Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star

Justin L. Mack

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Past articles by Justin:

The snow is back, Indiana. Here's how to drive in it like you've got some sense

Each big snow storm is accompanied by scores of Hoosier drivers who still drive like dangerous idiots on icy roads. Don't be like them. → Read More

317 Project: This Indianapolis man can't say no to helping. But he also doesn't want to.

With a few cleaning products and a lot of love, Changing Footprints South Indy is helping those in need put their best foot forward. → Read More

Police say 2 people fired at officers during south-side pursuit

Police said the people shot at police from their car while fleeing officers on the south side. → Read More

Cyclist hit, killed near Monon Trail and 86th Street

Police said the north side crash happened around 8:30 a.m. near the Monon Trail. → Read More

Police investigating after man killed in overnight shooting at Living Room Lounge downtown

Police said the shooting happened around 3 a.m. Sunday. The man was found on the patio and pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

'This virus is not tired of us': Marion County recommends masks for all indoors

On Tuesday, the CDC said both vaccinated and unvaccinated people should go back to wearing masks indoors. Here's what that means for Indianapolis. → Read More

1 killed, 5 wounded in overnight shootings in Broad Ripple, northeast side, Downtown

Indianapolis police reported the shootings between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday in different parts of the city. → Read More

Beyond 'rest, Advil and prayer,' Black and Minority Health Fair has $2K in free screenings

For 35 years, the Black and Minority Health Fair has focused on wellness in underserved communities. Here's why this year is more important than ever. → Read More

After 7 comes home to Indianapolis with 'Unfinished Business' at Indiana Black Expo Gala

The beloved R&B trio with deep Indiana roots will hit the stage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday night for the annual fundraising event. → Read More

Vernice Williams expects excellence and will give her all to achieve it

Vernice Williams has been committed to Indiana Black Expo since day one. Fifty years later, she's moving on, but still speaks of a better future. → Read More

Faith tested but never broken, Black Expo choir finds heaven together

The musicians and ministers who will take the stage to kick off the 50th annual IBE Summer Celebration talk about maintaining faith in trying times. → Read More

Six Flags, Cedar Point or Holiday World? 8 theme parks worth the drive from Indianapolis

From roller coasters to water parks, amusement parks around the Midwest are making up for last year's COVID-canceled summer with new thrills. → Read More

Becoming Belinda: Black. Queer. Loved.

Many know her as an activist, advocate or political candidate. Meanwhile, Belinda Drake knows her true self. → Read More

Downtown Indianapolis shootout damages property, vehicles along South Meridian Street

An overnight gunfight involving multiple suspects sent bullets tearing through downtown Indianapolis. → Read More

DNR officials recover body of Indiana teen from Tipton Lake swimming area

Indiana Conservation Officers said 17-year-old Tyrell D. Bowers of Columbus went underwater Saturday night and did not resurface. → Read More

Noblesville crash between SUV, motorcycle leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

A 37-year-old Cicero man died after being thrown from his motorcycle at the intersection of Boden Road and 146th Street in Noblesville. → Read More

'Grateful to be here': Indy 500 fans happy to be back at scaled-down spectacle

As race fans returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy 500, they found a race that was smaller in scale but still grand in spectacle. → Read More

Firefighters battle large industrial fire on Indianapolis' southwest side

Officials said a large rubbish fire consumed a conveyor belt and breached a salvage business in the 2200 block of South Holt Road. → Read More

Indiana COVID-19: 2,424,633 Indiana residents now fully vaccinated, 0 new deaths reported

Here are the new Indiana COVID-19 numbers released by the state health department on Sunday, May 23, 2021. → Read More

Indiana will end federal pandemic unemployment benefits June 19

Indiana’s unemployment rate has recovered to 3.9% after climbing to 17% at the height of the pandemic, the governor's office said. → Read More