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  • Volunteers repairing Shelby County dog shelter damaged in Sunday storms

    FOUNTAINTOWN, Ind. — A dog shelter in Shelby County is asking for volunteers and supplies after strong winds caused damage to several of the shelter’s kennels Sunday evening. Canine Castaways, located at 10879 N 200 W near Fountaintown, is a non-profit shelter that takes in dogs that have been scheduled to be euthanized or have other medical issues. Shelly Christie, who runs the shelter, says the shelter currently houses 45 dogs and she hopes to find each of them a […]

  • Construction on new Greenwood roundabout will close part of Smith Valley Road

    GREENWOOD, Ind. — Drivers who normally use Smith Valley Road to travel across Greenwood should be prepared for a detour for the next couple months. City officials will close Smith Valley Road to through traffic between State Road 135 and Averitt Road starting Tuesday, May 30. The closure is expected to last two months, through the end of June, as construction crews build the city’s newest roundabout at the intersection of Smith Valley and Yorktown Roads. “Smith Valley and Yorktown […]

  • Suspect apologizes to elderly victims he allegedly duct taped and robbed in Franklin

    FRANKLIN, Ind. — The man accused of duct taping and robbing an elderly couple inside their Franklin home last week apologized to his alleged victims while walking into a Wednesday morning court hearing. “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry,” said 27-year old Reese Keith. The apology came as Keith was walking into an initial court appearance to hear the list of charges filed against him related to the May 15 burglary and an earlier incident involving Greenwood police. “Our job at […]

  • 4th-grader raises money, donates protective vests for police K9s

    FRANKLIN, Ind – The Franklin Police Department is saying thank you to a 10-year-old boy who raised enough money to outfit the department’s three K9 officers with protective tactical vests. Richie Scott, a 4th-grader at Creekside Elementary School, started raising the money back in December as part of a community service project. The project was part of Richie’s testing to earn his black belt in Taekwondo. “I wanted to protect those who protect me, and the whole community,” Richie said. […]

  • Hit-and-run victim in Kokomo may not have been suspect’s intended target

    Update (May 23, 2017)– Police say Maurice Shelley has turned himself in to authorities. Original story: KOKOMO, Ind. — Kokomo police say the victim in an intentional hit-and-run outside a bar may not have been the suspect’s intended target. Alisa Burnett, 42, died from her injuries after being pinned between two parked cars in the parking lot outside “Front Row Live,” where she worked as a bartender. Investigators say the suspect in the case, Maurice Shelley, may have been trying to […]

  • Suspect in Franklin home invasion robbery captured in Richmond

    UPDATE: Johnson County officials confirm that Reese Keith has been arrested in connection with duct taping an elderly couple. Around 3:30 Saturday afternoon, Richmond police got a call from an individual reporting a home break-in on the south side of town. The person said he saw a couple of people run out the back of the house. As an officer pulled up, he spotted the caller standing in the bushes. The man told the officer his name was Nicholas Ottinger. […]

  • Greenwood Police changing policy on guarding offenders in hospitals

    UPDATE:  Reese Keith was taken into custody on Saturday, May 20. ORIGINAL STORY:  GREENWOOD, Ind – Greenwood Police announced Wednesday that the department will change their policy regarding decisions on whether to leave an officer to guard an offender who has been admitted to a hospital. The announcement comes after 27-year old Reese Keith allegedly duct taped and robbed an elderly Franklin couple in their own home Monday afternoon.  The burglary happened after Greenwood Police say they left Keith unguarded […]

  • Police urge 911 calls for overdoses despite risk of arrest

    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — Public safety and law enforcement officials are pleading with the public to call 911 immediately if they witness a drug overdose, even if it means facing possible jail time. Shelbyville police responded to two serious drug overdoses in about twelve hours last Thursday. In one case, in the 500 of Willow Drive, police say a man who had overdosed on drugs had been unconscious for up to 15 minutes before 911 was called. They say one of the overdosing […]

  • Broad Ripple residents hoping for solution to chronic flooding

    Indianapolis, Ind – A group of homeowners in the Broad Ripple area are hoping utility and city officials will find a solution to a chronic flooding problem on their properties. Mary Baker is among several property owners in the 3700 block of East 65th Street who regularly deal with rain water collecting in their yards nearly every time there is heavy rainfall. “I mean the neighborhood kids come over asking if they can please go kayaking in my yard,” Baker […]

  • Class teaches bartenders, servers how to help prevent sexual assault

    FRANKLIN, Ind.– Advocates for sexual assault and domestic violence prevention hope more Indiana bars and restaurants will take advantage of free training on how to spot the signs of a potential sexual assault in the making. The one-hour course, called “Raise the Bar,” was developed in Indiana by Anderson-based Alternatives, Inc. and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The course is now being offered in other parts of the state as more agencies receive the training. In Johnson County, Turning […]