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  • Prom goes to the dogs at northeast side daycare

    Prom season is in full swing and thousands of Central Indiana teens are shopping for the perfect outfit and accessories to wear to the big dance. They’re not the only ones, though. A special doggie prom was held for Hoosiers of the canine variety Wednesday. Best Friends Pet Care on the city’s northeast side helped more than 45 dogs get dressed up for prom. Staff members hung blue and silver streamers as a part of the prom’s Starry Starry Night […]

  • Cleveland rescuer turned viral sensation

    The man credited with saving three women who had been held captive for several years has turned into an internet sensation. Charles Ramsey was sitting down to eat a meal when he heard screams coming from his next door neighbor’s house. “I’m eating my McDonald’s and I come outside and I see this girl going nuts,” said Ramsey. A woman, later identified as Amanda Berry, told him she had been held captive for 10 years and desperately needed help. Ramsey […]

  • Former Muncie principal found guilty for failing to report rape

    A former Muncie Central High School principal has been found guilty for failing to report a student’s rape to police. Christopher Smith was convicted of failure to immediately report child abuse or neglect, a class B misdemeanor, for the Nov. 9, 2010, incident. Steven Moore raped a then 16-year-old girl inside of a bathroom at the school. The victim went to the office to report the crime. Smith left the girl sitting in his office for more than two hours […]

  • Former principal to appeal conviction for failing to report student’s rape

    A former Muncie Central High School principal convicted of failing to report a student’s rape is appealing his conviction. Last month, Christopher Smith was convicted of failure to immediately report child abuse or neglect, a class B misdemeanor, for the Nov. 9, 2010, incident. Steven Moore raped a then 16-year-old girl inside of a bathroom at the school. The victim went to the office to report the crime. Prosecutors said Smith violated state law when he reportedly left the girl […]

  • Animal advocates cheer as dog is rescued from underground pipe

    Animal advocates were outraged after a landowner initially refused to let an excavator rescue a dog trapped in a pipe. The Miami County dog fell down an 80-foot pipe on its neighbor’s property Thursday afternoon. An animal care officer brought in heavy machinery from Golliher Excavating to try to rescue the dog, but the landowner refused to let him dig. The officer offered to use his equipment and fuel free of charge to rescue the dog. He even offered to […]

  • Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund designed to keep Hoosiers in their homes

    Keeping Hoosiers in their homes – that’s the goal of Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund. Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, R-Indiana, announced the expansion of the program Wednesday afternoon. New eligibility criteria mean under-employed, sick and veteran homeowners can get some relief from foreclosure proceedings. Homeowners can also receive up to $30,000 in assistance, help obtaining a short sale and access to financial literary courses. “We all know that our homes are much more than four walls and a door. It’s where […]

  • IU’s new school of philanthropy made possible by Lilly Endowment

    Indiana is now home to the nation’s first school of philanthropy and the school will carry a name long associated with generosity. The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has been made possible by a grant from the Lilly Endowment. The school has already provided training for nonprofit professionals in more than 40 countries. It also allows students to research women’s philanthropy and the relationship between religion and philanthropy. In all, Lilly has donated more than $80 million to […]

  • Late businessman’s family donates $5M to Indiana Wesleyan

    Indiana Wesleyan University will soon build a new school of business. The family of the late James DeVoe is donating $5 million to the school. The DeVoe School of Business will soon house the university’s business programs.  The school says they’ll match the gift to build the new building.  It’s expected to open in a few years. DeVoe founded the J.D. Byrider chain of used car dealerships in 1989. He died in a small plane crash in 2006.

  • Coalition ranks Indy number one for new streets policy

    The city of Indianapolis’ streets are the best in the county. The National Complete Streets Coalition said the city designs streets with all users in mind. Mayor Greg Ballard signed the ordinance into law last August. Crosswalk improvements on MLK, new curbs near Keystone and new bike lanes in Broad Ripple are just a few of the improvements we’ve seen. The goal is to make the city more walkable, bikeable and connected. “Those things are good not just for public […]

  • Crown Point 7th-grader wins Indiana Geographic Bee Friday

    A Crown Point seventh-grader is heading to Washington, D.C. Sean Ives will represent Indiana in the National Geographic Bee next month.  The 13-year-old placed first at the bee held at IUPUI Friday. Millions of students have competed in nearly 11,000 schools for the chance to compete. If Sean can beat out the rest on the national stage, he’ll win a $25,000 college scholarship. He said his interest in geography started early. “I got a globe for my birthday when I […]

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