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  • Workers sue after camera found in Goodwill bathroom, allegedly placed by sex offender

    FISHERS, Ind. — A lawsuit by five employees of Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana says the organization failed to protect them from a man accused of recording bathroom videos at a Fishers store. The Indianapolis Star reports the lawsuit Tuesday says Goodwill didn’t use “reasonable care” in hiring Ritchie Lee Hodges. Prosecutors say the registered sex offender in 2012 was convicted of child pornography and voyeurism for using a hidden camera in a bathroom in Boone County. According to court […]

  • Former Indianapolis day care employee sentenced to 30 years for child molestation

    UPDATE (June 21, 2018)– John Beeler was sentenced to serve 30 years in the Indiana Department of Correction. He was found guilty of child molesting in May 2018. He will report as a sex offender for life. Original story: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An employee at an Indianapolis day care has been arrested on charges of child molestation. John Beeler worked for Charity Child Care on Indianapolis’ near west side, located at 2697 West 10th Street. The suspect has since been terminated […]

  • Columbus police looking for owner of 10 pounds of marijuana shipped to wrong address

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – The Columbus Police Department is looking for the owner of ten pounds of marijuana after it was shipped to a wrong address on Wednesday. Thursday afternoon, the department tweeted out a message from marijuana’s point of view. It read: Please help! My name is 10 Pounds of Weed. I am lost and looking for my owner. I was sent to the wrong address yesterday in Columbus and now the police have locked me up in the […]

  • Indy shelter asking public to help find person responsible for dumping bodies of 3 dogs in alley

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Animal Care Services (IACS) is asking the community to help find the person responsible for dumping the bodies of three dogs in a near east side alley. The animal shelter says the bodies were discovered in the 1300 block of Oakland Ave. According to IACS, all the dogs were in various states of decomposition and due to the conditions of their bodies, it’s not yet known how they died. “Our concern isn’t just finding out what […]

  • PHOTOS | Kids with special needs take to the field for Center Grove football camp

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Children with special needs took the football field in Greenwood on Wednesday. At Camp Ability, the kids with Easterseals Crossroads learned some new skills from Center Grove players and coach Eric Moore. The day was not only for the kids. The players got to see the incredible impact they are making on their community and those who look up to them. The team shared sweet photos of the children playing alongside the teens on the field and […]

  • Columbus to honor memory of fallen soldier with mini-park

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A mini-park will honor the memory of a fallen Columbus soldier. Sgt. Jonathon M. Hunter died during a 2017 suicide attack on a NATO convoy in Afghanistan. He was 23 years old. Hunter, who grew up in Columbus and graduated from Columbus East High School, joined the Army in 2014. The city will dedicate the new greenspace in Hunter’s memory during an 11 a.m. ceremony on Saturday at Indiana Avenue and State Street. The mini-park features a […]

  • Crash involving multiple semi trucks slows I-70 westbound near Plainfield

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. — A crash involving multiple semi trucks blocked all lanes of I-70 westbound near Plainfield Thursday morning. According to Indiana State Police and INDOT, four semi trucks crashed into one another. Westbound I-70 traffic was being taken off at State Road 267 so it could re-enter on the other side of the crash. By 1 p.m., traffic was moving through the area, although drivers were still experiencing slowdowns.

  • Police: Indy man confesses to beating his mother to death with his bare hands

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis man is behind bars accused of beating his mother to death with his bare hands. Around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, IMPD officers were dispatched to the 8000 block of East 20th Street, where they found a woman dead. According to court records, when police interviewed 34-year-old Gabriel Bassey at police headquarters, he fully confessed to killing his mother. The suspect even called 911 on himself and told dispatchers he killed his mother during a fight. Officers quickly […]

  • Thirsty Scholar closes its doors after nearly 5 years in Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A popular coffee shop and wine bar on Indianapolis’ near north side has closed its doors. A sign on the door of the Thirsty Scholar, located at 111 East 16th Street, bids customers farewell and thanks them for support but also says there is a chance it could reopen: Dear Thirsty Family, On Thursday, June 21, (just about 5 years after opening), we will at least temporarily close. Though there’s a possibility that Thirsty will re-open at some […]

  • Papa John’s employee in Mitchell diagnosed with hepatitis A

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. – A Lawrence County restaurant employee has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, the fourth time in two months. The Lawrence County Health Department issued a warning on Thursday after a Papa John’s employee who delivers food was diagnosed with the virus. The employee delivered food for the Papa John’s located at 2860 State Road 37 in Mitchell while ill on June 12 and 15. The health department says that even though it’s unlikely anyone became infected by the […]