A former coach is out of jail but he isn’t free. Good day to you.
Former Park Tudor basketball coach Kyle Cox was released and placed on 24-hour lockdown at Volunteers of America while he awaits trial. Cox is accused of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student and exchanging explicit messages. The VOA site is a community corrections facility, and while there, he isn’t allowed to have access to the Internet or receive phone calls. Cox will only be allowed to leave with a chaperone for pre-approved appointments.
The father of an Indianapolis infant missing since August of 2014 is heading to court today for a pre-trial hearing. Willie Wilson is facing murder charges in the disappearance and death of his infant son, Delano Wilson. You may recall, Wilson reported the abduction of baby Delayno on the near west side saying he was pistol whipped by a couple who snatched the baby. The FBI joined in the search with Indianapolis Metro Police and the investigation found that the father did several Google searches about missing children and surveillance video from the area of the alleged abduction showed him walking alone. He was later arrested and charged. The baby’s body has never been found.
A man has been hospitalized after being stabbed late Tuesday night in downtown Indy. WRTV-6 is reporting police told them two people started fighting under train tracks of the Union Station viaduct and that’s when one pulled a knife, stabbed the other and then ran from the 100 block of South Pennsylvania Street. This happened around 11:30 p.m. and the victim was taken to Eskenazi Health in stable condition. If you have any info about this incident call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. You can make that call anonymously.
Local union leaders say they now know why Carrier Corp is packing up to move to Mexico. This, after their sit-down meeting with company officials Tuesday, in an attempt to work out a change of plans to keep them in the city. United Steelworkers Union officials say it’s corporate greed that’s behind the move. Carrier told them Indianapolis employees make about $34 per hour with salary and benefits, while workers in Mexico make an average of six dollars per hour, plus benefits. Fourteen hundred employees here will lose their jobs.
Jobs go, and, jobs come. The old Indianapolis International Airport site will be developed into a sports medical complex. The $500-million project is expected to create about 3,000 jobs, needed in the city particularly since Carrier has made its exit announcement. The campus is being built by Athletes Business Network and will offer treatments for and research on concussions, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and other brain-related conditions.
The city of Chicago will begin releasing video of police shootings in a more timely fashion. A member of the Police Accountability Task Force told the media that footage will be released within 60 days of each incident. The new policy was a recommendation by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s newly formed panel. This announcement comes months after the release of the video showing the police shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Meanwhile back here in Indianapolis, observers are keeping their eyes on the Indiana Statehouse regarding Indiana House Bill 1019, which is a bill that Restricts public records requests for law enforcement recordings. That bill is moving through the statehouse now. It’s been assigned to the Judiciary committee and will be heard this morning at 9:30 a.m. in Room 130.
President Barack Obama is sticking to his plan to nominate a candidate to replace the late-Justice Antonin Scalia. At a briefing Tuesday, Obama said the Constitution is “pretty clear” on what should happen in the event of a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Obama said blocking his nominee isn’t how American democracy should work.
A lot of voters say a Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump race for the White House scares them. A USA Today/Suffolk University poll asked likely voters if they’re enthusiastic, satisfied, dissatisfied, or scared at the prospect of Trump, Clinton, or Bernie Sanders winning their party’s nomination for President. Thirty-eight percent say a Trump Republican nomination scares them and 33-percent say they’d be afraid if Clinton is the Democratic nominee. Only Sanders got a positive reaction. Thirty-one percent of people questioned say they’d be satisfied if the Vermont Senator is the Democratic nominee. Twenty-eight percent say Sanders scares them.
The Colts will open their 2016 preseason in Canton, Ohio. They’ll play the Green Bay Packers in the annual Hall of Fame Game. It’ll take place on August 7th at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. On August 6th, former wide receiver Marvin Harrison and former coach Tony Dungy will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Congrats to Butler. The men’s basketball team made 13 three-pointers en route trouncing Creighton Tuesday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The final score was 88-75.
Indy Metro Weather…
Considerable cloudiness across the metro today. High: 37 degrees.
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