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  • Carmel considering ordinance to limit how much tow companies can charge after accidents

    CARMEL, Ind. – The City of Carmel is looking into possibly creating an ordinance to limit how much towing companies can charge when called out to clean up a car accident scene. Officials started considering the measure after a man expressed frustration when he was charged thousands of dollars following a fatal crash, where he was not at fault. Hooman Rahimi vividly remembers the night in June when he was driving along US 31, near the 146th St. overpass, and […]

  • IBE forum focuses on helping teens solve conflicts peacefully

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Dozens of teenagers attended a forum at the Indiana Black Expo Saturday to learn about ways to tackle violence in Indianapolis. The event is just one component of a summer-long campaign to encourage cooperation between young people and police. The Real Talk Teen Conflict Resolution forum included a panel made up of a mother who lost her son to gun violence, teenagers and IMPD Chief Bryan Roach. Those in attendance took the opportunity to speak directly to […]

  • IMPD officers to go through implicit bias training

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The mayor of Indianapolis is calling for changes to the way city police officers are trained. The announcement comes after an unarmed black man was shot and killed last month after a chase. During a press conference Friday morning, Mayor Joe Hogsett unveiled proposed changes to public safety policies. He said IMPD will launch implicit bias training for officers. While departments around the country have implemented such training for cops, Hogsett said the training in Indianapolis would […]

  • Dirty Dining: Live roaches repeatedly found at south side restaurant and grocery store

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A south side restaurant and grocery store is working to improve its standing with the health department after inspectors found live roaches and dead mice inside the facility. Tienda Don Miguel, located at 3940 S. Keystone Avenue, was given a $1,250 fine on May 2, 2017 for 11 critical and 36 non-critical violations. The issues included things like dead mice found on the floor under milk crates. Then on June 15, the health inspector found live roaches […]

  • Residents in Madison County deal with flooding, prepare for more storms

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – Residents in Madison County are dealing with flooding, as another round of storms hit the area. About four inches of rain fell Thursday south of Chesterfield to the county line. Then, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued Friday afternoon. The Madison County EMA director said they have already given out more than 1400 sandbags. They are continuing to distribute them to residents Friday evening. Attention Madison County residents. The Highway Dept located on W 8th Street […]

  • Paragon volunteer fire department, church groups offer free summer lunches for kids

    PARAGON, Ind. – A small town in Morgan County came together after learning the school district would not be able to offer their kids a summer lunch program this year. The Paragon Volunteer Fire Station is now busy each weekday as kids come through to get free meals. Teachers, church members and some firefighters are focusing on fighting hunger this summer. The Metropolitan School District of Martinsville has offered a summer lunch program in Paragon for the last few years. […]

  • Veteran says his motorcycle was stolen while he was being treated at VA hospital in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A Hoosier veteran says his motorcycle was stolen while he was being treated at the VA Hospital in Indianapolis. Police from Veterans Affairs confirm they are investigating the case and have identified a suspect through surveillance video. Retired Staff Sergeant Jeremy Winters said he purchased his bike a few years ago and worked on it regularly. He said the hobby gave him some peace as he deals with PTSD and other injuries he suffered after tours overseas. […]

  • Some parents upset over IPS recommendation for Northwest High School, protest planned

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Parents, students and activists plan to make their voices heard at Thursday night’s Indianapolis Public Schools board meeting. A protest is planned just one day after the IPS administration recommended three high schools be shut down to deal with a big drop in enrollment. Superintendent Lewis Ferebee plans to formally recommend Broad Ripple High School be sold while Arlington and Northwest High Schools would be turned into middle schools. Some parents who live near Northwest say they […]

  • Hamilton County Jail prepares for influx of people over busy concert weekend

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – While the weather postponed a Friday night show at Klipsch Music Center, two sold out shows are still scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. The Hamilton County Jail is prepared to handle additional inmates due to public intoxication and drunk driving arrests, according to the jail commander. Jail officials say they expect arrest numbers to be in the double digits. They have added staff for this weekend in order to deal with extra people being booked into […]

  • Madison County prosecutor considers charging moms who give birth to drug-dependent babies

    ANDERSON, Ind. – The Madison County prosecutor is considering criminally charging mothers who give birth to drug-addicted babies in hopes of getting the women into treatment. According to Community Hospital Anderson, 20 percent of the babies born there have been exposed to drugs. Hospital staff tell FOX59 they have seen an uptick in the number of newborns who need treatment for withdrawal symptoms. County prosecutor Rodney Cummings said he believes that number is too high. “If you’re consuming drugs, you […]