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  • IMS: Ticket sales better than expected for 101st Indianapolis 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A year after the Indianapolis 500 saw record-setting attendance numbers, race leaders have worked year-round to make sure numbers don’t dip too much for this year’s race. Race day is less than five weeks away. According to Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles, pre-race ticket sales have gone better than first expected. “I think our attendance is going to be better than it’s been in the last 20 years, with the exception of last year, which we […]

  • Homeless population on the rise as mayor challenges community to curb issue

    INDIANAPOLIS – Leaders trying to reduce the city’s homeless population got news Thursday that the population has risen over the last year. The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) released its 2017 Point-in-Time count, which revealed the population jumped 10 percent compared to last year. The count, which was done on Jan. 25, increased to 1,787 people from last year’s 1,619. It’s an increase of 168 people and the highest overall number since 2014 when 1,897 people were counted. “Indianapolis is […]

  • Kokomo neighborhood seeing changes after watch team takes action

    KOKOMO, Ind. – With six months of work behind them, a neighborhood watch group has begun to see results it was looking for. Peace Watch Kokomo formed last fall after a teen was killed in the neighborhood, forcing residents to take a stance against crime. On Oct. 23 of last year, LaMarcus McGraw, 17, was shot and killed in an alley behind a Village Pantry along the 900-block of West Jefferson Street. Police said it stemmed from a drug deal […]

  • Outreach opens new 12,000 square foot facility to tackle teen homelessness

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– For the fifth time, Outreach, Inc. has opened a new facility to help young homeless people. The organization celebrated the opening of a new program center Monday morning with a open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new building, located at 2416 East New York Street, is close to four times bigger than its last location. “The new facility will better enable Outreach to serve homeless young people and address their immediate needs. The space was created to communicate worth, […]

  • World War II veteran recalls time in Europe

    INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been more than 70 years since Germany fell to the U.S. and the Allies. One veteran can still remember his time fighting like it was yesterday. Elmer Holland, 94, was drafted in 1943. He left his Kentucky home for basic training in Alabama, where he spent five months training in chemical warfare. He said he was shipped overseas to Oran, North Africa. In July of 1943, he saw battle during the Invasion of Sicily. “We went through […]

  • Wayne Township Fire Department begins three-day smoke detector blitz

    INDIANAPOLIS – Firefighters have teamed up with the American Red Cross to help families in Wayne Township get out of their home during a fire. The Wayne Township Fire Department launched a three-day smoke detector blitz Tuesday that will have crews stopping at close to 2,000 homes. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2009 and 2013 smoke detectors sounded in 53 percent of house fires reported to U.S. fire departments. Local fire officials want that number to be […]

  • Several big construction projects underway in Carmel

    CARMEL, Ind. – Big projects encompassing Carmel’s master plan are underway, which will make for a busy construction season in the upcoming months. The work is in different areas of downtown which total more than $300 million of private and public funds. “This was a result of a 20-year plan that we worked, and worked, and worked,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. The projects include the construction of new parking garages, office and retail space, and living areas in downtown. The […]

  • 88-year-old man in Zionsville makes blankets for police to give to children

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – It started off as a hobby his wife enjoyed and now Clayton Shelburne is making blankets on his own. Shelburne, 88, has already made several dozen blankets, supplying enough for one to go with every patrol car with the Zionsville Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. “I just felt there was a need,” Shelburne said, who remembered a story about a father leaving his sleeping son in a vehicle along a highway while the father went to […]

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars spending $300,000 in renovations, hopes to attract younger vets

    GREENFIELD, Ind. – A Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post is getting a facelift, but leaders with the VFW hope the work will do more than give their post a modernized look. Memberships at VFWs across the country are getting older and older. At VFW post 2693, which has about 180 members, the majority of veterans are between the age of 50 and 70. Post commander Walter Baran said it was time to do something to attract veterans who are […]

  • Pedestrian fatalities reach 20-year high in U.S.

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A report released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association showed a rise in the number of people killed in 2016 by a vehicle, while the victim was either walking or bicycling on the street. While the report only released preliminary data on 2016, it showed an 11 percent increase in fatality deaths compared to 2015. According to the report, states reported 2,660 pedestrian fatalities for the first six months of 2016, compared to 2,486 deaths during the […]