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Arrest made after infant's death

October 15, 2013
Charles Boston, 34, was arrested on drug and gun possession charges by Indianapolis police Monday afternoon after emergency crews were called to his apartment to help an unresponsive 8-month-old boy. The baby was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. Police found 28 marijuana plants and items used to prepare pot for sale at the apartment in the 500 block of Tomahawk Trail, south of 10th Street and west of Girls School Road. The baby’s mother, Malorie Stauch, 27, wasn’t arrested, but the baby’s twin brother and a 5-year-old girl were taken by Child Protective Services.
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Hotels fill for Manning's return

October 15, 2013
Peyton Manning’s return to Indianapolis for Sunday night’s Indianapolis Colts game against the Denver Broncos has been a boon for hoteliers. According to Visit Indy, 99 percent of downtown’s 7,200 hotel rooms are sold out for Sunday night, a typically difficult night for hotels to fill rooms. Only about 1,600 of those can be chalked up to a convention. Sunday’s prime-time game will mark the first time Manning will play at Lucas Oil Stadium since joining the Broncos last season after 14 years with the Colts.
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Water-main break closes road

October 14, 2013

Fall Creek Road was closed from Hague Road to East 65th Street on Monday morning after a 50-year-old water main broke. The break, in the 7600 block of Fall Creek, hampered traffic throughout the northeast side. Citizens Energy Group officials said it would likely take the rest of the day to repair the 12-inch pipe.
 

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Residents escape condo fire

October 14, 2013

A fire destroyed one unit and damaged another at Waterbury Condominiums in Pike Township at about 3:45 a.m. Monday. Residents in the condos, which are north of Interstate 465 and south of 96th Street, escaped unharmed after hearing smoke detectors. Firefighters are trying to determine the cause of the blaze, which might have started in an attic.
 

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Man charged with killing son

October 14, 2013

A Morgan County man was charged with shooting his 19-year-old son to death Sunday night in Martinsville. David Carrender, 49, was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in the death of Wyatt Carrender. The shooting took place in the 6600 block of Crooked Creek Drive about 8:30 p.m.
 

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Pizza deliverer robbed at stapler-point

October 11, 2013
A Papa John’s delivery driver said he was robbed of his wallet, a $250 phone and $30 in wings and pizza at about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of North Arsenal Avenue. The driver told Indianapolis police that he got out of his jeep to make a delivery when the robber stuck something hard in his back and demanded the items. As the robber ran off, the driver noticed he was carrying a stapler, not a gun. He chased the man but couldn’t catch him.
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Carmel choir teacher suspended

October 11, 2013
A choir teacher and instructional assistant were suspended by Carmel Clay Schools on Wednesday after being accused of using “teaching techniques not proper for choral instruction,” the district said. Students say Clay Middle School Choir Director Amanda Griffin restrained students with duct tape to eliminate unwanted arm movement during performances and made them do push-ups. The district declined to provide details. “Pending our administrative review of the situation, we have relieved the teacher and instructional assistant from further classroom duties,” it said in a letter to parents.
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Police find 33 pounds of pot in Fishers

October 11, 2013
Police arrested a Fishers couple Thursday after finding 33 pounds of marijuana, counterfeit government IDs, a submachine gun and other weapons in their home near 136th Street and Marilyn Road. Michael Dudley, 35, and Terry Galloway, 40, had the pot hidden throughout the house in five-gallon buckets, including in the children's bedrooms. In addition to drug-dealing charges, Dudley was charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
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New forms aim at voter fraud

October 10, 2013

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says she hopes the state's new voter registration forms will help curb voter fraud. Lawson unveiled the new forms Wednesday, saying they should help election officials track who registered each voter. The change comes after South Bend Democratic leader Butch Morgan was sentenced to jail in a vote-forgery scandal.
 

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Residents escape apartment fire

October 10, 2013

Residents safely escaped a fire that damaged Abington Apartments on the northwest side Thursday just before 4 a.m. Investigators say the fire started in a kitchen in the complex near Georgetown Road and Interstate 65, causing heavy smoke.
 

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Man injured in Circle Centre fall dies

October 10, 2013

A Texas man who was severely injured nearly four years ago while visiting Indianapolis for an FFA convention has died. Phillip Caler, 20, of Booker, Texas, died Sept. 29 and his funeral was Oct. 3, an obituary said. Caler had been in a coma since suffering head trauma and several broken bones in an Oct. 22, 2009, fall at Circle Centre mall. He was 16 when he fell 41 feet over a third-floor escalator railing.
 

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Women arrested with stolen property

October 9, 2013

Fishers police arrested two Indianapolis women late Tuesday night after finding stolen property in their vehicle. Crystal Dunn, 29, and Gina Taylor, 31, were charged with possession of stolen property and marijuana. Police searched their car in the parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn near 96th Street and Interstate 69. The women admitted they’d broken into two vehicles parked at Keystone at the Crossing.

 

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Man charged after road-rage chase

October 9, 2013

Indianapolis police arrested a 21-year-old man after a road-rage incident led to shots being fired Tuesday night. Robert White Jr. was arrested on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness after he admitted firing at least one gunshot at another driver near West and Ohio streets at about 8:30. Another man said White followed him all over the city in his Chevy Impala after he somehow angered him near 25th Street and Keystone Avenue. White said the other driver also fired a shot. Both men had registered guns in their vehicles.
 

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Mo-ped driver critically hurt

October 9, 2013

A mo-ped driver was critically injured Wednesday about 7 a.m. in an accident involving a car at North Shadeland Avenue and Clearvista Drive. Police say the mo-ped lost control and slid into the car’s passenger side as it turned left onto Clearvista from southbound Shadeland. The mo-ped driver wasn’t wearing a helmet.  

 

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Man finds bullet instead of 'Desire'

October 8, 2013

An Indianapolis man was shot in the arm Tuesday morning after an online date went awry. Police say 34-year-old Steven Brown arranged to meet a woman named “Desire” through an online chat room called “Chocolate City.” When Brown arrived for the date in the 500 block of Tecumseh Street at about 1 a.m., he was greeted by two men who tried to force him from his car. He was shot before he drove from the scene.

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Fishers resident fires at intruders

October 8, 2013
Police were looking for two burglary suspects Tuesday morning near East 96th Street and Windermere Boulevard in Fishers. A homeowner in the 8700 block of Green Branch Lane called police about 10:30 and said he fired shots and scared away two male intruders in his home. The intruders left on foot. Police put the nearby Teddy Bear Day Care on lockdown as a precaution.
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Pedestrian struck by pickup

October 8, 2013
A 54-year-old Indianapolis woman was in serious condition Monday night after being struck by a pickup truck at English and Emerson avenues. Witnesses told police that Ronnie Brandenburg, 54, who lives nearby, was hit by a Ford F-150 that had a green light. Police said they do not believe alcohol was a factor and that the driver is cooperating.
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Man, woman found dead in motel room

October 7, 2013

Police are investigating the shooting deaths of a man and woman in a room at the Royal Inn in the 3700 block of North High School Road. Police say motel workers found the bodies about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The victims were identified as 23-year-old Michael Gilbert and 24-year-old Elizabeth Hagedorn, both of Indianapolis. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.
 

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Police get help from citizen in chase

October 7, 2013

A man trying to escape police was disarmed by an Indianapolis resident after he broke into his home Monday. Police were called to Rodeway Inn in the 3500 block of Shadeland Avenue about 1 a.m. for a minor disturbance. When they arrived, the suspect in the disturbance took off in his vehicle, leading several officers on a 15-minute chase. The suspect eventually crashed into a fence near East 23rd and Wheeler streets. He fired at least one shot at police before entering a nearby home, where he was tackled and held by resident Michael Montgomery.

 

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Gas sinks below $3 at some stations

October 4, 2013

Gasoline dipped below $3 per gallon Friday at two stations in Indianapolis. An Admiral and a Speedway on East Washington Street both had gas priced at $2.98. Numerous stations in Franklin had gas priced as low as $2.93. Average local prices are still above $3. The last time the average area price dipped below $3 for a sustained period was March 2011.
 

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Overnight blazes keep firefighters busy

October 4, 2013

Indianapolis firefighters battled three fires that broke out between 3 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday. The first damaged a home in the 1100 block of Spann Avenue in the Fountain Square neighborhood. The second destroyed a garage in the 3500 block of North Audubon Road. The third involved possible arson at a vacant house at Shelby Street and Pleasant Run Parkway. No significant injuries were reported.
 

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Man shot in head outside motel

October 4, 2013

A man was shot in the head just before 5:45 a.m. Friday at a parking lot outside Quality Inn & Suites in the 5000 block of Lafayette Road, near the Interstate 65 exit. The victim has been upgraded to serious condition at the hospital. Witnesses say three men sped from the scene in a blue Dodge Charger after the shooting, which followed some kind of dispute. Indianapolis police say they’ve identified a shooter by looking at surveillance video.
 

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Lawrence man killed by train

October 3, 2013
An 18-year-old Lawrence man died Thursday morning after being hit by a train about 2:30 a.m. Jacob Shoemaker died at the hospital shortly after being struck near East 47th and McCoy streets, just north of Pendleton Pike. Police say the train conductor blew his whistle to warn Shoemaker to get off the tracks, but the man extended his middle fingers at the train and kept walking. Police say alcohol may have been a factor.
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Intruder shot in home invasion

October 3, 2013
Police say a homeowner shot an intruder trying to enter a house through a window at about 4:50 a.m. Thursday on the near-south side. The shooting took place in 1400 block of Kennington Street, near Morris Street and Madison Avenue. A 27-year-old Greenwood man suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen and was in critical condition. Police didn’t identify a shooter, but said residents Jerry Henderson, 44, Jewel Henderson, 54, and Angela McBride, 22, were at home at the time of the incident.
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Woman arrested after hit-and-run death

October 3, 2013
Police arrested Brandie Thompson, 34, of Indianapolis on Thursday morning in connection with the hit-and-run death of man in a wheelchair.  The victim, who was in his 70s, was crossing Washington Street west of Indianapolis Zoo about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a 2006 Chrysler that left the scene. Police tracked down Thompson through the license plate number. She has a history of traffic offenses.
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  1. How much you wanna bet, that 70% of the jobs created there (after construction) are minimum wage? And Harvey is correct, the vast majority of residents in this project will drive to their jobs, and to think otherwise, is like Harvey says, a pipe dream. Someone working at a restaurant or retail store will not be able to afford living there. What ever happened to people who wanted to build buildings, paying for it themselves? Not a fan of these tax deals.

  2. Uh, no GeorgeP. The project is supposed to bring on 1,000 jobs and those people along with the people that will be living in the new residential will be driving to their jobs. The walkable stuff is a pipe dream. Besides, walkable is defined as having all daily necessities within 1/2 mile. That's not the case here. Never will be.

  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

  4. No, HarveyF, the exact opposite. Greater density and closeness to retail and everyday necessities reduces traffic. When one has to drive miles for necessities, all those cars are on the roads for many miles. When reasonable density is built, low rise in this case, in the middle of a thriving retail area, one has to drive far less, actually reducing the number of cars on the road.

  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.

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