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Wet roads lead to motorcycle death

May 11, 2010
Slick roads might be to blame for a deadly motorcycle crash early Tuesday morning in Indianapolis. The driver lost control of the bike at the intersection of English Avenue and Brookville Road. The motorcycle hit the median, sending the driver flying into a concrete post. The driver, who wasn’t wearing a helmet, died at the scene.
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Butler coach Stevens sings at Cubs Game

May 11, 2010
Butler University Basketball Coach Brad Stevens, on special invitation from Chicago Cubs Manager Lou Piniella, was guest of honor for Monday’s Cubs game against the Florida Marlins at Wrigley Field. He threw a perfect strike on the ceremonial first pitch and then led the crowd in the singing of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame." The video is available here.
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SWAT standoff ends in death

May 10, 2010

A seven-hour SWAT standoff at the Westminster Apartments in Greenwood ended Monday morning after Bradley Hines fatally shot himself in the head, authorities say. Hines barricaded himself inside his apartment about 10 p.m. Sunday after police responded to a domestic violence call. Neighbors say Hines had been drinking all day, beat his girlfriend, then fired at least one gun shot. SWAT members were called in for negotiations. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
 

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Worker burned in tractor fire dies

May 10, 2010

A maintenance worker at Carmel High School who was severely burned last week when his riding lawnmower caught fire has died. Wishard Hospital officials say Rick Schoolcraft succumbed to his injuries Saturday afternoon. Several students aided Schoolcraft and put out the flames. Counselors are at the high school to console both students and staff.

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Gun collection stolen from Muncie home

May 7, 2010

Police say thieves stole more than 120 handguns and rifles from a gun collector’s home in Muncie. Investigators say that would be enough weaponry to outfit a small militia, but think the guns will be sold for cash. The collection, which features many antique guns, is valued at more than $200,000. Muncie police want to talk with two women who had visited the 70-year-old victim.
 

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Hoosier Marine dies in Afghanistan

May 7, 2010

A Hoosier Marine has died in the line of duty. The Department of Defense confirmed 1st Lt. Brandon Barrett of Marion died Wednesday supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. Barrett, 27, was assigned to the 2nd Marine division based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He graduated from Marion High School in 2001 and was a standout athlete. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006.

 

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City gets set for Mini-Marathon

May 7, 2010

The 34th running of the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon kicks off Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with 35,000 registered runners, the event’s ninth straight sellout. The race, the largest half-marathon in the United States, sold out five months ago. The Mini-Marathon Expo continues Friday at the Indiana Convention Center, where more than 80 exhibitors will be on hand. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.

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Investigators probe new fire at apartments

May 6, 2010

Investigators are gathering clues after another fire at the Nottingham Village Apartments on the east side of Indianapolis. Flames shot out of a vacant building in the complex just after 4 a.m. Thursday. The complex has experienced several fires recently, including one that heavily damaged a building last week. Investigators have not ruled out arson. None of the fires have resulted in injuries. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
 

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Hayward likely NBA-bound

May 6, 2010

With the deadline to pull out of the NBA draft just a couple of days away, it seems Butler University's Gordon Hayward has made up his mind. Multiple sources confirm Hayward will skip his final two years of eligibility with the Bulldogs and go pro. Numerous mock drafts have the Brownsburg native being taken somewhere in the middle of the first round. Hayward has scheduled a news conference for Friday to officially announce his decision.

 

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IPS chief suspends 40-plus students

May 6, 2010

Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White visited Arlington High School on Wednesday and suspended between 40 and 50 students for not following rules. Their offenses included insubordination, tardiness, not having identification cards and dress-code violations. White summoned four buses to take the students home from the east-side school. They were told to return with their parents on Thursday night to meet with administrators.
 

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Driver killed in police chase

May 5, 2010
An early-morning police chase in Indianapolis had a deadly ending. Indiana State Police noticed a possible drunk driver in a white Toyota on Interstate 65 about 3 a.m. Wednesday. When the driver exited onto Southport Road, police attempted to pull him over, but he took off. He crashed into the Southport Antique Mall near Southport Road and Madison Avenue. The unidentified driver died at the scene. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Suspect sought in 4-year-old's abduction

May 5, 2010
Police are looking for the man who abducted and possibly raped a 4-year-old. The child was sleeping at a friend's house in Logansport when the attack happened. Police say she was kidnapped while she was sleeping, taken to a garage where she was sexually assaulted, beaten and strangled. A witness told police he spotted the little girl walking home at 6:30 a.m. Sunday wearing only a nightgown. Logansport police say they have a “person of interest” in the case.
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Arlington High students suspended

May 5, 2010
Dozens of students were suspended Wednesday following a disturbance at Arlington High School. Indianapolis Public School officials aren't providing details about the incident, other than to say the students were "disruptive." Police and IPS Superintendent Eugene White were called to the school during the incident. A community meeting has been scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at the school.
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Missing boy found in own home

May 4, 2010
Searchers found a missing Indianapolis 8-year-old Tuesday morning hiding in a crawl space inside his home. Jaelen Parker was last seen at 6 p.m. Monday walking away from his home in the 100 block of West Kansas Street after an argument with his mother. Police and firefighters spent hours last night and again this morning canvassing the neighborhood, even interviewing registered sexual offenders who live in the area. Fox59 will have more 4 p.m.
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Luggage found in retention pond

May 4, 2010
US Airways is struggling to explain how a checked bag ended up in a retention pond 24 miles southeast of the Indianapolis International Airport. Passenger David Dever said he waited in baggage claim Sunday night until he could wait no more. He took a taxi home, because his car keys were in the missing luggage. The next day, his bag was found in a retention pond at the Sundance Apartments off Southport Road. Dever said a couple of children's gifts from his trip to New York City were missing, as well as a pair of running shoes. Airport police and US Airways are investigating.
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Fountain Square business to close after 60 years

May 4, 2010
A Fountain Square family business will shut its doors for good after the murder of its owner. In operation for 60 years, Pedigo Jewelers is closing in the wake of last month’s robbery and murder of 55-year-old owner David Pedigo, who inherited the business from his father. The suspect, Michael Inman, is facing murder charges.
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Renters attacked in Castleton apartment

May 3, 2010
Police are looking for two armed men who broke into a unit at Lakeshore Apartments in Castleton early this morning, then took off with two other men in a maroon Ford Expedition. Police say men wearing black hoodies and carrying handguns broke into the apartment at about 12:30 a.m. and ordered about five people there to the floor. One of the suspects hit a man in the head with a gun. The intruders left in a panic after the break-in and nothing was stolen, police say. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Man killed at northwest-side gas station

May 3, 2010
Police are searching for the person or persons who shot and killed a man outside a crowded Shell gas station in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon. Officers haven't said whether or not they have any suspects in custody for the killing of 22-year-old Keith Martin-McGhee, but they were looking for two men immediately after the shooting, which took place near West 71st Street and Michigan Road.
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Inmate dies at Hamilton County jail

May 3, 2010
An inmate at the Hamilton County jail died from alcohol-related withdrawal symptoms Sunday night, according to investigators. Curtis Tschohl, 38, of Fishers, was found unresponsive in his cell. Officers said they tried to revive him, but he died at the hospital a short time later. Tschohl was arrested last month for driving while intoxicated.
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Indy water expected to taste better in week

April 30, 2010
More complaints are pouring in about the taste of Indianapolis' water. Boats loaded with chemicals are being sent to the Prairie Creek Reservoir, which connects to the White River. Prairie Creek is in Delaware County, outside of Muncie. Indiana American Water hopes algaecide will eliminate a rare early-season algae bloom that's affecting the water supply in Indianapolis and Muncie. Water officials say the water is safe to drink, despite a musty taste.
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Mold hurting evidence at crime scenes

April 30, 2010
An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department pilot program meant to help officers collect DNA evidence off guns appears to be an initial bust. Mold spores growing on swabs used in the program made the majority of them useless as court evidence. The 20-month program ended in March. The 183 guns were swabbed with the prototype swabs, but 141 came back with mold. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Man attacked for smoking at boarding house

April 30, 2010
A quarrel over smoking left a south-side Indianapolis man with a broken jaw and eyesocket. Gary Biggerstaf said he was smoking Wednesday night in a kitchen he shares at a boarding house at 1872 South Shelby Street when his new neighbor, Fred Robison, told him to put out the cigarette. Biggerstaf said Robison, 28, began to beat him when he refused. Robison told police he was defending himself from Biggerstaf.
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Policeman resigns amid fraud probe

April 29, 2010
Sgt. Jeff McKay of the Kokomo Police Department has resigned amid a welfare-fraud investigation. The resignation, effective Friday, comes one week after state officials said they intended to pursue the felony fraud case against McKay and his wife. He and his wife, Kasey McKay, are accused of failing to report they were married so that she could continue to receive food stamps and housing assistance. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Muncie to rehire laid-off firefighters

April 29, 2010
Several laid-off firefighters will soon be back on the job in Muncie. The city plans to rehire at least some of the 32 firefighters it laid off in May 2009. At the time, the mayor cited budget cuts for the decision to reduce the force. The number of firefighters called back to work will depend on the size of federal grant.
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Shelbyville mother still missing

April 29, 2010
A search continues for a missing Shelbyville mother who hasn't been heard from in more than two weeks. Rebecca Cassidy was last seen April 10 outside her home. On April 15, her family reported her missing after realizing she also hadn't been reporting to work. Police say there are no obvious theories to explain her disappearance. Cassidy's two young children live with her parents.
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  1. why oh why does this state continue to elect these people....do you wonder how much was graft out of the 3.8 billion?

  2. i too think this is a great idea. I think the vision and need is there as well. But also agree with Wendy that there may be better location in our city to fulfill this vision and help grow the sports of hockey and figure skating in Indy. Also to help further develop other parts of the city that seem often forgotten. Any of the other 6 townships out side of the three northernmost could benefit greatly from a facility and a vision like this. For a vision that sounds philanthropic, the location is appears more about the money. Would really like to see it elsewhere, but still wish the development the best of luck, as we can always use more ice in the city. As for the Ice growth when they return, if schedules can be coordinated with the Fuel, what could be better than to have high level hockey available to go see every weekend of the season? Good luck with the development and the return of the Ice.

  3. How many parking spaces do they have at Ironworks? Will residents have reserved spaces or will they have to troll for a space among the people that are there at Ruth Chris & Sangiovese?

  4. You do not get speeding ticket first time you speed and this is not first time Mr.Page has speed. One act should not define a man and this one act won't. He got off with a slap on the wrist. I agree with judge no person was injured by his actions. The state was robbed of money by paying too much rent for a building and that money could have been used for social services. The Page family maybe "generous" with their money but for most part all of it is dirty money that he obtained for sources that are not on the upright. Page is the kind of lawyer that gives lawyers a bad name. He paid off this judge like he has many other tine and walked away. Does he still have his license. I believe so. Hire him to get you confiscated drug money back. He will. It will cost you.

  5. I remain amazed at the level of expertise of the average Internet Television Executive. Obviously they have all the answers and know the business inside and out.

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