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Exorcism: The story behind the story

indystar.com — As The Star's social services watchdog, it's my job to be a voice for those who can't speak for themselves. I've investigated gaps in intensive mental health services for children with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses. I've written about the struggles of families to pay for children's hearing aids.
Oct 31, 2014

It's spooky-y-y-y: Here's the story behind 'The exorcisms of Latoya Ammons.' indy.st/1tHz0VK via @indystar

Oct 31, 2014

Why did "The exorcisms of Latoya Ammons" almost never get published? Find out in my story behind the story: indystar.com/story/news/201…

Oct 31, 2014

"The article went viral. I was even plagiarized by publications all over the world." indy.st/1tHz0VK via @indystar @indymarisak

Oct 31, 2014

The story behind the story of @IndyMarisaK's blockbuster, "The exorcisms of Latoya Ammons" indy.st/1voyZ5P

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Doyel: Ray Rice effect -- more women seeking shelter

indystar.com — The parking lot is full. That's your first sign that something wonderful is happening here, and something terrible has happened elsewhere. The parking lot. Full of cars. Which means the building is full of people -- though "full" would be a welcome change, come to think of it.
Oct 31, 2014

What a wonderful & important column: Doyel: Ray Rice effect -- more women seeking shelter indy.st/1wNAsWJ @indystar

Oct 31, 2014

So nice. RT @TinaSwarens: Great column @GreggDoyelStar. Thank you for caring about what goes on off the field, too. indy.st/1wNAsWJ

Oct 31, 2014

An antidote for the abhorrent Ray Rice costumes: @GreggDoyelStar on an Indy shelter for domestic violence victims. indy.st/1voA51s

Oct 31, 2014

Agree! RT @TinaSwarens: Great column @GreggDoyelStar. Thank you for caring about what goes on off the field & on it. indy.st/1wNAsWJ

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Could UNC-type academic scandal happen at IU or Purdue?

indystar.com — There's a group called the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes. It has a website, a code of ethics and an annual convention where sessions have titles such as "Establishing and Maintaining Productive Relationships with Coaches." "The workshop will begin with asking the audience what words come to mind then they think of the advisor/coach relationship," said the session description.
Oct 31, 2014

How do IU and Purdue avoid being in UNC situation, answering about ath dept academic fraud? indy.st/1vow1OI pic.twitter.com/ljBOaDsSAq

Oct 31, 2014

Coulda UNC-type academic scandal happen at IU or Purdue? indy.st/1tHs6Qm via @indystar

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Tully: IPS needs new thinking, new board members

indystar.com — Dysfunction has come roaring back into the Indianapolis Public Schools board in recent days, costing the district and its students a tremendous opportunity and sending the clearest possible message that voters would be wise to take Tuesday's elections seriously.
Oct 31, 2014

.@IPSSchools Board can not "collectively cast a solid vision for the district's future," says @matthewltully indy.st/1tIaZOj

Oct 31, 2014

My column on Tuesday's elections: @IPSSchools needs new thinking, new board members indy.st/1wNNjbh via @indystar

Har Mar Superstar, Pizza Underground and Macaulay Culkin at Hi-Fl

indystar.com — Har Mar Superstar (left) and the Pizza Underground, with member Macaulay Culkin (right), perform at the Hi-Fi in Indianapolis.

State Police: Man dragged dead woman from vehicle into house

indystar.com — A woman is dead after a one-vehicle crash Thursday in rural Tipton, police said, and officers have arrested the driver of the involved SUV on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness. Investigators are concerned by the driver's actions in the moments after the crash, police said.
Oct 31, 2014

Man dragged dead girlfriend's body from car wreck, put it in his living room, then had a beer: indystar.com/story/news/cri…

Oct 31, 2014

State Police: Man dragged dead woman from vehicle into house indy.st/1wNYm4n via @indystar

Cheat Sheet: Trick or treat times for Halloween, UIndy's 4 OT win

indystar.com — Weather and news updates for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Happy Halloween! I loved IndyStar reporter Bill McCleery's costume -- or is that just his secret identity when he's not being a mild-mannered reporter? Are you dressed up today? Tweet me photos at @heycori or post them on IndyStar's Facebook wall, and we may publish them!
Oct 31, 2014

Thanks for modeling! RT @BillMcCleery01 Proud to be mentioned in Cori's "Cheat Sheet!" :-) indy.st/1tHt27i

Oct 31, 2014

Proud to be mentioned in Cori's "Cheat Sheet!" :-) indy.st/1tHt27i via @indystar

Oct 31, 2014

Cheat Sheet: Exorcism story, trick or treat times, UIndy's epic win indy.st/1tHt27i via @indystar

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Hinkle Fieldhouse renovation tour

indystar.com — Butler opens Hinkle Fieldhouse to media for a renovation tour.
Oct 31, 2014

Here is the video by itself of the Hinkle Fieldhouse renovation. Really good stuff. #butler indy.st/1wNdeji via @indystar

UIndy beats St. Joseph's in 4 overtimes

indystar.com — At just after 8 p.m., the homemade bottle shakers rattled, cheerleaders yelled and the University of Indianapolis football team received the ball all as the camera eyes beamed the Southside campus to households across the nation. The two-time defending Great Lakes Valley Conference champions' matchup with in-state rival St.
Oct 31, 2014

I nominate @UIndy's victory over Saint Joseph's as Indiana's college game of year. Here's the story: indy.st/1wLjcRO via @indystar

Oct 31, 2014

What a game. @indystar: In 1st nationally televised game, @uindy beat St. Joseph's in 4 OTs. indy.st/1wLjcRO pic.twitter.com/MXhEtjThb9

Hinkle Fieldhouse keeps its charm after renovation

indystar.com — 87-year-old arena will host fans for Butler basketball on Saturday Butler's Roosevelt Jones looked up at the new video board after practice at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Thursday and said what a lot of other people will be thinking on Saturday night. "That's crazy," the Bulldogs' junior swingman said.
Oct 31, 2014

ICYM my story from yesterday: #Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse keeps its charm after renovation indy.st/1wKATkp via @indystar

Oct 31, 2014

Many thanks to @MDetrich who covered Hinkle shoot yesterday so I could work on a video. Check out his sweet photos: indy.st/1wNg6O1

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Mike Adams' long road from Paterson, N.J., to MetLife Stadium

indystar.com — Colts safety had it rough growing up not far from site of Monday night's game against the Giants Paterson, N.J. is a mere 12 miles from MetLife Stadium, with its posh suites and $5,000 seat licenses. But the two places might as well be on different planets.
Oct 31, 2014

(2/3) Today, you can read @HolderStephen’s story on @MDOTADAMS20’s path from hardship to NFL millions: indy.st/1yMaNOi

Oct 31, 2014

'Damn, is that how we lived? Is that what we ate?’ Mike Adams’ long road from poverty to NFL (via @HolderStephen) indy.st/1zkLpCr

Oct 31, 2014

Think you've had it rough? try comparing notes w Colts safety Mike Adams. The fact he's alive is a minor miracle indystar.com/story/sports/n…

Oct 31, 2014

"I don't think I ever told anybody this story," is how Colts S Mike Adams opens up to @HolderStephen. Life back home: indystar.com/story/sports/n…

Oct 30, 2014

#Colts SS Mike Adams on his rough childhood in Paterson NJ, overcoming long NFL odds and his $2500 signing bonus: indystar.com/story/sports/n…

Masked men force man and girl into bathtub, steal car

indystar.com — Two masked men forced a 31-year-old man and a 12-year-girl Thursday morning into a bathtub at gunpoint at the victims' Northwestside home, police said, where they tied them up and left them while they stole items from the house.
Oct 31, 2014

Masked men force man and girl into bathtub, steal car indy.st/1tIbojS via @indystar

Cartoonist Gary Varvel: The Political NoDoz election

indystar.com — Varvel looks at the boring midterm election
Oct 31, 2014

What can politicians do to wake up the electorate? >my toon indy.st/1tI7DuM via @indystar

Swarens: Hey, guys, keep it zipped - starting with your mouths

indystar.com — The comments at first don't seem so bad. "Hey, beautiful." "Smile." "Hey, look it there." "Damn." But they accumulate, and build, and finally when a stranger tells a young woman who is silently passing-by, "Somebody's acknowledging you for being beautiful! You should say thank you more," it becomes clear that the harassment has passed acceptable bounds.
Oct 31, 2014

Swarens: Hey, guys, keep it zipped — starting with your mouths indy.st/1wKZLZk via @indystar

Oct 31, 2014

Tim Swarens: Hey, guys, keep it zipped — starting with your mouths indy.st/1wKZLZk

Curt Cavin: A closer look at 2015 IndyCar schedule

indystar.com — Here's a twist: IndyCar will end its 2015 season on a road course. Seven years ago, Champ Car finished its year on such a circuit, but IndyCar since Tony George founded the Indy Racing League in 1996 never has.
Oct 30, 2014

IndyCar has announced its 2015 schedule. St. Pete is March 29 and the second race of the year. indystar.com/story/sports/m…

Oct 30, 2014

Curt Cavin: A closer look at 2015 IndyCar schedule. indy.st/1wIam7u via @indystar

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Thirsty 3: Best fall brews, Halloween events, an extra hour to buy alcohol

indystar.com — What three things do you need to know about Indy's beverage scene? Check IndyStar.com every week for my Thirsty 3. I'll pick three things to share, try, taste, do or make. Do you know of something awesome? Email me at amy.haneline@indystar.com. 1.
Oct 31, 2014

DST means extra time to buy alcohol. This and more in this week's Thirsty 3. indy.st/1wQkX2K

IU commit Tommy Stevens has 'awesome' Penn State visit

indystar.com — The fickle, trickle-down nature of college football recruiting could cost Indiana a commitment from Decatur Central quarterback Tommy Stevens. The 6-4, 200-pound dual-threat quarterback took an official visit to Penn State last week during a break in his team's schedule. When Stevens committed to Indiana back in June, he didn't have an offer from Penn State.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @IndyStarSports: Tommy Stevens has committed to #iufb but is making visits to other schools. Should Hoosiers fans be nervous? indy.st/1tlY3hl

Oct 30, 2014

This time before they even had him. RT @jimlefko: Is #iufb about to lose another QB? indy.st/1nTixNn

Oct 30, 2014

IU commit. RT @IndyStarSports: QB Tommy Stevens looking at Penn State but focused on Friday. indy.st/1nTixNn pic.twitter.com/XBWHBqUN2S

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Greenwood man charged with child molesting

indystar.com — A Greenwood man has been arrested and is accused of child molesting and showing harmful material to minors, Greenwood Police said. Jessie Rodarmel, 24, was taken into custody by police Thursday and faces two preliminary counts of child molesting and three preliminary counts of dissemination of matter harmful to minors, according to a news release Thursday from the police department.

UIndy vs. St. Joseph's football

indystar.com — UIndy wide receiver Reece Horn hauls in a deep pass that he broke for a touchdown over Saint Joseph defensive back Chris Edgerton in the second quarter of the game on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.