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  • Lawmakers to take part in annual sexual harassment training after Gov. Holcomb signs bill

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill Thursday to require sexual harassment training annually for all members of the General Assembly. The governor signed House Bill 1309 with the bill’s author state Rep. Karen Engleman, Senate sponsors Sen. Jim Buck and Sen. Tim Lanane, and co-author Rep. Cherrish Pryor. “In light of the many recent, high-profile sexual and workplace harassment cases, it makes sense for all branches of government to take a look at their own policies. There’s zero […]

  • Former employees of Pendleton Correctional Facility arrested after battery of inmate

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – Three former Department of Corrections employees are facing charges after police say an inmate was battered by staff in Madison County. Matthew Franklin, 29, and Zachary Graham, 30, are accused of using excessive use of force against the inmate at the Pendleton Correctional Facility on Feb. 24. After an investigation, Franklin and Graham were charged with battery with moderate injury, a level 5 felony, and official misconduct, a level 6 felony. Also arrested in connection with the […]

  • Police arrest Ball State student accused of throwing cup of tobacco spit at bar patron

    MUNCIE, Ind. – A Ball State student was arrested after police say he threw a cup containing spit and chewing tobacco in another man’s face. Police responded to Brothers Bar and Grill located at 1601 West University Avenue on Wednesday morning around 2:50 a.m. in reference to a report of battery. The alleged victim said he was talking to a woman in the bar when a man, later identified as 21-year-old Kyle Neumann, approached him. According to court documents, Neumann […]

  • Columbus man already in prison for hurling chairs at judge flips table during sentencing hearing

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A Columbus man who was already in prison for hurling chairs at a judge last year is now accused of another violent courtroom outburst. Jordan Rhoades, 21, was in court on Wednesday for a sentencing hearing. He reached a plea deal with prosecutors for an incident that occurred in September 2017 in which he threw metal rods from his cell door at Bartholomew County jail deputies. During the hearing, The Republic reports Deputy Prosecutor Gregory E. Long […]

  • Four day school week? Denver school district testing it out

    DENVER, Colo. (KMGH) — Starting with the next academic year, students in a Colorado school district will attend classes for four days each week instead of five. For the past few months, the 27J school district — which covers portions of the Denver suburbs, including Brighton, Commerce City, Henderson and Thornton in addition to unincorporated areas of Adams, Broomfield and Weld counties — has been exploring and discussing the idea of a shorter week and on Monday, the district made […]

  • Lindsay Porter empowering young leaders

    Lindsay Porter is a 4.0, senior at Charles A. Tindley Accelerated High School.  Her scholastic success is inspiring and equally as inspiring is her commitment to empower young girls in Indianapolis.  Lindsay’s senior year Capstone Project was on girl’s empowerment.  Fall semester, she spent researching the importance of girl’s empowerment and she found some disturbing gaps.  “Only 33% of women are in leadership position and the media plays a role in low self esteem.  Most women are not as small as […]

  • Police arrest 2 people after Greenfield woman nearly suffers fatal drug overdose

    GREENFIELD, Ind. – Police in Greenfield arrested two people after a woman nearly suffered a fatal overdose at a motel this week. According to the Greenfield Police Department, officers were dispatched Tuesday to the Super 8 Motel, 2100 N. State St., in response to an overdose. Police found Brooke Allgood, 27, unresponsive outside the motel. Officers administrated multiple doses of naloxone and were able to revive her. Allgood was then taken to Hancock Regional Hospital for treatment. Greenfield police investigating […]

  • City of Carmel releases year long road improvement schedule

    CARMEL, IN. – Carmel drivers, get ready to see a lot of orange cones and work zones in Hamilton County throughout the rest of 2018. Contractors have already started the first of 20 road construction projects that will go until the end of the year. In order to prepare drivers for various restrictions and detours, the City of Carmel has announced their tentative construction schedule for 2018 hoping that residents and drivers in the affected areas will have alternate travel plans […]

  • ISP: Man arrested after driving 160 mph in Dodge Challenger Hellcat on Indiana Toll Road

    LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. – This Hellcat had somewhere to go in a hurry. Indiana State Police stopped a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat—a high-performance version of the muscle car—Tuesday night for going 160 miles per hour on the Indiana Toll Road. That’s more than twice the posted speed limit. According to ISP, Trooper Dustin Eggert was merging into eastbound traffic near mile marker 45 when the speeding car passed him. Eggert had just finished helping a driver whose car had broken […]

  • Police at scene on March 14, 2018

    Coroner’s office identifies man whose body was found in near east side fire

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Marion County Coroner’s Office released the identity of a man whose body was found during a fire on the near east side last week. Indianapolis Metropolitan police and firefighters were called to the 500 block of Dorman Street on March 14, where they discovered the body of 49-year-old Kevin Fields. Crews were originally dispatched to the location for a building fire, but when they arrived, they found a smaller fire against the fence involving some tents. […]