Friday, May 24 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:25:25 GMT
Two people are in custody after an incident where an IMPD officer fired his duty weapon. Police say officers were investigating an incident in the 3200 block of Boulevard Place when a suspect failed toMore >>
Two people are in custody after an incident where an IMPD officer fired his duty weapon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:04:37 GMT
The Indiana Pacers are trying to even the Eastern Conference finals in Miami. Indiana has opened up a 12-point lead late in the first quarter. Roy Hibbert leads the Pacers with eight points. LeBron JamesMore >>
The Indiana Pacers are trying to even the Eastern Conference finals in Miami.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:55 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:55:55 GMT
A Greenfield police officer is fighting to keep his vanity license plate. Rodney Vawter has owned the personalized Fraternal Order of Police license plate "0INK" for the past three years. A class actionMore >>
A Greenfield police officer is fighting to keep his vanity license plate after it was revoked by the BMV.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:44:52 GMT
Andretti Autosport has five cars in the top nine in Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Any of them could win the race. The team has already won three out of four INDYCAR races this season. One of the AndrettiMore >>
I'm picking Marco to finally add another win to the Andretti legacy at Indianapolis.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:32:12 GMT
One of our city's best-known landmarks could soon see some changes not just in the way it looks, but in the way it's used. Friday's Memorial Day service is one of many events that takes place on MonumentMore >>
One of our city's best-known landmarks could soon see some changes not just in the way it looks, but in the way it's used.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:15:26 GMT
Could it be year of the woman? It's as good a time as any for a woman to win the Indy 500. With four women in the field, this year ties the record for the most female drivers in the big race. The rumbleMore >>
Could it be year of the woman? It's as good a time as any for a woman to win the Indy 500.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:58:56 GMT
East side residents are questioning the safety of a crosswalk where a pedestrian was killed by an IMPD cruiser Thursday night. Richard Allen Moore died after he was struck by IMPD Ofc. Jason Rauch atMore >>
East side residents are questioning the safety of a crosswalk where a pedestrian was killed by an IMPD cruiser Thursday night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:49:53 GMT
St. Vincent Health's restructuring announcement this week did not come as a surprise. The 22-hospital system currently employs more than 3,000 physicians and 16,000 other employees. St. Vincent CEO VincentMore >>
The St. Vincent announcement is really the latest installment by hospitals trying to deal with the uncertainty to come.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:30:44 GMT
Fans headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend will face increased security aimed at keeping them safe. The eyes are on the cars, the part and the people at IMS. This year, more than everMore >>
Fans headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend will face increased security aimed at keeping them safe.More >>
It may seem hard to believe, but a Marion man is thankful he was able to attend a funeral last week that he has been waiting on for 67 years. The story of a brother's keeper stretches from Indiana to New Guinea and finally to Arlington National Cemetery.
"Arlington is a beautiful place. It's amazing," said Phil Maggart.
Arlington National Cemetery is a place of honor, valor and remembrance, where the sound of the drumbeat echoes through the silence of our American history. Side by side, it is where life can give way to legend for the known and unknown.
"There's my brother there. That's Charlie," said Maggart at the cemetery.
It was the unknown that has bothered Maggart since 1942.
"Western Union knocked on the door, handed it to my mother and left. That was it," Maggart recalled.
The telegraph told the Maggarts that "The Happy Legend," a B-25 bomber, did not return from a routine attack in New Guinea during World War II. Seven long years passed before the family would get word that the seven-man crew including their son, First Lieutenant Charles Maggart, were missing in action.
"We never really knew what happened. Tore everybody up, my father just gave up. He got rid of the business and quit. He was devastated," Phil Maggart said.
To Phil, eleven years his junior, his brother was larger than life.
"That was my hero. He was my hero," he said.
So eventually, when his parents' efforts proved fruitless, the mantle would be passed to young Phillip. If anyone was going to find Charles, it would have to be him.
"I am the last Maggart. If I don't find him, nobody else will," Maggart said.
That passion, which consumed a lifetime, led to nine volumes of material and, ultimately, to the crash site.
"This is an aerial view of the crash area," Maggart said.
He found out the Department of the Defense made 14 trips in all to the recovery site.
"I wanted to know what they found," he said.
What they found was enough to bring Charles home.
When the search began, it was Phillip's hope to bring Charles back home to Indiana. But now, he has come to the realization that heroes, at least his hero, belongs in Arlington.
"I am fine with this now. He is buried with his crew," Maggart said.
So the families of bomber's crew descended on Washington D.C., the city of heroes, to bury seven more.
"I was five weeks old when the airplane went down," said Michael Schryer, whose father died in the crash.
"I had almost given up hope of finding anything," said Jan Crawford, the sister of a victim.
"We are all happy now. Happy it's over with. It's a happy occasion," Maggart said.
One day, one funeral, one casket. The crew of The Happy Legend is finally coming home.
"Single backgrounds, modest families and gave their lives," Maggart said.
"They fought together as brothers in arms," an inscription at the WWII Memorial reads. "They died together and now they sleep side-by-side. To them we have a solemn obligation."
"I think my mother and father are looking down on this and they're proud," Maggart said.
After 67 years, Maggart knows all about solemn obligations. So from now on, when he sits down to watch those movies at his home in Marion, there is no unknown. Now, he knows how this story ends.
Another member of the flight crew was also a Hoosier. Lieutenant Wilson Pinkstaff, of South Bend, was buried with his crew mates at Arlington.
Friday, May 24 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:46:25 GMT
A woman faces sentencing Friday for her part in the shooting death of a female basketball star. The shooting happened last July at Ben Davis Park on the city's west side. Witnesses say Vincennes UniversityMore >>
A woman faces sentencing Friday for her part in the shooting death of a female basketball star.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:19:14 GMT
Police are seeking criminal charges against two missing campers who were found on the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury. Bartholomew County sheriff's Maj. Todd Noblitt says the two men, ages 19More >>
Bartholomew County sheriff's Maj. Todd Noblitt says the two men, ages 19 and 20, were found Wednesday after a ground and air search for several hours by police officers and soldiers of the Atterbury grounds near Edinburgh.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:02:40 GMT
A pedestrian was seriously hurt after being struck by a police officer on the east side of Indianapolis. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of 42nd Street and EmersonMore >>
The family of Richard Allen Moore told Eyewitness News that he was killed in the accident.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:29:00 GMT
Authorities say a cat might have started a central Indiana house fire by knocking over a lamp. The fire happened Thursday in the town of Chesterfield just east of Anderson. Chesterfield deputy fire chiefMore >>
Authorities say a cat might have started a central Indiana house fire by knocking over a lamp.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:22:46 GMT
It will likely be months before a judge rules on whether a new trial should be granted to a man convicted of killing an Indiana University student who disappeared during a 2000 bike ride. A Morgan CountyMore >>
It will likely be months before a judge rules on whether a new trial should be granted to a man convicted of killing an Indiana University student who disappeared during a 2000 bike ride.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:20:10 GMT
One of Indiana's largest health systems says it's cutting an undisclosed number of jobs by June 30 because of increasing economic and competitive pressure on the health care industry. Indianapolis-basedMore >>
One of Indiana's largest health systems says it's cutting an undisclosed number of jobs by June 30 because of increasing economic and competitive pressure on the health care industry.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 3:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:37:35 GMT
An act of credit card fraud has been traced back to a downtown Indianapolis restaurant. Some workers upstairs love walking downstairs for a bite at Ike and Jonesy's downtown. But they say the bite isMore >>
The owner of Ike & Jonesy's downtown says he is working to find out how the credit and debit cards of several customers and employees could have been compromised.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:26 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:26:01 GMT
Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway tell Eyewitness News that 35 runners from the Midwest who did not complete the Boston Marathon because of the tragedy there will be finishing that race atMore >>
The Speedway invited runners to cross the finish line on race day morning before the start of the race. They will be running from Turn Four across the historic Yard of Bricks.More >>