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  • Teen who lost leg to cancer to make history at Indianapolis Soap Box Derby

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis teen will make history this weekend by being the first Indianapolis Soap Box Derby driver to compete with only one leg. Jaisen Evans, 19, says he never considered soap box derby as something he’d like to try. But that changed three weeks ago when he was passing by the Wilbur Shaw Memorial Hill near 30th and Cold Springs Road. “I was passing by the ramp and I was seeing all the cars go down and […]

  • Non-profit group plans opioid recovery home for women and their children

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis-based non-profit group hopes to raise enough money to open a new recovery home for women struggling with opioid use and addiction. Organizers with Overdose Lifeline say the residential treatment facility will be open to women who are pregnant and who have young children. “Our goal will be for children to remain with their mother to keep the family unit whole until at least the age of two,” said Overdose Lifeline founder Justin Phillips. “They’ll be women […]

  • Indiana fire marshal’s office gets first K-9 arson investigator

    CAMP ATTEBURY, Ind – When state fire marshal investigators responded Monday to second fire at a Greenfield barn where a man was killed last week, they brought their newest team member with them. The Greenfield investigation, with is still ongoing, was the first deployment for the agency’s first arson K-9 unit. Misty, a 2-year-old black lab, is specially trained to sniff out possible signs of arson at a fire scene. “What the dog does is it helps find ignitable liquids […]

  • Franklin College study to seek peace with Canada geese

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – A $250,000 research grant will allow the Franklin College biology department to search for ways to better manage the Canada geese population across the country. The grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the largest research grant Franklin College has ever received. Wildlife Biology Professor Ben O’Neal hopes the 4-year study will allow humans to live in peace with the often aggressive birds. “Wildlife is no longer restricted to just these remote sanctuaries,” O’Neal said. “They’re […]

  • Suspect accused of shooting officer has ‘lengthy’ criminal history, police say

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Indianapolis Metropolitan police say an officer wounded during a struggle with a shoplifting suspect Sunday night is recovering in good condition. IMPD officials say officer Eric Rosenbaum was shot in the leg while trying to apprehend William Allen, 40, on the city’s east side Sunday evening. Allen was being sought on suspicion of shoplifting from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store near E. 25th Street and Post Road. During the course of the search, police say officer Rosenbaum […]

  • Sheriff calls for safety upgrades at dangerous Bartholomew County crosswalk

    UPDATE (May 3, 2019)– Plans are in the works for the signal to be installed, but there’s no timeline set. Previous story:  BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind.– Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers is calling for safety upgrades to a busy crosswalk that has become a safety concern in the downtown Columbus area. “Over the last probably nine years, we’ve had over 31 accidents,” Myers said.  “We need to get this resolved because I’d hate to see somebody get killed or seriously injured.” The […]

  • Bartholomew County investigators crossing state lines to find drug dealers

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. — Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers says the war on illegal drugs is no longer just a local fight. “What’s important is going to the source, getting the big fish,” Myers said, “and that’s what we’re focused on.” For the last several years, the sheriff’s department has been part of Bartholomew County’s Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, also referred to as JNET. The task force includes the sheriff’s department, Columbus police, prosecutor and coroner’s office. It also involves federal agencies […]

  • Indiana Senate passes their version of state budget

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Members of the Indiana Senate voted 40 – 8 Tuesday to pass their version of the state’s two-year budget plan. The vote followed a busy Monday that saw a total of 48 amendments to the budget filed, with 34 amendments being called to the Senate floor.  Two amendments brought by Senate Democrats attempted to add language for a more specific hate crimes law into the budget bill.  Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) attempted to add language that would have added […]

  • IN Focus: Pacers, city reach deal to keep team in Indy, new hotels uncertain

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Pacers and the city agreed to a $360-million deal to keep the team in Indianapolis for 25 more years. The Marion County Capital Improvement Board (CIB) owns the city’s professional sports stadiums. They voted unanimously in favor of the deal Friday morning. The agreement includes $360 million for capital improvements comprised of an estimated $270 million from state and CIB sources and $65 million of private investment from Pacers Sports & Entertainment, including real estate purchases needed […]

  • Amended ‘loan shark’ bill passes committee, moves to full Indiana House

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indiana House committee passed a bill that would allow some lenders to charge interest rates on small loans that are higher than Indiana law currently allows. The House Financial Institutions Committee voted along party lines, 7 to 3, to pass Senate Bill 613, sending the bill to the full House for consideration. A 17-page amendment released about an hour before Tuesday’s hearing made some changes to some terms contained in the bill. But the changes did […]

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