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Two men hurt in stadium fall

September 9, 2013

Two men fell about 20 feet when a railing gave way following Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The men were leaning on the barrier when it collapsed above the tunnel leading to the Oakland Raiders’ locker room. One of the men was evaluated by medical personnel at the site and released. The other was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. Officials said none of the injuries were serious.
 

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Sinkhole causes SUV crash

September 9, 2013

Several roads were closed on the east side Monday morning after an SUV drove into a sinkhole that opened on English Avenue near Interstate 465. The hole, which is 3 feet to 5 feet wide and 4 feet deep, developed just after 8 a.m. when a water main broke and flooded the roadway. The SUV driver, a man in his 20s, was taken to the hospital with back and neck pain.
 

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Boat race expected to return

September 6, 2013

Organizers of the Madison Regatta expect the annual hydroplane races to return next year following their first-ever cancellation due to flooding along the event's Ohio River course. Madison Regatta Inc. officials are still assessing where the organizing group stands financially after the Governor's Cup race was cancelled in July for the first time in its 63-year history after high waters filled the course with floating debris, creating unsafe racing conditions.
 

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Greenwood woman dies in cycle wreck

September 6, 2013

A Greenwood woman who was riding on a motorcycle died Thursday in Brown County after she was thrown from the bike and hit by a truck. Jennifer Garrison, 27, was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by 33-year-old William Lambert. Investigators say Lambert was passing cars in a no-passing zone on State Road 135 near the Morgan County line when he lost control of the bike. A pickup truck swerved to avoid the motorcycle and struck Garrison before hitting a tree. She was killed instantly.
 

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Woman pleads guilty in fatal crash

September 6, 2013

A woman accused of killing a taxi driver while under the influence pleaded guilty Thursday. Whitney Gettys admitted to drunk driving in connection with a January crash downtown that killed 32-year-old Semere Issac. Gettys ran a red light at Delaware and Washington streets in her Jeep Cherokee, slamming into the man’s cab. Gettys, 23, told police she’d had one shot of alcohol while working at a bar, but a test showed her blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit. Sentencing is set for this month.
 

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Boa constrictor missing in Noblesville

September 5, 2013
Animal control workers in an Indianapolis suburb have been trying to find an 8-foot-long red tail boa constrictor. The Noblesville owner of the pet snake, named Rainbow, said it got away Monday from a home on Wagon Trail Drive. Officials do not believe it poses a threat to humans but could eat a very small pet.
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Much of Indiana in low drought

September 5, 2013
The U.S. Drought Monitor's weekly report released Thursday lists much of Indiana's midsection and parts of its northern counties as abnormally dry, which is the least-severe drought condition. The report places 34 percent of the state in that category. The National Weather Service has measured a smidge more than an inch of rain since the start of August in Indianapolis, with only a slight chance of rain forecast for the coming days.
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Boy, 15, shot in chest

September 5, 2013
Indianapolis police are seeking three suspects after a 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on the city’s west side. The victim was hospitalized in critical condition after the shooting in the 700 block of Concord Street, near 10th Street and Tibbs Avenue. Police are seeking two men and a 17-year-old girl. Police say the victim and his father were helping a neighbor in a domestic disturbance before the incident.
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Police seek missing Fishers girl

September 4, 2013

Police believe a missing 8-year-old Fishers girl has been abducted by her mother and taken to Louisville. Indiana State Police issued an Amber Alert for Sophia Snow at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the mother, Jennifer Ansari, 37, may have taken the girl after losing custody to her ex-husband.
 

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Man critical after beating

September 4, 2013

Indianapolis police took two people into custody Wednesday shortly after 6 a.m. following an attack that left a man with critical injuries. Police found the victim, who they believe was beaten, near 16th Street and Hawthorne Lane. They were able to track down the suspects near 21st Street and Arlington Avenue going through a white Mercedes. One of the suspects led police on a chase across rooftops before he was apprehended.
 

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Crash kills 2 in Madison County

September 4, 2013

Two people died and three others were injured in a head-on crash between two vehicles about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on State Road 9 in Madison County, just north of Alexandria. At least one person was trapped in the wreckage and had to be freed. Information about the injuries suffered by survivors wasn't immediately released.
 

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Cop faces molesting charge

September 3, 2013

Charges have been upgraded to felony child molesting against a Capitol police officer accused of fondling an 11-year-old girl Sunday at a home in Johnson County. Scott Litten, 43, of Anderson, was originally charged with sexual battery after two adults said they saw him kissing and touching the girl at a swimming pool. Charges were changed after more interviews with the girl. Litten was placed on paid administrative leave.
 

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Man trapped under van

September 3, 2013

An Indianapolis Fire Department extrication team rescued a 37-year-old man trapped under a cargo van about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning behind a bar in the 2400 block of East English Avenue. Yerdon Perron, who was taken to Wishard Hospital with a leg injury, refused to tell emergency workers how he ended up under the front, driver’s side wheel of the van.
 

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Colts release arrested rookie

September 3, 2013

The Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday released rookie John Boyett, who was arrested early Monday morning after an altercation involving police at a downtown bar. The 23-year-old safety, a sixth-round draft pick, faces charges of resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Witnesses say Boyett created a disturbance after an employee at Tiki Bob’s refused him entry because he appeared to be very intoxicated.
 

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Pot-growing operation sparks fire

August 30, 2013

A heating element and exhaust unit used for growing marijuana sparked a Noblesville house fire Thursday night. Homeowner Bruce Cornelius was at the home at 3211 Westfield Road at about 9:50 p.m. when the fire began in an attic, causing an estimated $139,000 in damage. Hamilton County police removed 30 pot plants from the residence.
 

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Motorcyclist dies in I-465 crash

August 30, 2013

A motorcyclist died on Interstate 465 near the West 62nd Street exit just after 12:30 a.m. Friday. An Indianapolis police officer observed the cyclist racing against a Dodge Charger shortly before the accident. Police were able to track down the Charger’s driver, who they believe was under the influence of alcohol.
 

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Five hurt in overnight shootings

August 30, 2013

Indianapolis police are investigating four shootings that occurred between 11 p.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday, injuring five people. Two people were shot near 42nd Street and Sheridan Avenue in the first incident. Another was shot near 37th Street and Hillside Avenue. The third shooting left a man in critical condition near 31st and Hovey Street. A man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the fourth incident on West 27th Street. No arrests have been made.
 

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Police raid local strip club

August 29, 2013

Indiana State Excise Police and local officers raided Patty’s Showclub in the 2000 block of West Washington Street as part of a narcotics investigation Wednesday night at about 10:30. Michael Willoughby, 33, of Indianapolis was arrested for marijuana possession. Police said they served other warrants, which could result in more arrests.
 

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Man shot in bus stop robbery

August 29, 2013

Indianapolis police have detained two juveniles after a man was shot and robbed at a bus stop Wednesday night near 26th and Dr. Martin Luther King streets. The 19-year-old victim said he was waiting for a bus when two males shot him in the leg and stole his backpack. The victim was hospitalized in good condition.
 

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Fire destroys three Fishers homes

August 28, 2013

Two firefighters suffered minor burns Tuesday afternoon during a fire that destroyed three homes in Fishers. The fire in the Sandstone Village neighborhood, near 116th Street and Brooks School Road, broke out in one home and quickly spread to the houses on each side. The cause is under investigation.

 

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Woman injured in house fire

August 28, 2013

A 42-year-old woman suffered smoke inhalation during a house fire north of the Indiana State Fairgrounds at about 3:30 Wednesday morning. The fire in the 2000 block of East 44th Street was called suspicious by investigators. The residence, a duplex, suffered slight damage. The woman’s injuries were thought to be non-life-threatening. Five other adults and four dogs escaped unharmed.
 

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Judge: Bisard blood tests admissible

August 28, 2013

Blood tests showing an Indianapolis police officer was legally drunk hours after a fatal crash can be used against him in his trial, a judge ruled Wednesday morning. Allen County Judge John Surbeck, Jr. dismissed a defense motion seeking to suppress the blood evidence in David Bisard's trial. Bisard's attorneys contend the samples were improperly handled by police. Bisard is charged with reckless homicide and drunken driving in a 2010 crash that killed one motorcyclist and badly injured two others.
 

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Grill explosion kills church volunteer

August 27, 2013

A large gas grill exploded Monday afternoon outside Grace Community Church in Noblesville, killing a 52-year-old man preparing for a cookout. Senior Pastor Dave Rodriguez said the victim, Doug Gripp of Carmel, was a “very beloved volunteer” in the men's ministry. No other injuries were reported.
 

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Fire displaces 16 apartment residents

August 27, 2013

A fire that erupted at Annaberry Park Apartments about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday damaged seven units and displaced at least 16 people. Damage to the two-story building near West 79th Street and Harcourt Road was estimated at $100,000. Indianapolis fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.

 

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Two arrested after I-465 chase

August 27, 2013

Indianapolis police chased two men in a Ford Taurus for nearly 30 miles early Tuesday on Interstate 465 before finally capturing them. The chase began about 12:30 on the north side, near 75th Street and Keystone Avenue, and ended on foot on the southwest side, near Mann Road, after the suspects ditched their vehicle. Salmon Frye, 40, and John Davis, 42, were charged with resisting arrest, possession of meth and criminal gang activity.
 

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  1. to mention the rest of Molly's experience- she served as Communications Director for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works and also did communications for the state. She's incredibly qualified for this role and has a real love for Indianapolis and Indiana. Best of luck to her!

  2. Shall we not demand the same scrutiny for law schools, med schools, heaven forbid, business schools, etc.? How many law school grads are servers? How many business start ups fail and how many business grads get low paying jobs because there are so few high paying positions available? Why does our legislature continue to demean public schools and give taxpayer dollars to charters and private schools, ($171 million last year), rather than investing in our community schools? We are on a course of disaster regarding our public school attitudes unless we change our thinking in a short time.

  3. I agree with the other reader's comment about the chunky tomato soup. I found myself wanting a breadstick to dip into it. It tasted more like a marinara sauce; I couldn't eat it as a soup. In general, I liked the place... but doubt that I'll frequent it once the novelty wears off.

  4. The Indiana toll road used to have some of the cleanest bathrooms you could find on the road. After the lease they went downhill quickly. While not the grossest you'll see, they hover a bit below average. Am not sure if this is indicative of the entire deal or merely a portion of it. But the goals of anyone taking over the lease will always be at odds. The fewer repairs they make, the more money they earn since they have a virtual monopoly on travel from Cleveland to Chicago. So they only comply to satisfy the rules. It's hard to hand public works over to private enterprise. The incentives are misaligned. In true competition, you'd have multiple roads, each build by different companies motivated to make theirs more attractive. Working to attract customers is very different than working to maximize profit on people who have no choice but to choose your road. Of course, we all know two roads would be even more ridiculous.

  5. The State is in a perfect position. The consortium overpaid for leasing the toll road. Good for the State. The money they paid is being used across the State to upgrade roads and bridges and employ people at at time most of the country is scrambling to fund basic repairs. Good for the State. Indiana taxpayers are no longer subsidizing the toll roads to the tune of millions a year as we had for the last 20 years because the legislature did not have the guts to raise tolls. Good for the State. If the consortium fails, they either find another operator, acceptable to the State, to buy them out or the road gets turned back over to the State and we keep the Billions. Good for the State. Pat Bauer is no longer the Majority or Minority Leader of the House. Good for the State. Anyway you look at this, the State received billions of dollars for an assett the taxpayers were subsidizing, the State does not have to pay to maintain the road for 70 years. I am having trouble seeing the downside.

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