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  • Runners celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrock 5K

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Hundreds of runners celebrated St. Patrick’s  Day a little early Saturday for the Shamrock 5K Run and Walk. The participants were decked out in green and celebrated finishing the race with beer. It was the 28th year of the run, and funds were raised for the Athletic Club Foundation and the Firefighters Emerald Society. The party doesn’t stop until 5 p.m. Saturday evening. There will be live music, food and drinks at the beer tent at 748 […]

  • Hoosiers suffering from respiratory issues finding healing through ‘salt therapy’

    LAWRENCE, Ind. –  A new wellness trend claims to use salt to help people suffering from allergies, asthma and even Lyme disease. It’s called salt therapy or halotherapy. Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center is helping people heal and find relief from their symptoms. It’s in Lawrence inside an old Fort Benjamin Harrison fire station. Owner Stefanie Patterson says one 45-minute session is like being by the ocean for a week. “Whenever I have a cold or sinus infection or […]

  • Climbers ‘Fight for Air’ raising money for the American Lung Association

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Climbers made their way up 47 flights of stairs at the Salesforce Tower Saturday morning. The ‘Fight for Air’ climb benefited the American Lung Society. Hundreds participated along with firefighters wearing their full gear. Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi and former St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Joey Vandever raced up the stairs in full gear to raise awareness and cheer on other climbers. “I think people think it’s a lot easier than it is, me included. […]

  • Work begins on portion of 52nd street for IndyGo Red Line project

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Another phase is beginning on the IndyGo Red Line construction project. Starting Monday crews will begin closures on a section of 52nd street just west of College. They’ll install storm water drainage pipes and upgrade curbs and sidewalks in the area. People will still be able to get to the businesses along 52nd, but may have a harder time finding parking. The project is expected to wrap up in seven days. The station construction will begin at Broad Ripple Avenue and Kessler […]

  • Teens with special needs given the ‘princess’ treatment with makeovers and photo shoots

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Teens with special needs were given the “princess treatment” Saturday morning. Makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers donated their time to give the girls makeovers at The Cyrus Place, 237 N. East St. They also took home donated dresses. The organizers say they wanted to give the experience to teens who may not get the chance to go to dances like prom or homecoming. A family that recently lost their home in January after a tree fell […]

  • Volunteers hope to ease stress by helping Hoosiers fill out FAFSA forms

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Each year Hoosiers are missing out on thousands of dollars because they choose to not fill out federal student aid forms known as FAFSA forms. College Goal Sunday is a free event on Sunday, February 24 to help students and their families across the state file their FAFSA. A study last year by the National College Access Network found only 60 percent of high school graduates across the country filled out a FAFSA form. That means many are missing out […]

  • Westfield City Council to discuss $35 million park plans

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – A major development plan is in the works in Westfield. The city wants the $35 million Grand Junction Park to become a central feature of the downtown area. The six-acre park would have playgrounds, a performance venue space, pavilions, and a winter ice skating rink loop. Another major aspect of the project would be restoring the Grassy Branch Creek. Westfield Mayor Andy Cook says the creek was something the city used to be known for. Cook says […]

  • Thousands run race in chilly temperatures to prepare for 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The freezing cold temperatures didn’t stop people from running in the 500 Festival 3-miler race. The race is the first in a series of three races preparing people for the Mini-Marathon race May 4. “I do have a little bit of a plan,” first-time runner Mannah Mace said, “Thirteen weeks up, building up my miles every week some of my friends who have ran before they have a whole diet plan and workout plan that they do […]

  • ‘Mini pigs’ become big problem as animal rescues become inundated with swine

    HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – More people are buying “mini pigs” after seeing cute internet videos. They may seem cute at first, but the seemingly mini-pigs can bring big problems. Local animal rescues are overflowing and desperately trying to find new homes for pot-bellied pigs marketed as “mini pigs.” The problem is the pigs don’t stay miniature and they grow too big for people. “Just last week I got over seven phone calls about people wanting to surrender pigs,” Oinking Acres […]

  • Proposed bill would require high schools to create random drug testing policies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A new senate bill would make Indiana schools create random drug testing policies for student athletes. It’s been debated in states like Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama. State Sen. Jean Leising is proposing the bill titled Senate Bill 147 this session. Leising wants to keep drugs out of the hands of students. “I think it’s a good place to start because these folks are the leaders in their schools, in many ways people look up to them,” Leising […]

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