3rd-graders in WISH-TV, NCAA reading programs go to IUPUI basketball game

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Over 2,000 central Indiana third-graders had a special day at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

News 8’s sports director Anthony Calhoun greeted them before an IUPUI men’s basketball game. “I got one question for you. Who loves to read?”

Calhoun served as emcee along with Miss Indiana USA Alexis Lete. Attending Thursday afternoon’s game between IUPUI and Wisconsin-Green Bay was a special gift to the students who took part in the WISH-TV and NCAA reading programs I Love to Read and Readers Become Leaders.

Victor Hill, associate director of community programs for the NCAA, said, “We have to be good community stewards. We all live here and we have children who are in these school districts and when they explained to us the importance of the literacy and especially for the third-graders it was a no-brainier for us to get together with WISH-TV and IUPUI and make sure we do our part and promote reading.”

The reading initiatives encourage students to read at least 30 minutes a day.


4 children taken to hospital after car crashes into Pennsylvania day care center

 (CNN) — Four children were injured after a woman crashed her car through the window of a day care center classroom, according to Pennsylvania authorities.

The black BMW traveled all the way through one classroom of the Children of America Educational Childcare center before stopping at a back wall, the Bucks County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Four children were taken to the hospital, one of whom suffered serious injuries, the statement said.

“The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries, was treated and remains hospitalized,” it said.

The crash is under investigation, according to James O’Malley, the spokesperson for the district attorney’s office. He told CNN the woman was working as a delivery driver.

At the time of the crash — about 1:30 p.m. — there were about 17 children inside that room and about 79 total in the building .

All of the children have been accounted for and reunited with their families, the statement said.