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    Fake nurse sentenced to three months home detention

    Update (Jan. 11, 2016)– Ashley Johnson was sentenced to three months of home detention in this case. Original story:  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A woman posing as a nurse has pleaded guilty to making false statements regarding healthcare and could face several years behind bars. Ashley Johnson was working for less than a month this past April at Clearvista Lake Health Campus in Indianapolis. According to court documents, Johnson was using the nurse license number of another woman who was also named Ashley […]

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    Police: Plainfield man tries to kill mom by setting house on fire

    PLAINFIELD, Ind.- Investigators say 25-year-old Caleb Cain tried to kill his own mom by burning down her house. “We have different, interesting cases that occur here in Plainfield every day but this is the first time I’ve seen one like this personally,” said Plainfield Police Detective Brian Bugler. Authorities say Cain showed up at his mother’s house in the early morning hours of December 28, doused her front door with gasoline and even sprayed WD-40 all over the windows, hoping it […]

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    Blind man sees his first Colts game

    INDIANAPOLIS–On the Colts final game of the season, one die-hard fan got the chance to see the game, like he never had before. In fact, this was the first game he was actually able to see. Scott Reese loves the Colts more than any other NFL team.  But it’s almost impossible for him to watch them play. You see, Reese can’t see.  He’s legally blind. To watch a Colts game on TV, he almost has to press his face right […]

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    Security bumped up in Indianapolis ahead of New Year’s Eve festivities

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– As the clock counts down towards a new year, around 40,000 people are expected to hit the streets of downtown Indianapolis to ring in 2017. Organizers with Downtown Indy, Inc. say they’re working closely with law enforcement officials to make sure everyone stays safe. That includes security measures you’ll be able to see—like plenty of uniformed officers—along with safety measures you can’t. “We put a lot of pre-planning into how we lay out the design, the safety measures, […]

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    Indianapolis officials prepare for early round of potholes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- With this week’s roller coaster of temperatures—from single digits to almost fifty degrees next week—city officials are worrying about an early round of potholes, and they need your help to keep them under control. Some drivers say streets are already getting choppy. “So far, like the ones over toward Walmart, they’re getting kind iffy,” said driver Melissa Williamson. City officials are already working to help the problem. “We will see more potholes because of the precipitation but again that’s […]

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    Rushville officer resigns amid accusations he gave teens alcohol during police Christmas party

    RUSHVILLE, Ind. – A Rushville police officer resigned after letting minors drink at a department Christmas party last week, the police chief said. According to Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker, three teenagers were arrested for consumption of alcohol on Dec. 2, 2016, during the department’s annual Christmas banquet. The investigation found the boys were drinking in the parking lot outside the Rushville Knights of Columbus and appeared to be intoxicated. They’d gotten the alcohol from a cooler in the back […]

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    Neighbors remember 15-year-old boy killed in house fire

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Neighbors say the young man who died in a house fire on the east side of Indianapolis always seemed happy. Abraham Lowe was 15 years old and had been confined to a wheelchair almost his entire life. Authorities say he was not able to escape the home that caught fire on Quiet Haven Circle Thursday night. “His uncle would put him on the bus in the morning,” said neighbor Dana Barrett, “I’d see him get off the bus when […]

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    Murdered driver’s killer still loose one year later

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-One year after a man was shot to death while driving on I-70 in Indianapolis, police have still not found his killer. Now on the anniversary of his murder, Derrick Gregory’s family is keeping his memory alive and hoping new information will lead to an arrest. “We have faith that…he’s with us every day,” said Gregory’s sister, Rebecca Thompson. On November 25, 2015, somebody fired several shots into Gregory’s truck as it was driving on I-70 westbound near the […]

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    Winter temperatures arrive, experts say get ready

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Gone are Friday’s unseasonable highs, replaced now with the blustery chills of winter on the horizon. “We’re at a 35 degree temperature drop from this time Saturday, so we’ve got temperatures all day Saturday that are hovering in the thirties,” said Weather Authority meteorologist Danielle Dozier, “so we just have to get acclimated to it, and we really haven’t been.” And experts say now is the time to start that acclimation. First your car: remember cold weather can […]

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    Family searching for answers after woman dies in north side shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– It was inside her home in the 4300 block of Norwaldo Avenue that 30-year-old Jessie Whitehouse was shot to death on Wednesday. Her mother, Anna Whitehouse, remembers her daughter as a woman with a good job as a paralegal who loved to play volleyball. “That was really the joy of her life,” she said. “She was hysterically funny.” The Cathedral graduate moved into the home earlier this year. Neighbors we spoke to say she was quiet, but always […]