Friday’s Tasty Takeout is Chuy’s.
Chuy’s is a Texas-based restaurant that serves Mexican-style food and plenty of Texas-sized drinks.
Chuy’s has locations in Noblesville, Carmel, and Southport.
The Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS ) will host the Front Porch Party for the 2023 Spring ACS meeting here in Indianapolis.
They’ll be on the show to talk about the activities happening during the Front Porch Party event.
“All Indiana” co-host Cody Adams is in the field at the 64th annual World of Wheels to talk with Danielle Schriepe, Experiential Marketing Specialist at Meguiar’s, to discuss car care tips for all your most prized auto possessions.
Check it out!
“Autistic Mama” author Kati Hirschy wrote a children’s book on being an autistic mother and people who live with autism.
Hirschy joins Friday’s “All Indiana” to discuss the book and her experiences living with autism.
On Friday’s “Kid-ding with Kayla,” Kayla talks about a new parenting technique that is sweeping the nation: Pretend puppy parenting.
Kayla and the “All Indiana” team discuss this and other parenting hacks in the video above. Check it out!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four of five former Memphis police officers charged in the killing of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who was handcuffed, brutally beaten and ignored by first responders for crucial minutes despite being barely conscious, can no longer work as law enforcement in Tennessee.
The Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission, or P.O.S.T., voted Friday to decertify Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin and Justin Smith. The state panel also approved the decision by Desmond Mills to surrender his certification.
The former officers have 30 days to appeal.
The beating of the 29-year-old Black man happened during a late-night traffic stop Jan. 7. The commission subsequently released documents showing that Haley dragged Nichols from his vehicle and never explained why he was stopped, and that he also took photos of Nichols slumped against the car after he was pummeled by officers and sent the pictures to colleagues.
Nichols died at a hospital Jan. 10.
Early police accounts minimized the violence of the traffic stop — accounts since disproven by witness statements and police and surveillance video — and their specialized unit was disbanded. Two Memphis Fire Department emergency medical workers and a lieutenant were also fired.
The five former police officers charged with second-degree murder have all pleaded not guilty.
The Memphis Police Department requested the decertification of seven of the former Memphis officers involved, including one who retired before he could be fired.
None of the fired officers or their attorneys attended their hearings before the commission on Thursday or its vote on Friday.
Mills’ attorney said his client had been wrongly indicted and was “focusing on his freedom.”
“It’s a waste of time,” attorney Blake Ballin said of the decertification attempt. “It is meaningless to him at this stage in his life.”
An attorney for Haley declined to comment on the decertification vote. Attorneys for Martin and Smith did not immediately respond to phone messages seeking comment.
In a letter included in the file seeking his decertification, Smith defended his conduct, stating that Nichols was “violent and would not comply.”
The fifth former officer charged, Tadarrius Bean, has not yet had his decertification hearing before the commission. Neither have two former officers who were not charged: Preston Hemphill, who was terminated after firing a stun gun at Nichols during the traffic stop; and Dewayne Smith, the supervising lieutenant who arrived on scene after the beating, who retired instead of being fired.
A seventh police employee who was fired has not been publicly named.
During Nichols’ funeral, Vice President Kamala Harris urged lawmakers to approve the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a broad package of reforms that includes a national registry for police officers disciplined for misconduct, a ban on no-knock warrants and other measures.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man convicted in a fatal shooting where the victim’s body was later driven to Michigan and burned has been sentenced to 95 years in prison.
An Elkhart County judge sentenced Austin Bowlin of Elkhart on Thursday for the slaying of Jeffrey Crapo, 32. A jury had convicted Bowlin, 38, in February of murder and other charges in Crapo’s murder.
According to trial testimony, Bowlin shot Crapo twice in the head on March 1, 2020, and then drove around in a car with the Elkhart man’s body before leaving the car in Jackson, Michigan, a few days later.
Bowlin then set the car on fire with Crapo’s body still inside. His body was identified by dental records.
Elkhart Circuit Court Judge Michael Christofeno pointed to the burning of the victim’s body in deciding on a 95-year sentence, which includes the maximum 65-year sentence for murder and 30 years for using a firearm and being a habitual criminal offender.
“You committed the murder of Jeffrey Crapo by cold-blooded execution, then you burned his body and left it in charred pieces,” the judge said.
Bowlin maintained his innocence Thursday and told the court he intends to appeal his murder conviction.
Bowlin had previously pleaded guilty to arson and desecration of a body in Michigan, where he is serving time for those charges.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana health officials announced nine additional flu deaths on Friday, pushing the state’s total for the flu season to 255.
All of the newly announced deaths were people 50 and older.
There are now 19 counties with five or more deaths related to flu, with Marion, Allen and St. Joseph having the most.
At this same juncture in the 2021-2022 season, Indiana had 28 recorded flu deaths.
Also on Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased Indiana from “minimal” to “low” flu spread. This is the first time Indiana has been out of the “minimal” category since mid-January.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Mayor Joe Hogsett joined Indy Parks Director Phyllis Boyd, Councilor William Oliver and Indy Parks staff on Friday to announce over 400 jobs opening this summer and sign-on bonuses.
Indy Parks is highlighting its pay range from $13-$18.75 per hour with lifeguards starting at $15 per hour. New summer employees can receive an early-bird sign-on bonus of $500 if they apply, complete all trainings before April 7, and work 100 hours.
New seasonal employees will be eligible for a $250 bonus once they complete all trainings and work 100 hours.
“To any young people looking for summer work, or to anyone looking to start a career in recreation – there has literally never been a better time than now to apply to Indy Parks. They are in-demand and receiving historic levels of investment.”Joe Hogsett, Mayor of Indianapolis
Indy Parks is encouraging people 16 and older to apply for open opportunities including lifeguards, camp counselors, food program coordinators, cashiers, facility attendants, and stage technicians.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The most fun team in baseball will be selling tickets soon.
On Friday, the Savannah Bananas announced that they will be introducing a ticket lottery, a system where all existing entries will be put into a pot and lucky fans will be randomly drawn and offered a chance to purchase tickets. Submission for the ticket presale list were stopped in December because of high demand.
Fans that submitted to the presale list will be sent an email allowing them to purchase tickets on March 31. Winners of the ticket lottery will be offered a chance at securing tickets through email on April 12.
The team will be selling open seating tickets for $25. These tickets will allow access to the seating bowl on a first-come, first-served basis. One-hundred “VIB” meet-and-greet tickets be sold each night for $75 each. This allows fans to go behind the scenes, get the chance to meet players, and allow special “VIB” seating in the seating bowls.
For more information on the Savannah Bananas and ticket information, go to the team website.