Purdue Boilermakers News for March 4, 2014
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Supreme Court removes Judge Brown from bench

The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday ousted Marion Superior Court Judge Kimberly Brown, only the third Indiana judge to be permanently removed from the bench for misconduct in the past 20 years.

Alleged triggerman in quadruple homicide appears in court

Kenneth 'Cody' Rackemann, one of the four suspects in the Southeastside quadruple homicide, was composed and quick to answer a judge's questions during an initial hearing this morning at Marion Superior Court.

'Craigslist Bandit' surrenders to police

An Indianapolis man police called the 'Craigslist Bandit' has turned himself in to the authorities.

Police uproot Franklin marijuana-growing operation

Police closed a large marijuana-growing operation in Franklin last month after noticing a distinctive odor emanating from a commercial building.

Rape, threats and fear: 6 hours of terror

Michelle and Serena were leaving an Avon CVS pharmacy parking lot.

$23M plan for Market Square tower clears panel

City-County Council committee expected to vote on $23 million borrowing plan to finance Market Square apartment project.

2 men robbed in Facebook deal for Air Jordan sneakers

Two men who made arrangements online to sell basketball shoes to two buyers on the Far Eastside were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night.

Lawsuit notice filed in death of patient at Richmond State Hospit...

The family of a man killed last year by another patient at Richmond State Hospital has notified the state of its plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Police release suspect photo in Far Southside bank robbery

FBI and Indianapolis police are seeking the public's help in finding or identifying a man in connection with a bank robbery Monday afternoon at a Citizens Bank on the Marion County line.

Teen driver clocked at 135 mph on I-465

An Indianapolis teen clocked going more than 80 mph over the speed limit on I-465 in the middle of the afternoon now faces formal charges.

Former VP of Simon Property Group sentenced in kickback scheme...

The former vice president of Simon Property Group will spend 18 months in federal prison for taking $766,000 in kickbacks to get a Pittsburgh-area construction firm work on two mall projects.

Gas line break prompts evacuation in Lebanon

Boone County officials are evacuating the area of Lebanon and Green streets in Lebanon after a gas main rupture.

Indiana guardsman faces explosives complaint

- An Indiana National Guardsman who was stopped in Ohio with explosives and guns in his vehicle has been charged by federal prosecutors with illegal possession of destructive devices.

Eastside bar cited on prostitution and drug charges

Five people were arrested and an Eastside bar was cited early Sunday on prostitution and drug charges.

Excise police arrest 26 at Lucas Oil Stadium motocross event

Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 26 people Saturday night during a motocross event at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Horse dies in Southeastside barn fire

A 2-year-old thoroughbred horse died Sunday in a barn fire on the Southeastside.

Police identify suspect, victim in Far-Eastside shooting death...

Police have identified the men involved in a fatal shooting reported Saturday afternoon on the Far Eastside.

Home invasions take big psychological toll

Terry O'Brien has security cameras around his home.

Indianapolis man arrested in raid

Indianapolis police arrested an Eastside man Friday and said they believe illegal drugs were being sold from the residence.

4 youths sought in armed robbery of Big Lots on Westside

Police are looking for four youths, including three believed to be under the age of 12, after an armed robbery Friday night at a Big Lots on the Westside.

Indianapolis man's car pushed into his living room

A man's car was pushed through the wall of his apartment early this morning after a dispute between neighbors on Indianapolis' Westside.

Prosecutor: Robbery spiraled into quadruple homicide

The alleged triggerman in the fatal shootings of four people Feb. 20 provided security for a drug dealer who was among the victims before deciding to rob his employer, according to criminal charges filed Friday.

Beech Grove man dies in Hancock County crash

A 65-year-old Beech Grove man died of injuries sustained in a Thursday-night crash on Interstate 70 in Hancock County, police said.

IMPD: 4 children found alone in squalor at motel

Indianapolis police officers were shocked at what they found after being called Thursday morning to a Far-Eastside motel to check a report of children left alone in a room.

Two arrested in connection with theft of deceased family's SUV...

Police have arrested two men in connection with the theft of an SUV owned by a family who died Saturday in a house fire in 2100 block of North Olney Street.

Rape victim acts to change Indiana statute of limitations

A Hancock County sexual assault victim has started an online petition aimed at lengthening Indiana's statute of limitations on rape cases to 'at least 20 years' from its current five.

Court: Indianapolis police used 'ruse' to enter home without...

An appeals court reversed the conviction of an Indianapolis woman who said police tricked their way into her house without a warrant before arresting her.

Ex-Marion County chief trial deputy David Wyser loses Indiana...

The Indiana Supreme Court has barred former Marion County chief trial deputy David Wyser from practicing law in Indiana.

Rape victim's story hits close to home

In May 2005, our neighbors Carl and Irene Johnson walked across the street to wish our youngest daughter a happy first birthday.

Family of woman shot outside day care fear suspect's bond is...

The family of a woman shot 13 times in a day-care parking lot worry that the bond amount set for her ex-husband, the suspected attacker, is too low - and that he could come after her if he leaves jail.

School bus strikes 2 children in Bartholomew County

One of the two Taylorsville Elementary School students struck by a school bus this morning remains hospitalized in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis driver nearly careens off bridge into White River...

Rescue crews encountered a precarious accident scene shortly before 5 a.m. today where a car was teetering over the edge of the 16th Street bridge crossing White River.

Butler scores season low in 67-48 loss against No. 8 Villanova...

Darrun Hilliard and James Bell scored 11 points each to lead No. 8 Villanova to a 67-48 victory over Butler on Wednesday night.

'One of the lucky ones'

Tuesday's news that Jay Simpson's playing career has come to an end affected deeply some of those who have known him, but also brought with it the perspective of what might have been after the big man was discovered to have an often-lethal condition of the heart.

Erika D. Smith: Ads on school buses is quick fix to bigger proble...

It's a Tuesday morning. The sun is coming up, and you have escorted your child to the school bus stop. As it does every weekday morning, the bus turns the corner and pulls to a stop.

NFL salary cap will be $133 million in '14

The NFL's 2014 salary cap is set at $133 million, the players' association announced Friday.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano in cancer awareness event

Colts coach Chuck Pagano and his wife, Tina, will team with Olivia Newton-John in a cancer awareness event as part of the May 3 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.

2014 Indiana HS Basketball Tournament: Tuesday Sectional Scores...

The 104th Indiana HS Tournament is underway. The Indiana high school tournament got underway tonight with action at 64 sites around the state. Most sectionals had two games, but some had one with a pair tomorrow night due to them being a 7-team affair. Most sites have six teams with two drawing a by directly to Friday's semifinals. Some sites have 5, 7, or 8, and the sites with 7 or 8 teams will have two games tomorrow night. CLASS 4AEast Chicago CentralMunster    71    Hammond Morton    57   

2014 Indiana High School Basketball Tournament

Borden, Bowman Academy, Greensburg, and Carmel are the defending champions heading into the 104th Indiana High School Basketball Tournament. Once again, I'll be providing a stream and updates as the Indiana HS basketball tournament gets underway with sectional play this coming Tuesday. There are no 2014 commitments playing in Indiana, but there are some definite prospects playing around the state. If you're looking for a printable bracket for all four classes right here: 2014 brackets Here i

Senate bill clarifies same-sex tax filing language

The Indiana Senate on Tuesday deleted a state tax provision that would have inadvertently allowed same-sex couples to file joint tax returns in Indiana.

Indiana bill to limit police surveillance advances

Indiana police would need search warrants before using aerial drones or demanding passwords for electronic devices if the Legislature gives final approval to a digital privacy bill.

House OKs bill to allow guns in school lots

A controversial bill allowing people to keep guns locked and out of sight in parked cars on school property passed the Indiana House on Monday, with mostly Republican support.

House OKs mass transit bill for Central Indiana

For the first time, legislation opening the door for an expanded mass transit system in Central Indiana has cleared both houses of the General Assembly.

Indiana House OKs concussion training

Indiana moved a step closer Monday to mandating concussion-awareness training for football coaches and requiring a 24-hour waiting period for players who suffer concussions.

Police, FBI investigate Elwood mayor's campaign spending

State Police and the FBI are investigating the spending of campaign funds by the mayor of the small Indiana city of Elwood, a former campaign official said.

Study: Lilly, other companies find ways to substantially reduce...

Eli Lilly and Co. was among the Fortune 500 companies that owed no federal corporate income tax in at least one year between 2008 and 2012, according to a new study.

New IndyGo transit center to have 19 bus bays, Wi-Fi

IndyGo revealed Friday new details for its $20 million Downtown public transportation center that should reduce congestion on Ohio Street, increase comfort for riders and simplify connections.

Mayor Greg Ballard pushes urban revival in Indianapolis

Mayor Greg Ballard State of City Address focuses on economic development.

Light rail complicates Central Indiana transit legislation

Light rail could become part of an expanded Central Indiana mass transit system under changes the Indiana House made Thursday to legislation making its way through the General Assembly.

Legislative roundup: Tanning ban, welfare drug tests

State lawmakers signed off Thursday on a wide range of bills, including road funding and preschool vouchers, while they prepare for negotiations during the last two weeks of the 2014 session.

Pence's battered agenda heads into homestretch

With his top legislative priorities on the rocks, Gov. Mike Pence has his work cut out for him if he wants to rescue them before the end of the 2014 General Assembly.

House passes Lifeline Law expansion, study of sex assaults

The Lifeline Law that gives immunity to intoxicated minors who call 911 could be expanded under a bill that unanimously passed the House on Wednesday.

Gov. Mike Pence makes pitch to salvage preschool proposal

Surrounded by a classroom of pre-schoolers, Gov. Mike Pence made a public plea Wednesday morning for legislators to pass the pre-K voucher pilot program that the Senate replaced with a study commission.

Heart condition ends career of Simpson

Jay Simpson's basketball career is over because of a heart condition, the school announced Tuesday.

Simpson's career ends due to HCM [$]

Purdue freshman center Jay Simpson's basketball career is over due to heart condition HCM.

Moving mountains on child care rules

A year ago, the conversation in the Statehouse about child care was pretty basic: Should day cares that use public money be required to do criminal background checks on caregivers and to have smoke detectors and running water? The answer, only after consi

Principal 'overwhelmed' by students' efforts to help Guerra family...

A seventh-grade girl walked into Holy Cross Central School on Feb. 24 with tears in her eyes.

Senate bill clarifies same-sex tax filing language

The Indiana Senate on Tuesday deleted a state tax provision that would have inadvertently allowed same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns in Indiana.

Paul Poteet: Temps remain cold despite sunny skies

Today will be the ninth consecutive day with temperatures not getting above average. It's probably going to take a few more days. We'll come close Friday, and should get above normal Monday.

Man wounded in drive-by shooting at gas station

A man was shot in the leg early Monday at a Northwestside gas station.

Chase ends in burglary suspect's arrest

A man suspected of burglary who led police on a brief chase was arrested this morning on Northwestside.

Indiana's top 10 consumer complaints

For the third straight year, auto-related issues topped the list of consumer complaints filed with the Indiana attorney general's office.

Take a lesson in writing a letter

When Dorothy Dugdale was growing up in Indianapolis, her father - as head of the mortgage department for a life insurance company - was forced to travel a great deal.

Argument precedes fight, stabbing

A man arguing over coffee and sexual favors was stabbed multiple times Sunday night, police said.

Paul Poteet: Wind chills stay below zero until midday

Back to cold and dry weather today, as Arctic high pressure returns to steer the ship for a few days. The last of the weekend storm system sags southward, and they sky will be decreasingly cloudy.

Funeral set for family of 6 died in fire

Funeral arrangements have been finalized for six members of a family who died as the result of an Eastside house fire.

Bloomington hopes to stop IU's planned land swap

City leaders hope a proposed historic designation persuades Indiana University to think twice about a land swap plan that could include razing six houses to make way for a new fraternity building.

15-year-old shot at twice during late-night joyride on Eastside...

A teen girl who swiped her parents' car keys for a late-night joyride was shot at twice while behind the wheel and ended up crashing into a fire hydrant, police said.

Decadeslong search reunites man with baby he rescued from sure...

Dave Hickman remembers it like it was yesterday, the day 58 years ago that changed his life forever.

IFD pulls car from Broad Ripple canal

A driver was injured and taken to the hospital after sliding his car into the Central Canal in Broad Ripple early Sunday.

Storm brings far less snow than expected

Snow is still on the way today, but the winter storm expected to wallop Central Indiana won't be dumping the loads of snow that meterologists originally expected.

Paul Poteet weather: 6-10' of snow, followed by cold blast

It's a new month, but the same old wintry weather is ready to March into the state.

A new link to Indy's 'secret' park

Drivers headed east from Indianapolis on Interstate 70 near Sherman Drive have been able, for more than a decade, to look southward and see a small lake, encircled by bike trail and adorned with some unusual pieces of art.

Funeral for ex-Star editor Lawrence 'Bo' Connor on Thursday

Funeral services for Lawrence S. 'Bo' Connor, retired former managing editor of The Indianapolis Star, will be held next week in Indianapolis.

Great North Run becomes school district favorite

It started out small. About 180 runners and walkers showed up at North Central High School in 2003 on a fall Saturday morning to pound out 3.1 miles on the stadium track and winding roads on campus.

'Rise Above the Mark' film sparks education debate

It was a two-sided debate in front of an audience hooting for one side.

2 injured in explosion on Near Northside

Two employees of a Near-Northside auto-parts maker were injured and hospitalized earlier today in an explosion at the company.

Muncie animal rescue takes lambs, goat from farm

Despite 16 years of helping and rescuing animals in Muncie, Animal Rescue Fund founder Terri Panszi actually encountered a first on Wednesday.

Indiana Weather: Weekend storm could set snow record, Paul Poteet...

The three months officially known as Meteorological Winter end tonight, but so what? March is standing by to come in like a lion, and this weekend's storm may officially break the snow year record. All it would take is another six inches.

Lower revenue analysis raises new questions about soccer stadium...

The Senate approved a bill Thursday that would help finance a proposed Indy Eleven soccer stadium, but an independent analysis has called into question the team owner's estimate of revenue the facility could generate.

Another winter storm looms for weekend

Punxsutawney Phil never mentioned the remaining six weeks of winter would be so brutal.

Morgan County couple held on child sex charges

Investigators arrested a Morgan County couple earlier this week on a long list of warrants charging them with illegal sexual contact with minors.

Judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages from other...

At least for now, Kentucky must recognize same-sex marrriages performed in states where it is legal.

1,000 hogs die in Carroll County fire

Fire was reported in a hog barn at 4:15 p.m. in Carroll County.

Paul Poteet: Wind chills to stay below zero today

Winds will gust to 30 mph through midday, and chills will stay below zero all day long today. Credit the cold front. This latest Arctic intruder brings a few clouds early, with mostly sunny weather much of the day. The winds will back off tonight.

Film about Indiana school reform in Indy on Friday

A documentary film examining the impact of school reform movement and standardized tests in Indiana and beyond will be screened Friday at Clowes Memorial Hall.

Day care reforms move to Indiana Senate

Day care reforms that child advocates say have been years in the making moved another step toward passage Wednesday, albeit without some provisions those advocates say would help ensure better quality care for children.

Vigil remembers family that died in Eastside fire

Days after a family of six perished in a fire on North Olney Street, family members were confronted with an insult: Someone stole the Guerra family SUV that sat in the driveway of the boarded-up home.

IPS, feds reach agreement over Title IX sports violations

The federal government has found that Indianapolis Public Schools violated Title IX by denying female students an equal opportunity to participate in its high school athletics programs.

New charges link home-invasion suspect to brutal robbery

New criminal charges have been filed against an Indianapolis man already facing more than 75 charges, including murder.

Paul Poteet: Temps continue to drop as snow returns to forecast...

Chills will stay sub-zero until about lunchtime today. The chills will approach -20 in Lafayette, Kokomo, Muncie and Richmond. An advisory is in effect until 9 a.m., except for Richmond where it extends to 10 a.m.

Jay Simpson To Retire With Heart Condition

The redshirt freshman forward was diagnosed with the heart condition HCM and will end his playing career. Jay Simpson's days as a basketball player are, sadly, done. Coach Matt Painter announced tonight that the redshirt freshman would end his playing career after being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyotrophy (HTM), a heart condition most known for taking the lives of others such as Hank Gathers, Reggie Lewis, Kevin Duckworth and Jason Collier. Somewhat interestingly, Gathers passed away fr

M. Basketball. Simpson's Career Comes To An Early End

Purdue men's basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced that redshirt-freshman Jay Simpson's career is over due to the heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyotrophy (HCM).

Spring has sprung: Five Boilers to watch [$]

With spring practice around the corner, Boiler Sports Report looks at five Boilermakers that need big springs.

3 firms compete to build Marion County criminal justice center...

Three international corporations involved with large construction projects across the globe have been selected as finalists to build, manage and operate a proposed Marion County criminal justice center in a private-public arrangement with the city and cou

Stonegate Mortgage to add 400 new jobs by 2017

Stonegate Mortgage Co. today announced plans to expand its corporate headquarters and create up to 400 new jobs by 2017.

Fisher home investor guilty of wire fraud

A Fishers home investor has been found guilty of wire fraud by a federal jury in California in a trial involving a multimillion-dollar real estate 'flipping' scheme.

Emmis wins dismissal of suit by preferred shareholders

Emmis Communications has won a dismissal of a nearly two-year-old lawsuit brought by dissident preferred shareholders.

Indiana's 4 billionaires get richer

The wealth of each of the four billionaires in Indiana has increased since last fall, says Forbes.

Hot Job: Physician Assistant Denise Harty a key part of patient...

As Denise Harty developed more experience in her career as an athletic trainer, she realized she was learning more than her certification would allow her to do. So, Harty decided to pursue an advanced degree as a physician assistant.

Indiana's incredible shrinking workforce: What is causing it?...

Sara Swinehart chucked her job as an autism therapist in Lafayette last summer to go on a cross-country bicycling adventure.

Celadon wants to be a 'one-stop shop' for logistics

In a trucking industry beleaguered by a poor economy, high fuel prices and increasing regulation, many small fleets have struggled.

5 questions with Eli Lilly's John Lechleiter

John Lechleiter joined Eli Lilly and Co. 34 years ago as a senior organic chemist. In 2005, he was named president, chief executive officer and chairman of the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant.

Pete the Planner: How much risk can you stomach?

I eat oysters. It's a risk I'm willing to accept. I eat sushi. It's a risk I'm willing to accept. I invest some of my money in the stock market. It's a risk I'm willing to accept.

Steak 'n Shake parent buying Maxim

Seeking some sizzle, the owner of the Indianapolis-based Steak 'n Shake burger chain is buying men's magazine Maxim.

Autos: Are you properly tired?

Experts tell us how to select the right tires for our vehicles, but do we listen? No, we go out and buy the cool low-profile tread that looks sexy on the 19-inch rims.

Business Insider: Building a community identity takes effort

Most of us attend seminars at some point and witness the ubiquitous panel discussion.

Notably New: Murray's Cheese Shop plans 2 metro-area locations...

Murray's Cheese Shop When it opened: Feb.

Gusto mobile app developer plans to hire up to 150 by 2018

The latest tech startup in Indianapolis: an app creator that 'brings order to the chaos of your digital life.'

Feds sue ITT Educational over loan practices

ITT Educational Services Inc. was sued by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over claims the for-profit college chain engaged in predatory lending by encouraging students to take loans they would struggle to repay.

Update: Subaru $422M expansion plan clears first hurdle

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is asking the city of Lafayette for tax abatements on a $400 million investment to expand its Lafayette plant and begin production of the Subaru Impreza in 2017.

Kroger to end hiring of off-duty police officers

Grocery giant Kroger has ended its practice of hiring off-duty uniformed police officers to provide security in many of its stores across the country, including ones in Indiana.

Indiana Limestone Co. to close, lay off 166 workers

Its ultra-durable stone has gone into the building of the Empire State Building and the Pentagon.

Simon spinoff gets new CEO, name

Simon Property Group has come up with a name for the spinoff company that will own 98 of its smaller shopping malls and strip centers.

A first for Indiana: Google Glass surgery

All surgeon Paul Szotek wanted to find was an optometrist for his wife when he typed 'glasses' into the Google search engine about a year ago. He wound up finding a whole new surgical tool: Google Glass.

CirqueIndy offers circus-style workout

Colorful silk fabrics of red, blue and cream hang in folds from the ceiling of what looks like a warehouse.

Study that finds preschool obesity rates have plummeted may not...

In what could easily be the best news in childhood obesity in recent years, a report this week finds obesity rates among two- to- five-year-olds have dropped a dramatic 43 percent.

Track. Tuesday Track Tidbits

-The Purdue men jumped into the top 25 after the Big Ten Championships.-The Boilermaker men are ranked 21st in the country, the first time ranked this season and the highest in-season ranking in program history.

M. Golf. Boilers Turn In Record-Setting Round on Final Day of...

The No. 36-ranked Purdue men's golf team recorded a school-record 270 (-18) to vault into a tie for fourth place on the final day of the USF Invitational. The Boilermakers recorded their seventh top-five finish in eight events so far during the 2013-14 season.

Spring: Breakout players [$]

This spring, several Boilermakers will inevitably have breakout performances. But who? In our latest installment in a spring preview series, we give five likely candidates, including receiver Dan Monteroso.

W. Tennis. Djokovic Receives Big Ten Athlete of the Week Honor...

Djokovic earns first career Big Ten honor after her upset of No. 97 Maddie Lipp of Northwestern.

Allen, others, take advantage of Pro Day

Ricardo Allen was looking to improve some of his numbers from the NFL Combine at Purdue's Pro Day and did so. Read more about his and other former Boilermakers' efforts inside.

Track. Bunch, Mostert Earn Big Ten Awards

The Big Ten Conference released its award winners for the 2014 indoor track and field season Tuesday afternoon. The Boilermakers picked up an honor on the men's and women's sides.

Purdue may have to again make postseason decision [$]

With Purdue being out of NCAA Tournament at-large contention and there being no guarantees about the NIT, the school could find itself having to make a decision about postseason play.

M. Tennis. Purdue Set for College MatchDay, Big Ten Opener

The 54th-ranked Purdue men's tennis team will look to continue its winning ways, first hosting DePaul Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET in a USTA College MatchDay battle, followed by its Big Ten opener against No. 23 Northwestern Friday at 2 p.m.

M. Basketball. Purdue Closes Big Ten Road Slate at Red-Hot Wiscon...

The Purdue men's basketball team wraps up the road portion of its Big Ten slate on Wednesday night when it travels to Madison, Wis., for a 9 p.m. (ET) tip with Wisconsin.

M. Golf. Boilers Rally Again on Back Nine on Day Two at USF Invit...

Much like on day one, the Purdue men's golf team was forced to rally on the back nine on day two of the USF Invitational, finishing the round in 1-under par (287) to finish the second round in eighth place with a two-day score of 6-under par 570.

2014 Purdue Basketball Recruiting: March 4 Update

Jacquil Taylor's season is over, but Dakota Mathias and Vince Edwards are alive in Ohio. This is the first update without anything on Isaac Haas, who finished up his high school career with a loss in the Alabama state tournament before last week's update. There were still three players active in their respective tournaments, however: Dakota Mathias - G - Elida HS, Elida, OH - Elida beat St. Mary's 49-43 on Friday night behind 14 points and 11 rebounds from Mathias. This moved Elida on to the

Headlines: Tuesday 3.4.2014

Check out the latest on Courtney Moses' first-team All-Big Ten selection and football recruiting in today's headlines

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