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Man jumps 40 feet, ending police chase

November 6, 2009
A traffic stop for a seat-belt violation yesterday afternoon led to a chase and a 40-foot fall. Richard Stedman, 44, was pulled over in Plainfield because one of his two passengers wasnâ??t buckled in, according to police. After his passengers got out of the car, Stedman took off, leading police onto Interstate 70 at speeds close to 100 mph. The car chase ended at Indianapolis International Airport when Stedman hit a retaining wall at the arrival ramp, got out of the vehicle and jumped over the wall. Stedman, who has outstanding warrants for burglary and receiving stolen property, was taken to Wishard Hospital with serious injuries.
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Man shot in south-side robbery

November 5, 2009
Two men were robbed and one of them shot near Pleasant Run Parkway on the south side of Indianapolis this morning, according to police. The victims drove after the suspects after the incident while calling police. The chase ended in an alley near 26th Street and Burton Avenue after the suspects jumped out of their vehicle and took off on foot. Police couldn't track them down. The shooting victim was taken to Wishard Hospital in good condition. Fox 59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Virus claims fifth victim in Marion County

November 5, 2009
Hilario Martinez has died after spending weeks in intensive care battling the H1N1 flu, doctors say, bringing the number of Hoosiers who have died from the virus to 16. The death is the fifth in Marion County from the virus. Thousands of people lined up outside Lafayette Square Mall yesterday and today to get vaccinations.
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Teen claims sexual assault by 'modeling agent'

November 5, 2009
A 14-year-old girl says she was sexually assaulted Tuesday afternoon in Bloomington by a man posing as a modeling agent. The girl told police the man approached her in a car, drove her to another location and sexually assaulted her. The girl describes her attacker as a somewhat-overweight white man in his 50s with white hair and beard. He was driving a grey or silver four-door car.
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Man repeatedly rams vehicle into bar

November 4, 2009
Police are looking for a sport-utility vehicle that witnesses say was damaged when a man drove it into an east-side bar following a fight early today. The incident occurred at Bar 52 near Sherman Drive and English Avenue. Bystanders said a man left the bar after a dispute and got into a Dodge Durango, which he rammed into the side of the building several times. No one was injured.
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Girl killed crossing street on roller blades

November 4, 2009
Friends are mourning the death of 12-year-old Helaina Hawkins after she was struck by a car last night on 10th street near Country Club Road on the west side. The Chapel Hill Junior High student was heading home after playing with friends when she was struck crossing the street on roller blades. She died at the scene. Police say there's no indication the driver, Clarence Waters, 60, of Waterloo, was impaired or driving at a high rate of speed. Neighbors say the street is poorly lit.
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Officials push to get H1N1 vaccine to kids

November 4, 2009
Today more schools will be handing out consent forms to students in Marion County, seeking permission to give children the H1N1 vaccine during school hours. But thereâ??s still a major concern: Officials expect 70,000 students will sign up for the vaccine, but the health department admits it doesn't have that many doses. Even so, the health department hopes to have all elementary kids vaccinated before Thanksgiving break.
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Police search for cabbie carjacking suspects

November 3, 2009
Police are looking for three people they say carjacked a cab driver early this morning on the west side of Indianapolis. Investigators say the cab driver picked up a woman sometime around 4:30 a.m. After reaching her destination, two men approached the cab, beat up the driver, then took off in his car with the woman still inside. Police say the woman may have been involved in the crime. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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New mother dies from H1N1 flu

November 3, 2009
Jamie Loveless, 27, a Mooresville native, died last week from the H1N1 flu virus while on vacation with her husband and 9-month-old son. She was admitted to the St. Petersburg General Hospital with serious respiratory issues and pneumonia, and died a few days later. Her funeral is tomorrow in Mooresville.
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Fishers fights for Sallie Mae employees

November 3, 2009
The Fishers town council last night approved a resolution urging the U.S. Senate to help about 2,000 Sallie Mae employees who could lose their jobs if President Obamaâ??s plan to eliminate private student-loan lenders is approved. The nationâ??s biggest private lender has offices in Fishers and Muncie. It employs about 2,300 Hoosiers.
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Nurse who died being tested for swine flu

November 2, 2009
An Evansville hospital is awaiting tests to confirm whether a nurse who died was ill with the H1N1 flu. Danna Fortune, 53, died Friday, more than a week after being admitted to St. Maryâ??s Medical Center with flu-like symptoms. Fortune was a nurse in the hospitalâ??s neonatal intensive care unit. A hospital representative says there are no indications Fortune had been in contact with any patients hospitalized with the virus, also known as swine flu. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Investigators look for suspect in warehouse fire

November 2, 2009
Arson investigators are trying to find the person who threw a burning phone book through the window of a warehouse on the southwest side in Indianapolis late last night. Someone threw the burning book into the Regal-Beloit warehouse at 6450 W. Hanna Ave. Officials are going over surveillance video to get a look at a suspect. Crews put the fire out without much damage, and no one was hurt.
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Vengeance may be root of attack of lawmaker

November 2, 2009
Associates of a central Indiana legislator beaten over the weekend say a 1980s legal dispute might have triggered the attack. Democratic Rep. Ed DeLaney of Indianapolis was taken to a hospital for treatment of facial fractures and a broken rib after the attack Saturday in Carmel. Police officers arrested 38-year-old Augustus J. Mendenhall on attempted murder charges. Marion County Democratic Chairman Ed Treacy says it appears Mendenhall was seeking revenge against DeLaney, an attorney who had worked on litigation involving an adult bookstore owned by Mendenhallâ??s father.
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Three men shot following Halloween party

October 30, 2009
Police early Friday morning found three men shot following a Halloween party near Sherman Drive and Brookside Parkway northeast of downtown Indianapolis. The three are expected to survive, according to police. Investigators have received conflicting reports, and no arrests have been made.
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Popular bar charged with civil-rights violation

October 30, 2009
A well-known Broad Ripple bar has been charged with a civil rights violation because of its dress code. The State Civil Rights Commission issued its finding Thursday after investigating the dress code at Landsharks. The bar's policy prohibits gang attire, loose-fitting pants, single-color T-shirts, hair picks and other attire.
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Truck driver beaten up, load of booze stolen

October 30, 2009
Police say thieves made off with an entire semi-trailer load of alcohol overnight after dragging the driver out of the cab, and then beating and handcuffing him. The truck was parked outside a National Wine and Spirits store in downtown Indianapolis when two armed men wearing ski masks attacked the Wisconsin man, disconnected the trailer, attached it to another tractor and took off with all 1,250 cases of liquor. Fox 59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Debate continues on Sunday alcohol sales

September 9, 2009
A panel will hear public testimony Sept. 15 on whether Indiana should reverse its ban on Sunday alcohol sales. This afternoon, an interim study committee will begin what it's calling a fact-finding mission. Currently, Hoosiers can buy alcohol on Sundays if they're at a restaurant, a Colts game or a winery, but retail sales at liquor stores and grocery stores are not allowed. Fox 59 will have more at 10 p.m.
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Group renewing time-zone debate

September 9, 2009
A locally based grass-roots organization wants lawmakers to switch Indiana from the eastern to the central time zone. The group says it's a safety issue for children who go to school in the dark. Indianapolis experiences about 120 days annually when the sun comes up before 7 a.m. while Chicago has more than 270, the group says.
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Nine-year-old driver won't be charged

September 9, 2009
No charges will be filed against the 9-year-old who led Greenfield police on a high-speed chase through two counties on Aug. 29. Officials say they won't file charges because they're more worried about the boy's mental health. The child is receiving counseling at a hospital.
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Arcadia hopes health care reform means more revenueRestricted Content

August 3, 2009
J.K. Wall
The CEO of Indianapolis-based Arcadia Resources said the environment is perfect for his company's fast-growing DailyMed service.
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Small-biz loan approvals for JuneRestricted Content

July 27, 2009
SBA loan guarantees for the month of June. These businesses have received loans from financial institutions with a guarantee from the SBA. Not all funds are disbursed immediately, and some approved loans are subsequently canceled.
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Here are tips for small biz survival during recessionRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Mickey Maurer
For small businesses to survive, they must be prepared to withstand economic difficulties for some time...
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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?

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