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Awwws and paws: Meet Zoya, zoo's new tiger cub

indystar.com — Just minutes before Zoya, the Indianapolis Zoo's new tiger cub, ventured into the exhibit space, her keepers scurried about, placing toys throughout the brush for her. But Zoya paid little attention to the blue plastic disc, bamboo, and spices such as garlic and peppermint.
Nov 25, 2014

So cute -- and beautiful. Worth a quick break to watch video of this zoo's new tiger cub. indy.st/1tgRicW

Nov 25, 2014

Okay, all you cat people out there. Check out these pix of Zoya, new tiger cub @IndianapolisZoo indy.st/1tgRicW via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

RT @AmyBartner: This is the cutest thing ever today: Meet Zoya, zoo's new tiger cub. indy.st/1tgRicW

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Indianapolis girl, 9, arrested in battery of younger sister

indystar.com — Officers arrested a nine-year-old girl for battery, after her mother called police to report her hitting her younger sister. It happened over the weekend on the south side. In a report filed by the arresting officer, the mother "stated that her nine-year-old daughter punched her six-year-old sister in the head."
Nov 25, 2014

Wow. I hit my lil bro all the time RT @kristine_guerra: Indianapolis girl, 9, arrested in battery of younger sister indy.st/1tgjigM

Nov 25, 2014

Indianapolis girl, 9, arrested in battery of younger sister indy.st/1tgjigM @fox59

Nov 25, 2014

RT @AlvieLindsay This raises interesting questions we're looking into: Girl, 9, arrested for hitting younger sister indy.st/1tgjigM

Nov 25, 2014

This raises interesting questions we're looking into: Girl, 9, arrested for hitting younger sister indy.st/1tgjigM via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

Indianapolis girl, 9, arrested in battery of younger sister indy.st/1tgjigM via @indystar

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Carmel mayor, clerk-treasurer agree on snow funding, head to court anyway

indystar.com — All that remains between the mayor and clerk-treasurer to solve a dispute over a city contract? About 20 feet. That's the distance between the two elected officials' offices on the third floor of City Hall. But instead of meeting in person to clear up what appears to be a simple miscommunication, the two will head to a court hearing at 9:30 a.m.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @ChrisSikich: It turns out #Carmel officials didn't have to go to court to settle a lawsuit. They just had to read @indystar: indy.st/1vJyV65

Nov 25, 2014

RT @ChrisSikich: It turns out #Carmel officials didn't have to go to court to settle a lawsuit. They just had to read @indystar: indy.st/1vJyV65

Nov 25, 2014

It turns out #Carmel officials didn't have to go to court to settle a lawsuit. They just had to read @indystar: indy.st/1vJyV65

Nov 25, 2014

RT @BizWeaver: So if Carmel mayor or clerk-treasurer would just walk 20 feet they could settle their silly dispute? indy.st/1vJyV65

Nov 25, 2014

So if Carmel mayor or clerk-treasurer would just walk 20 feet they could settle their silly dispute? indy.st/1vJyV65

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Wynn's IU contributions measured by stats and laughs, not inches

indystar.com — BLOOMINGTON -- If there is anyone who embodies the soul of Indiana University football, it is Shane Wynn. Undersized and underdog, he has a comedic side that includes a dead-on impersonation of coach Kevin Wilson. Wynn, 5-7 and 167 pounds, is so small that he once posted a photo of himself on Instagram in which he crammed himself inside an open locker.

Colts give up Monday Night Football for...

indystar.com — Wonder if Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano was OK with this? At least three of his players snubbed watching Monday Night Football to indulge in another Monday night sport. Of course, it's a fake sport with grown men throwing chairs, pounding heads with briefcases full of money and pretend pummeling each other.
Nov 25, 2014

Are @wwe wrestlers athletes? @wwerollins says yes & @patmcafeeshow isn't. McAfee puts him in his place indy.st/1vKZzMb via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

Who is more of an athlete: An NFL punter or a WWE wrestler? @patmcafeeshow @colts @nfl indy.st/1vKZzMb via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

RT @indystar: Wonder if Coach Pagano was OK with three of his Colts skipping Monday Night Football for this? indy.st/11tmz4X pic.twitter.com/qlh0QJCpA5

Nov 25, 2014

Hmmm, wonder if Coach Pagano is OK with this? Colts give up Monday Night Football for... indy.st/1vKZzMb via @indystar @patmcafeeshow

Smith: Unrest in Ferguson is unacceptable, but sadly understandable

indystar.com — I had high hopes for Ferguson. I think a lot of people did. On Monday afternoon, hours before we would learn whether charges would be filed against a white police officer who killed a black teenager, I asked the Rev. Charles Harrison what he thought would happen.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Erika_D_Smith: My take on the rioting last night: Unrest in #Ferguson is unacceptable, but sadly understandable indy.st/1tgL9NM via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

My take on the rioting last night: Unrest in #Ferguson is unacceptable, but sadly understandable indy.st/1tgL9NM via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

Erika Smith: Unrest in Ferguson is unacceptable, but sadly understandable indy.st/1tgL9NM

Nov 25, 2014

Smith: Unrest in Ferguson is unacceptable, but sadly understandable indy.st/1tgL9NM via @indystar

FOX-59's Chris Hagan shows Gregg Doyel around Indy

indystar.com — New sports columnist Gregg Doyel gets a tour around Indianapolis. (FOX-59)

Peaceful protesters gather Downtown to show solidarity with Ferguson

indystar.com — More than a hundred protesters huddled around a pair of portable speakers Tuesday night as members of Indy10, a local organization dedicated to promoting peaceful engagement between citizens and law enforcement, orchestrated a rally to show support for the Ferguson community. On Monday, a St.

60 years after first state title, hopes high again at Crispus Attucks

indystar.com — This is the first of a series of stories chronicling the 2014-15 Crispus Attucks team on the 60th anniversary season of Attucks becoming the first all-black school in the country to win a high school basketball state championship. Darrell Hutchison is a self-described "old head" around Crispus Attucks, where he's gone to school since the sixth grade.
Nov 25, 2014

Sixty years after Crispus Attucks won first state title, these Tigers want to make history. indy.st/1roHNYu pic.twitter.com/Gb7R4EtNcc

Nov 25, 2014

Get to know Indy. Crispus Attucks HS has done amazing things. @KyleNeddenriep is embedded there for a series. Part 1: indystar.com/story/sports/h…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @KyleNeddenriep: This is the first of a series I'll be writing this season on the 2014-15 Crispus Attucks team. indy.st/1roHNYu pic.twitter.com/NsCdEv92jN

Nov 25, 2014

This is the first of a series I'll be writing this season on the 2014-15 Crispus Attucks team. indy.st/1roHNYu pic.twitter.com/NsCdEv92jN

Nov 25, 2014

RT @KyleNeddenriep: Sixty years after Crispus Attucks won first state title, Tigers looking to make history again. indy.st/1roHNYu pic.twitter.com/W0m0CtZU5W

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Colts' Reggie Wayne: "I don't play for records'

indystar.com — Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne reiterated the comments of his coach, Chuck Pagano, saying two late passes thrown his way against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday to sustain an NFL-record streak were not a result of Wayne's lobbying.
Nov 25, 2014

Reggie Wayne: "I don't play for records.” No, but the #Colts sure do: indy.st/1ya2aO4

Nov 25, 2014

#Colts Reggie Wayne on his radio show today: “I don’t play for records.” indy.st/1AQtHHM

'Scrappy' Pacers beat Mavericks 111-100

indystar.com — DALLAS - Call them scrappy. Call them fighters. Call them road warriors. Just don't call the Indiana Pacers down and out for the season. Though injuries will not leave them alone, the Pacers continue to slug back as a prideful bunch unwilling to lay down and feel sorry for their plight.
Nov 25, 2014

Here's @CandaceDBuckner on the Pacers' B-Team, a hodge-podge group now with wins in Miami, in Chicago and in Dallas indy.st/1vbNFIf

Nov 25, 2014

Dirk: "A horrible loss. Horrific. Awful. I can't find any more words." indy.st/1vHJruT via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

Once they get healthy, Pacers are definitely a playoff team even w/o PG. Really impressive performance last night: indystar.com/story/sports/n…

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Rep. Eric Turner, plagued by scandal, formally resigns

indystar.com — A powerful state lawmaker who was the subject of an ethics investigation earlier this year has formally resigned his Indiana House seat. Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, will step down Nov. 30, according to a letter to House Speaker Brian Bosma.
Nov 25, 2014

Here's a copy of Turner's resignation letter (at bottom of story) indy.st/1vLakhu via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

Here's the story: Rep. Eric Turner, plagued by scandal, formally resigns indy.st/1vLakhu via @indystar

IU's defense falters against Eastern Washington

indystar.com — BLOOMINGTON Indiana went to lunch Monday with votes in both the AP and coaches polls. By bedtime, those votes were nothing but a pleasant memory. The Hoosiers (4-1) suffered their first defeat of the season Monday, 88-86, to underdog Eastern Washington (4-1).
Nov 25, 2014

On Monday, #iubb’s Tom Crean suffered a loss a coach on the hot seat can’t afford. And it may only get worse: indy.st/15mysMe

Nov 25, 2014

Our @ZachOsterman on IU’s inexplicable loss last night, and what it could mean for them this season indy.st/11S4Fsw

Nov 25, 2014

RT @IndyStarSports: How youth & lack of post players caught up with #iubb in upset loss vs. Eastern Washington: indy.st/15mysMe http…

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For church's 'Turkey Man,' chemo can wait

indystar.com — But he has no time to rest. Not now. Mitchell, 58, is the "turkey man" at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. He's responsible for roasting upward of 110 birds for the church's Thanksgiving meal for its community - both on the Far Northside and in the heart of Downtown.
Nov 25, 2014

Never doubt the power of goodness: For church's 'Turkey Man,' chemo can wait indy.st/1vL7AR7 via @indystar

Butler hopes to learn from tough challenges in Bahamas

indystar.com — Butler interim coach Chris Holtmann is well aware the Bulldogs could play quite well over the next three days and have little to show for it. "It's the best field (for an in-season tournament) from top to bottom that I can recall, ever," he said.
Nov 25, 2014

#Butler vs. UNC, noon tomorrow in absolutely loaded #Battle4Atlantis: "We'll learn so much about our team this week.” indy.st/11T7TNr

Nov 25, 2014

ICYMI: #Butler could play well yet still struggle in Battle 4 Atlantis indy.st/1vL5fFS via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

My story: #Butler hopes to learn from tough challenges in Bahamas indy.st/1vL5fFS via @indystar

US 31 to re-open in Carmel after 8-month closure

indystar.com — The long construction nightmare is coming to an end for Carmel businesses along a major traffic corridor. The Indiana Department of Transportation said U.S. 31 between Old Meridian and 136th streets will re-open in time for Thanksgiving.
Nov 25, 2014

At Jersey's Cafe, Carmel, 70 % drop in biz since US 31 closed 8 months ago: indy.st/1vIVQ1x via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

Crews working to reopen US 31 in Carmel tonight indy.st/1vIVQ1x Listen to the applause.

Nov 25, 2014

US 31 to re-open in #Carmel after 8-month closure indy.st/1vIVQ1x Good news for us commuters.

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Marion dog's ear-dancing video goes viral, set for TV

indystar.com — MARION, Ind. - A video of a dog from Marion has gone viral. In the video, 4-year-old German Shepard Jaxson Rose dances to Flo Rida's song "Low." The video was featured on GMA and Jaxon also flew out to LA to film FOX's Cause for Paws to be aired on FOX on Thanksgiving night from 8 to 10 p.m.
Nov 25, 2014

All I want for Christmas is a puppy who will jam to Flo Rida with me. indy.st/1tgqmtL via @indystar

Nov 25, 2014

A #Marion dog's ear-dancing video to @official_flo's "Low" goes viral and earns a spot on TV for Thanksgiving. indy.st/11UvnR8

High school basketball Preseason Fab 15: No. 3, Carmel

indystar.com — From now until the beginning of the high school basketball season, I'll count down the area high school boys basketball Fab 15. Here's a look at No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, No. 10, No. 11, No. 12, No. 13, No. 14 and No.
Nov 25, 2014

High school basketball Preseason Fab 15: No. 3, Carmel indy.st/1vKyI2G via @kyleneddenriep featuring Purdue recruit @Ryan_Cline13

Nov 25, 2014

A deeper look at our No. 3 team on the high school basketball Preseason Fab 15. indy.st/1FnVNtQ

HS basketball preview: A look at the Fab 15

indystar.com — A look at the high school basketball Fab 15 going into the 2014-15 season: 1. Southport (Class 4A, 15-8 last season) - The Cardinals came on strong in the second half of last season before falling to Pike in the sectional championship.
Nov 25, 2014

A surprise atop @KyleNeddenriep’s Preseason Fab 15? His No. 1 team hasn’t won a sectional since 2000: @SPCardsBBall. indy.st/1th85N1