Saturday, May 25 2013 12:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:00:53 GMT
If you waited until Friday to drive your RV to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you likely paid more to fill it up. "If you have to worry about the price of gas," said Hoosier race fan Steven Isaacs,More >>
This Memorial Day, gas prices are about where they were last year, instead of being up again.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:47:15 GMT
The Indiana Pacers are trying to even the Eastern Conference finals in Miami. Indiana has opened up a 12-point lead late in the first quarter. Roy Hibbert leads the Pacers with eight points. LeBron JamesMore >>
The Indiana Pacers have evened the Eastern Conference finals in Miami.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:18:05 GMT
Several Indiana teachers put their lives on the line just a year ago when two F-4 tornadoes hit Henryville and destroyed the elementary and high school. When Henryville Elementary School Teacher KristiMore >>
Several Indiana teachers put their lives on the line just a year ago when two F-4 tornadoes hit Henryville and destroyed the elementary and high school.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:03 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:03:19 GMT
A female pedestrian is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The woman was hit on E. 34th Street, between Gladstone and Colorado, around 9:45 p.m. Friday.More >>
A female pedestrian is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on the northeast side of Indianapolis.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:41 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:41:45 GMT
A couple from Elwood face charges after police say they found a marijuana growing operation in their basement. Stephen Stookey, 70, and Marilyn Stookey, 69, were arrested after police raided their homeMore >>
A couple from Elwood face charges after police say they found a marijuana growing operation in their basement.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:04:40 GMT
Two people are in custody after an incident where an IMPD officer fired his duty weapon. Police say officers were investigating an incident in the 3200 block of Boulevard Place when a suspect failed toMore >>
Two people are in custody after an incident where an IMPD officer fired his duty weapon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:59:31 GMT
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is recommending tuition and fee increases of 1.75 percent for Indiana residents in each of the next two years at the school's Bloomington campus. The universityMore >>
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is recommending tuition and fee increases of 1.75 percent for Indiana residents in each of the next two years at the school's Bloomington campus.More >>
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 >>
So far, though, the weather doesn't seem to be deterring revelers. Long before the flurries began flying, the downtown Hyatt was getting ready for its annual New Year's eve bash. The party, which sold out at 2,000 people, is the biggest in the city.
It includes four bands, two DJ's, and a casino night culminating with the big balloon drop of 20,000 balloons at midnight.
Amy Dorbin, in from Kalamazoo to attend the party, said weather was not an issue for her at all.
"Here you don't have to go out. It's all here; the bands, the drinks. You have a safe place to stay and don't have to drive," she said.
While the Hyatt is sold out of all its rooms, general manager Brian Comes said they were working with other hotels to insure that anyone not wanting to drive home would have options.
"If anyone wants accommodations in the city, we will refer them to a local hotel and that way they can make a quick walk back to the hotel for the night [after the party is over,]" he said.
The city's Department of Public Works, meantime, had assigned 90 drivers to work 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. salting roads and clearing snow, with another 12-hour shift coming on at 11 p.m..
DPW Spokeswoman Lesley Malone said, "We do anticipate an increase in traffic due to the holiday, but the drivers are prepared and know how to maneuver around people so we really just ask drivers to be aware and give them room to salt."
Despite the snow, cabbies were still counting on Tuesday night to be one of their busiest nights of the year.
Munawar Paul said, "When it's the new year, a lot of people, they don't care about the weather. They like to go out and enjoy with drinking and fun."
Several places including the Hyatt arranged to have extra cabs available starting at midnight. The Hyatt had also arranged for $10 vouchers toward cab rides home.
Don't drink and drive. There are alternatives to help you get home safely.
The city's three taxi companies will be accepting $10 vouchers from bar hoppers and party-goers in need of a ride home after New Year's Eve celebrations. IU Health is funding 250 vouchers that will provide discounted rides with e2 Taxi, Yellow Cab and Red Tire Taxi. Vouchers were doled out Thursday and Friday to e2 and its long-standing partner in a New Year's voucher program, MillerCoors. Both companies will be out distributing vouchers downtown, as well as putting them in the hands of bartenders and employees at select liquors stores, including Big Red. Each voucher will allow for up to $10 toward a taxi ride between 11 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday, but bartenders can start handing them out before that time frame. Customers can also share a ride and combine their vouchers, but they will not receive change.
INDIANAPOLIS Be My DD Phone: 1-877-823-6933 Hours: 24/7 Details: A driver takes you home in your own vehicle
Stewart & Stewart is hosting a Safe and Sober program this New Year's Eve by covering the first $20 of your cab ride home.
The program will be held from 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, and will be available in the downtown Indianapolis area, Broad Ripple area, and additional locations where participating cab companies service.
To get your ride home, simply sign up for and print a voucher. When you're ready to go home, look for a AAA-Hoosier cab (888-8888) or Broad Ripple Village Taxi cab (487-6666) and give them your voucher.
Please keep in mind:
When signing up for your voucher, you must include your name, valid email address, and how many passengers will be in the vehicle.
Due to the high volume of rides on New Year's Eve, these cab companies can't guarantee rides home for everyone—but they'll try their best to accommodate all requests.
Rides will only be provided from a bar or restaurant to a residence or hotel—not to other drinking locations. Reservations will not be accepted.
Several passengers can share a cab ride home, but no more persons are allowed than the number of seatbelts in a cab. Standard extra passenger fees may apply per taxi company policy.
Remember, we'll cover the first $20 of your ride home, but you're responsible for any costs that exceed this amount.
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 >>