Taylor, chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for nearly 4 years, plans to step down at the end of the year into another IMPD role.
Broad Ripple biz owners optimistic about safety at curfew’s end
Bar owners agreed a self-imposed 30-day curfew under which businesses closed earlier wasn’t financially sustainable, especially as they continued to suffer from reduced foot traffic due to ongoing road construction.Read More
Indy Parks to take over management of downtown’s University Park
The agreement gives Indy Parks the authority to “beautify, improve, maintain, and regulate the use of” the one-block park at 325 N. Meridian St., subject to the same rules, regulations and laws that apply to city-owned parks.Read More
Hundreds forced from Indiana homes as plastics fire burns
Authorities say an evacuation order continues to affect more than 1,000 people within a half-mile radius of a large industrial fire in an Indiana city near the Ohio border.Read More
Hamilton County planning new 911 communications center in Noblesville
Plans call for newly constructed 50,000-square-foot facility to house a dispatch center, emergency management center and a child care facility for Hamilton County employees.Read More
Candy Dynamics on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of its Toxic Waste Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy.
The recalls cover multiple car and SUV models from the 2010 through 2019 model years including Hyundai’s Santa Fe SUV and Kia’s Sorrento SUV.
The proposed IMPD budget is $10.6 million larger than in 2023. Officials said they are hopeful that the additional investment will draw police candidates to the department at a time when it is short more than 300 officers.
Under the system, restaurants receive a letter grade from A to C based on a 100-point scale for sanitation.
Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday announced the first phase of a large-scale plan to expand physical firefighting training for Hoosiers.
The Westfield Police Department is basing the eventual size of the facility on the number of officers it expects to add and the city’s projected population by 2050.
The owner of the Chevrolet that took the brunt of the damage from the flying wheel was treated with a chance to kiss the yard of bricks and got a ride home from the track’s president.
The bill that would create a state-funded handgun training program available for teachers, something critics have said could wrongly increase the number of guns in schools.
Following a day in which Indianapolis was the site of eight separate shooting incidents, Republican mayoral hopeful Jefferson Shreve called on Democratic Mayor Joe Hogsett to appoint a public safety director immediately.
Supporters have said the 40 hours of optional training would help teachers learn how to defend themselves and students if needed, especially in situations with an active shooter.
Authorities in eastern Indiana lifted the order for people within a half-mile radius of the fire scene after consulting with state, federal and local health officials, Matthew Cain, agency director, said Sunday.
A major industrial fire fueled by tons of scrap plastics was close to being extinguished Thursday after burning for more than 48 hours, though an evacuation order for people living near the disaster remained in place, authorities said.
Eric Holt, who tracks pedestrian and cyclist deaths in Indianapolis, is creating a voter guide in hopes of spurring the election of mayoral and council candidates who want to address systemic street safety issues.
Railroads like the one involved in last month’s fiery crash and toxic chemical release in Ohio would be subject to a series of new federal safety regulations and financial consequences under legislation being introduced Wednesday by the state’s two U.S. senators.
Although the study authors say the results can’t be used to gauge drug use on the roads nationwide, they say the high number of drivers, passengers and other road users with drugs in their systems is concerning.
The 18-month effort is expected to boost the number of bike patrol officers, security cameras, cleaning crews and those helping the homeless in the Mile Square.
The latest fatalities bring the death toll from exploding Takata air bags to at least 32 worldwide, including 23 in the United States.
Hazen has distinguished himself for his work in road safety, donating hundreds of bike lights to a local cycling organization and passing them out for free to transit customers with bikes.
The salmonella bacteria sickens 1.3 million Americans each year, sends more than 26,000 of them to hospitals and causes 420 deaths, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.