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 >>
Carmel - Carmel school officials say they have disciplined students involved in an incident on a Carmel school bus following an out-of-town basketball game.
Carmel police say they continue to investigate the incident to see if criminal charges need to be brought against those members of the basketball team.
School officials and the Carmel police department held a news conference Wednesday morning.
Saying that they are bound by privacy laws designed to protect students' rights, Carmel school administrators and police shared little new information into the investigation of the assault last month on two freshman basketball players by other team members. An unknown number of students potentially face serious charges over the incident that happened on a school bus returning from a basketball game.
"Certainly battery could be one charge. Criminal confinement could be another. Criminal deviate conduct could possibly be another. There may be other charges as well," said Chief Michael Fogerty, Carmel Police.
The Indiana criminal code defines "criminal deviate conduct" as a person who "knowingly or willingly causes another person to perform or submit to deviate sexual conduct" by force or threat of force. It can be elevated to a class A felony if it results in serious bodily injury.
Whatever did happen, happened January 22nd, according to the school district which says it became aware of the allegations on February 16th after hospital workers, treating one of the victims, filed a report with Child Protective Services and that the students involved were immediately disciplined.
The school is also looking into whether similar assaults happened before to other student athletes.
"We have continued to investigate not just the original incident but other allegations that could involve other instances," said John Williams, Carmel High School principal.
Still unclear is whether the students involved could be expelled, their ages and what they're accused of doing to the two teenage basketball players. Police say that the investigation is ongoing and could take several weeks to finish before the finding are turned over to prosecutors to determine if any charges will be filed.
Also unclear is whether onboard bus surveillance cameras captured the incident and whether that tape has been turned over to police.
Williams said the school plans to bring up the issue with students, parents and specifically the basketball team.
"Today we plan on making an announcement to our student body to address this within the limits that we can to make sure they know that we really respect their right to a safe and orderly environment and to make sure they understand that they can talk to an adult; they can report these kind of things when it comes up. And we're also planning on sending a phone message out to our parents, again, within a limited scope, to let them know where we're at. We do have plans to meet with the basketball team and their parents tonight to hopefully talk to them about how to handle this and how to move forward," said Williams.
Superintendent Dr. Jeff Swensson also attended the news conference.
Swensson said the school corporation was cooperating fully with police, and defended the school's investigation of the incident.
"We respond to information about inappropriate behavior. We investigate very thoroughly. We involve appropriate agencies if needed. We follow the evidence. Our investigations into inappropriate student behavior follow the evidence and respond to what we find. We apply rules and consequences consistently. If evidence from the investigation efforts reveal that inappropriate behavior did occur, then we make consistent application of consequences in accordance with our rules," said Swensson.
"As thorough as we are, we realize that it's always possible in a matter involving human behavior, student behavior, that additional information or evidence may develop over time and that after an initial investigation has been conducted and after consequences have been applied based on initial evidence, we respond to developments. We ensure that our process of investigation is open to discovery of additional evidence," he added.
Police Chief Fogerty said once the police investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the Hamilton County prosecutor. The prosecutor will then determine if any criminal charges will be filed.
Carmel plays their last regular season game this week. There is no word if the accused players will be allowed to play.
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 >>