Reading roundup: Deflate-gate, Cincinnati overpass collapse, State of the Union pregame

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

Today our high temp in Indianapolis might reach 50 degrees — woot!

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so links to get your morning started:

  • Scary: Officials in Cincinnati closed SB Interstate 75 indefinitely after a “major” collapse of an overpass north of the old Hopple Street bridge that left one injured and one dead. (

  • State of the Union Spoilers: What We Already Know About President Obama’s Speech (ABC News) | Watch at 9 p.m. (
  • Frantic efforts couldn’t save a 13-year-old boy shot in the street  while returning from a late-night snack run. (IndyStar) | Earlier: What is causing Indy’s rise in homicides? (IndyStar)
  • Deflate-gate! NFL investigating whether the New England Patriots used deflated balls in their AFC Championship win vs. the Colts. ( | Kravitz: What my report isn’t is an excuse for the Colts’ sorry play or sour grapes over the loss. (Bob Kravitz)
  • Here comes trouble for my dining budget: Devour Downtown started Monday and runs through Feb. 1. (
  • Bernard Holland, 53 and homeless, wouldn’t agree to come in from the cold until his dog, Oreo, found a shelter too.  “The fact that he was willing to gut it out in sub-zero temperatures because he didn’t want to leave his dog — that’s pretty powerful.” Read my friend Maureen’s great story for more. (IndyStar)
  • Indy Republicans tap businessman Chuck Brewer, owner of Downtown’s Potbelly and Soupremacy, as their pick to run for mayor. (IndyStar)
  • Michael Moore Clarifies His Controversial Sniper Tweets and Praises Bradley Cooper (
  • RIP Cynthia Layne, 51, a jazz and neo-soul vocalist who ranked among the most active and in-demand musicians in Indianapolis. (IndyStar)
  • Judd Apatow on Bill Cosby: “I absolutely would like to see him in jail. … That’s where people who commit sexual assaults go.” (USA Today) | Join the lively thread on my Facebook wall. I was pretty definite about what I think. (Facebook)

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Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is a PhD researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Faklaris is an social media expert and longtime journalist who brings this expertise to her work in usability for privacy, security and emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things.

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