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The case of Simeon Adams: 'Gun crazy' youths concern authorities

indystar.com — Simeon Adams was supposed to be home when veteran probation officer Tracy McDonald knocked on the front door March 4. But for the ninth time in less than a month, the 16-year-old, who was under house arrest for auto theft and resisting arrest, wasn't there.
"All these kids got guns. Out there, they got guns; down there, they got guns. They gun crazy." indy.st/RoYhoo
Great story by @john_tuohy et al The case of Simeon Adams: 'Gun crazy' youths concern authorities indy.st/1iWatCW via @indystar
The case of Simeon Adams is far from unique. Marion County's juvenile courts deal w about 200 handgun cases a year. indy.st/1iWatCW
RT @John_Tuohy: Detailed look at Trapuzzano killing:'Gun crazy' youths concern authorities indy.st/1iWatCW via indystar
Detailed look at Trapuzzano killing:'Gun crazy' youths concern authorities indy.st/1iWatCW via indystar
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway offers glamping for 2014 Indy 500

indystar.com — Glamping, or glamorous camping, is the hottest new attraction for the 2014 Indianapolis 500.

Long-forgotten remains of 3 vets found in funeral home

indystar.com — The unclaimed remains of veterans of the Civil War and both World Wars that were discovered in the vaults of a funeral home group will be inurned next week in a northeastern Indiana cemetery. Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers says the remains are those of Civil War Pvt.
RT @indystar: The remains of veterans of 3 wars have been found in Flanner and Buchanan’s unclaimed storage vaults. indy.st/QcNbBW
RT @indystar: The remains of veterans of 3 wars have been found in Flanner and Buchanan’s unclaimed storage vaults. indy.st/QcNbBW
Remains of a Civil War, World Wars I & II veterans found in funeral home vault. Burial with honors planned. indy.st/RoCL2T

IPS graduation rate rises; state rate remains steady

indystar.com — Indianapolis Public Schools' graduation rate climbed in the 2012-13 school year, according to new data released today by the Indiana Department of Education. About 68 percent of the district's students graduated last year, the data showed - higher than the 2011-12 rate of 65 percent.
IPS graduation rate rises; state rate remains steady indy.st/Qdh9Wr via indystar

1 hurt, 1 dead in Eastside shooting

indystar.com — The city awoke today to yet another homicide after a man was shot to death overnight on the city's Eastside. Police found the victim inside a vehicle in the 2800 block of North Gladstone Avenue after responding to the scene at 1:16 a.m., said Sgt. Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Colts taking a look at Indy-area NFL prospects

indystar.com — For one afternoon, the Colts' pre-draft evaluation will exchange its wide-angle lens for one with a tighter focus. Twenty-one draft-eligible players are expected to participate in the team's so-called "local pro day,'' which involves individuals from high schools in the metropolitan Indianapolis area.
Complete list of Indy-area draft prospects at #colts today. Includes Mich. St. S Isaiah Lewis, ISU RB Shakir Bell. indy.st/1l22RG7

Cheat Sheet: Westboro to picket Indy 500; Tax Freedom Day

indystar.com — Weather and news headlines for Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Brr! It was in the 20s this morning when I awoke, and a chill wind has been making it feel colder. But the good news is that the sun will shine and temps will rise to the 50s, says Paul Poteet.
Josh Kaufman keeps singing and the Baptist plan to picket Jim Nabors - Read today's cheat sheet: indy.st/1iZ3oCR via @indystar

Meet Mrs. Willy Wonka, Indy's chocolate scientist

indystar.com — Chocolate seems so simple. Sweet. Smooth. Indulgent. But what about the beta 5 structure? The cocoa butter crystallization? The tempering? Oh, my. Chocolate is complicated. So complex it needs a scientist. Meet 28-year-old Whitney Bembenick, the city's premier chocolate scientist. OK, her official title is research and development manager at Endangered Species Chocolate.
A chocolate scientist? Meet Mrs. Willy Wonka, Indy's chocolate scientist indy.st/QdbaRl via @indystar

10 items of note in the Ross-Ade Stadium upgrade

indystar.com — Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke updated members of the John Purdue Club and the media on Ross-Ade Stadium's south end zone project prior to the spring football game. Here are 10 items of interest: >> The objectives driving the project are maintenance, improved seating and fan experience - and to update the stadium's technology with a new sound system and video boards in both end zones.
Does Ross-Ade Stadium need permanent lights? Major #purdue renovation may or may not include them: indy.st/1jKBzjN

NCAA student-athletes to get unlimited meals, snacks

indystar.com — The NCAA Legislative Council took steps Tuesday to make sure Division I student-athletes will be well fed. The Council decided that athletes, walk-ons and those on scholarship, can receive unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation. Previously, student athletes received three meals a day or a food stipend.
RT @IndyStarSports: Weeks after Shabazz Napier said he went to bed starving, NCAA student-athletes will now get unlimited meals, snacks: ht…

IUPUI picks up recruit; local players in Friday events

indystar.com — IUPUI has picked up a commitment from Darell Combs, a transfer from Eastern Michigan. Combs, a 6-1 guard, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting one year. He played in 36 games (six starts) as a sophomore at Eastern Michigan, averaging 7.5 points.
IUPUI picks up a commitment; Lyles, Blackmon to play in Jordan Brand Classic on Friday. indy.st/1h3yQgO

Indianapolis weather: Mostly sunny, wind gusts

indystar.com — Indianapolis came within 5 degrees of tying a record low this morning, but it will be warmer by afternoon. There's no place to go but up. Yesterday's high of 38 was the coldest Tax Day high ever recorded in Indy.

IndySportsDay: Dan Dakich says Larry Bird deserves criticism

indystar.com — Does Larry Bird deserve some of the blame for the Pacers' recent woes? Bird overhauled the team's bench and made bold moves trading for Evan Turner and signing Andrew Bynum as the Pacers posted the best record in the Eastern Conference.
#IndySportsDay: @DanDakich says Larry Bird deserves criticism for publicly questioning Frank Vogel. indy.st/QplEwM

Josh Kaufman learns his fate on NBC's 'The Voice'

indystar.com — Indianapolis-based singer Josh Kaufman is a Top 12 competitor on NBC's televised talent search "The Voice." Tonight's episode featured Kaufman's performance of Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain," and celebrity panelist Usher picked the leader of Hoosier trio the New Etiquette to move forward. "You did an incredible job," Usher told Kaufman.

Interim Martinsville superintendent steps down

indystar.com — The interim superintendent at Martinsville Schools, Robert Brower, has resigned the position, a school official confirmed.
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