Indiana Fever

Fever host Inspiring Women Night

Fever host Inspiring Women Night

News 8 at 10 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana Fever hosted Inspiring Women Night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during Tuesday’s game against the Las Vegas Aces.

News 8 sports reporter Olivia Ray emceed a halftime event that featured a conversation with Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach Muffett McGraw and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.

Engelbert believes now is the time to use the WNBA to empower women both on and off the court.

“Not only as women’s basketball players but as leaders. We’re going to be working on things like the economics of the league and the teams will be working on players experience and fan experience,” Engelbert said. “We have passionate fans… We’re the only women’s professional sports league to have lasted over two decades. We’re in our 23rd year, so we have huge momentum for the WNBA and for women’s empowerment.”

Engelbert played college basketball at Lehigh University, where her coach was McGraw.

On the court, the Fever defeated the Aces Tuesday night.


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.