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    Johnson County sheriff urges residents to park in garages after rash of break-ins

    GREENWOOD, Ind. — The Johnson County Sheriff is urging area residents to take more precautions with their vehicles and belongings as his department investigates the latest rash of vehicle break-ins to hit the county. “If they can get a vehicle in the garage, use it,” said Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox. “Because your items are not safe anymore. And I don’t care where you live.” The warning comes as investigators search for the suspect believed to be responsible for more than […]

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    Noblesville father, son mourned after police chase ends in fatal crash

    ANDERSON, Ind – Friends and loved ones are struggling to deal with the sudden deaths of a Noblesville man and his son, who were killed in a violent crash at the end of a police pursuit in Anderson over the weekend. Dan Oberhart, 53, and his 24-year old son Riley died from their injuries when their family car was struck head-on by 55-year old Gary Agnew. Anderson Police say officers were chasing Agnew after he robbed the Pizza Hut at […]

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    I-465 northbound reopens on west side after ‘major progress’ on repairs overnight

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – I-465 northbound reopened Wednesday afternoon after a crash damaged the Rockville Road bridge over I-465. The Rockville Road bridge also has two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane open to traffic, according to INDOT spokesperson Nathan Riggs. Contractors from Reith Riley Construction and Crackers Demolition worked throughout the day and night Tuesday, and into Wednesday morning to remove the damaged portion of the bridge. “Basically half of the bridge on the northbound side is now gone, and that was all […]

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    5-year-old girl dies after accidental weekend shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A 5-year-old girl who was accidentally shot in the head inside a northeast side apartment on New Year’s Eve has died. The girl, identified as D’asia Turentine, spent several days on life-support at Riley Hospital, but has since passed away, according to IMPD Major Richard Riddle. “Obviously we’re dealing with a tragedy,” said IMPD Sgt Kendale Adams. “Any time a child dies for any reason it truly is a travesty.” Detectives are still gathering information about the circumstances […]

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    Amber Alert suspect may have planned to take kids to Texas, police say

    Update (Jan. 13, 2017)– John Rader is not facing any charges in connection with this case and police are no longer searching for him. Read more here. Original story: PRINCE’S LAKES, Ind.— Investigators searching for the father at the center of Monday night’s Amber Alert in Johnson County say the father may have had plans to take his children to Texas. Prince’s Lakes Police Chief Greg Southers says investigators received tips that John Rader, 40, planned to abduct his 6 and […]

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    Burglar breaks through brick wall to get into liquor store

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are looking for suspects who broke through a cinder block wall in order to burglarize an east side liquor store The break-in happened sometime between 11 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday. An employee arriving at Mr. C’s Liquor Shack, in the 8800 block of East 38th Street, called police to report the crime. Officers discovered somebody had smashed through the front glass door of a vacant business next door to the liquor store. Then, they […]

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    Burglars target apartments after fire, steal Christmas presents and other items

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – As if being forced to evacuate their homes during an apartment fire ten days before Christmas wasn’t bad enough, some southeast side residents are learning they’ve also become burglary victims. Bob Roland and Steven Reidy are two of the 75 residents who were displaced by a Dec. 15 fire at the Sawmill Apartments, near the I-65, I-465 interchange. Although they haven’t been able to move back into their units due to smoke and water damage, they have […]

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    Homeowner Monserrate Shirley sentenced to 50 years for role in deadly Richmond Hill explosion

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Four years after the deadly Richmond Hill explosion, another chapter has closed. Marion County Superior Court Judge Sheila Carlisle sentenced Monserrate Shirley to spend the maximum sentence of 50 years in prison on Tuesday. The sentence accounts for time served and good time credit. She has already been behind bars for four years. That becomes eight years when good time credit is applied. Ultimately, she could end up serving 21 years if she maintains good behavior in prison. […]

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    Johnson County investigators search for suspects in suspicious fire, van theft

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – A van that went missing after a house fire in Johnson County has been found. The fire broke out at a home in the 2500 block of North Graham Road between Commerce Drive and Earlywood Drive in Franklin. Crews were dispatched around 4:50 a.m. Flames and smoke could be seen coming from the home, which was fully engulfed. Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox said Franklin Fire Department officials were calling the fire suspicious shortly after arriving at the […]

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    Police: Man had warrant, no license when he caused IPS bus crash

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police say the man who caused a violent crash involving an Indianapolis Public Schools bus should not have been driving at all. IMPD says Jeffery Twitty, 45, had no driver’s license and a warrant for parole violation when he rear ended a pickup truck at the intersection of 38th and Sheridan on the northeast side just before 9 a.m.  The rear-end impact pushed the pickup into the path of an oncoming IPS bus.  Indianapolis Fire […]