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  • Pack the Pantries: Distribution day is a big day for volunteers at Midwest Food Bank

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Tuesdays and Thursdays at Midwest Food Bank are known as the day food is shipped out. The food bank serves more than 320 agencies in the state, which means distribution days are some of its biggest days for volunteers. On any given distribution day, there will be 30 to 40 agencies stopping by in their trucks and vans to haul off food to their offices. Agencies partnered with Midwest Food Bank come from 60 Indiana counties. On […]

  • $285,000 raised at Mayor Hogsett’s ‘Lunch for Parks’

    INDIANAPOLIS – It was a record year for the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, which recently hosted the 15th Annual IPL Mayor’s Lunch for Parks at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. This year’s luncheon boasted the most sponsors, matching gift partners, in-kind sponsors and individual donors to date. The luncheon raised a record-breaking $285,000 to support the work of the Parks Foundation. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett was the keynote speaker, highlighting to the nearly 700 community, business, and city leaders in attendance, the milestone year and stressing […]

  • Patient opens up about recovery from brain injury, drug addiction

    INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a long road to recovery for a southern Indiana man who now has a new outlook on life and wants others to avoid the same mistakes he’s made. Eli Cornwell, 24, said a crash last October that ended with a severe brain injury has led him to get over his addiction to drugs. Last October, Cornwell, who lives in Daviess County, was on the road when he fell out of a truck going 40 miles per […]

  • Crispus Attucks returning to state finals for first time since 1959

    INDIANAPOLIS – The IHSAA basketball season comes to an end Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. It will also mark the end of a championship appearance for Crispus Attucks High School, which hasn’t played in a title game since 1959. The Tigers enter the weekend with a 24-4 record after their win over Evansville Bosse in semi-state and will face Twin Lakes in the 3A championship game. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. Saturday. “I think it’s going to be crazy,” […]

  • New program equipping IMPD officers with food for people in need

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new program for IMPD’s east district started Monday that will equip officers with food for people in need. The bags from the Community Action Relief Effort, or CARE, will also help officers connect with residents when they’re patrolling the city’s streets. Bags were put together with food from Gleaners Food Bank. Each bag contains enough food for 12 to 16 meals. When the program began Monday, there were 162 bags ready to hand out and 800 […]

  • Affordable housing for artists coming to south-side neighborhood

    INDIANAPOLIS – A south-side neighborhood plagued with vacant homes will soon see some new life. Big Car Collaborative is renovating a handful of homes in the Garfield Park neighborhood with two of them becoming available next month for artists. Co-founder Jim Walker said his organization was able to purchase the properties thanks to financial assistance through the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Project, which looks for innovative ways to put Indianapolis residents into homes. “It was a type of revitalization that was […]

  • IU Health’s new ‘Heart-in-a-Box’ keeping organs alive longer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new medical device is keeping hearts used in transplants alive longer. The device is called a “Heart-in-a-Box” and it’s on clinical trial at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Since the first heart transplant, getting the heart from one place to another was done by keeping the heart cold. “This is what you typically see in any TV show on. Everything is packed in a cooler and brought back,” said Dr. I-Wen Wang, cardiothoracic surgeon at IU Health Methodist […]

  • City getting bigger boost due to NCAA tourney draw

    INDIANAPOLIS – The brackets are out and this year’s NCAA men’s college basketball tournament includes a site in the Circle City. After eight of the 68 teams in the dance learned they were coming to Indianapolis, area businesses noticed many of those fans were very interested in joining their schools on the trip. There are five teams coming to Indianapolis this year that are from a state that borders Indiana. They include the University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University and big-name […]

  • INDOT spent nearly $15 million less during mild winter

    INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been a mild winter across Indiana, and while Hoosiers know there’s always a chance for a spring snow storm, the lack of snow over the last few months has lowered INDOT’s winter operation spending by $14.7 million compared to the recent average. INDOT spokesperson Nathan Riggs said the biggest issue his crews have dealt with this winter is ice. Back in mid-December, ice brought Interstate 465 to a halt for several hours. During the 2016-2017 winter, INDOT […]

  • New five-story apartment complex set to open in Broad Ripple

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new apartment complex with 151 units will open in Broad Ripple at the beginning of April. While the project had pushback from the community to start, nearby businesses are excited about a potential uptick in sales. The apartments, named The Coil, sit on College Avenue, just north of the Canal. Future tenants will have options of a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments, and townhouses. Browning Investments developed the apartments, with shares a wall with a soon-to-open […]