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  • Fox59 joins IACC’s efforts to reduce cat overcrowding

    Fox59 is joining Indianapolis Animal Care and Control in its efforts to battle cat overcrowding. Earlier this week, Fox59 aired a story about the shelter’s reduced adoption fee of $30. “Fox59 was gracious enough to help us by doing a story on our Adopt-A-Thon, and the next day we had SEVEN cat adoptions!” said Dawn Contos, Community Outreach Coordinator “That is a rare occurrence for a Tuesday, I can assure you, and we attribute such a large number to the […]

  • IACC faces cat overcrowding, offers reduced adoption fee

    Indianapolis Animal Care and Control is running out of room after this spring’s boom in the cat population. Friends of the shelter are now pitching in to help those cats find new homes. Through the end of this month, the adoption fee will be just $30. That fee covers spay or neuter surgery, micro-chipping with registration, vaccines and special tests. “We have nearly 200 cats that are here available at the shelter available for adoption and nearly 200 that are […]

  • Defender Direct holds panel build for Habitat for Humanity

    Defender Direct is helping Hoosiers attain home ownership The company held a panel build for Habitat for Humanity Wednesday. Nearly 200 employees came out to build the walls for a house in the company’s parking lot.  The company will assemble the home in its entirety throughout the next few months. Working alongside the employees was future homeowner Tameka Caldwell. She’s thankful so many people are coming out to help her realize her dream. “I call them family now. It’s nice […]

  • Ministry fund created in honor of volunteer killed in gas grill explosion

    A Noblesville church has established a ministry fund in honor of a volunteer who was killed in a gas grill explosion. Doug Gripp, 52, was making final preparations for Grace Community Church’s Men of Grace BBQ when the grill exploded Monday. The father of two died in that explosion. Pastors were on hand Monday and Tuesday to help parishioners deal with the loss. They said they will continue to be available to help anyone affected by the tragedy. The church […]

  • Volunteer killed in gas grill explosion at Noblesville church

    Police have identified the volunteer killed in a gas grill explosion at Grace Community Church as 52-year-old Doug Gripp. The incident happened at the Noblesville church Monday afternoon. Officials said a man was helping to prepare for the church’s men’s ministry kickoff when the grill, which was owned by Gripp, exploded. “It was large enough to be heard, to be felt by people in the immediate area,” said Lt. Bruce Barnes with the Noblesville Police Department. Church leaders were expecting […]

  • Greenwood’s new splash pad opens Monday

    Greenwood kids have a new place to cool off during these hot days of summer. The grand opening for a new aquatic center was held Monday at Greenwood’s City Center Park. The splash pad is the first phase of the $10 million water park project. It features a geyser, arches and jet streams. There’s also a water tower, water frog and two misting posts. The new water park replaces the Old Town Pool, which was torn down due to numerous […]

  • Danko: Stevens has served as the quintessential Butler representative

    Butler University’s president and athletic director held a press conference following the announcement that Brad Stevens would be leaving Wednesday. Stevens is leaving the university to coach for the Boston Celtics. While the two expressed sadness, they said they would support Stevens in this endeavor. “Brad is a very bright, very articulate and a wonderful, wonderful person who handled this as well as he’s handled everything else you’ve seen him do,” said Barry Collier, Athletic Director. The deal is reportedly […]

  • Muncie couple charged after 5-year-old dies at their home

    A Muncie couple has been arrested after a 5-year-old Haitian girl was found dead inside their home. Charlene and Marcus Tabb face a charge of neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury. Officers were called to the couple’s home on North Brady Street on reports of an unconscious child Sunday. When they arrived, though, they found the child dead, suffering from several suspicious injuries. Investigators said the girl’s hands were swollen and that several cuts were infected. They said […]

  • Outside jury to hear case against man accused of murdering Linton teen

    A jury will be brought in to hear the case against a Jasonville man accused of killing 19-year-old Katelyn Wolfe. Randal Crosley faces several charges including murder, conspiracy to commit murder and criminal confinement, among others. Officials said he and Jordan Burskirk planned to rape and kill a stranger in the weeks leading up to the crime. Earlier this month, Wolfe was found in a Greene County lake with a 20-pound weight tied to her body. Police said she died […]

  • Nearly 400 rabbits found in feces riddled garage

    Feces littered the walls and floors of a small garage on the city’s south side when Indianapolis Animal Care and Control arrived on the scene Tuesday. Officials found nearly 400 rabbits living in the deplorable conditions at a home in the 7000 block of Alston Drive. Dozens of rabbits were shoved into rusted cages, many without food or water. The rabbits were bred for three main purposes: to be shown, to be eaten and to be sold in pet shops. […]