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Past articles by Bill:

From the archives: Manhole blasts will stop if IPL shores up system, report says

Report for state said utility needed to 'sharpen its skills' on seeking causes for blasts. → Read More

IMPD warns Black Friday shoppers to be careful

Stores full of shoppers provide ample opportunities for thieves looking to swipe merchandise or money, according to police, but a few sensible precautions can help shoppers avoid being easy targets. In a release sent out Wednesday, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department advised the following: Guard your money: * Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. * Those carrying purses should carry… → Read More

Urban League holding forum on Ferguson

The Indianapolis Urban League is hosting a forum Wednesday morning to discuss the grand jury decision not to pursue charges against Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and the unrest that followed. “Leaders will respond to the decision and reassure the community that African American leaders are directly addressing community outrage and concerns so that the tragedy does not happen in… → Read More

Water main break closes Compton Street in Broad Ripple

A broken water main in Broad Ripple caused pavement to collapse Tuesday morning and forced the closure of Compton Street from Broad Ripple Avenue to 61st Street. About 60 residents were without water, said Sarah Holsapple, Citizens Energy spokeswoman. “Water is shut off to The Broad Ripple Station strip mall and approximately half of the Broad Ripple Apartments,” Holsapple said in a release.… → Read More

Police shoot suspect on South Keystone Avenue

A police officer shot a man at 2511 S. Keystone Ave. around 12:15 p.m. Monday, according to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department dispatcher. The wounded man was taken to Eskenazi Hospital. Around 12:35 p.m., a medic was heard on police radio saying the man had a weak pulse. The officers were serving warrants in the area when the incident occurred, a dispatcher said. No police officers… → Read More

Crews to salt roads amid freezing rain forecast

Ninety truck drivers from the city’s Department of Public Works will hit local streets at 11 p.m. Friday to begin salting streets amid forecasts of freezing rain. Forecasts call for a chance of light freezing rain late Friday through early Saturday, noted DPW spokesman Scott Manning. “The freezing rain combined with below-freezing pavement temperatures could result in ice accumulation of up to… → Read More

IMPD: Couple arrested after death of 1-year-old boy

Detectives have arrested two people in connection with the Oct. 19 death of a toddler. Elijah Polk, 1, was pronounced dead on the scene last month after officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call of a possible death in the 2700 block of Barbary Lane, according to an IMPD release. After an autopsy, the manner of death was ruled a homicide, police said.… → Read More

Stranded motorist struck by vehicle in Hendricks County

A 74-year-old man had gotten out of his broken-down minivan Wednesday morning when he was struck and seriously injured by another vehicle, police said. The man, from Poland, Ind., was standing behind his disabled van around 6:10 a.m. along westbound U.S. 36 west of Hendricks County Road 200 West when the accident happened, said Lt. Jim Yetter of the Hendricks County Sheriffs Office. That’s at… → Read More

Intruder fatally shot in Eastside home invasion

A man was shot to death on the Eastside after attempting to break into a home, police said. At 12:30 a.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to reports of a person shot in the 7500 block of East 35th Street, said IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams. Upon arrival, police found a man critically wounded from being shot, Adams said in a release. An ambulance took the man to… → Read More

Snow aftermath: Rest of week mostly dry but cold

You aren’t likely to see too many more snowflakes falling this week in Indianapolis, but you’d better brace for some cold temperatures. On the heels of the city’s first significant snow — some suburban areas saw more than three inches Sunday into Monday — forecasters say Central Indiana will experiences the coldest temperatures so far this autumn. Monday into Tuesday, the overnight low is… → Read More

Man assaulted, robbed on IUPUI campus

An assailant knocked a man to the ground and took his wallet Friday near the IUPUI campus. The incident happened at 6:40 a.m. at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, 535 Barnhill Dr., according to an alert system operated by Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. No weapons were seen, police said. No detailed description of a suspect was provided. This is… → Read More

Debby Knox, Bob Donaldson, Chris Wright to anchor WTTV evening news

Debby Knox, Bob Donaldson and Chris Wright to be among WTTV personalities. → Read More

Woman fatally shot on Eastside

Woman shot fatally in 500 block of North Rural shortly before 8 a.m., police say → Read More

Bicyclist hit by semi on Westside

Accident occurred at 12:42 a.m. on Washington Street, police said → Read More

One dead following SUV crash in Hancock County

One person died when an SUV ran off the road Monday in Hancock County just east of the Indianapolis city limits, police said. The crash happened at approximately 7:10 p.m. on Hancock County Road 200 North east of Buck Creek Road, according to a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office release. The eastbound SUV rolled across a field and caught fire after leaving the road, police said. Police still had… → Read More

2 die as pickup trucks collide in Johnson County

Two people died Monday after a head-on collision in Johnson County involving two pickups. The crash shortly before 6 p.m., according to Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox, on Ind. 135 just north of Johnson County Road 300 South in Trafalgar. A southbound truck driven by a Trafalgar man veered left of center, sideswiped an SUV and then ran head-on into a northbound truck driven by a Danville woman,… → Read More

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle on Northwestside

Pedestrian struck in 7100 block of Township Line Road → Read More

American Legion is Indy's link to the national anthem

The Indianapolis-based American Legion was a moving force in adoption of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' → Read More

Davis trio arrested in Hamilton County home robbery

The three men — 54, 22 and 20 — are accused of beating teens, robbing home. → Read More

IMPD recognizes officers' courageous actions

Officer Nicholas Gallico receives highest honor for actions the night fellow officer was slain → Read More