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  • IMPD works to keep crowds safe during Gen Con

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tens of thousands of people are in the Circle City this weekend for the 50th annual Gen Con. While the four-day event is all about gaming and creativity, IMPD officers are focused on ensuring the large crowds are safe. Metropolitan Police have officers patrolling the area around the convention center by car, on foot and on bike.  Department leaders say bikes allow cops to better maneuver around crowds. “There’s a huge large contingency of officers,” said Commander Phil […]

  • Study finds performance gap between students in large and small school districts

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A new study finds students in smaller school districts are not performing as well as students in larger districts. The Indiana Chamber recommends smaller districts consider mergers to save money and improve student outcomes. The study was commissioned by the Indiana Chamber and carried out by the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research. Researchers found school districts with less than 2,000 students struggle to offer as many advanced courses or hire teachers with specific skills […]

  • Two new schools offer at-risk students job training, support

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two new school campuses in central Indiana are giving students another chance to graduate from high school. The Crossing School of Business and Entrepreneurship opened the new campuses in Noblesville and Indianapolis for the 2017-2018 school year. This school chain, located throughout the state, focuses on educating at-risk students who have previously dropped out or faced other challenges. The campus in Noblesville is located inside Gaylor Electric. The classroom is just feet away from the work area, where […]

  • Changes to federal graduation rate could mean a drop in A-F grades for Indiana schools

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A change in the way the federal graduation rate is calculated will likely impact accountability grades for schools across Indiana. According to the Indiana Department of Education, students who receive a general diploma will not be counted toward a school’s graduation rate. The graduation is part of what determines a school’s A-F grades. “Students who earn a Core 40, honors or IB diploma will count as graduates,” said Maggie Paino, accountability director for the IDOE. The change […]

  • Community celebrates transformation of Tarkington Park

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Dozens of people gathered at Tarkington Park Saturday to celebrate a new chapter for the north side park. Nearly $6 million was invested into the grounds to add features like a modern playground, a splash pad and climbing wall. City officials and residents say the improved park will make a lasting impact on families that live in the neighborhood. Longtime resident Walter Smith said his memories at the park date back decades. “This park taught us a […]

  • Indiana AG joins 4 other states to challenge court ruling over gun rights

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill joined four other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling they say infringes on gun rights. In a brief Tuesday, they say the 4th U.S. Circuit Court majority erred in concluding police can frisk someone they believe has a weapon. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with attorneys general from Indiana, Michigan, Texas and Utah, says innocent gun owners have the right to carry weapons […]

  • Carmel considering ordinance to limit how much tow companies can charge

    CARMEL, Ind. – The City of Carmel is looking into possibly creating an ordinance to limit how much towing companies can charge when called out to clean up a car accident scene. Officials started considering the measure after a man expressed frustration when he was charged thousands of dollars following a fatal crash, where he was not at fault. Hooman Rahimi vividly remembers the night in June when he was driving along US 31, near the 146th St. overpass, and […]

  • Mayor Hogsett announces plans for IMPD officers to go through implicit bias training

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The mayor of Indianapolis is calling for changes to the way city police officers are trained. The announcement comes after an unarmed black man was shot and killed last month after a chase. During a press conference Friday morning, Mayor Joe Hogsett unveiled proposed changes to public safety policies. He said IMPD will launch implicit bias training for officers. While departments around the country have implemented such training for cops, Hogsett said the training in Indianapolis would […]

  • Flooding causes issues for residents in Madison County

    MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – Residents in Madison County are dealing with flooding, as another round of storms hit the area. About four inches of rain fell Thursday south of Chesterfield to the county line. Then, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued Friday afternoon. The Madison County EMA director said they have already given out more than 1400 sandbags. They are continuing to distribute them to residents Friday evening. Attention Madison County residents. The Highway Dept located on W 8th Street […]

  • Paragon community steps up to offer kids free summer lunches

     PARAGON, Ind. – A small town in Morgan County came together after learning the school district would not be able to offer their kids a summer lunch program this year. The Paragon Volunteer Fire Station is now busy each weekday as kids come through to get free meals. Teachers, church members and some firefighters are focusing on fighting hunger this summer. The Metropolitan School District of Martinsville has offered a summer lunch program in Paragon for the last few years. […]