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  • Paralyzed vet stands during 500 national anthem with exoskeleton suit

    INDIANAPOLIS – When race fans were asked to stand during the singing of the national anthem Sunday, paralyzed veteran Dan Rose was one of them thanks to a wearable robot. Rose, an Army veteran, lost his ability to walk in the spring of 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. “The doctor saw the damage to the spinal cord and told me that I wasn’t going to walk again,” said Rose. That was Rose’s story for the next three years. His injuries […]

  • Construction group launches new highway work zone safety effort

    INDIANAPOLIS – Memorial Day is right around the corner and with it comes construction season across Indiana. That’s way a group of construction workers and contractors have launched a new national campaign to keep both workers and motorists safe this summer. The announcement was made at the Indiana State Police district 52 Thursday morning. Leaders picked Indiana as the launch because of its higher than average reports of injuries and deaths in work zones. Seventy-two percent of highway contractors in […]

  • Hendricks County domestic violence shelter replaces kitchen

    DANVILLE, Ind. – After 15 years of wear and tear, Sheltering Wings has replaced its kitchen for the women and families who live at the shelter. The renovations took approximately ten weeks to complete, according to the shelter’s executive director, Cassie Martin. In the final weeks of the old kitchen, which was put in when Sheltering Wings first opened its doors, there were few days where maintenance did not have to fix something. “We were at the point that we […]

  • Citizens Energy Group to assess property damage from water main breaks

    INDIANAPOLIS – A pair of large water main breaks over the last couple days have kept crews busy limiting the amount of water wasted and damage. The first happened late Friday night along Lafayette Road, just north of Kessler Blvd. Early Monday morning a second main broke, this time at the intersection of S. Madison Avenue and Epler Avenue. Water was restored there around 1 p.m. Monday. “They’re great examples of the aging infrastructure we have here in Indianapolis,” said […]

  • Smallest pacemaker being used on Hoosier heart patients

    INDIANAPOLIS – Doctors have spent decades giving patients with heart conditions a steady heart rhythm with the help of pacemakers. Now a new, smaller version is being used that comes with several benefits. Two patients at Franciscan Health recently went through the procedure. The first in the later part of the April, and the second earlier in May. Dr. Robert Kinn, an electrophysiologist with Franciscan Health Heart Center and Indiana Heart Physicians, was the first to perform the procedure in Indiana […]

  • Fortville wants to start own trail system

    FORTVILLE, Ind. – A small northwest Hancock County town is ready to add a treasured amenity for its current and future residents. Fortville leaders hope to build a nearly two-mile trail that will connect the school district with downtown businesses and everything in between. According to the town’s planning administrator, the trail would cost approximately $9 million, but federal funds could cover 80 percent of the costs. “It’s an excellent way for the town to leverage funds,” said planning administrator Adam […]

  • Frankfort Street Dept. looking to prevent future chemical incidents

    FRANKFORT, Ind. – After a street sanitation worker was sent to the hospital to get treatment for exposure to a hazardous chemical, leaders with the city’s street department want to stop future incidents from happening. According to Frankfort Street Department superintendent Jason Forsythe, a worker was out on a trash route on Thursday when the crew used the on-board trash compactor and unknowingly had a bottle which contained muriatic acid, a less pure form of hydrochloric acid. The pressure from the […]

  • Local musician plays at IU Health Simon Cancer Center where brother was treated

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Thursday lunchtime concert was a way to say thank you to hospital doctors and nurses for one musician. Singer-songwriter Katherine Nagy played for staff, patients and their families as a form of musical therapy at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center which holds a special meaning to her and her family. In 2009, Nagy’s brother, Billy, was living in New York when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. It didn’t take long to get Billy on […]

  • West side home demolished as part of Hogsett’s initiative

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It’s admittedly an ambitious goal, but that hasn’t stopped Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett from trying to remove eyesores from city neighborhoods. Last month during the State of the City address, Hogsett said his administration would demolish or renovate 2,000 blighted properties. Tuesday, the mayor and other city leaders were in the River’s Edge neighborhood to see one of those homes demolished. “It is a promise that is admittedly ambitious in scope, but one that we remain dedicated […]

  • Flood victims cleaning up despite more rain on the horizon

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Many neighborhoods along the White River spent the weekend closely watching the water level. Rain storms late last week caused the river to overflow and flooded many nearby homes. The flooding started on Friday and hit the Ravenswood neighborhood and the surrounding area hard. Homes along East 77th Street could not be accessed by car, and instead, homeowners had to park their car on top of a hill and then walk or canoe the rest of the […]