Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:14 PM EST2013-12-12 00:14:04 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 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 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 >>
A winter storm left about 3.7 inches of snow in Indianapolis by 5:00 am Wednesday, with areas to the north with higher amounts.
The Winter Storm Warning and Advisory in effect overnight are now canceled.
Moderate snow stopped falling around 4:00 am. At 5:00 a.m. Indianapolis measured 3.6 inches, Plainfield 4, Fishers 4.5 and Muncie 5.5 inches.
Our SnowTeam 13 crew in Kokomo measured 6 inches of snow at State Road 26 and U.S. 31.
The snow is over, but gusty winds have caused blowing and drifting in rural and county roads. More than 280 districts were either closed or on a delay Wednesday. The weather will quickly improve with highs in the upper 30s and the 50s over the weekend.
Highways and county roads were slick and snow-covered in spots, leading to some crashes Tuesday evening and overnight.
Troopers were working a semi crash with no injuries at the 153 mile marker of westbound I-70 in Wayne County.
East-west roads like SR 44 in Fayette County experienced drifting to one lane in places as the snow moved east into Ohio.
Three State Police vehicles were struck while investigating accidents in the span of an hour early this morning.
Trooper Brian Snyder was stopped in the left lane to investigate a slide-off on Interstate 65 north of the Franklin exit. He was sitting his vehicle when a passing semi-trailer struck the passenger side of his car.
Trooper Snyder was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital with back and head pain. His injuries are not life-threatening. Snyder was the trooper investigating the Monday night fatal crash that occurred seven miles south of where his car was hit Wednesday.
ISP vehicles were also struck on I-74 at the 118 mile marker and on I-465 southbound at the 24 mile marker, both while investigating incidents. Neither of the troopers were injured.
In Carmel, companies were already planning ahead for Wednesday.
"We've already told our employees to call our number and see if we're going to open on time. We anticipate we will, but we may have a few people in a little late. Otherwise, life as normal in Indiana," said Terry Blake with CPR, a cell phone repair company.
Road crews in Fishers were hitting the high spots up and down 116th Street and Allisonville Road.
The snow didn't stop ice cream lovers who lined up at a stand in Fishers, despite the cold and snow Tuesday. But even they were thinking ahead to Wednesday morning's commute.
"Get up early," said one motorist. "Longer drive, put some extra things into the car."
From his car, in what looked like an early evening rush home, one driver said "the roads seem okay. It's been some good traffic going through. Don't feel it's holding up much as far as the conditions go."
It was steady and it was heavy when the snow came down in Lafayette Tuesday afternoon and evening.
"It's kind of a wet snow, so it's kind of one of those things, as long as you drive slow, stop early, you're going to be fine," said Monte Fields.
Plows and salt trucks hit the streets and highways during the storm, making way for what traffic was out there on the roads.
"I came off the interstate, off 65, so for me, the biggest challenge was the semis are still going pretty quick and when they pass you, throwing a lot of stuff your way, and just visibility at that point," Fields said.
Just off of Interstate 65, plows cleared convenience store parking lots for customers pulling off for a break. Many parking lots, though, were empty or close to it as the snow continued.
Just like those empty parking lots, the streets in Lafayette were pretty clear of drivers. People were just glad to be home, off the snowy roads, after dealing with the conditions earlier in the afternoon.
T.J. Dougherty was trying to get home after his shift at a Starbucks ended early because of weather.
"I'm driving downtown, so it'll probably be normally like 15 minutes, but I'm anticipating 30 minutes at least," Dougherty said.
Travelers who have called it for the night were anticipating more of the same come morning.
Travel watches, advisories
At least 16 counties across Indiana have issued local travel watches or advisories for motorists amid a winter storm hitting much of the Midwest.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security website said Grant and Franklin counties issued travel watches Tuesday night recommending only essential travel, such as commuting to or from work or in emergencies. Fourteen other counties by 9:30 p.m. EST had issued travel advisories saying routine travel might be restricted. Those 14 counties were Miami, Wabash, Adams, Tipton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Wayne, Fayette, Decatur, Jennings, Parke, Knox and Vanderburgh.
I-70 fatal crash
One person was killed in a crash on I-70 about a mile west of US 231 (Cloverdale exit). Police have not released details of the crash, but say a semi was involved around the 40 mile marker.
The westbound lanes of I-70 remained restricted to one lane while crews cleaned up the crash around 8:30 pm. All lanes reopened around 10 p.m.
No one was hurt in a single car slide off on 169th Street at Hazel Dell in Noblesville.
"It was scary just felt like I was on ice, it was really slippery," said driver Sarah Jones.
Her car slipped off the road into a pole bringing down the support wire and telephone line. Nobody was hurt in the crash.
Jones had advice for other drivers who need to venture out in Tuesday's snowy conditions.
"Drive slowly. Don't take back roads, take the main roads because they're shoveled off," she said.
There have also been several reports of power outages across the region Tuesday evening. Widespread outages were reported in Bartholomew and Monroe counties, as well as the south side of Indianapolis and Bargersville in Johnson County. After midnight, Decatur and Dearborn counties reported more than 1,000 outages combined.
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 >>