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Misdial Lands Man In Jail

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- A suspected drug dealer is in custody after accidentally calling a state trooper. Wishtv.com reports Leroy Da'Von recently called the trooper and asked him if "he was looking," and then used a slang term referring to heroin. The trooper said yes and set up an exchange where the 19-year-old was met by…

Chinese Scholar Heading To IU Sentenced To Prison

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- A prominent scholar who was recently headed to IU is now sentenced to life in a Chinese prison. A Chinese court sentenced Ilham Tohti this week on separatism charges. The economics professor was scheduled to teach at IU as a visiting scholar. His daughter currently lives in Bloomington.

Preschool Pilot Program Starting In January

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Indiana is getting closer to kicking off its state-funded preschool pilot program. Governor Mike Pence says the details of how it'll be assessed are still being worked out.   Marion, Allen, Lake and Vanderburgh counties will start enrolling low-income students receiving state vouchers in January, and Jackson County will follow later in…

Scecina Volleyball Coach Killed In Crash

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Students and staff at Scecina Memorial High School are mourning the loss of volleyball coach Brian Hawkins, who died Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash. School president Joe Therber says Hawkins deeply cared about children.   Investigators think Hawkins was speeding when he slammed into a railroad bridge underpass on Emerson Avenue. The…