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  • Local tattoo artist helps breast cancer survivors turn surgical scars into art

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A local tattoo artist is using her skills to help breast cancer survivors get back to normal after finishing treatment. With her skills and ink, Amanda Cancilla is giving women a way to feel like themselves, even after a mastectomy. Bobbie Rankin recalls the moment she learned of her breast cancer diagnosis, just a few months ago. “It was instant fear and anxiety, and it really took a lot from me. It was very difficult,” said Rankin. Doctors […]

  • Hendricks County law enforcement adding K9s, jail recovery program to fight opioid crisis

    AVON, Ind. – Authorities in Hendricks County are working to get a handle on the opioid crisis by adding resources for police and giving jail inmates access to addiction treatment. As Avon police respond to crimes at retail plazas, or even residential areas, they are noticing a common motivator for many of the people they arrest – a search for money to feed a drug habit. “As desperation rises to that level, they’re forced to take some more serious action […]

  • Marion County GOP chairman again calls for resignation of Councilman Jeff Miller

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Marion County Republican Central Committee Chairman Jim Merritt renewed calls for Indianapolis City-County Councilman Jeff Miller to step down amid an investigation into child molestation allegations. In a statement released Tuesday morning, Merritt said Miller’s current legal situation makes him incapable of being able to fully serve his constituents. He suggested that Miller should resign to take care of “personal matters and his family.” Here’s the full statement: Given Jeff Miller’s current legal situation, it is our […]

  • Bedford residents ‘take back the trail’ after reported attack

    BEDFORD, Ind. – One week after a woman reported being attacked on a Bedford trail, dozens of people returned to the scene to show they won’t let fear get in their way. Residents say they wanted to send a clear message to the suspect. “We’re going to take our trail back,” said resident Jenny Smith. “This is not going to happen to anybody else.” The Saturday afternoon walk along the Milwaukee Trail used as a way to show strength in […]

  • IPS considering asking taxpayers for $936 million through referendums

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -The leaders of  Indianapolis Public Schools may ask taxpayers for nearly $1 billion to make school improvements and retain talented teachers. Superintendent Lewis Ferebee announced the district is considering two referendums Thursday evening. One referendum would bring in $200 million for capital improvements like improving school facilities, making safety enhancements and upgrading classroom technology. The second referendum hopes to raise $736 million for the district over eight years for teacher salaries, academic programs and support for special needs students. […]

  • Woman thanks public after stolen ashes were returned

    UPDATE: On Saturday afternoon, the ashes were returned to Bookmiller. She thanks the public for sharing her post. Original story:  CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. – A Cutler woman said her best friend’s ashes were stolen from her car. She is now pleading for whoever took them to return them – no questions asked. The car break-in comes the same week as local authorities received several reports of thefts and burglaries. Traci Bookmiller said she has carried her friend Helen Atkins’ ashes with […]

  • Fallen Greenfield firefighter to be laid to rest Friday

    GREENFIELD, Ind. – Firefighters in Greenfield are preparing to say goodbye to one of their own. Scott Compton, 55, died Saturday just hours after battling a large fire Friday night. Visitation and funeral plans were finalized Monday afternoon. The visitation for Compton will be at Brandywine Community Church Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. The funeral will also be at Brandywine Church Friday at 11 a.m. There will be a procession from the church to Park Cemetery in Greenfield following the […]

  • Veterans face homelessness in Indy, fewer transitional housing beds available

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hundreds of Hoosier heroes face homelessness in Indianapolis. Nearly 1100 veterans were homeless in the city last year, according to the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention. Now, there are fewer beds available for them at places that offer transitional housing. Michael Tran served overseas in the army. When he returned to central Indiana, he faced some obstacles. “I was going through a few issues that my family was not equipped to deal with,” he said. “I […]

  • Path to graduation could soon change for Hoosier students

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The requirements for high school diplomas could soon be changing for Hoosier students. A special panel approved new graduation pathways Tuesday afternoon. Now, the Indiana State Board of Education must review the proposed changes. The panel was established to help teenagers become prepared for life after graduation day. “There’s such a gap between post-secondary readiness, whether that’s going to college or going to a job,” said Byron Ernest, Chair of the Graduation Pathways Committee and member of […]

  • Foster parents struggle with expense of childcare as wait list for assistance grows

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There is an increasing need among children in Indiana who are removed from their homes and face uncertain futures. Some are even spending nights in Department of Child Services offices around the state as case workers try to find them more permanent placements. But, many foster parents say they have empty beds and want to help. Those parents say the delay in childcare funding is preventing them from taking in more children. Foster parents in Indiana qualify […]