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KimWellsMedia Headshot WEDNESDAY MORNING HEADLINES WITH KIM WELLS

A suspected mayoral candidate is making it official today. The race for mayor of Indianapolis is heating up as Joe Hogsett is set to officially toss his hat into the ring today at King Park at 17th and Broadway. Observers have been closely watching Hogsett because he was making moves that indicated he was going to run including forming an exploratory committee and setting up a campaign office earlier in the fall. The democrat is the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Democratic State Rep. Ed DeLaney has already announced he’s running. Hogsett’s event is at 5:45 p.m.

Metro police are investigating a homicide. A woman has been shot and killed on the east side of the city Wednesday morning. Metro police officers responded to a person shot call in the 500 block of North Rural Street just before 8 a.m. There they found a woman was shot in the head. She was confirmed dead just after 8. This is developing story.

Two former Steak ‘n Shake managers are accused of restaurant robberies. Shaun Davis, Jr, his girlfriend Tiffany Thomas, and Rodric Sims are charged in the robberies of two locations last week. Police say Davis previously managed the store robbed on East 71st Street, and Thomas was an assistant manager at a Woodland Drive location. Davis also faces a felony handgun charge.

The House and Senate return today to start wrapping up the year’s work in a lame duck session. Newly-elected members won’t be sworn-in until January but they’ll be at the Capitol this week for orientation. Republicans and Democrats will also select their leadership teams for the coming year. Republicans regained control of the Senate in last week’s midterm elections and boosted their majority in the House.

Back here at home…Indianapolis is not a bad city to live in if you’re gay.  A report just out from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation says the city scored higher than average in laws and policies protecting the rights of gay, bisexual, and transgender people.  Indy scored an 82 out of 100 points.

The 2-and-6 Pacers hit the road to take on the Miami Heat tonight.  Indiana is winless on the road but snapped a six-game slide after beating the Jazz on Monday night.  The Heat are 5-and-2 and winners of two straight. Tip is at 7:30 p.m. and the game can be seen on ESPN.

Sun & Clouds, colder. High 39 Degrees.

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