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Here Are the Most Generous Cities in America

Minneapolis and Seattle top LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - If you're wondering why your socials are suddenly filled with requests for charitable donations, allow us to solve the mystery: It's Giving Tuesday, a day to open up one's wallet for good causes after doing the same in the name of consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber...

COVID-Weary Fans Scoop Up All 135K Tix to Indy 500
Indy 500 Sells Out
All 135K Tickets

Indy 500 Sells Out All 135K Tickets

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be at 40% capacity for Sunday's race

(Newser) - If anyone was worried that COVID safety protocols would keep fans away from the Indy 500, they needn't have been. Fox News reports that every one of the 135,000 tickets that was up for grabs for Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been scooped up, meaning...

Indianapolis Honors Shooting Victims

Mayor assures members of Sikh community they're welcome in his city

(Newser) - Indiana's governor told members of the Sikh community and others who gathered at a downtown Indianapolis football stadium Saturday to remember the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that he knows their anguish is far from over. The three-hour event at Lucas Oil Stadium...

FBI: Mother Warned Police About FedEx Shooter
FBI: Mother Warned Police
About FedEx Shooter
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FBI: Mother Warned Police About FedEx Shooter

She feared Brandon Scott Hole, 19, would commit 'suicide by cop'

(Newser) - Police in Indianapolis say they are still trying to figure out a motive in the shooting at a FedEx warehouse that left eight victims dead. Authorities have identified the gunman, who police say killed himself at the scene, as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indianapolis. As it turns out, he...

FedEx Phone Policy Causes Frustration After Shooting
Indianapolis Shooter
ID'd as a 19-Year-Old

Indianapolis Shooter ID'd as a 19-Year-Old

But police don't speculate about motive of Brandon Scott Hole in attack that killed 8

(Newser) - In Indianapolis, more questions than answers were in play Friday after the mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that left eight victims dead and at least five others injured. The shooter also is dead, apparently by suicide. Coverage:
  • Victims: Eight people were shot to death, four inside and four outside

FedEx Shooting 'a Sight No One Should Ever Have to See'

Police say at least 8 dead in mass shooting at Indianapolis warehouse

(Newser) - Police in Indianapolis say they are still trying to determine details of the mass shooting that killed at least eight people at a FedEx warehouse near the city's airport Thursday night, including the number of people who were wounded. CNN reports that police say four victims were taken to...

8 Killed in Mass Shooting at Indianapolis FedEx Facility

Police say gunman killed himself

(Newser) - Police say at least eight people were killed in a mass shooting late Thursday night at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Genae Cook says multiple other victims were hospitalized, the Indianapolis Star reports. Police believe the gunman killed himself, the AP reports. Cook says police...

'He Wanted Some of Her Stimulus.' 4 Ended Up Dead

Malik Halfacre accused of mass killing in Indianapolis

(Newser) - An argument over stimulus money ended with four people, including a 7-year-old girl, dead in Indianapolis on Saturday night, police say. Malik Halfacre, 25, allegedly told police he fought with the mother of his infant daughter over whether she was going to give him some of the money, then shot...

Indianapolis Museum of Art in Hot Water Over Job Posting

Director apologizes for ad that called for someone to maintain 'white' audience

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Museum of Art is looking for a new director. And in a regrettable job posting, it said that person would be working to maintain the museum's "traditional, core, white art audience" while also attempting to attract a more diverse audience, the New York Times reports. Now,...

Cops: He Murdered Father, Lied to Family for Months
Dad Assured Family He Was
Fine, but the Texts Were Weird
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Dad Assured Family He Was Fine, but the Texts Were Weird

Family says the emojis, punctuation didn't match that of Fred Farmer

(Newser) - Last February, three months after Fred Farmer had last been seen, friends and family gathered at his favorite Indianapolis watering hole to plead for information on his disappearance. "I'm just waiting to find out who did something," Farmer's daughter, Christina, told WXIN from the venue. For...

Indianapolis Teen Accused of Killing His Family

Raymond Childs III suspected of shooting 5, including pregnant GF of his brother

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Indianapolis boy has been charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting his parents, two teen siblings, and his 18-year-old brother's pregnant girlfriend in the family's home, a prosecutor announced Thursday. Raymond Ronald Lee Childs III, who was arrested Monday, was charged as an adult with six...

Cops: Juvenile Arrested in Indianapolis Mass Murder

Five victims, including pregnant woman, were shot to death in home

(Newser) - Three teenagers, one of them pregnant, were among five people shot dead in an Indianapolis home early Sunday—and police now believe the killer is also a teenager. Police said a male juvenile was arrested Monday in connection with the city's worst mass casualty shooting in more than a...

5 People, Unborn Child Killed in Indianapolis Mass Murder

Police say it was the city's worst mass shooting in more than a decade

(Newser) - Indianapolis has been shaken by what police say was the city's biggest mass casualty shooting in more than a decade. Police say five people and an unborn child were shot dead early Sunday in a home in the northeast of the city, the Indianapolis Star reports. Sgt. Shane Foley...

NCAA Wants to Put Madness in Single Place

Environment would be less than a bubble, and the Final Four teams will spend a month in host city

(Newser) - There will be no NCAA men's basketball tournament games played in Dayton, Raleigh, or any of the 11 other sites expecting to host teams in 2021—and collect the revenue that comes with them. But there will be a tournament, the NCAA said Monday. All 68 tournament games instead...

Robbers Shot Indiana Couple as Son, 6, Hid

Boy's mother was killed, father badly injured

(Newser) - Police in Indianapolis are appealing for information in the horrific shooting of a couple who were approached by armed men as they tried to fix their vehicle late at night. Wilma Hochsteler, 40, was killed and husband Jonathan Hochstetler was shot in the neck and critically injured in the shooting...

These 11 Cities Receive a COVID Warning

Dr. Birx is worried about Baltimore, Cleveland, and 9 others

(Newser) - White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx is worried about 11 US cities in particular because of a surge in positive tests, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity . Birx warned state and local leaders—the exact participants are unclear—in a private phone call...

As Livestream Continued, Cop Joked About 'Closed Casket'

Indianapolis in an uproar after police kill 3 people in 8 hours

(Newser) - After an Indianapolis man was killed by police on a livestream being watched by his family , a detective joked, "Think it’s going to be a closed casket, homie," apparently referring to Dreasjon Reed's funeral. The New York Times reports that detail in a larger piece on...

Man Killed by Police on Livestream Watched by Family

High-speed chase preceded Wednesday's shooting in Indianapolis

(Newser) - A protest extended late into the night Wednesday in Indianapolis, where a black man was fatally shot by police in an encounter livestreamed on Facebook. A high-speed chase began around 6pm as police said they spotted a vehicle driving 90mph on Interstate 65, nearly hitting other cars and "disobeying...

Mail Carrier Killed After Writing of Feeling 'Seriously Unsafe'

45-year-old Angela Summers was gunned down in Indianapolis while on the job

(Newser) - A 45-year-old mail carrier and mom of a 14-year-old is dead in Indianapolis after being gunned down on the job. The New York Times reports Angela Summers was killed Monday afternoon while delivering mail, and a 21-year-old man has been arrested. One man in the neighborhood where Summers was shot...

She'd Given Birth 3 Days Earlier. That Didn't Stop Her Heroism

Holly McNally, other Good Samaritans helped rescue on-fire truck driver after fuel tanker crash

(Newser) - An Indianapolis-area mom had quite the week, with a relatively quiet Tuesday and Wednesday bookended by the birth of her fourth child and a heroic rescue. The Indianapolis Star reports that Holly McNally, 35, delivered baby Connor on Monday after only a half-hour or so of labor. Connor has had...

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