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A fast food pitchman finds himself sandwiched between a criminal rock and an end of marriage hard place after his misdeeds left a string of minors victimized.  Check out this and other stories making news today below.

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Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges .  He’s also taken a plea deal in federal court here in Indianapolis on Wednesday. Fogle is accused of accepting child porn, arranging and paying for sex with minors since 2007.  He’s agreed to pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 victims. He must also register as a sex offender and participate in a program to treat sexual disorders. He’s agreed to a jail term up to 12.5 years, but no less than five years. Meanwhile his wife, Katie Fogle, wasted no time. She filed for divorce making their two young children her priority. Her statement through her attorney…says she’s “extremely shocked and disappointed” by the recent developments involving her husband. He left court downtown yesterday with an ankle monitor.

Read the charges against Fogle, courtesy of WTHR, HERE.

Subway is continuing to distance itself from its former pitchman after Fogle’s guilty plea to charges of having sex with minors and child pornography. On Twitter Wednesday, the sandwich chain called Fogle’s actions inexcusable and said they don’t represent the brand’s values.

Parents in Perry Township are on alert after a report of two men approaching a child and offering him candy. Indianapolis metro police say a sixth grade boy was playing in his neighborhood on McGregor Road after school when the men approached him in a white van. They say the boy ran into his home and the van left. Parents were warned by the district after it was reported yesterday.

17th Annual Family Fun Filled Back-in-School Carnival Celebration

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A back-to-school tradition for Indianapolis Public Schools and Perry Township Schools is being held Thursday evening to celebrate students, to rally families and the community around education for this new school year. It’s the 17th Annual Family Fun Filled Back-In-School Carnival Celebration at Julian Coleman School 110. The school is located at 1740 East 30th Street. Various community partners will be on site with information, activities, services, food and more including special guests Congressman Andre Carson, Mayor Greg Ballard, IMPD Chief Rick Hite, Colts In Motion, Pacers Fan Van, Indiana Fever, Indiana Black Expo, and several of the personalities from WTLC and the Indy stations of Radio One. Festivities get underway at 6 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Organizers remind parents and guardians to accompany students.

IndyGo is competing for state and federal funding for its proposed Red Line. If approved, the one-of-a-kind electric bus transportation system will run from Westfield to Greenwood passing through popular areas here in the city such as Broad Ripple, Downtown and the University of Indianapolis. The federal grant would cover 80 percent of the $60-million price tag attached to the first phase of the project. IndyGo will apply for a state grant to cover the rest of the construction costs.

A man is in critical condition after being hit by a train on Indy’s west side.  Officials say the man was hit on the railroad tracks just north of Bertha and Fleming Streets at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Indianapolis metro police are investigating how it happened.

Monroe County is declaring a public health emergency because of a growing number of Hepatitis C cases. Officials say the number of cases has gone up more than 50 percent in the past five years. The county will be added to those with a syringe exchange program if commissioners approve the declaration next month.

Jimmy Carter Book Signing For 'A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety'

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Former President Jimmy Carter provides details about his recent cancer diagnosis. On Thursday morning, the elder statesman revealed he has several spots of melanoma on his brain and will receive treatment in intervals beginning today. Speaking at a press conference in Atlanta at the center named in his honor, the 90-year-old said it started with a small tumor on his liver but doctors believed that the cancer they found there had come from somewhere else and had spread. He underwent a surgery earlier in August to remove that tumor, however doctors were correct about it’s spread. The 39th President appeared to be in good spirits as he answered a barrage of questions from reporters. He told them his future, “is in the hands of the God who I worship.”

Ohio 09

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Folks in Cleveland and on Capitol Hill are mourning the loss of Ohio’s first African-American to be elected to Congress. Louis Stokes has died after battling brain and lung cancer. Stokes was 90-years-old. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years, retiring in 1999. Stokes was a civil rights attorney before being elected to Congress in 1969 and is credited as the pioneer to political change for African-Americans on Capitol Hill. He chaired a committee that re-examined the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It was a rough night in St. Louis. Police and people who live there hope today will be better after demonstrations turned violent Wednesday night. It started Wednesday afternoon when police shot and killed an African American teenager they say pointed a gun at them. Police say Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, pointed a gun at officers after running out of a house where police arrived to perform a search. Protests went on throughout the afternoon and into the night. Activists were already holding demonstrations to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Kajeem Powell who suffered from mental illness and was shot by police while armed with a knife, when this latest incident occurred.

A former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a man during a traffic stop will stand trial in November. Ray Tensing is accused of the shooting death of Samuel DuBose. Tensing’s body camera recorded the traffic stop and shooting of the unarmed black man on July 19th. The defense says it will file a motion for a change of venue from Hamilton County.

In world news…One of Nelson Mandela’s 17 grandchildren is being charged with rape. Mbuso Mandela is in custody of South African police for allegedly raping a 15-year-old on August 7th. The rape reportedly took place at a restaurant in Greenside, a suburb in Johannesburg. It was reported a week later and Mandela was arrested last Saturday. He is expected to appear Friday for a bail hearing.

In Sports:

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler conceded that the Colts “won the day” during joint practices Wednesday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.  Andrew Luck carved up the Chicago defense, and Frank Gore looked like he was in midseason form. On defense, the Colts D-line dominated the trenches against the Bears as Cutler could do little against the Colts defense. Was this a preview of play to come?  Hmmm… The Bears and the Colts continue joint practice today.

Indianapolis Weather:

A few passing clouds are expected in Indy today, otherwise, generally sunny with a high of 79 degrees. Get your tickets to tomorrow night’s show of the Soul Food Festival here online or stop by our studios at 21 East St. Joseph Street, downtown, between until 5 p.m. Thursday.

Make today a great day… I’m Kim Wells.

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