Tuesday, April 16 2013 7:35 PM EDT2013-04-16 23:35:27 GMT
Boston University says a graduate student at the school was one of the three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. In a statement late Tuesday afternoon, the school said it was not releasingMore >>
Boston University says a graduate student at the school was one of the three people killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon.More >>
Tuesday, April 16 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-04-16 20:44:42 GMT
No one knows more about how bombing investigations are conducted than bomb technicians themselves. Eyewitness News spoke with a 20-year veteran about what investigators in Boston are looking for a dayMore >>
No one knows more about how bombing investigations are conducted than bomb technicians themselves. Eyewitness News spoke with a 20-year veteran about what investigators in Boston are looking for a day after the horrific explosions.More >>
Tuesday, April 16 2013 4:12 PM EDT2013-04-16 20:12:09 GMT
The Boston Globe reports that investigators have found a circuit board that's believed was used to detonate two bombs that exploded Monday during the Boston Marathon. The bombs, detonated about 12 secondsMore >>
The Boston Globe reports that investigators have found a circuit board that's believed was used to detonate two bombs that exploded Monday during the Boston Marathon.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:42 PM EST2013-12-12 02:42:06 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 >>
A lockdown has been lifted at American University in Washington after police received calls about a man with a gun.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:37 PM EST2013-12-12 02:37:24 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 9:17 PM EST2013-12-12 02:17:20 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 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 6:29 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 >>
Safety officials in Indianapolis are expecting "safe, violence-free events" in central Indiana following the Boston Marathon bombings, but they're also doing "due diligence" and learning what they can from the deadly event.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials and Indiana State Police say they are confident in their security plan for this year's Indianapolis 500 and won't remove trash cans from the track in response to deadly blasts at the Boston Marathon. The Indianapolis 500 is May 26.
State police Sgt. Brian Olehy said during a news conference Tuesday that officers will conduct frequent security sweeps of garbage cans but won't remove them because doing so would pose a health hazard.
Speedway spokesman Doug Boles says about 60 people met Tuesday to discuss how to respond to an incident like the Boston bombings. He says the exercise was one of dozens of public safety meetings held each year.
The exercise included public safety officials and representatives from hospitals and the National Weather Service.
Public Safety Director Troy Riggs spoke with reporters Tuesday afternoon, a day after two explosions caused three deaths and over 170 injuries near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Riggs says it typically takes investigators around 72 hours to start getting a clear picture of what happened in an event like Monday's attack, which is being investigated as a terrorist act. His biggest concern about the investigation is the type of explosive used in the bombings.
The explosives used in the Boston Marathon attack were crude devices often called "pressure cooker" bombs, according to a person briefed on the investigation. The person spoke condition of anonymity because the investigation in Boston was still ongoing.
While the devices have been frequently used in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, in recent years they have also shown up in plots in the U.S. and France.
Explosives typically are placed inside a pressure cooker - a commonplace cooking utensil in many countries - and the device is then detonated using everyday electronic equipment such as digital watches, garage door openers, cellphones or pagers. Pressure builds inside the container and shrapnel is expelled. Al-Qaida affiliates have provided training and manuals on how to build such devices.
There's evidence of ball bearings and sharp objects being used in Monday's bombings.
Meantime, Riggs says his department has reached out to the 500 Festival and other event organizers to ensure safe events in the coming months. He says they've reviewed security and operational plans.
"We live in a great city with tremendous events and many people across this nation come here to find out how we do it and how we do it effectively. That does not mean there is not room for improvement. We're always looking for improvement. We're gonna learn about what happened in Boston and make any changes that need to be made," said Riggs.
Mayor Greg Ballard has dedicated additional resources if needed, including the Department of Public Works.
Riggs says you won't notice any changes, since most adjustments will occur behind the scenes. He says there will be an increase in security.
"We have to do due diligence. That's what we get paid to do," said Riggs. But he also reminded the public that they need to take responsibility, too. That means reporting a suspicious package or an unruly person.
On a side note, Riggs also said it was the first time he was alerted to a significant news event through Twitter. "The information came through social media much sooner than the traditional newscasts," said Riggs, and he said his team will look into how they might utilize social media during a similar event.
Riggs also spoke with Eyewitness News on Sunrise Tuesday. He said while the injuries are shocking, it's remarkable that there weren't more casualties. Riggs also said that in the past, it was somewhat easier to narrow down an investigation like this, but with the proliferation of material circulating on the internet about how to build a bomb, it's harder to track down who might be responsible.
"But I can tell you that I know all the federal resources are there, all the local, and they'll be sharing information with other local and national law enforcements," he said.
Regarding this weekend's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and other events like the Mini Marathon next month, Riggs says the Department of Public Safety is prepared.
"We're going to learn what we can from Boston, listen to any type of intelligence chatter that's out there and make any changes as needed," he said.
Riggs says his department has been alerted that there are "no threats to Indianapolis at this time. However we still have to remain vigilant and we're asking the citizens for their help as well."
Law enforcement always plans for the worst-case scenario, Riggs said, even if there are no active threats. He also says it's important for the public to be on the alert and report anything out of the ordinary to a police officer nearby or call 911.
"We'd much rather come somewhere and look at something erroneous than to have something like this occur," said Riggs.
If you're planning on attending a large gathering, Riggs says to be aware, but don't stay away.
"One of the things that my family and I have made a personal decision to do is that we will not stay away from events when something like this occurs. It's fear that terrorists are trying to put in our hearts and we can't allow that to happen," he said.
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 >>