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  • Firefighters take part in emergency drill with Hamilton Heights students to ease anxiety, answer questions

    ARCADIA, Ind.– Students at Hamilton Heights Primary and Elementary Schools participated in a special fire drill Friday morning, alongside Franklin Township and Cicero Volunteer firefighters. The fire drills were aimed at reducing students’ fear and anxiety when responding to emergency drills, one week after the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida. Jackson Township Fire Chief, Jeff Muszar, said after the Florida shooting, some students were concerned about how they should react to a fire drill. “We’ve not had […]

  • Riley Hospital recommends safe sleep practices to reduce infant deaths

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Officials with IU Health want parents to aware of safe sleep practices to reduce the number of sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID). Dr. Emily Scott is a pediatric hospitalist with Riley Hospital for Children. She said safe sleep is essential for all newborns when they arrive home from the hospital. She said the vast majority of infant deaths that take place from 28 days to the first year of life are due to unsafe sleep practices. She recommends […]

  • Carmel woman wants people to be aware of scam targeting dentists, veterinarians

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind.– A Carmel veterinarian is sharing her story after she said she was targeted by a scammer at her workplace. Dr. Mary Oxley-Ealing is a veterinarian at VCA Village Park Animal Hospital. Last week, she said she received a call at work that ended up being a scam. “Someone called the actual clinic number and asked for me, saying they were from the Sheriff’s Office,” said Dr. Oxley. “When I picked up, someone on the phone was saying […]

  • Indy organization providing free drug addiction treatment to expecting mothers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Volunteers of America of Indiana is offering a free program for pregnant women struggling with drug addiction. The Fresh Start Recovery Center focuses on helping mothers recover from various drug addictions and have healthy children. The program is provided at no cost to the mother and insurance coverage is not required. The program admits pregnant women battling addiction, as well as women with a substance abuse problem who are involved with the Department of Child Services. “What’s been […]

  • Families explore the home of Benjamin Harrison for President’s Day

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Families and friends gathered inside the home of Benjamin Harrison on Monday, where they toured ten unique rooms full of history and original artifacts. Organizers held guided-tours every half hour and visitors were able to ask questions and hear stories from a Benjamin Harrison reenactor. “It’s really important to take away stories that are relevant to decisions that we are seeking to make today,” said Charles Hyde, the president and CEO of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Benjamin […]

  • Mother who lost daughter in ATV crash uses robots to teach ATV safety

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Two interactive robots are teaching kids the importance of ATV safety. Safety Sam and Safety Sara are child-size robots dressed head-to-toe in ATV safety gear that can move and talk. The robots were donated to the Indiana DNR by the Play for Kate Foundation, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Health. Ashlee Bruggenschmidt, the founder of Play For Kate, lost her 11-year-old daughter, Kate, in an ATV crash in 2015. “Educating kids about safety and being a […]

  • Over 600 North Central students raise their sleeves as blood is urgently needed

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Over 600 students at North Central High School raised their sleeves on Thursday to donate blood at the school’s annual blood drive. The North Central High School senior class officers hosted the blood drive in the school’s gymnasium, led by senior class adviser, Leslie Decker. Decker has hosted the blood drive for over 15 years. She participated in the drive when she was a student at NCHS. “We keep getting more donors year after year,” Decker said. “I […]

  • Here’s how Indy residents are celebrating Valentine’s Day

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Love is in the Indianapolis air, as residents celebrate Valentine’s Day. Sparks can fade after years of marriage, but the Indy City Market spent the day recapturing that flame with a special Valentine’s Day vow renewal. Mayor Joe Hogsett officiated that Sharing the Love ceremony Wednesday morning. Myron and Beth Davis got engaged on Valentine’s Day 32 years ago, just after three dates. They stood hand-in-hand and renewed their vows. “When we first got married, we promised we […]

  • Indy Parks now offering sensory room with 12 unique activities for children with disabilities

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Rhodius Park is now the home of a sensory room, with 12 unique activities for developing children. As part of Indy Parks Adaptive Programming, the Therapeutic Recreation and Sensory Room features a rock wall, swings, ball pit and other activities to engage the senses of children with various disabilities. Rhodius Park is Indy Park’s first to offer a sensory room. The space has two primary types of activities: alerting activities and calming activities. These activities are used to […]

  • Plainfield woman to distribute care packages to grieving mothers who have lost a baby

    PLAINFIELD, Ind.– A woman in Plainfield hopes to make a difference in the lives of mothers who have lost a baby. Tiffany Jones is the founder of Aela Faith Remembrance Packages. Jones is working to create care packages for families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. Jones is looking to fill mini bins with small items for infant loss patients, including condolence cards, mini hand and feet molds, journals, gift cards, infant loss […]