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  • Indianapolis mayor, parks foundation announce millions in improvements

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 27, 2014) — More than a dozen Indianapolis parks are about to get a big makeover. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard joined representatives of Lilly Endowment and the Indianapolis Parks Foundation at Haughville Park Tuesday to announce the start of more than 40 construction projects throughout Marion County. The $8-million in improvements is the largest single donation made to the Parks Foundation. The upgrades include new playground equipment, basketball courts and water sprays. Other parks will install shelters, […]

  • Hundreds of volunteers spend Memorial Day cleaning Indy 500 mess

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 26, 2014)— Hundreds of volunteers spend their Memorial Day cleaning up after The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Hours after the Indy 500 fans filled seats at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, full trash bags took their place. “Tons of trash,” described Mooresville High School sophomore Matt Faber. “Just tons!” Once the sun came up Monday, you could see no shortage in the infield, either. “You get over a quarter million people inside the facility for race day,” said […]

  • UPDATE | Man arrested in fatal Coke Lot shooting ahead of Indy 500

    SPEEDWAY (May 24, 2014) — Police have arrested a suspect after an overnight shooting in the Coke Lot next to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Speedway police arrested 19-year-old Avory Johnson of Indianapolis in connection with the deadly shooting of Max Levine, 25, of Kokomo. Witnesses told FOX59 they heard several gunshots just after 2 a.m.  Police said it started as a fight that escalated quickly. When they arrived, they found Levine was shot twice. He was pronounced dead on scene.         […]

  • Beech Grove files lawsuit against Franciscan Alliance over water overflows

    BEECH GROVE (May 20, 2014) – Water from the old St. Francis Hospital site is flooding nearby basements and posing an expensive health risk, a new lawsuit from the city of Beech Grove claims. The city filed a lawsuit against the Franciscan Alliance, owners of the hospital that closed in 2012. According to the complaint filed in Marion Superior Court, storm and surface water from the hospital is draining into sanitary sewers outside. Beech Grove owns and operates a separate […]

  • Need help finding a place to rent? Meet RadPad

    INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2014) — If you’re new in town or just looking for another place to rent, there’s an app that can help you find a new home. Meet RadPad. Think Instagram meets Craigslist. The photo-based rental app essentially helps you search for rentals while driving through a neighborhood you love. Enter a zip code, price range and other features while scrolling through photos. RadPad Founder and CEO, Jonathan Eppers, came up with the idea when he moved to California […]

  • Man taken into custody after short pursuit on northwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2014) — Detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have apprehended a man who police say is a witness to a murder. The man was taken into custody after a traffic stop on the northwest side. Police say it happened just before 10 a.m. near Lafayette Road and I-65 Thursday. Detectives started following a maroon Ford minivan on 38th and Michigan streets. When officers pulled the vehicle over, the man immediately took off. He was cornered by several officers after jumping over […]

  • State launches Text-to-911 emergency service

    INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2014) — Indiana has become the second state in the country with a new way to reach 911 in an emergency. State police launched the Text-to-911 program Wednesday. It’s the next generation to text technology and keeping you safe. Sixty-six counties have signed up so far. “Public safety has taken a major step forward,” said Barry Ritter, executive director of the Indiana Statewide 911 Board. “Starting today, everyone who lives and travels through Indiana will have direct […]

  • Family demanding answers after loved one’s headstone is moved

    INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2014) — A family is outraged after their loved one’s headstone was moved without them being notified. Eureka Harris, 29, lost her battle to breast cancer nine years ago Tuesday. Her family makes it a tradition to visit her grave on Mother’s Day every year. On Sunday, they were shocked to find the headstone was dug out of the ground and moved a few feet away. It left the family wondering if her casket was moved as […]

  • Construction resumes on I-69 after two workers killed in crash

    INDIANAPOLIS (May 12, 2014) — Construction crews will return to work on I-69 Monday days after a tragic crash that killed two workers. Coty Demoss, 24, of Noblesville and Kenneth Duerson Jr., 49, of Indianapolis were killed after a driver plowed into a road sign striking the workers on I-69 between 82nd and 96th Streets. The crew was picking up cones as their shift was coming to a close. Investigators say they don’t know why the driver, Jordan Stafford, 22, of Fortville didn’t change […]

  • School bus drivers stress safety after several deadly crashes

    INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2014) — School bus drivers are hired for an important task of keeping our youngest Hoosiers safe on the road. Fox 59 went on a ride-a-long with Miller Transportation to see the dangers they face on the road. Police have responded to at least four crashes involving school buses in the last two weeks. Two of those incidents killed a motorcyclist and a man on his bike. Investigators have deemed both cases a tragic accident. Nobody was charged. Rocky Cummings drives more […]

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