Wednesday, February 20 2013 11:57 PM EST2013-02-21 04:57:55 GMT
Before Cody Medley came to Indianapolis to work in the city's EMS department, he was a volunteer fireman in Ripley County. He was seventeen years old when he told his mother his life's ambition was toMore >>
In Sunman, they will always consider Cody Medley as one of their own. He will be buried in a private family ceremony later this week.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:33 AM EDT2013-05-19 06:33:25 GMT
Check your ticket to see if you have the winning Powerball numbers: Tonight's $600 million jackpot is the largest jackpot in Powerball history and the second largest among U.S. Lottery jackpots. FingersMore >>
Check your ticket to see if you matched any Powerball numbers: 10-13-14-22-52 Powerball 11More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:03 AM EDT2013-05-19 06:03:52 GMT
Putnam County Sheriff's Department said eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed as they tried to put out a semi fire, then get the mess cleaned up. Just before 2 a.m. one eastbound lane was opened. TheMore >>
I-70 east near Cloverdale is down to one lane due to semi fire.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:10:01 GMT
Ed Carpenter knew he was capable of another fast run, and it earned him the pole for the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis native bested IndyCar racing's big-name teams by claiming his first 500 poleMore >>
Ed Carpenter knew he was capable of another fast run, and it earned him the pole for the Indianapolis 500.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:14 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:14:03 GMT
A new interactive display that documents the lives and accomplishments of Indiana's politically prominent Bayh family has opened at Indiana State University. About 250 Indiana Democrats and others attendedMore >>
A new interactive display that documents the lives and accomplishments of Indiana's politically prominent Bayh family has opened at Indiana State University.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:05:05 GMT
A central Indiana official says the tough conditions opponents of a planned wind farm are seeking for the project would leave little room for the proposed power-generating wind turbines. The wind farm'sMore >>
A central Indiana official says the tough conditions opponents of a planned wind farm are seeking for the project would leave little room for the proposed power-generating wind turbines.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:00:45 GMT
A Purdue University official says the school has made fast progress finding $40 million in savings or new revenue to support a two-year tuition freeze announced in March. Purdue treasurer Al Diaz tellsMore >>
A Purdue University official says the school has made fast progress finding $40 million in savings or new revenue to support a two-year tuition freeze announced in March.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:45:02 GMT
Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown. Oxbow led from start to finish. It was the sixth Preakness victory for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and 15th Triple CrownMore >>
Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:23:35 GMT
A new federal report says inmates at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis are more likely to be sexually abused by guards than inmates at any other jail in the nation. The Justice department reportMore >>
A new federal report says inmates at the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis are more likely to be sexually abused by guards than inmates at any other jail in the nation.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:56:07 GMT
Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway meant a lot more than just racing. This was a family affair with a little bit of something for everyone for non-stop entertainment. The day's festivities startedMore >>
Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway meant a lot more than just racing. This was a family affair with a little bit of something for everyone for non-stop entertainment.More >>
Two Indianapolis EMS medics who died in a weekend ambulance crash were honored Wednesday morning in a moving memorial service at Clowes Hall on the Butler University campus.
The service for 22-year-old Cody Medley of Indianapolis and 24-year-old Tim McCormick of Greenwood was held Wednesday morning. About 1,200 people - colleagues, firefighters, police officers, family and friends - packed Clowes Hall to pay tribute to the young men.
"They are the heart of Indiana, the heart of who we are - service, love and dedication to one another. Their memories will last forever, burned in the hearts of all Hoosiers from this day forward. To their families, please know just how special your sons were," said Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
"I am the proudest father that has ever lived," said Jeff Medley, father of Cody. "Cody was my hero. We will miss him every day. My love for him will always be there. I'll carry him wherever I go. I'm going to make an endeavor to honor Cody for the rest of my life. I'm so proud of you, Cody, and I love you with every piece and fragment of my heart."
"We are extremely proud of his profession and the wonderful role of public service so many of you provide," said Stacy Weldishofer, Cody Medley's mother.
Alex Brinley, partner of Tim, said, "Tim McCormick was a crowning jewel of the human race."
Mayor Greg Ballard said the City of Indianapolis has taken their service and passing to heart.
Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said McCormick and Medley met not only the physical needs of their patients, but also their emotional needs.
Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann called them "two amazing young men who chose the path of Emergency Medical Services and of service to others. We are reminded that public service is a choice and for many of you in uniform, a conviction." Ellspermann said those workers' profession frequently places them in harm's way, and that "their commitment to our safety, security and health should never be taken for granted."
Ellspermann quoted Theodore Roosevelt's famous statement about the man in the arena:
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Dr. Charles Miramonti, Chief, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, said he struggled in trying to find meaning in their deaths. Miramonti said his goal was to remember the good, and praised the virtues of service and community that McCormick and Medley help up so well.
"Ask yourself why? Why do you do it? What's wrong with us that we are so driven to help strangers who will likely never thank us and we'll likely never see again? What I do know is that Cody and Tim were driven to serve and to help those around them and to seek nothing in return. Look within. I want you to connect with that and let the example of their lives resonate in your hearts and move your own hands to action."
It was a somber ceremony, but there were also moments of laughter.
"I would often stop by to hang out with them during their down time," recalled Brinley. "They were always paying pranks on each other. I recall one time that Tim went to use the restroom and Cody tied the door open and wouldn't open it until Tim described just how awesome Cody was."
Medley's family has planned an out-of-state funeral.
Full list of speakers:
The Honorable Sue Ellspermann, Lieutenant Governor, State of Indiana The Honorable Gregory Ballard, Mayor, City of Indianapolis The Honorable Maggie Lewis, President, City-County Council, City of Indianapolis and Marion County Troy Riggs, Public Safety Director, City of Indianapolis Dr. Charles Miramonti, Chief, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services Thomas H. Miller, General Secretary/Treasurer, International Association of Fire Fighters Indianapolis EMS Tribute Stacy Weldishofer, Mother of Cody Jeff Medley, Father of Cody Levi Blake, Family Friend of Tim Alex Brinley, Partner of Tim
Tim McCormick was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash early Saturday near the Indiana Statehouse. Medley died early Sunday. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Police say the ambulance had the right of way at the intersection at Senate Ave. and St. Clair when the crash happened before 4:00 am Saturday morning. Police are awaiting test results on the 21-year-old female driver whose car collided with the ambulance. She has not been charged in the crash. She told police she was distracted by the GPS in her car when she apparently ran the red light.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:40:00 GMT
Allison Jacob of Indianapolis who is a junior at Ball State University where she's majoring in Communications and Public Relations was named the 2013 500 Festival Queen on Saturday morning. She graduatedMore >>
Ball State student Allison Jacob named 2013 500 Festival Queen. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:18 AM EDT2013-05-18 08:18:20 GMT
The winning numbers were drawn Friday night in the $190 million Mega Millions jackpot. The winning numbers were 11, 15, 35, 43, 49, with a MegaBall number of 41. Saturday night, numbers will be drawnMore >>
The winning numbers were 11, 15, 35, 43, 49, with a MegaBall number of 41.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 3:18 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:18:48 GMT
CeCe Bruce has received a couple of large tips in her life, but nothing like he one she got Wednesday morning. CeCe, a waitress at the Steak 'n Shake restaurant at Keystone and 54th Street, receivedMore >>
CeCe Bruce has received a couple of large tips in her career, but nothing like the one she got Wednesday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-05-18 10:43:31 GMT
A car came very close to crashing into someone's home near Lawrence. It started with a brief police chase after the officer tried to pull the driver over for a traffic stop. It ended on Conreid Drive,More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:14 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:14:33 GMT
The son of the U.S. national swim team director is reporting that Michael Phelps is planning a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Peter Busch, whose father Frank oversees the American program, is a newsMore >>
The son of the U.S. national swim team director is reporting that Michael Phelps is planning a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:58:30 GMT
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal with star pass rusher Dwight Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million. The deal to bring Freeney to the Chargers came four days after outside linebackerMore >>
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal with star pass rusher Dwight Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:06 AM EDT2013-05-18 05:06:01 GMT
Visitors and employees of Indiana University Health will no longer be able to buy sugary drinks from cafeterias, vending machines and gift shops on hospital campuses. Indiana University Health implementedMore >>
Visitors and employees of Indiana University Health will no longer be able to buy sugary drinks from cafeterias, vending machines and gift shops on hospital campuses.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:19 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:19:05 GMT
Point guard George Hill will be a game-time decision as the Pacers try to close out the Knicks. After Indiana's shootaround Saturday morning, coach Frank Vogel did not say whether Hill had passed hisMore >>
Point guard George Hill will be a game-time decision as the Pacers try to close out the Knicks.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:13 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:13:48 GMT
A Lafayette program designed to help the homeless, victims of domestic violence and nonviolent offenders is carrying on its mission despite the loss of federal funding. Efforts started under the WeedMore >>
A Lafayette program designed to help the homeless, victims of domestic violence and nonviolent offenders is carrying on its mission despite the loss of federal funding.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:59:44 GMT
A mother is pleading with police and her neighbors to try and find the driver who struck her son in a hit and run crash. Daniel Lopez is in critical condition, fighting for his life at the hospital. PoliceMore >>
Police still don't know who struck seven-year-old Daniel Lopez, who remains in critical condition in a coma. More >>