indianapolis area, though some first-round games will be played at Indiana and Purdue. “Since 1940, our city has been the backdrop for 97 NCAA men’s tournament games, putting us at No.
Corral, Ole Miss take down No. 7 Indiana in Outback Bowl
The Ole Miss defense, which allowed 535.7 yards and 40.3 points per game during the regular season, came through with one more stop to clinch the school's first bowl win since beating Oklahoma State in the 2016 Sugar Bowl. leaving Indiana with an opportunity to pull out its first bowl win in nearly 30 years. The Hoosiers, who don't have a postseason win since the 1991 Copper Bowl bowl, drove to the Rebels 33 before stalling and turning it over on downs. The Big Ten logo was replaced by an Outback Bowl logo on jerseys, and the letters “LEO” were added to helmets. POLL IMPLICATIONSThe loss could cost Indiana what likely would have been a Top 10 finish in the final AP Poll.
No. 7 Indiana excited to be in Outback Bowl against Ole Miss
“We were definitely kind of bummed out about what happened with the New Year's Six bowl game, but we just kind of used that as fuel to the fire,” running back Stevie Scott III said. “It has been 29 years since we last won a bowl game,” quarterback Jack Tuttle said. The problem was a porous defense yielded 40.3 points and a nation’s-worst 535.7 yards per game in the team’s first season under Kiffin. In fact, it’s rare that Ole Miss is facing a Big Ten opponent at all. They haven’t faced a team from that league since beating Nebraska in the 2002 Independence Bowl.