Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:16:50 GMT
An Indianapolis teenager is in big trouble tonight for cyber bullying using her social media account. Several of her classmates say she threatened to beat up classmates, unless they paid her off. TheMore >>
Parents say a 13-year-old IPS student was threatening other students to give her money or get beat up.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:14:35 GMT
Indianapolis Metro Police are on the scene of a vacant home in the 1500 block of English Ave. near Spruce St. That's on the Indianapolis southeast side. IMPD says they've been working with the FederalMore >>
Indianapolis Metro Police are on the scene of a vacant home in the 1500 block of English Ave. near Spruce St. That's on the Indianapolis southeast side.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:25 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:25:04 GMT
Two U.K. government officials say a brutal attack that left one man dead near a London military barracks appears to have been motivated by radical Islam. Two men apparently attacked another man near aMore >>
British police are investigating whether the murder of a man in London today was linked to terrorism. British media report the man was a soldier and Prime Minister David Cameron said there are "strong indications" it was terror-related. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:13 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:13:13 GMT
Setting off fireworks outside approved times and dates could cost residents a pretty penny in an Indianapolis suburb. The Fishers Town Council passed a fireworks ordinance last month that limits whenMore >>
Setting off fireworks outside approved times and dates could cost residents a pretty penny in an Indianapolis suburb.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:11 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:11:11 GMT
Indiana is pressing ahead with its search for a private company to finance and build a 21-mile section of the Interstate 69 extension that will eventually run from Evansville to Indianapolis. State officialsMore >>
Indiana is pressing ahead with its search for a private company to finance and build a 21-mile section of the Interstate 69 extension that will eventually run from Evansville to Indianapolis.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:07 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:07:15 GMT
Three former executive vice presidents of a company that planned to build high-tech police cars at an eastern Indiana factory are suing it for more than $600,000 in deferred wages. The Connersville News-ExaminerMore >>
Three former executive vice presidents of a company that planned to build high-tech police cars at an eastern Indiana factory are suing it for more than $600,000 in deferred wages.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:04:45 GMT
Indiana's largest school district says it wants a third party to validate this year's ISTEP+ test results before it accepts the scores because of disruptions caused by problems with the test administrator'sMore >>
Indiana's largest school district says it wants a third party to validate this year's ISTEP+ test results before it accepts the scores because of disruptions caused by problems with the test administrator's server.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:01 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:01:31 GMT
After a quiet start to the week, things heat up today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Community Day. And the track has a lot of family-friendly events planned. Community Day is a fan favoriteMore >>
At noon, WTHR's crew took on the Media Pit Stop Challenge.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:57 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:57:23 GMT
Administrators and police are stepping up security at Pendleton Heights High School after a bomb threat was received for Thursday, May 23rd, 2013. "While the credibility of the threat has not been determined,More >>
Administrators and police are stepping up security at Pendleton Heights High School after a bomb threat was received for Thursday, May 23rd, 2013.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:48 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:48:50 GMT
Purdue students who attend during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years will see certain fees and tuition costs freeze. University trustees approved the plan Wednesday for West Lafayette students. BoardMore >>
Purdue students who attend during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years will see certain fees and tuition costs freeze.More >>
WASHINGTON, DC -
The day after the election, the president is turning attention to the big challenges ahead.
Perhaps the largest issue looming is the economy. The Dow is down over 300 points Wednesday, and there is the threat of the so-called "fiscal cliff," an end-of-year deadline that requires compromise in a sharply divided government.
President Barack Obama says he'd like to meet with Gov. Mitt Romney to discuss how they can work together.
The president won re-election with more than 300 electoral votes. Winning the critical swing-state of Ohio pushed him over the 270 mark.
Despite the tight race, the president won his re-election bid. Now the question is whether or not the White House and a Republican-led House of Representatives can compromise on a host of domestic issues.
As he celebrated his victory, President Obama extended an olive branch to Republicans.
"And in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together -- reducing our deficit, reforming out tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. We've got more work to do," he said.
Obama reached out to a divided nation.
"Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you. I have learned from you. And you have made me a better president," he said.
While Obama's electoral win was resounding, roughly two million votes separated the candidates.
In defeat, Mitt Romney was both gracious and conciliatory.
"At a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work," he said.
Republicans maintain firm control of the House, but the current Congress is facing a looming crisis.
If there's no spending compromise by Dec. 31st, taxes will increase for every American on Jan. 1st and automatic, across-the-board cuts kick in.
"There's gonna be some tender feelings but at the end of the day we have to put the country first," said Sen. Elect Tim Kaine (D-VA).
Democrats maintain control of the US Senate and they've reclaimed Ted Kennedy's seat with Elizabeth Warren's win over Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
"This is a win for America's middle class," said Warren, who positioned herself as a consumer advocate.
The election decided, lawmakers from both parties now face the daunting task of getting work done in a capital as polarized as ever.
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan won his House seat and returns to Congress with new stature and a new title - the Republican to beat in 2016.
A look at some of President Barack Obama's promises for his second term:
-Roll back Bush tax cuts for upper-income people, couples making over $250,000 and individuals making over $200,000, a failed 2008 promise. Ensure people making over $1 million pay at least 30 percent in taxes.
-Put government on a path to cutting deficits by $4 trillion over 10 years. First-term promise to cut deficits by half failed.
-Cut imports of foreign oil by half by 2020.
-End subsidies to the oil industry. "I will not let oil companies write this country's energy plan or endanger our coastlines or collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers." A leftover promise.
-"As long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon." Using sanctions and negotiation, with force if needed. "We're going to make sure that if they do not meet the demands of the international community, then we are going to take all options necessary to make sure they don't have a nuclear weapon."
-End tax breaks for companies shipping jobs overseas.
-As his second priority after a deficit-cutting deal, achieve an immigration overhaul that sets a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants under certain conditions. An unfulfilled 2008 promise. Implemented a temporary measure in June letting up to 1.7 million young illegal immigrants stay and work for up to two years.
-Make higher education affordable for everyone, in part by halving the growth in college tuition over 10 years. Ensure by the end of the decade that the U.S. has more people with college degrees than any other country, recruit 100,000 math and science teachers in 10 years, help 2 million workers attend community college.
-"Continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet." Latest iteration of a broken 2008 promise to enact a climate-change law.
-"When Obamacare is fully implemented, we're going to be in a position to show that costs are going down." Latest and much less ambitious iteration of failed 2008 pledge to cut average family premiums by $2,500 in first four years.
-Strengthen Medicare by reducing the cost of health care. Steps already taken under the health care law improve benefits while cutting payments to hospitals and other providers by more than $700 billion over a decade - cuts used to help working-age Americans get insurance. "I will never turn Medicare into a voucher."
-Double exports and create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in four years. Manufacturing jobs have been steadily declining for nearly two decades.
-Consolidate various federal agencies dealing with business issues into one new department led by a secretary of business.
-For victims of Superstorm Sandy: "We are going to be with them every step of the way in helping them to rebuild their lives."
-"Let's, especially, hire our veterans, because if you fought for this country and its freedom, you shouldn't have to fight for a job when you come home."
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Monday, May 20 2013 6:20 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:20:47 GMT
A 10-year-old Indianapolis girl had high hopes for Saturday's Lemonade Day, a day when kids get the chance to learn about running a small business. Morgen Morris, who was sponsored by WIBC Radio, scoredMore >>
But just an hour into selling glasses of Peachy-Keen lemonade for 75 cents a glass, an IMS employee put the brakes on Morgen Morris' stand.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:02:01 GMT
It's been 24 hours since news broke of a Federal Bureau of Investigation raid at the City-County Building confiscating files from the Indy Land Bank program. The federal investigation also led to the arrestMore >>
Mayor Ballard held a news conference this morning hoping to shine light on several significant construction projects going around the city this season. Instead, all anyone wanted to talk about was the federal investigation into the Land Bank program, what he knew, when and why he didn't say something sooner.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:55 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:55:33 GMT
Tiger Woods says the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia was hurtful and inappropriate. Two weeks after they verbally sparred at The Players Championship, Woods says it's time to move on. GarciaMore >>
Tiger Woods says the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia was hurtful and inappropriate. Two weeks after they verbally sparred at The Players Championship, Woods says it's time to move on.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:37 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:37:26 GMT
A South Bend teenager who angered a judge by smirking during his sentencing for killing a 16-year-old boy has received the maximum time behind bars allowed under a plea agreement. St. Joseph SuperiorMore >>
A South Bend teenager who angered a judge by smirking during his sentencing for killing a 16-year-old boy has received the maximum time behind bars allowed under a plea agreement.More >>
The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation.More >>
A Chechen immigrant who was being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot to death early Wednesday after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife, officials said.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:56:01 GMT
Telemarketers are deploying new tactics to get your secret information - and all they have to do is get you to answer the phone. A call to a home phone this week showed up on the screen as "private name,More >>
Telemarketers are deploying new tactics to get your secret information - and all they have to do is get you to answer the phone.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:52:29 GMT
We've seen the damage from Oklahoma, hundreds of homes leveled. You have also seen those that survived a direct hit did so in a storm shelter. Storms shelters have not caught on in Indiana like otherMore >>
Storm shelters haven't caught on in Indiana like in some states along Tornado Alley, but more Hoosiers are making the investment to keep their families safe.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:44:57 GMT
Cody Zeller's decision to leave Indiana University and head to the NBA looks like it may be paying off. Zeller's stock has gone up considerably after his performance last week at the NBA Combine in Chicago.More >>
Cody Zeller's decision to leave Indiana University and head to the NBA looks like it may be paying off.More >>