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  • School police officer with IMPD background on administrative leave after incident involving student

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 10, 2014)– A school police officer has been placed on administrative leave by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Officer William Benjamin had his gun and badge pulled in relation to an incident involving a student that occurred at Arlington High School on Nov. 17. Investigators say Benjamin arrested a student and pushed him against a wall. Benjamin is currently director of security at Charles A. Tindley Acclerated School. The school has been in contact with the sheriff’s […]

  • Police: Woman admits to starting fire for “distraction” before kidnapping 1-month-old baby

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 5, 2014) – A baby is safe and back with his family after being abducted Friday morning. Indianapolis Metropolitan police detectives say 18-year-old Desarai Kemp stole the 1-month-old boy, William Junior Gibson, and a car from the Cross Creek Apartments near West 59th Street and Georgetown Road around 4:24 a.m. Friday. They say she also tried to set the apartment on fire but was unsuccessful. Kemp faces several charges, including kidnapping, arson, auto theft and theft. Maria Flores, the baby’s […]

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    Colleagues reflect on Greg Ballard’s decision not to seek a third term

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2014)— FOX59 has confirmed that Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will not seek re-election in 2015. Ballard is expected to make a formal announcement on Thursday at noon. Just three days ago, Ballard told FOX59 that his decision would come within two to three weeks. Word of the decision comes one day after Republicans in Marion County suffered at the polls, despite the party doing well in the state elections. Ballard told our partners at the Indianapolis […]

  • Four people injured after shooting at birthday party

    INDIANAPOLIS (Sep. 28, 2014)–Officers were called to the scene near 3600 English Avenue, just before 1:00 a.m. Police say there was a private birthday party there when a group of people tried to enter the VFW Post. Shots were fired after they were not allowed to enter. “My first reaction was my kids.  They were up watching TV, and I ran to them and said, ‘Run, crawl do whatever you got to do–get in the kitchen now.’  I had to hide […]

  • State looks to close Indianapolis daycare after arrest of former worker in child molestation case

    INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 23, 2014) – A north side daycare has received a shutdown order from the state of Indiana after an employee was arrested in a child molestation case last month. “We have taken action to revoke the child care licence for “Children’s Choice,” said Melanie Brizzi, director, Early Childhood and Out of School Learning. The Indiana Family and Social Service Administration sent the letter to Children’s Choice Learning Center last week. The license revocation letter accuses the daycare of […]

  • Grant could help Indy become first in nation with all-electric bus transit line

    INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 16, 2014) – A $2 million federal grant may help Indianapolis become the first city in the nation to have an all-electric bus rapid transit line. The money will go toward the engineering and design phase of the Red Rapid Transit Line. The 28-mile “Red Line” would connect Carmel to Greenwood via downtown Indianapolis. The electric rapid transit system would run on dedicated lanes, stopping about every half-mile. “The potential for economic development is huge along this area,” […]

  • Burned victim found in backyard of Indianapolis home was 15-year-old girl

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  (Aug. 31, 2014) –Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl whose burned body was discovered in a backyard on the city’s west side. Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Elder Avenue at approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday.  When they arrived, they found an unidentified deceased female suffering from apparent signs of fire trauma. Detectives said the homeowner, Bradly Parks, was walking his dog when he discovered the girl’s body in his backyard.  A charred mark still […]

  • Man who killed first wife now charged in murder of second wife

    By Charlie De Mar INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 20, 2014) — Detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the death of a woman on the northeast side. The woman’s husband, 50-year-old Tony Degrafreed, was arrested and preliminarily charged with murder. Officers responded to a house in the 5700 block of Laurel Hall Drive after police received a 911 call around 8 a.m. Sunday. Other people in the home were concerned because the suspect, Tony Degrafreed, has had a history of seizures. However, when they opened […]

  • Armed robbery leads to SWAT situation on east side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 13, 2014) — An armed robbery on the east side of Indianapolis led to an hours-long SWAT situation that stretched into Sunday morning. IMPD dispatch says a man tried to rob someone inside a house near East 10th Street and Gale Street around 2 a.m. A victim called police from inside the home. When officers arrived, they ordered everyone out of the home and were able to safely get five people out — everyone except the armed […]

  • Police investigating after shooting on Suburban Drive

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 12, 2014) — Police are investigating after a man was shot in a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning. Crews were called to the scene on the 5600 block of Suburban Drive just after 8AM Saturday. They say a man was riding a bike when he was shot in the hip by a passing car. Rydrikia Warren lives nearby the scene of the shooting. “I just happened to look at the bike over there and I said that looks like […]

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