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  • Pistons fend off comeback by PacersPistons fend off comeback by Pacers

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  • Indiana Department of Child Services director to resignIndiana Department of Child Services director to resign

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    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hoosiers may still not be able to buy cold beer at gas stations, but they can crack open a cold one at a southern Indiana funeral home. Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville is now offering alcohol to mourners. It recently obtained a liquor license and started serving beer, wine and liquor at services. It’s part of a growing trend spreading across the country. People seem to be buying into the idea of booze at funerals – some even going as far to adjust their wills to ensure drinks are served after they die. Those who support it say it gives a day centered around death more life. “You’ve always heard people say, don’t cry for me. Don’t come in and do a somber funeral, celebrate my life, or throw a party for me, and so this is kind of our way to do it,” Aaron Scott, owner of Scott Funeral Home said For families who have that relative who might drink a little too much, Scott says his employees will constantly be watching for just that. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Walmart, Book Distributor Suspend Ties with Tavis SmileyWalmart, Book Distributor Suspend Ties with Tavis Smiley

    NEW YORK - Walmart and a book distributor distanced themselves from Tavis Smiley on Thursday after PBS said an investigation found 'troubling allegations' of sexual misconduct by the radio and TV hos

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  • Ex-Indiana school administrator convicted in kickback schemeEx-Indiana school administrator convicted in kickback scheme

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former school district administrator in western Indiana has been convicted in a multi-year kickback scheme that federal authorities say cost the district more than $100,000. The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports a federal jury in Indianapolis found Franklin Fennell guilty of all counts on Wednesday night. He was convicted of nine counts of wire fraud, one count of theft and two counts of lying to federal investigators. The 49-year-old Terre Haute man said nothing as the verdicts were read. The case involved the Vigo County School Corp. Former sheriff’s deputy Frank Shahadey, a former school security liaison, earlier pleaded guilty in the case. Prosecutors have said they believe Fennell is eligible for 30 to 37 months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. A date for sentencing wasn’t immediately set. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Thunder help George prevail in first trip back to IndianaThunder help George prevail in first trip back to Indiana

    Steven Adams had 23 points and 13 rebounds Wednesday night and Russell Westbrook finished with his ninth triple-double this season to help Oklahoma City hold on for a 100-95 victory at Indiana

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  • Muncie Schools taken over by Indiana authoritiesMuncie Schools taken over by Indiana authorities

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — After a unanimous vote, Muncie Community Schools will be under state control beginning Jan. 1. The state’s Distressed Unit Appeal Board met Wednesday in the Statehouse and voted 5-0 to designate Muncie Community Schools as a “distressed political subdivision,” the highest level of financial disorder. Muncie is the second school district in Indiana history to experience a state takeover, following Gary Community Schools earlier this year. “School is open, school will continue to be open, this is not a situation where parents within the Muncie Community Schools need be concerned that the school district is somehow going to shut down, or the education is going to fall off,” said Micah Vincent, chairman of the state board. Previously, the district was classified as “fiscally impaired.” In June, the state board chose the Brookston-based emergency management team called Administrator Assistance to solve Muncie’s money problems. Since then, the district has reduced its debt from $15 million to $12 million, primarily through the closing of three elementary schools in the fall and selling those and other school-owned properties. “The school corporation has made strong progress toward improvement. I don’t think that all areas have been fully addressed,” said Paul Joyce, a state examiner and board member. “I don’t think time has allowed that to occur.” The state board was faced with two options: declare Muncie schools financially stable, remove Administrator Assistance from its role and give control back to the superintendent and school board, or declare Muncie Schools a distressed unit and give the state and emergency managers full control over school functions. “Progress is being made. The community in Muncie cares about the situation deeply,” said Krent Hatcher, a state board member. “It’s our goal for no districts to be under state takeover.” However, with the unanimous vote, the emergency management group has full control over the district’s finances and academic policies. “Really, it’s just like we’re going to run the school corporation,” said Steve Wittenauer, manager of Administrator Assistance. “We’ll have a team of people there working with academics as well as the financial aspect as well. So we’ll be talking about that as we get to January first.” Wittenauer said while today’s decision doesn’t directly impact teachers and students’ everyday activities, it should provide stability for them as they realize the state is working on their behalf. He said he hopes to see more teachers apply and more students enroll in Muncie schools next fall. The state board will reassess progress on June 30 and decide to switch out emergency managers if necessary. For the state to release control of Muncie schools, the district has to operate under a balanced budget for two years, provide a five-year financial plan and meet other criteria set by the board. Muncie Superintendent Steve Baule attended Wednesday’s meeting but did not provide an on-camera comment to the media, telling 24-Hour News 8 he simply isn’t in charge anymore. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Sunday alcohol sales likely, cold beer sales at grocery unlikely in 2018Sunday alcohol sales likely, cold beer sales at grocery unlikely in 2018

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hoosiers are just a few weeks away from the new year, and the start of the 2018 legislative session. On Wednesday, hundreds of people got together to talk one-on-one politics and hot topics with lawmakers. It was part of the 26th annual Bingham Greenebaum Doll law firm’s legislative conference. Legislators talked about a variety of things, but one of the talkers was an extra day to buy booze in 2018. Beverly Gard, a former Indiana Senate member, is the chair of the state’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission, which recently recommended lawmakers approve Sunday sales from noon to 8 p.m. Gard said it’s possible Sunday sales could happen in 2018. “I think the Legislature is seeing that it’s something the public has felt very strongly about. This recommendation as a strong recommendation from the commission,” she said. State Sen. Ron Alting, a Republican from Lafayette, is creating the Sunday sales bill. He also will lead the committee that oversees alcohol policy. “I think I can get it through. I think the timing’s right. I look forward to the challenge.” In previous legislative sessions, Hoosiers have heard from some liquor store owners and other outspoken groups who are against Sunday alcohol sales. Alting said he’s wording the bill carefully. “Do not add anything to that that’s going to be extremely controversial, that’s going to lose votes, that could possibly kill the bill,” the state senator said. Prospects for beer sales at groceries still chilly The commission also looked at how cold beer is sold in Indiana. The state currently limits carryout sales of cold beer to liquor stores and some restaurants, so it cannot be bought at groceries or convenience stores, where warm alcoholic beverages can be sold. Gard said, “I don’t think cold beer sales will happen in 2018.” She said a proposal to expand cold beer sales didn’t get enough votes for the commission’s approval, so its members were not recommending that. Gard said, if Sunday sales passes, the alcohol commission recommended raising alcohol taxes and fines for violations. The goal with those changes, she said, would ultimately help the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission‘s excise officers with enforcement and compliance with state alcohol laws. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • $1M bond set for man charged in trooper shooting$1M bond set for man charged in trooper shooting

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 79-year-old suspected drunken driver shot a state trooper in the head as the officer tried to handcuff him during a traffic stop in southern Indiana, police said. The bullet skimmed the top of Trooper Morgenn Evans’ head Tuesday night in the city of Jeffersonville, state police Sgt. Jerry Goodin said Wednesday. Evans was released after being treated at the University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky and could soon return to duty. “The smallest measure you can have either way, it could have been a fatal shot to him,” Goodin said. “He’s very, very fortunate.” A judge set bail at $1 million for Oscar Kays during a Wednesday court hearing after he was charged with attempted murder. When reporters asked Kays after the court hearing what happened the night before, he replied, “Well, I think I crossed the line.” Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said the high bond was justified because Kays could be a danger to law enforcement. “This is a man who tried to kill a state trooper,” Mull said after the hearing. “He has no business being out in the street.” The trooper had stopped Hays for driving left of center and was trying to take him in for a breath test on suspicion of drunken driving when they scuffled and Kays pulled out a small gun, Goodin said. Evans fired at Kays as the man fled in his pickup truck and briefly chased him before losing sight of the vehicle. Other officers tracked Kays down at his Jeffersonville home where he came outside with a long gun before surrendering, Goodin said. Kays was treated at a hospital for injuries from the confrontation and had a large bandage around his left forearm during the court hearing. Goodin said Kays was not known to area police agencies before the shooting. Kays told investigators he shot the trooper because “he didn’t want to go to jail,” Goodin said. “He said he didn’t think it was wrong, that he wanted to be able to drink a couple of beers and not get in trouble.” Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Muncie man accused of attacking woman in apartment for hoursMuncie man accused of attacking woman in apartment for hours

    MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A Muncie man is being held in the Delware County Jail, accused of attacking a woman in an apartment for hours. Police arrested 46-year-old Jason Spidel on charges of domestic battery, strangulation, intimidation, and criminal confinement. The woman described the terrifying ordeal to police, according to the probable cause affidavit. She told officers she tried over and over again to leave the apartment, but Spidel would not let her. Eventually she was able to get out and had someone call 911. Neighbors said they are glad she made it out alive. “I mean, it’s scary it is because it makes you wonder, what if it would have been one of us?” said one neighbor. “I mean you never know how things like that happen.” People who live near Cole and Ethel are shaken after learning about what happened to a Muncie woman in their neighborhood. The investigation began last Friday when officers got a call for domestic battery. The woman told them Spidel got really drunk and began attacking her in the apartment. According to court documents, Spidel told her, “he was going to kill her” and “hang her in the closet.” Documents show he “chased her with a screwdriver” and “an empty syringe and tried to stab her.” The woman said, “Spidel held a pillow over her face and tried to suffocate her.” The allegations continued when the victim said “Spidel punched her in the face multiple times” The victim told police the punch broke her tooth and caused her to bleed. Documents went on to show “Spidel pulled her hair multiple times” and “was ripping clumps of her hair out.” The woman also told police Spidel said he was going to rape her. Documents show he attempted to pull her pants down several times and tried to cut her pants off. “You know, I hope she doesn’t come back to it, you know, I don’t know if it was a boyfriend a friend or just a random person, but I pray she doesn’t. She gets away from it,” said one neighbor. The prosecutor told 24-Hour News 8 at this time the case is still under review and official charging determinations have not been made. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Rare barn owls hatch late brood of chicks in southern IndianaRare barn owls hatch late brood of chicks in southern Indiana

    BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) — A pair of rare barn owls is tending to an unusually late brood of chicks in their southern Indiana nest that’s outfitted with a webcam. The Department of Natural Resources says the mother owl laid a second clutch of eggs in late September, which is quite late in the nesting season. DNR staffers recently inspected the nest and found three healthy chicks and two much smaller chicks. DNR nongame bird biologist Allisyn Gillet says the healthy chicks will likely survive until fledging if they find sufficient food in the coming weeks. Barn owls have a distinctive, heart-shaped face and are so-named because they often build their nests in barns. They are an endangered species in Indiana. The DNR says only 10 barn owl nests were reported statewide in 2015. A webcam of the nest can be seen via the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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