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  • Man accused of duct taping and robbing elderly couple says ‘I’m sorry’

    FRANKLIN, Ind. — The man accused of duct taping and robbing an elderly couple inside their Franklin home last week apologized to his alleged victims while walking into a Wednesday morning court hearing. “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry,” said 27-year old Reese Keith. The apology came as Keith was walking into an initial court appearance to hear the list of charges filed against him related to the May 15 burglary and an earlier incident involving Greenwood police. “Our job at […]

  • 10-year-old Franklin boy raises money for police K9 vests

    FRANKLIN, Ind – The Franklin Police Department is saying thank you to a 10-year-old boy who raised enough money to outfit the department’s three K9 officers with protective tactical vests. Richie Scott, a 4th-grader at Creekside Elementary School, started raising the money back in December as part of a community service project. The project was part of Richie’s testing to earn his black belt in Taekwondo. “I wanted to protect those who protect me, and the whole community,” Richie said. […]

  • Victim in Kokomo fatal hit-and-run may not have been suspect’s intended target

    Update (May 23, 2017)– Police say Maurice Shelley has turned himself in to authorities. Original story: KOKOMO, Ind. — Kokomo police say the victim in an intentional hit-and-run outside a bar may not have been the suspect’s intended target. Alisa Burnett, 42, died from her injuries after being pinned between two parked cars in the parking lot outside “Front Row Live,” where she worked as a bartender. Investigators say the suspect in the case, Maurice Shelley, may have been trying to […]

  • Man suspected of duct taping elderly Franklin couple captured in Richmond

    UPDATE: Johnson County officials confirm that Reese Keith has been arrested in connection with duct taping an elderly couple. Around 3:30 Saturday afternoon, Richmond police got a call from an individual reporting a home break-in on the south side of town. The person said he saw a couple of people run out the back of the house. As an officer pulled up, he spotted the caller standing in the bushes. The man told the officer his name was Nicholas Ottinger. […]

  • Greenwood Police changing policy on guarding offenders in hospitals

    UPDATE:  Reese Keith was taken into custody on Saturday, May 20. ORIGINAL STORY:  GREENWOOD, Ind – Police in Greenwood announced Wednesday that the department will change their policy regarding decisions on whether to leave an officer to guard an offender who has been admitted to a hospital. The announcement comes after 27-year old Reese Keith allegedly duct taped and robbed an elderly Franklin couple in their own home Monday afternoon. The burglary happened after Greenwood Police say they left Keith […]

  • Police urge people to call 911 to report overdoses despite risk of arrest

    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — Public safety and law enforcement officials are pleading with the public to call 911 immediately if they witness a drug overdose, even if it means facing possible jail time. Shelbyville police responded to two serious drug overdoses in about twelve hours last Thursday. In one case, in the 500 of Willow Drive, police say a man who had overdosed on drugs had been unconscious for up to 15 minutes before 911 was called. They say one of the overdosing […]

  • Broad Ripple residents hope for flooding fix

    Indianapolis, Ind – A group of homeowners in the Broad Ripple area are hoping utility and city officials will find a solution to a chronic flooding problem on their properties. Mary Baker is among several property owners in the 3700 block of East 65th Street who regularly deal with rain water collecting in their yards nearly every time there is heavy rainfall. “I mean the neighborhood kids come over asking if they can please go kayaking in my yard,” Baker […]

  • Class teaches bartenders, servers how to help prevent sexual assault

    FRANKLIN, Ind.– Advocates for sexual assault and domestic violence prevention hope more Indiana bars and restaurants will take advantage of free training on how to spot the signs of a potential sexual assault in the making. The one-hour course, called “Raise the Bar,” was developed in Indiana by Anderson-based Alternatives, Inc. and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The course is now being offered in other parts of the state as more agencies receive the training. In Johnson County, Turning […]

  • Marsh closures increasing concerns about food deserts

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Several Marsh Supermarkets have closed recently and more are expected in the coming weeks. This is increasing concerns about so-called food deserts in the state of Indiana. Officials at Gleaners Food Bank and Midwest Food bank believe upcoming Marsh closures will force more Hoosiers to seek out food pantries to meet their needs. “Any time there’s a tightening of access and availability of food, that certainly impacts the people that we serve,” said Gleaners Food Bank Marketing […]

  • Police dog off duty until broken-down police car can be replaced

    ALEXANDRIA, Ind. — The Alexandria Police Department has taken its drug-detecting K9 off duty until officers are able to replace the car the dog normally rides in. Alexandria Police Chief Matt Ellis says the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria normally driven by Officer Matt Blakely and his K9 partner “Riggs” is out of commission. “The Computer went out on it, and we also found that the frame is starting to crack,” Ellis said.  “So the vehicle is unsafe.” Riggs, a 2-year old Dutch […]