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  • Private plane makes successful emergency landing at Hamilton County airportPrivate plane makes successful emergency landing at Hamilton County airport

    FISHERS, Ind.– A twin-engine Cessna airplane made what authorities are calling a “hard landing” late Tuesday at Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers. Emergency crews from Fishers fire and police departments responded to the airport after the pilot made an emergency radio call saying there was a landing gear malfunction. The plane landed without incident. No injuries or serious damage were reported by crews on the scene, according to a Fishers fire department spokesman. A tow service was contacted to remove the aircraft from the runway.

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  • Small aircraft makes emergency landing at Hamilton County airportSmall aircraft makes emergency landing at Hamilton County airport

    FISHERS, Ind.– A twin-engine Cessna airplane made what authorities are calling a “hard landing” late Tuesday at Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers. Emergency crews from Fishers fire and police departments responded to the airport after the pilot made an emergency radio call saying there was a landing gear malfunction. The plane landed without incident. No injuries or serious damage were reported by crews on the scene, according to a Fishers fire department spokesman. A tow service was contacted to remove the aircraft from the runway.

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  • East side stabbing leaves man hospitalized in serious conditionEast side stabbing leaves man hospitalized in serious condition

    INDIANAPOLIS — a 40-year-old man was seriously wounded in a stabbing that occurred at a residence on the city’s east side. The attack happened about 11 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 600 block of N. Oxford St. When medics and police arrived they found the victim suffering from a serious stab wound. He was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in serious but stable condition. The alleged attacker called police to report what happened, according to investigators on the scene. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

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  • Man seriously wounded in knife attackMan seriously wounded in knife attack

    INDIANAPOLIS — a 40-year-old man was seriously wounded in a stabbing that occurred at a residence on the city’s east side. The attack happened about 11 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 600 block of N. Oxford St. When medics and police arrived they found the victim suffering from a serious stab wound. He was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in serious but stable condition. The alleged attacker called police to report what happened, according to investigators on the scene. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

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  • Arrest made in connection with 2017 murder on city’s near northwest sideArrest made in connection with 2017 murder on city’s near northwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMPD arrested a man Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of a 39-year-old father last year. Police say information from witnesses and evidence gathered at the scene in the 1100 block of Congress Ave. led them to arrest 33-year-old Clarence Holder at about 7:30 p.m. Holder was arrested for suspicion of murder. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the arrest and make final charging decisions. Officers found the victim, Damon Young, suffering from at least one gunshot wound when they were called to scene at about 2 a.m. on May 30, 2017. Young was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he died from his injuries. CBS4 spoke with a friend of Young, Juan Ackles, following the shooting. He described him as a loving father and husband, and a colorful character in the neighborhood. “IMPD would like to thank the community for their continued support and making Indianapolis a better place to work and live,” said the police department.

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  • Man arrested in connection with 2017 murder on city’s near northwest sideMan arrested in connection with 2017 murder on city’s near northwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMPD arrested a man Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of a 39-year-old father last year. Police say information from witnesses and evidence gathered at the scene in the 1100 block of Congress Ave. led them to arrest 33-year-old Clarence Holder at about 7:30 p.m. Holder was arrested for suspicion of murder. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will review the arrest and make final charging decisions. Officers found the victim, Damon Young, suffering from at least one gunshot wound when they were called to scene at about 2 a.m. on May 30, 2017. Young was transported to Eskenazi Hospital, where he died from his injuries. FOX59 spoke with a friend of Young, Juan Ackles, following the shooting. He described him as a loving father and husband, and a colorful character in the neighborhood. “IMPD would like to thank the community for their continued support and making Indianapolis a better place to work and live,” said the police department.

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  • Fishers city council votes to ban e-cigarettes in parks, public spacesFishers city council votes to ban e-cigarettes in parks, public spaces

    FISHERS, Ind. – Fishers city councilors voted to no longer allow vaping in places like parks and playgrounds. They unanimously approved an amendment to the city's smoking ordinance Tuesday night. The ordinance bans smoking in public areas owned by the city. The amendment updated the ordinance to include e-cigarettes, other devices used for vaping and other forms of tobacco, including chewing tobacco. "We want to be consistent across the board with regard to the children in the community because the children are the future of Fishers," City Council President Todd Zimmerman said. The council said the Hamilton Southeastern School District already has a policy banning e-cigarettes at schools. Councilors argued the amendment was about keeping consistency in policies in the community and setting an example for youth. "To overcome addiction is tough for anybody and so that's a great tool for them to do that but we want to make sure we're not introducing potentially bad habits with regards to the school children," Zimmerman said. While some at the meeting supported the move, a local store owner spoke out against it. "Outdoors, I don't see the need for them to say you can't vape in a park while you're out anywhere," said Mason Odle, the owner of Just Vapor in Fishers. Odle asked councilors to not include vaping and smoking together, citing how many people his store has helped quit smoking. "We really pride ourselves on being not tobacco, not smoking combustible cigarettes we help people get off of combustible cigarettes onto a healthier alternative," Odle said. Zimmerman said there will likely be discussions to talk about designated areas for smoking and vaping in the future.

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  • Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman accuses Congresswoman Brooks of not standing with survivorsOlympic gymnast Aly Raisman accuses Congresswoman Brooks of not standing with survivors

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is calling out Congresswoman Susan Brooks after she says the Indiana lawmaker showed support for USA Gymnastics after meeting with its new president. The day before former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse sentencing hearing, Brooks tweeted a photo with new USA Gymnastics President Kerry Perry. Brooks tweeted the meeting was all about new legislation that would require prompt reporting of any abuse claims. Had a great meeting this morning with @USAGym new President/CEO Kerry Perry who shared her focus of fostering a culture of athlete safety & empowerment. Welcome to Indy, Kerry! #IN05 pic.twitter.com/5GYrD3T62g — Susan W. Brooks (@SusanWBrooks) January 15, 2018 After the photo was shared, Raisman tweeted “.@susanWBrooks 2 tweet support to @usagym the day before his sentencing makes me sick. U obviously have not done ur research & taken the time to understand that @USAG enabled a pedophile for decades, the worst in the history of all sports. I ask you to stand with the survivors.” .@susanWBrooks 2 tweet support to @usagym the day before his sentencing makes me sick. U obviously have not done ur research & taken the time to understand that @USAG enabled a pedophile for decades, the worst in the history of all sports. I ask you to stand with the survivors. — Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) January 15, 2018 Brooks said the meeting with the new USA Gymnastics president was about a shift in culture that would happen through the Protecting Young Victims From Sexual Abuse Act, a bipartisan bill Brooks introduced. In a statement, a spokesperson said “This legislation works to ensure that national governing bodies will be held to these newer and higher standards. This bill works to protect victims and to protect athletes who were abused by people who they were supposed to trust.” Perry says she'll be in court this week to listen firsthand to those who were victimized. In a statement Perry goes on to say “USA gymnastics will keep their words and experiences at the core of everything we do as we remain focused on our highest priority – the safety, health and well-being of our athletes and creating a culture that empowers and supports them.” On twitter, Brooks went on to highlight some changes USA Gymnastics has already made like listening to forums and an athlete task force along with a dedicated toll-free number to report abuse.

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  • Local veterans, designer help push for national Desert Storm war memorialLocal veterans, designer help push for national Desert Storm war memorial

    KOKOMO, Ind. – A group of veterans is trying to build support for a National Desert Storm War Memorial. Tuesday, marked the 27th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, the combat phase of the Gulf War following Operation Desert Shield. Many veterans of the war believe the short war is a blip on Americans' radars. “We got in and we got out,” said Kent Shively, the vice chair of design for the National Desert Storm War Memorial board. “That allows people to think, well maybe this wasn’t quite significant.” Although it only lasted 100 hours, hundreds more in our military died and these veterans want to see them honored for their sacrifice. “We’re basically the new Korea,” said Desert Storm veteran Jim Profitt. “We’re the forgotten war.” There were a number of empty chairs at the awareness meeting Tuesday night at Kokomo’s Public Library’s south branch. Proffit believes they prove his point about the Gulf War. “I would hope that the curiosity would get them into the seats,” said Profitt. Proffit hoped more people would wonder why there’s no memorial for Desert Storm veterans and feel the urge to help support them. Perhaps Tuesday night, people again did forget about one of America’s wars. But with a national board closer to building this memorial, these veterans need Americans to care. “We had over 300 people that died,” said Profitt. “For me, that’s one of the main reasons for the memorial is those people can be remembered.” Indianapolis native R. Randall Schumacher made the early designs for the memorial in 2012. Since then, bureaucracy has slowed down the process to complete the structure. “Working with the agencies in Washington DC is a little challenging,” said Schumacher. “You have to work on their schedule. We’ve been really immersed in a pretty lengthy, site-selection process. Despite the red tape rat race, the board is now halfway there and almost has a site. In months, they should know if they can build just steps away from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Once they’re approved though, they’ll need money to start pouring in. “The US government will not pay for any of this memorial,” said Schumacher. “So we will be looking at everyone from the veterans themselves, you know, US citizens, to the country of Kuwait.” They want the memorial up in three years to honor Desert Storm veterans on the 30thanniversary of the operation’s start. “I’m not so sure how it’s going to affect me and my brothers and sisters who served over there, once we go to this one,” said Profitt. “This is like anything else in history. We can’t forget it.”

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  • Daily3 Daily4 Evening Drawing: January 15, 2018Daily3 Daily4 Evening Drawing: January 15, 2018

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  • Franklin councilman removes Facebook page after backlash for shared postFranklin councilman removes Facebook page after backlash for shared post

    FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) — A post shared on Facebook by a Franklin council member is causing controversy, and some people who live in that community are calling for his resignation. Councilman Joe Ault took down his Facebook page after receiving backlash for what he shared last week. The post came just one day after reports that President Donald Trump used an expletive to describe certain nations during a meeting about immigration. The screenshot taken before the post was removed shows the nature of what was shared by councilman Ault last Friday night. The post uses the same expletive that the president is accused of using. Mayor Steve Barnett told 24-Hour News 8 the post does not represent the city and people of Franklin. “The mayor’s office did not approve of what was put on Facebook, and I talked to several city councilmen very disappointed in how it all came about,” said Mayor Barnett. The mayor says he called Ault after learning about the post. Ault has been on the council for more than 20 years. He’s also a reserve deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. “He was pretty remorseful of what damage he thinks he may have done to Franklin, and I told him I wished he would take the post down, and a few hours later the post ended up being gone,” Barnett said. 24-Hour News 8 called, emailed and stopped by Ault’s last known address for his side of the story, but no one came to the door. “I feel that the other officials need to take a stand because it’s not acceptable,” said Erin Davis, who lives in Franklin. Davis is part of a group called People For a Progressive Franklin, and members plan to attend a council meeting next Monday night. “We’ll ask him to resign. We’ve prepared all of our thoughts that we have gathered in the past 24 hours on why we think he’s not fit for office,” Davis said. Ault is an elected official. The mayor said there’s only so much that he could do. “There’s a lot of people that want myself or the city council to encourage him to resign, but he is an elected official and he works for the people and he does not answer to the mayor’s office,” said Mayor Barnett. “I told Joe that he needs to think about what’s best for the city and do what he thinks is best. His response was he didn’t think at this time he wanted to step down.” The next council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office also launched an internal investigation because the councilman is a reserve deputy. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Family still searching for missing dog days after fire destroys south side homeFamily still searching for missing dog days after fire destroys south side home

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis family who lost their home to a fire on Friday is still searching for their dog. Fortunately, the family was not at the south side home when the blaze started. The parents were out to dinner and their four kids were with other family members. The family says it took about three hours for crews to put out the fire. Zeus, the family’s German Shepherd – Mastiff mix, ran out of the home and has not come back yet. “The loss of the dog is probably the hardest thing right now. I mean, he’s a family member. He’s like one of the kids,” said owner Jessica Willey. The family says the dog wears a blue collar and has a chip. Anyone who finds Zeus is asked to take him to a clinic or shelter, so they can contact the owners. As for the family’s home, donations from local schools and stores are helping them rebuild.

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  • Indianapolis family still searching for missing dog days after fire destroys homeIndianapolis family still searching for missing dog days after fire destroys home

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis family who lost their home to a fire on Friday is still searching for their dog. Fortunately, the family was not at the south side home when the blaze started. The parents were out to dinner and their four kids were with other family members. The family says it took about three hours for crews to put out the fire. Zeus, the family’s German Shepherd – Mastiff mix, ran out of the home and has not come back yet. “The loss of the dog is probably the hardest thing right now. I mean, he’s a family member. He’s like one of the kids,” said owner Jessica Willey. The family says the dog wears a blue collar and has a chip. Anyone who finds Zeus is asked to take him to a clinic or shelter, so they can contact the owners. As for the family’s home, donations from local schools and stores are helping them rebuild.

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  • Indianapolis family still searching for missing dog days after fire destroys home - Fox 59Indianapolis family still searching for missing dog days after fire destroys home - Fox 59

    Fox 59Indianapolis family still searching for missing dog days after fire destroys homeFox 59INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis family who lost their home to a fire on Friday is still searching for their dog. Fortunately, the family was not at the south side home when the blaze started. The parents were out to dinner and their four kids were ...and more »

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  • Fireball over Michigan lights up social mediaFireball over Michigan lights up social media

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A fireball that passed over metro Detroit on Tuesday night was lighting up social media. The possible meteor also caused problems for the American Meteor Society, which posted a notice that heavy use was overwhelming the servers for its website. The society said it was investigating more than 50 reports about fireballs seen Tuesday night over multiple states. Some residents reported their homes shaking. The weather service confirmed it was not lightning or weather-related, but was likely a meteor. After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor. We continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor. #miwx — NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) January 17, 2018 In a YouTube video from a dash camera, Mike Austin caught the fireball while driving near Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on Interstate 75 northbound. “Looked really close,” he said in the social media post. Chalsea Means, on Instagram as @moorethrottle, shared views of the fireball from cameras with CNN. Those views are in the video at the top of this story. WAS IT A METEOR??? This video captures the bright light everyone has seen in the sky tonight. Courtesy of #Local4 viewer Kevin McCombs. pic.twitter.com/RY4u23jYAY — Jason Colthorp (@JasonColthorp) January 17, 2018 Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • NWS: Loud boom and flash of light seen in Midwestern sky was likely a meteorNWS: Loud boom and flash of light seen in Midwestern sky was likely a meteor

    People across the Midwest reported seeing a flash of light and heard a loud boom Tuesday night. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Detroit, it was likely caused by a meteor. Officials said they're continuing to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation. After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor. We continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor. #miwx — NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) January 17, 2018 A man named Mike Austin captured and the video on his vehicle’s dash cam and shared it with FOX8 in Cleveland, Ohio. The possible meteor was also spotted in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. A man named Tim Novak shared his video with FOX6. This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Loud boom and flash of light seen in Midwestern sky was likely a meteor, NWS saysLoud boom and flash of light seen in Midwestern sky was likely a meteor, NWS says

    People across the Midwest reported seeing a flash of light and heard a loud boom Tuesday night. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Detroit, it was likely caused by a meteor. Officials said they're continuing to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation. After reviewing several observational datasets, the NWS can confirm the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor. We continue to monitor feeds from astronomical agencies for official confirmation of a meteor. #miwx — NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) January 17, 2018 A man named Mike Austin captured and the video on his vehicle’s dash cam and shared it with FOX8 in Cleveland, Ohio. The possible meteor was also spotted in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. A man named Tim Novak shared his video with FOX6. This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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  • Group holds rally at Statehouse in support of a hate crime statuteGroup holds rally at Statehouse in support of a hate crime statute

    INDIANAPOLIS - It's becoming an annual event: a rally to try and get a hate crime law for Indiana. Indiana remains one of only five states without a comprehensive hate crime statute.

    Indianapolis News / 5 h. 56 min. ago
  • No. 3 Boilermakers blow out Badgers, win 14th straightNo. 3 Boilermakers blow out Badgers, win 14th straight

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Vincent Edwards scored 21 points and Carsen Edwards added 20, leading No. 3 Purdue to a 78-50 blowout over Wisconsin on Tuesday night. The Boilermakers (18-2, 7-0 Big Ten) have won 14 straight overall, 19 in a row at home and have matched the best 20-game record in school history. The only other time Purdue did that was 1987-88 when it also won its first seven conference games. Ethan Happ had 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds to lead the Badgers (9-10, 2-4). Wisconsin has lost three straight — all on the road. But they were never in it Tuesday. Purdue made its first four 3-point attempts to jump out to a 12-0 lead, and then things got even worse for the Badgers. Wisconsin needed more than 7 1/2 minutes to make a basket, and then the Boilermakers continued to pour it on. Purdue extended the lead to 36-16 before the Badgers finally fought back to get within 39-22 at the half. The second half was a virtual replay when Purdue’s first three baskets were again all 3s. And when Vincent Edwards drove in for a layup with 16:59 to go, the Boilermakers led 50-29. Wisconsin cut the deficit to 16 with 14:50 to go, then allowed a 10-2 run to make it 62-38. BIG PICTURE Wisconsin: Tuesday night’s performance looked very non-Badger like. They struggled to score, struggled on defense, got into foul trouble, couldn’t get to loose balls and had 15 first-half turnovers. They’re young, and, yes, they were playing their third straight road game. But they need to improve greatly. Purdue: The Boilermakers just keep rolling along. They’ve held 11 straight opponents under 70 points, have made at least 10 3s in six of their last seven games and have won their last two by a combined 62 points. It’s hard to imagine Purdue playing much better. KEY STATS Wisconsin: Finished with a season high 20 turnovers. The Badgers’ previous high was 15. … Nobody other than Happ scored more than eight points or made more than two baskets. … The Badgers are 0-5 against ranked teams this season, each coming from a different conference: Xavier (Big East), Baylor (Big 12), UCLA (Pac-12), Virginia (ACC) and Purdue. Purdue: P.J. Thompson scored 14 points and Carsen Edwards had five rebounds and four assists. … Purdue was 14 of 22 on 3s, giving them 10 or more in six of its last seven games. … The Boilermakers have held 11 straight opponents to fewer than 70 points. … Purdue is 17-0 on American soil. UP NEXT Wisconsin: Faces Illinois on Friday in the Badgers’ first home game since Jan. 2. Purdue: Heads to Iowa on Saturday. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Police: Woman who stole from family after little girl answered door formally chargedPolice: Woman who stole from family after little girl answered door formally charged

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Police say tips from the public led to the arrest of a suspected thief. Melinda Buckmaster, 46, is accused of stealing from a Speedway family after a young girl let her into their home in the 2100 block of Allison Avenue. Police say the Indianapolis woman knocked on the family’s door a few days after Christmas. The little girl answered when her mother was in another room. That’s when officers say Buckmaster stole a wallet. Investigators say Buckmaster went on to use credit cards from the wallet at a nearby CVS at 16th and Tibbs, along with several other locations. Investigators released surveillance pictures, which helped officers catch Buckmaster on Jan. 9. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has charged her with burglary and theft.

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  • Danville man charged with death of girlfriend’s 4-year-old boyDanville man charged with death of girlfriend’s 4-year-old boy

    DANVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A 24-year-old Danville man has been charged with aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent after the death of a 4-year-old boy, police said Tuesday night. Michael P. Atkinson was taken into custody Tuesday evening and lodged in the Hendricks County Jail, said a news release from Nate Lien, public information officer with the Danville Metropolitan Police Department. Danville officers were dispatched to a home Nov. 11 to assist the Danville Fire Department after a call regarding an unconscious 4-year-old boy. CPR was used to revive the boy, but he later was placed on a ventilator and taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis. He died two days later. “The Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the injuries were caused by blunt force trauma, and officially ruled his death a homicide late last week,” the release said. The boy was the son of Atkinson’s girlfriend. She is not facing charges. The release also said, “Our department is deeply saddened by the death of this defenseless four year old boy. Our officers, administration and investigators have worked tirelessly since the moment this call came in to bring the individual responsible for this heinous crime to justice. Our investigation included a large amount of executed search warrants, countless interviews, a multitude of evidence, and a sheer determination by everyone within our department to make sure this boy’s horrible death was solved.” Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Local company replaces food pantry’s stolen truckLocal company replaces food pantry’s stolen truck

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A food pantry said a local company is donating a truck to replace their box truck, which was stolen. “The Lord’s Pantry at Anna’s House” said Ellis Mechanical and Electrical has agreed to donate a truck and that they expect to take possession of it later in the week. They use the box truck to pick up food from various suppliers, which allows the pantry to serve 1,000 people each week. The pantry believes their truck was stolen sometime over the weekend. Anyone with information on the stolen truck is asked to contact police. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Gathering at Indiana Statehouse calls for hate crimes lawGathering at Indiana Statehouse calls for hate crimes law

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Dozens of people from different walks of life and organizations from Indiana gathered at the Statehouse to rally for a hate crime law. Rajesh Patnaik said vandals targeted his family’s Indianapolis business in September 2017, marking it with hurtful graffiti. Patnaik said, “Some of the things were like ‘Hindu traitors,’ ‘Satanists live here.'” He added that “we were just shocked that somebody would do that to us.” Patnaik and dozens of people rallied Tuesday morning inside the Statehouse and urged lawmakers to pass a hate crime bill this session. Gurinder Singh, founder and chairman of SikhsPAC USA, said, “Every human being needs economic opportunity, safety and security, dignity and respect.” Indiana is one of five states that doesn’t have a law against crimes motivated by biases, such as sexual orientation, religion or race. Elizabeth Longcore and other advocates at Tuesday’s rally said they feel like 2018 could be the year. Longcore, with the Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council, said “Really, clarify and actually define what is a hate crime because it manifests itself differently toward people with disabilities.” Early last year, the Indiana Family Institute spoke out against a state hate crime proposal, saying the bill would politicize crimes. But, it is legislation that Marion County’s Prosecuting Attorney continues to push for. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said, “If it’s vandalism, if it’s battery — no matter what the crime — if it’s motivated by hate, by bias, then what this bill does is allows the court to impose a more severe sentence.” Curry said this is the third year his office has advocated for the law. “For us, we as a state send a countervailing message that we’re not going to tolerate this, that this is unacceptable and we’re going to treat it more severely than we might have otherwise,” Curry said. Curry said supporters have gotten some encouraging signs that this might be the year. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Indiana inmates to learn computer coding in new programIndiana inmates to learn computer coding in new program

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced a new plan Tuesday to teach computer coding to state prisoners. The goal is to keep former inmates out of jail by giving them tools to succeed. The program will launch this spring at the Indiana Women’s Prison. Twenty-four inmates will be in the class but the San Francisco-based nonprofit that runs the course, The Last Mile, hopes to expand in Indiana. Kenyatta Leal was locked up in a California prison when he met his mentor and started The Last Mile. He was released in 2012, earned an internship with a tech. company and is now in a management role. “I knew nothing about the internet,” Leal said. “If I could learn it, they could learn it too. It just takes hard work, dedication and believing in yourself. Believing in the process.” Gov. Eric Holcomb said nearly 40 percent of all Indiana inmates become repeat offenders. “We’re spending hundreds of millions of dollars on our prison system,” Holcomb said. “We could not just be drawing that down but drawing up salaries for people when they leave our prison system for the last time.” Organizers with The Last Mile said the program will cost between $150,000 and $220,000 dollars to start. They said some of the money will come from the state and some from private donations, but they would not break down the exact costs. One co-founder said it will also cost around $5,000 dollars per inmate annually to maintain the program. Inmates don’t have to pay anything. The governor’s office said they don’t know yet exactly how much the program will cost the state and how much will come from private donations. The Last Mile said none of their 41 graduates have gone back to prison.

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  • 2-week romance ends with home shot 16 times, police say2-week romance ends with home shot 16 times, police say

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — More than a dozen bullets were fired into an Indianapolis home Tuesday morning. It happened on Greenfield Avenue, near English and Arlington Avenue on the city’s south-east side. The gate to the home warns people to “keep out.” But, that did nothing to stop bullets from passing through, 16 of them altogether, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. One neighbor, who didn’t want to identify himself, said he was right across the street when the gunman opened fire. “Gunshots, outside my mom’s house. I opened the door. I looked out there and didn’t see nothing. Five minutes later, I seen cops rolling in,” he said. Timothy Wilson also heard the gunshots. “I didn’t think they was actually shooting at a house or anything.” The house is what the suspect or suspects seemingly zeroed in on. The front window was shattered and the bulletholes weren’t hard to spot. They covered the siding and a window frame. A woman was inside the home at the time. Police said they believe this all stemmed from a two-week romance that went bad. The woman reportedly told police that she was involved with a man for a couple weeks. When she ended things, she moved in with a friend. The ex allegedly retaliated by firing rounds into the house that she was staying in. “That’s pretty strange,” Wilson said. According to police, the case was handed over to detectives Tuesday after they left the scene. They did not arrest anyone at the time the report was made. The woman allegedly told police that she did not know her ex’s last name or address. Contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 with any information. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Colts prospective coach McDaniels reaches out to line up coaching staffColts prospective coach McDaniels reaches out to line up coaching staff

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — There is new information on the future of Josh McDaniels coaching the Colts. Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src='http://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js';s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);} else if(typeof jQuery !=='undefined')jQuery(d.body).trigger('pd-script-load');}(document,'script','pd-polldaddy-loader')); The Colts are close to hiring Patriots Offensive Coordinator as their next head coach and sources say all things point to him coming to Indianapolis once the Patriots season is over. Per NFL rules, the Colts can’t make this hire official until the Patriots season is over. On Tuesday, a source close to the situation told 24-Hour News 8 that McDaniels has already been reaching out to current NFL assistants and lining up his coaching staff to join him in Indianapolis. McDaniels and the Patriots will face Jacksonville on Sunday in the AFC Championship game in Foxborough, Mass., but the 41-year-old is also keeping a close eye on his future job. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • 15-year-old arrested after violent robbery of Phillips 6615-year-old arrested after violent robbery of Phillips 66

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the violent Jan. 2 robbery of a Phillips 66 gas station. The 15-year-old boy’s name was not included in a news release from Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Charges listed in the release were aggravated battery, attempted murder and robbery. IMPD Sgt. Christopher Wilburn of the public affairs unit said in an email with the report, “I spoke with Investigations a few moments ago regarding a previous incident. … An arrest has been made. This was a crime stoppers tip that lead to this arrest. Incredibly awesome efforts by the community.” The clerk, identified in the police report as Laxman Kumar, 18, was taken to the hospital after being shot multiple times during the robbery. His current condition was not immediately known. The robbery and shooting happened around 5 a.m. Jan. 2 at the gas station on Madison Avenue and East Stop 11 Road. Video from the gas station showed a man dressed in a black sweatshirt and black ski mask rush into the store. He demanded money and held a gun to the clerk for several minutes. He can be seen digging through the cash register and stuffing money in his pockets before leading the clerk to a back room and firing at him. The clerk eventually made it out of the gas station and went to a nearby apartment to call for help. The manager at the gas station said Jan. 2 it had been robbed before by a suspect with a similar description, but he said this incident was unlike anything he’s ever seen before. Manager Mike Singh said Jan. 2, “This time, he took the money and then still shot the guy. The guy didn’t deny him or anything, he was like ‘here man, take whatever you want,’ but he still shot the guy…. He is just taking his time. He is just walking around just like he is not scared of anything,” The clerk was expected to survive. The manager said Jan. 2 he is now looking into bulletproof glass to protect his employees and make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. Singh did not immediately reply to a voice mail left for him Tuesday. Download the WISH-TV app for your iPhone/iPad in the App Store Download the WISH-TV app in the Google Play store Like WISH-TV on Facebook

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  • Court docs shed light on how nurse’s aide, boyfriend allegedly murdered Brownsburg womanCourt docs shed light on how nurse’s aide, boyfriend allegedly murdered Brownsburg woman

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Court documents released Tuesday are shedding new light on the brutal murder of a 74-year-old woman in her Brownsburg home. Police say the body of Alice Wright was found by her adult daughter on Sunday, Jan. 7. She also discovered her father, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and dementia, on the floor of the home in the 800 block of Stonehenge Way. When officers entered the home later that morning, they found blood on the floor, walls and front door of the home, according to court documents. They also observed dishes with spaghetti and bread still on the couple’s kitchen table, which police said appeared to be their last meal before the murder. Detectives believe 18-year-old Keisha Summerhill, a former nurse’s aide for the victim’s husband, and her boyfriend, 19-year-old Arion Cruthird, entered through the couple’s unlocked front door on Friday, Jan. 5 and attacked them. Summerhill and Cruthird, both of Indianapolis, were taken into custody on Friday, Jan. 12 after police reportedly received information from an acquaintance of the couple. The informant told police that the couple had told her that they used a BB gun to threaten Wright to retrieve cash that was kept in a freezer, but Wright attempted to use a Life Alert-type system and Cruthirdthen began to beat her with his fists and kick her, according to court documents. “Arion then allegedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and began to stab Alice in the back of the neck/head in the living room,” police said in a probable cause affidavit. Believing that Wright might recognize Summerhill, she allegedly told Cruthird that he needed to kill her so they could not be identified, court documents say. They were reportedly not concerned about her husband identifying them. The informant told police that Cruthird then took Wright into a bedroom and stabbed her repeatedly in the back of the neck and head. "According to (the informant), Arion claimed that he 'felt sorry' for Alice because he could feel the 'crushing' of her neck and “jugular.” Arion told (the informant) that Alice begged for her life and was losing consciousness," police said in the probable cause affidavit. The couple allegedly told the informant that they were able to get away with $1,500 in cash and two guns from the home. On autopsy performed on Jan. 8 showed that Wright had been deceased about 24 hours before she was found. It also revealed that she suffered about 13 stab wounds to the back of the head, neck, back and forehead, and 16 cutting wounds across her body. Her cause of death pending toxicology is multiple blunt and sharp force injuries complicating Hypertensive Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. After police were able to positively identify the suspects, they were taken into custody without incident in the 2300 block of LaSalle Street and charged with murder. Summerhill was "said to be contracted through the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital of Indianapolis," court documents say. The VA hospital issued the following statement, saying an investigation is being initiated: All veterans grieve when a fellow veteran experiences a tragic loss. For a disabled veteran to be denied the love and comfort of his wife following a brutal home invasion is especially troubling. The Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center employed, through a provider agreement, a state licensed Home Care company to help the veteran and the family. We require all Home Care providers to hold Indiana state certification which includes licensing, training and insurance. This company is licensed by the state of Indiana and is current with state licensing requirements. The young woman named in the INDY Star article was, until November of 2017, employed by this provider. She is not now nor has she ever been an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs. At this time we are initiating an investigation into the welfare of veterans currently serviced by this provider. Should we find any cause for concern about the safety and welfare of the veteran, his home and family, we will address that concern immediately. We join all veterans here in Indiana and across the country to honor the service of this veteran and offer our sincere condolences for his loss. There is a Go Fund Me account set up to help the Wright family with ongoing medical expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/kerneys-ongoing-medical-care  

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  • Docs: Murdered Brownsburg grandmother was stabbed, beaten during robberyDocs: Murdered Brownsburg grandmother was stabbed, beaten during robbery

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  • IMPD seeking suspects in credit card fraud case at Castleton Square MallIMPD seeking suspects in credit card fraud case at Castleton Square Mall

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  • Delaware Co. antique mall closes without warningDelaware Co. antique mall closes without warning

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  • Three people arrested in connection with New Castle man’s murderThree people arrested in connection with New Castle man’s murder

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  • Husband, wife sentenced in disturbing Hamilton County child molestation caseHusband, wife sentenced in disturbing Hamilton County child molestation case

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  • Thousands turn out for "The Voice" auditions at Bankers Life FieldhouseThousands turn out for "The Voice" auditions at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

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  • Indiana attorney general’s office to expand resources in crackdown on human traffickingIndiana attorney general’s office to expand resources in crackdown on human trafficking

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  • North side father says Hovey Street killings ‘seem like the other day to me’North side father says Hovey Street killings ‘seem like the other day to me’

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  • Indiana man convicted in long-term girlfriend’s arson deathIndiana man convicted in long-term girlfriend’s arson death

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  • Happy Hour: Open Society, Dawson’s Too, And MoreHappy Hour: Open Society, Dawson’s Too, And More

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  • Phil Gulley: The Three Motorcycles Everyone Should OwnPhil Gulley: The Three Motorcycles Everyone Should Own

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  • Burning Love: A New Elvis Tribute ShowBurning Love: A New Elvis Tribute Show

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  • Preview: UkiyoPreview: Ukiyo

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  • Season On The RinkSeason On The Rink

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  • The Feed: Festiva’s Ownership Change And A New Gig For John AdamsThe Feed: Festiva’s Ownership Change And A New Gig For John Adams

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    Thank goodness we already binged on Stranger Things and The Crown. Beginning next week, David Letterman—Indiana’s native son and the longest-serving host in U.S. late-night television—is set to return to our screens. On Friday, January 12, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman will debut on Netflix with President Barack Obama as the first guest. In a press release in August 2017 announcing the series, Netflix indicated that the funnyman will explore “in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor. In each hour-long episode, Letterman will conduct a long-form conversation with a singular guest—and will also explore topics on his own, away from the studio.” The series will stream on a monthly basis from February to June. The lineup of…View Original Post

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  • Deadline approaching for 500 Festival Princess ProgramDeadline approaching for 500 Festival Princess Program

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  • Legend Johnson dies at 82Legend Johnson dies at 82

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  • City declares multi-front war on violent crimeCity declares multi-front war on violent crime

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    Indianapolis Recorder / 32 d. 14 h. 38 min. ago
  • HUD report: Homelessness in Indiana declines in 2017HUD report: Homelessness in Indiana declines in 2017

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    Indianapolis Recorder / 40 d. 14 h. 42 min. ago
  • Oaks Academy announces plans for growthOaks Academy announces plans for growth

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  • Officials warn of jury duty scamOfficials warn of jury duty scam

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    Indianapolis Recorder / 47 d. 15 h. 15 min. ago
  • Crowdfunding campaign aims to bring new art to Indy’s MLK ParkCrowdfunding campaign aims to bring new art to Indy’s MLK Park

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    Indianapolis Recorder / 56 d. 14 h. ago
  • Workshop to help low-income residents with willsWorkshop to help low-income residents with wills

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    Indianapolis Recorder / 56 d. 16 h. 9 min. ago
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