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  • Fishers family escapes after early morning garage fire

    FISHERS, Ind. – A family of three escaped injury following an early morning fire in Fishers. According to the Fishers Fire Department, crews were dispatched to Innisbrooke Lane just before 3:15 a.m.. Investigators said a teenage son smelled smoke in the home. Smoke alarms also went off shortly after that. Firefighters contained the fire to the garage had it under control in about 30 minutes. The home itself sustained smoke damage as well. The cause of the fire remains under […]

  • ‘No-knock’ policy restricting door-to-door sales introduced in City-County Council

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Carmel dropped its idea for a “no-knock” soliciting list, but Indianapolis city-county councilors want to make the idea work in Marion County. The “no-knock” list would make it harder for people to sell door-to-door. Councilor Scott Kreider (R-District 23) wrote the proposal, which was introduced during Monday night’s City-County Council meeting. Under the ordinance, it would be illegal for vendors to solicit a residence after 9 p.m. or 15 minutes after sunset if the resident posts a […]

  • Lawrence police investigating 3rd criminal homicide of 2018 after man is found dead in garage

    LAWRENCE, Ind. – The Lawrence Police Department is investigating its third criminal homicide of the year after a man was found dead in a home’s garage early Sunday morning. Police were called to the home in the 4900 block of Karen Dr. to investigate after a family member said they weren’t able to find 63-year-old William Bowling. When officers arrived, they discovered Bowling in the garage, deceased. Officers say they observed indications of trauma to Bowling, so detectives requested technicians […]

  • Needle-exchange program approved by council as Marion County battles hep C epidemic 

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The City-County Council unanimously approved a proposal Monday night to create Marion County’s first needle-exchange program. Marion County Public Health Department Director Virginia A. Caine proposed the Safe Syringe Access and Support (SSAS) Program after declaring a public health epidemic on May 17 due to the county’s alarming increase in hepatitis C cases and a potential surge in HIV cases. Council has unanimously approved Proposal 212, which adopts the declarations of the @Marion_Health Director and establishes the Safe Syringe Access and Support Program — Indy Council (@IndyCouncil) […]

  • City-County Council approves 1 of 2 economic improvement districts

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The City-County Council voted to approve one of two economic improvement districts (EIDs) Monday evening. The council voted 21-2 to approve Proposal 199, which establishes the Greater Virginia Area Corridor (GVAC) EID. By a vote of 21-2, Council has approved Proposal 199, which amends the Code to establish the Greater Virginia Area Corridor EID for the development and improvement of the Fletcher @fletcherplaceIN Place and Fountain Square business area — Indy Council (@IndyCouncil) June 19, 2018 The […]

  • Police searching for suspect after 85-year-old Anderson woman robbed

    ANDERSON, Ind.– Police in Madison County are investigating after an elderly woman was robbed inside her home Monday. Officers were called to the 2000 block of Alexandria Pike on the northeast side of Anderson at 11:25 a.m. At some point between 10:45 – 11 a.m., the suspect allegedly pushed past the 85-year-old woman at her front door and took money from her home. The woman told police she had just returned home and noticed a man on her porch. She […]

  • Group says high workload, too much court involvement play role in issues plaguing Indiana DCS

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A group tasked with doing a full review of Indiana’s Department of Child Services (DCS) revealed their findings about the problems plaguing the agency Monday in a 116-page report. Officials addressed the report during a 1:30 p.m. press conference, which can be watched in the player above. The full report can be found here. The Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group (CWG) was asked by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb to examine the performance of the agency and […]

  • Tractor accident kills man in Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A man died in a tractor accident in Columbus on Monday. The Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office says David E. Eckert, 38, was using a front end loader filled with gravel to fill a hole when the load shifted, the tractor rolled and he was pinned. First responders were called to the scene in the 8800 block of S. 300 E. shortly after 10:30 a.m. Eckert was pronounced dead on the scene due to blunt force trauma to […]

  • Bloomington man charged after two horses are found dead and third ‘severely emaciated’

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A Bloomington man is now facing charges in connection with the death of two horses and the starvation of a third horse. Jeffrey Richardson, 66, turned himself in on Friday and was charged with three counts of neglect of an animal, a class A misdemeanor, and two counts of failure to dispose of a deceased animal, a level 6 felony. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the case in after receiving a tip on May 22 […]

  • Suspected serial robber wanted by FBI after 5 robberies in one week

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The FBI is looking for an alleged serial bank robber believed to be involved in several crimes. The suspect is accused of robbing five banks in one week. The first occurred on June 11 at the Chase bank on 8120 South Meridian Street. The next day, the FBI says he hit a Key Bank at 100 South Peru Street in Cicero. On June 14, the Indiana Members Credit Union at 95 South Mitthoeffer Road was robbed. The next […]