CRIME & SAFETY
Coroner warns of deadly new street drug in Indiana: What we know
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — The Hamilton County Coroner is warning about a dangerous new emerging drug called Bromazolam. Bromazolam, the coroner said, is what is known as a designer benzodiazepine and is similar to fentanyl. According to officials, the drug has already been seen in big numbers in Ohio and Illinois and is beginning to […]
Man shot in head after encountering armed men in northeast side neighborhood
Update (12/05/23): In an update released at approximately 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, IMPD announced that officers found several guns, “a significant amount of marijuana,” drug paraphernalia and other narcotics during a search of the victim’s home. The items were later seized by police. INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan police say a man was shot after encountering some […]
Court docs: Man involved in shooting at Indy liquor store later arrested at Whitestown truck stop
INDIANAPOLIS — A man involved in a liquor store shooting in Indianapolis was arrested at a truck stop in Whitestown on Thursday. According to court documents, 35-year-old Lamon Moore shot a person at a liquor store located in the area of E. 30th Street and N. Sherman Drive. The shooting reportedly started after one individual […]
Docs: Former INDOT employee fined after using state cellphone to access adult chats
INDIANAPOLIS — A former employee of the Indiana Department of Transportation has been fined and is no longer allowed to work for the state of Indiana after he was found to have used his state-issued cellphone to access adult chats. According to an investigative report from the Office of the Indiana Inspector General, Justin Breedlove […]
U.S. 31 southbound restricted to one lane after truck catches fire
The Westfield Fire Department has confirmed that U.S. 31 was restricted to one lane after a vehicle fire. The department posted a video on X, stating that U.S. 31 southbound, just south of 216th Street was restricted to one lane.
Investigation Underway for Shooting Death of Young Woman; Free Bus Rides to Encourage Employment in Indiana
Catch up on the latest headlines with WRTV. An investigation is underway into the tragic shooting of a young woman in Castleton, while in Plainfield and Whitestown, bus fares are being eliminated to encourage employment. Stay updated on these stories and more.
Deadly crash on US 31 ramp that merges onto 465
INDIANAPOLIS — Emergency crews are responding to a deadly crash after a vehicle rolled over on the U.S. 31 southbound ramp that merges onto Interstate 465 westbound. The Carmel Fire Department originally called the crash “serious” and advised that lanes on U.S. 31 southbound onto 465 will be restricted. The Carmel Police Department said access […]
Indy Man Gets 12 Years for Robbery, Used BB Gun to Take $500
MARION COUNTY, Ind. — The robbery was not the big score he wanted, and now Joseph Johnson will spend the next twelve years in prison. It was back on May 17th when a man walked into a supermarket on East Michigan Street and asked two employees for medicine. That’s when the man, later identified as […] The post Indy Man Gets 12 Years for Robbery, Used BB Gun to Take $500 appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.
1 killed in Carmel crash
CARMEL, Ind. — People are asked to avoid the area of Interstate 465 near U.S. 31 as police investigate a deadly crash Tuesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Transportation confirmed the crash happened Dec. 5 around 2:30 p.m. on the entrance ramp from U.S. 31 to I-465 westbound. Carmel...
Man accused of running real estate scam now facing more than a dozen charges
INDIANAPOLIS — An alleged real estate scammer is now facing 16 separate felony charges. According to a press release from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, James Bleier II has been indicted by a Marion County Grand Jury for “alleged corrupt and fraudulent business practices targeted toward bereaved families.” The release indicates that, from March 2018 […]
Massive Explosion Destroys Virginia Duplex During Police Search Warrant Execution
• A massive explosion destroyed a house in Arlington County, Virginia, as police were serving a search warrant. • Police had initially responded to reports of shots fired, which were later determined to be from a flare gun.
Tragedy Spurs Dialogue on Road Safety and Preventive Strategies
A recent tragedy struck the heart of Boone County when a two-vehicle collision on a Sunday evening claimed the life of 62-year-old Debra S. Bates from Russellville and left two others injured. The incident involved a 2022 Ford Transit and a 2021 Jeep Compass, with the Ford veering across the center line and causing the fatal crash. This event not only brought sorrow to the local community but also highlighted the ongoing issue of road safety that plagues many regions across the nation.
Man connected to 2021 shooting on I-65 sentenced to more than 20 years in prison
INDIANAPOLIS — A man connected to a fatal 2021 shooting on Interstate 65 has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison. According to court filings, Antonio King pleaded guilty to a voluntary manslaughter charge in November. Sentencing documents indicate King received a 26-year sentence with two days suspended. King has already served 979 […]
Woman says man held her hostage for hours
The victim said Lamont Bland accused her of stealing from him and held her against her will for hours.