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  • Federal, state authorities raid south side warehouse in large pot bust

    INDIANAPOLIS (June 10, 2015) – Authorities found hundreds of marijuana plants when they raided a warehouse on the south side of Indianapolis. Federal, state and local law enforcement executed the search warrant Wednesday morning. A four month long investigation led them to a warehouse in the 1000 block of Sumner Avenue. Four people were taken into federal custody and search warrants were served at two other locations. State Police said the marijuana grow operation included at least 500 plants. They […]

  • IN Focus: Donnelly, Brooks on police issues

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Indiana’s congressional delegation took part in several emotional ceremonies this week, as fallen IMPD Officer Perry Renn was honored for his service and sacrifice during National Police Week. FOX59’s Liz Gelardi spoke with Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, and Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, about the ceremony about the issue of police relations which have dominated the headlines after incidents in Baltimore and Ferguson. Watch the video above to see what Donnelly and Brooks had to say about recent issues and […]

  • Men sentenced to hundreds of years in jail after violent 2013 home invasion

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 1, 2015) – A judge handed down harsh sentences to four men who were convicted for their roles in terrorizing an Indianapolis family. Two of the three victims read letters to the court detailing the physical and emotional pain they still struggle with on a daily basis. Victim, Carl Potzena, told the court his family no longer has a sense of security or peace of mind. In March, Adrian Anthony, Michael Pugh, Alexander Dupree and Demetre Brown were found guilty […]

  • DNA match in database led to man’s arrest in Ben Davis student’s slaying

    INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 21, 2014) – Investigators revealed more information Friday morning about an arrest in the death of a 15-year-old Indianapolis girl. Dominique Allen was abducted in the early morning hours on Aug. 31 while she was sitting outside her sister’s home. She was then found strangled, her body burned. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry called it a “particularly egregious case.” Curry announced the filing of a murder charge against William Gholston. A DNA match broke the case open, Curry […]

  • Court docs: 8 patients fatally overdosed while in Muncie doctor’s care

    By: Liz Gelardi and James Gherardi MUNCIE, Ind. (Oct. 21, 2014) – Court documents released Tuesday revealed the Muncie Physician whose office was raided Monday had a history of medical practice violations. In 2013, as the result of an investigation done by the DEA at four of Dr. William Hedrick’s Fort Wayne, IN pain clinics, he was put on probation for a minimum of two years and was required to abide by several restrictions put in place by the Medical […]

  • $30 million project to improve access to IUPUI, renovate Natatorium

    INDIANAPOLIS (July 14, 2014) – A $30 million project will improve access to IUPUI and renovate the Natatorium, officials said Monday morning. Mayor Greg Ballard and IU President Michael McRobbie joined officials from the Lilly Endowment and other organizations to detail the plan, which will include improvements to nearby roads, crosswalks and bike lanes. “We need great spaces around these great anchor institutions. IUPUI and the IU health complex are some of the biggest drivers in city but reaching them […]

  • Indianapolis’ summer safety plan includes full-time SWAT unit

    FOX59 gets exclusive look at full-time SWAT team, summer crime plan

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 26, 2014) — Mayor Greg Ballard and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department announced their strategy to reduce crime this summer. Many of these initiatives are already underway, but the department is stepping up its efforts. The 2014 summer crime reduction plan will involve numerous agencies including the FBI and U.S. Attorney. Police Chief Rick Hite said they need to focus on more than law enforcement tactics. City leaders are concerned about social issues and factors that contribute […]

  • Neighbors and officials survery tornado damage in Hendricks County

    HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – Residents and volunteers were hard at work Wednesday cleaning up just one day after a tornado touched down. Officials with Hendricks County Planning and Building surveyed the damage around County Road 200 South. Damage reports will be forwarded to the local office of emergency management and homeland security. The Bent Wood neighborhood was hit hard by the storm. The president of the homeowner’s association estimates 20 homes were damaged. Restoration company trucks lined Zachary Lane as […]

  • Man and grandkids ride out tornado while camper slams into home

    HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – A man and his grandkids waited for the tornado to pass while huddled in the bathroom. When it was finally safe to come out, homeowner Don Rackley realized the neighbor’s camper had slammed into his house. Rackley said they barely made it to the bathroom inside and heard a loud noise soon after. “Just a like big boom and I think what that was the trailer hitting the house,” said Rackley. A witness said he saw […]

  • Website shows location of former meth labs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A series of blue dots are scattered on a map of Indiana, each one represents the site of a former meth lab. It is now easy to find out if a meth lab was operating in a neighborhood or inside a home someone wants to buy. A new Indiana State Police website lists the location of former meth labs. It also provides a report showing what kind of chemicals were found inside. “And we have documented instances […]

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