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  • Ball State preservation team nearly done sorting through 1,000-item David Letterman collection

    MUNCIE, Ind. – It’s taken nearly two years, but a large donation from David Letterman is getting closer to being fully preserved. The late night talk show host donated over a thousand items to Ball State University in 2015, which the school has been going through for the better part of a year. Letterman announced after his retirement that he was donating items from his career to his alma mater, but those materials didn’t begin arriving on campus until August […]

  • Muslim group launches new billboard to counter “The Perfect Man” ad

    INDIANAPOLIS – A new billboard on the city’s east side is up for motorists to see. The ad was put in place as a measure to counter what Muslim leaders have said is an anti-Muslim ad that could incite violence. Last month, a billboard went up that has been called “The Perfect Man.” It claims to list the traits of the “perfect man,” but critics said it denigrates the prophet Muhammad. Leaders of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana wanted to respond […]

  • World War II veteran who died in 1996 finally receives military marker

    RUSH COUNTY, Ind. — A bronze military marker is going to its rightful home, a place it should have been a little more than 21 years ago. Connersville native, Edward Sorrell passed away on the Fourth of July in 1996 and was buried nearby at Hopewell Cemetery in the southeastern corner of Rush County. Sorrell served in the Army during World War II but the bronze plate that lists his name, rank and when he served never made it to his […]

  • IMS getting ready for final Brickyard 400 in July before race moves to September

    INDIANAPOLIS – Officials at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are gearing up for what they hope will be the last lowly-attended NASCAR weekend at the track. Sunday will mark the 24th running of the Brickyard 400. The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series’ Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 is the final scheduled July event for the sport at IMS. Track president Doug Boles said last year’s was the lowest attended ever and this year’s race isn’t expected to be much different. […]

  • New instructional signs coming to Indiana safe havens

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — New signage is going in to help Hoosiers know how to correctly use the state’s safe haven law. The signs give instructions on how to drop of a newly-born child and helps ensure the baby will be taken care of properly. Since Indiana established the Safe Haven law in 2001, 34 infants have been safely surrendered in Indiana, according to the Indiana Department of Child Services. The law enables a person to safely surrender an unwanted infant […]

  • Monroe County sheriff’s officer-only rule ends with delivery of Naloxone

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Hours after realizing the department was running low on a life-saving drug, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is back to running its normal policy when saving people from overdoses. On Monday night, Sheriff Brad Swain notified his staff to only use Naloxone, or Narcan, on themselves or other public safety officers. Swain said he thought it’d take up to 48 hours to get a new batch of the drug, but 100 Narcan kits were delivered around 2 […]

  • CHIP conducting first youth homeless count in the Circle City

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Leaders behind helping the homeless have begun a new week-long project. The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) will spend the week tallying the number of youth who are experiencing homelessness with the hopes of better understanding the issue. CHIP will specifically look for people between the ages of 18 and 24. This new count is different than the annual count done each winter, which tallies the overall homeless population in Indianapolis. Alan Witchey, CHIP’s executive […]

  • Gas station clerk vindicated in June gun, robbery incident

    FISHERS, Ind. – A gas station manager is glad to have his good name back with him after charges he had faced were dropped. Ahmad Al-Rafie faced charges of intimidation with a firearm, which officially were dropped this week by Hamilton County prosecutors. Al-Rafie was relieved to know he would not face further consequences. “I’ve never been arrested before, I’ve never gotten in trouble with the law,” Al-Rafie said. “I’ve always been a good citizen.” Back on June 20, Al-Rafie […]

  • New food truck bringing produce to east side food deserts

    INDIANAPOLIS – A new partnership will begin Friday to feed Indianapolis families. The program, called the Rolling Harvest Food Truck, was launched by Community Health Network and Brandywine Creek Farms. The executive director at Brandywine Creek Farms, Jonathan Lawler, said his farms have worked with Hancock Regional Health for quite some time to address food insecurity and chose to work with the Community Health Network because he felt it was doing the most to help address the limited access of […]

  • Crews to fire 6,000 shells at annual Indianapolis fireworks display

    INDIANAPOLIS – Setup is nearly complete for the annual downtown fireworks display. This year’s show is part of the IPL Downtown Freedom Fest. Equipment for the show began arriving at Regions Tower on Sunday, June 25. Crews have been working on the top of the building every day since Friday. In all, the estimated labor at the building will total 200 hours, which does not include the work crews do to prepare the fireworks before they come downtown. The show […]