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  • Program aims to get Bartholomew County drug offenders back on track

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – The Bartholomew County Council was expected to pass a salary ordinance for a final case worker Monday night, paving the way for a new drug treatment program for men. Rob Gaskill, who runs residential services at the Bartholomew County Community Corrections Center, says all the pieces are nearly in place for a program called REALM, which stands for Recovery Enables a Life for Men. The program is largely modeled after the county’s program for women called Women […]

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    DPW, INDOT drivers activated to handle wintry forecast

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Officials with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) say they are ready to handle winter weather in the forecast this week. The Weather Authority forecast is calling for rain turning to snow Monday night. Indy DPW announced Monday they will have 33 drivers report to work Monday evening at 6 p.m. to begin treating roadways as needed and monitoring conditions. At 11 p.m., the number of drivers will increase to […]

  • Mayors call for accountability after Johnson County voting mess

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – The mayors of Johnson County’s two largest cities are calling for accountability after computer problems brought countywide voting to a virtual halt for several hours on Election Day. And while the mayors have no jurisdiction over county-run elections, they say the extended delays affected their residents who were trying to vote Tuesday. “We shouldn’t be paying for a system that we struggle with,” said Franklin Mayor Steve Barnett. “I mean this is 2018.” Barnett and Greenwood Mayor […]

  • Drivers will be able to drive 70 mph on I-69 from Martinsville to Bloomington starting Monday

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – Drivers who’ve spent nearly four years dealing with slow-moving, work zone traffic between Martinsville and Bloomington will soon be able to drive 70 miles per hour on the new stretch of I-69. The Indiana Department of Transportation says construction and paving on Section 5 of the I-69 project is “substantially complete,” so the 21-mile work zone speed restriction will no longer be necessary as of Monday, Nov. 5. “Now we’re looking forward to very soon being able […]

  • Bartholomew County receives nearly $500,000 for new drug court

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind – Bartholomew County officials hope a federal grant will provide the boost needed to start the county’s first adult drug court in the early part of next year. The county recently received $499,423 from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance to fund the court from January, 2019 through the end of 2022. Bartholomew County Circuit Court Judge Kelly Benjamin, who would oversee the new drug court, hopes the new funding stream will help make the court reality. […]

  • Indianapolis community mourns victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting Monday night

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A public memorial service gave the central Indiana community the chance to mourn together for the 11 victims from Saturday’s Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council organizing the gathering. It’s scheduled to take place Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, located at 6501 N. Meridian St. Rabbi Brett Krichiver said earlier he hopes the service will give people from all walks of faith a […]

  • Indy trucking companies taking extra steps to guard against ongoing battery thefts

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Several trucking companies on the southwest side of Indianapolis are taking extra steps to protect their property after several recent thefts of batteries from their lots. Sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, somebody managed to take 28 batteries out of semi-trucks on the lot of Celadon Trucking Body Shop, in the 2300 block of West Raymond Street. According to employees, the thieves also stole a semi-truck from the lot and used it to ram their way out […]

  • App can tell you if you have what it takes to become an FBI agent

    Editor’s note: FOX59’s Zach Myers put himself through the FBI’s fitness test, and thus part of this story is written from a first-person account. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– If you think you have what it takes to join the FBI and become a special agent, there’s an app to test you physical fitness level against FBI standards. The FBI’s Physical Fitness Test app is free to download in the Apple App Store, or on Google Play. It allows you to take the […]

  • IPL hopes to have Indy power outages fully restored by Tuesday

    INDIANAPOLIS – Line repair crews from Indianapolis Power and Light, as well as Cincinnati and Dayton hope to have most power outages caused by Saturday’s strong winds repaired by midnight,  with full restoration expected Tuesday. “All we can say is we apologize,” said IPL Director of Engineering, Mike Holtsclaw. “Our crews are working as quickly and as safely as they can.” IPL says strong sustained winds and gusts around 50 and 60 miles per hour knocked out power to roughly […]

  • Suspected dump truck thief caught in Muncie thanks to text messages, Facebook post

    MUNCIE, Ind — A construction company project manager says text messages, a Facebook post and quick reaction from his employees helped catch a man accused of stealing a dump truck from his Muncie work site over the weekend. Jacob Case, Project Manager with United Construction Services, says a mechanic was working on some equipment late Saturday morning at the Kitselman Pure Energy Park work site on East Jackson Street when suddenly something wasn’t right. “And he’s there working, and he […]