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  • INDOT: Interstate construction around Indy to last into November

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Several interstate projects around Indianapolis are lasting beyond their originally projected completion dates, but the end is in sight, officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation say. Marion County drivers have spent the last several months driving from one construction zone to the next, with resurfacing and repair projects affecting parts of I-465, I-65, I-70, I-69 and I-865. “I personally feel like you can’t go anywhere here in town without there being construction of some sort,” said […]

  • Center Grove asks voters to approve property tax increase for school safety

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. — When voters in Johnson County’s Center Grove Community Schools district head to the polls between now and November 5, they’ll decide whether to approve a property tax increase to pay for additional safety and security measures throughout the school district. Center Grove administrators are asking voters to pass a tax referendum that would generate about $24.8 million over 8 years.   “With all of the taxes across White River Township, the increase would generate about 3.1 […]

  • Meetings let Hoosiers learn about INDOT’s plans for I-69 between Indy, Martinsville

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is hosting three public meetings this week to present their final plans to extend I-69 between Martinsville and Indianapolis. The first meeting was Monday evening at Martinsville High School. Another on Tuesday is taking place at the Center Grove High School auditorium at 5:30 p.m. The third meeting will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Perry Meridian High School auditorium. People attending the meetings will have a chance to examine […]

  • Election 2019: How well do you know your candidates?

    TRAFALGAR, Ind – A municipal election in the small Johnson County town of Trafalgar is raising questions about who is checking the backgrounds of candidates running for office. Trafalgar’s Republican Clerk-Treasure Donna Moore, who is running for reelection, filed a candidate challenge October 11 against her Independent opponent Kimberly Rice. The challenge was filed citing the discovery that Rice was convicted in 2005 of felony credit card theft and fraud in Virginia. However, Moore missed the filing deadline for such a […]

  • Greenwood to pay board members only for meetings they attend

    GREENWOOD, Ind – Starting next year, members of Greenwood city boards will only be paid for meetings they attend. The Greenwood City Council voted 7-2 in favor of a budget amendment that ties board members’ attendance at meetings to their pay. Currently, most city board members are paid a salary based on $50 per meeting. Members of the Board of Public Works make more than $400 per meeting. The 2020 budget includes a 50% raise for those board members, the […]

  • Greenfield ID theft victim claims wrongful arrest in auto theft, case later dismissed

    GREENFIELD, Ind — Authorities in Hancock County have dismissed an auto theft charge against a woman who says the theft was perpetrated by someone posing as her. Kristen Parr, 25, was arrested late Thursday night at her Speedway home and booked into the Hancock County jail on a charge of auto theft. She was accused of taking a car for a test drive and never returning it to West Main Auto Sales on September 27.   Parr spent four nights and […]

  • Police urge caution after crashes increase in I-65 work zone

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana State Police are asking drivers to use more caution after two crashes occurred in an interstate work zone that has seen an increase in accidents over the last year and a half. Wednesday afternoon saw a crash that left a RV destroyed after it crashed into a barrier wall and caught fire. The accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-65 near State Road 11. State police say everyone in the RV escaped. Another crash […]

  • Johnson County drivers brace for sewer work, road closures

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind – Drivers in the Center Grove area of Johnson County are bracing for a series of traffic closures on the heavily-traveled Fairview Road. Starting this Monday, the intersection of Fairview and Bluff Roads will close to traffic, along with a section of Fairview Road between Bluff Road and Paddock Drive. The intersection of Bluff and Fairview Roads is expected to last until November 15, according to the latest project timeline.  When the Bluff Road intersection reopens, the […]

  • Indy Fraternal Order of Police president on downtown shooting: ‘Where’s the outrage?’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind — The president of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday criticized the city’s response to a weekend shooting that left three adults and three juveniles injured in downtown Indianapolis. “Where is the outrage?” Rick Snyder said in an afternoon news conference. “Where are our elected, departmental, business and civic leaders declaring that violence such as this is unacceptable in our community?” Snyder, along with Reverend Charles Harrison of Indy Ten Point Coalition, called for action to help […]

  • IMPD looking for man suspected in 70-80 thefts from home improvement stores

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and surrounding agencies are looking to identify and arrest a man believed to be responsible for 70 to 80 thefts from central Indiana home improvement stores. Detective Michael Schollmeier says the man has been stealing power tools and tool kits from stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s since December of 2017. “The unofficial amount is right around $100,000 is where we’re at, what we’ve known he’s taken from the home improvement […]

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