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IU QB, son of soap star, had 'very normal' family life

indystar.com — The father awakened his sons, ate breakfast and transported them to school. Then he headed for the office. Just so happened that the office was the set of a TV soap opera. One of the sons, Zander Diamont, grew up to become the Indiana University quarterback.
Oct 21, 2014

Great name, too. RT @DavidWoods007: Want drama? How about son of soap opera star becoming the Indiana quarterback? indystar.com/story/sports/c…

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Former Marion County sheriff Jack Cottey dies at age 75

indystar.com — Jack Cottey, former Marion County Sheriff and state representative, has died. The 75-year-old lawman, who was being treated in a Carmel cancer center, lost his battle to the disease Tuesday evening. This story will be updated. Call Star reporter Michael Anthony Adams at (317) 444-6123. Follow him on Twitter: @MichaelAdams317.

Same-sex marriage in Indiana opens door to divorce, too

indystar.com — Before Oct. 6, same-sex couples who were married in other states but sought to get divorced in Indiana were stuck. Indianapolis family law attorney Kathy Harmon said a handful of those couples had contacted her office, asking what they could do to get divorced. The answer then wasn't so simple.
Oct 21, 2014

Same-sex couples seeking to get divorced can now do so. But there could still be some complications. indy.st/1tIGUjx @indystar

Oct 21, 2014

And, now ... Same-sex divorce: Same-sex marriage in Indiana opens door to divorce, too indy.st/1tIGUjx via @indystar

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jdisis: RT @indystar Same-sex marriage in Indiana has opened the door to divorce, too. indy.st/1tIGUjx

Oct 21, 2014

RT @indystar Same-sex marriage in Indiana has opened the door to divorce, too. indy.st/1tIGUjx

Oct 21, 2014

RT @indystar: Same-sex marriage in Indiana has opened the door to divorce, too. indy.st/1tIGUjx

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Tully: Pence calls pre-K decision 'painful'

indystar.com — Gov. Mike Pence wants to explain himself. That's a good thing; after the past week, he certainly needs to do so. By the time Pence called me late Monday afternoon, five days had passed since word had leaked about his decision to quietly kill the state's bid for a federal preschool grant that could have brought Indiana up to $80 million over the next four years.
Oct 21, 2014

Pence, by the way, told me his decision "was a tough call but not a close call." indy.st/1wi3hdv

Oct 21, 2014

RT @indystar: Breaking: Exclusive: Gov. Pence says pre-K decision ‘painful’ in interview with IndyStar's Matthew Tully. indy.st/1wi3hdv

Oct 21, 2014

Star's Matt Tully: Gov. Pence calls decision on pre-K funding 'painful.' indy.st/1wi3hdv via @indystar

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Erika_D_Smith: Seriously, all I can do is scowl after reading this. From @matthewltully: @GovPenceIN calls pre-K decision ‘painful’ indy.st/1wi3hdv

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David Bisard received a fair trial, Indiana attorney general says

indystar.com — The Indiana attorney general on Tuesday filed a response to ex-Indianapolis police officer David Bisard's appeal of a 13-year prison term for causing a fatal accident while drunk and on-duty. The attorney general denied all of Bisard's claims, including his contentions that there should have been a mistrial because a juror had looked up information on the Internet about the reliability of blood evidence.
Oct 21, 2014

David Bisard received a fair trial, Indiana attorney general says indy.st/1wiVH2a via @indystar

Oct 21, 2014

David Bisard received a fair trial, Indiana attorney general says indy.st/1wiVH2a via @indystar

Oct 21, 2014

RT @indystar: Former @IMPD_News officer David Bisard received a fair trial, Indiana attorney general says. indy.st/1wiVH2a

Oct 21, 2014

David Bisard received a fair trial, Indiana attorney general says. indy.st/1wiVH2a via @indystar

IndyStar Sports Day Podcast: Welcoming Gregg Doyel

indystar.com — New IndyStar sports columnist Gregg Doyel sat down with Matt Glenesk to talk about his decision to join The Star and what readers can expect. (Clark Wade / The Star)
Oct 21, 2014

RT @GreggDoyelStar: *Gulps.* *Clicks.* RT @jimlefko: Want to know @GreggDoyelStar, who will shape how you think about Indy sports? Watch: indy.st/1uAW0C6

Oct 21, 2014

WATCH: I play word association with @GreggDoyelStar on some of Indiana’s top athletes/events. indy.st/1uAW0C6

Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Fleetwood Mac packs Bankers Life Fieldhouse

indystar.com — Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood play off each other as Fleetwood Mac performs, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis. Nicks spoke on Operas Masters class about their affair during the 1977 making of the "Rumors" album.

The high school basketball Preseason Fab 15 continues with No. 13

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. Check back at No. 14 and No. 15 on the list. We continue today with No. 13: No.
Oct 21, 2014

The high school basketball Preseason Fab 15 continues with No. 13, Hamilton Southeastern. indy.st/1wj2oBn

Oct 21, 2014

We're up to No. 13 on the Preseason Fab 15 HS basketball countdown. This team averaged nine 3s a game last year. indy.st/1vJTCgS

Oct 21, 2014

The No. 13 team on our high school basketball Fab 15 countdown shot the lights out last year. indy.st/1vJTCgS

Indiana Supreme Court to hear case on school bus fees

indystar.com — The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over whether it's unconstitutional to make parents pay for their children to ride the bus to public schools. In June, the state Court of Appeals had deemed bus fees unconstitutional, determining that the state requires school corporations to provide transportation.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @indystar: Indiana Supreme Court agrees to hear case on school bus fees. indy.st/1sMdiy3

Candidate can't escape campaign mailer comparing Brainard to dictators

indystar.com — Former Carmel mayoral candidate John Accetturo sent out a campaign mailer more than three years ago that's still haunting his political career. The week before the 2011 May primary, Accetturo mailed a flier featuring Mayor Jim Brainard's photo along with those of dictators Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Moammar Gaddafi of Libya and impeached Illinois Gov.
Oct 21, 2014

Former Carmel councilman compared Brainard to Saddam Hussein, but it "was not meant to be derogatory." ...yeah, OK. indy.st/1tHRpUi

Oct 21, 2014

Polarizing politics in Carmel: Candidate can't escape campaign mailer comparing Brainard to dictators indy.st/1tHRpUi via @indystar

Oct 21, 2014

Candidate can't escape campaign mailer comparing Brainard to dictators indy.st/1tHRpUi via @indystar

Oct 21, 2014

Candidate can't escape campaign mailer comparing Brainard to dictators indy.st/1tHRpUi #CarmelIN

How the pumpkin gets in the beer

indystar.com — Brewer Shawn Byrnes at Fountain Square Brewing shows Star beverage reporter Amy Haneline how they brewed their Smashing pumpkin ale.

Pacers are among NBA's most affordable nights out

indystar.com — With Paul George likely out for the season, Lance Stephenson in Charlotte and now David West nursing an ankle injury, you may be searching for reasons to go Pacers games this season. Here's one: the Pacers are among the NBA's most affordable nights out.

Tailgate Tuesdays with Jerrell Freeman and Gregg Doyel

indystar.com — Tailgate Tuesdays with Jerrell Freeman and Gregg Doyel

Want a new laptop? Go to the Indianapolis airport auction

indystar.com — If you're in the market for an aircraft tow truck, a riding mower capable of trimming five football fields or just a pair of sunglasses, you might want to scoot out to a Westside warehouse next week. Indianapolis International Airport will be auctioning off surplus machinery and lost and found items Oct.
Oct 21, 2014

Want a new laptop? Go to the Indianapolis airport auction indy.st/1wikDXN via @indystar

Oct 21, 2014

Leave something behind at Indianapolis Airport? Tough luck. Authorities are about to auction it off to highest bidder indystar.com/story/news/201…

Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Win a VIK experience at LEGO Kids Fest in Indy

indystar.com — Do you have a LEGO kid? One who has tubs of the building bricks in his or her room? LEGO, the world's largest toy company, and The Indianapolis Star invite your child to enter to win special access to the LEGO Kids Fest at the Indiana Convention Center on Nov.
Oct 21, 2014

If you're a parent, don't miss this! Win a VIK experience at LEGO Kids Fest in Indy indy.st/1vF1FLt via @indystar

Al Lenoir is Nordstrom's 'Shoe Whisperer'

indystar.com — There are relationships that are important to many women: A best friend, a trusted hairdresser and a knowledgeable shoe salesperson. The shoe department at Nordstrom has 28 sales associates. We asked for the top. The best. The "Shoe Whisperer." The answer came back all the way from the home office in Seattle, Al Lenoir.

Police: Indiana man confesses to all 7 killings

indystar.com — GARY - Police say an Indiana man has now definitively confessed to killing seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in northwestern Indiana. Gary Police Chief Larry McKinley also told a news conference that authorities have enough evidence to charge Darren Vann, 43, with murder in at least three more of the cases involving bodies discovered in abandoned buildings around the city over the weekend.

Meet the judge who struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage

indystar.com — Federal Judge Richard Young talks about his job as a judge and what he thinks his legacy will be. Kristine Guerra/The Star EVANSVILLE - About four decades ago, he was a young Democrat who made a meager salary working on campaign trails.

In Mathis' stead, Colts pass rush holding up just fine

indystar.com — He stood on the sidelines Sunday afternoon, hobbled, hollering, the man who accounted for 19.5 sacks last season restrained to the role of a very well-paid assistant coach. It was third-and-long, and third-and-long is what Robert Mathis lives for.
Oct 21, 2014

In an instant, #Colts lost 46% of sacks from last year. How the team has filled void left by Robert Mathis' injury indy.st/1pybuW5