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Mayor Ballard calls for $50M preschool program

indystar.com — Mayor Greg Ballard this morning is proposing a $50 million public-private investment to make high-quality preschool available to 1,300 4-year-olds in low-income Indianapolis families for each of the next five years. It's an investment, Ballard says, to help stem the emotional and education gaps that impact many low-income children who are exposed to violence and unstable homes across the city.
Jul 30, 2014

An investment to stem emotional & educational gaps for #Indy's low-income kids exposed to violence, unstable homes: indy.st/1n2VqZT

Jul 30, 2014

Mayor Ballard calls for public-private $50M preschool program. indy.st/1n2VqZT via indystar

Jul 30, 2014

Mayor Ballard calls for $50M preschool program for 1,300 4-year-olds in low-income Indy families. indy.st/1n2VqZT via @indystar

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INDOT official Troy Woodruff resigns, as probe ends

indystar.com — Troy Woodruff, the chief of staff at the Indiana Department of Transportation, announced he will step down Thursday - a day before the state's top ethics policeman is expected to publish the findings of an investigation into Woodruff's conduct.
Jul 30, 2014

Honest to Goodness Indiana: INDOT official Troy Woodruff resigns, as probe ends indy.st/1n4qSqB via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

RT @indystar: INDOT official Troy Woodruff resigns as ethics probe ends. indy.st/1n4qSqB

Jul 30, 2014

RT @indystar: INDOT official Troy Woodruff resigns as ethics probe ends. indy.st/1n4qSqB

Fishers mom: My daughter not too young for pageants

indystar.com — A Fishers mom who is being criticized by some for entering her 2-year-old daughter in an international beauty pageant is firing back. Ebony Roberts and her daughter Laila are headed to the Sunburst International Beauty Pageant in Atlanta on Thursday where Laila will compete for a grand prize of $10,000.
Jul 30, 2014

Fishers mom: Daughter not too young for beauty pageants. indy.st/1n3N6sV via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

What do you think? Different from youth sports? Fishers mom: Daughter not too young for beauty pageants indy.st/1n3N6sV via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

RT @indystar: #Fishers mom fires back to critics: My 2-year-old is not too young for beauty pageants. indy.st/1s3ZUWk pic.twitter.com/lezB32U4Jw

Jul 30, 2014

"She is my princess and I have no problem sharing that with everyone," #Fishers mom says. indy.st/1n3N6sV pic.twitter.com/vHNxS5ObUr

Jul 30, 2014

#Fishers mom fires back to critics: My 2-year-old is not too young for beauty pageants. indy.st/1s3ZUWk pic.twitter.com/zsuX113luR

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Mayor Greg Ballard to announce crime plan for Indianapolis

indystar.com — Mayor Greg Ballard is poised to make a major public safety announcement this morning at Old City Hall. Ballard's announcement will be made at 10:30 a.m., according to a press release from the mayor's office. To follow the announcement live, follow Indianapolis Star reporters Jill Disis and John Tuohy on Twitter: @jdisis and @John_Tuohy.
Jul 30, 2014

More education, cops, taxes in Mayor Greg Ballard's crime plan. indy.st/1rP5FZz via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

UPDATED: Our story on @mayorballard's new crime plan. Council Dems say proposed officer staffing falls short. indy.st/1s4KlN8

Jul 30, 2014

Will it work? More education, cops, taxes in Mayor Ballard's crime plan indy.st/1rP5FZz via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

More education, cops, taxes in Mayor Ballard's crime plan indy.st/1rP5FZz via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

More education, cops, taxes in Mayor Ballard’s crime plan indy.st/1rP5FZz via @indystar

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Home security video leads to arrest in FedEx package theft

indystar.com — Indianapolis police Wednesday night arrested a man they believe last week looked directly into a home security camera before stealing jewelry from a FedEx package delivered to the home. And police are asking the public to call if they, too, had expected a FedEx delivery last week that never arrived.
Jul 31, 2014

Good investment by a homeowner: Home security video leads to arrest in FedEx package theft indy.st/1n4Ifrt via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

RT @indystar: Home security video leads to arrest in theft of FedEx package of jewelry from porch. indy.st/1n4Ifrt

Source: Colts OL Donald Thomas re-injures right quadriceps

indystar.com — ANDERSON - Colts offensive lineman Donald Thomas is believed to have re-injured the quad muscle the caused him to miss almost the entire 2013 season, according to a league source. Thomas, working as the starter at left guard, suffered an injury to his right leg.

Tully: Ballard’s bold preschool plan could be his greatest legacy

indystar.com — This city needs to do something big. Something that says the depressing crime wave and other challenges do not define it. Something that makes indisputably clear that this mid-level Midwestern city that has played outside of its weight class so often in the past intends to continue to do so in the future.
Jul 30, 2014

Tully: Mayor Ballard's bold preschool plan could be his greatest legacy indy.st/1n30bCF via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

Tully: Mayor Ballard's bold preschool plan could be his greatest legacy. indy.st/1n30bCF via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

RT @BethAMurphy: High praise from @MatthewLTully: @MayorBallard's bold preschool plan could be his greatest legacy indy.st/1n30bCF via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

RT @matthewltully: My column: Mayor Ballard's bold preschool plan could be his greatest legacy indy.st/1n30bCF via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

My column: Mayor Ballard's bold preschool plan could be his greatest legacy indy.st/1n30bCF via @indystar

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Home security video leads to arrest in FexEx package theft

indystar.com — Indianapolis police Wednesday night arrested a man they believe last week looked directly into a home security camera before stealing jewelry from a FedEx package delivered to the home. And police are asking the public to call if they, too, had expected a FedEx delivery last week that never arrived.
Jul 30, 2014

Home security video leads to arrest in FedEx package theft indy.st/1n4HOxa via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

Home security video leads to arrest in FedEx package theft. indy.st/1n4HOxa via @indystar

Could the Ryan White Care Act fade away?

indystar.com — A week before Indiana teenager Ryan White died of AIDS in 1990, Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy called his hospital room. "This is a call I think you should take," Ryan's mother was told by Elton John, who had become a close family friend.
Jul 30, 2014

Could the Ryan White Care Act fade away? Jeanne White-Ginder makes case before Congress today. indy.st/1n3ZdWX via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

Mom of teen AIDS victim Ryan White works to preserve AIDS care law named for him more than 20 years ago. indy.st/1n3ZdWX

IMPD officer arrested twice for drunken driving quits

indystar.com — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer arrested on drunken driving charges early Monday has resigned. Kevin Edward Brown, a 16-year veteran of IMPD, submitted his resignation Tuesday, according to IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams. Brown is charged with two counts of drunken driving, including one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.
Jul 30, 2014

#IMPD officer arrested twice for drunken driving quits indy.st/1n3rmgR via indystar

Jul 30, 2014

New today: The IMPD officer arrested on drunken driving charges Monday for a second time has resigned. indy.st/1s3A30N

Pence makes pitch to feds to expand alternative Medicaid plan

indystar.com — WASHINGTON - Gov. Mike Pence made a personal pitch Wednesday for federal approval of his alternative approach to expanding Medicaid, but acknowledged after a meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell that differences remain. "We're not there yet," Pence said. "They have raised a number of issues, but I took the opportunity to make our case."
Jul 30, 2014

Today, @GovPenceIN says differences still exist w/new HHS Sec Burwell over alternative Medicaid plan indy.st/1n4AZM4 via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

Pence makes pitch to feds to expand alternative Medicaid plan. indy.st/1n4AZM4 via @indystar

Mathis to Kravitz: 'I look at my baby's face and I have no regrets'

indystar.com — ANDERSON - From the moment Robert Mathis learned he had tested for Clomid, a masking agent for performance-enhancing drugs, he knew what they'd be saying about him: He's a cheater, another in a long line of cheaters. This is the reason he went from eight to 19½sacks at his age.
Jul 30, 2014

Mathis to Kravitz: 'I look at my baby's face and I have no regrets' indy.st/1n3RDvm via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

RT @NatJNewell: On #Colts' Mathis, @bkravitz asks if you'd trade 4 games for a baby girl. (Great photo by @danesekenon) indy.st/1n3RmII

Jul 30, 2014

Mathis to Kravitz: 'I look at my baby's face and I have no regrets' indy.st/1n3RDvm via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

RT @NatJNewell: On #Colts' Mathis, @bkravitz asks if you'd trade 4 games for a baby girl. (Great photo by @danesekenon) indy.st/1n3RmII

Colts' analysis has led to new approach to injuries

indystar.com — ANDERSON - When Gosder Cherilus has an issue, he takes it right to the top. The Indianapolis Colts right tackle recently approached coach Chuck Pagano to express his displeasure with the team's more conservative, less physical approach to training camp. "At first, to be honest, I had a problem with it," Cherilus said.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @HolderStephen: Gosder Cherilus said he challenged Pagano on lighter practices, but Pagano sold him on approach to minimize injury: indystar.com/story/sports/n…

Jul 30, 2014

Gosder Cherilus said he challenged Pagano on lighter practices, but Pagano sold him on approach to minimize injury: indystar.com/story/sports/n…

Indy man wins $1M lottery prize for second time

indystar.com — The chances of winning a $1-million lottery ticket are slim. Winning the same lottery twice is unheard of. Yet an Indianapolis man defied the odds twice, winning his second $1-million prize in three months. Robert Hamilton claimed his $1 million from the Hoosier Lottery Commission July 22, according to a news release.
Jul 30, 2014

Wow, should Lottery not allow this so soon? Indy man wins $1M lottery prize for second time in 3 mos. indy.st/1n2Zf15 via @indystar

Jul 30, 2014

"It's the icing on the cake," he said. Yeah. $1M icing. Indy man wins $1M lottery prize twice indy.st/1n2Zf15 via @indystar

Colts DL Josh Chapman ready to be a 'wrecking ball'

indystar.com — ANDERSON - He's now the undisputed man in the Indianapolis Colts' defensive middle, or as third-year nose tackle Josh Chapman refers to himself, "a wrecking ball." A rookie year lost to a surgically repaired left knee is ancient history.
Jul 30, 2014

#Colts camp wrapup: Josh Chapman's challenge, Trent Richardson returns, defense ball hawking again: indy.st/1n4b7jq via @indystar

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