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  • Greenwood to pay board members only for meetings they attend

    GREENWOOD, Ind – Starting next year, members of Greenwood city boards will only be paid for meetings they attend. The Greenwood City Council voted 7-2 in favor of a budget amendment that ties board members’ attendance at meetings to their pay. Currently, most city board members are paid a salary based on $50 per meeting. Members of the Board of Public Works make more than $400 per meeting. The 2020 budget includes a 50% raise for those board members, the […]

  • Greenfield ID theft victim claims wrongful arrest in auto theft, case later dismissed

    GREENFIELD, Ind — Authorities in Hancock County have dismissed an auto theft charge against a woman who says the theft was perpetrated by someone posing as her. Kristen Parr, 25, was arrested late Thursday night at her Speedway home and booked into the Hancock County jail on a charge of auto theft. She was accused of taking a car for a test drive and never returning it to West Main Auto Sales on September 27.   Parr spent four nights and […]

  • Police urge caution after crashes increase in I-65 work zone

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana State Police are asking drivers to use more caution after two crashes occurred in an interstate work zone that has seen an increase in accidents over the last year and a half. Wednesday afternoon saw a crash that left a RV destroyed after it crashed into a barrier wall and caught fire. The accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-65 near State Road 11. State police say everyone in the RV escaped. Another crash […]

  • Johnson County drivers brace for sewer work, road closures

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind – Drivers in the Center Grove area of Johnson County are bracing for a series of traffic closures on the heavily-traveled Fairview Road. Starting this Monday, the intersection of Fairview and Bluff Roads will close to traffic, along with a section of Fairview Road between Bluff Road and Paddock Drive. The intersection of Bluff and Fairview Roads is expected to last until November 15, according to the latest project timeline.  When the Bluff Road intersection reopens, the […]

  • Indy Fraternal Order of Police president on downtown shooting: ‘Where’s the outrage?’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind — The president of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday criticized the city’s response to a weekend shooting that left three adults and three juveniles injured in downtown Indianapolis. “Where is the outrage?” Rick Snyder said in an afternoon news conference. “Where are our elected, departmental, business and civic leaders declaring that violence such as this is unacceptable in our community?” Snyder, along with Reverend Charles Harrison of Indy Ten Point Coalition, called for action to help […]

  • IMPD looking for man suspected in 70-80 thefts from home improvement stores

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and surrounding agencies are looking to identify and arrest a man believed to be responsible for 70 to 80 thefts from central Indiana home improvement stores. Detective Michael Schollmeier says the man has been stealing power tools and tool kits from stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s since December of 2017. “The unofficial amount is right around $100,000 is where we’re at, what we’ve known he’s taken from the home improvement […]

  • Increased semi traffic causing problems east of Greenwood

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind — Several residents who live on the outskirts of Greenwood are asking city and county leaders to find some solution to an increase in semi truck traffic on local roads that aren’t designed for the large vehicles. Steve Dougherty says he and his neighbors witness semi truck drivers failing to make tight turns and getting stuck in ditches about once a month at the corner of Griffith and Rocklane Roads, just east of Greenwood city limits. “Semis […]

  • INDOT: Extra steps being taken to avoid repeat of weekend I-70 closures

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) say two emergency closures of I-70 over the weekend will prompt them to take extra steps to prevent something similar from happening again. A buckling of shoulder pavement forced INDOT to close eastbound I-70 east of Greenfield Saturday afternoon. The crumbled pavement appeared in an area where traffic had been shifted to the left lane and shoulder to make room for repair work that started September 6. Eastbound […]

  • Investigators continue search for cause of deadly Mooresville fire

    MOORESVILLE, Ind. – Local, state and federal investigators are still looking into the cause of a fire at the home of a married couple who died in Mooresville. The fire broke out Monday afternoon at a home on East High Street, near the South Clay Street intersection. The Morgan County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as 79-year-old Mary Featherston and 84-year-old Donald Featherston. Officials say Mary died at her home. Donald was later pronounced dead at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. […]

  • Johnson County looks to replace concrete neighborhood roads with asphalt

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind — Johnson County officials are looking for ways to solve an aging eyesore in several Center Grove area subdivisions — crumbling concrete roads. Residents in the Willow Lakes subdivision recently brought photos and samples of the broken roads before the Johnson County Commissioners. Several neighbors in the development have been complaining for years about the deteriorating conditions of their neighborhood streets. “Some of these places in the street are going to be nothing but gravel in just a […]

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