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Vic Ryckaert

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Recent articles by Vic:

That mountain lion you think you saw in Fowler? Probably was a house cat, expert says

"There's a lot of misidentification going on," Indiana Department of Natural Resources Mammalogist Brad Westrich said. "Mountain lions are very elusive." → Read More

Wrong kind of fuel was used in plane that crashed near Kokomo, report indicates

An airport worker told investigators he asked the pilot multiple times if he wanted jet fuel in the plane and the pilot said yes, the NTSB said. → Read More

What we know about the Michigan plane crash that killed 5 Hoosiers

Five people died and another was injured after a small plane took off from Greenwood and crashed near a Lansing, Michigan, airport on Oct. 3. → Read More

Anderson police chief demoted amid allegations he threatened, gave the finger to State Police

Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. announced this week he is removing Tony Watters as Anderson, Indiana, police chief effective on Sunday. → Read More

Lawrence cop charged with elbowing woman in face at Mass. Ave. bar

Matthew Brandenburg is accused of throwing an elbow that injured two women during a confrontation at the Metro Nightclub & Restaurant on June 16. → Read More

Police search for men in drive-by shooting at Greenwood-area home

No one was injured in the drive-by shooting about 11:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of Old Smith Valley Road, just west of Greenwood, police said. → Read More

'Fireballs' will light Indiana's sky. Here's how to see them.

Draconids meteors will fill the Earth's atmosphere tonight and the Taurids will bring "fireballs" late Wednesday night. → Read More

15-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself in a car, police say

The shooting happened at 2 a.m. in the North Willow Apartments near West 86th Street and Ditch Road, IMPD said. → Read More

Authorities identify 3 killed in plane crash in Michigan

Timothy Clark, 67, of Franklin; John Lowe, 51, of Greenwood; and Neil Sego, 46, of Trafalgar, died in the single-engine plane crash north of Lansing, Michigan. → Read More

Man arrested in deadly fight on east side

Eddie Bingham, 40, was held in the Marion County Jail Friday on a preliminary murder charge in the death of Quentin Miller, 38, records show. → Read More

Father of boy who shot 9-year-old sentenced to home detention, work release

P.L. Gage III, 29, pleaded guilty to one county of child neglect and was sentenced Thursday in the 2017 shooting at his north-side apartment. → Read More

Fetal remains from dead doctor's Illinois home are back in Indiana

"We want to get it right under the law," Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said. "We want to get it right for the families." → Read More

Shooting in Broad Ripple leaves man dead

Someone called 911 about 3:30 a.m. to report a shooting at Conner's Pub, 6331 Ferguson St., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Hewitt said. → Read More

Firefighter accused of stealing more than $100,000 from Noblesville medical device firm

Hamilton County prosecutors on Monday charged Steven C Bauer, 50, with two counts of felony theft and two counts of felony forgery. → Read More

Marion County Jail II inmate escapes through loading dock window

Brian Wampner, 38, left the privately run jail through a window about 3:40 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. → Read More

Popular 'Live PD' follows Lawrence police on runs you don't usually hear about

A&E's hit reality show 'Live PD' has followed the Lawrence Police Department since September 2018. → Read More

Gas City step-mom seeking mental illness defense in Skylea Carmack's killing, records show

Grant County prosecutors charged Amanda D. Carmack with murder, neglect, domestic battery and strangulation in Skylea's death. → Read More

14-year-old boy critically wounded in north-side shooting

The wounded boy was brought to the emergency room at IU Health Methodist Hospital about 9:30 p.m., IMPD said. → Read More

That black smoke over Indianapolis is coming from a junkyard tire fire

Multiple cars are on fire in the 500 block of South Tibbs Avenue, the Wayne Township Fire Department said. → Read More

Woman struck, killed by car on east side

The driver of a 2018 Kia Optima struck the woman about 9:10 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Rural Street, IMPD said. → Read More