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  • Indiana man sentenced to seven years for recording sex acts with minor

    Update (March 22, 2016)– Dustin Dykes was sentenced to seven years. Six will be served at the Indiana Department of Correction. One year of his sentence is suspended. He must also register as a sex offender. Original story: JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (March 15, 2016) – A Columbus man is accused of recording video of himself engaging in sex acts with a minor. Dustin Tyler Dykes, 25, is charged with possession of child pornography and child exploitation, according to the Johnson County […]

  • Mother at center of viral Beech Grove Walmart fight sentenced to probation

    UPDATE (3/6/17) – Amber Stephenson, a mother involved in the infamous 2015 Beech Grove Walmart fight, has been sentenced. According to court documents, Stephenson took a guilty plea agreement. Two of the charges were dismissed, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disorderly conduct. As part of the agreement, she was found guilty of neglect of a dependent and will serve one year of probation. She is also required to complete a substance abuse program and perform 30 hours of community […]

  • Homeless man sentenced to 55 years in prison in slaying of Indianapolis pizza delivery driver

    UPDATE: Jeremiah Roberts was sentenced in January 2017 to 68 years for murder and robbery. Derek Romano accepted a plea deal in February 2015 and was sentenced to 55 years. The robbery charge against Romano was dropped as part of the plea deal. INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 13, 2015) – A man accused of killing an Indianapolis pizza driver has been sentenced to 55 years in prison. Derek Romano, 23, is one of two men charged in the death 49-year-old John Sullivan, […]

  • Peyton Manning to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

    Former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning headlines the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class. ESPN revealed the list Monday morning on SportsCenter. Manning, the five-time MVP who led both the Colts and Broncos to Super Bowl championships, retired after the 2015 NFL season. During Manning’s college career at the University of Tennessee, he compiled a 39-6 record and led the Vols to the 1997 SEC championship. He finished his career at Tennessee holding 42 NCAA, SEC […]

  • Court docs: Putnam County man set fire to home of estranged wife

    UPDATE: Adam Lawless was sentenced in December 2016 to 10 years: 7 years in the Department of Correction, 2 years in community corrections and 1 year suspended. BAINBRIDGE, Ind. – A Putnam County man set fire to his estranged wife’s home and now faces arson charges, investigators say. Adam Lawless, 32, Bainbridge, faces two counts of arson in connection with the fire on June 19, 2016. According to court documents, the home at 117 E. Summit St. caught fire in […]

  • Contract extension to keep Gen Con in Indianapolis through 2021

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As Gen Con gets ready to celebrate a milestone, the gaming convention announced it will stay in Indianapolis through at least 2021. The longest-running gaming convention in North America inked a one-year extension to keep it in the Circle City. Chris Gahl with Visit Indy said Gen Con and the city have been working on the agreement for the last two years. The contract includes an option that allows the convention to renew the contract annually. Gen […]

  • Police make arrest after fatal east side shooting

    UPDATE: Brent Thomas was sentenced to 60 years in the Indiana Department of Correction. PREVIOUS STORY: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 2, 2015) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police have made an arrest following a fatal shooting on the east side last week. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Ronald Munn, 28, was shot following a disturbance in the 3300 block of North Butler Avenue. It happened around 11:45 a.m., according to IMPD. Officers found him unresponsive at a gas station in the intersection of East […]

  • Two IMPD officers arrested on battery charges in bar fight, police chief calls case “disturbing”

    UPDATE: Officers Michael Reiger and John Serban were found not guilty in November 2016 following their trial in this case INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 10, 2014) – Two Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers face charges after an Aug. 7 off-duty incident. John Serban, 40, and Michael Reiger, 46, have been suspended without pay, pending termination. IMPD said Serban is a 16-year veteran while Reiger is a 15-year veteran. They’re charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury and battery with moderate bodily injury […]

  • IMPD officers in court after arrest in bar beating

    UPDATE: Officers Michael Reiger and John Serban were found not guilty in November 2016 following their trial in this case INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 15, 2014) – Two veteran Indianapolis Metropolitan police officers appeared in court Monday after being charged with battery last week. John Serban and Michael Reiger are accused of beating up a man at a bar in August. According to court documents,the officers knocked the man unconscious after a disagreement and then dragged him across the bar’s parking lot. […]

  • Man arrested in connection with fatal October hit-and-run crash

    UPDATE: Austin Warren was sentenced to 6 years at the Department of Correction on two counts of failure to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in death. He’ll receive 220 days credit for time served. PREVIOUS STORY: WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (Dec. 21, 2015) – Police in White County arrested a man in connection with an October hit-and-run crash that killed two people. On Monday morning, Austin D. Warren, 22, Logansport, was arrested on two counts of failure to […]