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A Greenfield police officer is fighting to keep his vanity license plate after it was revoked by the BMV.More 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 >>
Gov.-elect Mike Pence and Lt. Gov.-elect Sue Ellspermann Thursday announced five more appointments to leadership positions within their administration.
Doug Carter, former sheriff of Hamilton County, has been named Superintendent of the Indiana State Police. He retired from the State Police as a trooper in 2002 after 18 years and served two terms as the Hamilton County sheriff. Under his leadership the Hamilton County Sheriff's office earned national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation in Law Enforcement (CALEA), only the second sheriff's office in the state to do so. Carter also worked to reduce redundancy in public safety by coordinating and communicating with public safety agencies throughout central Indiana. Most recently, Carter worked in the private sector providing public safety solutions to municipalities throughout the State of Indiana.
Rob Carter will continue to serve as Director of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). He has held the top post at DNR since 2006. Rob Carter has been instrumental in speeding up DNR's environmental permitting process as well as leading efforts to expand Indiana's recreational trails and protect its river corridors and wetlands.
Jeff Cardwell will join the Pence Administration as the Executive Director of the Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI), a position that will be part of Gov.-elect Pence's Cabinet. Cardwell is an entrepreneur and business owner who launched the nonprofit People Helping People in 2001 to address issues of housing and hunger both locally and abroad.
Lt. Gov.-elect Ellspermann announced that Dax Norton will be heading up the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Norton has eight years of experience in economic development and was a small business owner for eight years. He has been the executive director of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation since 2008 and previously led economic development for Blackford County and downtown Greensburg, Indiana.
Zac Jackson will be the majority Deputy Budget Director. Jackson has worked in the Indiana State Budget Agency for the past eight years as a budget analyst and as an assistant director over the Health and Human Services Division. He will assist OMB Director Chris Atkins who also will serve as Budget Director.
Pence also announced additional senior staff hires.
Ryan Streeter will join the policy team as Senior Economic Policy Director. Streeter is a Distinguished Fellow for Economic and Fiscal Policy at the Sagamore Institute and an adjunct professor at Indiana University's school of public policy. He served in the White House as a special assistant for domestic policy to George W. Bush.
Christy Denault has been named Communications Director. Denault most recently filled that role during Pence's gubernatorial campaign. She previously held communications positions at Bose Public Affairs Group and in Lt. Governor Becky Skillman's office.
Kara Brooks has been hired as Press Secretary and will serve as spokeswoman for the Governor's office. Brooks has 12 years of experience in broadcast media and has worked for the Indianapolis Department of Public Works since 2010.
John Hill has been named Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. In 2006, Hill was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) after previously serving the FMCSA as Chief Safety Officer and Assistant Administrator. In this role, Hill was involved in terrorism and hurricane response and emergency preparedness planning for natural disasters. Prior to his work on a national level, Hill served as a member of the Indiana State Police from 1974-2003, providing expertise as Commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Field Enforcement and Logistics Divisions. Hill is a graduate of Taylor University and resides in Greenwood.
Appointed Adjutant General in 2004, Major General R. Martin Umbarger will continue in this capacity in the Pence Administration. As Adjutant General, he oversees the fourth largest Army National Guard in the country, leading soldiers, airmen, and employees of the State - over 15,000 Hoosiers in total. Maj. Gen. Umbarger has an extensive background with the Indiana Army National Guard dating back to 1969, when he began his career as an enlisted soldier. He currently serves on the Secretary of Defense's Reserve Forces Policy Board and previously served as a member of the Secretary of the Army's Reserve Forces Policy Committee. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Evansville and currently lives in Bargersville in Johnson County with his wife Rowana. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Michael B. Cline will remain as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation within the Pence Administration. Originally appointed in 2010, Cline oversees all aspects of INDOT, from the more than 3,600 employees to the state's highway system. Prior to beginning his service at INDOT in 2006, Cline worked for 18 years in the surface transportation industry, earning experience in management and engineering in both the private and public sectors. Cline is a graduate of Purdue University and resides in Indianapolis.
Virgil Madden has been named Executive Director of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). Madden, of Indianapolis, currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor to Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman. Previously, Madden spent time as Director of Government Research at SRI, Inc. and also worked for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute as a director, the Marion County Municipal and Superior Courts, Indianapolis Public Schools and the Indiana Supreme Court. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Butler University.
Mark Newman will serve as Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development following his term as Interim Executive Director, which began in early August. Newman previously served as vice president of marketing and communications for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and, prior to this role, served as chief operating officer of Indiana Sports Corp. Newman also has experience working for both the Atlanta Olympic Games and World Cup USA. Residing in Indianapolis, Newman holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master's from the University of Virginia.
Continuing his service to the state, Jacob Sipe will serve as Executive Director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). Sipe has served as Interim Executive Director, Chief Real Estate Development Officer and Director of Community Services since July and previously held roles within IHCDA since 1999. Prior to his work in state government, Sipe served as a loan officer at the First National Bank of Cloverdale. He is a graduate of Indiana University and resides in Greenwood.
Brenda Gerber will serve as Chief of Staff to First Lady Karen Pence. She most recently served as Deputy Finance Director for Mike Pence for Indiana. Originally from Fort Wayne, Gerber previously served as Finance Director to the Paula Hughes for Mayor campaign and is also a co-founder of the Carriage House. Gerber is a graduate of Indiana University and currently resides in Carmel.
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 >>