FYI: A Police V8 Hemi can Catch a 2002 Acura

Gary, Lake County – Early this morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Trooper William Carlson was sitting stationary on the inner shoulder eastbound on I-80/94 eastbound near Burr Street (6-mile marker).  Carlson was in a fully marked police car when he was able to use his speed timing device and clock the car at 116 miles-per-hour in a well posted 55 mile-per-hour speed zone.

The car, a 2002 Acura, began to increase his speed as Carlson pulled out to catch up with the vehicle.  The Acura sped up to 140 miles-per-hour, it began weaving in and out of traffic even though the traffic was light, and passed cars on the outside shoulder on two separate occasions.

The Acura finally came to stop at the 13.5-mile marker (Central Avenue) and the driver, Dino Lorenzo Gagliano, 20 of Dyer, was taken into custody.  Gagliano stated he was worried about his license but believed that State Police cars had V6 engines and was surprised when Trooper Carlson was able to catch up so quickly.

Gagliano was taken and incarcerated at the Lake County Jail in Crown Point.

Charges:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement-Level 6 Felony
  • Reckless Driving-Class B Misdemeanor
  • Driving with a Suspended License-infraction
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe Lane Movement
  • Failure to Signal Lane Changes

Assisting:  Sergeants Dan Avitia, Dwayne Dillahunty, Troopers Runyon, Rosillo and Beers, and Double T Towing

The picture is of the Acura, a photo of Gagliano may be obtained by contacting the Lake County Jail

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

[SOURCE: Indiana State Police]

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Wendy’s to Launch Breakfast in the U.S. in 2020

The Wendy’s Company announced plans today to launch its breakfast menu across the U.S. system in 2020. The menu features signature items including the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

The Wendy’s Company announced today that it plans to launch its breakfast menu, currently available in more than 300 restaurants, across the U.S. in 2020. The menu features signature items that takes the best of Wendy’s, from Applewood smoked bacon to the Frosty®, and creatively delivers them to fans for breakfast. Signature items include the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

The Wendy’s Company announced plans today to launch its breakfast menu across the U.S. system in 2020. The menu features signature items including the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

“Launching breakfast in our U.S. restaurants nationwide provides incredible growth opportunities,” said Todd Penegor, President and CEO of The Wendy’s Company. “We are well-positioned to pursue it. We believe we have the right team and structure in place, and we put Wendy’s fan favorites on our breakfast menu to set us apart from the competition.”

Wendy’s is Fast Food Done Right: your go-to for real, fresh, crave-able food that doesn’t cost a fortune and the new breakfast menu attests to that. To support its expansion into breakfast, the Company and its franchisees plan to hire approximately 20,000 crew members across the country. Individuals interested in providing high-quality experiences that match the high-quality Wendy’s food should visit careers.wendys.com or a local Wendy’s.

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2019 Brickyard 400 Race Day Schedule

SCHEDULE (All times local)

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open
  • 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: IMS Midway Opens
  • 10:35-11:20 a.m.: NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying
  • 11:30 a.m.: Track Walk
  • 12:30 p.m.: IMS Vintage Pace Car Lap
  • 12:48 p.m.: Military Salute Parade Lap
  • 12:50 p.m.: Driver “Brick Walk” Begins
  • 1:17 p.m.: VIP Introductions
  • 1:20 p.m.: Driver Intros and Track Lap
  • 1:48 p.m.: “God Bless America” – Callista Clark
  • 2:04 p.m.: Presentation of Colors
  • 2:04 p.m.: Invocation by Rev. Howard Brammer
  • 2:05 p.m.: National Anthem – Danielle Bradbery
  • 2:06 p.m.: Flyover, 2 A-10 Thunderbolt II Jets from the 122nd Fighter Wing from Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 2:07 p.m.: “Drivers, To Your Cars” – Brian Kelley & Tyler Hubbard, Florida Georgia Line
  • 2:11 p.m.: “Drivers, Start Your Engines” – Scott Borchetta, President and CEO, Big Machine Label Group.
  • 2:23 p.m.: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard (160 Laps, 400 Miles). Honorary Starter is Mark Borchetta, Tenn South Distillery/Big Machine Vodka Executive Vice President.

TICKETS: General Admission, $40. Kids 15 and under are admitted free with an adult General Admission ticket holder. Reserved seat tickets start at $45. Flex tickets (GA access and first-come, first-serve access to A Stand, H Stand and Southwest Vista) start at $50.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN: Gate 1/1B/1B.1, Gate 2, Gate 3, Gate 4, Media Gate, Gate 6, Gate 7/7S/7 Vehicle, Gate 9/9A, Gate 10/10A, Gate 11A/11C, Gate 12

GENERAL ADMISSION STANDS OPEN: General Admission: Turn 2 Mounds, Turn 3 Mounds, Turn 4 Mounds, Backstretch Mounds, Backstretch Family Mounds

RESERVED STANDS: A Stand (Flex: Rows A-MM) A Penthouse, B Stand, B Penthouse, E Stand, E Penthouse, H Stand – Sections 13-24 (Flex: Rows A-FF), J Stand, Northeast Vista – Sections 1-25), Northwest Vista, Paddock – Sections 1-24, Paddock Box – Sections 1-40, Paddock Wheelchair, Paddock Penthouse – Sections 1-36, Southeast Vista, Southeast Vista Deck, Southwest Vista (Flex: Rows B-MM), South Terrace, South Terrace East, South Vista – Sections 1-5, South Vista Deck – Sections 1-4, Tower Terrace, Tower Terrace Wheelchair.

PARKING (Outside lots open at 7 a.m., Inside lots open at 8 a.m.): Public paid parking for NASCAR Race Day is available in Lot 1B, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Main Gate, Parcel B and Lot 6A. Limited free public parking will be available in Lot 7 (North 40). Prepaid parking is available in Turn 3, Turn 3 Front Row, Lot 8 and Hedge Row.

MUSEUM HOURS (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for ages 6-15, with children under 5 free. Entrance into the grounds is free of charge on non-event days. During events, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charges an admission fee or requires a ticket to get onto the grounds. This general admission fee or ticket price does not include admission to the Museum.

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2019 Indiana State Fair Preview

2019 Indiana State Fair food and circus preview featuring Bello Nock.

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Grandpa Beck’s Games at Gen Con 2019

Check out Grandpa Beck’s Games at Gen Con 2019 in Booth 2342 and online at https://www.grandpabecksgames.com/

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Joey Chestnut to Give Away New Sauces in Indy July 11th

World-champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut will host his official launch party, presented by Kroger in partnership with Downtown Indy, Inc., to unveil his new line of four sauces designed for wings, dipping and finishing. During the event, Chestnut will be on Monument Circle to take photos and autograph items. Attendees will receive sauce samples, free hot dogs and watch local celebrities compete in a wing-eating contest.

The high-quality, American-made sauce flavors include:

  • Nashville Hot Chicken
  • Creamy Green Hatch and Jalapeno
  • Orange Citrus Habanero
  • Sweet Sriracha Teriyaki

WHERE: Monument Circle (southwest quadrant), Indianapolis, Ind. 46204

WHEN: Thursday, July 11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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2019 Indianapolis Independence Day Week Sliding Schedule

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind Marion County residents that curbside recycling, residential and heavy trash will operate on a slide schedule in observance of Independence Day.

Slide Schedule:

Curbside recycling, residential and heavy trash will slide one day forward after Independence Day. Residents with normal pickup on Thursday will have service Friday, July 5. Residents with normal Friday pickup will have service on Saturday, July 6.

For more information on trash collection, please visit www.indy.gov. To report any trash and city-related issues, please use the RequestIndy portal online or the mobile app on your smartphone. You can also report trash-related and other issues around the city by calling the Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) at (317) 327-4622.

SOURCE: Indianapolis Department of Public Works

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2019 Greenwood Park Mall Summer Concert Series

The 2019 Ray Skillman Summer Concert Series at Greenwood Park Mall runs from June 6 – August 1 on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the lifestyle center by the outdoor fountain.

All concerts are free to the public.

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James Hinchcliffe’s Indy 500 Race Bathroom Tip for Drivers

James Hinchcliffe’s Indy 500 Race Bathroom Tip for Drivers

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Santino Ferrucci on the 2019 Indy 500

Santino Ferrucci on the 2019 Indy 500

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