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Indiana retailers are asking for tougher laws against a new breed of shoplifter. Indiana Retail Council president Grant Monahan says stores are losing $30 billion a year to organized groups of thieves who work together to heist merchandise in bulk. He says the term "shoplifting...
Law enforcement officials arrested six people Wednesday on charges related to alleged prostitution and corrupt business dealings in Hendricks, Marion and Hamilton Counties. The arrests come after a nine month investigation which began after the Hendricks County Sheriff's...
(photo courtesy IFD) Two IMPD officers were treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate residents from a burning south side home Wednesday afternoon. IFD Capt. Rita Reith says the fire happened at a home in the 4400 block of South Madison Avenue around 2:30 p.m. IMPD...
Two Kmart stores in Indianapolis will be closing to the public by the end of the year. A spokesman for Sears Holdings Corporation, which owns Kmart, says the stores at 2715 Madison Avenue and 7425 East Washington Street will close in early December. They'll remain open until...
(photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway) No criminal charges will be filed against NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. An Ontario County, New York grand jury found no wrongdoing in the incident in a dirt-track race August 9. District...
(image courtesy of Indiana University) Fewer young people in Indiana are using alcohol and drugs according to an annual survey. Reported alcohol use among young people in grades 6-through-12 has fallen over the last two decades according to the Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and...
Students on Purdue's campus after the January murder of Andrew Boldt. (WIBC.com file photo: Lafayette Journal and Courier) The murder of a Purdue teaching assistant in his classroom could lead to a change in Indiana sentencing laws. Last week, Purdue student Cody Cousins...
Come October 1st, The Department of Code Enforcement is taking on a new chore. The department will begin overseeing unsafe vacant structures across the city. It's part of their new "Unsafe Building Program." DCE Spokesman Adam Baker says it's a task that up until now has been...
Four counties will launch state-funded preschool programs after New Year's, in the first step of a five-county pilot program. Marion, Allen, Lake and Vanderburgh County preschools will begin enrolling low-income kids with state money in January, with Jackson County to follow...