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  • Howard County hit with winter blast again: ‘Last week was kind of a surprise for everybody’

    KOKOMO, Ind. – A second straight weekend of wintry weather struck central Indiana, causing headaches for plow drivers who were trying to make Howard County drivable and allow people to enjoy their days off. The wind and snow combination turned some county roads into ice rinks. Howard County EMA said several cars slid off the road by mid-afternoon Saturday, despite crews working throughout the day to keep the highways clear. County officials thought about giving their crews a rest and starting again in the morning […]

  • ‘We come up on a big storm now and then’: Hazards looming for weekend plowers

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Heavy snow is set for this weekend, which means a busy day for plow drivers. County officials said the combination of snow and wind could prove hazardous and frustrating for workers. Drivers can reduce their stress by being patient and giving the plows space. It may seem safer to draft behind a plow truck clearing the snow, but most of their vehicles do not have back windows. “If you slide off the road you’re stuck in a ditch, you […]

  • Fishers Fire Department relocating, upgrading facilities

    FISHERS, Ind. – A boom in population over the past two decades has Fishers firefighters on the move. The department is relocating at the end of the month, before the city builds them a new headquarters. Demolition will begin in March, with the team expected to be completely moved out by the end of February. “Started with the department in 1990, and we had something like 8,000 people here in Fishers at the time,” said Captain John Mehling of the […]

  • 2 east side hot spots burglarized within an hour of each other

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two east side hot spots were burglarized within an hour of each other, and their owners believe there may be a connection. Coal Yard Coffee sits just 10 minutes from 1205 Distillery on Virginia Avenue. The owner, Michelle Roberts, said the thief chucked two boulders through the coffee shop window shortly after midnight. “We just thought it was one of those motion sensors tripped by the air moving,” Roberts said, explaining that her husband found a different […]

  • Government shutdown continues, potentially impacting bottom dollars and tax returns

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With legislators in gridlock, the stalemate over the government shutdown is putting essential government workers at financial risk. TSA employees are pinching pennies while coming to work for free. TSA Local 618 Union President Renea McCammon said security wait times at the airport have yet to be impacted, but those employees living paycheck to paycheck can’t wait any longer. “I’ve got a dog in the background and two cats that I’ve rescued, that I’m going to make […]

  • ‘Thankful we weren’t here’: Large tree smashes through near east side home

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A family of six is searching for a place to live after a massive tree came crashing through the roof of their home on New Year’s Eve. When Mike and Cindi Hale moved to the city, they wanted to do more to help people in need.  They worked at Wheeler Mission, but felt that they wanted to do more.  The pair adopted four siblings from foster care, with each child living with special needs. “We are glad to have […]

  • Playoff football frenzy strikes Indy once again

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Kansas City beware; the Colts are coming.  The team polished off the Houston Texans Saturday afternoon to set a date with the Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.  The big win is the Colts’ first playoff victory in several years. For fans, it was like taking a big yawn after a long nap.  The down years, and unfortunate events, look to be in the past now that the playoff hibernation is over.  Fans said they […]

  • ‘They fell down the staircase’: Local fire department issuing warning for Bird Box Challenge

    FISHERS, Ind. — Netflix’s new hit movie Bird Box is becoming the latest viral craze, but not how the company expected. The film stars Sandra Bullock as she wanders through the world blindfolded while trying to save her children from evil. The plot has movie fans trying to emulate the lead actress by going through daily activities or stunts blindfolded. They are calling it the Bird Box Challenge. “I saw someone at the top of a staircase, and they fell down […]

  • Former volunteer track, soccer coach for Cathedral High School charged with child seduction

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A former track and soccer coach for Cathedral High School was arrested last month on child seduction charges. Curtis Steger, 24, faces five counts of child seduction. Jail records show he was arrested on Dec. 11 and released on Dec. 13. The investigation started on Dec. 7 when police were contacted about sexual contact between a minor and a coach, according to court documents. Investigators spoke with the teen, who said during the 2018 track season she […]

  • ‘Quit talking on that social media’: How posts impact first responders

    CARMEL, Ind. – In a world of clicks, views and likes, a simple tweet can be a powerful tool if used correctly, while at the same time a detriment for first responders. The Carmel Fire Department (CFD) noticed the issue during this week’s explosion at Carmel High School. “Sometimes people think they know what is happening, [and] they may start to put out what they are hearing, that they think they are seeing, and that can put out a lot of […]