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  • Prosecutors decline to press charges against Indy woman arrested in teen’s murder

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An Indianapolis woman arrested in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old boy will not face criminal charges at this time, court officials confirmed Wednesday. Shantell Taylor, 33, turned herself in last weekend. Her attorney, Michael Kyle, said she did so to avoid being arrested in front of family and friends, not because she was the shooter. Kyle claims she’s wrongfully accused. According to court documents, 13-year-old Harry Taliefer was shot standing next to his brother.  That older […]

  • New IndyGo bus pass allows veterans to skip fares

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Veterans can now ride IndyGo’s fixed bus route service without having to pay for fares. IndyGo and the City of Indianapolis announced the new Veteran Fare Cards on Wednesday in an effort to provide veterans with better access to transit and employment opportunities. Veterans must enroll in the program in person at the Julia Carson Transit Center located at 201 East Washington Street. The application requires proof of eligibility and enrollees must also have a photo taken at […]

  • Court docs: Anderson man threatened to sell woman into sex ring, shot her up with drugs

    ANDERSON, Ind. – An Anderson man faces multiple charges in connection with the rape and beating of a woman earlier this month, police say. Charges against Mark Gibson include felony rape, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor battery. Officers were dispatched to his home around 7:30 p.m. on July 5 after witnesses reported seeing a man and woman fighting. Investigators talked to the woman, who appeared disheveled and was behaving erratically, according to court documents. The woman complained […]

  • Dog with cancer in Ohio gets free cheeseburgers from Burger King for remainder of life

    TOLEDO, OH – A terminally ill dog in Toledo will live out the remainder of his days with a happy stomach thanks to Burger King. Cody, a 10-year-old Boxer-Lab mix with terminal cancer loves cheeseburgers, WTOL-TV reports. Cody’s family is determined to make him as happy as possible in his final days, so they buy him a plain cheeseburger from Burger King every day in an effort to make taking his medications more enjoyable. Last weekend while Cody’s owner, Karcher, […]

  • Attorneys blast allegations against AG Curtis Hill, call reaction ‘pure hysteria’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The attorneys for Attorney General Curtis Hill spoke on his behalf Wednesday amid allegations that he groped several women at a bar in March. Kevin Betz and Sandra Blevins held a news conference at their downtown offices Wednesday morning, calling the allegations against Hill “false” and “malicious.” Betz criticized the reaction from Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state legislative leaders, calling it “pure hysteria.” He and Blevins suggested that Hill has grounds for a defamation lawsuit. The […]

  • IMPD investigates after 13-year-old boy fatally shot following large fight on east side

    UPDATE (July 18, 2018): Shantell Taylor, who was arrested in this case, will not face charges. Read more here. Original story: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis mother is grieving the death of her youngest child. Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 2200 block of Barnor Drive on a report of a large disturbance Thursday night. There, 13-year-old Harry Taliefer was found shot and killed following a large fight. Police say dozens of people, some kids and some […]

  • Ella Whistler speaks for first time in public since Noblesville school shooting

    FISHERS, Ind. – A Noblesville West Middle School student who was shot while in class on May 25 says she is doing “very well” during her first public interview since the shooting. Whistler spoke with Jim, Deb, and Kevin on the 95.5 WFMS morning show on Wednesday. The 13-year-old suffered very serious, life-threatening injuries from being shot seven times in the face, neck, hand and chest. She had collapsed lungs; a broken jaw, clavicle, multiple neck vertebrae and ribs; a severed vertebral vein, […]

  • Indiana animal rescuer wants answers after kittens found with mouths glued shut

    LINTON, Ind. – An animal rescue group in the Wabash Valley area is searching for answers after two kittens were found with their mouths glued shut. According to WTHI, the first kitten was found about two weeks ago by the president of S.A.F.E. Animal Rescue, Chantel Eaton. Eaton stopped at the Southside Express gas station in Linton when she noticed a kitten lying at her feet. She picked up the kitten and noted her face was covered in a strange, […]

  • Indy man accused of breaking into Chicago homes, sexually assaulting 2 girls

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 25-year-old Indianapolis man has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted an 11 and 13-year-old girl while they were sleeping in their Chicago homes. According to officials in Chicago, Hunter Best has been charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated criminal sexual abuse victim under 13 years old. Best is accused of entering two homes in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood within a 20-minute span on May 27. Police said he broke into a home in the 400 block […]

  • Plainfield police looking for suspects accused of stealing credit cards

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Authorities in Plainfield are looking for two suspects accused of stealing multiple credit cards and using them at a gas station. On July 9, police said they had a “rash” of cars broken into and a vehicle stolen. One man was wearing a striped shirt, jeans and has dreadlocks. Another was wearing a gray zip-up hoodie and jeans. At this time, police do not know if the vehicle they were driving below was stolen, but are looking […]