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  • Family of missing Indianapolis woman asks community for help

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 15, 2014)– The family of Jessica Masker, a missing Indianapolis woman, is reaching out to the community for help in locating the young mother. They went door to door Saturday on the east side of Indianapolis with flyers where she was last seen six months ago.  She was missing as of April 15. “Our family has done everything on our own, making flyers, passing out flyers,” said Cheri Edwards, Masker’s mother. Investigators said Masker had been receiving treatment […]

  • Fallen officers in Marion County memorialized in neighborhoods they served

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Benjamin Staletovich started the Fallen Officers Legacy Project after attending the funeral of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer David Moore in hopes of honoring the fallen in the neighborhoods that they helped protect. Staletovich was 17-years-old. He gave presentations to the Chief of Police, the FOP Executive Board, the FOP General Membership, the Professional Police Officer’s Credit Union, the Crown Hill Foundation and the Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors as well as Spencer Moore, Director of the David […]

  • Indianapolis city leaders pass measure to help ex-offenders find employment

    The Indianapolis City County Council passed the Ban the Box proposal with an overwhelming majority. City leaders claim it will give ex-offenders a real opportunity to become employed which would in turn save taxpayer money and make the city safer. “This gives them a chance to reprove themselves,” said Dr. Willie Jenkins, Re- Entry Administrator in the Office of Mayor Ballard. In 90 days, ex-offenders will not have to check that box on the traditional job application that confirms that […]

  • IMPD to educate parents on sexting, sextortion and cyber bullying

    Members of a multi-agency task force called Internet Crimes Against Children are volunteering their time to talk to parents about protecting their kids and teens from sextortion, cyber bullying and sexting. The men, who are also IMPD detectives, have offered to visit schools in Marion County and surrounding counties for the informational sessions. “There is cause for concern,” said Jerry Stayton, Heritage Christian School Secondary Principal.”Rather than always reacting, it makes sense to have a proactive step.” Heritage Christian will […]

  • Purdue University officials speak to security improvements after fatal shooting

    Purdue University officials are beginning to look into possible safety and security improvements on campus following the fatal shooting last month. “There was a committee formed by the provost to take feedback from the entire community,” said Jim Hintz, Interim Dean of Students. A committee has been set up to review the policies and procedures in place as well as the specific response to the tragedy, and its aftermath. The members have been identified, but it is unclear when the […]

  • Dirty Dining: Inspectors fine Marion County restaurants for several critical violations

    (Feb. 20, 2014) – FOX59 found more than a handful of restaurants that have been  cited for several critical violations in the last three months and were slapped with a fine by the Marion County Public Health Department. Some of the businesses also have a long history of problems that could pose serious health risks to their patrons. On the list is Ruby Tuesday at 8133 East 96th Street. In front of health inspector, the sous chef grabbed a slice […]

  • Indianapolis Community Court expanding services for safer community

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Community Court is growing to include a variety of free and low-cost social services that advocates claim combat crime more effectively than the traditional options. Anyone living in and around the downtown area, who has committed a lower level offense, can stay out of jail if they plead guilty and participate in community service and some of the courts’ programs. The court is based in Fountain Square.It is the only one of its kind in Indiana, […]

  • Indianapolis nonprofits, small businesses save money with free upgrades

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Office of Sustainability announced Wednesday the completion of the City’s Better Buildings Near Eastside Neighborhood Commercial Sweeps Program. The Program has provided energy efficiency upgrades for lighting and other conservation measures for 43 businesses and nonprofits on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. Mayor Greg Ballard joined program participants at Teachers’ Treasures, one of the organizations which participated in the program, for an event to highlight the combined savings achieved through the program. “It’s not always the […]

  • Indianapolis road crews, INDOT partner to tackle pothole problem

    Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard joined representatives from the Department of Public Works and the Indiana Department of Transportation at Rieth-Riley Construction Tuesday to announce a partnership to address roads full of potholes more quickly and permanently. “Most people are busting their tires and rims,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. Together, the City and State have purchased hot asphalt, a resource typically only available in warmer months. In winter months, when hot asphalt plants are closed, DPW uses ‘cold mix,’ which […]

  • Budget tight Danville Fire Station builds rare home to practice life-saving techniques

    Current and retired Danville firefighters have put the finishing touches on a house that they built inside one of their fire stations to practice life-saving techniques out of the elements. The fire department is on a tight, shrinking budget, and the firefighters were determined to have access to a training facility so they built a house that can be easily remodeled. Danville firefighter Stephen Hartsock, Junior, took FOX59 through a variety of scenarios. The budget was $2,500. Firefighters brought in […]