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    PHOTOS: Indiana hometown of Vice President Mike Pence hangs sign in his honor

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus is the home of Vice President Mike Pence–and the city wants to make sure everyone knows it. Columbus firefighters and Columbus Public Works Department workers placed new signs along U.S. 31 letting drivers know they’ve arrived in the hometown of the 48th Vice President of the United States. The signs say, “Hometown of Michael R. Pence – United States Vice President.” Crews completed the task around 11:45 a.m., around the same time Pence took the oath […]

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    Police arrest man in case of stolen puppy; dog’s whereabouts still unknown

    LAWRENCE, Ind. – Police arrested a man accused of stealing a puppy in Lawrence earlier this week—but the dog is still missing. Juan Estrada, 29, Indianapolis, faces a theft charge. He was taken into custody Friday morning at an Indianapolis business, according to Lawrence police. Police said they were still trying to learn the whereabouts of the puppy, Coco, so he can be returned to his owners. Police said a man took Coco with him for a quick trip to […]

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    Indiana’s OG Anunoby to have knee surgery, will miss rest of basketball season

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana sophomore forward OG Anunoby will miss the rest of the basketball season after suffering a knee injury against Penn State this week. IU coach Tom Crean said Anunoby’s injury will require surgery that will force him to miss the remainder of the year. Crean said in a statement that Anunoby is expected to make a full recovery. Anunoby suffered the injury right before halftime when he went for a rebound. “We are going to do everything […]

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    Police arrest 2 people on murder, robbery charges after fatal Lafayette shooting

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Lafayette police made a pair of arrests in connection with a Monday homicide. On Friday, police arrested Wesley Andrew Hampton, 39, and Aarron Christopher Vance, 35 on charges of murder and robbery with a deadly weapon. Around 6 a.m. Monday, officers with the Lafayette Police Department were called to a reported shooing in the 1600 block of Center Street. They found John Lawrence Byler, 52, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at an area […]

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    Complete transcript of Donald Trump’s inaugural address

    Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, as the 45th President of the United States. Below you’ll find a complete transcript of his inaugural address: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the […]

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    Donald Trump, Mike Pence take oath of office in Washington

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald John Trump became the 45th President of the United States Friday with former Indiana Governor Mike Pence becoming the 48th Vice President. In front of a crowd of politicians, dignitaries and the American people, Trump struck a conciliatory note during his inaugural address, pledging that America is a country for all. He railed against politicians who profited while leaving regular people behind. He again recounted his famed campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” “January 20, 2017, […]


    Eligible central Indiana residents can get their taxes filed for free

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – You probably don’t want to think about it, but tax season is on the horizon. But some Hoosiers will get a break. Eligible central Indiana residents can prepare their tax returns for free thanks to Indy Free Tax Prep, a network of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. The group will ease the burden of tax preparation costs for individuals and families with household incomes of $64,000 or less. The services are offered in Marion, Hendricks, Morgan […]

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    VP-elect Mike Pence speaks at Indiana inaugural ball

    WASHINGTON — On the eve of the inauguration, Vice President-elect Mike Pence spoke candidly and emotionally in front of many of the Hoosiers who helped him get elected. Pence attended the Indiana inaugural ball hosted by the Indiana Society of Washington, D.C. They’ve hosted the ball every inauguration since 1916, but understandably, it’s a much bigger deal this year with Pence in attendance. In fact, all 1,000 tickets to the ball, which took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, sold out within one hour. […]

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    Three arrested after police find meth, heroin in east side home

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Police arrested three people after a narcotics investigation in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, authorities were called to assist Marion County Community Corrections (MCCC) agents with a home visit in the 5300 block of East 20th Street on the city’s east side. The visit was to check on Holly Keifter, 38, and Matthew Vibbert, 28, who were both serving MCCC sentences at home as a result of various narcotics and theft convictions. While inside the home, officers say evidence of drug […]

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    UPDATE: Congressman Andre Carson will attend Trump-Pence inauguration

    #BREAKING @RepAndreCarson will attend the inauguration tomorrow. Follow our coverage here — FOX59 News (@FOX59) January 19, 2017 WASHINGTON– Rep. Andre Carson said Thursday he will attend the inauguration for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President elect Mike Pence on Friday. He said he decided to attend after lots of thoughts, prayers and speaking with his peers and constituents. He also said he wants to be a part of the checks and balances system. “I think for me, it was […]