Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:49 PM EST2013-12-11 23:49:01 GMT
A six-year-old boy kissed a classmate and got suspended for sexual harassment. Now his mom is fighting to get the incident removed from his record. "It was during class, yeah. We were doing reading group.More >>
A six-year-old boy kissed a classmate and got suspended for sexual harassment. Now his mom is fighting to get the incident removed from his record.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:43 PM EST2013-12-11 23:43:05 GMT
Gov. Mike Pence says the federal government has rejected Indiana's request that Howard County be declared a major disaster area because of damage from last month's tornadoes and severe storms. TheMore >>
Gov. Mike Pence says the federal government has rejected Indiana's request that Howard County be declared a major disaster area because of damage from last month's tornadoes and severe storms.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-12-11 23:29:33 GMT
The state of Indiana is giving a Carmel business 2-million dollars in tax credits in exchange for creating 100 new jobs next year.Allegion does business in 120 countries -- but keeps its north AmericanMore >>
The state of Indiana is giving a Carmel business $2 million in tax credits in exchange for creating 100 new jobs next year.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 >>
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.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:00 PM EST2013-12-11 23:00:14 GMT
About 50 days and 60 degrees ago, Dr. Lewis Ferebee rode a school bus to his first day of work as the new leader of Indianapolis Public Schools. He had a 100-day plan to begin improving the district.More >>
In an Eyewitness News interview, we ask IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee what he's learned, what he's done, and where he sees the school district headed.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:31 PM EST2013-12-11 22:31:19 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 >>
A few snow showers are in the forecast for Wednesday evening and a quick blast of even colder air will follow.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:17 PM EST2013-12-11 22:17:26 GMT
As bitter cold sets in, many in central Indiana are thinking twice before cranking up the thermostat. "When I hear that furnace kick on and I don't feel cold, I jump up and I cut it down," said RooseveltMore >>
As bitter cold sets in, many in central Indiana are thinking twice before cranking up the thermostat.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:55 PM EST2013-12-11 21:55:24 GMT
The House has passed legislation that instructs the Veterans Affairs Department to unearth the remains of an Army veteran buried with military honors after police said he killed an Indianapolis woman andMore >>
The House has passed legislation that instructs the Veterans Affairs Department to unearth the remains of an Army veteran buried with military honors after police said he killed an Indianapolis woman and injured three others before taking his own life.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 4:47 PM EST2013-12-11 21:47:54 GMT
The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes. A major reason they lack that freedom in the first place is other NCAA members have fearedMore >>
The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes.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.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:33 AM EST2013-12-11 13:33:42 GMT
In an effort to save time and money, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard wants to bring criminal justice in Marion County under one roof. Sources tell Eyewitness News a plan is in the works that would consolidateMore >>
In an effort to save time and money, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard wants to bring criminal justice in Marion County under one roof.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 >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 10:45 PM EST2013-12-11 03:45:01 GMT
There are major changes ahead for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Track officials revealed Tuesday how they will spend millions of dollars - some of it taxpayer money - for improvements at the track. TheMore >>
Track officials revealed Tuesday how they will spend millions of dollars - some of it taxpayer money - for improvements at the track.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 2:50 AM EST2013-12-11 07:50:40 GMT
The Mega Millions jackpot grows to $400 million with no winner nationwide Tuesday night. The jackpot is approaching a new record for Friday night, estimated at $400 million. The winning numbers forMore >>
The Mega Millions jackpot grows to $400 million with no winner nationwide Tuesday night. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 12:00 AM EST2013-12-11 05:00:46 GMT
Metro Police are investigating a home break-in, in which thieves stole Christmas from an east side Indianapolis family.Anita Barnes says faith and family are the heart of the holidays.She decorated herMore >>
Metro police are investigating a home break-in in which thieves stole Christmas from an east Indianapolis family.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:49 AM EST2013-12-11 10:49:15 GMT
A Greenwood family escaped from a fire overnight in the 800 block of Ramblin Road. White River Township Fire Department was assisted by Greenwood Fire in fighting the building fire. The family ofMore >>
Greenwood family of four escapes building fire overnight.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:23 PM EST2013-12-11 01:23:04 GMT
A woman who worked for more than 12 years at an Indianapolis church is accused of stealing more than $177,000 from there. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says Stephanie Hicks was charged TuesdayMore >>
A woman who worked for more than 12 years at an Indianapolis church is accused of stealing more than $177,000 from there.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-10 23:37:33 GMT
People living in a far south side Indianapolis apartment complex say enough is enough. Parc Bordeaux Apartments residents are fed up with thieves who have repeatedly targeted their complex. The most recentMore >>
People living in a far south side Indianapolis apartment complex say enough is enough.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 12:28 PM EST2013-12-11 17:28:11 GMT
New jobs are coming to central Indiana as a company brings its headquarters to Carmel. That's the new home for Allegion. The Ireland-based company was spun off from Ingersoll Rand last week. It willMore >>
New jobs are coming to central Indiana as a company brings its headquarters to Carmel. That's the new home for Allegion.More >>