Sunday, March 9 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:07:04 GMT
Don't forget that Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday morning at 2am. An area of high pressure will arrive on Sunday, allowing the clouds to gradually clear out. Temperatures will fall into the lowMore >>
Patchy fog is possible this morning with a beautiful Sunday on tap. Temperatures will be running into the mid 40s. More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-03-09 09:53:56 GMT
A police pursuit ended early Sunday morning when the person fleeing from police t-boned another vehicle. Just before 1 a.m., Indianapolis Metro Police chased a car north on Rural Street on the east side.More >>
A police pursuit ended early Sunday morning when the person fleeing from police t-boned another vehicle.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 09:50:09 GMT
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Indiana officials are defending the state's new tourism slogan from critics who say it's too folksy and could hurt efforts to market Indianapolis as a vibrant destination. The Indiana Office of TourismMore >>
Indiana officials are defending the state's new tourism slogan from critics who say it's too folksy and could hurt efforts to market Indianapolis as a vibrant destination.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-03-09 09:27:07 GMT
A person has been shot in a location near the Colts Complex on the northwest side. At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Indianapolis Metro Police responded to a call of a person shot at 7001 W. 56th Street,More >>
Police say a shooting and car crash near the Colts Complex Saturday night may have a connection to a juvenile party earlier in the evening.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:28:05 GMT
Senior Brittani Rizzi scored 17 points, and junior Jenna Allen added a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead Bedford North Lawrence to its second straight Class 4A title as the Stars defeatedMore >>
Senior Brittani Rizzi scored 17 points, and junior Jenna Allen added a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead Bedford North Lawrence to its second straight Class 4A title as the Stars defeated the Penn Kingsmen 51-41.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:25 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:25:04 GMT
Western senior guard Carley O'Neal scored a team-high 12 points and paced her team with her sure ball-handling skills, and a stout, fundamentally sound defense led the Panthers to a 38-35 Class 3A girlsMore >>
Western senior guard Carley O'Neal scored a team-high 12 points and paced her team with her sure ball-handling skills, and a stout, fundamentally sound defense led the Panthers to a 38-35 Class 3A girls basketball title over Evansville Mater Dei.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-03-09 08:21:03 GMT
Kellen Dunham scored 29 points and made all seven of his 3-pointers Saturday, leading Butler to a 71-54 rout over Seton Hall. The Bulldogs (14-16, 4-14 Big East) have won two straight in March after goingMore >>
Kellen Dunham scored 29 points and made all seven of his 3-pointers Saturday, leading Butler to a 71-54 rout over Seton Hall.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-03-09 08:17:26 GMT
Jewell Loyd scored 16 points to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 14 North Carolina State 83-48 in Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals. Kayla McBride was among four in double figuresMore >>
Jewell Loyd scored 16 points to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 14 North Carolina State 83-48 in Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-03-09 08:12:19 GMT
Darrell Bowie scored 17 points and Northern Illinois had a 37-13 advantage in bench scoring to pull away from Ball State 70-56 on Saturday. Aaron Armstead led the charge off the bench with 11 points andMore >>
Darrell Bowie scored 17 points and Northern Illinois had a 37-13 advantage in bench scoring to pull away from Ball State 70-56 on Saturday.More >>
Indiana is sitting on $400 million to which it is not entitled. The attorney general's office knows it - and is willing to give it all back, as long as the people who ask for it have a legitimate claim.
Most of it is cold, hard cash like security deposits put down on apartments, paychecks never collected, or bank accounts long ago forgotten. But the state is also holding tangible property.
Most of it was placed in bank safe deposit boxes and forgotten. If banks don't collect rent on the boxes, and can't find the owner, they must turn over the contents to the state, where it is held for three years. If no one claims it in that time frame, the merchandise is sold off and the proceeds kept for 25 years. If there is still no claim, the state keeps the money.
Recently, I had the chance to enter the state's "safe-keeping" vault where unclaimed items end up. I can't tell you where it's located, and even if you were in the building, you probably wouldn't be able to tell.
The wall that runs the length of the room has steel reinforcement, but no pictures hanging on the outside. The door is plain and unmarked. There is a magnetic security keypad that looks like the ones is countless offices around the world.
But only a select group of people have access and no one is allowed to enter alone. Project Manager Valerie Jones is in charge. The ten-year attorney general's office employee says most of what they collect is what you would expect to find in a bank safe deposit box: "Coins. We get a lot of coins, and jewelry. Those are the two most common."
The vault also holds the unusual, like gold teeth, which are more common than you might think. People apparently save them for the gold, but I saw actual gold - 39 one-ounce pure South African Krugerrands. They are worth about $1,700 a piece.
Think about that: someone bought 39 krugerrands and either died or forgot about them in a bank safe deposit box! I'll do the math for you. That's over $66,000. Just waiting in a vault, waiting for the rightful owner, or the heir of the rightful owner to claim.
There is also a series of autographed New York Yankees baseball cards from 1929. The set includes a Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. And, there's a baseball signed by everyone on the 1940 Chicago Cubs. The value of items like that are in the eye of the beholder and, since the state is not equipped to appraise them, the work is turned over to Goodwill Industries. It has a website where items are sold auction-style. The state sells its items on the Goodwill site. Goodwill gets a small percentage of the proceeds, and the state holds onto the rest to wait for claims to come in.
Every item in the state's "safe-keeping" vault has a story. The attorney general's office is trying to work backwards to fill in the details of the story that culminates in the item ending up back where it belongs.
There is a sketch book that came from the 1994 Comic-Con International convention in San Diego. Someone spent time there, going around to the booths manned by artists. Each sketched a picture and signed his or her work. It includes the artists who drew Spiderman and Batman. If you're into comic books, it's a treasure trove. It will be going on the Goodwill auction site soon -- unless you, or someone you know, can legitimately claim it.
Not everything that comes into the vault is eventually sold off. The state is now holding two Purple Hearts, given to service members who are wounded in the line of duty.
Project Manager Valerie Jones said, "I can only assume that they passed away and their family doesn't know it's here -- it's heart-breaking."
Because of the intensely personal nature of the Purple Heart, the attorney general's office will keep them in the vault indefinitely. They will eventually clean out everything else to make room for the new items that are arriving daily from unclaimed bank boxes around the state.
It's easy to check for money that may be rightly yours. Follow this link to the Indiana Unclaimed website and plug in your name (and the name of relatives, friends, and associates) to see if the state has something for you.
Saturday, March 8 2014 7:21 AM EST2014-03-08 12:21:34 GMT
Photo Courtesy: Brownsburg Police Department
Police are still searching for a suspect in a police chase that ended in a crash that injured a Brownsburg Police officer. Brownsburg Police say the chase started about 2 a.m. Saturday when their K-9More >>
Two children are safe this morning after a massive search to find them and their father. Police say the dad fled with his 3 year old and 9 month old children after a police chase ended in a crash on the southwest side just after 2 a.m.More >>
Saturday, March 8 2014 8:22 AM EST2014-03-08 13:22:36 GMT
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The airline says that Flight MH370 has lost contact with Subang airMore >>
Vietnamese air force planes have spotted two large oil slicks that authorities suspect are from a Malaysian jetliner that went missing early Saturday. More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 10:45 PM EST2014-03-08 03:45:02 GMT
High school basketball scores from Friday's boys' sectional semifinals on Friday, March 7. Class 4A E. Chicago Munster 57, Lowell 48 S. Bend Washington Penn 71, S. Bend Washington 67, OT ElkhartMore >>
High school basketball scores from Friday's boys' sectional semifinals on Friday, March 7.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 9:25 PM EST2014-03-08 02:25:45 GMT
A police pursuit of shoplifting suspects ended in a crash in a Greenwood restaurant. Greenwood police say the pursuit began just after 6:30 p.m. Friday when police learned Danissa Moss, 41, and JamesMore >>
A police pursuit of shoplifting suspects ended in a crash in a south Indianapolis restaurant.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 6:52 PM EST2014-03-07 23:52:25 GMT
Police in Carmel are seeking information about a theft at a fitness center. The theft occurred around noon Tuesday (March 4) at the L.A. Fitness on Workout Way in Carmel. A brown leather laptop bag wasMore >>
Police in Carmel are seeking information about a theft at a fitness center.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 11:49 PM EST2014-03-08 04:49:42 GMT
Deputies are turning up the heat on violent criminals in our neighborhoods, promising to hunt down people they say are responsible for a recent crime wave.Hours of planning and the right amount of manMore >>
Deputies are turning up the heat on violent criminals in our neighborhoods, promising to hunt down people they say are responsible for a recent crime wave.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 8:16 PM EST2014-03-08 01:16:14 GMT
A referee collapsed during a boys' sectional basketball tournament game at Center Grove High School Friday. A dispatcher with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department confirmed officers assisted medicalMore >>
A referee collapsed during a boys' sectional basketball tournament game at Center Grove High School Friday.More >>
Thursday, February 20 2014 5:49 PM EST2014-02-20 22:49:02 GMT
As you drive down Chester Boulevard in Richmond, Indiana, you can't help but notice a huge, abandoned building. "It was a beautiful place," said Anna Allen. The Richmond resident has fond memories ofMore >>
Generations from several counties have stories and memories of the hospital, but now the place known for its hope and healing is in desperate need of a dose of its own medicine.More >>