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  • Martinsville considers plan to fight the spread of bed bugs

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – Martinsville city officials are considering a plan to fight the spread of bed bugs by requiring discarded mattresses be wrapped in sealed plastic bags. “Bed bugs in this county and the state are on the rise,” said Martinsville City Council member, Ben Merida. “Nationwide they’re on the rise, so different communities are seeing this problem more and more.” Martinsville Mayor, Shannon Kohl, says she has heard from police officers, firefighter and EMTs about frequent encounters with bed bugs […]

  • Members of Indiana Task Force One expect to be in North Carolina for several more days

    NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Members of Indiana Task Force One say they expect to be in North Carolina for several more days, continuing flood rescue efforts in the wake of Florence. Team leader IFD Battalion Chief Jay Settergren says local rivers are expected to rise to record levels sometime Monday night before cresting sometime around Thursday. The storm was labeled a tropical depression on Monday. “With the flash flooding, we’re seeing flooding in areas that never did that before,” […]

  • Downtown business owners concerned about increased homeless population on Monument Circle

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Those who live and work around downtown Indianapolis say they’ve seen a noticeable increase in the number of homeless or vagrant individuals around Monument Circle in the last few months. “It’s people that I don’t recognize,” said Downtown Comics owner Doug Stephenson.  “We’ve always had our regulars down here, but there’s a new, and it’s a younger group of people.” Stephenson says he’s heard from other business owners and customers who’ve noticed the same thing. Some customers have […]

  • Crews to continue searching Wednesday for man seen struggling on Sugar Creek

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Indiana Conservation Officers and Crawfordsville Fire officials have suspended for a third night the search for a man who was seen struggling in the fast-moving waters of Sugar Creek Sunday afternoon. DNR Law Enforcement Sgt Blaine Gillan said investigators water levels on Sugar Creek had not receded as much as hoped over the course of Monday.  He said search teams would return to the area to continue the search Tuesday morning. Nothing came up on Tuesday, and […]

  • Shelbyville City Council weighs smoking ban at school bus stops

    SHELBYVILLE, Ind – Members of the Shelbyville City Council are researching the idea of banning smoking at school bus stops as an addition to the city’s existing smoking ordinance. The idea was brought to the council by Shelbyville resident, Crystal Smothers, who said her asthmatic son Bryce had recently had a bad reaction to a neighbor’s cigarette smoke at the bus stop. Smother’s told the council her son, 7-year old Bryce, was already wheezing from the second-hand smoke when she […]

  • 45 people now charged in Greenwood Sikh Temple brawl

    GREENWOOD, Ind – The Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office have filed charges against 27 additional individuals suspected of being involved in the April 15 brawl at Greenwood’s Sikh Temple. The new charges are in addition to the 18 people charged in early July, bringing the total now to 45 individuals facing charges stemming from the brawl. Since the initial 18 people were charged, prosecutor Brad Cooper said investigators have continued to pour through security and cell phone video footage.  The video […]

  • Greenwood HOA board asks city to make overnight street parking illegal in subdivision

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – A homeowners association board is asking the City of Greenwood to make overnight street parking illegal, but only in their subdivision. The president of the Tuscany Village HOA board presented a letter to the Greenwood City Council August 20. It asks the council to pass an ordinance that would reinforce existing Tuscany Village bylaws by placing signs around the subdivision saying “No Overnight Street Parking 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM.” Instead of receiving a letter or email from […]

  • Mystery company wants to bring 1,250 new jobs to Greenwood

    GREENWOOD, Ind – Greenwood city officials are in an unusual situation as they mull a proposal for a major new development from a company who hasn’t revealed their name. The unnamed company wants to invest about $80 million to build a 615,000 square foot distribution center just east of I-65, not far from Worthsville Rd.  The company is being represented by Developer Scannell Properties, who has named the proposal “Project Brutus.”  A project overview is now being reviewed by the […]

  • Greenwood City-Council member resigns amid ISP investigation

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – A Greenwood City-Council member who is the focus of an Indiana State Police investigation resigned his position on the council one day before investigators searched his office and home. Brent Corey, who was an at-large member of the Greenwood City-Council, sent a letter to the Johnson County Republican party dated August 20. “I no longer live in the City of Greenwood so please accept this letter as my resignation from the Greenwood Common Council effective August 20, […]

  • Clinical trial on cardiac arrest won’t require patient consent

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Researchers at the IU Medical School want to inform the public about an upcoming clinical trial that will not require the consent of patients suffering from cardiac arrest. Starting in early September, cardiac arrest patients taken to Eskenazi and Methodist hospitals will be randomly selected for treatment in a specialized catheterization lab instead of the intensive care unit. “This trial asks the question of whether that will help some people survive when their heart stops beating,” said […]