Monday, April 15 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-04-15 22:56:53 GMT
President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, says the United States does not know "who did this or why" but vowed that whoever is responsible "will feel the full weightMore >>
President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, says the United States does not know "who did this or why" but vowed that whoever is responsible "will feel the full weight of justice."More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:49 PM EST2013-12-12 01:49:23 GMT
Police and school officials say American University's campus in the nation's capital is on lockdown after police received calls about a man with a gun. That report came in to Washington police aboutMore >>
Police and school officials say American University's campus in the nation's capital is on lockdown after police received calls about a man with a gun. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:45 PM EST2013-12-12 01:45:14 GMT
Two young men were injured when they were shot during an attempted robbery Tuesday in Columbus. Police say the robbery occurred around 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of Sims Court. Three males, ages 20, 19More >>
Two young men were injured when they were shot during an attempted robbery Tuesday in Columbus.More >>
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 >>
Teresa Perez from Elwood had trained and looked forward to running in the marathon for the first time this year. Now, she's not sure she will ever do it again.
"Oh my gosh. It is just horrible. It's so sad. It's unbelievable," Perez said.
Her husband and daughter were in Boston, watching her finish the race just before the explosion.
"I was standing in line at the bus, which is a block away from the finish line, to get my bag when I heard the first explosion and smoke. Then I saw the second one not long after. No one knew what was going on until somebody came and said, 'Everybody needs to move out of here, because we don't know what has happened'," Perez said. "I am so thankful, because my husband and daughter were, they were a couple blocks away from the finish line. They had...thankfully were not anywhere near where the explosions where. They had already headed up and were by the bus where I was picking up my bag."
She said a phone call before the explosions reassured her that her family had moved from the finish line.
"My husband called me and said, this is before the explosion went off, and he said, 'We are standing behind your bus, instead of going to the family meet and greet area.' I said, 'Okay,' and I said, 'I am almost to my bus' and then I saw him and we waved to each other and then I was standing in line and in just a few minutes is when I heard the big boom and you saw smoke up in the air and just within a few seconds a second one went off and there was smoke again," she said.
After finishing her first Boston Marathon, Perez is now not sure if she wants to come back.
"I don't know, because it is really scary, because now it is a good possibility they will target big marathon runs like this," she said. "My stomach just hurts. It makes me sick."
Fishers resident Brad Baumgartner was also just a couple hundred yards from the finish line at the time of the explosion.
"I was just about to cross the finish line, a couple of hundred yards from finishing. Off to my left, I heard one large explosion. I saw smoke. I thought to myself, it's a finishing cannon, then I heard a second explosion and knew something was wrong," Baumgartner said. "Police started to fill the corral areas and directed us to leave immediately. A few of the runners (50-75 yards in front of me) didn't look like they were hit by anything. But the noise, they dropped to the ground."
Baumgartner said it appeared to him that all the injuries were spectators. He saw a small child quickly rushed to an ambulance.
His wife was on the other side of the finish line, excited to see him finish the race.
"She knew I was about to the finish. She was on the other side of the finish line. She talked with an ex-military person who could verify that it was a bomb blast. It's my first marathon. I'm not sure what I'm thinking right now," he said. "The police have done an amazing job moving people away from the scene. You're separated from your loved ones. It's surreal. I was asking people to use their phones. It's something I won't soon forget."
In Bloomington, Ben Bartley got a text message from his wife, Stephanie, who was running the Boston Marathon, about 25 minutes after the explosion.
"At 3:13, she said, 'Boston Marathon finish line blast. What is going on?'," Bartley said.
Stephanie finished the race about an hour before the explosions.
"I heard two blasts, rumors that a bomb went off. Have you heard anything?" Bartley said, reading his wife's next text message.
Bartley's father, Bill, runs The Running Company store in Bloomington. He went online to make sure his nine friends and customers all finished the race okay.
"It's pretty gut wrenching," Bill said. "Like everybody, you don't know what to expect."
"It's a relief to find out that the people that you know are there okay, but your thoughts go out automatically to those that that's not the case. Just trying to figure out what you can do to make sure everyone else knows that everyone is okay," Ben Bartley said.
Bartley was fielding phone calls and text messages at his father's store, letting friends and family know his wife was okay.
"Everyone was wanting to make sure everything was okay. So it's nice to know that everyone's thinking of you," Bartley said. "It was a relief that I could tell someone what's going on and they can kind of feel the calm that at least the people they know are okay and they can only put their thoughts to those that they don't know and the unknown of the situation."
Amanda Meyer kept updated on her friends in Boston via Facebook in Bloomington. She learned her friends, including Indiana University nutritionist and avid runner Rachel Noirot was unhurt.
"Well now, Chris, Steph and Rachel are all safe," Meyer said.
While talking with Eyewitness News, she heard from Noirot by phone.
"Just heard two booms," Noirot said. "Thunder or bleachers falling. Sounded pretty loud."
She was in a changing tent a block from the blast when people ran past toward safety.
Despite the tragedy, Noirot says she'd run the marathon again.
"I think so. It could happen anywhere. I wouldn't say it would keep me from running this again. Definitely be more aware what's around me," she said.
Meggie and Josh Dials flew back into Indianapolis late Monday night. Josh finished the marathon a half-hour before the explosions, his wife waited five hours near the finish line.
Neither saw or heard the blast, but saw the after effects in the city that virtually shut down for a short time after the blast.
Both say they thought security looked adequate before the race. In fact, Meggie was positioned roughly between the two bombs four hours before the race.
"I saw all the police officers, the security line up, literally in droves and we had literally 40 Boston police officers stationed right by the finish, looking into the crowd the entire time," Meggie said. "I even saw a couple K-9s. I was thinking at the time, for some reason they were looking for drugs. I never once thought the opposite."
She says she was standing next to children during much of the race and still wonders what may have happened to them.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:42 PM EST2013-12-12 00:42:56 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 >>