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City expecting sleet, snow

December 5, 2013
A winter weather advisory begins Thursday night across central and southern Indiana. Forecasts call for pockets of sleet, snow and rain starting this evening and picking up intensity overnight and all of Friday. Indianapolis is expected to see as much as 3 inches to 6 inches of precipitation by Friday night.
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SUV rams construction business

December 4, 2013

A driver suffered minor injuries after crashing an SUV into a business on the near-north side Wednesday morning. The SUV plowed into the front of the American Construction Co. building at 55 E. 22nd St. about 10:50 a.m. Another vehicle involved in the incident crashed into a pole at 22nd and Pennsylvania streets. The driver wasn’t injured.
 

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Six escape house fire

December 4, 2013

Six people were able to escape without injury Tuesday before a fire destroyed their east-side home. The fire broke out just after 6 p.m. in the basement of the two-story house in the 400 block of Trowbridge Street, near Southeastern and South Keystone avenues. The fire caused an estimated $80,000 in damages.
 

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Suspects caught in fatal shooting

December 4, 2013

Indianapolis police captured two suspects and are seeking a third after the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman Tuesday night. Tyana Ferrell, 19, of Noblesville was killed about 10:15 at the Falcon Creek Apartment complex, near West 43rd Street and Moller Road. Shaquille Searcy, 19, was shot in the leg during the incident. Police pursued a vehicle containing three suspects for seven miles before it crashed into a fence. Two of the three suspects were apprehended after they fled the vehicle on foot.
 

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Judge dismisses one Spierer suit

December 3, 2013
A federal judge Monday dismissed the case against one defendant named in a lawsuit filed by the parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer. Her parents filed the suit against Michael Beth, Jason Rosenbaum and Corey Rossman. The case against Beth was been dismissed, while Judge Tonya Walton Pratt will consider dismissal motions for Rosenbaum and Rossman by the end of the year. Spierer’s parents claim the men didn’t do enough to make sure their daughter got home safely after a night of drinking in June 2011, after which she disappeared.
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Mother charged in toddler's death

December 3, 2013
An Indianapolis mother was responsible for the death of her 2-year-old daughter, police said Tuesday. Brittney Massey, 23, was charged with murder, battery resulting in death and neglect of a dependent resulting in death. Massey was taken into custody Nov. 29, two days after her daughter died at Riley Hospital for Children.
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Man shot while warming up car

December 3, 2013
A father of five was in critical condition Tuesday morning after he was shot in the head by a man during a possible robbery outside a Lawrence apartment building. The 25-year-old victim was warming up his wife’s vehicle when he was approached by the shooter. Police say the suspect may have been trying to steal the vehicle.
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Three escape house fire

December 2, 2013
A chimney was blamed for causing a house fire on the west side Monday shortly after 1 a.m. Three people escaped unharmed from the blaze in the 200 block of South Harris Avenue, near Washington Street and Belmont Avenue. A female resident said the fire started after she burned wood in the fireplace. Indianapolis firefighters estimated damages exceeding $20,000.
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Shooting victim found in alley

December 2, 2013
A man was found fatally shot Sunday in an alley near 17th and Bellefontaine streets about 9 p.m. Indianapolis police did not immediately identify the victim, but said he was a black man in his 40s.
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Motorcyclist dies in Fishers

December 2, 2013
A 38-year-old man died late Sunday afternoon after an accident in Fishers. Michael S. Bische of Fishers was heading eastbound on 126th Street when a westbound car trying to enter Reynolds Drive turned in front of him. The 17-year-old girl who was driving the car was not hurt, police said. Bische died at the scene.
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Survey: Indiana drivers unprepared

November 27, 2013

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says a survey it conducted of Indiana residents showed about 75 percent did not have preparedness kits in their vehicles. The department said drivers should have extra clothing, including boots, hats and gloves, at least two blankets or a sleeping bag, and a flashlight and batteries. It also recommends jumper cables, emergency flares, a shovel, bottled water and non-perishable foods, as well as first-aid kit.
 

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Camp commander promoted

November 27, 2013

Col. Ivan Denton, the commander of the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury, is being promoted to a national position in Washington, D.C. He will become brigadier general and joint director of personnel for the National Guard Bureau starting Jan. 1. Denton has been commander of the Indiana Guard's training base near Edinburgh for the past two years. Col. Richard Shatto of Columbus will replace Denton.

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Noblesville grocery robbed

November 27, 2013

Noblesville police took two men into custody for questioning Tuesday evening after an armed robbery at Rancho Alegre Mexican Grocery in the 700 block of South 10th Street. Police didn't arrest the men for the robbery, but charged one of them with a parole violation. An undisclosed amount of money was taken in the robbery.
 

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Labor department warns stores

November 26, 2013

The Indiana Department of Labor is telling retailers to make sure they take steps to ensure workers and customers are safe during Black Friday and other holiday sale events. The department said stores should prepare by using crowd-management techniques, including  trained security or police for crowd control. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends stores prepare an emergency plan that addresses overcrowding, crowd crushing, violent acts and fire.
 

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Truck driver crashes into house

November 26, 2013

A truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and drove into the living room of a Mooresville family’s home Tuesday at about 2:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the 4300 block of Allison Road, near U.S. 67. No injuries were reported. Police say the truck missed a bedroom where people were sleeping by about 6 feet.
 

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Bisard faces afternoon sentencing

November 26, 2013

Suspended Indianapolis police officer David Bisard has formally submitted his resignation, three weeks after his reckless-homicide conviction. Bisard has been on unpaid suspension since August 2010, after he drove his squad car into a trio of motorcyclists while drunk, killing Eric Wells and injuring the others. Bisard is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon. He faces up to 30 years in prison.
 

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Carmel station robbed again

November 25, 2013

A gas station on the edge of Carmel was robbed for the second time in a month early Monday. Police say a masked man wielding a butcher knife held up the Circle K at 106th Street and College Avenue about 1:30 a.m. He fled on foot with money from the cash register. The same station was robbed Oct. 25 by a masked gunman.

 

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Two die in likely murder-suicide

November 25, 2013

Indianapolis police say a man and a woman who were found shot to death Sunday in a west-side residence likely died in a murder-suicide. The shootings took place about 9 p.m. in the 1000 block of Waldemere Avenue, near West Washington Street and Interstate 465. Names of the victims were withheld.
 

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Man dies in Franklin fire

November 25, 2013

One man died and another was hospitalized Monday in a Johnson County house fire. The blaze broke out about 4 a.m. in the 100 block of Herriott Street in Franklin. Firefighters found one resident outside the home in serious condition, but the man’s brother-in-law failed to escape the house on his own and was pronounced dead at Johnson Memorial Hospital.
 

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Driver dies after pickup hits pole

November 22, 2013
A man died Thursday after crashing his pickup into a utility pole on the city’s near-southwest side about 9 p.m. Witnesses said the truck was going west on Minnesota Street before spinning several times and sliding into the pole. Emergency workers took about 15 minutes to free the man from the crushed vehicle. He was taken to Wishard Hospital in critical condition but did not survive.
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Woman survives crash into building

November 22, 2013
A woman walked away from an accident Friday after she drove her car through the brick wall of a house that had been converted into a beauty salon in the 6100 block of North Michigan Road about 6 a.m. Police say the woman was driving southbound, when she crossed over to the northbound lanes before driving over the lawn of the salon. Emergency workers say the woman was saved by the car’s airbag.
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Officer seriously hurt in collision

November 22, 2013
An Indianapolis police officer was in serious but stable condition Friday after his squad car was struck by a semi towing a large boat on East Washington Street. Officer Michael Hegg, a 17-year member of the force, was turning left at a light into Cherry Tree Plaza about 7:15 a.m. when the oncoming truck ran through a red light and hit the front passenger side of his car. The truck driver, from Michigan, was not injured.
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Man arrested for tennis ball explosive

November 21, 2013

Neal Grubbs, 20, was arrested Tuesday after Indianapolis police found a tennis ball filled with explosive powder and BB pellets in his bedroom. Investigators went to his west-side home after a 911 caller reported that Grubbs planned to set off ball bombs in two suburban movie theaters. Grubbs told police he was given the explosive by another individual several weeks ago.
 

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Man gets 55 years for killing teen

November 21, 2013

An Indianapolis man convicted last month of shooting and killing a teenager in 2012 was  sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison. Glenn Beard, 57, was convicted of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon for killing 13-year-old Jarrell Tucker. Investigators determined Beard shot Tucker in the head and leg after the teen tried to rob Beard’s brother, Richard Beard, outside Glenn Beard’s house in the 100 block of North Denny Street.
 

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SUV exhaust hospitalizes six

November 21, 2013

Six people were taken to a hospital after carbon monoxide from a running SUV in a lower-level garage filled their Carmel apartment building late Wednesday night. Firefighters reported finding carbon monoxide in all seven units of the Legacy Towns and Flats building. Near-fatal levels of the gas were found in some apartments. Seven other residents were evacuated but didn’t require hospitalization.

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