Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star

Will Higgins

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Will:

That time Indiana teens ratted out dirty ‘Louie Louie’ lyrics, and the FBI got involved

A letter to the governor launched an FBI investigation into the Richard Berry song. Decades later, the whistleblowers talk about their 'kooky' idea. → Read More

Wayne Township firefighters save another dog — that makes two so far this winter

Firefighters from Wayne Township save yet another dog. → Read More

Indy cop injured by alleged drunk driver

Indianapolis police officer injured by alleged drunk driver → Read More

During Vietnam 'the army wanted a little happy news': How iconic Indianapolis bakery started

Vietnam was going badly, people were burning draft cards, the Army wanted happy news: Enter a soldier-chef and his German pastries → Read More

Indiana's 'broken arrow' — that time 5 nuclear bombs got caught fire

The area was surrounded by a high, chain-line fence. Old, rusted signs said "Controlled Area," and "No Digging." → Read More

This gay German artist was the template for Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post work

Wait — a gay German artist was the template for Norman Rockwell? Yup, just look at the Saturday Evening Post. → Read More

Party like it's 1969 — with Salman Rushdie, on behalf of Kurt Vonnegut

Party like it's 1969 with Salman Rushdie, for Kurt Vonnegut, two writers who had some serious enemies → Read More

'Things end; I'm at peace, but it's hard': Indy's oldest bait shop to close after 67 years

'Things end; I'm at peace, but it's hard': Indy's oldest bait shop to close after 67 years → Read More

These 6 Indiana towns and cities must really love Christmas

Yes, we have a town called Santa Claus, parades, beautiful lights and shopping. These festive places in Indiana do Christmas right. → Read More

Here's why police think a photo of a knife might help them solve the Burger Chef murders

Burger Chef murders: 40 years later police have made no arrests, but they're not giving up → Read More

Jim Jones: His Indianapolis life included performing miracles and selling monkeys

He performed healings, and miracles, and sold monkeys door to door: Jim Jones → Read More

Klansman's grandson tells Attucks story of black pride — after three decades of interviews

A Klansman's grandson tells Attucks' story of black pride in new book → Read More

Man searches for a table that would cement family's status as Indianapolis' first family

Man searches frantically for lost icon of Indianapolis not seen since the 1920s → Read More

Indianapolis' newest playground for kids used to be a hangout for notorious biker gang

The property once featured a clubhouse for some of Indianapolis' roughest characters, the local chapter of the notorious Outlaws motorcycle gang. → Read More

Brownsburg man sends shock waves through sports world: A linear bocce victory for the ages

An Indiana man is the new linear bocce world champion. The rookie defeated dozens of top-tier players to claim the title in Indianapolis. → Read More

IUPUI student campaigns for historic marker for Indy's first African-American hospital

A forgotten piece of Indy's black history gets remembered Saturday → Read More

Back to prison for former IndyCar driver Bill Whittington

Whittington previously had served four years in prison for his part in a marijuana smuggling ring. → Read More

Jackknifed tractor-trailer caused lane closures on I-465

A jackknifed semi-trailer made the Monday morning commute miserable for thousands of motorists coming into Downtown from the city's southside — or trying to. I-465 eastbound near Emerison Avenue was closed for more than three hours following the single-vehicle crash at 9 a.m. There were no injuries, but the truck leaked fuel, said Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. John Perrine. > More… → Read More

Fun new sport requires zero skill: Sign up now for Linear Bocce World C'ships Oct. 13

Linear Bocce World Championships 2018 are Oct. 13 -- sign up now → Read More

They were born in a small town. Meet 48 famous (or otherwise interesting) Hoosiers

What do Jay Cutler, Jim Gaffigan and Jim Jones all have in common? They were all born in small-town Indiana. We like to call them famous Hoosiers. → Read More