Thursday, December 12 2013 11:20 PM EST2013-12-13 04:20:57 GMT
The Avon Community School Corporation says it's investigating a case of "inappropriate social media activity" involving high school students. Bill Weems, deputy chief of Avon PD, says his department wasMore >>
The Avon Community School Corporation says it's investigating a case of "inappropriate social media activity" involving high school students.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:19 PM EST2013-12-13 04:19:07 GMT
Small businesses in Shelbyville are taking a big hit from overnight burglars. Over two months, burglars have hit nine businesses in town. There is no indication they are slowing down. "This is a hitMore >>
Small businesses in Shelbyville are taking a big hit from overnight burglars.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:48 PM EST2013-12-13 03:48:58 GMT
The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber's Republicans. The 332-94 vote sendsMore >>
The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber's Republicans.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:47 PM EST2013-12-13 03:47:20 GMT
A pedestrian was struck and killed in Franklin Thursday night. Franklin firefighters confirmed the accident on US 31 between Acorn Road and Schoolhouse Road. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday. TheMore >>
Franklin police are investigating the death of a pedestrian on US 31 Thursday night.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-13 03:33:28 GMT
Police in Noblesville are warning citizens about scams surrounding the death of a 16-year-old high school student. Police say they have received several questions about fundraising efforts allegedly setMore >>
Police in Noblesville are warning citizens about scams surrounding the death of a 16-year-old high school student.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:43 PM EST2013-12-13 01:43:13 GMT
Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city. Salvation Army Capt. Dale Brandenburg says the South African coin was foundMore >>
Someone has again anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:40 PM EST2013-12-13 01:40:40 GMT
An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to bank robbery in which an accomplice was fatally shot by the FBI has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson sentencedMore >>
An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty to bank robbery in which an accomplice was fatally shot by the FBI has been sentenced to 10.5 years in prison.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:33 PM EST2013-12-13 01:33:19 GMT
Bishops representing Indiana's five Roman Catholic dioceses have issued a pastoral letter in response to a proposal to add a ban on gay marriage to the state constitution, but didn't take a side. TheMore >>
Bishops representing Indiana's five Roman Catholic dioceses have issued a pastoral letter in response to a proposal to add a ban on gay marriage to the state constitution, but didn't take a side.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 7:23 PM EST2013-12-13 00:23:47 GMT
Indianapolis Metro Police are investigating the shooting of a child on the city's west side. Officers were called to a home in the 1100 block of W. 27th St. just east of Riverside Park. The child wasMore >>
Indianapolis Metro Police are investigating the shooting of a child on the city's west side.More >>
Police say Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held inside the house since they were in their teens or early 20s. They have been released from an area hospital and are said to be in good condition.
"These three young ladies have provided us with the ultimate definition of survival and perseverance," Steve Anthony, FBI special agent in charge of the Cleveland office, speaking at a news conference Tuesday. "The healing can now begin."
"Prayers have finally been answered. The nightmare is over," said Anthony.
Police officials say it will take several days to process the crime scene. They say their main concern is the physical and emotional well-being of the victims.
Knight disappeared in 2002, Berry in 2003 and DeJesus about a year after that. Police said Tuesday they went to the home in 2004 for an unrelated investigation but no one answered the door.
Officials say three brothers, ages 50 to 54, are in custody.
A Cleveland police official said a six-year-old girl found in the house is the daughter of Amanda Berry.
Brothers' relative 'shocked'
A relative of three brothers arrested in Cleveland says their family is "totally shocked" three women missing for years were found at the home of one of them.
Juan Alicea says the arrests of his wife's brothers have left relatives "as blindsided as anyone else" in their community.
Alicea says he hadn't been to the home of his brother-in-law Ariel Castro since the early 1990s. Three women who vanished separately about a decade ago were found captive Monday at the run-down house after one of them escaped and contacted police.
Alicea says he had eaten dinner with Castro at a different brother's house shortly before the arrests were made. No charges have been filed. Castro is jailed and can't be reached for comment.
The case leaves Cleveland police facing questions about their handling of missing-person cases. They're conducting an internal review.
A frantic 911 call led police to a house near downtown Cleveland, where the three women were found Monday.
Family and friends were ecstatic to hear the news.
"I knew she would come home," said Tasheena Mitchell, Amanda Berry's cousin.
Relatives suffered through ten years of heartache wondering what had become of the missing women. But they also harbored hope that someday they would be found - and that hope was vindicated Monday night.
Dozens of family, friends, and strangers who like so many over time have felt connected to the missing girls gathered outside the emergency room at Metrohealth Medical Center, crowding the doors, hugging, crying, smiling in amazement.
"The whole time down here I cried, but now I'm just excited. Excited to see her, excited to hold her, excited to squeeze her, excited to tell her how much I love her, miss her!" said Destiny Sneed, Berry's cousin.
Sneed and Mitchell never gave up when their cousin Amanda Berry, the same age as them, was taken away.
Neither did Kayla Rogers, Gina DeJesus' best friend.
"I remember the last time I seen her," she said. "I never forgot about her, ever."
There are so many memories not only of the teenage girls stolen from their families, but of the pain of waiting for answers.
"And I want every Sunday for these people to pray. Every Sunday," said William Burgos, Gina DeJesus' friend.
The home where the women were found was not far from the locations where they were abducted.
Police say a neighbor heard screams coming from the house and found one of the women who used his phone to call police.
"I've been kidnapped. I've been missing for 10 years. I'm here, I'm free now," Amanda Berry told the dispatch operator.
"I hear this girl going nuts on the door. So, when I come to the house and look I said that doesn't look right. So, I took her and pried the door open because how he had the door is you can't open the door completely. He had it locked some kind of way," said Charles Ramsey, a neighbor who assisted in the rescue.
Neighbors cheered in the street as police carried the girls to safety.
"It's a great day. I can't tell you for the families, these officers that have been working these cases for all these years," said Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba, Cleveland Police Department.
The women were checked out at a local hospital, where officials said they were in good condition.
"This is really good because this isn't the ending we usually hear to these stories. So we're very happy," said Dr. Gerald Maloney.
At this point police aren't saying much about the suspects, who remain under arrest.
Two neighbors near the home say police were called twice in recent years to investigate suspicious activity there.
One man says he heard pounding on doors at the house. Another neighbor says her daughter once saw a naked woman crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard.
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-12 22:29:58 GMT
A woman who pleaded guilty in the death of her seven-year-old son will learn her sentence this afternoon. Jessica Rogers, who was 29 when she was arrested after the Dec. 8, 2012 fatal fire, pleaded guiltyMore >>
A woman who pleaded guilty in the death of her seven-year-old son has been sentenced to four years in prison, to be followed by two years of probation.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-12-12 17:18:18 GMT
The wife of an Iraqi war veteran shot to death when he tried to buy an iPad on Craigslist is speaking out for the first time. In an interview with the Daily Mail online, Jamie Vester says she warned herMore >>
The wife of an Iraqi war veteran shot to death when he tried to buy an iPad on Craigslist is speaking out for the first time.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 >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:45 AM EST2013-12-12 15:45:38 GMT
A man that had been shot in his vehicle drove to the Indianapolis Fire station at 5520 East 38th Street around 11 PM last night. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were at the shootingMore >>
A man who had been shot in his vehicle drove to the Indianapolis Fire station at 5520 East 38th Street around 11:00 pm Wednesday night. 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 >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 2:38 AM EST2013-12-12 07:38:28 GMT
Indianapolis Fire Department was called to a house fire overnight at 2733 Fairfax Road, while dealing with slick streets and the cold. The fire was a chimney fire, but when the firefighters left the scene,More >>
Indianapolis Fire Department was called to a house fire overnight at 2733 Fairfax Road, while dealing with slick streets and the cold.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 7:33 AM EST2013-12-12 12:33:55 GMT
Customers of Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) were without power overnight during the cold weather. The downtown Indianapolis area has 238 customers without power and another 42 on the south sideMore >>
Indianapolis Power and Light and Duke Energy customers without power overnight.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.
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:23 AM EST2013-12-12 16:23:57 GMT
Indianapolis Power and Light blames the cold weather for scattered power outages Thursday morning. A power line in Pike Township that was previously struck by lightning froze this morning. It broke, causingMore >>
Indianapolis Power and Light blames the cold weather for scattered power outages Thursday morning.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:42 PM EST2013-12-12 04:42:24 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 >>
By late evening Wednesday, some parts of central Indiana have temperatures in the single digits and wind chills nearing 10 below zero.More >>