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  • Wheeler Mission asks for coat donations, resources for those struggling in cold

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As many Hoosiers struggle to stay warm in the cold weather, the largest homeless shelter in Indianapolis is asking for coat donations after their supply ran out. William Bumphus, the director of Wheeler Mission’s downtown shelter, says donated coats never stay in their donation centers for long. “As soon as that coat comes into our facility, into our donation center, it goes right back out,” Bumphus said. “Coats are not always that donated item throughout the year, […]

  • IMPD investigating armed robberies at 2 Indianapolis hotels

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) detectives are searching for suspects after armed robberies were reported at two hotels within about an hour early Tuesday morning. The first robbery was reported just before 1 a.m. at the Hyatt Place in the 9100 block of Keystone Crossing. The overnight desk clerk told police he had been robbed at gunpoint by three young males.  According to an IMPD incident report, the clerk told officers three males “fully covered and one […]

  • Greenwood considers food & beverage tax to help fund police, fire departments

    GREENWOOD, Ind. — The Greenwood City Council is considering a new food and beverage tax to bolster staffing levels at city departments, specifically the police and fire departments. The plan for a 1% food and beverage tax was made possible earlier this year when state lawmakers passed a bill that authorizes Greenwood and several other communities to impose such a tax. Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers and other city leaders hope the money raised by the tax will ultimately help increase the […]

  • Indianapolis family says robbers held 6 children, 3 adults at gunpoint

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A group of family members on the east side of Indianapolis say they’re shaken up and furious after a home robbery in which three adults and six children were threatened at gunpoint. The robbery was reported to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department just after 4 p.m. Tuesday at a home near 30th Street and Emerson Avenue. The homeowner and other members of her family asked not to be identified.   They say a man and a woman waited […]

  • Robber snags purse from shopping cart on north side; IMPD to promote holiday shopping safety

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A weekend robbery on the north side of Indianapolis is serving as a scary reminder about staying safe during the holiday shopping season. Sandy Bostic says she and her husband were shopping at Joann Fabric near 86th Street and Ditch Road around 5:30 Saturday evening. During a moment when her husband had stepped away, Bostic says a man suddenly walked up to her. “When he got right next to me, he grabbed my purse,” Bostic said. “He shoved […]

  • Central Indiana gets early test in winter driving safety

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Monday night’s record snowfall in Indianapolis gave Hoosiers an early reminder about driving safely in winter weather. Indiana State Police Sergeant John Perrine says central Indiana drivers did pretty well handling the Monday night snow storm. He says ISP responded to 37 crashes and 17 slide offs around Indianapolis in a 24-hour period after the snow started falling. “Which is a lot for a normal day, but for a snow day is absolutely nothing,” Perrine said. The […]

  • 80 DPW drivers salting streets as rain turns to snow

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–  The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) says 80 salt and plow truck drivers are currently patrolling city streets as Monday afternoon rain gives way to a snowy evening commute. DPW Public Information Officer Charnay Pickett says drivers waited until rain turned to snow before starting to treat bridges and overpasses with road salt. “You don’t want to put down salt during the rain, because it will get washed away,” Pickett said.  “So as that rain starts to […]

  • Audit finds lapses in management, procedure and record-keeping at Marion County Coroner’s Office

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A 10-month audit of the Marion County Coroner’s Office found multiple lapses in management, procedure and record-keeping. The audit, conducted by the Indianapolis Office of Audit and Performance, looked for problems at the coroner’s office between January 2016 and June 2018. It found several examples where employees were not following city procedures designed to prevent over-spending and fraud. Among the findings in the 20-page report, the audit found several deputy coroners were not up to date on […]

  • Johnson County Health Department acquires mobile command vehicle

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind – The Johnson County Health Department will soon take its services on the road after acquiring a former FBI vehicle to serve as the department’s new mobile command center. The Department recently used a $57,000 grant from the State Health Department to purchase the large GMC box truck from the FBI in Albany, New York. “As they would show up on scene, they would run their operations out of the truck,” said Health Department Director, Betsy Swearingen. […]

  • Authorities investigate suspected arson at Indy house with troubled history

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Investigators are looking into an overnight house fire on the city’s east side as a case of arson, according to officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Indianapolis Fire Department. The fire, which took place at 2504 Brookside Avenue, was first reported around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Video shot by a bystander showed fire crews arriving as the house was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and found nobody inside when they searched […]

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