An Indianapolis teenager will face murder charges. A public defender was appointed to represent 14-year-old Robert Woods, Jr. In the shooting death of 39-year-old Herbert Patton. Police say Woods shot Patton after the two got into an argument over the cost of repairs on a van. Woods is the youngest person in Marion County to […]
The death of an inmate at the Pendleton Correctional Facility has been ruled a homicide. Madison county coroner Ned Dunnichay office says 44-year-old Kent McDonald died of blunt-force injuries to the head and chest. However, Dunnichay says it is unknown what kind of object was used to cause McDonalds fatal injuries.
State Fire Marshal Roger Johnson says a fire at a historic New Castle church is being treated as a criminal act. The investigation will be led by his office, as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and local officials. A full investigation of the fire will proceed after approximately four feet of […]
Marion residents could face fines if they have their trash removed illegally. Building inspector Joe Moore says city officials in Marion have noticed residents paying people to take their trash, but the garbage is then disposed improperly. Those caught dumping garbage illegally could face a twenty-five-hundred dollar fine and be in violation of the citys […]
A Fort Wayne man will make his first appearance in a Delaware County courtroom this week. 35-year-old Simon Rios is charged in the alleged kidnapping and murder of a 10-year-old girl. Police say Rios took the girl at a bus stop in Fort Wayne and murdered her near Albany in 2005. Rios has since been […]
A new law will require elected coroners to be trained. Otherwise, they will not get paid. Under a bill passed in the state house Monday, coroners will be required to determine the identity of a deceased person by fingerprints, DNA, dental records, or by an immediate family member. The bill will return to the Senate […]
3,400 National Guard troops from Indiana will leave late this year for Iraq. The 76th infantry brigade combat team of Indianapolis will be one of four brigades to serve at least 13 months overseas. Overall, 13,000troops will be deployed in December, with several thousand making a second tour of duty.
A 19-year-old is being credited with stopping a runaway carriage struck by an alleged drunk driver in downtown Indianapolis. Police say 46-year-old Timothy Carlson struck the carriage around 5 p.m. Sunday and caused the carriage driver to be thrown from the seat and startled several horses. Police say William Balser then chased down the spooked […]
Muncie head start will be closed today due to issues with their building.
Senate Republicans want House Democrats to give serious thought to Governor Daniels proposed lease of the Hoosier Lottery. The anticipated money from the lease would be $60 million per year over the next 10 years in the senate version of the bill. However, the law has never reached a hearing in the House and House […]