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  • Tired of cooking Thanksgiving dinner each year? Try one of these local restaurants instead

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – You don’t have to spend all day working in the kitchen to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal. There are plenty of local restaurants serving turkey dinners with all of the fixings for the holiday. Omni Hotels Their Thanksgiving Day buffet is $49 adults, $25 children 6 – 12 (plus tax); complimentary for children 5 and under. Seating is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Market Table at The Alexander Thanksgiving Day Brunch will be available […]

  • VIDEO: Bomb-sniffing dog snores away after keeping Indianapolis airport safe

    Work like a dog. Sleep like a human. Meet Ttirado. He’s an explosives detection canine based out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). He works with his handler, Keith Smith, to help keep our transportation systems safe. Good boy, Ttirado. You’ve earned your zzzzzzz’s. … If you’re wondering about the strange spelling of Ttirado’s name, the double first letter signifies that the canine was named after a 9/11 victim. In this case, Ttirado was named after Hector Luis Tirado, FDNY […]

  • Whip up this no-bake Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving in just a few minutes

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie Yield: Serves about 8 people Ingredients 8 ounces Challenge cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 (13 ounce) container marshmallow creme 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 8 ounces whipped topping Graham cracker crust (homemade or store-bought) Directions Cream together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth Add pumpkin puree, marshmallow creme, and pumpkin pie spice and mix until smooth Fold in […]

  • Corgis raced at Purdue for charity and it’s just as adorable as you’d imagine

    Photos courtesy of Kevin Liu (Instagram: @liusername) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – We’ve got just the cure for the Monday blues – corgi photos! Last Saturday, Purdue University was host to one of the most adorable events to ever happen on a college campus. Eighteen corgis wearing costumes raced on the Grand Prix track in the first-ever corgi race organized by seniors Eric Li and Sage Archer, along with their furry companions Cheddar and Eddie. It was sponsored by the Theta […]

  • Stuck bringing dinner rolls to Thanksgiving? Try this alternative instead

    Did you get stuck with “roll” duty again this year for Thanksgiving? Surprise everyone by making these festive, cheesy leaves instead! Use whatever cheese and seasoning combination your heart desires. The goal is to decorate them in a way that makes the look like autumn leaves. I used cheddar cheese, Italian seasoning, and paprika. Pesto would also be really good! These beautiful roll alternatives are delicious plain, or I think they would be tasty with hummus too! Cheesy Dinner Roll […]

  • Jay County family finds dog lost in tornado, good Samaritans pay his vet bill

    JAY COUNTY, Ind. – An Indiana family was reunited with their beloved dog after they thought he was lost forever following a tornado. Emilie Walter was at home in Jay County with her boyfriend Brandon Dailey on Sunday while the rest of her family was in Muncie. Her dogs indicated to her they wanted to go outside, and when she let them out, she noticed the clouds looked unusual. Dailey told her they needed to take shelter immediately—it was a […]

  • Pike becomes first local high school to perform Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Central Indiana residents will have a rare opportunity to see a Lin-Manuel Miranda musical this weekend as Pike becomes the first high school in Indiana to perform “In the Heights.” It’s a huge undertaking that few production companies attempt. Not only is the music extremely difficult, but there are also certain stipulations from the publishers. The musical is centered on the largely Hispanic-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. So the publishers require anyone who […]

  • Watch dozens of corgis race on Purdue’s Grand Prix track during charity event

    Due to inclement weather the event was postponed to Saturday, November 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — If seeing 25 fluffy-bottomed corgis race around a track on their short legs sounds like a dream come true, you’re in for a treat! The first-ever corgi race at Purdue is happening Sunday, November 5. The race will take place on the Purdue Grand Prix track in West Lafayette from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It’s sponsored by the […]

  • Local church helps members of special needs community have unforgettable prom night

    A local church is helping a group that’s often marginalized have an unforgettable night. Traders point Christian Church is hosting their fourth annual prom for adults with special needs tonight. Traders Point Special Needs Director Wendy Wilken said the idea to host prom was brought to her about four years ago by another church that hosts a similar event each year. The first year they hosted prom, they had about 150 guests and 500 volunteers. This year, more than 1,400 […]

  • Make sandwiches for a crowd with this recipe on National Sandwich Day

    Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee’s Kitchen Italian Pesto Sandwiches for a Crowd Yield: Makes 12 sandwiches Ingredients 1 package (12-count) King’s Hawaiian Rolls 1/4 cup pesto 1/2 pound ham 1/4 pound salami 1/4 pound pepperoni 1/4 pound provolone cheese 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes 4 Tablespoons Challenge butter, melted 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit While keeping the rolls in tact, cut them in half. Place the bottom half of the rolls […]