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  • Health department stepping in after family in apartment has no air

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Marion County Health Department is taking action on behalf of a woman who says the air conditioning in her apartment hasn’t been working for a week. Temika Washington says the temperature in her unit at the Landings at 56th has topped 97 degrees since the AC unit outside her building stopped working around 2:30 a.m. last Monday. During that time, she says the heat has gone beyond uncomfortable, especially for her 18-year-old son who wears a […]

  • More roundabouts coming as Greenwood prepares for I-69

    GREENWOOD, Ind. — Greenwood city officials are planning to build three new roundabouts as part of the city’s overall effort to improve traffic flow ahead of I-69 construction in the next few years. The roundabouts are planned at the intersections of Main Street and Meadowview Lane in the next year or two, Worthsville Road and Averitt Road in 2021, and Stones Crossing Road and South Honey Creek Road in 2021 or 2022.  Each of the roundabouts are expected to cost […]

  • Fire department gets protective gear for faster response to active shooters

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind.– Members of Johnson County’s White River Township Fire Department will be able to reach injured victims in an active-shooter situation much faster, thanks to some new gear and training. The department now has six sets of ballistic vests, helmets and specialized trauma kits for use in an unsecured active-shooter scenario. The department is also taking part in joint active-shooter training with the Johnson County Sheriffs Department, Center Grove Police, Greenwood Police and other agencies. “This puts our […]

  • Arson suspect faces 8 felony charges, neighbors still have questions

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Marion County Prosecutors office has filed eight felony arson charges against a man suspected of setting fires in two Indianapolis neighborhoods last month. The level 4 felony counts were filed Friday against 43-year-old John Amos.  Investigators believe Amos set a June 22 fire on Broadway Street, causing heavy damage to the home of his ex-girlfriend’s father.  They also believe Amos set the June 23 fires in the 1600 block of Lawrence Avenue, not far from University […]

  • Columbus smoking ordinance could include e-cigarettes

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus city officials are considering a request to expand the city’s smoking ban ordinance to include e-cigarettes. Officials at Columbus Regional Health are asking the city council to add language to add e-cigarettes to the city’s current smoking ordinance.  The request came after recent data showing a high number of young people using e-cigarettes, or vaping. Kylee Jones, with Healthy Communities at Columbus Regional Health, says while tobacco smoking rates are down nationwide, e-cigarette use is skyrocketing.  […]

  • Central Indiana police and fire departments learn new drone skills and tech

    BARGERSVILLE, Ind. – Several state and local public safety agencies gathered in Bargersville this week to learn the latest drone technology and expand their skills. The two-day training class was conducted by Atlanta-based Skyfire at the Bargersville Fire Department. Drone pilots attending the training represented the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Wayne Township Fire Department, Bargersville Fire Department, Franklin Police Department and Vincennes Township Fire Department. A pilot who is originally from Indiana also represented the […]

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    Tax increase proposed for Johnson County Jail expansion

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – People who live and work in Johnson County could be required to pay more in county income taxes in order to pay for an expansion of the county jail. The County Council is meeting Monday at 6 p.m. to go over details and get public input on a proposal to increase the county income tax rate from 1 percent to 1.2 percent. Money raised from the tax increase would be used to add enough space for roughly […]

  • Franklin Township residents frustrated by overlapping road construction projects

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Some residents on the southeast side of Indianapolis say overlapping road construction projects are making it hard to get around. Two roundabout construction projects have Edgewood Avenue closed between Arlington Avenue and Franklin Road. Most people who live and drive in the area knew the construction and road closures were coming. However, they didn’t plan on losing a popular detour round to the south on Southport Road. A short portion of Southport Road, west of Franklin Road, has suddenly […]

  • Pendleton’s June Jamboree gets underway 1 week after tornado rips through town

    PENDLETON, Ind. — Immediately after an EF-2 tornado ripped through the town of Pendleton on Memorial Day, community leaders said they were determined to host the town’s annual June Jamboree as planned from June 4 through June 8. A week later, residents and town officials are crediting a community-wide cleanup and recovery effort with making that possible. “The community outpouring was fantastic,” said Pendleton Town Manager Tim McClintick. “Not only the community as far as local citizens, but the communities surrounding […]

  • IFD asks residents to watch for suspicious activity at vacant homes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Fire Department officials are asking residents across the city to serve as extra eyes and ears in their own neighborhoods after the department responded to multiple fires at vacant structures Sunday. Battalion Chief Rita Reith says four out of the six fires that happened within a 12-hour period Sunday occurred at houses or apartments that were supposed to be empty. The fires happened in different parts of the city, and the cause of each fire remains […]

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