John Tufts, Indianapolis Star

John Tufts

Indianapolis Star

San Angelo, TX, United States

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Past articles by John:

'My child is not a runaway': Mother of missing Indianapolis teen is pleading for your help

Shariah Williams of Indianapolis is 5'4", weighs 120 Ibs, and was last seen on Feb. 23 wearing a black sweatshirt, and black bellbottom jeans. → Read More

Indy gets 'Best Airport' award 11 years straight while concerns of 'silver tsunami' grow

Indy's airport was named "Best Airport in North America" 11 years straight. Officials are trying to bolster the workforce ahead of 'silver tsunami'. → Read More

Six things you should know about toxic waste coming to Indiana from the Ohio train wreck

Hazardous waste from a toxic train wreck in Ohio might be coming to a landfill about 40 miles west of Indianapolis. Here's what we know so far. → Read More

Four Hoosier butchers compete in near-freezing temps to be 'Meat Cutter of the Year'

Antonio Benitez Gregorio of Indianapolis, Adelio Cabrera Nolasco of Avon, Juan Roblero of Dyes, and Ivan Xique of Fishers are Texas Roadhouse finalists. → Read More

Live: Police give update after officers involved in shooting on east side of Indianapolis

The shooting happened Feb. 25, 2023 in the 300 block of Poplar Road ― near Michigan Road and Emerson Avenue. → Read More

Cash, Rocket, Banana, Diamond: DEA gives parents list of emojis they need to know about

With the recent spike of fentanyl-related deaths, officials warn parents to be mindful of what emojis appear on their children's smartphones. → Read More

At least one person injured in Castleton Square Mall shooting

Indianapolis police are investigating several reports of shots fired at Castleton Square Mall confirm at least one hurt Feb. 17, 2023. → Read More

P!nk announces tour stop in Indianapolis. Here's when and how to get tickets

Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter P!NK is about to get the party started in downtown Indianapolis. Here's how you can watch. → Read More

Forbes' 2023 Travel Guide lists Indianapolis hotel among its 'recommended' places to stay

Forbes Travel Guide released its 2023 Star Awards, naming only one Indiana hotel on its list. → Read More

New nonprofit news outlet will cover Central Indiana

“The initiative puts Indiana at the forefront of a national movement of communities stepping up," said an American Journalism Project spokesperson. → Read More

High winds knock out power to thousands of Indianapolis residents

Wind gusts around Central Indiana cut the power to thousands of Hoosiers Thursday morning. Here's what's coming next in the weather forecast. → Read More

Cold case arrests: 2 charged with murder in 1975 death of northeast Indiana teen

Mitchell, 17, was found floating in the Elkhart River by two fishermen in 1975. Almost a half-century later, two men were charged in her death. → Read More

Small blessings and 'little winks from the universe' have shaped this Twin Aire brewery

Finding used furniture, church pews, in one’s preferred color palette might seem trifling. But not if you know Kismetic's history. → Read More

Winter weather coats Indianapolis in white, but falls short of predictions

Despite hazardous driving conditions, it wasn't a winter storm as dire as meteorologists initially feared. → Read More

John Dillinger's signed confession detailing holdup attempt nabs big bucks at auction

The signed confession was Dillinger's first serious conviction in Indiana ten years before the notorious outlaw was named 'Public Enemy Number 1.' → Read More

Indianapolis killings in 2023: Tracking every homicide

IndyStar is continuing to track Indianapolis homicides to better understand violence in the city and remember the victims. → Read More

Last time this green comet was visible, humans used stone tools. How to see it in Indiana.

A comet that hasn't been visible from Earth since early humans were using crude stone tools to hunt is passing through our solar system. → Read More

Speedway's Mug-n-Bun listed for sale. What the owner hopes is next for popular eatery

For more than 60 years, hungry Speedway diners have enjoyed tenderloin burgers and homemade root beer at the Mug-n-Bun, a property listed for sale. → Read More

How much snow will Indianapolis get? See the National Weather Service's latest models

Three scenarios released Tuesday afternoon by the National Weather Service show how much snow is expected across Indiana. → Read More

Will Indianapolis have a white Christmas in 2022? Forecasters say...

Snow or not, local forecasters say Indianapolis is going to have one of its coldest Christmases in recent memory. → Read More