Silver Alert issued for missing 22-year-old woman from Beech Grove

As an Indianapolis native, there are fewer people better-suited to report on this great city than Trevor Shirley. He was born in Chicago, but grew up on Indy’s north side; graduating from North Central High School as a proud Panther and then from Indiana University in Bloomington with a journalism degree in hand. Having reported and anchored the news in South Bend, Indiana; Sarasota, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia, Trevor is happy to be back home, sharing great stories and digging for the truth all across Central Indiana.
As a reporter, Trevor has covered many high-profile national news stories, including hurricanes and tropical storms, Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign across Florida, and the dramatic arrival and treatment of Ebola patients in Atlanta. He also reported live from the Ferguson riots in Missouri, following the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014 and from Chattanooga, Tennessee, after six military members were murdered by an ISIS-inspired attacker in 2015.
When not at work, Trevor enjoys traveling, reading and checking out new bars and restaurants. He also likes to stay active outside and has never been to a beach he didn’t love (as a warm weather guy, re-adjusting to the Indiana winter has been the only downside of coming back to the Midwest!). Trevor also enjoys scuba diving whenever he gets the chance.
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Recent Articles
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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Of the three IPS schools closing, the loss of Broad Ripple High School may leave the biggest impact, given its close connection to the community and a lot of famous alumni. The announcement that the historic high school is closing is drawing opposing views from graduates of the school; some who say IPS made the right call, while others still think it didn’t have to be this way. “There were so many great kids there,” said Cynnie Halsmer, who […]

  • Greenfield police need new Tasers

    GREENFIELD, Ind.- The Greenfield Police Department is asking city leaders for almost $100,000 for new Tasers. The current model, which each Greenfield officer has, is more than a decade old and Chief Jeff Rasche said he wants his officers to have the most up-to-date and safest tools at their disposal. “The majority of the inventory of our Taser equipment is outdated, most of it is about 13 years old,” said Rasche. Aside from being tougher to fix when they break, […]

  • 11 children, driver taken to hospital after church van crash in Greenfield

    GREENFIELD, Ind.– Thirteen people, including 11 children, were injured Friday afternoon in a church van crash. The crash occurred just after 3 p.m. near Hancock Regional Hospital, located at 801 North State Street. Eleven pre-teen students and a female driver in the van were injured and have been transported for treatment. A total of three vehicles were involved. Eight children were taken to Hancock Regional Hospital for treatment. Three others were taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in […]

  • Neighbors are nervous on east side as houses hit by stray bullets

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  • Indiana lawmakers react to Virginia shooting

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  • State lawmaker responds to accusations of sexual assault ‘victim-blaming’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana lawmaker is defending comments which some have said amount to blaming victims of sexual assault for what happened. State Representative Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) wrote a letter to an Indianapolis Star reporter earlier this week in which he urged the paper to write a story about Hoosier women who are learning “how not to be a victim.” Lucas’s letter was in response to an article, written by the same reporter earlier in the week, which profiled […]

  • Students banned from graduation ceremony after senior prank

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- About thirty IPS high school seniors had to miss their graduation ceremony, after officials at Crispus Attucks High School say a senior prank went way too far. IPS officials say the prank inside Crispus Attucks caused serious damage that’s now led to a criminal investigation. However, students and parents say the school district is being too heavy-handed. Valedictorian Kayla Hawthorne, who was banned from Thursday’s graduation ceremony, admits she was there during the incident, but not with the group […]

  • Police arrest 14-year-old teen for allegedly shooting Anderson boy with BB gun

    UPDATE (6/8) – Anderson Police confirm that a 14-year-old male has been arrested for allegedly shooting 5-year-old Bentley Chestnut with a BB gun. The name has not been released at the time because he is a juvenile. He is facing charges of criminal recklessness, aggravated battery and theft. The 14-year-old was booked into the Madison County Youth Center. Original Story: ANDERSON, Ind.-  A five-year-old Anderson boy is recovering at Riley Memorial Children’s Hospital after being shot in the back of the […]

  • Muslims appalled by ‘perfect man’ billboard in Indianapolis

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  • Indianapolis events aim to stop gun violence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — There are renewed calls to end gun violence across the state as locals join lawmakers to make our communities safer. During the past few weeks, there have been several high-profile shootings involving teenagers. On Saturday, several events around Indianapolis highlighted the need to end gun violence. “My son Dandre as shot by a stray bullet while attending a birthday party about three years ago,” said Deandra Yates, whose son, Deandre Knox, was paralyzed after being hit in the […]