Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:02 AM EDT2013-06-18 05:02:28 GMT
Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on the east side. The accident happened shortly after midnight in the 2400 block of Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue. Police confirmed to EyewitnessMore >>
Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on the east side. IMPD is looking for a dark colored sedan that left the scene traveling north on Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue just before midnight.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:08:41 GMT
The Boston Bruins have beaten the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals. Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron scored in the second period and Tuukka Rask posted his thirdMore >>
Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron scored goals in the second period and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves as the Bruins took a 2-1 lead in the series.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:47:57 GMT
Trey Porter drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, and Mississippi State took control of its bracket in the College World Series with a 5-4 victory over Indiana on Monday night. The BulldogsMore >>
The Indiana Hoosiers are now facing elimination at the College World Series.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:22 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:22:43 GMT
As investigators begin to probe this weekend's fire at a west Indianapolis warehouse, neighbors are still concerned about their safety. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms' elite National ResponseMore >>
As investigators begin to probe this weekend's fire at a west Indianapolis warehouse, neighbors are still concerned about their safety.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:39:27 GMT
The suspect in a quadruple homicide in Waynesville last month is behind bars. Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett told Eyewitness News 55-year-old Sam Sallee was arrested at a Columbus home May 13,More >>
Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett told Eyewitness News 55-year-old Sam Sallee was arrested at a Columbus home May 13, two days after four people were murdered in a home in Waynesville.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:00:50 GMT
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation giving the state the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. In a news release, Quinn's office says the governor signed theMore >>
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation giving the state the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:46 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:46:28 GMT
An Indiana State Police trooper has been shot in southwestern Indiana. Trooper Jarrod Lentz is in the hospital after the shooting near Washington, Indiana. Authorities say they do not believe his injuriesMore >>
An Indiana State Police trooper has been shot during an apparent robbery at a gun shop in southwestern Indiana.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:36 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:36:37 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down.
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:40:23 GMT
Police lawsuits are costing Indianapolis millions of dollars and taxpayers are footing the bill. The City of Indianapolis is staring down a list of lawsuits with claims of nearly $38 million, most ofMore >>
The City of Indianapolis is staring down a list of lawsuits with claims of nearly $38 million, most of which are against IMPD.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-06-17 21:58:52 GMT
It is not unusual for a city or county to build statues to important people or events commemorating its past, but Hamilton County may be on the verge of a first. They're constructing statues of squirrels.More >>
It is not unusual for a city or county to build statues to important people or events commemorating its past, but Hamilton County may be on the verge of a first.More >>
As the Division of Homeland Security (DHS) continues monitoring the winter storm that will be moving across Indianapolis and coordinating with our partners, DHS is also reminding people to be safe on the roads and prepare.
"The Department of Public Works, the Indianapolis Power and Light Company, the Red Cross - all of our partners are ramping up staffing and continuously monitoring this winter storm. We want to ensure everyone is prepared, especially those that may be driving in these conditions," states DHS Chief Gary Coons. "The best thing to do is stay indoors to avoid driving in dangerous conditions."
Winter Weather Awareness Tips
The National Weather Service uses specific winter weather terms to ensure people know what to expect in the coming days and hours. It is important to understand the differences between the following terms: "warning", "watch", and "advisory".
Winter Storm Warning: Issued when hazardous winter weather is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12-24 hours before the storm is expected to begin.
Winter Storm Watch: Possibility of a blizzard, snow, freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12-48 hours before the beginning of a winter storm.
Build a kit; Make a plan, Be informed, Get involved
•Make sure that your emergency preparedness kit is complete, with fresh supplies.
•Stock up on extra food and water. After a winter storm you may be snowed in or without electricity for a few days.
•Remember to consider the needs of all family members, such as babies and older adults. Keep extra prescription medicines available in case you are snowed in. Don't forget your pets when preparing your kit!
•Along with your kit, keep extra blankets and warm clothes easily accessible in case you have to find them in a power outage.
•Check on family & friends who might need assistance when it is extremely cold or snowy.
•Monitor the weather and stay informed on the winter storm.
Safe home heating tips
•Do not use your stove or oven to heat rooms.
•Use only portable heating equipment approved for indoor use.
•Keep combustible materials, including furniture, drapes, and carpeting at least three feet away from the heat source. NEVER drape clothes over a space heater to dry.
•Always keep an eye on heating equipment. Never leave children alone in the room with a running space heater. Turn it off if you are unable to safely monitor it.
•Do not overload electrical circuits.
•If you'll be using a fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene heater, install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector near the area to be heated.
Note: Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) - a colorless, odorless gas - can be produced from improperly vented furnaces, plugged or cracked chimneys, water heaters, space heaters, fireplaces, stoves, and tail pipes. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are flu-like and may include headache, dizziness, fatigue, chest pain, vomiting, and possible death.
If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning
•Move yourself and other victims to fresh air immediately.
•Call your local utility provider.
Preparing your car for severe cold and winter weather
•Keep a winter survival kit in your car. Include the following items: blankets, first aid kit, flashlights and extra batteries, a knife, booster cables, compass, paper towels, collapsible shovel, high-calorie non-perishable food, a bag of sand or cat litter for traction, and a small can and water-proof matches to melt snow for drinking.
•Have maintenance service on your vehicle as often as the manufacturer recommends. In addition, every fall: have the radiator system serviced or check the antifreeze level yourself and add antifreeze as needed; replace windshield-wiper fluid with a wintertime mixture; and replace any worn tires and check the air pressure in the tires.
•Keep the gas tank near full to help avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
If the power goes out, contact IPL at "Lights Out Day or Night" (317) 261-8111, or your local electrical company.
•Be prepared for outages before they happen by having a flashlight, a portable radio and extra batteries on hand.
•Carefully check the circuit breakers or fuses in your home. If this step fails to restore power, check to see if your neighbors have electricity.
•To conserve heat during a power outage, limit the number of times outside doors are opened.
•Call IPL's Emergency "Lights Out Day or Night" number at (317) 261-8111 to report the outage. During a widespread power outage, please continue to call until you reach the voice response system and answer all questions. Be sure to inform IPL if you have electrically powered medical equipment and have a back-up plan in place in the event of an extended power outage.
The Division of Homeland Security is one of the six divisions of the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety. Its mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the city's critical infrastructure from all types of natural and human-made hazards through a comprehensive program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. DHS works to secure a confident public and strong society and economy of Indianapolis and Marion County.
Monday, June 17 2013 1:37 PM EDT2013-06-17 17:37:01 GMT
Metro Police are investigating after 11 business were broken into overnight on Allisonville Road. Police were called to 8604 Allisonville Road just after 4:00 am Monday. The building's security officerMore >>
Metro Police are investigating after 11 business were broken into overnight on Allisonville Road.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 4:13 AM EDT2013-06-17 08:13:01 GMT
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and state police are reminding state residents to be alert for safety concerns when attending county fairs and other local festivals. They say people shouldMore >>
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and state police are reminding state residents to be alert for safety concerns when attending county fairs and other local festivals.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:38:17 GMT
Metro Police detectives arrested an Indianapolis man Sunday after finding two dead bodies in the 1100 block of Miley Avenue on Saturday afternoon. The bodies have not been identified pending notificationMore >>
Metro Police detectives arrested an Indianapolis man Sunday after finding two dead bodies in the 1100 block of Miley Avenue on Saturday afternoon. The bodies have not been identified pending notification of relatives. Autopsies are scheduled Monday.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:41 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:41:34 GMT
The 15-year-old arrested in a deadly crime spree with a second teen is in court Monday. The February crime spree ended when the pair crashed their stolen getaway car during a police chase from MarionMore >>
Monday, June 17 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-06-17 18:08:24 GMT
Metro homicide detectives are investigating an apparent fatal shooting in the parking lot of Babes show club on 38th Street just west of Lafayette Road. Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene and weMore >>
Indianapolis homicide detectives are sorting out an early morning murder near Lafayette Square. It's the second homicide in that area in two days.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 12:58 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:58:44 GMT
A lawsuit filed against Indiana's social services agency claims it wrongly barred a developmentally disabled woman from Medicaid waiver programs and left her without enough income to survive. The AmericanMore >>
A lawsuit filed against Indiana's social services agency claims it wrongly barred a developmentally disabled woman from Medicaid waiver programs and left her without enough income to survive.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-06-17 01:19:09 GMT
Conservation Officers are investigating the fatal drowning of Jordan Laute, an 18-year-old from Marion, Sunday afternoon at Salamonie Reservoir beach. Witnesses said Laute swam out past the roped barrierMore >>
Conservation Officers are looking into the fatal drowning of Jordan Laute, an 18-year-old from Marion, Sunday afternoon at Salamonie Reservoir beachMore >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:45:22 GMT
Investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong at a warehouse on the west side of Indianapolis. The Nationwide Recycling center on Belmont Ave. went up in flames on Saturday, forcing people toMore >>
Investigators are eager to get inside and begin their search for a cause, but it's still too dangerous. The fire burned for over eight hours Saturday, destroying a huge warehouse on Belmont Ave.More >>