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  • Preschoolers in Illinois punished by being forced to stand in closet nude

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. –Two employees have been suspended with pay as police investigate a Head Start program for an unusual punishment—the teacher and her assistant allegedly told children to strip naked and stand in the closet for 5 or 10 minutes. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville runs the Head Start program at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center and at about 8 other locations. SIUE Police Chief Kevin Schmoll said authorities moved swiftly once they heard of the allegations. Within a couple […]

  • VIDEO: Indiana police officer gets emotional during last radio call

    GARY, Ind. — A Gary police officer shared a video of himself becoming emotional during his last radio call with the police department, and the video is getting a lot of attention on Facebook. Jeston Walker’s last day with the Gary Police Department was February 28 after seven years with the department. He can be seen tearing up in the video during his final call as officers encourage him, thank him, and wish him well. “I appreciate all the times […]

  • No ocean? No problem! IPS students start shrimp farm

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A unique project isn’t just preparing Indianapolis Public Schools students for the work force—it’s also helping them give back to the community. Animal sciences students at Arsenal Tech High School started a shrimp farm! They’re raising nearly 2,000 shrimp in a 500-gallon fish tank in the basement at Arsenal Tech. They will feed the crustaceans and maintain the balance of chemicals in the water for the next three to six months, or until the shrimp reach maturity. Organizers say […]

  • Tired of the same old dinner date? Treat your Valentine to one of these unique ideas

    Tired of the same old dinner date for Valentine’s Day? Try one of these fun and unique ideas happening locally! Heat things up with a Hot Sculpted Heart Glass Class Choose your colors and sculpt molten glass from a 2100 degree furnace into a beautiful and unique creation of your own. The studio gets pretty warm, so dress accordingly and remember to wear closed-toe shows. Anyone 10 years and older may participate . The cost is $55 per person. The […]

  • Indiana veteran finally gets to adopt military dog 5 years after they served together

    CULVER, Ind. – An Indiana veteran who spent the past five years trying to reunite with his military dog is finally back with her for good. Joe Steenbeke, 28, just adopted Tess, an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois. Steenbeke is a former Army TEDD (Tactical Explosive Detector Dog) handler. He served in Afghanistan from May 2012 to February 2013 with Tess R533, his bomb-sniffing partner At the end of the program, Tess was converted to a Patrol Explosive Detection Dog (PEDD). Steenbeke only had a […]

  • Indiana soldier suffering from PTSD will adopt military dog 5 years after serving together

    CULVER, Ind. – An Indiana soldier will get to reunite with his military dog five years after they served together in Afghanistan. Joe Steenbeke, 28, is a former Army TEDD (Tactical Explosive Detector Dog) handler. He served in Afghanistan from May 2012 to February 2013 with his military working dog, Tess R533. At the end of the program, Tess, who is 10 years old, was converted to a Patrol Explosive Detection Dog (PEDD), and she is still working for the […]

  • Community Food Box placed outside of Indy restaurant selling $1,000 fried chicken dinner

      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Two Indianapolis women are using a free food box outside of a popular near-east side restaurant to draw attention to the negative effect of gentrification. Beholder, which sits at the intersection of 10th and Woodruff is a new high-end restaurant that has received numerous accolades. The restaurant may sound familiar because it’s been in the news recently for an “inappropriate” mural depicting two bunnies having sex, and for selling a $1,000 dinner that includes two Caesar salads, 24 twice-cooked wings, […]

  • ‘Tis the season! North Dakota rancher snaps photo of cows forming cross in field

    EDGELEY, ND – It’s hard to think of a time when the phrase “Holy cow!” is more appropriate. Gene Hanson is a retired farmer in a small community in North Dakota. Using his plane and drone to capture photos and videos of the fields near his home is one of his hobbies. In fact, he’s received national attention for his “cornfield art.” He created the Prince symbol in his field after the singer’s death, and he’s also written political messages, […]

  • ‘Alternative delivery’ letter from Santa is perfect for parents who work on Christmas

    SUFFOLK, Va. – A mother in Virginia created a genius solution for parents who have to work on Christmas. Stephanie Lynn shared this letter from Santa showing “alternative delivery dates.” Lynn’s husband is a police officer, and unfortunately, he will be at work on Christmas morning. Their family is pushing back the holiday festivities so they can all spend it together. So she showed her kids this letter explaining Santa’s delay. Lynn posted a picture of the letter on Facebook, […]

  • Guide to more than a dozen local light displays to brighten your holiday season

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Many communities in central Indiana turn into a winter wonderland this time of year! As you celebrate the holidays with your family, brighten the season by checking out these light displays. TPA Park Festival of Lights 1 Adrian Marks Dr, Frankfort, IN 46041 Open dusk until 9 p.m. nightly until January 1 Free! Walkway of Lights N Matter Park Rd, Marion, IN 46952  Open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly until December 31. Cost is $5 per car, and […]

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