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Daybreak Drive-IN: Lyft ride terror leads to charges… Biden to restart arms for Israel… Fever and Pacers both fall flat

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Your first rundown of central Indiana’s news, weather, and sports gets you up to speed on on a terrifying ride share, new arms for Israel, and a frustratingly flat night for Indiana’s pro basketball teams. Subscribe to the Daybreak Drive-IN to get the day’s first news every day.

  • A woman is facing several felony charges after she was accused of trying to kill her ride-share driver. Prosecutors say Kierra Garrett beat her son and held her Lyft driver at gunpoint Saturday during a harrowing ride from the southwest-to-east sides of Indianapolis. Police say it started with Garrett firing a gun into the air, then jamming it into the stomach of the driver, ordering her to drive.
  • Thirty-three people in central Indiana are new citizens after a naturalization ceremony at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As rain was largely washing out Day One of Indy 500 practice, the new citizens -originally from 33 different countries- took the oath of Allegiance.
  • Israel is poised to get a new infusion of support from the United States. The Associated Press reports that the Biden administration has told key lawmakers that $1 billion in arms and ammunition will go to support the war against Hamas. It would be the first arms transfer since Pres. Biden paused a shipment of bombs because of Israel’s plans to invade Rafah while civilians were sheltering there.
  • It was a disappointing night for both the Pacers and Fever as their seasons wind down and start-up, respectively. The Fever lost to the Connecticut Sun, 92-71, in last night’s regular-season opener. Heralded rookie Caitlin Clark led all scorers with 20 but committed 10 turnovers. Next up for the Fever: The home opener on Thursday against the New York Liberty.
  • The Pacers followed a blowout playoff win with a blowout playoff loss. The New York Knicks took a 3-2 playoff series lead after knocking the Pacers out 121-91 during Game 5. The Pacers must win the next two games to advance. Game 6 is in Indianapolis on Friday, with Game 7 following in New York on Sunday.