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  • Lawrence school employee goes above and beyond to help students graduate

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –  A Lawrence Township school is making sure the district’s high school graduation rate remains high, even with students who might struggle because of personal circumstances. Many at Lawrence Advance Academy are inspired by one woman.  In fact they reached out to CBS4 because of her work with their students, saying she often sacrifices her own money and time. Alisa Bush has been with the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township for 20 years.  When you see her […]

  • Local group works to uplift community past violence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The statistics are staggering when looking at homicides in Indianapolis this year.  There’s a local man trying to work with youth in some of Indianapolis’ troubled neighborhoods to curb that violence, but even Antwan Houser admits 2016 hasn’t been as easy one. Houser started UPLIFT, which stands for United Preachers & Leaders Influencing Future Transformations. The group works to prevent crime by making futures brighter for Indianapolis youth. “I believe bringing resources together,” said Houser. Those resources […]

  • Little Red Door does its part to raise awareness about breast cancer, help patients in need

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month is marked by pink, but one organization signified by red is doing its part to help increase the survival rate of those diagnosed. In 1945, Little Red Door opened its doors, and since then CEO & Director Fred Duncan said their mission hasn’t changed. “Our goal is to help cancer patients and their caregivers get through the treatment and into survivorship.” Duncan is wrapping up a big month focused on breast cancer awareness.  It’s no longer […]

  • Sweet Temptation: Understanding and eliminating hidden sugars

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Every day, Hoosiers are dieting and exercising and not losing a pound. Others are experiencing fatigue and body pains. A lot of these issues are driving the trend to eliminate sugars from everyday diets. However, do you know how your body is really breaking down the sweet substance? Dustin Nichols is one of those Hoosiers who has slashed sugar from his meals. “I was diagnosed with a bulging disc and compressed nerve,” Nichols explained. It was that serious […]

  • Local shelter helps hidden homeless population: families

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With winter approaching, an Indianapolis shelter is making sure a hidden segment of the homeless population has a warm and safe place to stay. Dayspring Center in downtown Indianapolis has been operating for 30 years.  Executive Director Lori Casson said the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis opened the center after one man’s death. “A gentleman not too far from 16th and Central froze to death,” said Casson.  “So the Episcopal churches began to work with the community to […]

  • Patients in need can receive free medical services in Carmel

    Nestled among the expensive homes with beautiful landscaping in Carmel is a clinic where patients don’t have to pay a dollar and don’t need insurance. The Trinity Free Clinic was started by parishioners like Cindy Love at Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a way to help other churchgoers whose children didn’t have the proper school immunizations because they couldn’t afford to pay for the shots. “That is the first thing people say to me, ‘A free clinic in Hamilton County? […]

  • Brownsburg family promotes walk to help Down syndrome community

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. — It’s one of the most recognized public awareness events for the Down syndrome community, and this weekend Indiana does its part.  For one Brownsburg family, the Buddy Walk means a lot in their son’s development. Hayden Denoon, 5, is a little silly.  He usually keeps his parents smiling. “There’s been some challenges,” said Hayden’s mom, Shannon.  “For the most part it’s been really great and really eye opening.” Hayden has Down syndrome. “We were not expecting to […]

  • Tax moves you can still make before the end of 2016

    Tax season has come and gone but there are still a few moves you can make that will benefit you. Andy Mattingly with Forum Credit Union, is here to talk about five moves to make before the end of the year. For more watch this week’s segment of 4 Your Money.    

  • A taste of England in Carmel at traditional tearoom

    CARMEL, Ind. — For Colts fans not headed to London for the game against the Jaguars, they can still get a true taste of England here in central Indiana. At Tina’s Traditional Old English Tearoom in Carmel, you’ll find clotted cream, fresh English scones, cucumber sandwiches and, of course, the tea.  The business idea comes from Tina Jesson. “When I first moved here from England in 2008 it was really a case of what am I going to do?” said Jesson. […]

  • Hoosier family helping others struggling with their son’s illness

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —  There is no cure for it, but this illness affects  more than a million Americans. A little boy in central Indiana is among the patients who suffer from hydrocephalus.  Now, his family is working to help him and others understand the illness and end it. Oliver McClellan wasn’t even 2 years old when he first had symptoms. “When Oliver was 18 months old he suddenly started having trouble walking,” said his mother, Sarah McClellan.  “We took him to […]