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A Greenfield police officer is fighting to keep his vanity license plate after it was revoked by the BMV.More 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:34 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:34:50 GMT
It's game day, a day the Pacers have been waiting on since LeBron James' buzzer-beating layup went through the hoop in Miami Wednesday night. Now the Pacers are looking for a split on the road in MiamiMore >>
It's game day, a day the Pacers have been waiting on since LeBron James' buzzer-beating layup went through the hoop in Miami Wednesday night.More >>
JOHNSON COUNTY -
A local photographer has been arrested, accused of drugging, then attacking a 16-year-old aspiring model.
Alan "Miles" Fork is in the Johnson County Jail, charged with five felonies, including sexual assault of the teen he was taking photos of in lingerie.
Fork used to operate Indy Premier Models out of a downtown Indianapolis office, and most recently out of his Greenwood apartment.
We did some checking and found Fork has no criminal history or complaints with the Better Business Bureau. But his arrest raises questions about people preying on young wanna-be models hoping to be the next big discovery.
Photographer and owner of Studio K Photography, Ken Kneringer, has seen a lot of young girls with big dreams of becoming a model.
But the president of the Professional Photographers Guild of Indiana also knows the risk of trusting the wrong person behind the camera.
"There is a potential, for some danger out there," Kneringer said.
Police say that's what happened inside a Greenwood apartment, off of Fry Road.
A 16-year-old girl went there for a modeling shoot with a photographer her mom says they trusted: 42-year-old Alan "Miles" Fork.
"He approached the victim and her mother, saying there was a company out of Chicago that was interested in the photographs of her, kind of selling them that this would be good for her modeling career. The victim's mother couldn't go. He didn't want anybody else there. He came and picked her up so he had her alone," explained Greenwood Assistant Police Chief Matthew Fillenwarth.
The victim's mother tells Eyewitness News she trusted him, knew him for a year, but didn't know he got her daughter alone that day.
When the teen got nervous about modeling lingerie, police say Fork gave her alcohol and Adderall to calm her down.
Then they say he videotaped himself sexually assaulting her when she passed out.
Police fear there may be more potential victims.
"These are young girls. They want to be models and you know, they want to be famous," Fillenwarth said. "He's good at selling that and preying on their dreams."
Experts warn there's a new danger too: photographers using the internet to prey on pretty girls and promise the world - some with ulterior motives.
Some websites that pair models with photographers allow aspiring models to upload their own photos, without parental consent or age restriction.
"There's a lot of danger out there. A 14-year-old girl can put her photos out there, without her parents' permission and become mixed up in that world," Kneringer explained. "It's highly unregulated and if you're doing this without your parents' input, be very, very, very careful. Moms need to know this stuff can happen behind the scenes without their knowledge very, very easily."
Kneringer says legitimate photographers never take pictures that make teens uncomfortable, teen models never have to wear lingerie, and that studios always let Mom in on every shoot.
In fact, at Kneringer's studio, they built a specific place for parents to sit and watch what happens behind the lens.
"They're always in the studio at the same time with us," he said.
Kneringer recommends doing extensive research on any photographer and getting multiple references, to make sure a dream doesn't turn dangerous.
"Check them out. I mean literally go to people, talk to clients, make sure they've got some kind of references on the website and then talk to other clients if you're nervous. You know, say 'can I talk to somebody that's been here'. We often hear quote - professional photographer - and that's not always the case."
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 >>