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  • Attorney General’s Office, IMPD discuss signs of human trafficking ahead of Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indiana Attorney General’s Office and IMPD held a human trafficking awareness event Wednesday evening ahead of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. The event took place at the Speedway United Methodist Church where attendees learned the signs of potential trafficking situations and proper ways to report it to law enforcement. Denise Robinson, Chief Counsel of Investigations for the Attorney’s General Office, said big events like the Indy 500 bring awareness to human trafficking. “Big events bring more awareness […]

  • Indy volunteers stuff backpacks to help homeless veterans

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indianapolis Rotary Club spent the afternoon filling backpacks for Indianapolis’ homeless veteran population. Rotary Club members and students at the Christel House Academy Interact Club filled more than 180 backpacks for HVAF of Indiana, Inc. This is HVAF’s  second year hosting the backpack packing event. Brian Copes, the president and CEO of HVAF of Indiana, Inc., said the organization served more than 1,900 homeless and at-risk veterans in 2017. “When you’re living in a cardboard box, when you’re […]

  • Alabama man on mission to mow lawns in all 50 states for those in need

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A man from Huntsville, Alabama is making a big difference- one lawn at a time. Rodney Smith Jr. started mowing lawns for free three years ago; helping the elderly, disabled, veterans and single parents. Smith is the founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service. He came up with the idea in 2015 after he saw an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn in Huntsville. “I pulled over and helped him out,” said Smith. “That night, I decided […]

  • Researchers develop Facebook app to help Alzheimer’s caregivers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Researchers at IUPUI have developed a Facebook app to help provide support to unpaid caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The app was developed as part of a study of a peer support group intervention where various issues that arose in the group were pushed to the caregiver’s Facebook friends as questions. The Facebook friends then had the opportunity to enlist as a member of a support network by answering the support group questions. Researches said when these […]

  • Boone County community comes together to remember officers killed in line of duty

    BOONE COUNTY, Ind – As the nation continues to honor police officers for their service and sacrifice during National Police Week, here at home, neighbors in Boone County are remembering fallen Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett. On Tuesday morning, the Lebanon community held a memorial service for local officers killed in the line of duty. “I’ve seen what good this community does and it’s a very strong knit community,” said Boone County resident, Wesley Rimmer. “I just wanted to come out […]

  • Alexander Rossi honors service members, to have names displayed on ‘Wall of Gratitude’ at Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi spent the morning at Stout Army Air Field honoring military men and women for their service. On Monday, Rossi helped submit the names of more than 200 servicemen and women from the Indiana National Guard to be displayed on the Crown Royal Wall of Gratitude during the Indianapolis 500. “It’s been a very unique opportunity for us as a team to contribute to our servicemen and women and to show them how much we […]

  • Mom battling brain cancer says her kids motivate her to keep fighting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An Indianapolis mother battling a deadly form of brain cancer continues to fight because of her four young children. In 2015, Tahaira Sanders was told she had a brain tumor, known as glioblastoma (GBT). “I had this big ugly world I had never heard of,” said Sanders. “I just went into research mode big time. It was scary.” Sanders had been suffering headaches and extreme fatigue, eventually leading to seizures. “It just didn’t let up,” said Sanders. “I […]

  • Indianapolis Zoo’s orangutan center voted one of the best in the country

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indianapolis Zoo received exciting news this week after its orangutan exhibit placed top in the nation. The Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center made the Top 10 for USA Today’s ’10 Best Zoo Exhibits in the Nation’.  A panel of zoo and family travel experts nominated their favorite zoo exhibits from around the country and then votes were cast over a 4-week period. The Indianapolis Zoo’s Orangutan Center came in 6th overall. The center is home to 12 […]

  • IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson makes pit stop at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson made a special pit stop Thursday morning to visit with some of his youngest fans. He stopped by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital to spend time with the kids staying there. “This is the third year in a row that we’ve been here at this hospital on this day of the month,” said Wilson. “So, it’s really special to keep coming back each year, seeing all the doctors and being able to see the kids. […]

  • Youth-canine program begins at Warren Central to help students learn life skills

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Students at Warren Central High School are working with shelter dogs throughout the week to learn various life and leadership skills. Paws and Think started the week-long Youth Canine Program on Tuesday. The program, Pups and Warriors (PAWs), will help 11 academically or behaviorally challenged students at Warren Central. Students involved in the program will train shelter dogs in basic obedience skills, while working with their teachers and counselors. “The counselors came to us from the school and said […]