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  • Future of historic Franklin church uncertain as congregation prepares to move

    FRANKLIN, Ind – Grover Cleveland had just started his first term as U.S. President when the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Franklin was built. But after 130 years as part of Franklin’s downtown landscape, a big move is coming. “Everybody knows us as being on the corner of Home and Jefferson in Franklin Indiana,” said church moderator, Mark Friend.  “And that’s going to change.” Church leaders and members have been talking for years about the possibility of moving […]

  • Local company that provides care for disabled adults shuts down after owner arrested

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – An Indianapolis-based company that provides care for disabled adults in Marion and Johnson counties was shut down Tuesday after the company’s owner was arrested. Officials with Johnson County Adult Protective Services, the Indiana Bureau of Quality Improvement Services and Indiana Bureau of Developmental Disability Services visited the Greenwood Safe Journey location on Lowes Boulevard Tuesday morning. Clients were informed that Safe Journey was being shut down and a new company, ResCare, would be taking over their services. “This […]

  • Guidance counselor at Roncalli says she may lose job over same-sex marriage

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Controversy is building after a Roncalli High School guidance counselor says she’s losing her job because the school discovered she’s married to a woman. The south side school issued a statement on Facebook late Sunday night after Shelly Fitzgerald’s status came to light. The school issued the statement in response to supporters of Fitzgerald, who were critical of Roncalli’s treatment of her. In a Facebook post, Fitzgerald said she’s been with Roncalli for 15 years and has […]

  • Noblesville Schools resume classes with new safety measures

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind— Noblesville Schools students resumed classes today, just over two months since the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School. On May 25, a student gunman opened fire in a classroom, injuring teacher Jason Seaman and student Ella Whistler. Both are expected to be at school this morning and are looking forward to getting back to their normal routine. Some parents said they were nervous sending their children back to schools in the district. “Little bit nervous about it,” said […]

  • Whitestown Police launch program to help stranded travelers, protect against scammers

    WHITESTOWN, Ind. – Whitestown police officials are starting a new program to offer help to those in need, while protecting citizens against scam artists. Starting this week, Whitestown officers will have access to $25 Visa gift cards as part of the E.R.I.K.A Cards program. The name stands for Emergency Response In Kindness Assistance, and resulted from an incident involving Whitestown resident Erika Shepherd. A couple months ago, Shepherd says she was shopping at Meijer when a woman approached her. “This lady […]

  • Hoosier schools consider delaying fire evacuations in light of recent shootings

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – The next time a fire alarm goes off in an Indiana school, teachers and staff could wait up to three minutes before evacuating students from classrooms. A school safety measure recently passed by state lawmakers gives schools the option of delaying fire evacuations by up to three minutes so teachers and staff members can check hallways for threats other than fire and smoke. The measure was added to state law in light of recent school shootings […]

  • Couple allegedly robbed 8 banks in 5 states, including Indiana

    MOORESVILLE, Ind. – Mooresville police say a phone call from a concerned family member helped them identify two suspects who are now accused of robbing eight different banks in five states, including Indiana. Mooresville detectives released surveillance photos of a suspect shortly after a June 26 robbery at the Regions Bank branch on Hadley Road. Security video inside the bank shows a slender, white man in a Cincinnati Reds hat approaching the counter and handing a note to the teller. According […]

  • Officials call for new training after search dog is exposed to suspected meth

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Officials with Indiana Task Force One are hoping emergency departments around the state will take note of a recent case involving a search and recovery dog that was exposed to suspected methamphetamine on the job. K-9 Search Specialist Janalee Gallagher believes her partner “Blitz” was exposed to the narcotic during the search for a missing fisherman at Little Eagle Creek last month. She says Blitz was searching along the bank of the Little Eagle Creek when he suddenly […]

  • Greenwood-area neighborhoods plagued by rash of car break-ins

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind.– Residents in several Greenwood and Johnson County subdivisions have reported more than a dozen thefts from vehicles that could all be the work of the same thief. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department took twelve calls over the weekend about car break-ins from people in the Willow Lakes and Highland Park subdivisions.  Multiple residents reported car windows smashed and items taken or rifled through in their cars.  Most items included electronics and small amounts of money, but one […]

  • Administrative review finds no policy violations by Franklin police chief

    FRANKLIN, Ind.– The mayor of Franklin says an administrative review has found no evidence of policies or procedures being violated by Franklin Police Department Chief Tim O’Sullivan. Chief O’Sullivan was placed under administrative review this week as Mayor Steve Barnett looked into the reporting of a police pursuit that involved crashes and injuries back in April.  The mayor’s office said a state police report on the crash indicated a “legal maneuver” had been used by a Franklin police officer during […]