San Francisco, California this evening.
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The Indiana U.S. Senate race remains too close to call even with a new poll that has incumbent Richard Lugar with a 2 point lead over State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. The poll, by Lunch Pail Republicans, shows Lugar leading Mourdock 44 percent to 42 percent — a dead-heat given the polls 4.9 percentage point margin of error. Normally an incumbent would never be giving such a poll much attention at all. For a veteran seeking his seventh term, 44 percent isn’t anything to brag about. But for Lugar it was the only visible sign this week that his campaign still had a shot at winning Tuesday’s election — something Lugar insists he will do. A new Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll, conducted by Republican pollster Christine Matthews and Democrat pollster Fred Yang, is to be released tomorrow.
NEW ALBANY, Indiana — (DMN) – Police are investigating whether any link might exist between the June disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer and a New Albany man recently arrested in connection with the deaths of three other women. “We have no indication that there is any connection to Lauren’s case,” said Capt. Joe Qualters of the Bloomington Police Department, “but we are certainly interested in anyone who comes to the attention of law enforcement for targeting women as victims.”
William Clyde Gibson is being held without bond at the Floyd County Jail in connection with the death last week of 75-year-old Christine Whitis, of Clarksville, and the death of 44-year-old Florida hairdresser Karen Hodella, whose body was found near the Ohio River in Clarksville in 2003. He is also under suspicion in connection with another death after police identified human remains in his yard as those of Stephanie Marie Kirk, a 35-year-old Charlestown who had last been seen March 25. A detective from the Bloomington Police Department has been assigned to meet with investigators in New Albany, Qualters said. “We view this as the responsible thing to do as part of our ongoing investigation (into Spierer’s disappearance),” Qualters said.
Stone Mountain (Atlanta), Georgia this morning.