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Avory Johnson Charged In Coke Lot Shooting Death

Posted On August 27, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Three-months after he was arrested and released for the shooting death of a Kokomo man at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Avory Johnson is being charged with murder. The 19-year-old was taken into custody Monday in Texas. Prosecutors say Johnson killed Max Levine in the early morning hours of May 24th in the…

Court Hears Gay Marriage Challenges

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- A Federal appeals panel is expected to rule in favor for gay and lesbian couples who want to marry. Two cases were before the Chicago-based panel today. One case is challenging Wisconsin's ban and a consolidated set of three lawsuits against Indiana's. The hearing marks the 5th time a federal appeals court…

Tracking Hate Speech On Twitter

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Federal authorities and the public will soon be able to track hate speech on Twitter with a new online database. It was created by researchers at Indiana University and designed to detect political smears and other social pollution. The open-source platform will be made available to the general public. The National Science…

Fountain Square Fire Causes $200,000 Worth Of Damage

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- A fire in Fountain Square last night is estimated to have caused 200-thousand dollars in damage. Fire officials describe what they saw when they arrived to put out the blaze on the one-thousand block of Virginia Avenue.   The building on fire last night is home to a frozen yogurt shop, other…

Old Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Cold, Snow

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Hoosiers may be in store for another brutal winter. The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a polar vortex will bring "vicious cold" into parts of Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. According to the 2015 edition, it will also be a snowier winter. The Old Farmer's Almanac claims its weather predictions are 80-percent correct.