Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:02 AM EDT2013-06-18 05:02:28 GMT
Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on the east side. The accident happened shortly after midnight in the 2400 block of Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue. Police confirmed to EyewitnessMore >>
Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on the east side. IMPD is looking for a dark colored sedan that left the scene traveling north on Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue just before midnight.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:08:41 GMT
The Boston Bruins have beaten the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals. Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron scored in the second period and Tuukka Rask posted his thirdMore >>
Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron scored goals in the second period and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves as the Bruins took a 2-1 lead in the series.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:47:57 GMT
Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket in the College World Series with a 5-4 victory over Indiana on Monday night. The BulldogsMore >>
The Indiana Hoosiers are now facing elimination at the College World Series.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:22 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:22:43 GMT
As investigators begin to probe this weekend's fire at a west Indianapolis warehouse, neighbors are still concerned about their safety. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms' elite National ResponseMore >>
As investigators begin to probe this weekend's fire at a west Indianapolis warehouse, neighbors are still concerned about their safety.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:39:27 GMT
The suspect in a quadruple homicide in Waynesville last month is behind bars. Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett told Eyewitness News 55-year-old Sam Sallee was arrested at a Columbus home May 13,More >>
Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett told Eyewitness News 55-year-old Sam Sallee was arrested at a Columbus home May 13, two days after four people were murdered in a home in Waynesville.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:00:50 GMT
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation giving the state the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. In a news release, Quinn's office says the governor signed theMore >>
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation giving the state the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:46 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:46:28 GMT
An Indiana State Police trooper has been shot in southwestern Indiana. Trooper Jarrod Lentz is in the hospital after the shooting near Washington, Indiana. Authorities say they do not believe his injuriesMore >>
An Indiana State Police trooper has been shot during an apparent robbery at a gun shop in southwestern Indiana.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:36 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:36:37 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down.
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:40:23 GMT
Police lawsuits are costing Indianapolis millions of dollars and taxpayers are footing the bill. The City of Indianapolis is staring down a list of lawsuits with claims of nearly $38 million, most ofMore >>
The City of Indianapolis is staring down a list of lawsuits with claims of nearly $38 million, most of which are against IMPD.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-06-17 21:58:52 GMT
It is not unusual for a city or county to build statues to important people or events commemorating its past, but Hamilton County may be on the verge of a first. They're constructing statues of squirrels.More >>
It is not unusual for a city or county to build statues to important people or events commemorating its past, but Hamilton County may be on the verge of a first.More >>
Indianapolis - Mayor Greg Ballard says he's outraged at shooting attacks which left ten people wounded during the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration.
Ballard and other leaders held a news conference Sunday to talk about the three attacks, none of which happened at Expo events themselves.
"This incident, I want everybody to understand, does not define the Summer Celebration. It does not define Black Expo, it does not define the City of Indianapolis, nor the African-American community in Indianapolis," Ballard said.
Clergy called for parents to get in the game, police say they were doing their job and organizers of Summer Celebration said they were tired of defending the actions of a few.
"I am sick and tired of us making excuses for some of our young people," said a clergy member.
Those speaking at the Sunday press conference at the Artsgarden, over the scene of one of the shootings, are looking for answers. Not just the arrest of the person or persons who fired the shots into a crowd Saturday night, but how to keep this kind of violence out of Indiana Black Expo's Summer Celebration.
"Because, at the end of the day, we still have to make sure we are providing options of our youth and I think if Indiana Black Expo did not provide things like the celebrity basketball game or other youth events, it would probably be a worse problem," said Tanya Bell, the president and chief operating officer of Indiana Black Expo.
The shooting is a punctuation mark on the 40-year history of Summer Celebration. The final Saturday of the nine-day event is unofficially called "Second Saturday" and is an increasing thorn in the side of organizers and police.
"This is not the first incident that has occurred downtown during one of our events," said Bell.
In past years, hundreds of teenagers have been picked up for curfew violations and the night is often shattered with gunfire and crowds running for cover.
"Let's not ignore the bigger, deeper, critical and urgent issue that plagues black families and that black-on-black crime, when did it get to the point that our babies can pull the trigger without a conscious, while innocent lives are in harm's way and police officers are standing nearby," said Bell.
For police, the first order of business is capturing those responsible for the shootings.
"We know who the shooter is. We have the shooter on film. We have the incident on film and we will bring the shooter to justice," said Straub.
Bringing those responsible to justice is just one piece of the puzzle the group is charged to assemble. The other is to convince the community that Summer Celebration is safe.
"We need to deal with the real issues. Some of our kids are out of control, some of our kids are rude, bad, they don't care how they talk to people, they disrespect authority and they don't respect property or life and some of our kids are violent," said Reverend Charles Harrison.
No one in the group is offering any immediate solutions. Bell said she needs some time to look things over.
"I think, instead of rushing to judgement or say what we should or should not do about events, we need to first sit down and kind of take everything in and then figure out what we need to do about that Saturday night," she said. "My response is, the community is going to sit down and we are going to brainstorm at a table and look at what other options are available."
Sunday morning on Eyewitness News Weekend Sunrise, Straub talked about potential security changes for next year's Black Expo. He said to keep people safe, officials are considering what's called a "secure zone" downtown. It's the same plan the city will use when it hosts the Super Bowl in 2012.
"You create a secure zone around the Super Bowl. You're able to search people coming in, wand them to make sure that they don't have weapons and these are the kinds of things the mayor and I were talking about last night," Dr. Straub said. "Is there a way, going forward with Black Expo, to theoretically create a safe zone so young people can come and participate in Black Expo and be downtown, but yet have the ability to look for guns and those types of things."
Meanwhile, Straub is working to get more guns off the street.
"During the course of last night, we seized a 9mm handgun, an AK-47, a .22-caliber pistol that was in the hands of a 15-year old and a .32-caliber handgun that was in the hands of an 18-year old who was one of our shooting victims," he said.
Reverend Harrison says he is just plain mad.
"The police department, Indiana Black Expo and the faith community cannot be babysitters for thousands of kids. Parents, you have a responsibility to bring your children to Expo and they cannot be here without parental guidelines," he said.
Monday, June 17 2013 1:37 PM EDT2013-06-17 17:37:01 GMT
Metro Police are investigating after 11 business were broken into overnight on Allisonville Road. Police were called to 8604 Allisonville Road just after 4:00 am Monday. The building's security officerMore >>
Metro Police are investigating after 11 business were broken into overnight on Allisonville Road.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 4:13 AM EDT2013-06-17 08:13:01 GMT
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and state police are reminding state residents to be alert for safety concerns when attending county fairs and other local festivals. They say people shouldMore >>
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and state police are reminding state residents to be alert for safety concerns when attending county fairs and other local festivals.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:38:17 GMT
Metro Police detectives arrested an Indianapolis man Sunday after finding two dead bodies in the 1100 block of Miley Avenue on Saturday afternoon. The bodies have not been identified pending notificationMore >>
Metro Police detectives arrested an Indianapolis man Sunday after finding two dead bodies in the 1100 block of Miley Avenue on Saturday afternoon. The bodies have not been identified pending notification of relatives. Autopsies are scheduled Monday.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:41 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:41:34 GMT
The 15-year-old arrested in a deadly crime spree with a second teen is in court Monday. The February crime spree ended when the pair crashed their stolen getaway car during a police chase from MarionMore >>
Monday, June 17 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-06-17 18:08:24 GMT
Metro homicide detectives are investigating an apparent fatal shooting in the parking lot of Babes show club on 38th Street just west of Lafayette Road. Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene and weMore >>
Indianapolis homicide detectives are sorting out an early morning murder near Lafayette Square. It's the second homicide in that area in two days.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 12:58 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:58:44 GMT
A lawsuit filed against Indiana's social services agency claims it wrongly barred a developmentally disabled woman from Medicaid waiver programs and left her without enough income to survive. The AmericanMore >>
A lawsuit filed against Indiana's social services agency claims it wrongly barred a developmentally disabled woman from Medicaid waiver programs and left her without enough income to survive.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-06-17 01:19:09 GMT
Conservation Officers are investigating the fatal drowning of Jordan Laute, an 18-year-old from Marion, Sunday afternoon at Salamonie Reservoir beach. Witnesses said Laute swam out past the roped barrierMore >>
Conservation Officers are looking into the fatal drowning of Jordan Laute, an 18-year-old from Marion, Sunday afternoon at Salamonie Reservoir beachMore >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:45:22 GMT
Investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong at a warehouse on the west side of Indianapolis. The Nationwide Recycling center on Belmont Ave. went up in flames on Saturday, forcing people toMore >>
Investigators are eager to get inside and begin their search for a cause, but it's still too dangerous. The fire burned for over eight hours Saturday, destroying a huge warehouse on Belmont Ave.More >>