Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:44 GMT
Hundreds of rabbits seized from a south Indianapolis home are headed to rescue programs. Rick Cartheuser agreed in court Wednesday to surrender all but 15 of his rabbits to the city. The director of AnimalMore >>
Rick Cartheuser agreed in court Wednesday to surrender all but 15 of his rabbits to the city.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:02 GMT
Jonathan Toews' tip-in has given the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 lead in the second period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night. Michal Handzus also scored for the Chicago Blackhawks, whileMore >>
The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks are headed to overtime in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:00:38 GMT
Residents in several Indianapolis apartments are able to put their American flags back on their balconies after an Eyewitness News report. "It's America. It's a free country," said United States MarineMore >>
Residents in several Indianapolis apartments are able to put their American flags back on their balconies after an Eyewitness News report.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:00:12 GMT
The Indiana Hoosiers season ended Wednesday night at the College World Series. Oregon State beat the Hoosiers 1-0 in the elimination game in Omaha. The Beavers got the game's only run on a fourth-inningMore >>
The Indiana Hoosiers season ended Wednesday night at the College World Series.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:53 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:53:39 GMT
The man who pleaded guilty to a shooting that injured nine people during Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration was arrested again Wednesday after a police chase. Shamus Patton was taken into custody afterMore >>
The man who pleaded guilty to a shooting that injured nine people during Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration was arrested again Wednesday after a police chase.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:51 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:51:05 GMT
Football fans are still reacting to a new NFL policy that will ban purses and other bags from stadiums this fall. Colts fans can still wear the bling, but the sacks have to stay in the parking lot. EyewitnessMore >>
Football fans are still reacting to a new NFL policy that will ban purses and other bags from stadiums this fall.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:01:19 GMT
A 69-year-old man died in a southern Indiana river Wednesday, the second death in the river in as many days. Police in Harrison County say William Chappell of Boonville was canoeing with his wife whenMore >>
A 69-year-old man died in a southern Indiana river Wednesday, the second death in the river in as many days.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:47 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:47:53 GMT
James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," died Wednesday in Italy, TMZ is reporting. Gandolfini reportedly suffered a heart attack in Italy, where he was attending a film festival. He was 51. The actorMore >>
James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," died Wednesday in Italy, TMZ is reporting.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:32 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:32:40 GMT
The U.S. Naval Academy has charged three midshipmen - all current or former football players - with sexually assaulting a female student at an off-campus house in Annapolis more than a year ago. The militaryMore >>
The U.S. Naval Academy has charged three midshipmen - all current or former football players - with sexually assaulting a female student at an off-campus house in Annapolis more than a year ago.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:40:38 GMT
Hours of rescues attempts have failed to save a western Indiana man from dying after he was sucked into a grain. Lafayette Journal and Courier reports 59-year-old Vernon Babb of rural Veedersburg wasMore >>
Hours of rescues attempts have failed to save a western Indiana man from dying after he was sucked into a grain.More >>
Prosecutors are charging a 17-year-old suspect in last week's crime spree with murder, robbery and several other charges. Sirquain Burr and a 15-year-old juvenile are suspected in a string of felonies, including two shootings which one victim did not survive. Burr and the 15-year-old crashed their stolen getaway car last Wednesday during a police chase.
Burr was due to appear in court Tuesday morning, but his initial hearing was delayed until Wednesday at 9:15 am.
Court documents detail every move of the two teens accused in the crime spree. The reports highlight acts of terror on innocent people going about their everyday lives.
Burr faces five felonies from a trail of crimes he's accused of committing with a 15-year-old friend. Burr faces charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery, attempted robbery, auto theft and carrying a gun without a license
Burr is being charged as an adult for the murder of 38-year-old Southport resident John Yingling. Yingling was on the phone with his wife last Wednesday morning when he got into his truck to run an errand, according to court documents. His wife told police she heard another man's voice in the background saying something about "money" and a "wallet"; then the line went dead. Police found Yingling in the cab of his truck, still in his own driveway on Babette Court, with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Court documents show Burr also faces robbery charges in connection with the incident.
That day ended in a violent crash, but Burr's mother tells us it started out like any other.
"It was just a normal morning. It was get up, I love you, Mom and have a good day," said Tyease Dunn, Burr's mother.
The report says what happened next was anything but normal, with the teens suspected in a string of robberies and shootings. The 15-year-old says Burr asked Yingling for directions before shooting him to death in his driveway. The juvenile also told police that Burr stole Yingling's handgun before they sped away in a stolen car, leaving Yingling with a fatal gunshot wound in the cab of his truck.
"I don't wish death on anyone. I would not want anyone to lose their father or their mother," said Dunn. "To the families, I am more than sorry anybody has to go through any of this, but it's hard to say because I do not know what he had to do with the situation."
Burr is also being charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a man who was out walking his dog along Dandy Trail on the Indianapolis west side an hour after the Southport fatal shooting. That victim only had minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
In addition, Burr faces robbery and auto theft charges for incidents that also took place that morning. He's accused of stealing a Chevy Malibu and a Ford Expedition. It's believed the teens attempted or committed robberies while in the stolen vehicles, according to court documents.
Meantime, Sirquain Burr's mother says although her son has been in trouble before, her family never anticipated anything like the violent crime spree ever happening.
Burr's mother says although she is not sure exactly what role her son played in the crime spree, she is sorry for the victims. She broke down in tears outside the courtroom talking about her son's troubles.
"No matter what we teach our kids, they go their own paths. But we are pretty sure God is watching over him," said Tyaese Dunn. Burr's mother.
Dunn says she asked juvenile court to detain her son last year when he ran into trouble with the law. She also says she wants her son to take responsibility for his actions.
Marion County Forensic Services says a spent shell casing and bullet found at the Southport murder scene match a Bryco .380 handgun that Burr tossed out the window of the getaway vehicle. That weapon was later recovered by police.
When Burr arrives at the City-County Building for a hearing Wednesday, he will not only see his mother in the courtroom, but also family friends.
"He is faced with some serious charges," said Pastor Kevin Andrews, who knows the family.
Kevin Andrews is pastor at Carmel United Methodist Church. He and his wife Sandra tried to help get Burr on the right track.
"While he is sitting in the Marion County Jail, he takes some serious stock of his soul," said Andrews.
"We want to let him know that no matter what he has done, we still love him," said Sandra Andrews.
At one point Burr's mother broke down in tears outside the courtroom, but promised to stand by her son despite the mountain of new charges.
"Regardless of what he did, he is my child," said Dunn.
15-year-old admits to driving getaway vehicle
The 15-year-old admitted to driving the stolen Ford Expedition that police pursued until it crashed in Brownsburg.
The father of the 15-year-old suspect, James Edwards, Sr., told Eyewitness News his son was on house arrest for getting into trouble late last year. On the day of the crime spree, Edwards says his son missed the school bus and instead of returning home, he jumped a ride with Burr in an SUV stolen from the Indianapolis south side as the owner left it outside warming up before heading to work.
Meantime, Attorney Kenneth Riggins tells Eyewitness News he wants his 15-year-old client evaluated by a psychologist. The 15-year-old returns to juvenile court Thursday morning for his rescheduled initial detention hearing. A judge will decide at that time if the teenager will remain in custody or if he will be released into the custody of his parents.
The boy's father says after he and his wife filed for filed for divorce last summer, his son was supposed to spend weekdays with her and weekends with him. Eyewitness News found a number of police reports involving the 15-year-old where he has been arrested or in trouble with the law.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:12:37 GMT
You'll be seeing a lot of American flags displayed in the coming weeks as we approach the Fourth of July. It's your right to fly the flag at your home. There's a law that says so, but if you live atMore >>
Hoosiers are being ordered to take down Old Glory at some area apartment complexes and it could cost them if they refuse.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:04:56 GMT
The Marion County prosecutor has announced charges after an undercover auto theft investigation. Four suspects have been arrested for separate thefts, and police are still looking for a fifth suspect. AMore >>
The Marion County prosecutor has announced charges after an undercover auto theft investigation.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:41:01 GMT
A company that manufactures "mobile power stations" powered by alternative energy will build its new headquarters and factory in Muncie. DD Dannar LLC made the announcement Wednesday. Muncie beat outMore >>
A company that manufactures "mobile power stations" powered by alternative energy will build its new headquarters and factory in Muncie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:04:05 GMT
A northeastern Indiana prosecutor says police snipers acted appropriately when they shot and killed a man holding a 3-year-old boy hostage. The Journal Gazette reports Allen County Prosecutor Karen RichardsMore >>
A northeastern Indiana prosecutor says police snipers acted appropriately when they shot and killed a man holding a 3-year-old boy hostage.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:07:44 GMT
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is taking the battle over specialty auto license plates for a gay and lesbian youth counseling group to federal court. The Indiana Bureau of Motor VehiclesMore >>
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is taking the battle over specialty auto license plates for a gay and lesbian youth counseling group to federal court.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:24:57 GMT
Two people were taken to Witham Hospital after a fire at a house in the 500 block of East Noble Street early Wednesday morning. Lebanon dispatched the fire at 1:00 a.m. and firefighters were on the sceneMore >>
Lebanon's Fire Chief says an overnight fire that injured two people, one critically, was intentionally set.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:44 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:44:47 GMT
Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida. His son-in-law, Roy Beagle, says Whitman died Wednesday of heart failure. Whitman's career began in the late 1940s, and his tenor falsettoMore >>
Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:45:37 GMT
An misunderstanding over a graduation cake is quickly going viral. A Zionsville mom wanted a local bakery to draw a graduation cap on the picture of her daughter on the cake, but the worker taking theMore >>
A Zionsville mom wanted a local bakery to draw a graduation cap on the picture of her daughter on the cake, but the worker taking the order heard something different.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:30:33 GMT
Asbestos and pop-up fires are two big concerns as investigators look for a cause of a massive warehouse fire on the Indianapolis southwest side. The fire at 202 S. Belmont Ave. at Nationwide RecyclingMore >>
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says tests show no presence of asbestos fibers. The tests were taken on air samples during the huge warehouse fire on Belmont Ave. last Saturday.More >>