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  • 83 animals seized during investigation in Owen County

    OWEN COUNTY, Ind. – The Owen County Humane Society is asking for the public’s help in finding new homes for 83 animals that were seized during a criminal investigation in a rural part of the county. Becky Brown, President of the Owen County Humane Society, says she received a call around 11 a.m. Friday from the Owen County Sheriff’s Office. She says investigators needed her help removing the animals from a property in the 5600 block of Tulip Trace Drive in […]

  • Clark-Pleasant schools seek tax increase for school safety measures

    WHITELAND, Ind. — Clark-Pleasant Schools administrators want voters in the district to approve a tax increase to pay for enhanced safety and security measures at school buildings. The school board approved a resolution on the matter Monday night that will now go to the state department of local government finance for approval of wording. After that, it would be sent to the Johnson County election board by Aug. 1 and appear on the November ballot in the form of a referendum. […]

  • Police patrolling Indiana waterways for a safe July 4th

    FISHERS, Ind – Police across Indiana are patrolling lakes and other bodies of water where boaters are out in huge numbers to enjoy a hot and sunny Independence Day. Parts of Geist Reservoir were already crowded with boats by midday Wednesday.  Fishers Police Lieutenant Mike Janes was among them, keeping a close eye out for any safety violations. “Doing anything that puts other people in danger can have you end up in jail for the weekend,” Janes said. Janes said […]

  • Police warn Ford F-250 owners to be on the lookout for thieves

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A recent increase in vehicle thefts has prompted a warning from police, specifically for owners of Ford F-250 pickup trucks. A Tuesday Facebook post from IMPD points out that “several Ford F250 pickup trucks have been stolen recently,” and offered tips on how to protect your property. Tips include never leaving keys in the ignition or in the console, never leaving tools or valuables in the vehicle, and always keeping the vehicle locked. But Indianapolis Firefighter, Matt […]

  • Indianapolis man accused of dealing drugs in Franklin restaurant bathrooms

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind.– An Indianapolis man is accused of selling drugs in the bathrooms of two Franklin restaurants as unsuspecting customers and employees went about their business. Court documents say Mardale Hinton, 39, was arrested on June 15 after selling meth and heroin to an undercover Greenwood police detective on two separate occasions. One drug sale took place June 13 in the bathroom of the McDonald’s on King Street, just west of I-65. The second deal happened in the bathroom […]

  • Johnson County fire departments sharing resources to cut costs, increase public safety

    WHITELAND, Ind. – Two Johnson County fire departments say they are saving taxpayer money and improving response times by co-staffing an ambulance for 12 hours each day. In January, the Bargersville Fire Department began stationing one of its paramedics in an ambulance at the Whiteland Fire Department. For the last six months, the Bargersville paramedic has been working alongside a Whiteland Fire Department E.M.T. to respond to emergency runs in the town of Whiteland. “We split the cost of the employees,” […]

  • INDOT: Pothole fix coming for I-465 on southwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) say they have plans to temporarily fix a growing pothole problem on the southwest side of the I-465 loop. For several weeks, several large potholes and patches of damaged pavement have been causing traffic backups on the interstate as drivers suddenly slow down to avoid damaging their tires. “It’s like a war zone almost,” said Greenwood resident Kevin White.  “I mean if you’re not paying attention to it, you’re […]

  • West side apartment residents suffering through heat with no air conditioning 

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Several residents at a west side apartment complex say they are battling through this week’s brutal heat with no working air conditioning in their apartment units. Multiple tenants at the Addison Creek Apartments, near I-465 and Rockville Road, say they’ve complained to staff members at the complex’s leasing office. But they say nothing is being done to get the air conditioners fixed. “It’s hot because people who own these apartments haven’t fixed the air conditioner,” said 10-year-old Bryan […]

  • New law will require Indiana coaches to be trained on how to spot heat exhaustion

    FISHERS, Ind. – A new law aimed at increasing safety for student athletes across Indiana is set to take effect July 1. The law, authored by State Representative Ron Bacon (R-Chandler), says interscholastic and intramural coaches must complete and be tested on a course on heat preparedness. Coaches will be required to complete the certification every two years. The law is part of a series of safety-related measures brought forth by Rep. Bacon. Previous laws included training requirements related to concussions and […]

  • Construction detour changed after complaints from Franklin neighborhood

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – As spring and summer road construction projects continue throughout central Indiana, a group of neighbors in Franklin are encouraging other neighborhoods to make their voices heard when it comes to traffic problems. This week, people who live along Jefferson Street, just west of I-65, saw a dramatic increase in traffic flowing down their normally quiet street. The traffic was being detoured off King Street, a main corridor from I-65 to downtown Franklin, for a continuing resurfacing project. The closure […]