Indiana State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/61AWJWUA5A/feeder Indiana State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 29 Aug 2020 14:34:36 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Indiana health department announces almost 1,500 new coronavirus cases https://cbs4indy.com/news/indiana-health-department-announces-almost-1500-new-coronavirus-cases/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:dc0d69a1-1bf6-f9ff-0949-e31286f95fc0 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:54:44 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 1,499 new positive coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the state’s total to 109,683. Those new cases were reported to ISDH between Sept. 12 &#8211; Sept. 17, following corrections to yesterday&#8217;s dashboard. ISDH also announced 17 additional confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 3,270. The [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 1,499 new positive coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the state’s total to 109,683.</p> <p>Those new cases were reported to ISDH between Sept. 12 &#8211; Sept. 17, following corrections to yesterday&#8217;s dashboard.</p> <p>ISDH also announced 17 additional confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 3,270. The new deaths were reported between Aug. 31 &#8211; Sept. 17.</p> <p>ISDH dashboard data indicated a 7-day unique individual positivity rate of 6.9%, with a cumulative rate of 8.6% positive.</p> <p>The latest ISDH dashboard data indicates a 7-day all-test positivity rate of 4.5%, with a cumulative rate of 6.1% positive.</p> <p>According to the data, 25,955 new individuals have been tested statewide, with the total number of individuals tested at 1,813,640.</p> <p>Marion County reported a total of 20,510 cases and 758 coronavirus deaths to date, the most in the state.</p> <p>As of Sunday, 37.9% of ICU beds and 80.8% of ventilators are available across the state.</p> <p>The agency also is reporting 225 total probable deaths in Indiana. Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record.</p> <p>For complete statistics reported by ISDH, including total tests administered and demographic data, visit&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/" target="_blank">Coronavirus.In.Gov</a>. The state has not released data on recoveries.</p> Wildfire sparked by gender reveal claims life of firefighter https://cbs4indy.com/news/national-world/wildfire-sparked-by-gender-reveal-claims-life-of-firefighter/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:0a125c8f-b4a0-5f6b-6f7f-1ea3e44116d0 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:11:23 +0000 SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby&#8217;s gender. The death happened Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement. The fire erupted [&#8230;] <p>SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby&#8217;s gender.</p> <p>The death happened Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement.</p> <p>The fire erupted earlier this month from a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used by a couple to&nbsp;<a href="https://apnews.com/10c1b4fd90a0d287e2416f416da85630">reveal their baby’s gender</a>, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said.</p> <p>The name of the firefighter was being withheld until family members are notified. The cause of the death was under investigation.</p> <p>“Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time,” Forest Service spokesperson Zach Behrens said in the statement.</p> <p>No other information was released about the firefighter, the agency the firefighter worked for or the circumstances of the firefighter&#8217;s death. Behrens said in a telephone interview he could not comment beyond details in the statement.</p> <p>California&#8217;s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said earlier this month that the fire was ignited Sept. 5 when a couple, their young children and someone there to record video staged the baby gender reveal at El Dorado Ranch Park at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains.</p> <p>The device was set off in a field and quickly ignited dry grass. The couple frantically tried to use bottled water to extinguish the flames and called 911.</p> <p>Authorities have not released the identities of the couple, who could face criminal charges and be held liable for the cost of fighting the fire.</p> <p>Shortly after the fire began, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson issued a statement saying he was aware of the community&#8217;s concerns about how the fire started.</p> <p>“If investigative reports are filed with our office, we will review all facts, evidence, statements, and reports to determine what criminal charges, if any, need to be filed,&#8221; Anderson said.</p> <p>The wildfire has burned nearly 30 square miles (77.7 square kilometers) and was about 66% contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire has destroyed 10 buildings and damaged six others.</p> <p>More than 17,000 firefighters are battling more than two dozen major wildfires in California. The blazes are blamed for&nbsp;<a href="https://apnews.com/c88fc03d9896b028871db59c85c64feb">at least 25 deaths.</a></p> Firefighter dies battling wildfire sparked by gender reveal https://fox59.com/news/national-world/firefighter-dies-battling-wildfire-sparked-by-gender-reveal/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:f15013a8-97d4-ad94-0778-7b54351c8e50 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:09:24 +0000 SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby&#8217;s gender. The death happened Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement. The fire erupted [&#8230;] <p>SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby&#8217;s gender.</p> <p>The death happened Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement.</p> <p>The fire erupted earlier this month from a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used by a couple to&nbsp;<a href="https://apnews.com/10c1b4fd90a0d287e2416f416da85630">reveal their baby’s gender</a>, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said.</p> <p>The name of the firefighter was being withheld until family members are notified. The cause of the death was under investigation.</p> <p>“Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time,” Forest Service spokesperson Zach Behrens said in the statement.</p> <p>No other information was released about the firefighter, the agency the firefighter worked for or the circumstances of the firefighter&#8217;s death. Behrens said in a telephone interview he could not comment beyond details in the statement.</p> <p>California&#8217;s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said earlier this month that the fire was ignited Sept. 5 when a couple, their young children and someone there to record video staged the baby gender reveal at El Dorado Ranch Park at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains.</p> <p>The device was set off in a field and quickly ignited dry grass. The couple frantically tried to use bottled water to extinguish the flames and called 911.</p> <p>Authorities have not released the identities of the couple, who could face criminal charges and be held liable for the cost of fighting the fire.</p> <p>Shortly after the fire began, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson issued a statement saying he was aware of the community&#8217;s concerns about how the fire started.</p> <p>“If investigative reports are filed with our office, we will review all facts, evidence, statements, and reports to determine what criminal charges, if any, need to be filed,&#8221; Anderson said.</p> <p>The wildfire has burned nearly 30 square miles (77.7 square kilometers) and was about 66% contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire has destroyed 10 buildings and damaged six others.</p> <p>More than 17,000 firefighters are battling more than two dozen major wildfires in California. The blazes are blamed for&nbsp;<a href="https://apnews.com/c88fc03d9896b028871db59c85c64feb">at least 25 deaths.</a></p> IMS welcoming fans for first time in 2020; up to 10,000 allowed for IndyCar Harvest GP in October https://cbs4indy.com/news/ims-welcoming-fans-for-first-time-in-2020-up-to-10000-allowed-for-indycar-harvest-gp-in-october/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:0b3a0745-4fe7-f137-fefa-11d5b5322afa Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:20:16 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time this year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will welcome fans to the stands. IMS announced Friday that up to 10,000 fans would be allowed to attend the IndyCar Harvest GP presented by GMR weekend in October, per the approval of the Marion County Public Health Department. The event is scheduled [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time this year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will welcome fans to the stands.</p> <p>IMS announced Friday that up to 10,000 fans would be allowed to attend the IndyCar Harvest GP presented by GMR weekend in October, per the approval of the Marion County Public Health Department.</p> <p>The event is scheduled for Oct. 1 through Oct. 4 at IMS. Two spectator zones of up to 5,000 fans each will be allowed in Turns 1 and 4 of the oval.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-0NHsZbKl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=0NHsZbKl&#038;cid=9865&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p>Fans were not able to attend this year&#8217;s Indianapolis 500 in person due to the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>Fans can expect strict safety guidelines:</p> <ul><li>Face coverings must be worn throughout the property at all times</li><li>All fans will receive temperature screenings before gate entry</li><li>Grandstand seats will be marked for distancing</li><li>Attendees must use pre-assigned gates and remain in their designated zones</li></ul> <p>Fans will receive a mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer upon entry.</p> <p>“We can’t wait to see fans come through our gates for the first time in 2020,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “They’ll be greeted by a vastly improved facility, featuring significant upgrades to the spectator experience. We’re also extremely grateful to have a presenting sponsor with the expertise and resources of GMR as we look to implement our detailed and comprehensive health and safety plan.”</p> <p>The weekend includes an IndyCar NTT Series doubleheader with races on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.</p> <p>Also racing that weekend will be the first pairing of two major sports car series &#8212; the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli and its North American counterpart, GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS. Former Indianapolis 500 pole winner Ryan Briscoe is among the drivers in the Indianapolis event held on Oct. 4.</p> <p><a href="https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/harvestgp/buy-tickets">Tickets are on sale at IMS.com</a>.</p> IMS to welcome fans for first time this year; up to 10,000 allowed for upcoming IndyCar Harvest GP https://fox59.com/news/ims-to-welcome-fans-for-first-time-this-year-up-to-10000-allowed-for-upcoming-indycar-harvest-gp/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:253f3366-06b8-9bb8-ec5a-1ab8e436674f Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:20:12 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time this year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will welcome fans to the stands. IMS announced Friday that up to 10,000 fans would be allowed to attend the IndyCar Harvest GP presented by GMR weekend in October, per the approval of the Marion County Public Health Department. The event is scheduled [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time this year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will welcome fans to the stands.</p> <p>IMS announced Friday that up to 10,000 fans would be allowed to attend the IndyCar Harvest GP presented by GMR weekend in October, per the approval of the Marion County Public Health Department.</p> <p>The event is scheduled for Oct. 1 through Oct. 4 at IMS. Two spectator zones of up to 5,000 fans each will be allowed in Turns 1 and 4 of the oval.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-tlvIZYLl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=tlvIZYLl&#038;cid=9864&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p>Fans were not able to attend this year&#8217;s Indianapolis 500 in person due to the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>Fans can expect strict safety guidelines:</p> <ul><li>Face coverings must be worn throughout the property at all times</li><li>All fans will receive temperature screenings before gate entry</li><li>Grandstand seats will be marked for distancing</li><li>Attendees must use pre-assigned gates and remain in their designated zones</li></ul> <p>Fans will receive a mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer upon entry.</p> <p>“We can’t wait to see fans come through our gates for the first time in 2020,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “They’ll be greeted by a vastly improved facility, featuring significant upgrades to the spectator experience. We’re also extremely grateful to have a presenting sponsor with the expertise and resources of GMR as we look to implement our detailed and comprehensive health and safety plan.”</p> <p>The weekend includes an IndyCar NTT Series doubleheader with races on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.</p> <p>Also racing that weekend will be the first pairing of two major sports car series &#8212; the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli and its North American counterpart, GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS. Former Indianapolis 500 pole winner Ryan Briscoe is among the drivers in the Indianapolis event held on Oct. 4.</p> <p><a href="https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/harvestgp/buy-tickets">Tickets are on sale at IMS.com</a>.</p> More unwanted surgeries alleged by detained migrant women https://cbs4indy.com/news/more-unwanted-surgeries-alleged-by-detained-migrant-women/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:2ad3a609-01a8-3a96-4db1-bedbbe4f7804 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:53:23 +0000 Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks. <p>HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks.</p> <p>The 39-year-old woman from Cuba was told only that she would undergo an operation to treat her ovarian cysts, but a month later, she&#8217;s still not sure what procedure she got. After Cardentey repeatedly requested her medical records to find out, Irwin County Detention Center gave her more than 100 pages showing a diagnosis of cysts but nothing from the day of the surgery.</p> <p>“The only thing they told me was: ‘You’re going to go to sleep and when you wake up, we will have finished,&#8217;” Cardentey said this week in a phone interview.</p> <p>Cardentey kept her hospital bracelet. It has the date, Aug. 14, and part of the doctor’s name, Dr. Mahendra Amin, a gynecologist linked this week to allegations of unwanted hysterectomies and other procedures done on detained immigrant women that jeopardize their ability to have children.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.wfla.com/news/national/dems-to-probe-claim-of-mass-hysterectomies-on-immigrants-at-georgia-ice-center/" class="promo-link__link" > Dems to probe claim of ‘mass hysterectomies’ on immigrants at Georgia ICE center </a> </aside> <p>An Associated Press review of medical records for four women and interviews with lawyers revealed growing allegations that Amin performed surgeries and other procedures on detained immigrants that they never sought or didn&#8217;t fully understand. Although some procedures could be justified based on problems documented in the records, the women&#8217;s lack of consent or knowledge raises severe legal and ethical issues, lawyers and medical experts said.</p> <p>Amin has performed surgery or other gynecological treatment on at least eight women detained at Irwin County Detention Center since 2017, including one hysterectomy, said Andrew Free, an immigration and civil rights lawyer working with attorneys to investigate medical treatment at the detention center. Doctors on behalf of the attorneys are examining new records and more women are coming forward to report their treatment by Amin, Free said.</p> <p>“The indication is there&#8217;s a systemic lack of truly informed and legally valid consent to perform procedures that could ultimately result — intentionally or unintentionally — in sterilization,” he said.</p> <p>The AP&#8217;s review did not find evidence of mass hysterectomies as alleged in a widely shared complaint filed by a nurse at the detention center. Dawn Wooten alleged that many detained women were taken to an unnamed gynecologist whom she labeled the “uterus collector” because of how many hysterectomies he performed.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.wfla.com/news/national/nurse-georgia-immigration-jail-performed-questionable-hysterectomies/" class="promo-link__link" > Nurse: Georgia immigration jail performed questionable hysterectomies </a> </aside> <p>The complaint sparked a furious reaction from congressional Democrats and an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. It also evoked comparisons to previous government-sanctioned efforts in the U.S. to sterilize people to supposedly improve society — victims who were disproportionately poor, mentally disabled, American Indian, Black or other people of color. Thirty-three states had forced sterilization programs in the 20th century.</p> <p>But a lawyer who helped file the complaint said she never spoke to any women who had hysterectomies. Priyanka Bhatt, staff attorney at the advocacy group Project South,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/15/ice-covid-irwin-complaint-nurse/">told The Washington Post</a>&nbsp;that she included the hysterectomy allegations because she wanted to trigger an investigation to determine if they were true. Wooten did not answer questions at a press conference Tuesday, and Project South did not respond to interview requests Thursday on behalf of Bhatt or Wooten.</p> <p>Amin&nbsp;<a href="https://theintercept.com/2020/09/15/hysterectomies-ice-irwin-whistleblower/">told The Intercept</a>, which first reported Wooten&#8217;s complaint, that he has only performed one or two hysterectomies in the past three years. His attorney, Scott Grubman, said in a statement: “We look forward to all of the facts coming out, and are confident that once they do, Dr. Amin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”</p> <p>Grubman did not respond to new questions Thursday.</p> <p>Since 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it found records of two referrals for hysterectomies at the jail, which is in Ocilla, Georgia, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) from Atlanta.</p> <p>“Detainees are afforded informed consent, and a medical procedure like a hysterectomy would never be performed against a detainee’s will,” Dr. Ada Rivera, medical director of the ICE Health Service Corps that oversees health care in detention, said in a statement.</p> <p>LaSalle Corrections, which operates the jail, said it “strongly refutes these allegations and any implications of misconduct.”</p> <p>Women housed at Irwin County Detention Center who needed a gynecologist were typically taken to Amin, according to medical records provided to the AP by Free and lawyer Alexis Ruiz, who represents Cardentey. Interviews with detainees and their lawyers suggest some women came to fear the doctor.</p> <p>Records reviewed by the AP show one woman was given a psychiatric evaluation the same day she refused to undergo a surgical procedure known as dilation and curettage. Commonly known as a D&amp;C, it removes tissue from the uterus and can be used as a treatment for excessive bleeding. A note written on letterhead from Amin&#8217;s office said the woman was concerned.</p> <p>According to a written summary of her psychiatric evaluation, the woman said, “I am nervous about my upcoming procedure.&#8221;</p> <p>The summary says she denied needing mental health care and added: “I am worried because I saw someone else after they had surgery and what I saw scared me.&#8221;</p> <p>The AP also reviewed records for a woman who was given a hysterectomy. She reported irregular bleeding and was taken to see Amin for a D&amp;C. A lab study of the tissue found signs of early cancer, called carcinoma. Amin&#8217;s notes indicate the woman agreed 11 days later to the hysterectomy.</p> <p>Free, who spoke to the woman, said she felt pressured by Amin and “didn’t have the opportunity to say no&#8221; or speak to her family before the procedure.</p> <p>Doctors told the AP that a hysterectomy could have been appropriate due to the carcinoma, though there may have been less intrusive options available.</p> <p>Lawyers for both women asked that their names be withheld for fear of retaliation by immigration authorities.</p> <p>In another case, Pauline Binam, a 30-year-old woman who was brought to the U.S. from Cameroon when she was 2, saw Amin after experiencing an irregular menstrual cycle and was told to have a D&amp;C, said her attorney, Van Huynh.</p> <p>When she woke up from the surgery, Huynh said, she was told Amin had removed one of her two fallopian tubes, which connect the uterus to the ovaries and are necessary to conceive a child. Binam’s medical records indicate that the doctor discovered the tube was swollen.</p> <p>“She was shocked and sort of confronted him on that — that she hadn’t given her consent for him to proceed with that,” Huynh said. “The reply that he gave was they were in there anyway and found there was this problem.”</p> <p>While women can potentially still conceive with one intact tube and ovary, doctors who spoke to the AP said removal of the tube was likely unnecessary and should never have happened without Binam&#8217;s consent.</p> <p>The doctors also questioned how Amin discovered the swollen tube because performing a D&amp;C would not normally involve exploring a woman&#8217;s fallopian tubes.</p> <p>Dr. Julie Graves, a family medicine and public health physician in Florida, called the process “absolutely abhorrent.”</p> <p>&#8220;It’s established U.S. law that you don’t operate on everything that you find,&#8221; she said. “If you’re in a teaching hospital and an attending physician does something like that, it’s a scandal and they are fired.&#8221;</p> <p>Binam was on the verge of deportation Wednesday, but ICE delayed it after calls from members of Congress and a request for an emergency stay by her lawyer.</p> <p>Grubman, Amin’s lawyer, said in a statement that the doctor “has dedicated his adult life to treating a high-risk, underserved population in rural Georgia.”</p> <p>Amin completed medical school in India in 1978 and his residency in gynecology in New Jersey. He has practiced in rural Georgia for at least three decades, according to court filings. State corporate records also show Amin is the executive of a company that manages Irwin County Hospital.</p> <p>In 2013, state and federal investigators sued Amin, the hospital authority of Irwin County and a group of other doctors over allegations they falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid.</p> <p>The lawsuit alleged that nurses at Irwin County Hospital were trained to follow a doctor’s “standing orders” — described as “scripted procedures based on the nurse’s diagnosis.” That meant nurses often decided treatment plans, but they were billed to Medicaid and Medicare as if they doctor did, the lawsuit said.</p> <p>Investigators linked a standing order to Amin, alleging he required “certain tests always be run on pregnant patients, without any medical evaluation and regardless of her condition.”</p> <p>The lawsuit was settled in 2015 with no known sanctions against Amin. The hospital paid a $520,000 settlement, saying no doctor paid any of it and had been “released from any and all liability.”</p> <p>The Georgia Medical Board lists Amin as a doctor in good standing with no public disciplinary action. Board executive director LaSharn Hughes said records of investigations were confidential under state law.</p> <p>State prosecutors didn&#8217;t refer Amin to the medical board after the billing lawsuit because it didn&#8217;t involve specific allegations of patient harm, said Katie Byrd, a spokeswoman for Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr.</p> More detained migrant women allege unwanted surgeries, hysterectomies https://fox59.com/news/more-detained-migrant-women-allege-unwanted-surgeries-hysterectomies/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:f50f4976-0bb9-f2a2-a7e8-27e164140f8b Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:53:22 +0000 Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks. <p>HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks.</p> <p>The 39-year-old woman from Cuba was told only that she would undergo an operation to treat her ovarian cysts, but a month later, she&#8217;s still not sure what procedure she got. After Cardentey repeatedly requested her medical records to find out, Irwin County Detention Center gave her more than 100 pages showing a diagnosis of cysts but nothing from the day of the surgery.</p> <p>“The only thing they told me was: ‘You’re going to go to sleep and when you wake up, we will have finished,&#8217;” Cardentey said this week in a phone interview.</p> <p>Cardentey kept her hospital bracelet. It has the date, Aug. 14, and part of the doctor’s name, Dr. Mahendra Amin, a gynecologist linked this week to allegations of unwanted hysterectomies and other procedures done on detained immigrant women that jeopardize their ability to have children.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.wfla.com/news/national/dems-to-probe-claim-of-mass-hysterectomies-on-immigrants-at-georgia-ice-center/" class="promo-link__link" > Dems to probe claim of ‘mass hysterectomies’ on immigrants at Georgia ICE center </a> </aside> <p>An Associated Press review of medical records for four women and interviews with lawyers revealed growing allegations that Amin performed surgeries and other procedures on detained immigrants that they never sought or didn&#8217;t fully understand. Although some procedures could be justified based on problems documented in the records, the women&#8217;s lack of consent or knowledge raises severe legal and ethical issues, lawyers and medical experts said.</p> <p>Amin has performed surgery or other gynecological treatment on at least eight women detained at Irwin County Detention Center since 2017, including one hysterectomy, said Andrew Free, an immigration and civil rights lawyer working with attorneys to investigate medical treatment at the detention center. Doctors on behalf of the attorneys are examining new records and more women are coming forward to report their treatment by Amin, Free said.</p> <p>“The indication is there&#8217;s a systemic lack of truly informed and legally valid consent to perform procedures that could ultimately result — intentionally or unintentionally — in sterilization,” he said.</p> <p>The AP&#8217;s review did not find evidence of mass hysterectomies as alleged in a widely shared complaint filed by a nurse at the detention center. Dawn Wooten alleged that many detained women were taken to an unnamed gynecologist whom she labeled the “uterus collector” because of how many hysterectomies he performed.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.wfla.com/news/national/nurse-georgia-immigration-jail-performed-questionable-hysterectomies/" class="promo-link__link" > Nurse: Georgia immigration jail performed questionable hysterectomies </a> </aside> <p>The complaint sparked a furious reaction from congressional Democrats and an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. It also evoked comparisons to previous government-sanctioned efforts in the U.S. to sterilize people to supposedly improve society — victims who were disproportionately poor, mentally disabled, American Indian, Black or other people of color. Thirty-three states had forced sterilization programs in the 20th century.</p> <p>But a lawyer who helped file the complaint said she never spoke to any women who had hysterectomies. Priyanka Bhatt, staff attorney at the advocacy group Project South,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/15/ice-covid-irwin-complaint-nurse/">told The Washington Post</a>&nbsp;that she included the hysterectomy allegations because she wanted to trigger an investigation to determine if they were true. Wooten did not answer questions at a press conference Tuesday, and Project South did not respond to interview requests Thursday on behalf of Bhatt or Wooten.</p> <p>Amin&nbsp;<a href="https://theintercept.com/2020/09/15/hysterectomies-ice-irwin-whistleblower/">told The Intercept</a>, which first reported Wooten&#8217;s complaint, that he has only performed one or two hysterectomies in the past three years. His attorney, Scott Grubman, said in a statement: “We look forward to all of the facts coming out, and are confident that once they do, Dr. Amin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”</p> <p>Grubman did not respond to new questions Thursday.</p> <p>Since 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it found records of two referrals for hysterectomies at the jail, which is in Ocilla, Georgia, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) from Atlanta.</p> <p>“Detainees are afforded informed consent, and a medical procedure like a hysterectomy would never be performed against a detainee’s will,” Dr. Ada Rivera, medical director of the ICE Health Service Corps that oversees health care in detention, said in a statement.</p> <p>LaSalle Corrections, which operates the jail, said it “strongly refutes these allegations and any implications of misconduct.”</p> <p>Women housed at Irwin County Detention Center who needed a gynecologist were typically taken to Amin, according to medical records provided to the AP by Free and lawyer Alexis Ruiz, who represents Cardentey. Interviews with detainees and their lawyers suggest some women came to fear the doctor.</p> <p>Records reviewed by the AP show one woman was given a psychiatric evaluation the same day she refused to undergo a surgical procedure known as dilation and curettage. Commonly known as a D&amp;C, it removes tissue from the uterus and can be used as a treatment for excessive bleeding. A note written on letterhead from Amin&#8217;s office said the woman was concerned.</p> <p>According to a written summary of her psychiatric evaluation, the woman said, “I am nervous about my upcoming procedure.&#8221;</p> <p>The summary says she denied needing mental health care and added: “I am worried because I saw someone else after they had surgery and what I saw scared me.&#8221;</p> <p>The AP also reviewed records for a woman who was given a hysterectomy. She reported irregular bleeding and was taken to see Amin for a D&amp;C. A lab study of the tissue found signs of early cancer, called carcinoma. Amin&#8217;s notes indicate the woman agreed 11 days later to the hysterectomy.</p> <p>Free, who spoke to the woman, said she felt pressured by Amin and “didn’t have the opportunity to say no&#8221; or speak to her family before the procedure.</p> <p>Doctors told the AP that a hysterectomy could have been appropriate due to the carcinoma, though there may have been less intrusive options available.</p> <p>Lawyers for both women asked that their names be withheld for fear of retaliation by immigration authorities.</p> <p>In another case, Pauline Binam, a 30-year-old woman who was brought to the U.S. from Cameroon when she was 2, saw Amin after experiencing an irregular menstrual cycle and was told to have a D&amp;C, said her attorney, Van Huynh.</p> <p>When she woke up from the surgery, Huynh said, she was told Amin had removed one of her two fallopian tubes, which connect the uterus to the ovaries and are necessary to conceive a child. Binam’s medical records indicate that the doctor discovered the tube was swollen.</p> <p>“She was shocked and sort of confronted him on that — that she hadn’t given her consent for him to proceed with that,” Huynh said. “The reply that he gave was they were in there anyway and found there was this problem.”</p> <p>While women can potentially still conceive with one intact tube and ovary, doctors who spoke to the AP said removal of the tube was likely unnecessary and should never have happened without Binam&#8217;s consent.</p> <p>The doctors also questioned how Amin discovered the swollen tube because performing a D&amp;C would not normally involve exploring a woman&#8217;s fallopian tubes.</p> <p>Dr. Julie Graves, a family medicine and public health physician in Florida, called the process “absolutely abhorrent.”</p> <p>&#8220;It’s established U.S. law that you don’t operate on everything that you find,&#8221; she said. “If you’re in a teaching hospital and an attending physician does something like that, it’s a scandal and they are fired.&#8221;</p> <p>Binam was on the verge of deportation Wednesday, but ICE delayed it after calls from members of Congress and a request for an emergency stay by her lawyer.</p> <p>Grubman, Amin’s lawyer, said in a statement that the doctor “has dedicated his adult life to treating a high-risk, underserved population in rural Georgia.”</p> <p>Amin completed medical school in India in 1978 and his residency in gynecology in New Jersey. He has practiced in rural Georgia for at least three decades, according to court filings. State corporate records also show Amin is the executive of a company that manages Irwin County Hospital.</p> <p>In 2013, state and federal investigators sued Amin, the hospital authority of Irwin County and a group of other doctors over allegations they falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid.</p> <p>The lawsuit alleged that nurses at Irwin County Hospital were trained to follow a doctor’s “standing orders” — described as “scripted procedures based on the nurse’s diagnosis.” That meant nurses often decided treatment plans, but they were billed to Medicaid and Medicare as if they doctor did, the lawsuit said.</p> <p>Investigators linked a standing order to Amin, alleging he required “certain tests always be run on pregnant patients, without any medical evaluation and regardless of her condition.”</p> <p>The lawsuit was settled in 2015 with no known sanctions against Amin. The hospital paid a $520,000 settlement, saying no doctor paid any of it and had been “released from any and all liability.”</p> <p>The Georgia Medical Board lists Amin as a doctor in good standing with no public disciplinary action. Board executive director LaSharn Hughes said records of investigations were confidential under state law.</p> <p>State prosecutors didn&#8217;t refer Amin to the medical board after the billing lawsuit because it didn&#8217;t involve specific allegations of patient harm, said Katie Byrd, a spokeswoman for Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr.</p> Hackers reportedly take down City of Carmel website https://fox59.com/news/city-of-carmel-website-hacked/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:89828ae6-52e8-d892-cd20-eda6041bd0ef Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:10:42 +0000 CARMEL, Ind. &#8212; Officials in Carmel took to social media Friday to announce that the city&#8217;s website had been hacked. According to their Facebook and Twitter pages, Carmel&#8217;s website was taken down by hackers but only &#8220;temporarily.&#8221; The city released the following statement: The City of Carmel discovered shortly after 8 a.m. today that its [&#8230;] <p>CARMEL, Ind. &#8212; Officials in Carmel took to social media Friday to announce that the city&#8217;s <a href="https://www.carmel.in.gov/">website</a> had been hacked.</p> <p>According to their Facebook and Twitter pages, Carmel&#8217;s website was taken down by hackers but only &#8220;temporarily.&#8221;</p> <p>The city released the following statement:</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>The City of Carmel discovered shortly after 8 a.m. today that its website had been hacked. Our IT officials immediately took the site down. We are working to determine what happened and are also working to fix the matter as soon as possible.</p></blockquote> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofCarmel/posts/10158858980780956" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING NEWS &#8211; The City of Carmel&#39;s website has been hacked and will be down temporarily. We are working as fast as we can to get the matter resolved. <a href="https://t.co/7LNs2RzDbu">pic.twitter.com/7LNs2RzDbu</a></p>&mdash; City of Carmel, IN (@CITYOFCARMELIN) <a href="https://twitter.com/CITYOFCARMELIN/status/1306934805041426435?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 18, 2020</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p></p> City of Carmel website ‘hacked’ https://cbs4indy.com/news/city-of-carmel-website-hacked/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:9111bbf3-e2ce-ffaf-955e-b5582be86968 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:10:38 +0000 CARMEL, Ind. &#8212; Officials in Carmel took to social media Friday to announce that the city&#8217;s website had been hacked. According to their Facebook and Twitter pages, Carmel&#8217;s website was taken down by hackers but only &#8220;temporarily.&#8221; The city released the following statement: The City of Carmel discovered shortly after 8 a.m. today that its [&#8230;] <p>CARMEL, Ind. &#8212; Officials in Carmel took to social media Friday to announce that the city&#8217;s <a href="https://www.carmel.in.gov/">website</a> had been hacked.</p> <p>According to their Facebook and Twitter pages, Carmel&#8217;s website was taken down by hackers but only &#8220;temporarily.&#8221;</p> <p>The city released the following statement:</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>The City of Carmel discovered shortly after 8 a.m. today that its website had been hacked. Our IT officials immediately took the site down. We are working to determine what happened and are also working to fix the matter as soon as possible.</p></blockquote> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofCarmel/posts/10158858980780956" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING NEWS &#8211; The City of Carmel&#39;s website has been hacked and will be down temporarily. We are working as fast as we can to get the matter resolved. <a href="https://t.co/7LNs2RzDbu">pic.twitter.com/7LNs2RzDbu</a></p>&mdash; City of Carmel, IN (@CITYOFCARMELIN) <a href="https://twitter.com/CITYOFCARMELIN/status/1306934805041426435?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 18, 2020</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p></p> Dentists see surge of cracked teeth, emergency visits amid pandemic https://cbs4indy.com/this-morning/dentists-see-surge-of-cracked-teeth-emergency-visits-amid-pandemic/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:dc606765-b60b-27fe-a22e-8bb4e586600d Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:53:18 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; People saying they “hate going to the dentist” is a pretty common phrase. Six months into the pandemic, it turns out that more people are now being forced to go to the dentist. Dentists across the country are reporting a rise in patients with cracked teeth filling their waiting rooms. Cracked teeth are [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; People saying they “hate going to the dentist” is a pretty common phrase.</p> <p>Six months into the pandemic, it turns out that more people are now being forced to go to the dentist.</p> <p>Dentists across the country are reporting a rise in patients with cracked teeth filling their waiting rooms. Cracked teeth are a very common issue, but the sudden surge in cases is leaving some dentists scratching their heads.</p> <p>Turns out the cause for the increase may have pandemic-related causes.</p> <p>First, dentists say it’s possible some patients may have been putting off going to the dentist in fear of potential virus exposure. Even if you have a little problem, if you wait too long to get it fixed, it can easily turn into a much bigger issue.</p> <p>Another big cause could be pandemic-related stress. Dentists say stress can often lead to bruxism, or teeth grinding, and teeth grinding can lead to cracks and chips.</p> <p>Local dentist Doctor Michael Tillery of <a href="https://www.indyfamilydental.com/">Tillery Family Dental </a> says he’s also seeing a spike in patients with cracked teeth. While he says he can’t say for sure if it’s pandemic related, he can see the connection.</p> <p>“For those that we see that we know brux their teeth, we commonly see signs of stress, anxiety and depression. COVID adds all those things, uncertainty, overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, inability to cope, things like that. So, it’s logical to assume that with these factors present, the pandemic adds to bruxism which then adds to incidents of cracked teeth.”</p> <p>Tillery says symptoms of bruxism include waking up in the morning with achy and sore jaws. There’s also temporal mandibular joint pain in front of the ear and general tooth pain. He adds the best thing to do if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms is to visit a dentist right away.</p> <p>“I think the key for patients during this pandemic and during other times of added stress would be to see your dentist on a regular basis to be evaluated for these signs to see if you have them. Because, if they’re caught early enough they can be prevented,” Tillery said.</p> <p>Tillery adds that often times he finds that people’s hesitancy to for dental work isn’t so much about the actual procedure, rather the finding out of what may be wrong.</p> <p>His advice: it’s usually better, less painful, and a lot cheaper to address issues now, rather than later.</p> <p>“If you can catch things at an earlier stage, it’s not only economical, but you can usually go through a lot less trauma in terms of pain.”</p> 1 person dead, 2 others hurt in shooting at Terre Haute college house party https://cbs4indy.com/news/1-person-dead-2-others-hurt-in-shooting-at-terre-haute-college-house-party/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:0d1931b4-2bc3-a0e5-f9ff-04a71c71b592 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:49:19 +0000 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A person died and two others were injured in a shooting at a college house party in Terre Haute. The shooting happened at around 1:30 a.m. near 6th and Poplar streets. That’s less than a mile away from the campus of Indiana State University. One person was killed in the shooting, [&#8230;] <p>TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A person died and two others were injured in a shooting at a college house party in Terre Haute.</p> <p>The shooting happened at around 1:30 a.m. near 6<sup>th</sup> and Poplar streets. That’s less than a mile away from the campus of Indiana State University.</p> <p>One person was killed in the shooting, according to Terre Haute police. Two others went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.</p> No rain expected; cooler air for the weekend in central Indiana https://cbs4indy.com/weather/no-rain-but-cooler-air-for-the-weekend/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:daf48f7d-ad34-1a33-1975-92678194f9c2 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:36:36 +0000 Cold enough for a sweater this morning and not warming very quickly at all. Lots of sunshine for our Friday but we won&#8217;t return to the 60s until about lunchtime. The afternoon and evening will stay close to ten degrees below the average. With a gorgeous clear sky, beautiful sunrises and sunsets are expected but [&#8230;] <p>Cold enough for a sweater this morning and not warming very quickly at all. Lots of sunshine for our Friday but we won&#8217;t return to the 60s until about lunchtime. The afternoon and evening will stay close to ten degrees below the average. </p> <p>With a gorgeous clear sky, beautiful sunrises and sunsets are expected but overnight lows will drop rapidly. Lows this weekend will be in the 40s so don&#8217;t get up too early for any yard work&#8230;</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png" alt="" class="wp-image-536115" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Next-12-Hours-2.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Northern Indiana will be colder with a threat for frost. Plants south of Muncie will be safe for at least another week.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png" alt="" class="wp-image-536114" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/2020-Wx-Authority-11.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>This will be the official last weekend of summer but it&#8217;ll feel more like the first weekend of fall. Sweaters, flannels, anything fall-related are good for both Saturday and Sunday. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png" alt="" class="wp-image-536116" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020-2.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>No rain at all for the next week! High pressure stays in control for awhile and temperatures will slowly build over the next work week. Really does look like a gorgeous stretch of weather so make lots of plans to be outside. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png" alt="" class="wp-image-536118" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/7-DAY-AM-CBS-Derry-12.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> Starting Sunday, US will ban WeChat, TikTok for national security https://cbs4indy.com/news/starting-sunday-us-will-ban-wechat-tiktok-for-national-security/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:cf39a04f-9a7c-574c-526d-9a294c8ef960 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:28:29 +0000 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday. The order Friday was put into place, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to “combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data.&#8221; The government previously said that using and downloading the app [&#8230;] <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday.</p> <p>The order Friday was put into place, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to “combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data.&#8221;</p> <p>The government previously said that using and downloading the app to communicate won’t be a banned transaction, although messaging on the app “could be directly or indirectly impaired” by the ban, and people who use it for messaging won’t be subject to penalties.</p> <p>Some security experts have raised concerns that ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese company that owns TikTok, would maintain access to information on the 100 million TikTok users in the United States, creating a security risk.</p> Ban of WeChat, TikTok for national security reasons starts Sunday https://fox59.com/news/ban-of-wechat-tiktok-for-national-security-reasons-starts-sunday/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:8df85ef2-ae8d-036c-1516-f1562c7be77b Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:28:27 +0000 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday. The order Friday was put into place, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to “combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data.&#8221; The government previously said that using and downloading the app [&#8230;] <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday.</p> <p>The order Friday was put into place, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to “combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data.&#8221;</p> <p>The government previously said that using and downloading the app to communicate won’t be a banned transaction, although messaging on the app “could be directly or indirectly impaired” by the ban, and people who use it for messaging won’t be subject to penalties.</p> <p>Some security experts have raised concerns that ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese company that owns TikTok, would maintain access to information on the 100 million TikTok users in the United States, creating a security risk.</p> 1 person dead, 2 others wounded in shooting at college house party in Terre Haute https://fox59.com/news/1-person-dead-2-others-wounded-at-college-house-party-in-terre-haute/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:12e3656a-481d-8afd-4254-f79181320e73 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:21:03 +0000 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A person died and two others were injured in a shooting at a college house party in Terre Haute. The shooting happened at around 1:30 a.m. near 6th and Poplar streets. That’s about two miles away from the campus of Indiana State University. One person was killed in the shooting, according [&#8230;] <p>TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A person died and two others were injured in a shooting at a college house party in Terre Haute.</p> <p>The shooting happened at around 1:30 a.m. near 6<sup>th</sup> and Poplar streets. That’s about two miles away from the campus of Indiana State University.</p> <p>One person was killed in the shooting, according to Terre Haute police. Two others went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.</p> We’re saying goodbye to Ray Cortopassi on FOX59 Morning News https://fox59.com/morning-news/were-saying-goodbye-to-ray-cortopassi-on-fox59-morning-news/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:f529caf3-0395-7bc3-54c1-9b6aa937d47b Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:58:08 +0000 It&#8217;s a tough day on FOX59 Morning News! Our beloved colleague and morning anchor Ray Cortopassi is leaving us. Ray got a job at WGN in Chicago, his hometown. He&#8217;s brought such great energy, fun and compassion to the station&#8211;and we are going to miss him! For his last day, we&#8217;re looking back with some [&#8230;] <p>It&#8217;s a tough day on FOX59 Morning News!</p> <p>Our beloved colleague and morning anchor Ray Cortopassi is leaving us. Ray got a job at WGN in Chicago, his hometown.</p> <p>He&#8217;s brought such great energy, fun and compassion to the station&#8211;and we are going to miss him!</p> <p>For his last day, we&#8217;re looking back with some favorite memories and sharing messages for him.</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p2"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5862599","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p2","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"fox59.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.wxin&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://fox59.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5862599%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3Dna003"}},"accessKey":"rvVKpA5OEbgBlcxqNgTZVF5W1wDyDm7q","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODYyNTk5IiwiaXNzIjoicnZWS3BBNU9FYmdCbGN4cU5nVFpWRjVXMXdEeURtN3EiLCJleHAiOjE2MDA0MzM5ODZ9.Ooy-GNx1dRlTz4C5paCZ8McWMM32_GuX3yGWpUC5Y4g","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://suhvws6r4sqg3lgphji3zblmva.gcdn.anvato.net/wxin/video/video_studio/1471/20/09/18/5862599/5862599_61D7D02031C14296B975087F895CA027_200918_5862599_Gov__Holcomb_s_farewell_message_for_Ray_2500.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p3"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5862607","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p3","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"fox59.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.wxin&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://fox59.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5862607%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3Dna003"}},"accessKey":"rvVKpA5OEbgBlcxqNgTZVF5W1wDyDm7q","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODYyNjA3IiwiaXNzIjoicnZWS3BBNU9FYmdCbGN4cU5nVFpWRjVXMXdEeURtN3EiLCJleHAiOjE2MDA0MzM5ODZ9.thP3unCRB1c2uy3hyk2j-GCitltb8fAn0MNNuKEV8og","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://suhvws6r4sqg3lgphji3zblmva.gcdn.anvato.net/wxin/video/video_studio/1471/20/09/18/5862607/5862607_7BBEBEDF93DA42AA8E1DC1C44A83AEA4_200918_5862607_Former_Mayor_Greg_Ballard_bids_farewell_to_Ray_2500.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> Count Me Indy in final push of Hoosier census campaign https://cbs4indy.com/news/count-me-indy-in-final-push-of-hoosier-census-campaign/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:fe2115c8-c744-7b1c-ba20-5604738e756d Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:04:16 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS – The Census Bureau and Count Me Indy are on a final campaign push, encouraging Hoosiers to fill out their Census forms. The Census, which aims to count everyone living in the United States, helps determine how the federal government distributes money to state and local governments and specific programs. Because the census is [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS – The Census Bureau and Count Me Indy are on a final campaign push, encouraging Hoosiers to fill out their Census forms.</p> <p>The Census, which aims to count everyone living in the United States, helps determine how the federal government distributes money to state and local governments and specific programs. </p> <p>Because the census is taking place amid a pandemic, organizations like Count Me Indy had to cancel their community events at local libraries and neighborhoods. Then, the Census Bureau announced it was changing the deadline and would need everyone counted by September 30<sup>th</sup>, 2020 instead of October.</p> <p>“Now, they’re saying because of the operational deadlines and things they have to have to the president by the end of the year, our deadline is actually September 30<sup>th</sup>,” Callie Kennington of Count Me Indy told CBS4.&nbsp;</p> <p>As of September 15<sup>th</sup>, Count Me Indy said the self-response rate from Indianapolis homes was 65.1 percent. Between self-response, door-to-door counting and public outreach, about 88 percent of Marion County homes had filled out their paperwork.&nbsp;</p> <p>“If we don’t have an accurate count, we will simply not have the amount of money we should have the resources we should have to support our community,” Kennington said.</p> <p>One organization that is concerned is The Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis. It serves about 6,000 youth in the metro.</p> <p>“We provide out of school time programming, character and leadership development, health and life skills programs, academic success and college and career readiness programs,” LeAnne Harris, the Senior Director of Club Operations, said. “If we go away, there are a lot of young people and unmet needs.”</p> <p>Harris said it costs $4.8 million to run the program. About a third of that comes from federal funding. The money is especially needed since the the organization was forced to shut down in March due to the pandemic and then reopened with a limited amount of kids.</p> <p>“So, you’re at a critical point here,” anchor Angela Brauer asked.</p> <p>“We are,” Harris said.</p> <p>The Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis said if people did not fill out the census and their federal funding was cut, they would likely need to close their 12 school sites.</p> <p>“We have to provide meals so it’s very important,” Harris stressed.</p> <p>Count Me Indy wanted to clarify a few things:</p> <ul><li>The information you turn in on your census cannot be used or seen by anyone, including ICE or the president, for 72 years</li></ul> <ul><li>Everyone who was sleeping in your household as of April 1<sup>st</sup>, 2020 should be counted on your census. That includes children ages 0-4, who account for the most undercounted demographic nationwide</li></ul> <ul><li>Students who attended college should fill out the census where they were&nbsp;<em>supposed&nbsp;</em>to be residing. In other words, if your teen was attending Indiana University but headed home early due to the pandemic, Count Me Indy says they should fill out the census as though they were living on campus</li></ul> <p>US Census workers are going door-to-door to try and get everyone counted.</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>“Please get your census form filled out. It impacts not only Boys and Girls Clubs but so many youth serving and family serving organizations in ways that I think people just don’t realize,” Harris said, in one final plea.</p><p>“Think of the resources they’ll use! Free and reduced school lunch programs, the national school lunch programs, after school programs that support them, possibly SNAP, possibly health services, mental health services and funded by the census, programs that support people with disabilities,” Kennington added. “That’s crucial to have that support for those services.”</p></blockquote> Best weather of 2020 underway; frosty night ahead? https://fox59.com/weather/best-weather-of-2020-underway-frosty-night-ahead/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:4aef7f7a-dc01-9a31-3e36-362c5ba7ef01 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:49:26 +0000 Skies are clear and temperatures are cool to open the morning and weekend! Sunshine will dominant the day, as highs reach the upper 60s. A clear sky tonight will mark the coolest air of season, chilliest since mid-May. A frost advisory tonight will kick in at 2 a.m. for our extreme northern counties. No rain [&#8230;] <p>Skies are clear and temperatures are cool to open the morning and weekend! Sunshine will dominant the day, as highs reach the upper 60s. </p> <p>A clear sky tonight will mark the coolest air of season, chilliest since mid-May. A frost advisory tonight will kick in at 2 a.m. for our extreme northern counties. No rain in the forecast for the next seven days!</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png" alt="" class="wp-image-881938" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png 1280w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/SKY-Forecast-Today-1.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png" alt="" class="wp-image-881940" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png 1280w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/FOOTBALL-2020.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png" alt="" class="wp-image-881941" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png 1280w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/weekend-planner-2020.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png" alt="" class="wp-image-881942" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png 1280w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/JIM-7-DAY-AM-12.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Drought conditions are becoming worrisome! The lack of rainfall is creating some issues now with burn bans taking effect. Indianapolis has not seen a heavy downpour since mid August! So far this month, we have only received 0.04&#8243; of rain. If the month ended today, it would stand as the driest September ever on record!</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png" alt="" class="wp-image-881949" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png 1280w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/AVERAGE-COMPUTER-RAINFALL.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/20200915_IN_text.jpg?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-881950" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/20200915_IN_text.jpg 1056w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/20200915_IN_text.jpg?resize=116,90 116w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/20200915_IN_text.jpg?resize=300,232 300w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/20200915_IN_text.jpg?resize=768,593 768w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/20200915_IN_text.jpg?resize=932,720 932w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/20200915_IN_text.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> While You Were Sleeping: Coronavirus updates for September 18 https://cbs4indy.com/news/coronavirus/while-you-were-sleeping-coronavirus-updates-for-september-18/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:322f60c6-ead9-020b-ec54-161ec38aa2dc Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:07:38 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS — There were several developments in the coronavirus pandemic that you may have missed overnight. Here’s a look: Hope for stimulus package. After weeks of stalled negotiations on a new stimulus relief bill, Democratic and Republican leaders both expressed a willingness to work together again but they are still hundreds of billions of dollars [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS — There were several developments in the coronavirus pandemic that you may have missed overnight.</p> <p>Here’s a look:</p> <p><strong><a href="https://cbs4indy.com/news/national-world/democratic-and-republican-leaders-express-willingness-to-work-together-on-stimulus-relief-bill/">Hope for stimulus package</a>. </strong>After weeks of stalled negotiations on a new stimulus relief bill, Democratic and Republican leaders both expressed a willingness to work together again but they are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart from each other and from the White House, on their respective stimulus measures.</p> <p>“We want to have an agreement. And we will stay until we have an agreement,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday at a press conference focused on the importance of testing<a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/us-news/how-to-watch-the-newsnation-television-broadcast/">.</a></p> <p>Pelosi asserts Democrats have been the more flexible party on negotiations for a stimulus package.</p> <p>Under her leadership, Democrats’ HEROES ACT called for more than $3 trillion for various stimulus measures. Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer have since come down to a $2.2 trillion package.</p> <p>“We have compromised,” said Pelosi. “We came down a trillion dollars, we asked them to go up a trillion dollars. Instead they went down.”</p> <p>Republicans’ most recent stimulus package, introduced last week in the Senate, totaled somewhere between $500 billion and $700 billion. The bill, according to sources within Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, called for $300 billion in new spending and hundreds of billions more in additional funding that was repurposed from previous stimulus measures.</p> <p>The Republican bill is about $800 billion less than where President Trump stands. The President expressed support for larger deal worth $1.5 trillion Wednesday.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://cbs4indy.com/news/epa-approves-pine-sol-to-kill-coronavirus-on-surfaces/">FDA approved</a></strong>. Pine-Sol has approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “for kill claims against SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on hard non-porous surfaces,” <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pine-sol-original-multi-surface-cleaner-receives-approval-for-sars-cov-2-virus-kill-claims-301125667.html" target="_blank">according to a company news release</a>.</p> <p>The common household cleaner, a product of Clorox Company, was tested by a third-party laboratory and proved to be effective against the virus with a “10-minute contact time on hard non-porous surfaces.”</p> <p>“Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner now offers the clean families have trusted through generations with the protection they need right now against the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,” Chris Hyder, vice president and general manager of the cleaning division at Clorox, said in a statement. “We hope this new Pine-Sol kill claim will increase access to disinfectants that can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”</p> <p>The company recommends using Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner at full strength with a clean sponge or cloth on hard, nonporous surfaces. For wet surfaces, let stand 10 minutes, and then rinse.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://cbs4indy.com/news/what-experts-want-you-to-know-about-indianas-covid-19-spread-rate/">Encouraging signs</a>.</strong> Health officials are encouraged by Indiana’s latest COVID-19 spread rate, which is one of the lowest in the country.</p> <p>But that doesn’t mean Hoosiers should stop taking precautions. Some say it only proves they need to be continued.</p> <p>One way scientists measure the spread of a disease is known as the Reproductive rate, R-naught, or RO. No matter what you call it— the data shows how many people an infected person will infect.</p> <p>“R-naught above one tell us that the disease is going to be spreading, R-naught below one tells us that the disease is going away,” said Regenstrief Institute Vice President of Data and Analytics Dr. Shaun Grannis.</p> <p>“Indiana has one of the lowest spread rates in the nation right now,” said Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box. “[It is] less than one, which I am very proud of.”</p> <p>At last check— Indiana’s spread rate was .95.</p> <p>“That tells us that in general, the spread of the coronavirus, right now, is declining, so I think that’s encouraging,” said Grannis.</p> <p>Infectious disease experts say it’s indicative of the precautions Hoosiers are taking to stop the spread, including masks and social distancing.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://cbs4indy.com/news/coronavirus/johns-hopkins-tally-shows-covid-19-cases-topped-30-million-worldwide/">Cases top 30 million</a>. </strong>Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.</p> <p>The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins researchers.</p> <p>The number increased by 10 million in just over a month; global cases passed 20 million on August 12.</p> <p>The United States leads the by-country count with at least 6,675,560 reported cases, followed by India with at least 5,214,677 and Brazil at 4,455, 386, the numbers showed.</p> <p>Individual numbers could vary as the university&#8217;s tally sometimes lags behind country reports.</p> <p>The U.S. also leads in the number of deaths at 197,643, followed by Brazil at 134,935 and India with a death toll of 84,372, the tally showed.</p> While You Were Sleeping: Coronavirus updates for September 18 https://fox59.com/news/coronavirus/while-you-were-sleeping-coronavirus-updates-for-september-18/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:7e408c7e-a600-c5c1-7424-bd016bc9cfd5 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:05:58 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS — There were several developments in the coronavirus pandemic that you may have missed overnight. Here’s a look: Hope for stimulus package. After weeks of stalled negotiations on a new stimulus relief bill, Democratic and Republican leaders both expressed a willingness to work together again but they are still hundreds of billions of dollars [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS — There were several developments in the coronavirus pandemic that you may have missed overnight.</p> <p>Here’s a look:</p> <p><strong><a href="https://fox59.com/news/national-world/democratic-and-republican-leaders-express-willingness-to-work-together-on-stimulus-relief-bill/">Hope for stimulus package</a>. </strong>After weeks of stalled negotiations on a new stimulus relief bill, Democratic and Republican leaders both expressed a willingness to work together again but they are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart from each other and from the White House, on their respective stimulus measures.</p> <p>“We want to have an agreement. And we will stay until we have an agreement,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday at a press conference focused on the importance of testing<a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/us-news/how-to-watch-the-newsnation-television-broadcast/">.</a></p> <p>Pelosi asserts Democrats have been the more flexible party on negotiations for a stimulus package.</p> <p>Under her leadership, Democrats’ HEROES ACT called for more than $3 trillion for various stimulus measures. Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer have since come down to a $2.2 trillion package.</p> <p>“We have compromised,” said Pelosi. “We came down a trillion dollars, we asked them to go up a trillion dollars. Instead they went down.”</p> <p>Republicans’ most recent stimulus package, introduced last week in the Senate, totaled somewhere between $500 billion and $700 billion. The bill, according to sources within Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, called for $300 billion in new spending and hundreds of billions more in additional funding that was repurposed from previous stimulus measures.</p> <p>The Republican bill is about $800 billion less than where President Trump stands. The President expressed support for larger deal worth $1.5 trillion Wednesday.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://fox59.com/news/epa-approves-pine-sol-to-kill-coronavirus-on-surfaces/">FDA approved</a></strong>. Pine-Sol has approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “for kill claims against SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on hard non-porous surfaces,” <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pine-sol-original-multi-surface-cleaner-receives-approval-for-sars-cov-2-virus-kill-claims-301125667.html" target="_blank">according to a company news release</a>.</p> <p>The common household cleaner, a product of Clorox Company, was tested by a third-party laboratory and proved to be effective against the virus with a “10-minute contact time on hard non-porous surfaces.”</p> <p>“Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner now offers the clean families have trusted through generations with the protection they need right now against the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,” Chris Hyder, vice president and general manager of the cleaning division at Clorox, said in a statement. “We hope this new Pine-Sol kill claim will increase access to disinfectants that can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”</p> <p>The company recommends using Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner at full strength with a clean sponge or cloth on hard, nonporous surfaces. For wet surfaces, let stand 10 minutes, and then rinse.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://fox59.com/news/what-experts-say-about-indianas-low-spread-rate/">Encouraging signs</a>.</strong> Health officials are encouraged by Indiana’s latest COVID-19 spread rate, which is one of the lowest in the country.</p> <p>But that doesn’t mean Hoosiers should stop taking precautions. Some say it only proves they need to be continued.</p> <p>One way scientists measure the spread of a disease is known as the Reproductive rate, R-naught, or RO. No matter what you call it— the data shows how many people an infected person will infect.</p> <p>“R-naught above one tell us that the disease is going to be spreading, R-naught below one tells us that the disease is going away,” said Regenstrief Institute Vice President of Data and Analytics Dr. Shaun Grannis.</p> <p>“Indiana has one of the lowest spread rates in the nation right now,” said Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box. “[It is] less than one, which I am very proud of.”</p> <p>At last check— Indiana’s spread rate was .95.</p> <p>“That tells us that in general, the spread of the coronavirus, right now, is declining, so I think that’s encouraging,” said Grannis.</p> <p>Infectious disease experts say it’s indicative of the precautions Hoosiers are taking to stop the spread, including masks and social distancing.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://fox59.com/news/coronavirus/global-virus-cases-top-30-million-according-to-johns-hopkins-tally/">Cases top 30 million</a>. </strong>Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.</p> <p>The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins researchers.</p> <p>The number increased by 10 million in just over a month; global cases passed 20 million on August 12.</p> <p>The United States leads the by-country count with at least 6,675,560 reported cases, followed by India with at least 5,214,677 and Brazil at 4,455, 386, the numbers showed.</p> <p>Individual numbers could vary as the university&#8217;s tally sometimes lags behind country reports.</p> <p>The U.S. also leads in the number of deaths at 197,643, followed by Brazil at 134,935 and India with a death toll of 84,372, the tally showed.</p> Johns Hopkins tally shows COVID-19 cases topped 30 million worldwide https://cbs4indy.com/news/coronavirus/johns-hopkins-tally-shows-covid-19-cases-topped-30-million-worldwide/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:35aaa456-1e4b-2df4-636e-8a9c3f54df0c Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:03:10 +0000 LONDON &#8211; Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins [&#8230;] <p>LONDON &#8211; Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.</p> <p>The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins researchers.</p> <p>The number increased by 10 million in just over a month; global cases passed 20 million on August 12.</p> <p>The United States leads the by-country count with at least 6,675,560 reported cases, followed by India with at least 5,214,677 and Brazil at 4,455, 386, the numbers showed.</p> <p>Individual numbers could vary as the university&#8217;s tally sometimes lags behind country reports.</p> <p>The U.S. also leads in the number of deaths at 197,643, followed by Brazil at 134,935 and India with a death toll of 84,372, the tally showed.</p> Global coronavirus cases top 30 million, according to Johns Hopkins tally https://fox59.com/news/coronavirus/global-virus-cases-top-30-million-according-to-johns-hopkins-tally/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:b5e92274-3a9f-2583-d9aa-bcb8f03f304e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 09:02:28 +0000 LONDON &#8211; Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins [&#8230;] <p>LONDON &#8211; Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.</p> <p>The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins researchers.</p> <p>The number increased by 10 million in just over a month; global cases passed 20 million on August 12.</p> <p>The United States leads the by-country count with at least 6,675,560 reported cases, followed by India with at least 5,214,677 and Brazil at 4,455, 386, the numbers showed.</p> <p>Individual numbers could vary as the university&#8217;s tally sometimes lags behind country reports.</p> <p>The U.S. also leads in the number of deaths at 197,643, followed by Brazil at 134,935 and India with a death toll of 84,372, the tally showed.</p> Colts cancel tailgating for home opener, other lots allowing tailgaters https://fox59.com/sports/colts/colts-cancel-tailgating-for-home-opener-other-lots-allowing-tailgaters/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:e06cee53-a5a4-f50b-d378-b33b20821b5f Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:48:17 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts are back at Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday to take on the Minnesota Vikings. But things will look a little different this year with limited ticket sales and tailgating opportunities because of COVID-19. The Colts recently made the decision to only have 2,500 fans for the home opener, and also canceled [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts are back at Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday to take on the Minnesota Vikings. </p> <p>But things will look a little different this year with limited ticket sales and tailgating opportunities because of COVID-19.</p> <p>The Colts recently made the decision to only have <a href="https://fox59.com/sports/colts/indianapolis-colts-announce-2500-fan-capacity-at-lucas-oil-stadium-for-home-opener/">2,500 fans</a> for the home opener, and also canceled tailgating in <a href="https://www.colts.com/game-day/parking-transportation">their lots</a> and Touchdown Town. They say it was a tough decision.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-tlvIZYLl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=tlvIZYLl&#038;cid=9864&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p> “Unfortunately due to COVID and the fluid nature of this pandemic, for the foreseeable future, there’s not going to be any tailgating in the stadium lots,” explained Steve Campbell, VP of communications with the Colts. “We’ll keep meeting with the health department and with health officials as the season moves along and see if there are things that we can add to the experience. But it’s better to be safe than sorry and that’s we’re doing right now.”</p> <p>Security will enforce the no tailgating rule at Colts-owned lots – that includes the South Lot, the Northwest Lot and Lot A.</p> <p>At other parking lots, it’s up to the owners.</p> <p>Some lots are following the team’s lead on this. <a href="https://hurstbeans.com/">N.K. Hurst</a> will have their lot open for parking but will not allow tailgating.</p> <p>“We’re going to space them in, it’s a family pod, one or two cars. But there will be space for 200 cars,” said Rick Hurst, president of N.K. Hurst. “It’s just a different time so that’s what we’re doing and hopefully when all this is over we’ll go back to what we did in 2019.”</p> <p>When asked about enforcement in the lot, Hurst said Colts fans are very courteous and he doesn’t expect any issues.</p> <p>“We’re not going to have the COVID police standing out there with people telling you you can’t tailgate,” he said. “People are very respectful and the Colts fans, they all understand. I mean, the Colts are allowing 2,500 fans to come to their games and it’s already hard enough. We expect everybody to abide by those rules.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, <a href="https://gatetenevents.com/">Gate Ten Events and Parking</a> will allow tailgating in their lots.</p> <p>In a statement, the company says they will space groups apart and encouraging fans to wear masks.</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p><em>“We&#8217;ve reviewed the CDC Guidelines and feel that spacing groups apart will be the most prudent thing to do. We encourage people to wear masks except when eating or drinking. We want people to have a good time but do it as safely as possible. We will reevaluate after the first game and see how people respond to the guidelines. We need to make sure people are listening and demonstrating some common sense.”</em></p></blockquote> <p>The company usually sees nearly 3,000 cars in its lots but anticipates closer to 300 for the Vikings game.</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p><em>“Our entire operation is dependent on people attending conventions, sporting events, concerts, etc. The cancellation of all the conventions and limiting of fans at Colts games is going to have a major impact on us this year and next dropping our annual sales by 90%.”</em></p></blockquote> <p>The pandemic has hit the business hard and they are excited to welcome back fans safely, even if it looks a little different.</p> <p>Colts fans are encouraged to find a safe way to support their team. Colts officials remind fans, if they plan on coming downtown for the home opener, to check with wherever their parking to see what their rules are on tailgating.</p> <p>“With this pandemic there are a lot of disappointing factors with our season but everyone across the planet and across the county is going through something, so we’re not going to complain,” explained Campbell. “We’re just going to put one foot in front of the other and it’s our job to put on football games and entertain folks. So, that’s what we’re going to focus all of our efforts on and make sure that we can have a safe season and an enjoyable season.”</p> <p>Colts take on the Vikings on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.</p> Tailgating and fan experience will change for the Colts’ home opener https://cbs4indy.com/news/tailgating-and-fan-experience-will-change-for-the-colts-home-opener/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:14bd1e9b-f7f4-ad0f-9343-98d85722b447 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:48:11 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts are back at Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday to take on the Minnesota Vikings. But things will look a little different this year with limited ticket sales and tailgating opportunities because of COVID-19. The Colts recently made the decision to only have 2,500 fans for the home opener, and also canceled [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts are back at Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday to take on the Minnesota Vikings. </p> <p>But things will look a little different this year with limited ticket sales and tailgating opportunities because of COVID-19.</p> <p>The Colts recently made the decision to only have <a href="https://cbs4indy.com/sports/colts/colts-to-allow-2500-fans-at-sept-20-home-opener/">2,500 fans</a> for the home opener, and also canceled tailgating in <a href="https://www.colts.com/game-day/parking-transportation">their lots</a> and Touchdown Town. They say it was a tough decision.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-0NHsZbKl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=0NHsZbKl&#038;cid=9865&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p>&nbsp;“Unfortunately due to COVID and the fluid nature of this pandemic, for the foreseeable future, there’s not going to be any tailgating in the stadium lots,” explained Steve Campbell, VP of communications with the Colts. “We’ll keep meeting with the health department and with health officials as the season moves along and see if there are things that we can add to the experience. But it’s better to be safe than sorry and that’s we’re doing right now.”</p> <p>Security will enforce the no tailgating rule at Colts-owned lots – that includes the South Lot, the Northwest Lot and Lot A.</p> <p>At other parking lots, it’s up to the owners.</p> <p>Some lots are following the team’s lead on this. <a href="https://hurstbeans.com/">N.K. Hurst</a> will have their lot open for parking but will not allow tailgating.</p> <p>“We’re going to space them in, it’s a family pod, one or two cars. But there will be space for 200 cars,” said Rick Hurst, president of N.K. Hurst. “It’s just a different time so that’s what we’re doing and hopefully when all this is over we’ll go back to what we did in 2019.”</p> <p>When asked about enforcement in the lot, Hurst said Colts fans are very courteous and he doesn’t expect any issues.</p> <p>“We’re not going to have the COVID police standing out there with people telling you you can’t tailgate,” he said. “People are very respectful and the Colts fans, they all understand. I mean, the Colts are allowing 2,500 fans to come to their games and it’s already hard enough. We expect everybody to abide by those rules.”</p> <p>Meanwhile, <a href="https://gatetenevents.com/">Gate Ten Events and Parking</a> will allow tailgating in their lots.</p> <p>In a statement, the company says they will space groups apart and encouraging fans to wear masks.</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p><em>“We&#8217;ve reviewed the CDC Guidelines and feel that spacing groups apart will be the most prudent thing to do. We encourage people to wear masks except when eating or drinking. We want people to have a good time but do it as safely as possible. We will reevaluate after the first game and see how people respond to the guidelines. We need to make sure people are listening and demonstrating some common sense.”</em></p></blockquote> <p>The company usually sees nearly 3,000 cars in its lots but anticipates closer to 300 for the Vikings game.</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p><em>“Our entire operation is dependent on people attending conventions, sporting events, concerts, etc. The cancellation of all the conventions and limiting of fans at Colts games is going to have a major impact on us this year and next dropping our annual sales by 90%.”</em></p></blockquote> <p>The pandemic has hit the business hard and they are excited to welcome back fans safely, even if it looks a little different.</p> <p>Colts fans are encouraged to find a safe way to support their team. Colts officials remind fans, if they plan on coming downtown for the home opener, to check with wherever their parking to see what their rules are on tailgating.</p> <p>“With this pandemic there are a lot of disappointing factors with our season but everyone across the planet and across the county is going through something, so we’re not going to complain,” explained Campbell. “We’re just going to put one foot in front of the other and it’s our job to put on football games and entertain folks. So, that’s what we’re going to focus all of our efforts on and make sure that we can have a safe season and an enjoyable season.”</p> <p>Colts take on the Vikings on Sunday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.</p> Democratic and Republican leaders express willingness to work together on stimulus relief bill https://cbs4indy.com/news/national-world/democratic-and-republican-leaders-express-willingness-to-work-together-on-stimulus-relief-bill/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:3f2c01c7-3f1c-c245-5036-137c3db85a70 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:34:51 +0000 After weeks of stalled negotiations on a new stimulus relief bill, Democratic and Republican leaders both expressed a willingness to work together again but they are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart from each other and from the White House, on their respective stimulus measures. <p>WASHINGTON (<a href="http://www.newsnationnow.com/">NewsNation Now</a>) — After weeks of stalled negotiations on a new stimulus relief bill, Democratic and Republican leaders both expressed a willingness to work together again but they are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart from each other and from the White House, on their respective stimulus measures.</p> <p>&#8220;We want to have an agreement. And we will stay until we have an agreement,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a Thursday morning press conference focused on the importance of testing. </p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/us-news/how-to-watch-the-newsnation-television-broadcast/" class="promo-link__link" > How to watch NewsNation: WGNA Channel Finder </a> </aside> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/download-the-newsnation-now-app/" class="promo-link__link" > Download the NewsNationNow app </a> </aside> <p>Pelosi asserts Democrats have been the more flexible party on negotiations for a stimulus package.</p> <p>Under her leadership, Democrats&#8217; HEROES ACT called for more than $3 trillion for various stimulus measures. Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer have since come down to a $2.2 trillion package.</p> <p>&#8220;We have compromised,&#8221; said Pelosi. &#8220;We came down a trillion dollars, we asked them to go up a trillion dollars. Instead they went down.&#8221;</p> <p>Republicans&#8217; most recent stimulus package, introduced last week in the Senate, totaled somewhere between $500 billion and $700 billion. The bill, according to sources within Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, called for $300 billion in new spending and hundreds of billions more in additional funding that was repurposed from previous stimulus measures.</p> <p>The Republican bill is about $800 billion less than where President Trump stands. The President expressed support for larger deal worth $1.5 trillion Wednesday.</p> <p>&#8220;Oh I want to be back at the negotiating table,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. &#8220;I don&#8217;t believe Speaker Pelosi actually wants to come to an agreement.&#8221;</p> <p>In a policy reversal, McCarthy says Republicans are willing to compromise on some Democrat priorities like adding funding for struggling state and local governments. The most recent GOP stimulus bill had no money for state and local governments. When asked if that may change, McCarthy said they already put $100 billion towards the states. </p> <p>&#8220;No, we put $100 billion already toward the states,&#8221; said McCarthy. &#8220;I think the states need help and assistance, we&#8217;re more than willing to help with that.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s a moving target right now,” said Alabama Republican Gary Palmer.</p> <p>Palmer said he wants a deal, but said Democrats included too many non-pandemic related issues in their bill.&nbsp; </p> <p>&#8220;It needs to be directly related to what the businesses and states are dealing with,&#8221; said Palmer </p> <p>Michigan Democrat Dan Kildee says both sides agree on many of the most important priorities like funding for testing, schools and unemployment. He said Republicans, mainly Sen. McConnell, have to meet Democrats halfway on spending.</p> <p>&#8220;He was at a trillion, now he&#8217;s at a half a trillion. Back home we&#8217;d call that bad faith negotiation,” said Kildee.</p> Democratic and Republican leaders express willingness to work together on stimulus relief bill https://fox59.com/news/national-world/democratic-and-republican-leaders-express-willingness-to-work-together-on-stimulus-relief-bill/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:cdb937c1-8fcd-882e-56ef-eb97c829c2b6 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:34:39 +0000 After weeks of stalled negotiations on a new stimulus relief bill, Democratic and Republican leaders both expressed a willingness to work together again but they are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart from each other and from the White House, on their respective stimulus measures. <p>WASHINGTON (<a href="http://www.newsnationnow.com/">NewsNation Now</a>) — After weeks of stalled negotiations on a new stimulus relief bill, Democratic and Republican leaders both expressed a willingness to work together again but they are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart from each other and from the White House, on their respective stimulus measures.</p> <p>&#8220;We want to have an agreement. And we will stay until we have an agreement,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a Thursday morning press conference focused on the importance of testing. </p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/us-news/how-to-watch-the-newsnation-television-broadcast/" class="promo-link__link" > How to watch NewsNation: WGNA Channel Finder </a> </aside> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/download-the-newsnation-now-app/" class="promo-link__link" > Download the NewsNationNow app </a> </aside> <p>Pelosi asserts Democrats have been the more flexible party on negotiations for a stimulus package.</p> <p>Under her leadership, Democrats&#8217; HEROES ACT called for more than $3 trillion for various stimulus measures. Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer have since come down to a $2.2 trillion package.</p> <p>&#8220;We have compromised,&#8221; said Pelosi. &#8220;We came down a trillion dollars, we asked them to go up a trillion dollars. Instead they went down.&#8221;</p> <p>Republicans&#8217; most recent stimulus package, introduced last week in the Senate, totaled somewhere between $500 billion and $700 billion. The bill, according to sources within Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, called for $300 billion in new spending and hundreds of billions more in additional funding that was repurposed from previous stimulus measures.</p> <p>The Republican bill is about $800 billion less than where President Trump stands. The President expressed support for larger deal worth $1.5 trillion Wednesday.</p> <p>&#8220;Oh I want to be back at the negotiating table,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. &#8220;I don&#8217;t believe Speaker Pelosi actually wants to come to an agreement.&#8221;</p> <p>In a policy reversal, McCarthy says Republicans are willing to compromise on some Democrat priorities like adding funding for struggling state and local governments. The most recent GOP stimulus bill had no money for state and local governments. When asked if that may change, McCarthy said they already put $100 billion towards the states. </p> <p>&#8220;No, we put $100 billion already toward the states,&#8221; said McCarthy. &#8220;I think the states need help and assistance, we&#8217;re more than willing to help with that.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s a moving target right now,” said Alabama Republican Gary Palmer.</p> <p>Palmer said he wants a deal, but said Democrats included too many non-pandemic related issues in their bill.&nbsp; </p> <p>&#8220;It needs to be directly related to what the businesses and states are dealing with,&#8221; said Palmer </p> <p>Michigan Democrat Dan Kildee says both sides agree on many of the most important priorities like funding for testing, schools and unemployment. He said Republicans, mainly Sen. McConnell, have to meet Democrats halfway on spending.</p> <p>&#8220;He was at a trillion, now he&#8217;s at a half a trillion. Back home we&#8217;d call that bad faith negotiation,” said Kildee.</p> Remains of fallen WWII Hoosier finally come home to Indiana https://fox59.com/news/remains-of-fallen-wwii-hoosier-finally-come-home-to-indiana/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:fef79ad8-27f6-efd0-d4df-2e208d52e642 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:27:14 +0000 RICHMOND, Ind. &#8212; A Hoosier Marine who died in World War II is finally home to rest in Indiana. The remains of Louis Wiesehan were supposed to return in April, but the pandemic slowed the arrival of the fallen Marine who died fighting on the island of Betio in November 1943. His remains were buried [&#8230;] <p>RICHMOND, Ind. &#8212; A Hoosier Marine who died in World War II is finally home to rest in Indiana.</p> <p>The remains of Louis Wiesehan were supposed to return in April, but the pandemic slowed the arrival of the fallen Marine who died fighting on the island of Betio in November 1943. </p> <p>His remains were buried on the island, only to be discovered in 2015. It was just recently that DNA analysis was able to identify him. Thursday night, a procession carried Wiesehan&#8217;s remains from Indianapolis International Airport to his hometown of Richmond.</p> <p>&#8220;When you see that coming off of the airplane, it just takes your breath away to know that that&#8217;s your loved one that&#8217;s been missing for 77 years,&#8221; said Louis&#8217;s great-niece Kimberly Gardner while standing on the tarmac. &#8220;Emotions are running very high right now.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;My grandpa kept a whole book of all the things. He took pictures of Normandy when he was there, and he had pictures of Louis in there, he was like, &#8216;That&#8217;s my brother, he was a U.S. Marine, and he fought and passed away, and they never got his body back,'&#8221; explained great-nephew Richard T. Wiesehan.</p> <p>His procession traveled down U.S. 40 on its way to Richmond. Supporters came out in Greenfield.</p> <p>“We don’t leave a brother behind. We always stand up for another brother,&#8221; said Phillip Grabnan, who served in the Marines in Vietnam and proudly flew his Marine flag outside his home as he waited for Wiesehan to pass by. &#8220;It&#8217;s always good to hear somebody say, &#8216;Welcome home.&#8217;”</p> <p>“I don’t believe anyone should have to come home alone. We are a family so they are automatically my family,&#8221; said Lennie Watkins as he stood beside his Jeep. He and many others in the Indiana Outkast Jeep Club came to support Wiesehan. At least 20 Jeeps lined the roadway.</p> <p>The city of Richmond plans to honor Wiesehan on Friday. There will be a special event before his funeral.</p> Procession brings remains of fallen WWII Hoosier home to Richmond https://cbs4indy.com/news/procession-brings-remains-of-fallen-wwii-hoosier-home-to-richmond/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:a1e752a5-bb32-44d7-8487-08582a91882e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:27:11 +0000 RICHMOND, Ind. &#8212; A Hoosier Marine who died in World War II is finally home to rest in Indiana. The remains of Louis Wiesehan were supposed to return in April, but the pandemic slowed the arrival of the fallen Marine who died fighting on the island of Betio in November 1943. His remains were buried [&#8230;] <p>RICHMOND, Ind. &#8212; A Hoosier Marine who died in World War II is finally home to rest in Indiana.</p> <p>The remains of Louis Wiesehan were supposed to return in April, but the pandemic slowed the arrival of the fallen Marine who died fighting on the island of Betio in November 1943. </p> <p>His remains were buried on the island, only to be discovered in 2015. It was just recently that DNA analysis was able to identify him. Thursday night, a procession carried Wiesehan&#8217;s remains from Indianapolis International Airport to his hometown of Richmond.</p> <p>&#8220;When you see that coming off of the airplane, it just takes your breath away to know that that&#8217;s your loved one that&#8217;s been missing for 77 years,&#8221; said Louis&#8217;s great-niece Kimberly Gardner while standing on the tarmac. &#8220;Emotions are running very high right now.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;My grandpa kept a whole book of all the things. He took pictures of Normandy when he was there, and he had pictures of Louis in there, he was like, &#8216;That&#8217;s my brother, he was a U.S. Marine, and he fought and passed away, and they never got his body back,'&#8221; explained great-nephew Richard T. Wiesehan.</p> <p>His procession traveled down U.S. 40 on its way to Richmond. Supporters came out in Greenfield.</p> <p>“We don’t leave a brother behind. We always stand up for another brother,&#8221; said Phillip Grabnan, who served in the Marines in Vietnam and proudly flew his Marine flag outside his home as he waited for Wiesehan to pass by. &#8220;It&#8217;s always good to hear somebody say, &#8216;Welcome home.&#8217;”</p> <p>“I don’t believe anyone should have to come home alone. We are a family so they are automatically my family,&#8221; said Lennie Watkins as he stood beside his Jeep. He and many others in the Indiana Outkast Jeep Club came to support Wiesehan. At least 20 Jeeps lined the roadway.</p> <p>The city of Richmond plans to honor Wiesehan on Friday. There will be a special event before his funeral.</p> Inside look at IMPD’s Missing Persons Unit, the case of Jamie Tate https://fox59.com/news/inside-look-at-impds-missing-persons-unit-the-case-of-jamie-tate/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:d7c0a71f-e88d-25c6-45d8-0205b980e1d6 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:44:52 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; There are hundreds of active missing persons cases in central Indiana. Baby Amiah Robertson disappeared back in March of 2019 when she was just eight months old. Chenell Gilbert, a mother of two, disappeared in June on the west side of Indianapolis. Right now, IMPD’s Missing Persons Unit is focusing their efforts on 33-year-old [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; There are hundreds of active missing persons cases in central Indiana.</p> <p>Baby Amiah Robertson disappeared back in March of 2019 when she was just eight months old. Chenell Gilbert, a mother of two, disappeared in June on the west side of Indianapolis.</p> <p>Right now, IMPD’s Missing Persons Unit is focusing their efforts on 33-year-old Jamie Tate, who is believed to be in extreme danger.</p> <p>Tate was last seen at her home on North Belleview Place, on the city&#8217;s near west side. Her family says this isn&#8217;t like her. </p> <p>&#8220;Jamie’s case is suspicious. We believe that foul play may be involved. We do have several persons of interest that we have been trying to interview and get information from,” said IMPD Detective James Burton.</p> <p>Detective Burton is one of the lead investigators on Tate’s case. He says they have executed search warrants and spoke to persons of interest. He says the tips coming in make her case even more suspicious. </p> <p>“With the witness observing her arguing with the individual and being drug [dragged] into a house and not being seen or heard from since is what makes her case suspicious,” explained Detective Burton.</p> <p>Police say this occurred on South Warman Street. Neighbors in the area tell FOX59 that detectives went door-to-door knocking in search of Tate. </p> <p>IMPD’s Missing Persons Unit is a five-person team working about 300 cases a month. Those cases range from runaways, kidnapping and missing persons. Every case is different, and some are challenging, those involving runaways, but that’s not all.</p> <p>“Where we believe foul play is involved and people aren&#8217;t coming forward necessarily with the best information,&nbsp;this becomes hard as well,” said Detective Burton.</p> <p>That’s what they’re experiencing in Tate’s case. There&#8217;s no paper trail of calls or text messages for investigators to follow, making this case even harder to crack.  </p> <p>“There’s a couple of theories as to why Jamie went missing, and like I said, we&#8217;ve interviewed multiple persons of interest. But as of right now, we are still looking for answers in her disappearance,” said Detective Burton.</p> <p>A piece a paper hangs with a photo to remind you that Jamie still hasn&#8217;t returned home while her family awaits just like the rest.</p> <p>“Just remember that you can stay anonymous, call our tip line, any information whether you think it means anything or not could help us greatly locate these missing people,” Burton.</p> <p>There are several persons of interest and others who are running from police, specifically in Tate’s case. </p> <p>If you have any information that can lead them to Tate’s whereabouts, someone involved in her disappearance or any of the other missing persons cases, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS or the Missing Persons Unit at 317-327-6160. </p> IMPD Missing Persons Unit gives inside look at Jamie Tate’s case, other missing persons https://cbs4indy.com/news/impd-missing-persons-unit-gives-inside-look-at-jamie-tates-case-other-missing-persons/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:0cf4c7fd-165b-6c89-34dc-ee60c7b7ff37 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:44:50 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; There are hundreds of active missing&#160;persons cases in central Indiana. Baby Amiah Robertson disappeared back in March of 2019 when she was just eight months old. Chenell Gilbert, a mother of two, disappeared in June on the west side of Indianapolis. Right now, IMPD’s Missing Persons Unit is focusing their efforts on 33-year-old [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; There are hundreds of active missing&nbsp;persons cases in central Indiana.</p> <p>Baby Amiah Robertson disappeared back in March of 2019 when she was just eight months old. Chenell Gilbert, a mother of two, disappeared in June on the west side of Indianapolis.</p> <p>Right now, IMPD’s Missing Persons Unit is focusing their efforts on 33-year-old Jamie Tate, who is believed to be in extreme danger.</p> <p>Tate was last seen at her home on North Belleview Place, on the city&#8217;s near west side. Her family says this isn&#8217;t like her.&nbsp;</p> <p>&#8220;Jamie’s case is suspicious.&nbsp;We believe that foul play may be involved.&nbsp;We do have several persons of interest that we have been trying to interview and get information from,” said IMPD Detective James Burton.</p> <p>Detective Burton is one of the lead investigators on Tate’s case. He says they have executed search warrants and spoke to persons of interest. He says&nbsp;the tips coming in make her case even more suspicious.&nbsp;</p> <p>“With the witness observing her arguing with the individual and being drug [dragged] into a house and not being seen or heard from since is what makes her case suspicious,” explained Detective Burton.</p> <p>Police say this occurred on South Warman Street. Neighbors in the area tell FOX59 that detectives went door-to-door knocking in search of Tate. </p> <p>IMPD’s Missing Persons Unit is a five-person&nbsp;team&nbsp;working about 300 cases a month. Those cases range from runaways, kidnapping and missing persons. Every case is different, and some are challenging, those involving runaways, but that’s not all.</p> <p>“Where we believe foul play is involved and people aren&#8217;t coming forward necessarily with the best information,&nbsp;this becomes hard as well,” said Detective Burton.</p> <p>That’s what they’re experiencing in Tate’s case. There&#8217;s no paper trail of calls or text messages for investigators to follow, making this case even harder to crack.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>“There’s a couple of theories as to why Jamie went missing, and like I said, we&#8217;ve interviewed multiple persons of interest.&nbsp;But as of right now, we are still looking for answers in her disappearance,” said Detective Burton.</p> <p>A piece a paper hangs with a photo to remind you that Jamie still hasn&#8217;t returned home while her family awaits just like the rest.</p> <p>“Just remember that you can stay anonymous, call our tip line, any information whether you think it means anything or not could help us greatly locate these missing people,” Burton.</p> <p>There are several persons of interest and others who are running from police, specifically in Tate’s case.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have any information that can lead them to Tate’s whereabouts, someone involved in her disappearance or any of the other missing persons cases,&nbsp;call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS or the Missing Persons Unit at 317-327-6160. </p> US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail https://fox59.com/news/politics/us-judge-blocks-postal-service-changes-that-slowed-mail/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:71aa6c6b-30a7-5335-502c-0a24757bb9c6 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:34:02 +0000 SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued [&#8230;] <p>SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.</p> <p>Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service.</p> <p>The states challenged the Postal Service&#8217;s so-called “leave behind” policy, where trucks have been leaving postal facilities on time regardless of whether there is more mail to load. They also sought to force the Postal Service to treat election mail as First Class mail.</p> <p>The judge noted after a hearing that Trump had repeatedly attacked voting by mail by making unfounded claims that it is rife with fraud. Many more voters are expected to vote by mail this November because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the states have expressed concern that delays might result in voters not receiving ballots or registration forms in time.</p> <p>“The states have demonstrated the defendants are involved in a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service,&#8221; Bastian said.</p> <p>He also said the changes created “a substantial possibility many voters will be disenfranchised.”</p> <p>Bastian, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, said he planned to issue a written order later in the day, but that it would be substantially the same as that sought by the states.</p> <p>Following a national uproar, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major donor to President Donald Trump and the GOP, announced he was suspending some changes — including the removal of iconic blue mailboxes in many cities and the decommissioning of mail processing machines.</p> <p>But other changes remained in place, and the states — including the battlegrounds of Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada — asked the court to block them. The states sought to have the “leave behind” policy revoked; election mail treated as First Class mail rather than as slower-moving categories; the reinstallation of any mail processing machines needed to ensure the prompt handling of election mail; and that the court hold DeJoy to his promise to suspend other changes.</p> <p>Led by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the states said the Postal Service made the changes without first bringing them to the Postal Regulatory Commission for public comment and an advisory opinion, as required by federal law. They also said the changes interfered with their constitutional authority to administer their elections.</p> <p>At the hearing, Justice Department attorney Joseph Borson sought to assure the judge that the Postal Service would handle election mail promptly, noting that a surge of ballots in the mail would pale in comparison to increases from, say, holiday cards.</p> <p>He also said slow-downs caused by the “leave behind” policy had gotten better since it was first implemented, and that the Postal Service in reality had made no changes with regard to how it classifies and processes election mail. DeJoy has repeatedly insisted that processing election mail remains the organization&#8217;s top priority.</p> <p>“There&#8217;s been a lot of confusion in the briefing and in the press about what the Postal Service has done,” Borson said. “The states are accusing us of making changes we have not in fact made.”</p> <p>Voters who are worried about their ballots being counted “can simply promptly drop their ballots in the mail,” he said, and states can help by mailing registration form or absentee ballots early.</p> <p>Borson also insisted that the states also were required to bring their challenge not in court, but before the Postal Regulatory Commission itself — even though by law the commission has 90 days to respond. Bastian rejected that notion, saying there was no time for that with the election just seven weeks away.</p> <p>The states conceded that mail delays have eased since the service cuts first created a national uproar in July, but they said on-time deliveries remain well below their prior levels, meaning millions of pieces of mail that would otherwise arrive on-time no longer are.</p> <p>They also noted some of the effects the changes had already wrought: Michigan spent $2 million earlier this year on envelopes that met election mail standards — only to learn that the Postal Service wouldn’t treat them as first class mail. In Madison, Wisconsin, the number of ballots that weren’t counted because they arrived late for the August primary doubled from the August 2018 primary.</p> <p>The other states suing include Washington, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia — all led by Democratic attorneys general.</p> <p>Pennsylvania is leading a separate multistate lawsuit over the changes, and New York and Montana have filed their own challenges.</p> US judge blocks Postal Service changes that delayed mail https://cbs4indy.com/news/politics/us-judge-blocks-postal-service-changes-that-delayed-mail/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:b9ed4e7a-79cf-e654-3109-67c5e960f259 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:33:59 +0000 SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued [&#8230;] <p>SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.</p> <p>Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service.</p> <p>The states challenged the Postal Service&#8217;s so-called “leave behind” policy, where trucks have been leaving postal facilities on time regardless of whether there is more mail to load. They also sought to force the Postal Service to treat election mail as First Class mail.</p> <p>The judge noted after a hearing that Trump had repeatedly attacked voting by mail by making unfounded claims that it is rife with fraud. Many more voters are expected to vote by mail this November because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the states have expressed concern that delays might result in voters not receiving ballots or registration forms in time.</p> <p>“The states have demonstrated the defendants are involved in a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service,&#8221; Bastian said.</p> <p>He also said the changes created “a substantial possibility many voters will be disenfranchised.”</p> <p>Bastian, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, said he planned to issue a written order later in the day, but that it would be substantially the same as that sought by the states.</p> <p>Following a national uproar, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major donor to President Donald Trump and the GOP, announced he was suspending some changes — including the removal of iconic blue mailboxes in many cities and the decommissioning of mail processing machines.</p> <p>But other changes remained in place, and the states — including the battlegrounds of Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada — asked the court to block them. The states sought to have the “leave behind” policy revoked; election mail treated as First Class mail rather than as slower-moving categories; the reinstallation of any mail processing machines needed to ensure the prompt handling of election mail; and that the court hold DeJoy to his promise to suspend other changes.</p> <p>Led by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the states said the Postal Service made the changes without first bringing them to the Postal Regulatory Commission for public comment and an advisory opinion, as required by federal law. They also said the changes interfered with their constitutional authority to administer their elections.</p> <p>At the hearing, Justice Department attorney Joseph Borson sought to assure the judge that the Postal Service would handle election mail promptly, noting that a surge of ballots in the mail would pale in comparison to increases from, say, holiday cards.</p> <p>He also said slow-downs caused by the “leave behind” policy had gotten better since it was first implemented, and that the Postal Service in reality had made no changes with regard to how it classifies and processes election mail. DeJoy has repeatedly insisted that processing election mail remains the organization&#8217;s top priority.</p> <p>“There&#8217;s been a lot of confusion in the briefing and in the press about what the Postal Service has done,” Borson said. “The states are accusing us of making changes we have not in fact made.”</p> <p>Voters who are worried about their ballots being counted “can simply promptly drop their ballots in the mail,” he said, and states can help by mailing registration form or absentee ballots early.</p> <p>Borson also insisted that the states also were required to bring their challenge not in court, but before the Postal Regulatory Commission itself — even though by law the commission has 90 days to respond. Bastian rejected that notion, saying there was no time for that with the election just seven weeks away.</p> <p>The states conceded that mail delays have eased since the service cuts first created a national uproar in July, but they said on-time deliveries remain well below their prior levels, meaning millions of pieces of mail that would otherwise arrive on-time no longer are.</p> <p>They also noted some of the effects the changes had already wrought: Michigan spent $2 million earlier this year on envelopes that met election mail standards — only to learn that the Postal Service wouldn’t treat them as first class mail. In Madison, Wisconsin, the number of ballots that weren’t counted because they arrived late for the August primary doubled from the August 2018 primary.</p> <p>The other states suing include Washington, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia — all led by Democratic attorneys general.</p> <p>Pennsylvania is leading a separate multistate lawsuit over the changes, and New York and Montana have filed their own challenges.</p> Colts Blue Zone Podcast episode 94 ‘How Colts Can Bounce Back vs Vikings’ https://fox59.com/sports/colts/colts-blue-zone-podcast-episode-94-how-colts-can-bounce-back-vs-vikings/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:ea3e120d-e513-827a-0dc6-a9de8faff1da Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:01:24 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; The Indianapolis Colts host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday as both squads try to avoid falling into a 0-2 hole. On Thursday&#8217;s episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins begin the show by running through the news of the week. The fellas then preview the Colts [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; The Indianapolis Colts host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday as both squads try to avoid falling into a 0-2 hole.</p> <p>On Thursday&#8217;s episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://twitter.com/mchappell51" target="_blank">Mike Chappell</a>, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://twitter.com/DaveG_Sports" target="_blank">Dave Griffiths</a> and producer <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://twitter.com/RotoStreetJoe" target="_blank">Joe Hopkins</a> begin the show by running through the news of the week.</p> <p>The fellas then preview the Colts vs Vikings matchup (23:03) by breaking down the keys to the game and giving predictions.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-tlvIZYLl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=tlvIZYLl&#038;cid=9864&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p><iframe src="https://www.art19.com/shows/30a43094-60a7-4b85-8cb0-36f8ffc7b609/episodes/56692c00-2953-419b-af3d-40c6369f4394/embed?theme=light-gray-blue" style="width: 100%; height: 200px; border: 0 none;" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/colts-blue-zone-podcast/id1455540324#episodeGuid=gid%3A%2F%2Fart19-episode-locator%2FV0%2FiNiGoWz6UwgLh66TIknWNXgUvmQoSA-wJ-c1TZ4mWRY" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Click here for iTunes</a></p> <p><a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/6OwpxQZ49OWxro5wB4yFHO?si=AW_yExlLQzmp9VjE3y0VRg&amp;context=spotify%3Ashow%3A4d8SU144ZRKOymXSXNADU0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Click here for Spotify</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fox59cbs4/colts-bluezone-podcast" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Click here for Stitcher</a></p> <p><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iusljiy3kge6bhzzkozowtuozly" target="_blank">Click here for Google Play</a></p> Colts Blue Zone Podcast episode 94 ‘How Colts Can Bounce Back vs Vikings’ https://cbs4indy.com/sports/colts/colts-blue-zone-podcast-episode-94-how-colts-can-bounce-back-vs-vikings/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:488e2ea5-afa7-c3c4-5820-186b3706480c Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:01:20 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; The Indianapolis Colts host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday as both squads try to avoid falling into a 0-2 hole. On Thursday&#8217;s episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, Mike Chappell, Dave Griffiths and producer Joe Hopkins begin the show by running through the news of the week. The fellas then preview the Colts [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; The Indianapolis Colts host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday as both squads try to avoid falling into a 0-2 hole.</p> <p>On Thursday&#8217;s episode of the Colts Blue Zone Podcast, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://twitter.com/mchappell51" target="_blank">Mike Chappell</a>, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://twitter.com/DaveG_Sports" target="_blank">Dave Griffiths</a> and producer <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://twitter.com/RotoStreetJoe" target="_blank">Joe Hopkins</a> begin the show by running through the news of the week.</p> <p>The fellas then preview the Colts vs Vikings matchup (23:03) by breaking down the keys to the game and giving predictions.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-0NHsZbKl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=0NHsZbKl&#038;cid=9865&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p><iframe src="https://www.art19.com/shows/30a43094-60a7-4b85-8cb0-36f8ffc7b609/episodes/56692c00-2953-419b-af3d-40c6369f4394/embed?theme=light-gray-blue" style="width: 100%; height: 200px; border: 0 none;" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/colts-blue-zone-podcast/id1455540324#episodeGuid=gid%3A%2F%2Fart19-episode-locator%2FV0%2FiNiGoWz6UwgLh66TIknWNXgUvmQoSA-wJ-c1TZ4mWRY" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Click here for iTunes</a></p> <p><a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/6OwpxQZ49OWxro5wB4yFHO?si=AW_yExlLQzmp9VjE3y0VRg&amp;context=spotify%3Ashow%3A4d8SU144ZRKOymXSXNADU0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Click here for Spotify</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fox59cbs4/colts-bluezone-podcast" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Click here for Stitcher</a></p> <p><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iusljiy3kge6bhzzkozowtuozly" target="_blank">Click here for Google Play</a></p> Whatever the approach, Colts need to avoid 0-2 https://cbs4indy.com/sports/colts/whatever-the-approach-colts-need-to-avoid-0-2/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:f8768fd1-8020-2116-13f2-0fa10f9c2898 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:19:07 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS – The descriptions vary, but not what’s on the line Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. It’s the Indianapolis Colts, 0-1 and eager to atone for yet another season-opening stumble, versus the Minnesota Vikings, 0-1 after being overwhelmed last Sunday by the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers. “We’re at home, can’t go down 0-2,’’ Pro [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS – The descriptions vary, but not what’s on the line Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.</p> <p>It’s the Indianapolis Colts, 0-1 and eager to atone for yet another season-opening stumble, versus the Minnesota Vikings, 0-1 after being overwhelmed last Sunday by the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers.</p> <p>“We’re at home, can’t go down 0-2,’’ Pro Bowl wideout T.Y. Hilton said Thursday on a Zoom conference call. “We let one get away and right now we’ve gotta come out with that mindset that we’re hungry and we’ve gotta protect home turf.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-0NHsZbKl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=0NHsZbKl&#038;cid=9865&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p>“You’ve got two teams that’s fighting for one thing, and that’s to bounce back and get a win.’’</p> <p>So, it’s bounce-back Sunday.</p> <p>Or it’s start anew Sunday.</p> <p>Wednesday, Philip Rivers wore a Colts hat – horseshoe framed on a charcoal background – on a video conference call, but his life maxim was stitched on the side:&nbsp;<em>nunc coepi</em>.</p> <p>It’s a Latin phrase for “Now I begin.’’</p> <p>It applies in every facet of Rivers’ life. And it applies as he prepares for his first start at Lucas Oil Stadium as the home team’s QB1 after the opening loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.</p> <p>“I think it applies all the time: week-to-week, game-to-game, play-to-play,’’ he said. “It applied the other day in the game after an interception. Shoot, after the first dropped touchdown.</p> <p>“We have to begin again. You’re always beginning again. I think you have to make sure you begin again when things are good and not just when you have bump in the road. Sixteen teams are taking the field (Wednesday) undefeated and the other 16 are 0-1. That’s this league.</p> <p>“The only thing different about our season now than was before Sunday is we can’t win ‘em all. Other than that, everything is still out there. It will all still be out there for a good while.’’</p> <p>The Vikings represent a bounce-back situation, or an opportunity to begin again. Whichever you prefer, it’s imperative the same bottom line is achieved. And that’s the Colts exiting Lucas Oil Stadium 1-1.</p> <p>The alternative isn’t the least bit encouraging.</p> <p>Since their relocation to Indy in 1984, the Colts have gotten off to an 0-2 start 14 times. They’ve regrouped and reached the playoffs just once in a non-strike season. That was 2014 when Andrew Luck led them to an 11-5 record and an appearance in the AFC Championship game.</p> <p>The Colts also recovered from an 0-2 start in the strike-impacted ’87 season and worked their way into the postseason, in large part because they won two games with replacement players.</p> <p>Since 1990, only 30 of 247 teams that opened 0-2 managed to work their way back and reach the playoffs. That’s 12%. Just 12 of 104 – 11% – have done it since ’07.</p> <p>Frank Reich never has allowed his vision to stray from the task at hand.</p> <p>“It’s really not that tough,’’ he said. “I mean every week is its own deal. We talk every week that it’s about the preparation, it’s about the process.’’</p> <p>Focusing on anything else – including the prospect of falling to 0-2 – is detrimental to that process.</p> <p>“They can just become a distraction,’’ he said.</p> <h3>Hilton finally ‘out of funk’</h3> <p>Players generally live by a 24-hour rule. That’s how long they give themselves to enjoy a win or agonize over a loss.</p> <p>It took T.Y. Hilton a bit longer to get over the opening 27-20 loss at Jacksonville.</p> <p>“I got over it Wednesday, got out of my funk,’’ he said. “I’m feeling good, ready to go, ready to bounce back in a major way.</p> <p>“They better try to stop me.’’</p> <p>Hilton basically stopped himself on two key plays against the Jaguars. A pair of dropped passes in the final 59 seconds sabotaged a drive that had reached the Jacksonville 26.</p> <p>His response after the game: “I lost the game. Two drops. Never should’ve happened.’’</p> <p>He’s taken time to review the plays more than once.</p> <p>“I watched both of the plays about 70-plus times. Just trying to see what I did wrong, what happened,’’ he said. “The first one, I caught it, put my two feet down and I turned and the ball came out. Just fluke stuff.</p> <p>“The last play, think I just missed it.’’</p> <p>An opportunity for atonement looms. The Vikings bring a young group of cornerbacks to town Sunday. Minnesota’s top four corners are 23 or younger. Cameron Dantzler is a rookie. Rodgers exploited that youth in the 43-34 victory, passing for 364 yards and four TDs. Wideout Davante Adams had 14 receptions for 156 yards and two TDs and Marquez Valedes-Scantling added 96 yards and one TD on four catches.</p> <p>&nbsp;“It’s going to be a challenge,’’ Hilton said. “They got beat up on last week, but we know we’re going to see a different team come this week. They’re going to try everything they can to get their hands on us, try to beat us up at the line.’’</p> <h3>Hines on Mack</h3> <p>A season that held so much promise ended for Marlon Mack in the second quarter of the opener. He ruptured his right Achilles tendon.</p> <p>Nyheim Hines, one of Mack’s best friends on the team and one of his running back cohorts, could only shake his head as he considered the scenario.</p> <p>“Honestly, it’s just tough,’’ he said Thursday. “That was super tough. This is his fourth year, you know. He had a great training camp and I was thinking he was going to have a great year, and that happened.’’</p> <p>Hines talked with Mack after the Jaguars game and carried his bags to the team bus, but has yet to see him this week. He’ll make it a point to visit Mack in the hospital following his surgery.</p> <p>“I was telling him I was here for him, if he needs anything let me know,’’ Hines said. “Things like that and tough situations like that, sometimes you just have to tell people you’re there for them and kind of let them be.</p> <p>“If I was in that position I wouldn’t even know how to feel. Even on the way home – just driving home thinking about it – it was real tough. Marlon’s a good friend on mine. It’s just so unfortunate.’’</p> <p>You can follow Mike Chappell on Twitter at&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://twitter.com/mchappell51" target="_blank">@mchappell51</a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://cbs4indy.com/tag/colts-blue-zone-podcast/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Listen to the Colts Blue Zone Podcast for weekly coverage and analysis of the Indianapolis Colts.</a></strong></p> Whatever the approach, Colts need to avoid 0-2 https://fox59.com/sports/colts/whatever-the-approach-colts-need-to-avoid-0-2/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:e311b3db-1663-b2ca-1249-85387a5cf4ce Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:14:22 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS – The descriptions vary, but not what’s on the line Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. It’s the Indianapolis Colts, 0-1 and eager to atone for yet another season-opening stumble, versus the Minnesota Vikings, 0-1 after being overwhelmed last Sunday by the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers. “We’re at home, can’t go down 0-2,’’ Pro [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS – The descriptions vary, but not what’s on the line Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.</p> <p>It’s the Indianapolis Colts, 0-1 and eager to atone for yet another season-opening stumble, versus the Minnesota Vikings, 0-1 after being overwhelmed last Sunday by the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers.</p> <p>“We’re at home, can’t go down 0-2,’’ Pro Bowl wideout T.Y. Hilton said Thursday on a Zoom conference call. “We let one get away and right now we’ve gotta come out with that mindset that we’re hungry and we’ve gotta protect home turf.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-tlvIZYLl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=tlvIZYLl&#038;cid=9864&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p>“You’ve got two teams that’s fighting for one thing, and that’s to bounce back and get a win.’’</p> <p>So, it’s bounce-back Sunday.</p> <p>Or it’s start anew Sunday.</p> <p>Wednesday, Philip Rivers wore a Colts hat – horseshoe framed on a charcoal background – on a video conference call, but his life maxim was stitched on the side:&nbsp;<em>nunc coepi</em>.</p> <p>It’s a Latin phrase for “Now I begin.’’</p> <p>It applies in every facet of Rivers’ life. And it applies as he prepares for his first start at Lucas Oil Stadium as the home team’s QB1 after the opening loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.</p> <p>“I think it applies all the time: week-to-week, game-to-game, play-to-play,’’ he said. “It applied the other day in the game after an interception. Shoot, after the first dropped touchdown.</p> <p>“We have to begin again. You’re always beginning again. I think you have to make sure you begin again when things are good and not just when you have bump in the road. Sixteen teams are taking the field (Wednesday) undefeated and the other 16 are 0-1. That’s this league.</p> <p>“The only thing different about our season now than was before Sunday is we can’t win ‘em all. Other than that, everything is still out there. It will all still be out there for a good while.’’</p> <p>The Vikings represent a bounce-back situation, or an opportunity to begin again. Whichever you prefer, it’s imperative the same bottom line is achieved. And that’s the Colts exiting Lucas Oil Stadium 1-1.</p> <p>The alternative isn’t the least bit encouraging.</p> <p>Since their relocation to Indy in 1984, the Colts have gotten off to an 0-2 start 14 times. They’ve regrouped and reached the playoffs just once in a non-strike season. That was 2014 when Andrew Luck led them to an 11-5 record and an appearance in the AFC Championship game.</p> <p>The Colts also recovered from an 0-2 start in the strike-impacted ’87 season and worked their way into the postseason, in large part because they won two games with replacement players.</p> <p>Since 1990, only 30 of 247 teams that opened 0-2 managed to work their way back and reach the playoffs. That’s 12%. Just 12 of 104 – 11% – have done it since ’07.</p> <p>Frank Reich never has allowed his vision to stray from the task at hand.</p> <p>“It’s really not that tough,’’ he said. “I mean every week is its own deal. We talk every week that it’s about the preparation, it’s about the process.’’</p> <p>Focusing on anything else – including the prospect of falling to 0-2 – is detrimental to that process.</p> <p>“They can just become a distraction,’’ he said.</p> <h3>Hilton finally ‘out of funk’</h3> <p>Players generally live by a 24-hour rule. That’s how long they give themselves to enjoy a win or agonize over a loss.</p> <p>It took T.Y. Hilton a bit longer to get over the opening 27-20 loss at Jacksonville.</p> <p>“I got over it Wednesday, got out of my funk,’’ he said. “I’m feeling good, ready to go, ready to bounce back in a major way.</p> <p>“They better try to stop me.’’</p> <p>Hilton basically stopped himself on two key plays against the Jaguars. A pair of dropped passes in the final 59 seconds sabotaged a drive that had reached the Jacksonville 26.</p> <p>His response after the game: “I lost the game. Two drops. Never should’ve happened.’’</p> <p>He’s taken time to review the plays more than once.</p> <p>“I watched both of the plays about 70-plus times. Just trying to see what I did wrong, what happened,’’ he said. “The first one, I caught it, put my two feet down and I turned and the ball came out. Just fluke stuff.</p> <p>“The last play, think I just missed it.’’</p> <p>An opportunity for atonement looms. The Vikings bring a young group of cornerbacks to town Sunday. Minnesota’s top four corners are 23 or younger. Cameron Dantzler is a rookie. Rodgers exploited that youth in the 43-34 victory, passing for 364 yards and four TDs. Wideout Davante Adams had 14 receptions for 156 yards and two TDs and Marquez Valedes-Scantling added 96 yards and one TD on four catches.</p> <p>&nbsp;“It’s going to be a challenge,’’ Hilton said. “They got beat up on last week, but we know we’re going to see a different team come this week. They’re going to try everything they can to get their hands on us, try to beat us up at the line.’’</p> <h3>Hines on Mack</h3> <p>A season that held so much promise ended for Marlon Mack in the second quarter of the opener. He ruptured his right Achilles tendon.</p> <p>Nyheim Hines, one of Mack’s best friends on the team and one of his running back cohorts, could only shake his head as he considered the scenario.</p> <p>“Honestly, it’s just tough,’’ he said Thursday. “That was super tough. This is his fourth year, you know. He had a great training camp and I was thinking he was going to have a great year, and that happened.’’</p> <p>Hines talked with Mack after the Jaguars game and carried his bags to the team bus, but has yet to see him this week. He’ll make it a point to visit Mack in the hospital following his surgery.</p> <p>“I was telling him I was here for him, if he needs anything let me know,’’ Hines said. “Things like that and tough situations like that, sometimes you just have to tell people you’re there for them and kind of let them be.</p> <p>“If I was in that position I wouldn’t even know how to feel. Even on the way home – just driving home thinking about it – it was real tough. Marlon’s a good friend on mine. It’s just so unfortunate.’’</p> <p>You can follow Mike Chappell on Twitter at&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://twitter.com/mchappell51" target="_blank">@mchappell51</a>.</p> <p><strong><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://fox59.com/tag/colts-blue-zone-podcast/" target="_blank">Listen to the Colts Blue Zone Podcast for weekly coverage and analysis of the Indianapolis Colts.</a></strong></p> Central Indiana will feel the coolest night since last spring https://cbs4indy.com/weather/central-indiana-will-feel-the-coolest-night-since-last-spring/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:c5af833e-01f1-1a41-303b-fbe1812a3fc1 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:00:23 +0000 A cold front moved across the state Thursday and clear air from the Canadian Prairie Provinces will move in to help clear out some of the smoke from the west coast wildfires. The coolest air of the summer will move in behind the cold front. Lows will be in the 40s and highs will be [&#8230;] <p>A cold front moved across the state Thursday and clear air from the Canadian Prairie Provinces will move in to help clear out some of the smoke from the west coast wildfires. The coolest air of the summer will move in behind the cold front. Lows will be in the 40s and highs will be in the 60s Friday and Saturday, and near 70 on Sunday.</p> <p>Over the past seven weeks central Indiana has developed a two and a half inch rainfall deficit. The abnormally dry conditions have led to burn bans for Lawrence and Martin counties. We have 14 completely dry weekends this year and we&#8217;ll add to that number as we are not expecting any precipitation for the next seven days.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png" alt="" class="wp-image-535598" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/JUNK-5.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>We are in the midst of a long dry spell.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png" alt="" class="wp-image-535599" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/Drought-Monitor-4.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Abnormally dry conditions are spreading statewide.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png" alt="" class="wp-image-535597" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/BURN-BANS.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Burn bans are in effect two counties south of Indianapolis.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png" alt="" class="wp-image-535601" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Low-Tonight-2020.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>This will be the coolest night of the summer.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png" alt="" class="wp-image-535600" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WTTV-Forecast-Highs-Tomorrow-2020-10.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Highs will be in the 60s Friday.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png" alt="" class="wp-image-535602" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/WET-WEEKENDS.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>We have had 14 dry weekends this year.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png" alt="" class="wp-image-535603" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=960,540 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=290,162 290w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/FALL-BEGINS-3.png?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Fall begins next week.</p> Indianapolis loses another big convention to coronavirus pandemic https://cbs4indy.com/news/indianapolis-loses-another-big-convention-to-coronavirus-pandemic/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:7e3a380b-854b-86d3-8531-b38025f3894b Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:51:19 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; Mayor Joe Hogsett has proposed spending $70 million of CARES Act money appropriated by Congress to make the Indiana Convention Center safe for visitors and big money conventions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the first 72 hours after the pandemic was announced in mid-March, Indianapolis lost more than $150 million [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; Mayor Joe Hogsett has proposed spending $70 million of CARES Act money appropriated by Congress to make the Indiana Convention Center safe for visitors and big money conventions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>During the first 72 hours after the pandemic was announced in mid-March, Indianapolis lost more than $150 million in 2020 convention business.</p> <p>Visit Indy officials watched another $25 million or so slip away this week when Performance Racing Industries, one of the top five annual meetings at the Indiana Convention Center, announced it was calling off its December convention.</p> <p>“Despite the great efforts of PRI staff, the city of Indianapolis, and industry members from around the world to produce a first-class event for motorsports professionals, PRI made the tough decision this week to cancel the 2020 PRI Trade Show,” read a letter from PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer on the trade show’s website. “While we certainly respect the tough job that local public health officials have in keeping their community safe, it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to provide a trade show environment in 2020 with the business and networking opportunities you’ve come to expect.”</p> <p>PRI was willing to pare down its show to 25,000 attendees, said Visit Indy Senior V.P. Chris Gahl, but in the end, that was 10,000 more people than the Marion County Public Health Department was willing to approve.</p> <p>“PRI was still debating 15,000 on whether or not that was worth their while knowing they are normally at 67,000 attendees. They were also considering 25,000 and if we could push the ceiling up to 25,000,” said Gahl. “This was really the ceiling, 15,000, in December, knowing many things can change, that was really the ceiling that the Health Department in particular felt comfortable in having enough people and resources in having a safe meeting inside the Convention Center.”</p> <p>PRI also indicated it needed a decision now to bring vendors and attendees together starting December 10<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;while health officials preferred to finalize plans two weeks in advance in order to take advantage of the latest COVID-19 outbreak information.</p> <p>The Marion County Public Health Department did not respond to a request for comment.</p> <p>Downtown business owners shared an email this week lamenting PRI’s decision to cancel because of restrictions on the size of the potential convention.</p> <p>“It&#8217;s one of the biggest economic boosts in our community and to hear that the difference maker was eight thousand people, PRI needed 23,000 people and the Health Department said 15,000, and it was gonna take a couple weeks to make that final decision and get them here, we need to get them here,” said George Stergiopoulos of Giorgio’s who received that downtown business email. “I think a good faith move would be to bring PRI here and get them here with the 23,000, get the Health Department off their behinds and get them moving on this. This is a big deal for us and it could start that turn getting back to normal.</p> <p>“If we handle this thing responsibly and, again, it all backs up to leadership. Leaders have had time to work on this. Time to think about it, time to process it, it&#8217;s time to make decisions on behalf of the people who elected them.”</p> <p>Gahl said despite the pandemic health restrictions, the Indiana Convention Center, with the assistance of MCPHD, has hosted more than 20 events with 50,000 attendees since mid-July, a record he said is unmatched by any other convention center in the country.</p> <p>The next big convention slated to visit Indianapolis is the Archery Trade Show in early January with an estimated&nbsp;10,000&nbsp;attendees.</p> <p>Stergiopolous said neglect by city leaders of downtown during the COVID-19 spring and the aftermath of riots during social justice protests in late May has finally turned around with the addition of more street cleaners and IMPD patrols.</p> <p>“One thing that frustrates me is I watch a lot of the social media warriors every day talking about how downtown is unsafe, but the only way that you can truly find out what downtown is about is to come downtown,” he said. “Come support local business, let&#8217;s stop being social media warriors, let&#8217;s start&nbsp;being people that are part of a movement to help turn our city back to where it was.”</p> City loses another big convention to COVID-19 https://fox59.com/news/city-loses-another-big-convention-to-covid-19/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:c76f577f-59cb-09ab-304a-d151c0057b6c Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:47:34 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; Mayor Joe Hogsett has proposed spending $70 million of CARES Act money appropriated by Congress to make the Indiana Convention Center safe for visitors and big money conventions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the first 72 hours after the pandemic was announced in mid-March, Indianapolis lost more than $150 million [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS &#8212; Mayor Joe Hogsett has proposed spending $70 million of CARES Act money appropriated by Congress to make the Indiana Convention Center safe for visitors and big money conventions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>During the first 72 hours after the pandemic was announced in mid-March, Indianapolis lost more than $150 million in 2020 convention business.</p> <p>Visit Indy officials watched another $25 million or so slip away this week when Performance Racing Industries, one of the top five annual meetings at the Indiana Convention Center, announced it was calling off its December convention.</p> <p>“Despite the great efforts of PRI staff, the city of Indianapolis, and industry members from around the world to produce a first-class event for motorsports professionals, PRI made the tough decision this week to cancel the 2020 PRI Trade Show,” read a letter from PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer on the trade show’s website. “While we certainly respect the tough job that local public health officials have in keeping their community safe, it became clear that we wouldn’t be able to provide a trade show environment in 2020 with the business and networking opportunities you’ve come to expect.”</p> <p>PRI was willing to pare down its show to 25,000 attendees, said Visit Indy Senior V.P. Chris Gahl, but in the end, that was 10,000 more people than the Marion County Public Health Department was willing to approve.</p> <p>“PRI was still debating 15,000 on whether or not that was worth their while knowing they are normally at 67,000 attendees. They were also considering 25,000 and if we could push the ceiling up to 25,000,” said Gahl. “This was really the ceiling, 15,000, in December, knowing many things can change, that was really the ceiling that the Health Department in particular felt comfortable in having enough people and resources in having a safe meeting inside the Convention Center.”</p> <p>PRI also indicated it needed a decision now to bring vendors and attendees together starting December 10<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;while health officials preferred to finalize plans two weeks in advance in order to take advantage of the latest COVID-19 outbreak information.</p> <p>The Marion County Public Health Department did not respond to a request for comment.</p> <p>Downtown business owners shared an email this week lamenting PRI’s decision to cancel because of restrictions on the size of the potential convention.</p> <p>“Its one of the biggest economic boosts in our community and to hear that the difference maker was eight thousand people, PRI needed 23,000 people and the Health Department said 15,000, and it was gonna take a couple weeks to make that final decision and get them here, we need to get them here,” said George Stergiopoulos of Giorgio’s who received that downtown business email. “I think a good faith move would be to bring PRI here and get them here with the 23,000, get the Health Department off their behinds and get them moving on this. This is a big deal for us and it could start that turn getting back to normal.</p> <p>“If we handle this thing responsibly and, again, it all backs up to leadership. Leaders have had time to work on this. Time to think about it, time to process it, its time to make decisions on behalf of the people who elected them.”</p> <p>Gahl said despite the pandemic health restrictions, the Indiana Convention Center, with the assistance of MCPHD, has hosted more than 20 events with 50,000 attendees since mid-July, a record he said is unmatched by any other convention center in the country.</p> <p>The next big convention slated to visit Indianapolis is the Archery Trade Show in early January with an estimated 25,000 attendees.</p> <p>Stergiopolous said neglect by city leaders of downtown during the COVID-19 spring and the aftermath of riots during social justice protests in late May has finally turned around with the addition of more street cleaners and IMPD patrols.</p> <p>“One thing that frustrates me is I watch a lot of the social media warriors every day talking about how downtown is unsafe, but the only way that you can truly find out what downtown is about is to come downtown,” he said. “Come support local business, lets stop being social media warriors, lets start&nbsp; being people that are part of a movement to help turn our city back to where it was.”</p> ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris arrested, charged in child porn case https://fox59.com/news/national-world/cheer-star-jerry-harris-arrested-charged-in-child-porn-case/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:2c15ff0a-d024-fd7f-f05e-250db0f15b48 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:32:27 +0000 “Cheer” star Jerry Harris has been arrested and charged in federal court with the production of child pornography, the Chicago Tribune reported. <p>(NEXSTAR) — “Cheer” star Jerry Harris was arrested Thursday and charged in federal court with the production of child pornography.</p> <p>The 21-year-old cheerleader is accused of enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself, according to a <a href="https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndil/pr/naperville-man-arrested-federal-child-pornography-charge-allegedly-enticing-underage">news release</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;The minor victim informed Harris during their initial online encounter that he was 13 years old,&#8221; according to a criminal complaint.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://wgntv.com/news/cheer-star-jerry-harris-sexually-solicited-minors-lawsuit-says/" class="promo-link__link" > ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris sexually solicited minors, lawsuit says </a> </aside> <p>A lawsuit was filed Monday against Harris, with twin boys in Texas saying he sent them sexually explicit photos and videos of himself beginning when they were 13.&nbsp;</p> <p>USA TODAY reported Monday that the FBI was investigating accusations that Harris solicited sexually explicit photos and sex from minors. The newspaper was the first to report the allegations.</p> <p>The boys’ mother reported Harris to the FBI last month, according to the lawsuit against Harris and three cheer organizations. </p> <p>USA Today reported the FBI investigation is based on separate allegations passed along to police by Varsity, a company active in the cheerleading. </p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://wgntv.com/news/report-jerry-harris-from-cheer-under-fbi-investigation-for-allegedly-soliciting-sex-from-minors/" class="promo-link__link" > Report: Jerry Harris from ‘Cheer’ under FBI investigation for allegedly soliciting sex from minors </a> </aside> <p>“We are grateful that the U.S. Attorney and the FBI have taken swift action to protect children by investigating, arresting and charging Jerry Harris,&#8221; said attorney Sarah Klein, of Manly, Stewart &amp; Finaldi, who is representing the family. &#8220;This was made possible because our clients’ mother had the courage to report Harris to the FBI as well as the Fort Worth Police Department and provided evidentiary proof of the manipulation, sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation that her sons had suffered.”</p> <p>Production of child pornography carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.</p> <p>Harris gained national attention when he was featured in the Netflix docuseries “Cheer,” which received six Emmys nominations after its debut in January 2020.</p> ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris arrested, charged in child porn case https://cbs4indy.com/news/national-world/cheer-star-jerry-harris-arrested-charged-in-child-porn-case/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:55cf0771-7091-52fe-c25f-099ddf421b2c Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:32:26 +0000 “Cheer” star Jerry Harris has been arrested and charged in federal court with the production of child pornography, the Chicago Tribune reported. <p>(NEXSTAR) — “Cheer” star Jerry Harris was arrested Thursday and charged in federal court with the production of child pornography.</p> <p>The 21-year-old cheerleader is accused of enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself, according to a <a href="https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndil/pr/naperville-man-arrested-federal-child-pornography-charge-allegedly-enticing-underage">news release</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;The minor victim informed Harris during their initial online encounter that he was 13 years old,&#8221; according to a criminal complaint.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://wgntv.com/news/cheer-star-jerry-harris-sexually-solicited-minors-lawsuit-says/" class="promo-link__link" > ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris sexually solicited minors, lawsuit says </a> </aside> <p>A lawsuit was filed Monday against Harris, with twin boys in Texas saying he sent them sexually explicit photos and videos of himself beginning when they were 13.&nbsp;</p> <p>USA TODAY reported Monday that the FBI was investigating accusations that Harris solicited sexually explicit photos and sex from minors. The newspaper was the first to report the allegations.</p> <p>The boys’ mother reported Harris to the FBI last month, according to the lawsuit against Harris and three cheer organizations. </p> <p>USA Today reported the FBI investigation is based on separate allegations passed along to police by Varsity, a company active in the cheerleading. </p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://wgntv.com/news/report-jerry-harris-from-cheer-under-fbi-investigation-for-allegedly-soliciting-sex-from-minors/" class="promo-link__link" > Report: Jerry Harris from ‘Cheer’ under FBI investigation for allegedly soliciting sex from minors </a> </aside> <p>“We are grateful that the U.S. Attorney and the FBI have taken swift action to protect children by investigating, arresting and charging Jerry Harris,&#8221; said attorney Sarah Klein, of Manly, Stewart &amp; Finaldi, who is representing the family. &#8220;This was made possible because our clients’ mother had the courage to report Harris to the FBI as well as the Fort Worth Police Department and provided evidentiary proof of the manipulation, sexual harassment, abuse, and exploitation that her sons had suffered.”</p> <p>Production of child pornography carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.</p> <p>Harris gained national attention when he was featured in the Netflix docuseries “Cheer,” which received six Emmys nominations after its debut in January 2020.</p> Tippecanoe County police seeking information in attempted armed robberies https://fox59.com/news/tippecanoe-county-police-seeking-information-in-attempted-armed-robberies/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:15235733-4011-3c24-3780-87395a7ced9a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:23:44 +0000 LAFAYETTE, Ind. &#8212; Police in Lafayette and West Lafayette are investigating two attempted robberies that happened Friday, September 11. The West Lafayette Police Department (WLPD) received a report of a robbery at 111 S. River Road around 7:30 p.m., and then the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) received a report of a robbery at 109 S. [&#8230;] <p>LAFAYETTE, Ind. &#8212; Police in Lafayette and West Lafayette are investigating two attempted robberies that happened Friday, September 11.</p> <p>The West Lafayette Police Department (WLPD) received a report of a robbery at 111 S. River Road around 7:30 p.m., and then the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) received a report of a robbery at 109 S. Beck Lane around 7:41 p.m. </p> <p>Authorities said the suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival in both attempted robberies. </p> <p>Police also believe the same suspect attempted both robberies and then fled the scenes on a moped. </p> <p>He is described as 30-40 years old, and he was wearing a blue and white plaid, long sleeve shirt and jeans during both robberies.</p> <p>The suspect was reported to be armed during both robberies and should be considered dangerous, according to LPD/WLPD.</p> <p>If you have any information in this case, or recognize the person in the security footage images, contact the West Lafayette Police Department at (765) 775-5200, the Lafayette Police Department at (765) 807-1200 or the WeTip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.</p> Police seek to identify attempted armed robbery suspect in Tippecanoe County https://cbs4indy.com/news/police-seek-to-identify-attempted-armed-robbery-suspect-in-tippecanoe-county/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:c653ec65-b98c-13c5-0dde-bbc4fb8bf1df Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:23:37 +0000 LAFAYETTE, Ind. &#8212; Police in Lafayette and West Lafayette are investigating two attempted robberies that happened Friday, September 11. The West Lafayette Police Department (WLPD) received a report of a robbery at 111 S. River Road around 7:30 p.m., and then the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) received a report of a robbery at 109 S. [&#8230;] <p>LAFAYETTE, Ind. &#8212; Police in Lafayette and West Lafayette are investigating two attempted robberies that happened Friday, September 11.</p> <p>The West Lafayette Police Department (WLPD) received a report of a robbery at 111 S. River Road around 7:30 p.m., and then the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) received a report of a robbery at 109 S. Beck Lane around 7:41 p.m. </p> <p>Authorities said the suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival in both attempted robberies. </p> <p>Police also believe the same suspect attempted both robberies and then fled the scenes on a moped. </p> <p>He is described as 30-40 years old, and he was wearing a blue and white plaid, long sleeve shirt and jeans during both robberies.</p> <p>The suspect was reported to be armed during both robberies and should be considered dangerous, according to LPD/WLPD.</p> <p>If you have any information in this case, or recognize the person in the security footage images, contact the West Lafayette Police Department at (765) 775-5200, the Lafayette Police Department at (765) 807-1200 or the WeTip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.</p> Reward announced after semi truck fires on Indy’s south side ruled arson https://fox59.com/news/explosions-reported-after-multiple-semi-trucks-catch-fire-on-indys-south-side/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:51dd2214-f59e-8f34-0ec6-59eded9a2f28 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:54:42 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS – A south side company is offering a $30,000 reward after several of their semi trucks were intentionally set on fire early Thursday morning. “It is devastating that this intentional arson occurred on our property today. We are grateful that there were no personal injuries and for the rapid response of the fire department,” [&#8230;] <figure class="wp-block-gallery columns-3 is-cropped"><ul class="blocks-gallery-grid"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="881229" data-full-url="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg" data-link="https://fox59.com/news/explosions-reported-after-multiple-semi-trucks-catch-fire-on-indys-south-side/attachment/img_1842-2/" class="wp-image-881229" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg 1280w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?resize=120,90 120w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo courtesy of IFD</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1360.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="881230" data-full-url="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1360.jpg" data-link="https://fox59.com/news/explosions-reported-after-multiple-semi-trucks-catch-fire-on-indys-south-side/attachment/img_1360-2/" class="wp-image-881230" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1360.jpg 1280w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1360.jpg?resize=120,90 120w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1360.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, 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https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?resize=120,90 120w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo courtesy of IFD</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="881233" data-full-url="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg" data-link="https://fox59.com/news/explosions-reported-after-multiple-semi-trucks-catch-fire-on-indys-south-side/attachment/img_1847/" class="wp-image-881233" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg 1280w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?resize=120,90 120w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo courtesy of IFD</figcaption></figure></li></ul></figure> <p>INDIANAPOLIS – A south side company is offering a $30,000 reward after several of their semi trucks were intentionally set on fire early Thursday morning.</p> <p>“It is devastating that this intentional arson occurred on our property today. We are grateful that there were no personal injuries and for the rapid response of the fire department,” M&amp;K Truck Center later said in a statement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) crews responded to the multiple vehicle fire at the tractor-trailer retailer located at 1401 Harding Ct. in the early Thursday morning hours.&nbsp;</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5858662","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"fox59.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local 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including Decatur and Wayne Townships, with the first unit arriving shortly after.</p> <p>While en route, officials said heavy fire and smoke were visible for miles from I-465.</p> <p>As fire, police and emergency teams arrived just off the I-465 and Harding Street exit, several loud booms were reportedly heard in the vicinity which were later confirmed to be exploding saddle tanks containing diesel fuel.</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5858844","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"fox59.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday 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also sent to the scene to help with the hundreds of gallons of spilled fuel from the tanks.</p> <p>According to IFD, 14 semi trucks, three dump trucks, and three other vehicles were on fire in an area behind a secured chain link fence.</p> <p>One firefighter suffered a slight injury while battling the blaze, and IFD said the fire was under control at 4:23 a.m. with a few trucks still smoldering.&nbsp;</p> <p>Officials estimated the loss at over $1 million, and IFD/IMPD Fire Investigations ruled the fires as intentionally set.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/truck-1.jpg?w=640" alt="" class="wp-image-880842" srcset="https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/truck-1.jpg?resize=640,481 640w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/truck-1.jpg?resize=120,90 120w, https://fox59.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2020/09/truck-1.jpg?resize=300,225 300w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 640px" /></figure></div> <p>M&amp;K Truck Centers said, “We are working with the authorities to find the people responsible for this crime. In addition to the Crime Stoppers reward M&amp;K Truck Centers is offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the arson.”</p> <p>IFD and IMPD fire investigators said they are looking for the one or more people responsible, and are working with M &amp; K Truck Center management to gather all available information.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477), download the mobile P3tips App or submit a web tip at www.CrimeTips.org.</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p2"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5858651","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p2","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"fox59.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.wxin&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://fox59.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5858651%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3D219%2C226%2C189%2C228"}},"accessKey":"rvVKpA5OEbgBlcxqNgTZVF5W1wDyDm7q","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODU4NjUxIiwiaXNzIjoicnZWS3BBNU9FYmdCbGN4cU5nVFpWRjVXMXdEeURtN3EiLCJleHAiOjE2MDAzNjg5MTF9.nd4yKTSD6OQk-Vr33kLTIh6lhWiJy6Bq8R5i1U_zFf8","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/wxin/video/video_studio/1471/20/09/17/5858651/5858651_46F69182D2994EAABC875F9B08FCF557_200917_5858651_Multiple_semi_trucks_catch_fire_2500.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> IFD rules south side semi truck fires arson, reward announced https://cbs4indy.com/news/multiple-semi-trucks-catch-fire-on-indys-south-side-explosions-reported/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:dc93eccf-6ead-80bd-b462-36537886a903 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:54:35 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS – A south side company is offering a $30,000 reward after several of their semi trucks were intentionally set on fire early Thursday morning. “It is devastating that this intentional arson occurred on our property today. We are grateful that there were no personal injuries and for the rapid response of the fire department,” [&#8230;] <figure class="wp-block-gallery columns-3 is-cropped"><ul class="blocks-gallery-grid"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="535510" data-full-url="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg" data-link="https://cbs4indy.com/news/multiple-semi-trucks-catch-fire-on-indys-south-side-explosions-reported/attachment/img_1842-2/" class="wp-image-535510" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1842.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, 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https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1360.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo courtesy of IFD</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1354.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="535512" data-full-url="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1354.jpg" data-link="https://cbs4indy.com/news/multiple-semi-trucks-catch-fire-on-indys-south-side-explosions-reported/attachment/img_1354-3/" class="wp-image-535512" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1354.jpg 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1354.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1354.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1354.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1354.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo courtesy of IFD</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="535513" data-full-url="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg" data-link="https://cbs4indy.com/news/multiple-semi-trucks-catch-fire-on-indys-south-side-explosions-reported/attachment/img_1848/" class="wp-image-535513" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1848.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo courtesy of IFD</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="535514" data-full-url="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg" data-link="https://cbs4indy.com/news/multiple-semi-trucks-catch-fire-on-indys-south-side-explosions-reported/attachment/img_1847/" class="wp-image-535514" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg 1280w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/IMG_1847.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo courtesy of IFD</figcaption></figure></li></ul></figure> <p>INDIANAPOLIS – A south side company is offering a $30,000 reward after several of their semi trucks were intentionally set on fire early Thursday morning.</p> <p>“It is devastating that this intentional arson occurred on our property today. We are grateful that there were no personal injuries and for the rapid response of the fire department,” M&amp;K Truck Center later said in a statement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) crews responded to the multiple vehicle fire at the tractor-trailer retailer located at 1401 Harding Ct. in the early Thursday morning hours.&nbsp;</p> <p>IFD said a total of 13 units were dispatched at 3:28 a.m., including Decatur and Wayne Townships, with the first unit arriving shortly after.</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5858669","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"cbs4indy.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"cbs4indy.com","ns_st_st":"wttv","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"CBS4 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"cbs4indy.com","ns_st_st":"wttv","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"CBS4 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.wttv&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://cbs4indy.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5858669%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3Dna003"}},"accessKey":"XvEgwyJbZYNext8kz6cbaTWkKZoy8Mbo","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODU4NjY5IiwiaXNzIjoiWHZFZ3d5SmJaWU5leHQ4a3o2Y2JhVFdrS1pveThNYm8iLCJleHAiOjE2MDAzNjg4OTN9.gCcCZK2fFfCtDXTZ9tPfcwF6lAgQyAYZaQkTa6UypNM","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/wttv/video/video_studio/1472/20/09/17/5858669/5858669_FC93D607FC5841C4AA4EDAB37ECEB376_200917_5858669_Several_trucks_catch_fire_on_city_s_south_side_4000.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> <p>While en route, officials said heavy fire and smoke were visible for miles from I-465.</p> <p>As fire, police and emergency teams arrived just off the I-465 and Harding Street exit, several loud booms were reportedly heard in the vicinity which were later confirmed to be exploding saddle tanks containing diesel fuel.</p> <p>The Indiana Department of Environmental Management were also sent to the scene to help with the hundreds of gallons of spilled fuel from the tanks.</p> <p>According to IFD, 14 semi trucks, three dump trucks, and three other vehicles were on fire in an area behind a secured chain link fence.</p> <p>One firefighter suffered a slight injury while battling the blaze, and IFD said the fire was under control at 4:23 a.m. with a few trucks still smoldering.&nbsp;</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/truck-1.jpg?w=640" alt="" class="wp-image-535221" srcset="https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/truck-1.jpg?resize=640,481 640w, https://cbs4indy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/09/truck-1.jpg?resize=300,225 300w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 640px" /></figure></div> <p>Officials estimated the loss at over $1 million, and IFD/IMPD Fire Investigations ruled the fires as intentionally set.</p> <p>M&amp;K Truck Centers said, “We are working with the authorities to find the people responsible for this crime. In addition to the Crime Stoppers reward M&amp;K Truck Centers is offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the arson.”</p> <p>IFD and IMPD fire investigators said they are looking for the one or more people responsible, and are working with M &amp; K Truck Center management to gather all available information.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477), download the mobile P3tips App or submit a web tip at www.CrimeTips.org.</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5858846","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"cbs4indy.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"cbs4indy.com","ns_st_st":"wttv","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"CBS4 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"cbs4indy.com","ns_st_st":"wttv","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"CBS4 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.wttv&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://cbs4indy.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5858846%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3Dna003"}},"accessKey":"XvEgwyJbZYNext8kz6cbaTWkKZoy8Mbo","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODU4ODQ2IiwiaXNzIjoiWHZFZ3d5SmJaWU5leHQ4a3o2Y2JhVFdrS1pveThNYm8iLCJleHAiOjE2MDAzNjg4OTN9.h1Yv18_c6K1fSsa6DY9a41uxMS7DVgOToa9IPLv9zXI","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/wttv/video/video_studio/1472/20/09/17/5858846/5858846_7A9F1AF2F50A4E398A9AB03B34F8DB64_200917_5858846_Explosions_reported_after_trucks_catch_fire_on_s_4000.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> Colts announce 7,500 fan capacity for Jets game on Sept. 27 https://cbs4indy.com/sports/colts/colts-announce-7500-fan-capacity-for-jets-game-on-sept-27/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:1070c3e2-700a-2aa3-e25e-bcba485ddf75 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:19:12 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS&#8211; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Thursday that Lucas Oil Stadium is upping its fan capacity during home games. The Marion County Department of Health approved a capacity of 7,500 for the game against the New York Jets on Sept. 27, according to Irsay. That&#8217;s up from the 2,500 capacity announced for the game [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS&#8211; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Thursday that Lucas Oil Stadium is upping its fan capacity during home games. </p> <p>The Marion County Department of Health approved a capacity of 7,500 for the game against the New York Jets on Sept. 27, according to Irsay. That&#8217;s up from the 2,500 capacity announced for the game against the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday. </p> <p> The number of fans allowed inside could continue to change as the season progresses.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-0NHsZbKl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=0NHsZbKl&#038;cid=9865&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Marion County Dept. of Health has approved a capacity of 7,500 for our game vs. the Jets on Sept. 27.</p>&mdash; Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) <a href="https://twitter.com/JimIrsay/status/1306633707390930944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 17, 2020</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p>Because of the reduced capacity, Colts season ticket members&nbsp;–&nbsp;including individual ticket holders selected by seniority, suite holders, and team partners&nbsp;–&nbsp;were given the first opportunity to purchase four-game packs or single game tickets to home games this season.</p> <p>A limited number of single-game tickets for this game, starting at $46, will go on sale to the public at&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcolts.com%2FTickets&amp;data=02%7C01%7CGMargason%40fox59.com%7Ce6ec0e3d8c144e1039f508d85b2d8f23%7C9e5488e2e83844f6886cc7608242767e%7C0%7C0%7C637359598538778501&amp;sdata=QZQGj8%2B3kQUhYrfooCgcnO5kpNty1TUjoMeXWAuFfcg%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Colts.com/Tickets</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ticketmaster.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CGMargason%40fox59.com%7Ce6ec0e3d8c144e1039f508d85b2d8f23%7C9e5488e2e83844f6886cc7608242767e%7C0%7C0%7C637359598538788496&amp;sdata=1UCaGj1x80oENxLJNeGJXbQdswxKU7JEdFLRqFunJck%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Ticketmaster.com</a>&nbsp;beginning tomorrow, Fri., Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. ET.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Colts outlined their game day safety plan last week for the home opener on Sunday. </p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5834534","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"cbs4indy.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"cbs4indy.com","ns_st_st":"wttv","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"CBS4 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"cbs4indy.com","ns_st_st":"wttv","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"CBS4 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.wttv&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://cbs4indy.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5834534%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3Dna003"}},"accessKey":"XvEgwyJbZYNext8kz6cbaTWkKZoy8Mbo","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODM0NTM0IiwiaXNzIjoiWHZFZ3d5SmJaWU5leHQ4a3o2Y2JhVFdrS1pveThNYm8iLCJleHAiOjE2MDAzNjY4MTN9.MK6w05Q8eq1baBnr9k3kPP2uvy3x3nl9HIaZ7ZRy5bE","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/wttv/video/video_studio/1472/20/09/09/5834534/5834534_0A9F6304F2A54F8BB32EDDB1D7EAE5F2_200909_5834534_Colts_unveil_game_day_changes_for_pandemic_4000.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> <p>The plan doesn’t allow tailgating in Colts-controlled parking lots, including the South Lot, the Northwest Lot, and Lot A.&nbsp;Touchdown Town will be closed on game days until further notice.</p> <p>All transactions at the stadium will be cashless.</p> <p><strong>For fans and security staff</strong>:</p> <ul><li><strong>Show Up Feeling 100%.</strong>&nbsp;Fans must not come to the stadium if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have experienced COVID-19 symptoms, or know they have been exposed to COVID-19.</li><li><strong>Entering &amp; Exiting Stadium.</strong>&nbsp; Whenever possible, fans should use the stadium entrance noted on their tickets. Stadium staff will assist fans by identifying entrances and exits with reduced congestion.</li><li><strong>Screening &amp; Temperature Checks</strong>.&nbsp; Each fan and gameday employee will participate in a COVID screening, including a questionnaire and a temperature check, prior to entering the stadium.</li><li><strong>Masks or Face Coverings Required.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Consistent with local, NFL, and CDC guidelines, each fan and gameday employee will be required to wear a mask or face covering&nbsp;<strong>at all times</strong>, including during security screenings at stadium entrances and inside the stadium, except when&nbsp;<strong>actively</strong>&nbsp;eating or drinking.</li><li><strong>Physical Distancing Required.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Fans are required to practice physical distancing of at least six feet inside and outside of Lucas Oil Stadium. With multiple entries and exits at four separate gates and more than 1 million square feet of club, concourse, and corridor space, fans will have ample space to practice social distancing.&nbsp; Fans will not be allowed to gather in Lucas Oil Plaza or Bud Light Zone.</li><li><strong>Pod Seating Required.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Fan seating will be grouped in “pods” to maintain distance between groups who are not known to one another.&nbsp; Fans must sit in the seats assigned to them.</li><li><strong>First Aid.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>If a fan or employee begins to feel ill after entering, he or she should visit the nearest First Aid Room, where an onsite medical team will be prepared to treat the person:<ul><li><em>Street Level</em>&nbsp;– Near Sections 148 (Main First Aid Room) or 118</li><li><em>Loge Level</em>&nbsp;– Near Section 132</li><li><em>Terrace Level</em>&nbsp;– Near Section 519 or 544</li></ul></li><li><strong>Tailgating</strong>.&nbsp; Tailgating will&nbsp;<strong><u>not</u></strong>&nbsp;be permitted in Colts-controlled parking lots, including the South Lot, the Northwest Lot, and Lot A.&nbsp; All other tailgating policies will be set at the discretion of the lot operators throughout downtown.&nbsp;Fans should contact the appropriate lot operator for its policy.</li><li><strong>American Family Insurance Touchdown Town.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Until further notice, Touchdown Town will not be active on game day.</li></ul> <p>The Colts will use mobile-only ticketing and security screenings will minimize person-to-person contact. During the 2020 season, all transactions will be cashless, with debit and credit cards or mobile pay services being accepted.</p> <p>The team said cash-to-card machines will be available outside sections 116 and 153, allowing fans to exchange cash for pre-paid debit cards.</p> <p>Concession and catering staff will be trained in CDC guidelines and must wear personal protective equipment, follow enhanced handwashing procedures, and maintain cleaning and sanitization protocols for food and beverage contact surfaces.</p> <p>A Plexiglass shield will separate workers from fans; all food items will be served in single-served, closed containers with disposable silverware and condiments.</p> <p>Here are a few things to look for at Lucas Oil Stadium:</p> <ul><li><strong>Limited Stadium Capacity.</strong>&nbsp; As was announced last week, capacity will be limited to a maximum of 2,500 attendees for the Sept. 20 home opener.&nbsp; Colts staff will meet with local health officials as early as this week to discuss capacity for future games.</li><li><strong>Stadium Disinfection &amp; Cleaning.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Stadium staff will routinely disinfect all surfaces, including door handles, push plates, restroom fixtures and partitions, tables and furniture, trash cans, and other areas on a 24/7 basis. Every restroom will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly on a daily basis using electrostatic products that provide coverage of all hard surfaces at a rate of 18,000 square feet per hour and kills 99.9% of bacteria in five seconds.</li><li><strong>Directional Signage.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Directional signage will be placed throughout the stadium&nbsp;to help maintain physical distancing. Fans and employees should follow all posted signage and continue to abide by physical distancing markers that appear in elevators, near escalators, in concession lines, restrooms, and other locations.</li><li>S<strong>tadium Roof/Window.&nbsp;</strong>The stadium is equipped with hospital-grade air filters and provides 24/7 air circulation. The total air supply and outdoor air ventilation are set for each event based on the specific event requirements and outdoor weather conditions.&nbsp;&nbsp;As such, the stadium roof and window will be open when weather and other operational conditions permit.&nbsp; Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to Colts social media the week of each home game to find out if the roof will be open or closed.</li><li><strong>Hand Sanitizer Stations.&nbsp;</strong>Fans and employees will have access to hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium.&nbsp; Fans and staff are encouraged to sanitize and wash their hands frequently on gamedays.</li><li><strong>Staff Training &amp; Protocols</strong>.&nbsp; Front-line stadium staff and vendors working game days will complete enhanced training on CDC guidelines, PPE, and other COVID-19 practices and protocols and will abide by all stadium health and safety policies.</li><li><strong>Proximity to Players.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>All seating within 20 ft. of any field entrance, including at least the first eight rows of the lower stadium bowl, will be covered.</li></ul> Capacity at Lucas Oil Stadium increases to 7,500 for Colts’ Sept. 27 game against Jets https://fox59.com/sports/colts/colts-up-capacity-at-lucas-oil-stadium-to-7500-for-sept-27-game-against-jets/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:3fd192f1-f0ca-ec65-1adb-935c4fded684 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:19:02 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS&#8211; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Thursday that Lucas Oil Stadium is upping its fan capacity during home games. The Marion County Department of Health approved a capacity of 7,500 for the game against the New York Jets on Sept. 27, according to Irsay. That&#8217;s up from the 2,500 capacity announced for the game [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS&#8211; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Thursday that Lucas Oil Stadium is upping its fan capacity during home games. </p> <p>The Marion County Department of Health approved a capacity of 7,500 for the game against the New York Jets on Sept. 27, according to Irsay. That&#8217;s up from the 2,500 capacity announced for the game against the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday. </p> <p>&nbsp;The number of fans allowed inside could continue to change as the season progresses.</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-tlvIZYLl' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=tlvIZYLl&#038;cid=9864&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Marion County Dept. of Health has approved a capacity of 7,500 for our game vs. the Jets on Sept. 27.</p>&mdash; Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) <a href="https://twitter.com/JimIrsay/status/1306633707390930944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 17, 2020</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p>Because of the reduced capacity, Colts season ticket members – including individual ticket holders selected by seniority, suite holders, and team partners – were given the first opportunity to purchase four-game packs or single game tickets to home games this season.</p> <p>A limited number of single-game tickets for this game, starting at $46, will go on sale to the public at <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcolts.com%2FTickets&amp;data=02%7C01%7CGMargason%40fox59.com%7Ce6ec0e3d8c144e1039f508d85b2d8f23%7C9e5488e2e83844f6886cc7608242767e%7C0%7C0%7C637359598538778501&amp;sdata=QZQGj8%2B3kQUhYrfooCgcnO5kpNty1TUjoMeXWAuFfcg%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Colts.com/Tickets</a> or <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ticketmaster.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CGMargason%40fox59.com%7Ce6ec0e3d8c144e1039f508d85b2d8f23%7C9e5488e2e83844f6886cc7608242767e%7C0%7C0%7C637359598538788496&amp;sdata=1UCaGj1x80oENxLJNeGJXbQdswxKU7JEdFLRqFunJck%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">Ticketmaster.com</a> beginning tomorrow, Fri., Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. ET. </p> <p>The Colts outlined their game day safety plan last week for the home opener on Sunday. </p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p2"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5834862","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p2","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"fox59.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"fox59.com","ns_st_st":"wxin","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"FOX59 News,Morning News,Interviews,Health,Sports,Midday News,Local News,News","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.wxin&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://fox59.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5834862%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3D189%2C228%2C219%2C221%2C176%2C226%2C224%2C165"}},"accessKey":"rvVKpA5OEbgBlcxqNgTZVF5W1wDyDm7q","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODM0ODYyIiwiaXNzIjoicnZWS3BBNU9FYmdCbGN4cU5nVFpWRjVXMXdEeURtN3EiLCJleHAiOjE2MDAzNjY4MTl9.3aMxz0U4A9uLtyKHUc7j2BqNmZpn2tNu-sIlZmq-1Do","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/wxin/video/video_studio/1471/20/09/09/5834862/5834862_7E347C27536D4CBB8963993793E26837_200909_5834862_Colts_announce_game_day_safety_plan_for_pandemic_2500.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> <p>The plan doesn’t allow tailgating in Colts-controlled parking lots, including the South Lot, the Northwest Lot, and Lot A.&nbsp;Touchdown Town will be closed on game days until further notice.</p> <p>All transactions at the stadium will be cashless.</p> <p><strong>For fans and security staff</strong>:</p> <ul><li><strong>Show Up Feeling 100%.</strong>&nbsp;Fans must not come to the stadium if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have experienced COVID-19 symptoms, or know they have been exposed to COVID-19.</li><li><strong>Entering &amp; Exiting Stadium.</strong>&nbsp; Whenever possible, fans should use the stadium entrance noted on their tickets. Stadium staff will assist fans by identifying entrances and exits with reduced congestion.</li><li><strong>Screening &amp; Temperature Checks</strong>.&nbsp; Each fan and gameday employee will participate in a COVID screening, including a questionnaire and a temperature check, prior to entering the stadium.</li><li><strong>Masks or Face Coverings Required.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Consistent with local, NFL, and CDC guidelines, each fan and gameday employee will be required to wear a mask or face covering&nbsp;<strong>at all times</strong>, including during security screenings at stadium entrances and inside the stadium, except when&nbsp;<strong>actively</strong>&nbsp;eating or drinking.</li><li><strong>Physical Distancing Required.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Fans are required to practice physical distancing of at least six feet inside and outside of Lucas Oil Stadium. With multiple entries and exits at four separate gates and more than 1 million square feet of club, concourse, and corridor space, fans will have ample space to practice social distancing.&nbsp; Fans will not be allowed to gather in Lucas Oil Plaza or Bud Light Zone.</li><li><strong>Pod Seating Required.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Fan seating will be grouped in “pods” to maintain distance between groups who are not known to one another.&nbsp; Fans must sit in the seats assigned to them.</li><li><strong>First Aid.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>If a fan or employee begins to feel ill after entering, he or she should visit the nearest First Aid Room, where an onsite medical team will be prepared to treat the person:<ul><li><em>Street Level</em>&nbsp;– Near Sections 148 (Main First Aid Room) or 118</li><li><em>Loge Level</em>&nbsp;– Near Section 132</li><li><em>Terrace Level</em>&nbsp;– Near Section 519 or 544</li></ul></li><li><strong>Tailgating</strong>.&nbsp; Tailgating will&nbsp;<strong><u>not</u></strong>&nbsp;be permitted in Colts-controlled parking lots, including the South Lot, the Northwest Lot, and Lot A.&nbsp; All other tailgating policies will be set at the discretion of the lot operators throughout downtown.&nbsp;Fans should contact the appropriate lot operator for its policy.</li><li><strong>American Family Insurance Touchdown Town.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Until further notice, Touchdown Town will not be active on game day.</li></ul> <p>The Colts will use mobile-only ticketing and security screenings will minimize person-to-person contact. During the 2020 season, all transactions will be cashless, with debit and credit cards or mobile pay services being accepted.</p> <p>The team said cash-to-card machines will be available outside sections 116 and 153, allowing fans to exchange cash for pre-paid debit cards.</p> <p>Concession and catering staff will be trained in CDC guidelines and must wear personal protective equipment, follow enhanced handwashing procedures, and maintain cleaning and sanitization protocols for food and beverage contact surfaces.</p> <p>A Plexiglass shield will separate workers from fans; all food items will be served in single-served, closed containers with disposable silverware and condiments.</p> <p>Here are a few things to look for at Lucas Oil Stadium:</p> <ul><li><strong>Limited Stadium Capacity.</strong>&nbsp; As was announced last week, capacity will be limited to a maximum of 2,500 attendees for the Sept. 20 home opener.&nbsp; Colts staff will meet with local health officials as early as this week to discuss capacity for future games.</li><li><strong>Stadium Disinfection &amp; Cleaning.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Stadium staff will routinely disinfect all surfaces, including door handles, push plates, restroom fixtures and partitions, tables and furniture, trash cans, and other areas on a 24/7 basis. Every restroom will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly on a daily basis using electrostatic products that provide coverage of all hard surfaces at a rate of 18,000 square feet per hour and kills 99.9% of bacteria in five seconds.</li><li><strong>Directional Signage.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Directional signage will be placed throughout the stadium&nbsp;to help maintain physical distancing. Fans and employees should follow all posted signage and continue to abide by physical distancing markers that appear in elevators, near escalators, in concession lines, restrooms, and other locations.</li><li>S<strong>tadium Roof/Window.&nbsp;</strong>The stadium is equipped with hospital-grade air filters and provides 24/7 air circulation. The total air supply and outdoor air ventilation are set for each event based on the specific event requirements and outdoor weather conditions.&nbsp;&nbsp;As such, the stadium roof and window will be open when weather and other operational conditions permit.&nbsp; Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to Colts social media the week of each home game to find out if the roof will be open or closed.</li><li><strong>Hand Sanitizer Stations.&nbsp;</strong>Fans and employees will have access to hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium.&nbsp; Fans and staff are encouraged to sanitize and wash their hands frequently on gamedays.</li><li><strong>Staff Training &amp; Protocols</strong>.&nbsp; Front-line stadium staff and vendors working game days will complete enhanced training on CDC guidelines, PPE, and other COVID-19 practices and protocols and will abide by all stadium health and safety policies.</li><li><strong>Proximity to Players.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>All seating within 20 ft. of any field entrance, including at least the first eight rows of the lower stadium bowl, will be covered.</li></ul> 2-month-old in Michigan dies from coronavirus https://fox59.com/news/coronavirus/2-month-old-in-michigan-dies-from-coronavirus/ Fox 59 urn:uuid:18f85560-dccd-1776-c9f5-8ca935ff4c26 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:34:26 +0000 LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — A 2-month-old in Michigan has died from COVID-19, the state’s chief medical executive said on Wednesday. According to Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the child is the youngest reported coronavirus fatality in the state and the only person under age 1 to die from the virus. Dr. Khaldun said children [&#8230;] <p>LANSING, Mich. (<a href="https://www.wlns.com/news/michigan/2-month-old-dies-from-covid-19-in-michigan/">WLNS</a>) — A 2-month-old in Michigan has died from COVID-19, the state’s chief medical executive said on Wednesday.</p> <p>According to Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the child is the youngest reported coronavirus fatality in the state and the only person under age 1 to die from the virus.</p> <p>Dr. Khaldun said children are capable of transmitting the virus to other people despite their reduced likelihood of getting severely ill.</p> <p>&#8220;Studies show that while children are less likely to get severely ill from COVID-19, they still can,&#8221; Khaldun said on Wednesday. &#8220;And they can also pass it on to others including adults who are more likely to get sick or ill from COVID-19.&#8221;</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/">American Academy of Pediatrics</a>&nbsp;reported 549,000-plus cases of COVID-19 among children as of September 10. Overall, children represent 10 percent of all COVID-19 cases.</p> <p>While the state declined to provide any other specifics about the 2-month-old&#8217;s death, Dr. Khaldun discussed MIS-C, a rare but dangerous illness striking children weeks after they get COVID-19.</p> <p>Dr. Ritu Banerjee, a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an associate professor at Vanderbilt University, recently shared answers to common questions about MIS-C. The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, shared her answers. </p> <p><strong>What is multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)?</strong></p> <p>MIS-C is a rare but severe condition that can develop in children and adolescents who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It usually appears about 2-4 weeks following the infection.</p> <p>As the name suggests, MIS-C affects multiple systems within the body. Young patients can develop a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mis-c/hcp/">persistent fever</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2020.08.047">abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea</a>, rash,&nbsp;<a href="http://doi.org/10.3238/arztebl.2020.0431">conjunctivitis</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2020.08.015">cardiac damage and shock</a>. They typically will have signs of inflammation, and some will have a decrease in the white blood cells called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/lymphocytopenia">lymphocytes</a>&nbsp;that protect the body from infection.</p> <p>Unfortunately, we don’t yet understand why a small fraction of children develop MIS-C while the overwhelming majority of children with COVID-19 recover without problems. Nationwide, more than half a million children had been&nbsp;<a href="https://services.aap.org/en/news-room/news-releases/aap/2020/covid-19-cases-in-children-reach-a-grim-milestone-surpassing-a-half-million-american-academy-of-pediatrics/">diagnosed with COVID-19</a>&nbsp;by early September, and fewer than 0.2% developed MIS-C.</p> <p><strong>What happens inside the body to produce such a wide range of symptoms?</strong></p> <p>MIS-C appears to be caused by dysregulation of the immune system, in which the body’s immune response gets out of control and harms the body itself. Doctors and scientists are trying to figure out why this happens.</p> <p>The hyperinflammation can affect multiple organs at the same time. More than 70% of patients who are hospitalized are in the ICU, and&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100527">about a quarter of those</a>&nbsp;needed equipment to help keep their hearts and lungs functioning.</p> <p>While the symptoms overlap a little with Kawasaki disease, another inflammatory condition, there are&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-1054-6">distinct differences</a>. For example, MIS-C is more common in elementary school-age children, with an average age of around 8, while&nbsp;<a href="https://www.stlouischildrens.org/conditions-treatments/kawasaki-disease#:%7E:text=Kawasaki%20disease%20most%20commonly%20affects,to%20the%20age%20of%2013.">Kawasaki disease</a>&nbsp;tends to affect children under 5. The&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI143840">low white blood cell counts</a>&nbsp;found in children with MIS-C also aren’t as common in Kawasaki disease.</p> <p>It’s becoming clear that MIS-C also has a range of illness, from milder forms that resemble Kawasaki disease to more severe forms that affect multiple organs and result in shock.</p> <p><strong>How is MIS-C treated, and can it cause long-term damage?</strong></p> <p>Doctors have been treating MIS-C with approaches that have worked for other diseases. These include intravenous immunoglobulin – a blood product with antibodies that suppresses the immune response – aspirin and&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2020.08.015">steroids</a>, which are also used to treat Kawasaki disease. Sometimes children with MIS-C are given blood thinners, medicines to support blood pressure, and other medicines to dampen the immune response.</p> <p>Doctors don’t yet know whether children with MIS-C will have long-term damage.</p> <p>Certainly, children with heart problems connected to the illness should have close follow-up exams with cardiologists. It is not yet known if children with milder forms of MIS-C are also at risk for cardiac injury.</p> <p><strong>Who develops MIS-C?</strong></p> <p>Racial and ethnic minorities are overrepresented among the children who have developed MIS-C in the U.S. and Europe. This may be because some groups have genetic factors that predispose them to the illness. However, social and demographic factors likely play a large role in this disparity.</p> <p>Racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be&nbsp;<a href="https://theconversation.com/how-californias-covid-19-surge-widens-health-inequalities-for-black-latino-and-low-income-residents-143243">front-line workers</a>&nbsp;who are not able to work from home or social distance at work, and therefore are more likely to get COVID-19 and transmit it to their household members, including children. According to CDC data, in the first six months of the pandemic,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html">nearly five times</a>&nbsp;as many Hispanic and Black U.S. residents were hospitalized for COVID-19 as white residents.</p> <p><strong>What can parents do to keep their kids safe?</strong></p> <p>Parents should be&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/mis-c.html">aware of the symptoms</a>.</p> <p>If a child has trouble breathing, has severe abdominal pain, feels chest pain or pressure that doesn’t go away, has a bluish tint to the lips or face or exhibits new confusion or trouble staying awake, take the child to a hospital immediately. Other symptoms include bloodshot eyes, a rash, neck pain, diarrhea, vomiting and fever.</p> <p>Everyone has a part in preventing more children from developing MIS-C by preventing COVID-19 infections in the first place.</p> <p>If we all wear masks, social distance and wash our hands frequently, we can reduce transmission of COVID-19 to others in our households and in our communities.</p> <p><em>The Associated Press contributed to this report.</em></p> Michigan 2-month-old dies from COVID-19 https://cbs4indy.com/news/coronavirus/michigan-2-month-old-dies-from-covid-19/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:a884dd68-6714-9dcb-bdc6-8b765380954d Thu, 17 Sep 2020 16:34:24 +0000 LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — A 2-month-old in Michigan has died from COVID-19, the state’s chief medical executive said on Wednesday. According to Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the child is the youngest reported coronavirus fatality in the state and the only person under age 1 to die from the virus. Dr. Khaldun said children [&#8230;] <p>LANSING, Mich. (<a href="https://www.wlns.com/news/michigan/2-month-old-dies-from-covid-19-in-michigan/">WLNS</a>) — A 2-month-old in Michigan has died from COVID-19, the state’s chief medical executive said on Wednesday.</p> <p>According to Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the child is the youngest reported coronavirus fatality in the state and the only person under age 1 to die from the virus.</p> <p>Dr. Khaldun said children are capable of transmitting the virus to other people despite their reduced likelihood of getting severely ill.</p> <p>&#8220;Studies show that while children are less likely to get severely ill from COVID-19, they still can,&#8221; Khaldun said on Wednesday. &#8220;And they can also pass it on to others including adults who are more likely to get sick or ill from COVID-19.&#8221;</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/">American Academy of Pediatrics</a>&nbsp;reported 549,000-plus cases of COVID-19 among children as of September 10. Overall, children represent 10 percent of all COVID-19 cases.</p> <p>While the state declined to provide any other specifics about the 2-month-old&#8217;s death, Dr. Khaldun discussed MIS-C, a rare but dangerous illness striking children weeks after they get COVID-19.</p> <p>Dr. Ritu Banerjee, a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an associate professor at Vanderbilt University, recently shared answers to common questions about MIS-C. The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, shared her answers. </p> <p><strong>What is multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)?</strong></p> <p>MIS-C is a rare but severe condition that can develop in children and adolescents who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It usually appears about 2-4 weeks following the infection.</p> <p>As the name suggests, MIS-C affects multiple systems within the body. Young patients can develop a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/mis-c/hcp/">persistent fever</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2020.08.047">abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea</a>, rash,&nbsp;<a href="http://doi.org/10.3238/arztebl.2020.0431">conjunctivitis</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2020.08.015">cardiac damage and shock</a>. They typically will have signs of inflammation, and some will have a decrease in the white blood cells called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/lymphocytopenia">lymphocytes</a>&nbsp;that protect the body from infection.</p> <p>Unfortunately, we don’t yet understand why a small fraction of children develop MIS-C while the overwhelming majority of children with COVID-19 recover without problems. Nationwide, more than half a million children had been&nbsp;<a href="https://services.aap.org/en/news-room/news-releases/aap/2020/covid-19-cases-in-children-reach-a-grim-milestone-surpassing-a-half-million-american-academy-of-pediatrics/">diagnosed with COVID-19</a>&nbsp;by early September, and fewer than 0.2% developed MIS-C.</p> <p><strong>What happens inside the body to produce such a wide range of symptoms?</strong></p> <p>MIS-C appears to be caused by dysregulation of the immune system, in which the body’s immune response gets out of control and harms the body itself. Doctors and scientists are trying to figure out why this happens.</p> <p>The hyperinflammation can affect multiple organs at the same time. More than 70% of patients who are hospitalized are in the ICU, and&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100527">about a quarter of those</a>&nbsp;needed equipment to help keep their hearts and lungs functioning.</p> <p>While the symptoms overlap a little with Kawasaki disease, another inflammatory condition, there are&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-1054-6">distinct differences</a>. For example, MIS-C is more common in elementary school-age children, with an average age of around 8, while&nbsp;<a href="https://www.stlouischildrens.org/conditions-treatments/kawasaki-disease#:%7E:text=Kawasaki%20disease%20most%20commonly%20affects,to%20the%20age%20of%2013.">Kawasaki disease</a>&nbsp;tends to affect children under 5. The&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI143840">low white blood cell counts</a>&nbsp;found in children with MIS-C also aren’t as common in Kawasaki disease.</p> <p>It’s becoming clear that MIS-C also has a range of illness, from milder forms that resemble Kawasaki disease to more severe forms that affect multiple organs and result in shock.</p> <p><strong>How is MIS-C treated, and can it cause long-term damage?</strong></p> <p>Doctors have been treating MIS-C with approaches that have worked for other diseases. These include intravenous immunoglobulin – a blood product with antibodies that suppresses the immune response – aspirin and&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrcr.2020.08.015">steroids</a>, which are also used to treat Kawasaki disease. Sometimes children with MIS-C are given blood thinners, medicines to support blood pressure, and other medicines to dampen the immune response.</p> <p>Doctors don’t yet know whether children with MIS-C will have long-term damage.</p> <p>Certainly, children with heart problems connected to the illness should have close follow-up exams with cardiologists. It is not yet known if children with milder forms of MIS-C are also at risk for cardiac injury.</p> <p><strong>Who develops MIS-C?</strong></p> <p>Racial and ethnic minorities are overrepresented among the children who have developed MIS-C in the U.S. and Europe. This may be because some groups have genetic factors that predispose them to the illness. However, social and demographic factors likely play a large role in this disparity.</p> <p>Racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to be&nbsp;<a href="https://theconversation.com/how-californias-covid-19-surge-widens-health-inequalities-for-black-latino-and-low-income-residents-143243">front-line workers</a>&nbsp;who are not able to work from home or social distance at work, and therefore are more likely to get COVID-19 and transmit it to their household members, including children. According to CDC data, in the first six months of the pandemic,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html">nearly five times</a>&nbsp;as many Hispanic and Black U.S. residents were hospitalized for COVID-19 as white residents.</p> <p><strong>What can parents do to keep their kids safe?</strong></p> <p>Parents should be&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children/mis-c.html">aware of the symptoms</a>.</p> <p>If a child has trouble breathing, has severe abdominal pain, feels chest pain or pressure that doesn’t go away, has a bluish tint to the lips or face or exhibits new confusion or trouble staying awake, take the child to a hospital immediately. Other symptoms include bloodshot eyes, a rash, neck pain, diarrhea, vomiting and fever.</p> <p>Everyone has a part in preventing more children from developing MIS-C by preventing COVID-19 infections in the first place.</p> <p>If we all wear masks, social distance and wash our hands frequently, we can reduce transmission of COVID-19 to others in our households and in our communities.</p> <p><em>The Associated Press contributed to this report.</em></p> 850 new coronavirus cases, 6 additional deaths reported by ISDH https://cbs4indy.com/news/850-new-coronavirus-cases-6-additional-deaths-reported-by-isdh/ WTTV CBS4Indy urn:uuid:dc89ba16-5722-9ab1-930d-5ed07c9ea8ee Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:55:29 +0000 INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 850 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 108,646. Those new cases were reported to ISDH between Sept. 15 &#8211; Sept. 16, following corrections to yesterday&#8217;s dashboard. ISDH also announced 6 additional confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 3,253. The [&#8230;] <p>INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported 850 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 108,646.</p> <p>Those new cases were reported to ISDH between Sept. 15 &#8211; Sept. 16, following corrections to yesterday&#8217;s dashboard.</p> <p>ISDH also announced 6 additional confirmed deaths from COVID-19, bringing Indiana’s total to 3,253. The new deaths were reported between Sept. 2 &#8211; Sept. 16.</p> <p>ISDH dashboard data indicated a 7-day unique individual positivity rate of 6.6%, with a cumulative rate of 8.6% positive.</p> <p>The latest ISDH dashboard data indicates a 7-day all-test positivity rate of 4.5%, with a cumulative rate of 6.1% positive.</p> <p>According to the data, 18,934 new individuals have been tested statewide, with the total number of individuals tested at 1,788,208.</p> <p>Marion County reported a total of 20,341 cases and 757 coronavirus deaths to date, the most in the state.</p> <p>As of Sunday, 38.5% of ICU beds and 81.1% of ventilators are available across the state.</p> <p>The agency also is reporting 225 total probable deaths in Indiana. Probable deaths are those for which a physician listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause based on X-rays, scans and other clinical symptoms but for which no positive test is on record.</p> <p>For complete statistics reported by ISDH, including total tests administered and demographic data, visit&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/" target="_blank">Coronavirus.In.Gov</a>. The state has not released data on recoveries.</p>