Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:22:03 GMT
A homeless camp in Broad Ripple has long been a safety concern for people visiting, working and living in the north side Indianapolis neighborhood. Several young people live under the bridge at WestfieldMore >>
Several young people live under the bridge at Westfield Boulevard, and residents say it's been a problem for years. Last week, a burglary by one of the homeless was caught on camera. Now a Broad Ripple business owner is fed up and wants police to crack down.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:12 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:12:18 GMT
Indianapolis Metro Police are on the scene of a vacant home in the 1500 block of English Ave. near Spruce St. That's on the Indianapolis southeast side. IMPD says they've been working with the FederalMore >>
Detectives say so far, they have not found anything suspicious and they are not considering the home a crime scene at this point.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:04:18 GMT
The Indianapolis 500 has not completely sold out in a more than a few years. Old-time fans say that the track has "sold out" to corporate sponsors. There was a time not long ago when the infield of theMore >>
The Indianapolis 500 has not completely sold out in a more than a few years. Old-time fans say that the track has "sold out" to corporate sponsors.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:49:20 GMT
How "tornado tough" is your kids' school? Why don't they have safe rooms and shelters? After what happened in Oklahoma, parents are asking those questions. Eyewitness News found one Indianapolis buildingMore >>
Eyewitness News found one Indianapolis building designed and built to survive some of the most powerful tornadoes. But why aren't schools being built to the same demanding standards?More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:37 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:37:18 GMT
We're getting a closer look Wednesday at what's left of the elementary school that took a direct hit in the Oklahoma tornado. The destruction at Plaza Towers Elementary School is staggering, and whenMore >>
The destruction at Plaza Towers Elementary School is staggering, and when you see the video, it's hard to believe so many students were rescued. It's scene like those that are forcing schools across Indiana to take a much closer look at how they're keeping students safe during tornadoes.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:16:50 GMT
An Indianapolis teenager is in big trouble tonight for cyber bullying using her social media account. Several of her classmates say she threatened to beat up classmates, unless they paid her off. TheMore >>
Parents say a 13-year-old IPS student was threatening other students to give her money or get beat up.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:25 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:25:04 GMT
Two U.K. government officials say a brutal attack that left one man dead near a London military barracks appears to have been motivated by radical Islam. Two men apparently attacked another man near aMore >>
British police are investigating whether the murder of a man in London today was linked to terrorism. British media report the man was a soldier and Prime Minister David Cameron said there are "strong indications" it was terror-related. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:13 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:13:13 GMT
Setting off fireworks outside approved times and dates could cost residents a pretty penny in an Indianapolis suburb. The Fishers Town Council passed a fireworks ordinance last month that limits whenMore >>
Setting off fireworks outside approved times and dates could cost residents a pretty penny in an Indianapolis suburb.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:11 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:11:11 GMT
Indiana is pressing ahead with its search for a private company to finance and build a 21-mile section of the Interstate 69 extension that will eventually run from Evansville to Indianapolis. State officialsMore >>
Indiana is pressing ahead with its search for a private company to finance and build a 21-mile section of the Interstate 69 extension that will eventually run from Evansville to Indianapolis.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:01 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:01:31 GMT
After a quiet start to the week, things heat up today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Community Day. And the track has a lot of family-friendly events planned. Community Day is a fan favoriteMore >>
At noon, WTHR's crew took on the Media Pit Stop Challenge.More >>
INDIANAPOLIS - Less than a week after 13 investigates broke the story that the Hoosier Lottery overpaid for new offices, lottery officials are making some changes. In a news conference Wednesday lottery officials admitted mistakes were made.
The Hoosier Lottery admits it did not follow state rules when it moved into a new multi-million dollar headquarters on Meridian Street.
13 Investigates first exposed the lottery's fancy new offices and that investigation is now prompting change. Lottery officials admit they overspent in decorating their new offices, and now they plan to get rid of some of the most costly amenities.
Last week 13 Investigates took Hoosiers inside the lottery offices for the very first time. We showed you the lottery's many conference rooms filled with brand new furniture, a massive break room with $800 bar stools and flat screen TVs and even a workout room worth brand new state-of-art equipment costing more than $25,000.
The lottery commission and the lottery director met with reporters to say they made an error in judgment by not closely watching their expenses. Lottery officials say they did not follow rules set by the Department of Administration and as a result, the entire workout room is being closed down.
"It was an error in judgment and we'll take the necessary actions to get that back into compliance. We're talking specifically about the workout room. We'll either find other places to use that equipment or we'll sell that equipment. We'll find an appropriate use for that space," said William Zielke, Hoosier Lottery Commission chairman.
Zielke says he wasn't even aware of some of the costly purchases made for the new offices until he saw them on television.
He says every purchase related to the move will now be scrutinized closely, something that commissioners admit had not been happening. Who's responsible for all the elaborate amenities that ran up the bills for the new headquarters?
"The decision to make those purchases were made by Kathryn Densborn, lottery director and or her staff," said Zielke.
Earlier this month, Densborn proudly showed 13 Investigates around the new headquarters. Wednesday, she looked much more serious as she answered questions about a workout gym that is being shut down and other costly purchases she made for the lottery's new offices.
"Would you say this was an error in judgment?" 13 Investigates asked.
"Well, sure. I think I would. We're here today to say we're gonna fix," said Densborn.
Monday, May 20 2013 6:20 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:20:47 GMT
A 10-year-old Indianapolis girl had high hopes for Saturday's Lemonade Day, a day when kids get the chance to learn about running a small business. Morgen Morris, who was sponsored by WIBC Radio, scoredMore >>
But just an hour into selling glasses of Peachy-Keen lemonade for 75 cents a glass, an IMS employee put the brakes on Morgen Morris' stand.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:02:01 GMT
It's been 24 hours since news broke of a Federal Bureau of Investigation raid at the City-County Building confiscating files from the Indy Land Bank program. The federal investigation also led to the arrestMore >>
Mayor Ballard held a news conference this morning hoping to shine light on several significant construction projects going around the city this season. Instead, all anyone wanted to talk about was the federal investigation into the Land Bank program, what he knew, when and why he didn't say something sooner.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:55 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:55:33 GMT
Tiger Woods says the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia was hurtful and inappropriate. Two weeks after they verbally sparred at The Players Championship, Woods says it's time to move on. GarciaMore >>
Tiger Woods says the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia was hurtful and inappropriate. Two weeks after they verbally sparred at The Players Championship, Woods says it's time to move on.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:37 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:37:26 GMT
A South Bend teenager who angered a judge by smirking during his sentencing for killing a 16-year-old boy has received the maximum time behind bars allowed under a plea agreement. St. Joseph SuperiorMore >>
A South Bend teenager who angered a judge by smirking during his sentencing for killing a 16-year-old boy has received the maximum time behind bars allowed under a plea agreement.More >>
The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation.More >>
A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:56:01 GMT
Telemarketers are deploying new tactics to get your secret information - and all they have to do is get you to answer the phone. A call to a home phone this week showed up on the screen as "private name,More >>
Telemarketers are deploying new tactics to get your secret information - and all they have to do is get you to answer the phone.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:52:29 GMT
We've seen the damage from Oklahoma, hundreds of homes leveled. You have also seen those that survived a direct hit did so in a storm shelter. Storms shelters have not caught on in Indiana like otherMore >>
Storm shelters haven't caught on in Indiana like in some states along Tornado Alley, but more Hoosiers are making the investment to keep their families safe.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:44:57 GMT
Cody Zeller's decision to leave Indiana University and head to the NBA looks like it may be paying off. Zeller's stock has gone up considerably after his performance last week at the NBA Combine in Chicago.More >>
Cody Zeller's decision to leave Indiana University and head to the NBA looks like it may be paying off.More >>