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    Tax refund delays expected

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-If you can’t wait to get your hands on your tax return this year, you may have to wait a little longer. New regulations that help the IRS cut down on fraud and identity theft mean millions of Americans won’t get their tax returns until at least the end of February. For many Americans a tax return is almost like a start of the year bonus–maybe some extra cash to stash away or to spend on something nice. But […]

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    Indianapolis woman who posed as fake nurse gets three months home detention

    Update (Jan. 11, 2016)– Ashley Johnson was sentenced to three months of home detention in this case. Original story:  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A woman posing as a nurse has pleaded guilty to making false statements regarding healthcare and could face several years behind bars. Ashley Johnson was working for less than a month this past April at Clearvista Lake Health Campus in Indianapolis. According to court documents, Johnson was using the nurse license number of another woman who was also named Ashley […]

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    Court docs: Plainfield man admits to setting house on fire to try and kill his mother

    PLAINFIELD, Ind.- Investigators say 25-year-old Caleb Cain tried to kill his own mom by burning down her house. “We have different, interesting cases that occur here in Plainfield every day but this is the first time I’ve seen one like this personally,” said Plainfield Police Detective Brian Bugler. Authorities say Cain showed up at his mother’s house in the early morning hours of December 28, doused her front door with gasoline and even sprayed WD-40 all over the windows, hoping it […]

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    IMPD officers call for more gear in wake of Ft. Lauderdale shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- In the aftermath of the deadly Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting, Indianapolis police union leaders are renewing their calls to get the city’s officers better equipped. In a tweet Sunday, Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Snyder says the equipment used by Ft. Lauderdale officers is the same gear Indianapolis officers have been asking to get for months. Snyder says today there’s nothing lacking in the training IMPD officers get, but he says those officers need better equipment like […]

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    Local travelers react to Florida mass shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The horror in Ft. Lauderdale is being felt in central Indiana. Dozens of flights were delayed, and several others cancelled as the year’s first mass shooting played out in Florida. Several passengers who spoke with us say the inconvenience of being delayed or moved on to another flight is nothing compared to what the families of those who were killed are dealing with. “Right when we were about to board, we heard there was a shooting in Ft. Lauderdale, […]

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    Blind man sees his first Colts game

    INDIANAPOLIS–On the Colts final game of the season, one die-hard fan got the chance to see the game, like he never had before. In fact, this was the first game he was actually able to see. Scott Reese loves the Colts more than any other NFL team.  But it’s almost impossible for him to watch them play. You see, Reese can’t see.  He’s legally blind. To watch a Colts game on TV, he almost has to press his face right […]

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    Extra security measures in place downtown ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– As the clock counts down towards a new year, around 40,000 people are expected to hit the streets of downtown Indianapolis to ring in 2017. Organizers with Downtown Indy, Inc. say they’re working closely with law enforcement officials to make sure everyone stays safe. That includes security measures you’ll be able to see—like plenty of uniformed officers—along with safety measures you can’t. “We put a lot of pre-planning into how we lay out the design, the safety measures, […]

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    Scammers targeting holiday job-seekers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- If you’re still looking for part time holiday work be careful, scammers could be targeting you. The same goes if you’re already working a seasonal job and will be looking for more work in January. From the second Jeana Baker opened up an envelope, something about the pitch inside just didn’t seem right. “It says no calls, texts only,” said Baker, “but they wanted you to deposit the check into your account then send it to two other people, and […]

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    Officials prepare for early round of potholes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- With this week’s roller coaster of temperatures—from single digits to almost fifty degrees next week—city officials are worrying about an early round of potholes, and they need your help to keep them under control. Some drivers say streets are already getting choppy. “So far, like the ones over toward Walmart, they’re getting kind iffy,” said driver Melissa Williamson. City officials are already working to help the problem. “We will see more potholes because of the precipitation but again that’s […]

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    Rushville officer resigns after being accused of giving alcohol to minors during police Christmas party

    RUSHVILLE, Ind. – A Rushville police officer resigned after letting minors drink at a department Christmas party last week, the police chief said. According to Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker, three teenagers were arrested for consumption of alcohol on Dec. 2, 2016, during the department’s annual Christmas banquet. The investigation found the boys were drinking in the parking lot outside the Rushville Knights of Columbus and appeared to be intoxicated. They’d gotten the alcohol from a cooler in the back […]