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 10:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:59:56 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 are trying to even the Eastern Conference finals in Miami.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A Greenfield police officer is fighting to keep his vanity license plate after it was revoked by the BMV.More 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:58:56 GMT
East side residents are questioning the safety of a crosswalk where a pedestrian was killed by an IMPD cruiser Thursday night. Richard Allen Moore died after he was struck by IMPD Ofc. Jason Rauch atMore >>
East side residents are questioning the safety of a crosswalk where a pedestrian was killed by an IMPD cruiser Thursday night.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:49 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:49:53 GMT
St. Vincent Health's restructuring announcement this week did not come as a surprise. The 22-hospital system currently employs more than 3,000 physicians and 16,000 other employees. St. Vincent CEO VincentMore >>
The St. Vincent announcement is really the latest installment by hospitals trying to deal with the uncertainty to come.More >>
A chance meeting has led to an incredible opportunity for a hard working teenager who didn't even realize he was leaving a lasting impression that landed him a job in just hours.
"I'm out there everyday, trying to make a dollar," 18-year-old Jhaqueil Reagan told Eyewitness News Friday afternoon.
This morning, Jhaqueil was unemployed and broke.
"It's really hard," explained Jhaqueil of his search to find work. "There are a lot of minimum wage jobs. McDonalds, Burger...They don't want to hire a lot of people, because, I mean, they're afraid they don't want to show up for work or they're not dedicated to the job or they're just going to slack off the entire time. It's a shame because they judge everybody that way."
A walk through an east side restaurant's parking lot during Friday morning's nasty weather turned out to be the proverbial fork in what's already been a long road for this young man.
"He just says, 'Excuse me. Can you tell me how far it is to 10th and Sherman?'," said Art Bouvier, who was in the parking lot of his restaurant, Papa Roux.
Bouvier, who has owned the restaurant for six years was out clearing the parking lot of ice and snow when Jhaqueil asked for directions.
"I said, 'Buddy that's about six or seven miles to 10th and Sherman'," recalled Art. "I fully expected the next question was, 'Can you give me some money for the bus?' and it wasn't. He just kept walking."
Twenty minutes later, Art and his wife were driving down 10th Street and saw Jhaqueil - still walking.
"Here he is, walking down in the ice and slush, really walking down 10th Street and I thought, 'My gosh, he's legit. He really did need to go somewhere. It wasn't just a play for money'," said Art.
Art offered the teen a ride.
"I was really appreciative," explained Jhaqueil.
The conversation that followed, though, convinced Art this meeting was no accident.
"It was destiny," said Art, looking back hours later.
Art asked Jhaqueil where he was headed.
"He says, 'Well, I have an interview at a thrift store.' I said, 'An interview at a thrift store? You're walking 10 miles in the ice and snow to an interview in a thrift store?' I said, 'How much do they pay? They must be paying a lot.' He says, 'Minimum wage, $7.25'," recalled Art. "I just got to thinking, that's a good work ethic. If you're willing to walk 10 miles in this kind of weather for the promise of a job, then I don't think you'll have any problem actually showing up for the job."
Then, Art had an idea.
"I thought, 'I could probably hire you'," he said.
Art said he took Jhaqueil's number just in case and dropped him off for his interview at the thrift store. That "just in case" came hours later, when Art decided he was going to call Jhaqueil and offer him a job at Papa Roux.
When Art called, Jhaqueil sounded surprised, but agreed to come start whenever he was needed. Art went and picked the teen up that night and brought him to Papa Roux.
"I can show you the ropes tonight, if you want," Art told Jhaqueil. "We're a little busy in there."
Art was so impressed with Jhaqueil, he posted the story of their chance meeting on Facebook. Now, he's got regular customers offering to buy Jhaqueil a bus pass, so he can get to his new job, instead of walking three miles to get there.
"I get my work ethic from my dad," explained Jhaqueil. "He's worked his fingers to the bone all his life."
Jhaqueil said he's willing to do the same.
Now, thanks to a man who he didn't even know hours before, a complete stranger, Jhaqueil will have that chance.
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 >>