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The goal: A year without killing

INDIANAPOLIS — Every Tuesday night, Joe Garrison and Reverend Charles Harrison patrol the Lake Castleton Apartment Complex. It sits at Shadeland Avenue and 75th Street on the northeast side. "In 2021, there were three homicides at the apartment complex, two more across the street at the bar, and two...
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Hoosiers, Floridians fly into Indy to avoid Hurricane Ian's wrath

INDIANAPOLIS — Floridians are bracing for Hurricane Ian to make landfall, anxiously awaiting the storm's arrival to the Sunshine State. Meteorologists warn the big concern with Ian is the life-threatening storm surge this massive storm will produce, which could reach as high as 12 feet. The strong winds, expected at speeds of 130 miles per hour, will also pack a punch, creating dangerous situations for families and rescue teams.

IMPD rolls out phase two of Gunshot Detection program

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is now in phase two of its Gunshot Detection System along the east side of Indianapolis. It’s a part of the city’s violence reduction plan. “We are analyzing the data that’s coming in – all three systems are active and providing data,” IMPD Commander Matthew Thomas said.

Volunteers needed to pack 1 million meals in a single day

INDIANAPOLIS — One million meals for Hoosiers in need will be packed in a single day next month during the 12th annual Million Meal Marathon. The event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the newly-renovated Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Thousands of volunteers — small groups, large groups, corporate teams, families and individuals — […]

Indiana will be part of new 'extreme heat belt' coming to US

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will be part of a new “extreme heat belt” coming to the United States. The belt, stretching from Texas and Mississippi north to Indiana, will have the highest risk of extreme heat in the country. “Extreme heat” means heat indices over 125 degrees. Right...

‘Satanic Temple’ Sues Indiana over Abortion Ban

A group called “The Satanic Temple” has sued the State of Indiana to block its near-complete ban on abortions, per a lawsuit filed in federal court on Sept. 21. The group, naming the state’s Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and Attorney Gen. Todd Rokita, as respondents, filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. It claims to be filing the suit on behalf of a female member of the group that became “involuntarily pregnant” and wishes to terminate the pregnancy.

Couple plans 14th memorial walk in honor of great nephew

INDIANAPOLIS — Had he gotten the chance, Jeremiah Williams would be turning 22 next week, probably mapping out his next steps after graduating from college. Instead, the great aunt and uncle who raised Jeremiah until he was 8, the age he was when he died, are getting ready to hand out t-shirts for the 14th annual walk in Jeremiah’s memory, “Walking For Change” - all to raise awareness about domestic violence.

McDonald's Happy Meals aren't just for kids anymore

INDIANAPOLIS — McDonald's iconic Happy Meal is no longer just for kids. Starting next week, the fast food chain will offer adult Happy Meals as part of a collaboration with Cactus Plant Flea Market, a popular streetwear brand. Just like the nostalgic box you remember from childhood, the adult...

3 new omicron offshoots could prompt COVID resurgence

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations are declining nationwide; however, health officials say the trend likely won’t last. The coronavirus thrives in cold weather, and temperatures are dropping. Experts warn it’s possible the virus’ next resurgence may come not just in the form of one omicron offshoot, but in a wave of three.

Subaru shooting victim is in critical condition

One person is dead and another in in critical condition in an Indianapolis-area hospital after a shooting at the Lafayette Subaru Factory at about 4:15 p.m. Monday, according to Lafayette Police Lt. Justin Hartman. "We have located the suspect, and we believe at this time that the suspect has taken...

Richmond Police Department K-9 Officer Seara Burton receives a hero's sendoff

INDIANAPOLIS — In a New Zealand laurel tree's shade, Shayla Romero and her 4-year-old daughter, Jersey, waited Monday afternoon inside Crown Hill Cemetery for K-9 Officer Seara Burton's funeral procession to arrive. Romero, who was born and raised in Richmond, then moved to Indianapolis at age 22, met Burton just once, when the Richmond Police Department officer pulled over a vehicle in which Romero was riding. That interaction, however, left an impression that compelled Romero to attend...

1 person seriously injured in 3-car crash near Noblesville

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — Police said a driver passing on a highway curve near Noblesville struck two vehicles before being ejected from his car Tuesday. A Hamilton County Sheriff's Department spokesperson said the collision happened around 3:42 p.m. on State Road 19 between Field Drive and 196th Street. A...

5 winning Powerball tickets worth more than $3 million sold in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Check your tickets! Five winning Powerball tickets worth more than $3.1 million collectively were sold in Indiana for Saturday’s drawing. According to the Hoosiers Lottery, the winning tickets included a $2 million ticket sold in New Albany and a $1 million ticket sold in Laurel. The tickets were for the Sept. 24 Powerball […]