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  • Several storm damage reports, power outages in Boone County

    LEBANON, Ind. (July 1, 2014) – Early morning storms Tuesday caused damage to trees and property around Boone County. The heavy wind, rain and lightning rolled through at about 2:15 a.m. Lebanon Street Department Superintendent Larry Lee said seven trees came down damaging two homes and two vehicles. One of the large downed trees was on Patterson Street. Homeowner Kenny Manning said he and his wife were asleep when the storm hit and they heard a snapping sound. “All we heard […]

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    Butler alumni, current and prospective students warned of data breach

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 30, 2014) – Thousands of current and past Butler University students and employees are at risk for identity theft, according to a letter sent from the university to students and alumni. Personal information was compromised during a hacking incident that university officials believe happened between November 2013 and May of this year. Anyone whose information the university gathered could have been part of the breach, including prospective students. A letter went to people who earned a degree at Butler dating […]

  • Summer camps focused on STEM gain popularity

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 26, 2014)– It may be summer break, but parents say they want to keep their kids’ minds sharp when they’re out of school. There’s a growing trend of camps that offer fun and a chance to learn about the growing fields of science, technology, engineering and math, often called STEM. The Microsoft Store at the Fashion Mall on the north side of Indianapolis is hosting free science and technology classes throughout the summer. Children ages 8 to […]

  • Homeowners begin cleaning up after tornado damage

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 25, 2014) — Homeowners in the Cameron Meadows neighborhood on the west side of Indianapolis will have cleanup on their minds Wednesday morning. Tarps are covering several roofs and some residents have already picked up debris, including siding ripped off during the storm. An EF-1 tornado touched down near Raceway Road on the border of Hendricks County and Marion County Tuesday afternoon. The heavy rain and wind tore apart roofs, toppled trees and sent debris flying. No one was injured. Wednesday morning […]

  • Phase two of Mass Avenue development gets underway

    INDIANAPOLIS (June 24, 2014)– Developers will break ground Tuesday morning on the second phase of a mixed-use residential and retail building on Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis. The Millikan on Mass is in the 500 block of the popular downtown avenue across from the Athenaeum. The first phase was completed in December, creating 61 apartments for low-income residents as well as the revitalization of the Barton tower, which sits now in the center of the Millikan. Phase two is a nearly […]

  • Program ‘pays’ for good environmental deeds

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ( June 23, 2014) – A new way to reward people for doing good is gaining momentum in Indianapolis. The Make Change Indy program is expanding to midtown to include the neighborhoods of Broad Ripple, South Broad Ripple, Meridian-Kessler, Butler-Tarkington and Mappleton-Fall Creek. Tim Carter, a professor of urban ecology at Butler University, came up with the concept of Make Change Indy. People who do any number of environmentally friendly activities can then earn currency and exchange those […]

  • Westfield’s Grand Park opens with great expectations

    WESTFIELD, Ind. (June 20, 2014)— Westfield’s Grand Park officially opens to the public this weekend. People who want to check out the $45 million sports complex are invited for three days of concerts, food, free Ferris wheel rides and sporting events. “We’re really excited to welcome people to their Grand Park. This was really constructed for the local community. We wanted to make sure that Westfield youth athletes had a place to play. There’s also ten plus miles of paved […]

  • New health facility at University of Indianapolis aims to serve community

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 19, 2014) — The University of Indianapolis will break ground Thursday morning on new health facility with a focus on serving the community. The UIndy Health Pavilion will be a four story, 160,000 square foot building on the southwest corner of Hanna Avenue and State Street, across from the campus football stadium. The concept of the pavilion is to integrate faculty and students into providing health services for the public. Physical therapy, kinesiology, athletic training, psychology and […]

  • Get IndyVolved! Event showcases organizations that need volunteers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 18, 2014) – Wednesday evening IndyHub is offering a free event for young people to learn about getting involved in the community. More than 80 community organizations and nonprofits will be at the 9th annual Get IndyVolved event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. One of those organizations looking for volunteers is the Freewheelin’ Community Bike Program. The program takes old bikes, pairs them with young people and teaches kids about how to take care of, […]

  • Teenager who passed away after swimming accident donates organs to Hoosiers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 12, 2014) — One of the Franklin teenagers who was swept under the waters of the Big Blue River last week is saving other Hoosier lives through organ donation. Michael Chadbourne passed away after spending days in critical condition at IU Health Methodist Hospital. The 16-year-old’s family chose to uphold his wishes of being an organ donor. Chadbourne’s heart was donated to a 14-year-old boy in Iowa. His lungs went to an Indiana woman in her 50s […]