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Lost baggage leads to arrest

October 5, 2010
An unruly man at the Delta Air Lines baggage claim at Indianapolis International Airport was subdued by a stun gun and arrested late Monday night. The unidentified Indianapolis man had just returned home from New York about 11:30 p.m. and got into a verbal altercation with a baggage representative over missing baggage. Airport police officers asked the man to leave the office, but he refused. He was taken to Marion County Jail. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Marion County bans synthetic pot

October 5, 2010
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday approved a ban on the sale of “spice,” the synthetic substance similar to marijuana. The vote was 20-1. Other counties and cities in central Indiana have previously passed similar bans, and the push for a statewide ban is gaining steam. Spice, also called K2, is sold under various names at convenience  stores, often as incense. It can cause adverse health effects or even death when smoked.
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Officer remembered; suspect surrenders

October 5, 2010
Hundreds of family, friends, police officers and complete strangers poured into Greenfield Central High School on Monday to honor and remember Greenfield police officer William Phillips. Phillips was killed in a hit-and-run accident last Thursday. The suspect, 61-year-old Sue Anne Vanderbeck, turned herself in Monday to authorities in Henry County.
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Hit-and-run suspect still loose

October 4, 2010
The hit-and-run suspect in last week’s death of Greenfield police officer William Phillips still hasn’t been arrested, possibly because she struck a deal with Henry County legal authorities in return for turning herself in. Sources say the unidentified woman is a prominent person in the community. Phillips was hit and killed while doing bicycle training early Thursday morning. Visitation for the officer is scheduled Monday from 2-8 p.m. at Greenfield Central High School. The funeral is Tuesday at 11 a.m. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Deadline looms for voter registration

October 4, 2010
Monday is the last day to register to vote in Indiana’s November general election. More than 4.2 million people are registered to vote in Indiana, and more than 14,000 have used the state’s new online service to register or update their voter-registration information. People can register to vote at their local county clerk’s office or fill out an online application by 11:59 p.m. at www.IndianaVoters.com. Paper applications sent by mail must be postmarked by Monday.
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Robbery attempt turns into snack attack

October 1, 2010

Three armed robbery suspects were looking for some quick cash Friday morning, but only got away with some Cheetos and oatmeal cream pies. The men tried to hold up the Clark gas station at East 38th and North Oxford streets on the city's east side, but the clerk said he knew he was safe behind bullet-proof glass and a heavy, locked door. So he simply got on the floor and waited for the robbers to go away. They took about $5 worth of snacks before fleeing. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
 

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Man shot dead on north side

October 1, 2010

A 31-year-old man was killed in a shooting just north of downtown Indianapolis at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. Police found victim Jeriwin Irby lying in the front yard of a home near 29th and Udell streets with wounds to the chest. Irby, who did not live at the home, died a short time later at Methodist Hospital. Police are looking for a suspect.
 

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IPS considers year-round schedule

October 1, 2010

The state’s largest school district is thinking about a big change to the school calendar. Indianapolis Public Schools is considering a plan that combines a traditional school year with a year-round schedule—a hybrid known as a balanced calendar. Students would go to school for about nine weeks and then have three weeks off. IPS will hold a series of public meetings in October, with the first one at Arlington High School on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
 

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Police officer killed in hit-and-run

September 30, 2010
Greenfield police officer William Phillips was killed in a hit-and-run crash at about 12:15 a.m. Thursday along U.S. 40 in Hancock County. Phillips was on an off-duty night-time bicycle training ride with two other officers when he was struck by a vehicle described as a dark four-door passenger car or an older-model van. Police say Phillips was wearing a helmet, reflective clothes and had lights on the bike. Phillips leaves behind a wife and two young sons. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Chase knocks out power on south side

September 30, 2010
Nearly 1,000 Indianapolis Power & Light customers lost power for a couple of hours Thursday morning after a reckless-driving suspect ran from police and crashed into a utility pole on the south side of the city. Police say an officer tried to pull the driver over about a half-mile north of the crash scene, but he hit the gas. The driver lost control of the car and slammed into a utility pole near the entrance of a Sodrel Trucking hub near Morris and West streets. Power was restored at about 4 a.m.
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Fatal wrong-way crash shuts down I-65

September 30, 2010
A wrong-way crash shut down Interstate 65 in the downtown Indianapolis area for several hours Thursday morning. Indiana State Police say the driver of an SUV entered the interstate at the Meridian Street exit, heading the wrong way. He eventually crashed head-on with a UPS semi truck. The driver was thrown from the SUV and died at the scene.
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Man stabbed when party turns violent

September 29, 2010
A 56-year-old Indianapolis man was rushed to Methodist Hospital in serious condition about 3 a.m. Wednesday after being stabbed in the stomach three times by an acquaintance. Police say victim Lindsay Toliver and some friends were partying at a home in the 900 block of North Oakland Avenue when a fight erupted. Detectives say Toliver hit the acquaintance over the head with a beer bottle. The man then stabbed Toliver. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Police clear officer of brutality charges

September 29, 2010
An Indianapolis policeman has been cleared of brutality charges involving a woman who said the officer beat her while she was pregnant. Internal affairs investigators say officer Scott Childers did nothing wrong. Ladonna Dixon, 25, claimed Childers beat her during an arrest in summer 2009, causing a miscarriage. She later filed a $3.4 million federal lawsuit against the city. Police say a medical report and an investigation found Dixon's claims to be baseless.
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Armed robber hits Lawrence Wal-Mart

September 28, 2010
Lawrence police are investigating the overnight armed robbery of a Wal-Mart. Police said a heavy-set white man armed with a gun robbed the store on Pendleton Pike near Sunnyside Road about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. The man forced two cashiers to empty their registers, an employee said. The suspect escaped in a dark blue Ford Taurus. Police are reviewing surveillance video. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Motel robbery suspect captured

September 28, 2010
The Country Inn & Suites at 4325 Southport Crossing Way in Indianapolis was robbed about 6:45 Tuesday morning. A man accused of the crime was caught a short time later  following a police chase on the south side. The chase ended after the suspect ran into a utility pole at Moreland Avenue and Minnesota Street. Police believe the suspect could be connected to other robberies.
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Man dies after being shot in face

September 28, 2010
A 20-year-old Indianapolis man was shot to death just after 10 p.m. Monday near East 37th Street and Sherman Drive. The victim and a friend were walking along Sherman Drive when a vehicle, described as a silver 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis or Ford Crown Victoria carrying three black men, drove past them and then returned moments later. A thin male with dreadlocks exited the rear of the vehicle and fired shots, hitting the victim in the face. He died at Wishard Hospital about a half-hour later.
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Burglary suspects hurt while fleeing

September 27, 2010
Two men were taken to Wishard Hospital early Monday after suffering injuries while fleeing police investigating a break-in at a west-side Public Storage facility. An officer also was injured during the chase. The facility’s manager called 9-1-1 just after midnight after noticing two men on the property breaking into storage units. Police said the burglars had used bolt cutters to get into 10 of the units. Police set up a perimeter, saw the suspects scaling a razor-wire fence, and pursued them. One officer was cut climbing the fence. A police dog tracked down one of the suspects immediately, and the other was found hiding nearby. Both men are expected to recover. Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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State Police vet dies in head-on wreck

September 27, 2010
An Indiana State Police veteran died over the weekend in a head-on crash on Interstate 70 in Wayne County. Motor Vehicle Inspector Robert Pitcher was headed westbound Sunday when he lost control of his pickup and hit the guardrail. Pitcher then crossed the median and entered oncoming traffic, where he slammed into a semitrailer head-on. Pitcher was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was airlifted to Wishard Hospital with severe burns. Pitcher worked out of the Pendleton post for 22 years.
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Murder trial set to begin

September 27, 2010
The trial for an Indianapolis man accused in a 2008 double murder is expected to get under way on Monday. Michael Brown is charged with killing his friends, 73-year-old Eric Hendricks and 70-year-old Milton Lindgren, who were found beaten to death in their home on the city’s southwest side. Brown was arrested a few weeks later in San Diego. Prosecutors believe Brown was stealing money from the victims.
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Water main break clogs traffic

September 24, 2010

Indianapolis commuters driving north of downtown may have encountered some traffic problems Friday morning after a water main broke on 30th Street between Central Avenue and Ruckle Street. Crews began working on the pipe at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Crews said repairs should be finished by evening rush hour.
 

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Family escapes house fire

September 24, 2010

Two people suffered minor injuries in a blaze that destroyed a firefighter’s home in Greenfield Friday morning. A mother and her two teenage children jumped 15 feet out the window to escape the fire with the help of Greenfield police officer Josh Mullins. The mother and Mullins suffered minor injuries. The family’s father is a firefighter and was on duty at the time of the 2 a.m. fire. Arson investigators do not believe the fire was intentionally set.

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IUPUI fires hoops coach

September 24, 2010

IUPUI officials on Thursday fired women’s basketball coach Shann Hart, after 11 former  players accused her of forcing them to play in an atmosphere of fear and humiliation. Twenty-eight players have quit Hart’s program in the past four seasons. The coach will continue to be paid through the remainder of her contract, about $300,000.
 

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Firefighter dies in traffic accident

September 23, 2010
An Indianapolis Fire Department firefighter was killed Thursday morning in a three-car crash in front of his home on State Road 267 and County Road 900 North in Brownsburg. Duane E. Clark, 35, was pulling into his driveway when he was rear-ended by a minivan, which propelled him into oncoming traffic. His car was then hit by a truck carrying a backhoe. Clark, who had served with the department for eight years, leaves behind a wife and twin 3-year-olds.  Fox59 will have more at 4 p.m.
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Indiana soldier killed in helicopter crash

September 23, 2010
A Hoosier soldier was among those killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday in Afghanistan. Sgt. Marvin R. Calhoun Jr., 23, of Elkhart died when the Blackhawk helicopter he was in went down in southern Afghanistan. Calhoun was among nine U.S. servicemen who died in the crash. Taliban leaders are claiming that they shot down the helicopter.
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Police seek west-side robber

September 23, 2010
Indianapolis police are looking for someone in connection with at least two armed robberies on the west side. On Thursday morning, a man robbed a Village Pantry near Lynhurst and Minnesota street, about a half-mile from a gas station that was robbed Wednesday morning. Police are looking for a stocky black man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a black bandana.
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