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City officer dies in ‘ambush’

September 20, 2013

Indianapolis police officials say Friday morning’s shooting death of officer Rod Bradway was an “ambush.” Bradway, 41, a five-year veteran of the force, was killed during a gun battle with 24-year-old Steven Byrdo, who had been holding his ex-girlfriend hostage at the Eagle Pointe Apartments. Byrdo was hiding behind a door when Bradway entered the apartment about 2 a.m. and fired a shot into his side when the officer went to help the woman. Byrdo, a former felon with drug and gun convictions, was killed in the subsequent shootout with Bradway and other officers. The homicide marked the fourth time in 10 years that an Indianapolis officer has been gunned down in the line of duty.

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One killed, 3 injured in separate shootings

September 19, 2013
A 55-year-old man was killed and three other people were injured in separate shooting incidents that took place between 8:50 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Wednesday on the east side of Indianapolis. The fatal shooting took place about 9:40 p.m. at North Emerson Avenue and 39th Street. Before dying, the victim told dispatchers he was shot by a group of boys. About 20 minutes later, a 27-year-old woman was critically injured by a gunshot near East 42nd Street and North Shadeland Avenue. She was found in a car along with two children, ages 5 and 10. Another shooting critically injured Magic D. Dumes, 22, the brother of former Indiana University basketball player Devan Dumes, near East 31st Street and Forest Manor Avenue. A fourth shooting injured a man in the 2300 block of Kenwood Avenue.
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Hit-and-run victim dies

September 19, 2013
An Indianapolis man critically injured in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday afternoon on the near-north side has died, his family said Thursday morning. Michael Robertson, 59, was struck while in the 1700 block of Sheldon Street. Detectives have located the 1998 Chevrolet Malibu connected to the incident, but are trying to find two persons of interest, Felicia Moss, 30, and Nikia Acuff, 29.
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Former IU hoops player acquitted

September 18, 2013
Devan Dumes, a former Indiana University basketball player, has been found not guilty in connection with the shooting of a drug dealer. Prosecutors charged Dumes with attempted murder and carjacking after a Jan. 11 incident in which Keith Jones was shot in the neck. Dumes’ lawyer countered that he acted in self-defense after Jones threatened him. Dumes starred at Decatur Central High School before going to IU.
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Arby's robbed at knifepoint

September 18, 2013
Two Arby’s employees said they were robbed by a man brandishing a butcher knife, about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in Carmel. One employee told officers she was outside the fast-food restaurant in the 1200 block of Rangeline Road when a man with a bandana over his face grabbed her and forced her back inside. He took money from a safe and sped off in a stolen 2010 Honda Civic that was recovered nearby.
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Man critical after hit-and-run

September 18, 2013
A 59-year-old Indianapolis man was in critical condition following a hit-and-run incident Tuesday afternoon on the city’s near-north side. Michael Robertson was walking along the 1700 block of Sheldon Street when he was struck by a 1998 green Chevrolet Malibu containing two women. Witnesses said the driver was trying to hit another vehicle driven by a co-worker with a baseball bat right before she ran into Robertson. Police are seeking the car’s registered owner, Felicia Moss.
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Ex-IU player goes on trial

September 17, 2013

Former Indiana University basketball player Devan Dumes is facing attempted murder charges in an Indianapolis courtroom. Dumes is charged with shooting Keith Jones in January. The trial began Monday with his attorney saying the 25-year-old was defending himself when he shot a drug dealer who wanted him to deliver cocaine to pay off a $225 debt. Jones, who spent two weeks in intensive care after the shooting, testified Monday that Dumes shot him while stealing his Chevrolet Camaro.
 

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Police seeking west-side flasher

September 17, 2013

Police have received several reports of a man exposing himself to teenage girls and young women in Wayne Township. The latest report involves 13-year-old student at Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center who saw the man at her bus stop Monday morning. Earlier reports came from a 13-year-old girl and two women, ages 20 and 33. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in a silver car.
 

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Man shot in home invasion

September 17, 2013

A 51-year-old man suffered a serious gunshot wound to the chest about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday during a home invasion near North Harding and West 35th streets. Indianapolis police say two robbers who appeared to be in their late teens made off with more than $1,000 in cash. The victim has been upgraded to fair condition at Wishard Hospital.
 

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Flight makes emergency landing in Indy

September 16, 2013
A flight bound for Dallas made an emergency landing at Indianapolis International Airport on Monday morning. The American Airlines MD-80 experienced an unspecified  mechanical problem. About 140 people were aboard the flight. Airport officials said the plane landed safely and the passengers were taken back to the terminal. Maintenance crews were examining the plane.
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Avon bank robbed at gunpoint

September 16, 2013
Two masked suspects held up the Hendricks County Bank and Trust branch Monday morning in Avon, prompting a lockdown of the nearby Kingsway Christian School. Police say the suspects fled the scene at 963 North State Road 267 in a stolen van, which they ditched. Police were using dogs to try to track the suspects.
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Man, 19, shot at east-side apartments

September 16, 2013
A 19-year-old Indianapolis man was shot to death early Monday at the Warren Harbor apartment complex, near East 21st Street and North Post Road. Police discovered the body of Connor Lee in a hallway shortly after being called to the scene about 12:40 a.m. Police say they have a witness to the shooting, but no suspect in custody.
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Local museums receive grants

September 13, 2013

Four Indiana museums will receive federal special-projects grants totaling more than $500,000, the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Thursday. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis plans to develop education opportunities. The Indianapolis Museum of Art will develop a rights and reproductions handbook, and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art will improve its collections storage vault. The Evansville Museum of Arts and Science plans to use its grant to improve visitor experiences.

 

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Carmel man faces drug, sex charges

September 13, 2013

Jonathon E. Horton, 46, was arrested at his Carmel home Wednesday on prostitution and methamphetamine-related charges. Police said Horton performed a sex act on an undercover officer at the home in the 500 block of 1st Avenue Northeast before he was arrested. After the arrest for prostitution, authorities found meth and drug paraphernalia. They also turned over several electronic media storage devices to the Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force for investigation.

 

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Man fatally shot after stabbings

September 13, 2013

A man was shot to death Friday after he allegedly stabbed two people outside a nightclub near Lafayette and Georgetown roads. Witnesses say the man became upset after being denied entry to the Black Diamond night club at about 3 a.m. and began attacking people with a knife. A friend of one of the stabbing victims pulled a gun and shot the man in the chest and stomach. The stabbing victims were hospitalized in good condition, and the shooter was taken into custody.
 

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Thieves steal ice cream truck

September 12, 2013

An ice cream truck stolen Wednesday night in Fishers has been recovered. Police say the brown-and-white Mister Frosty truck was in a field on 13th Street in Indianapolis with its freezers and the ice cream removed. Police are searching for suspects.

 

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Carmel warns parents about man

September 12, 2013

The Carmel Clay School District is warning parents and students about a man who approaches teenage girls and tries to give them his phone number and other social media information. The school and local police have received reports of several incidents from female students. None of the incidents happened on school property. The Hamilton County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is investigating whether the man has committed any crimes.

 

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Eight displaced by apartment fire

September 12, 2013

Eight residents of a north-side apartment building near Clifton and 32nd streets were displaced by a suspicious fire at about 3 a.m. Thursday. The blaze caused an estimated $25,000 in damage. No injuries were reported. Officials are arranging temporary housing for some of the residents.

 

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Well remains closed over bacteria

September 11, 2013
A popular artesian well has been closed in Carmel after tests showed the presence of E. coli and coliform, a bacteria that can indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms or pathogens. The well in Flowing Well Park, on 116th Street near Gray Road, was closed Monday. New tests taken Tuesday continued to find potentially harmful bacteria. Water experts are working to find the source of the contamination.
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178 animals removed from home

September 11, 2013
Indianapolis Animal Care & Control officers removed 178 animals from a home on the northwest side Tuesday afternoon and cited the owner with 181 counts of care and treatment violations. Among the animals were 75 snakes, including a 19-footer weighing 125 pounds, a goat, a pig, turtles and rabbits. The owner, Chris Young, said he is a licensed breeder and was taking care of the animals. Authorities did not confiscate about 60 reptiles and hundreds of large “feeder” rats, but gave Young 30 days to clean up the conditions.
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Business fire called arson

September 11, 2013
Indianapolis fire investigators discovered an explosive device described as an “intact Molotov cocktail” at the scene of a business fire early Wednesday. The fire broke out about 4 a.m. in the 2300 block of East 38th Street in a one-story building containing three businesses. The fire, which was confined to the service side of the Swift Custom Wheels shop, damaged four vehicles. The fire is being investigated as arson.
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Family escapes house fire

September 10, 2013

A west-side Indianapolis family of four was able to escape a house fire without injury early Tuesday, but the blaze caused about $40,000 in damage to the family’s home. The fire was reported about 12:45 in the 6900 block of Westlake Drive. Investigators said the family had a campfire over the weekend and disposed of the embers by dousing them with water and putting them in a trash can next to the garage.
 

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Lebanon suffers rash of thievery

September 10, 2013

Lebanon police are investigating a rash of car break-ins. At least 15 reports of theft were received Monday. Many of the victims left their vehicle doors unlocked overnight and woke up to find missing valuables, including medicine, electronics, firearms and money. Police say teens may be responsible because candy was stolen from one vehicle.
 

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Three nabbed in stolen cars

September 10, 2013

Indianapolis police took three male juveniles into custody early Tuesday after they were chased down while driving stolen vehicles. Police noticed an SUV and a sedan driving erratically in a west-side neighborhood about 4:45. They gave chase after checking the plates and discovering the vehicles were stolen. The SUV containing two suspects pulled over nearby, but the sedan continued until it crashed near Brickyard Crossing Golf Course. The driver suffered minor injuries.

 

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Fire destroys century-old warehouse

September 9, 2013

Indianapolis firefighters spent more than four hours overnight battling a four-alarm fire that destroyed an abandoned warehouse on East Raymond Street near South Keystone Avenue before getting the blaze under control after 1 a.m. Monday. Holcomb & Hoke Manufacturing Co. Inc. operated in the two-story, 159,000-square-foot brick building for more than 100 years before closing in 2009. Police closed roads in an eight-block radius and evacuated 15 nearby houses as a precaution. One firefighter suffered minor injuries.
 

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  1. Socialized medicine works great for white people in Scandanavia. It works well in Costa Rica for a population that is partly white and partly mestizo. I don't really see Obamacare as something aimed against whites. I think that is a Republican canard designed to elicit support from white people for republican candidates who don't care about them any more than democrats care about the non-whites they pander to with their phony maneuvers. But what is different between Costa Rica nd the Scandanavian nations on one hand and the US on the other? SIZE. Maybe the US is just too damn big. Maybe it just needs to be divided into smaller self governing pieces like when the old Holy Roman Empire was dismantled. Maybe we are always trying the same set of solutions for different kinds of people as if we were all the same. Oh-- I know-- that is liberal dogma, that we are all the same. Which is the most idiotic American notion going right back to the propaganda of 1776. All men are different and their differences are myriad and that which is different is not equal. The state which pretends men are all the same is going to force men to be the same. That is what America does here, that is what we do in our stupid overseas wars, that is how we destroy true diversity and true difference, and we are all as different groups of folks, feeling the pains of how capitalism is grinding us down into equally insignificant proletarian microconsumers with no other identity whether we like it or not. And the Marxists had this much right about the War of Independence: it was fundamentally a war of capitalist against feudal systems. America has been about big money since day one and whatever gets in the way is crushed. Health care is just another market and Obamacare, to the extent that it Rationalizes and makes more uniform a market which should actually be really different in nature and delivery from place to place-- well that will serve the interests of the biggest capitalist stakeholders in health care which is not Walmart for Gosh Sakes it is the INSURANCE INDUSTRY. CUI BONO Obamacare? The insurance industry. So republicans drop the delusion pro capitalist scales from your eyes this has almost nothing to do with race or "socialism" it has to do mostly with what the INSURANCE INDUSTRY wants to have happen in order to make their lives and profits easier.

  2. Read the article - the reason they can't justify staying is they have too many medicare/medicaid patients and the re-imbursements for transporting these patient is so low.

  3. I would not vote for Bayh if he did run. I also wouldn't vote for Pence. My guess is that Bayh does not have the stomach to oppose persons on the far left or far right. Also, outside of capitalizing on his time as U. S. Senator (and his wife's time as a board member to several companies) I don't know if he is willing to fight for anything. If people who claim to be in the middle walk away from fights with the right and left wing, what are we left with? Extremes. It's probably best for Bayh if he does not have the stomach for the fight but the result is no middle ground.

  4. JK - I meant that the results don't ring true. I also questioned the 10-year-old study because so much in the "health care system" has changed since the study was made. Moreover, it was hard to get to any overall conclusion or observation with the article. But....don't be defensive given my comments; I still think you do the best job of any journalist in the area shedding light and insight on important health care issues.

  5. Probably a good idea he doesn't run. I for one do not want someone who lives in VIRGINIA to be the governor. He gave it some thought, but he likes Virginia too much. What a name I cannot say on this site! The way these people think and operate amuses me.

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