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  • Strong winds shatter large windows at Greenwood store

    GREENWOOD, Ind. (July 1, 2014) — A furniture store in Greenwood spent the start of its morning cleaning up large amounts of glass debris after early storms blew out several windows Tuesday. The Value City Furniture store on U.S. 31 in the Greenwood Pavilion shopping center still plans to open as scheduled at 10 a.m., but will likely need to rope off a limited number of sections near the damaged windows. Greenwood police officers noticed the damage while driving by and […]

  • Storms knock down trees, block roads and cause power outages in Circle City

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 1, 2014) — Early morning storms knocked down trees and power lines Tuesday, causing a variety of problems in the Circle City. Initially, large tree limbs partially blocked four of the five lanes on Fall Creek Parkway, a major thoroughfare on the near north side of Indianapolis, just north of 32nd Street. By 5:50 a.m., a crew from the Department of Public Works had cleared the northbound and southbound lanes of tree debris and traffic returned to […]

  • Change in gas tax pumps up prices as several new Indiana laws take effect

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 30, 2014) — A host of new laws are taking effect on July 1 and rising prices at the pump will likely be the most immediate impact felt by Hoosiers. Instead of the current 19-cent-per-gallon sales tax, Indiana is moving Tuesday to a rolling use tax.  The new gas use tax will be 7 percent of the average price of gasoline in the state during the previous month. The Department of Revenue has released that July’s gas […]

  • New guidelines seek to protect youth athletes from heat illness

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 27, 2014) — A national organization released new guidelines to protect youth athletes from heat-related illness Friday at its annual convention in Indianapolis. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) held a news conference at 9 a.m. to reveal an executive summary of its exertional heat illnesses position statement, which will update guidelines originally established in 2002 and will be published in the Journal of Athletic Training. “Heat illnesses are largely preventable,” said University of Arkansas associate professor […]

  • Investigation underway after body found in White River

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 26, 2014) – An investigation is underway after a man’s body was found in the White River in downtown Indianapolis. The body was found near West New York Street and North White River Parkway around 10:50 p.m. Thursday. According to police, a fisherman believed he saw an object floating in the water and it appeared to be a body. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indianapolis Fire Department located and recovered the body close to the shoreline. “We don’t know […]

  • County clerks across Indiana prep for busy day after same-sex marriage ruling

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 26, 2014) — After a busy and historic day in which a federal judge struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage, many county clerks throughout the state will continue to deal with the ruling’s impact Thursday. The Marion County Clerk’s Office resumed marriage license services at 8 a.m. at the City-County Building on Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis. The office said it stayed open until 11 p.m. Wednesday, performing 186 weddings for same-sex couples.  About 225-230 marriage […]

  • Man barely gets grandkids to safety before tornado slams RV into home

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. (June 25, 2014) — A man barely had time to get his grandchildren into a safe room before a tornado forced a neighbor’s RV to crash into his home, the man told FOX59 News. Don Rackley’s home on County Road 200 South suffered major damage during the storm, with most of the roof torn off the house. However, Rackley, who was babysitting his two young grandchildren on Tuesday afternoon as the storm hit, is keeping things in perspective. […]

  • Power outages, cleanup continue after latest round of severe storms

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 24, 2014) — Hoosiers in Indianapolis and throughout central Indiana continued to clean up and deal with power outages Tuesday after the latest round of severe weather. As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Indianapolis Power and Light Company (IPL) reported 1,387 customers without power and Duke Energy reported 57 outages. STORM UPDATE: Crews will work all night and throughout tomorrow to repair the damage to lines and equipment in IPL’s service territory. — IPL Power (@IPLPower) June 24, 2014 The […]

  • Fishers recent high school grad fatally stabbed; teen suspect in custody

    FISHERS, Ind. (June 23, 2014) – A man killed following a Sunday night fight in Fishers is a recent graduate of Fishers High School. Police were dispatched to the 8900 block of Wooster Court near Harrison Parkway and Lantern Road shortly before 11 p.m with reports of a fight. When officers arrived, Fishers police said they found a male wounded on the ground. He was identified at 18-year-old Connor Shockley. Paramedics tried to revive him, but Shockley died at the scene. Police said Shockley […]

  • Lightning strikes car in Indy, prompts reminders of safety tips

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 19, 2014) — As Hoosiers dealt with lightning during the overnight hours into Thursday morning, the National Weather Service’s reminders on how to safely deal with nature’s strikes come to the forefront. A bolt of lightning struck a car on the 7200 block of Fields Way on the southeast side of Indianapolis early Thursday, the owner told FOX59 News. The owner’s father used a fire extinguisher to put out the initial small fire, but the car was […]