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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. Cramer agrees...says don't buy it and sell it if you own it! Their "pay to play" cost is this issue. As long as they charge customers, they never will attain the critical mass needed to be a successful on company...Jim Cramer quote.

  2. My responses to some of the comments would include the following: 1. Our offer which included the forgiveness of debt (this is an immediate forgiveness and is not "spread over many years")represents debt that due to a reduction of interest rates in the economy arguably represents consideration together with the cash component of our offer that exceeds the $2.1 million apparently offered by another party. 2. The previous $2.1 million cash offer that was turned down by the CRC would have netted the CRC substantially less than $2.1 million. As a result even in hindsight the CRC was wise in turning down that offer. 3. With regard to "concerned Carmelite's" discussion of the previous financing Pedcor gave up $16.5 million in City debt in addition to the conveyance of the garage (appraised at $13 million)in exchange for the $22.5 million cash and debt obligations. The local media never discussed the $16.5 million in debt that we gave up which would show that we gave $29.5 million in value for the $23.5 million. 4.Pedcor would have been much happier if Brian was still operating his Deli and only made this offer as we believe that we can redevelop the building into something that will be better for the City and City Center where both Pedcor the citizens of Carmel have a large investment. Bruce Cordingley, President, Pedcor

  3. I've been looking for news on Corner Bakery, too, but there doesn't seem to be any info out there. I prefer them over Panera and Paradise so can't wait to see where they'll be!

  4. WGN actually is two channels: 1. WGN Chicago, seen only in Chicago (and parts of Canada) - this station is one of the flagship CW affiliates. 2. WGN America - a nationwide cable channel that doesn't carry any CW programming, and doesn't have local affiliates. (In addition, as WGN is owned by Tribune, just like WTTV, WTTK, and WXIN, I can't imagine they would do anything to help WISH.) In Indianapolis, CW programming is already seen on WTTV 4 and WTTK 29, and when CBS takes over those stations' main channels, the CW will move to a sub channel, such as 4.2 or 4.3 and 29.2 or 29.3. TBS is only a cable channel these days and does not affiliate with local stations. WISH could move the MyNetwork affiliation from WNDY 23 to WISH 8, but I am beginning to think they may prefer to put together their own lineup of syndicated programming instead. While much of it would be "reruns" from broadcast or cable, that's pretty much what the MyNetwork does these days anyway. So since WISH has the choice, they may want to customize their lineup by choosing programs that they feel will garner better ratings in this market.

  5. The Pedcor debt is from the CRC paying ~$23M for the Pedcor's parking garage at City Center that is apprased at $13M. Why did we pay over the top money for a private businesses parking? What did we get out of it? Pedcor got free parking for their apartment and business tenants. Pedcor now gets another building for free that taxpayers have ~$3M tied up in. This is NOT a win win for taxpayers. It is just a win for Pedcor who contributes heavily to the Friends of Jim Brainard. The campaign reports are on the Hamilton County website. http://www2.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/publicdocs/Campaign%20Finance%20Images/defaultfiles.asp?ARG1=Campaign Finance Images&ARG2=/Brainard, Jim

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