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  • Prosecutor considers criminal charges for moms who give birth to drug-addicted babies

    ANDERSON, Ind. – The Madison County prosecutor is considering criminally charging mothers who give birth to drug-addicted babies in hopes of getting the women into treatment. According to Community Hospital Anderson, 20 percent of the babies born there have been exposed to drugs. Hospital staff tell CBS4 they have seen an uptick in the number of newborns who need treatment for withdrawal symptoms. County prosecutor Rodney Cummings said he believes that number is too high. “If you’re consuming drugs, you […]

  • Woman says she was scammed by fake Flora fire reward fundraising page

    FLORA, Ind. – A group of people who hoped to add to the Flora fire reward fund say they feel cheated after a man reportedly scammed them out of money. Now, the matter is being handled by the Indiana State Police Organized Crime and Corruption Unit. Misty Bluemke lives in Flora and said she felt compelled to take action after learning the fire that killed four young girls was intentionally set. “I was heartbroken and my son was heartbroken when […]

  • Group asks Marion County Sheriff’s Office to change approach to immigration arrests

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A group of Indianapolis residents hit the streets Thursday afternoon and asked for change from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office when it comes to the enforcement of immigration laws. The Indianapolis Congregations Network, also known as IndyCAN, says local resources are being used to detain undocumented immigrants in the Marion County Jail without cause. But, the sheriff’s office tells CBS4 their practices are in line with Indiana laws. Dozens of people marched through downtown Indy at lunch […]

  • Number of teachers resigning from Muncie Community Schools nearly doubles amid financial troubles

    MUNCIE, Ind. – More teachers are resigning from Muncie Community Schools as the district faces a multi-million dollar deficit. Just this week, the board of trustees accepted resignations from about 20 teachers. Muncie Teachers Association President Pat Kennedy says the latest round of resignations and retirements brings the total to more than 75 since September 1, 2016. “A huge number of our teachers with great experience are simply walking out the door and they’re going to other teaching jobs,” Kennedy […]

  • Thousands pack downtown Indy for pride parade and festival

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Thousands of people spent Saturday in downtown Indianapolis for the Circle City Pride Festival. Organizers say the day is all about celebrating the LGBTQ community in central Indiana and continuing to push for progress. Floats made their way down Massachusetts Avenue Saturday morning for the parade. More than 170 floats participated in this year’s event. “Once a year for Indiana, people come here and they can be who they want to be, celebrate who they are,” said […]

  • MSD of Lawrence Township serves up free meals for kids in their neighborhoods

    LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, Ind. – Some kids count down the days until summer break. But, others who rely on free or reduced lunch during the school year struggle to find reliable sources of food throughout the long vacation. A few school districts around central Indiana are expanding efforts to get free, hot meals to students in need. The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township is taking food straight to families’ neighborhoods. The Bus Stop Cafe, a re-purposed school bus, heads to […]

  • ‘Campaign to Change Direction’ highlights five signs of mental health issues

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Nine central Indiana cities and dozens of college campuses are joining forces to launch the “Campaign to Change Direction.” The effort centers on educating the public about five warning signs for mental health issues and the best ways to respond. The Women’s Fund of Central Indiana led the initiative to bring together leaders from places like Indianapolis, Carmel and Fishers for a comprehensive approach to dealing with mental illness. “We don’t know the signs of emotional suffering […]

  • Hancock County man accused of inappropriately touching and kissing teen with mental disability

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – A 33-year-old New Palestine man is facing a sexual battery charge after allegedly inappropriately touching a teenager with a mental disability at a Hancock County campground. The victim’s grandmother, Becky Hill, said she was alerted to the incident by other campers. According to court documents, six witnesses told Hancock County deputies they saw Dylan Veteto kissing and touching the teen. Hill tells CBS4 she ran out and yelled at Veteto to get away from her granddaughter. “You couldn’t […]

  • Photo of snake at Indy park causes concern, experts weigh in

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A picture of a snake wrapped around a dock at a central Indiana park is creating worries among frequent hikers, but experts say the animal does not pose a threat to families. They are urging the public to know what to look for, in case they do encounter a dangerous snake. The photo was posted on the Eagle Creek Sailing Club Facebook page. Dozens of comments show concerns over the animal being a copperhead snake, which is […]

  • IPS holds last community meeting about potential high school closures

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Public Schools leaders are holding the final meeting about potential high school closures Thursday night. The fifth meeting was added after strong turnout to the originally scheduled events. The district is considering closing some high schools due to low enrollment. In the last 53 years, IPS has lost nearly 20,000 high school students. A task force recommended the district close three of its seven high schools in order to be more efficient. The task force estimates […]