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  • Lebanon Police to hire department’s first full-time CSI

    Lebanon, Ind – The Lebanon Police department is looking to hire the first full-time Crime Scene Investigator in the department’s history. Lebanon Police Chief Tyson Warmoth says the move was made possible after Boone County recently passed a half-percent increase in local income taxes, earmarked for public safety funding. “The need’s been there for a long time, we just didn’t have the financial means to fill it,” Warmoth said. The new CSI will be a civilian without police arresting powers, […]

  • Apartment locks pried open during burglaries on northwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis police are investigating a rash of burglaries in which apartment door locks were pried open in order for the suspect to gain entry. Three of the burglaries and attempted burglaries were reported Friday evening in the Deercross Apartments, off West 38th Street just west of I-465. Three residents returned from work Friday to find the deadbolt lock on their apartment door, bent and pried open with some kind of tool. The suspect or suspects were able […]

  • Indianapolis woman getting into shower discovers intruder watching her

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis woman says she is still shaken after discovering a man in her apartment who was watching her as she was getting into the shower. The incident happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday at the Westlake Apartments on the west side. Joi Gillespie, 21, says she was completely undressed and preparing to step into the shower when she suddenly saw a man standing in her living room. She says the man was simply standing in the corner of […]

  • Indianapolis mother accused of hiding baby’s remains in freezer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – An Indianapolis woman is accused of hiding her baby’s remains in her house and a freezer for several days. Fayzah Al-Khatib faces one felony count of obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor count of failure to report a dead body. Court documents filed in Marion County say the investigation began on Feb. 4, when Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers were called to Little & Sons Funeral Home on East Stop 11 Road. The funeral director told police that […]

  • Push underway to revive language of Indiana hate crime bill

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – More than a week after a bill to create new hate crimes legislation died at the Indiana Statehouse, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry joined a diverse group of community leaders hoping to keep the language of the bill alive. “We all need to ask the question as to why we are only one of five states in the entire country that has not recognized that we should have biased crime legislation,” Curry said. Senate Bill 439 died […]

  • Victims lose thousands of dollars to Indy rental scams

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis property management company is warning Hoosiers about ongoing rental fraud after two women lost thousands of dollars in separate scams. One of the women, who wants to remain anonymous, says she and her children have virtually no money and one week to find a new place to live after falling victim to one of the scams. “They don’t understand the predicament they’ve put me in with my kids,” she said.  “I’ve got twelve dollars to […]

  • Johnson County emergency responders train on vehicle simulator

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. — Police, fire, EMS and other agencies in Johnson County are testing out a computerized simulator to train for emergency driving situations. Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says the EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operations Course) simulator is providing a new experience for members of his department, as well as other surrounding agencies. The simulator can be used by first responders to satisfy state requirements for emergency driving training. “So we decided to go a different route this year […]

  • Greenwood leaders announce plans to change downtown

    GREENWOOD, Ind.– Greenwood city leaders announce plans for a number of projects that would ultimately change the face of the downtown area in the coming years. Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers said the overall price of the different projects is expected to represent a $25.4 million dollar investment by the city.  Most of the money would come from Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funding, but would also come from the city’s Parks and Sanitation Department budgets.  Investments by private developers are also […]

  • Henryville tornado affecting severe weather response five years later

    HENRYVILLE, Ind. – One day before the five-year anniversary of the devastating tornado that hit Henryville in southern Indiana, severe weather caused more trouble for the community. Officials at Henryville Junior-Senior High School delayed and then cancelled classes Wednesday morning after strong storms caused wind damage and power outages in the area. Principal Troy Albert said the school lost power around 6:15 Wednesday morning as buses were already rolling on their routes. Although power was restored about an hour later, administrators […]

  • Woman seeks answers after fiancé’s body is found in dumpster

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis woman says she is desperate for answers ten days after the body of her fiancé was found in a dumpster at an east side apartment complex. Melissa Bershell says she and her fiancé, Jose Santos Garcia-Lopez had made plans to go shopping for their engagement rings one day after Lopez’s body was found in the dumpster at the Spanish Oaks Apartments near East 38th Street and Mitthoefer Road. An autopsy revealed Lopez died from blunt force […]