Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:19:31 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 >>
As we approach 2013, one thing we know for sure is that the Indiana Pacers will be here at least through next season.
The city made a deal with the team to pay $10 million to operate Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers moved into the Fieldhouse in 1999.
At first, they paid to run the building, but Mayor Greg Ballard says it's no longer fair to expect the team to do that.
Eyewitness News Anchor John Stehr recently interviewed the mayor about the Pacers' situation.
John Stehr: "Here's the narrative that I think people have in their mind: We built them a building, we let them use it rent-free, we let them keep the revenue that is generated in that building all year long and now we have to give them another $10 million to pay for the upkeep and pay for the utilities. Is that still a good deal for the city and at what point does it stop?"
Mayor Ballard: "We're subsidizing the running of the building and the Pacers bring down 10,000-15,000 people 50 times a year to our downtown, so that's what they do. I could have stood on my high horse and took over the building and I can run it for $112-115 million, which was our estimate at the time and 'Pacers, you go away,' but then I don't have 10,000-15,000 people coming down 50 times a year and I've got a largely empty building, but I'm running it. Well, that's not optimal."
Stehr: "So is part of this that you don't want to be the mayor that loses the Pacers?"
Ballard: "No, I just want to make a fair deal, but I want people to understand that it takes money to run the building and the Pacers have been running the building for us."
The mayor says by operating the Fieldhouse in the early years, the Pacers provided $100 million of service to the city.
Ballard: "At that time, when we made the deal three years ago, it was cheaper for the Pacers to operate the building than it was for us to operate the building."
Stehr: "So, it's a good deal...a good deal for the city?"
Ballard: "Right now it is, but we're going to have to see if we can operate it more cheaply into the future."
The mayor also said that the city needs to look for cost savings to handle the current budget shortfall.
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 >>