Saturday, May 25 2013 12:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:00:53 GMT
If you waited until Friday to drive your RV to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you likely paid more to fill it up. "If you have to worry about the price of gas," said Hoosier race fan Steven Isaacs,More >>
This Memorial Day, gas prices are about where they were last year, instead of being up again.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:47:15 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 have evened the Eastern Conference finals in Miami.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:18:05 GMT
Several Indiana teachers put their lives on the line just a year ago when two F-4 tornadoes hit Henryville and destroyed the elementary and high school. When Henryville Elementary School Teacher KristiMore >>
Several Indiana teachers put their lives on the line just a year ago when two F-4 tornadoes hit Henryville and destroyed the elementary and high school.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:03 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:03:19 GMT
A female pedestrian is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The woman was hit on E. 34th Street, between Gladstone and Colorado, around 9:45 p.m. Friday.More >>
A female pedestrian is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on the northeast side of Indianapolis.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:41 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:41:45 GMT
A couple from Elwood face charges after police say they found a marijuana growing operation in their basement. Stephen Stookey, 70, and Marilyn Stookey, 69, were arrested after police raided their homeMore >>
A couple from Elwood face charges after police say they found a marijuana growing operation in their basement.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:04:40 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 9:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:59:31 GMT
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is recommending tuition and fee increases of 1.75 percent for Indiana residents in each of the next two years at the school's Bloomington campus. The universityMore >>
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is recommending tuition and fee increases of 1.75 percent for Indiana residents in each of the next two years at the school's Bloomington campus.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 >>
Indianapolis - The family of a man killed in a motorcycle crash has sent letters to city and state officials about his death.
Eric Wells was killed and two others were critically injured in the August 6th crash. Officer David Bisard faces felony charges including reckless homicide in connection with the crash. He was originally charged with drunk driving-related charges after a blood alcohol content test came back at .19, but those charges were thrown out on a technicality. The botched investigation led to an uproar in the community, and over the weekend, three IMPD officers were demoted.
"We're not trying to badger anybody. We're really trying to open their eyes," Wells' brother, Ryan, said by phone from Florida Tuesday. "They're trying to pass these Mickey Mouse, you know, demotions off like they're the best thing that they can do and it's not the best thing that they can do."
Aaron Wells, father of Eric Wells, makes a plea to Mayor Greg Ballard, saying, "only you have the power to ensure justice has a fair chance."
In his letter, Aaron Wells urges the mayor to make sure the "appropriate authorities" are in control of the investigation. Wells cites eyewitnesses who reported that Officer David Bisard did not make an attempt to help the three victims, and only appeared to be concerned with a black duffle bag in his cruiser, which Wells says he never handed over to other officers. Wells also maintains the crash scene was never properly secured.
Mary Wells, Eric Wells' mother, sent an email to the Mayor's Action Center.
In it, she writes that seven ranking police officers were on the scene and names those officers (John Conley, Darryl Pierce, Ron Hicks, Sgt. Peters, Lt. Larry Jahnke, Lt. Stan Stephens and Sgt. Doug Heustis, according to the email.) She points to the fact that a blood test wasn't administered until two hours after the crash and that no Breathalyzer was made. "Why are the above seven officers not suspended for the very least 'incompetence' or 'negligence?'...They tested my son Eric and he was dead and had nothing to do with causing this."
Mary Wells also writes, "Put yourself in my shoes, Mr. Mayor. Your child will never call you on your birthday, Mother's/Father's Day, or just to say, 'I love you, Mom/Dad."
Eric Wells' widow Luisa Montilla-Wells wrote a letter to Gov. Mitch Daniels. She is "requesting that an unbiased department such as the State Police conduct the investigation currently being handled by the IMPD since it involves one of their own officers and creates a conflict of interest."
"I am pleading for your assistance to intervene in the investigation. Being a former police officer for the City of Boca Raton, Florida, I find this investigation to be unethical," writes Montilla-Wells.
Ryan Wells says his family wants the officers on scene the day his brother was killed, to be fired.
"Every single one of those people need to be terminated and then tried in a criminal court of law," he said. "This is corruption like a lot of people have not seen. I mean, if you add an illegal business on the side, you have nothing different than the mafia."
He's also calling for IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski and Public Safety Director Frank Straub to step down.
"We don't want condolences. We're really done with that from these people. They said that stuff on TV. They've had their little, I guess you could call it a hug a baby moment for politicians. We're done with that. We want action," Wells said.
If the Wells family doesn't get action from the leaders, family is reaching out, too.
"If they're not going to listen, we'll find somebody who will," Ryan Wells said.
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 >>