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  • Police, owner seeking answers after dog is shot repeatedly with BBs, pellets

    SEYMOUR, Ind. — A Seymour woman wants to know who would shoot her dog dozens of times with BBs and pellets, and she wants to know why. Hayden Howard says her 100-pound English Mastiff pup, named Jackson, was in her fenced-in back yard when the attack happened sometime over the weekend. She says Jackson, who is less than a year old, seemed to be acting like nothing was wrong Saturday. But then Hayden noticed something strange on Jackson’s body. “He […]

  • Young mother had planned home daycare before destructive fire

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A young mother and her family watched their future dreams go up in flames on the northwest side of Indianapolis early Tuesday morning. Pike Township fire crews were called to the 7500 block of Michigan road around 2 a.m. to find flames shooting from a house. “Upon arrival we had heavy fire coming from the rear of the structure,” said Pike Township Fire Deputy Chief Chris Bachman. “And confirmed at that point that all six occupants were out […]

  • Police, downtown bar owners discuss crime prevention

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and downtown business owners are discussing ways to improve communication in an effort to prevent the type of violence that closed down Meridian Street and the Union Station parking garage early Saturday morning. IMPD responded to the parking garage after 3 a.m. Saturday after four people were shot on the second floor of the garage.  The investigation resulted in the arrest of 25-year-old Christopher Ruffins.  The parking garage shooting, a fatal shooting on the southeast […]

  • Muncie police investigating vandalism at multiple churches

    MUNCIE, Ind. – Muncie police are investigating three cases of vandalism at two different churches in the last few days. Some time Sunday night, or early Monday morning, somebody left spray painted messages on Calvary Baptist Church on East Jackson Street, and Emanuel Temple Church on East Highland Avenue. Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle says the graffiti appears to be the work of the same person or group. “Defamatory comments about God,” Winkle said. “There is some profanity involved in it. There […]

  • Authorities concerned about lack of smoke alarms after woman dies in duplex fire

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Fire Department officials say they are concerned with the recent number of fatal and critical injury fires where investigators found no working smoke alarm in the homes. “We need you to take this seriously,” said IFD Battalion Chief Rita Reith. “Methods are available to get smoke alarms in your home, we will come out and install it. But we need you to be proactively looking out for your family just as we are looking out for you.” So […]

  • Muncie Schools one step closer to state takeover

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A proposal to require the state takeover of Muncie Community Schools advanced at the Indiana Statehouse Monday. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 19 to 3 in favor of an amended bill that would declare the school corporation as a distressed political subdivision.  The Muncie amendment was added to Senate Bill 567, which outlines the state takeover of Gary’s school corporation. Muncie Schools officials say they just learned of the amendment on Friday, and they are […]

  • Lebanon Police to hire department’s first full-time CSI

    Lebanon, Ind – The Lebanon Police department is looking to hire the first full-time Crime Scene Investigator in the department’s history. Lebanon Police Chief Tyson Warmoth says the move was made possible after Boone County recently passed a half-percent increase in local income taxes, earmarked for public safety funding. “The need’s been there for a long time, we just didn’t have the financial means to fill it,” Warmoth said. The new CSI will be a civilian without police arresting powers, […]

  • Burglars pry open locks at northwest side apartment complexes

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis police are investigating a rash of burglaries in which apartment door locks were pried open in order for the suspect to gain entry. Three of the burglaries and attempted burglaries were reported Friday evening in the Deercross Apartments, off West 38th Street just west of I-465. Three residents returned from work Friday to find the deadbolt lock on their apartment door, bent and pried open with some kind of tool. The suspect or suspects were able […]

  • Indianapolis woman discovers intruder watching her get in shower

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indianapolis woman says she is still shaken after discovering a man in her apartment who was watching her as she was getting into the shower. The incident happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday at the Westlake Apartments on the west side. Joi Gillespie, 21, says she was completely undressed and preparing to step into the shower when she suddenly saw a man standing in her living room. She says the man was simply standing in the corner of […]

  • Indianapolis mother accused of hiding baby’s remains in freezer for several days

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – An Indianapolis woman is accused of hiding her baby’s remains in her house and a freezer for several days. Fayzah Al-Khatib faces one felony count of obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor count of failure to report a dead body. Court documents filed in Marion County say the investigation began on Feb. 4, when Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers were called to Little & Sons Funeral Home on East Stop 11 Road. The funeral director told police that […]