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(photo courtesy Wayne Township Fire Department) Crews from the Wayne Township Fire Department rescued a dog from an icy pond on the city's west side Tuesday. Captain Mike Pruitt says the dog ventured onto the pond from his home next door. Crews found him clinging to the edge of...
Metro Police are investigating the death of an Indianapolis man on the city's northeast side. Officers were called around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday to the 8500 block of Athens Court, near 46th Street and Pendleton Pike, on a report of a person down. When they arrived, they found a 31-...
(photo courtesy RTV6) One of the accused in the Richmond Hill explosion has confessed. Monserrate Shirley has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of conspiracy to commit arson. It's part of the plea deal Shirley struck with prosecutors. The deal means the court may dismiss 52...
A decade-long effort to fold Indy's township fire departments into a single citywide department is on the move again at the statehouse. Indy once had eight township fire departments. Five of them agreed to merge with IFD under legislation pushed by then-Mayor Bart Peterson. But...
An Indiana political scientist says President Obama's State of the Union address will likely focus on legacy-building. Dr. Robert Dion is Chairperson of the Political Science Department at the University of Evansville. Dion says the President will probably target paid family...
A landmark that served as the center of government before Indiana became a state will be featured Tuesday, January 20th at 8pm on the NBC television show "Parks and Recreation. The episode was filmed last fall at Grouseland in Vincennes. Grouseland executive director Lisa Ice-...
Statistics reveal that Indiana is one of the worst states in the nation for infant mortality. Hoosier infants are 25 percent more likely to die within their first year of life. State health officials say many of the deaths can be prevented, particularly by addressing problems...
Rep. Timothy Wesco speaks to students at Concord High School (image courtesy of Facebook) Requiring high school students to pass the same exam as those seeking US citizenship is a cause du jour for some lawmakers around the country, and Indiana is no exception. The House...
The next competitor to Indiana's casino industry could come from within Indiana. The Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians owns three casinos in Michigan, and applied to the Department of the Interior three years ago to build one near South Bend. Indiana Gaming Commissioner...