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  • Woman calls FOX59 for results after two months with no heat

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A woman and her family on the west side of Indianapolis say they’ve been living for two months with no heat in their three-bedroom apartment. The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, called FOX59 for help after repeated attempts to get her heat fixed in the Addison Creek Apartments off of Rockville Road. “I pay them $959 a month,” she said. “And I pay my utilities in full, so there’s no reason I should have to live like […]

  • Police investigating possible human sex trafficking case in downtown Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis police are crediting an alert citizen with helping them to launch the department’s latest investigation into possible human sex trafficking. Police were called to the Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in the 100 block of West Maryland Street Saturday afternoon after someone reported a teenager acting strangely in the restaurant. The person told officers the teen had stumbled into the restaurant and appeared to be under the influence of some kind of narcotic. “Someone noticed erratic or […]

  • Indy neighborhoods relying on contractors and residents to handle snow

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Many Indianapolis residents are relying on themselves or private contractors to handle the aftermath of several rounds of winter weather over the last few days. A longstanding city policy in Indianapolis states that the Department of Public Works won’t call out private contractors to plow residential streets unless the city receives six inches of snow or more in a single weather event.  The city hasn’t made that call since the winter of 2015 and 2016, at a […]

  • Indiana one step closer to Sunday alcohol sales after Senate committee vote

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Momentum continues to build at the Indiana Statehouse toward legalizing Sunday alcohol sales. On Wednesday, members of the House and Senate Public Policy Committees heard testimony on identical bills that would make it legal for stores to sell carryout alcoholic beverages between noon and 8 p.m. on Sundays. In the Senate, the Public Policy Committee voted 9 – 0 in favor of passing SB 0001. The bill now moves to the full Senate, likely early next week, […]

  • DPW taking advantage of warmer weather to fill Indy potholes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A brief warmup in the weather this week is giving repair crews with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) a few days to respond to pothole complaints around the city. Brutally cold temperatures in the last couple weeks, followed by above-freezing temperatures this week are also taking a toll on the pavement across Indianapolis. “So what that does is it can cause a lot of potholes, just from that freeze thaw cycle,” said DPW spokesperson Warren […]

  • Police searching for possible serial burglar on west side of Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) says a bold break-in on the city’s west side could be the work of a serial burglar who’s been targeting Family Dollar stores. IMPD responded to the Family Dollar store Saturday morning in the 5200 block of West Washington Street after a store manager arrived to find several aisles ransacked and a back door standing open.  Officers observed that the suspect had pried open a back door to a storage room and […]

  • Hoosiers face power outages, water issues amid brutal wind chills

    PLAINFIELD, Ind.– Jennifer High shivered as she and her youngest daughter packed up their things to leave their home in Plainfield’s Settlement subdivision. “It’s cold; my hands are freezing,” High said. Jennifer’s home, along with more than 300 others in the area, lost power early Tuesday morning amid the coldest weather in recent memory.  She says she noticed the electricity was off when she woke up around 4 a.m.  By late morning, the thermostat in the home read 56 degrees.  […]

  • Several Indianapolis homes damaged by New Year’s Eve gunfire

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Toya Wright had settled in for a quiet New Year’s Eve in her home near 30th Street and Moller Road. She hoped things would stay quiet for herself and the sleeping young child she was babysitting for a friend. But as 2017 became 2018, things in her neighborhood got noisy. “Probably after midnight, I was in the kitchen,” Wright said. “And I heard a big boom, pretty close. So I knew they were shooting outside.” Celebratory gunfire on […]

  • Johnson County road projects put on hold due to failing equipment

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – Roughly 20 miles of Johnson County roadways that were scheduled to be chip-and-sealed this year won’t be resurfaced until spring of 2018 after two crucial pieces of machinery broke down in October. County Road 300 North, near I-65, was the first of 26 county roadways scheduled to be chip-and-sealed in the fall of 2017. Highway crews had started work on 300 North when the department’s asphalt distributor and chip spreader began to fail, said Highway Department […]

  • $40,000 in racing equipment stolen from Indy hotel parking lot

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A race car driver from Florida says somebody stole $40,000 in racing equipment from his truck while he was in town for a trade show over the weekend. Kurt Horne says the theft happened sometime early Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Country Inn & Suites, located near Kentucky Avenue and I-465. The stolen equipment included the parts for two race car engines, which weigh about 400 lbs. each. “It’s not something that one person […]