Friday, December 13 2013 12:17 AM EST2013-12-13 05:17:18 GMT
A case of mistaken identity cost an Indianapolis man his freedom and much more. He ended up behind bars after learning police had a warrant for his arrest for trying to kill another man. This case ofMore >>
A case of mistaken identity cost an Indianapolis man his freedom and much more. He ended up behind bars after learning police had a warrant for his arrest for trying to kill another man.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:20 PM EST2013-12-13 04:20:57 GMT
The Avon Community School Corporation says it's investigating a case of "inappropriate social media activity" involving high school students. Bill Weems, deputy chief of Avon PD, says his department wasMore >>
The Avon Community School Corporation says it's investigating a case of "inappropriate social media activity" involving high school students.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:19 PM EST2013-12-13 04:19:07 GMT
Small businesses in Shelbyville are taking a big hit from overnight burglars. Over two months, burglars have hit nine businesses in town. There is no indication they are slowing down. "This is a hitMore >>
Small businesses in Shelbyville are taking a big hit from overnight burglars.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:48 PM EST2013-12-13 03:48:58 GMT
The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber's Republicans. The 332-94 vote sendsMore >>
The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber's Republicans.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:47 PM EST2013-12-13 03:47:20 GMT
A pedestrian was struck and killed in Franklin Thursday night. Franklin firefighters confirmed the accident on US 31 between Acorn Road and Schoolhouse Road. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday. TheMore >>
Franklin police are investigating the death of a pedestrian on US 31 Thursday night.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-13 03:33:28 GMT
Police in Noblesville are warning citizens about scams surrounding the death of a 16-year-old high school student. Police say they have received several questions about fundraising efforts allegedly setMore >>
Police in Noblesville are warning citizens about scams surrounding the death of a 16-year-old high school student.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:43 PM EST2013-12-13 01:43:13 GMT
Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city. Salvation Army Capt. Dale Brandenburg says the South African coin was foundMore >>
Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:40 PM EST2013-12-13 01:40:40 GMT
An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to bank robbery in which an accomplice was fatally shot by the FBI has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson sentencedMore >>
An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to bank robbery in which an accomplice was fatally shot by the FBI has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:33 PM EST2013-12-13 01:33:19 GMT
Bishops representing Indiana's five Roman Catholic dioceses have issued a pastoral letter in response to a proposal to add a ban on gay marriage to the state constitution, but didn't take a side. TheMore >>
Bishops representing Indiana's five Roman Catholic dioceses have issued a pastoral letter in response to a proposal to add a ban on gay marriage to the state constitution, but didn't take a side.More >>
President Barack Obama is announcing a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 elementary school children.
The package includes a call on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazine and it would close loopholes in the gun sale background check system.
Obama also is signing 23 executive actions - which require no congressional approval - including several aimed at improving access to data for background checks. A presidential memorandum will instruct the Centers for Disease Control to research causes and prevention of gun violence.
The president is seeking rules to ensure that law enforcement conducts background checks before returning seized firearms.
The executive actions are part of an overarching package assembled by a task force led by Vice President Joe Biden.
In addition, Obama will nominate Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jones currently is the acting director of the agency.
Statement from the National Rifle Association:
Throughout its history, the National Rifle Association has led efforts to promote safety and responsible gun ownership. Keeping our children and society safe remains our top priority.
The NRA will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and securing our schools, fixing our broken mental health system, and prosecuting violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law. We look forward to working with Congress on a bi-partisan basis to find real solutions to protecting America's most valuable asset – our children.
Attacking firearms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. Only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected and our children will remain vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy.
The president decided to fight for a major tightening of gun laws. Recommended by the Biden Task Force, the Obama kick-off is Wednesday.
"He believes we need to act now," said White House spokesman Jay Carney.
In advance of today's event, the National Rifle Association released an online video calling Obama an "elitist hypocrite" for having armed secret Service agents protect his daughters at school while not committing to installing armed guards in all schools.
The Obama plan would ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines and begin universal background checks, ending the exemptions for sales at gun shows and online.
The President acknowledged that many oppose those changes.
"Will all of them get through this Congress? I don't know," Obama said.
But the NRA has lost support since the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, upside down in approval in Tuesday's Washington Post/ABC News poll. Fifty-eight percent of people approve of an assault weapons ban.
There's a new Associated Press-GfK poll that indicates nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of the shootings in Connecticut. Majorities of those surveyed favor a nationwide bank on military-style, rapid-fire weapons, and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows.
Democrats are encouraged.
"Wake up and understand the American people are fed up!" said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York)
Some Republicans will fight any new gun ban.
"Let's talk about mental health issues. Let's talk about enforcement of current law, gun law. Let's talk about violence glorified by Hollywood," said Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas).
While Congress battles, the President also plans executive action, ordering a crackdown on gun buyers who lie on background checks and improving the databases those checks depend upon.
That might have prevented the massacre at Virginia Tech in 2007 that left 32 dead. Seung Hui-Cho's mental health history did not show up when he bought his handgun.
The president plans to take some action that doesn't need congressional approval, like boosting the availability of mental health services and directing the federal government to conduct more research on gun use and crimes.
Some from Virginia joined a protest near Newtown, demanding Walmart stops selling assault weapons.
"Do we really want military-grade people killers on the shelf next to strollers?" said Lori Haas, Coalition to Stop Handgun Violence.
New York's state assembly Tuesday was saying "no," passing tougher gun laws like the Obama proposals.
The fight could get nasty. One new House Republican claims he'll push to have President Obama impeached.
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-12 22:29:58 GMT
A woman who pleaded guilty in the death of her seven-year-old son will learn her sentence this afternoon. Jessica Rogers, who was 29 when she was arrested after the Dec. 8, 2012 fatal fire, pleaded guiltyMore >>
A woman who pleaded guilty in the death of her seven-year-old son has been sentenced to four years in prison, to be followed by two years of probation.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-12-12 17:18:18 GMT
The wife of an Iraqi war veteran shot to death when he tried to buy an iPad on Craigslist is speaking out for the first time. In an interview with the Daily Mail online, Jamie Vester says she warned herMore >>
The wife of an Iraqi war veteran shot to death when he tried to buy an iPad on Craigslist is speaking out for the first time.More >>
Wednesday, November 27 2013 6:21 PM EST2013-11-27 23:21:46 GMT
It's a case that has baffled police for decades. On November 17th, 2013, it will be 35 years since four young workers were kidnapped from the Speedway Burger Chef and killed. There were four victimsMore >>
It's one of the state's most heinous crimes. 35 years later, the Burger Chef murder case is still unsolved. Now, Eyewitness News has uncovered a new theory connected to the investigation that focuses on another Burger Chef restaurant.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:45 AM EST2013-12-12 15:45:38 GMT
A man that had been shot in his vehicle drove to the Indianapolis Fire station at 5520 East 38th Street around 11 PM last night. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were at the shootingMore >>
A man who had been shot in his vehicle drove to the Indianapolis Fire station at 5520 East 38th Street around 11:00 pm Wednesday night. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:28 PM EST2013-12-11 23:28:45 GMT
Chuck Pagano took no solace in what everybody else at the Colts' complex already knew. Sunday's replay reversal, which gave the Bengals a touchdown, was a mistake. On Tuesday night, Dean Blandino, theMore >>
Chuck Pagano took no solace in what everybody else at the Colts' complex already knew.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 2:38 AM EST2013-12-12 07:38:28 GMT
Indianapolis Fire Department was called to a house fire overnight at 2733 Fairfax Road, while dealing with slick streets and the cold. The fire was a chimney fire, but when the firefighters left the scene,More >>
Indianapolis Fire Department was called to a house fire overnight at 2733 Fairfax Road, while dealing with slick streets and the cold.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 7:33 AM EST2013-12-12 12:33:55 GMT
Customers of Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) were without power overnight during the cold weather. The downtown Indianapolis area has 238 customers without power and another 42 on the south sideMore >>
Indianapolis Power and Light and Duke Energy customers without power overnight.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:15 PM EST2013-12-11 23:15:22 GMT
An Indianapolis pastor has been convicted of child molestation. A jury found 71-year-old Otis Jetter guilty on all three counts Tuesday. Jetter had been working as a pastor at the Pilgrim Chapel MissionaryMore >>
A jury found 71-year-old Otis Jetter guilty on all three counts Tuesday.
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:23 AM EST2013-12-12 16:23:57 GMT
Indianapolis Power and Light blames the cold weather for scattered power outages Thursday morning. A power line in Pike Township that was previously struck by lightning froze this morning. It broke, causingMore >>
Indianapolis Power and Light blames the cold weather for scattered power outages Thursday morning.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:42 PM EST2013-12-12 04:42:24 GMT
A few snow showers are in the forecast for Wednesday evening and a quick blast of even colder air will follow. Overnight temperatures will be in the range of 1 to -4 degrees. Wind chills will be evenMore >>
By late evening Wednesday, some parts of central Indiana have temperatures in the single digits and wind chills nearing 10 below zero.More >>