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Recent articles by Emily:

Indianapolis mother of young victim says gun violence education is overdue

While none of Thursday morning's multiple shootings ended in death, community leaders say any kind of gun violence is unacceptable. → Read More

Residents of Indianapolis apartments complain about air conditioning problems amid heat wave

“I’ve been calling every day for two months,” said Joyce Dunn, who lives at of John J. Barton Apartments. → Read More

Columbine survivor talks about the day that changed her life forever

Twenty-three years after an attack on a high school in Colorado, Marjorie Erickson shares how she's still working to come to terms with what she witnessed. → Read More

Indianapolis woman shares story of abortion after getting raped

One of the top debates about abortion rights results from cases where a woman has been sexually abused. → Read More

Indiana lawmakers get letters asking them to not override governor's veto of transgender girls' sports bill

Gov. Holcomb said House Bill 1041 fell short, left too many unanswered questions and put schools at risk for lawsuits. → Read More

'It's a huge absence' | Community event held to pay tribute to Officer Breann Leath

The IMPD officer was killed in the line of duty two years ago. → Read More

Broad Ripple construction causing traffic delays, impacting businesses

Recent work on Broad Ripple Avenue and a bridge project down the street are changing the way visitors get in and out of the village. → Read More

Global Village Welcome Center will host cultural immersion programs for students

School children will enjoy the center and travel around the world without ever leaving the city. → Read More

Council committee gets progress report on initiatives to curb Indianapolis gun violence

Two initiatives, Peace Makers and The Elevation Grant, are aimed at reducing gun violence in the city, but evaluating their success will take some time. → Read More

Carson: 'Courageous' Zelenskyy's speech to Congress underscores important role of US in supporting Ukraine

Rep. Carson met with Ukraine's ambassador to the United States on Tuesday. → Read More

Family of Avon mother who disappeared 3 years ago still looking for answers, justice

Tuesday marked three years since the family of 30-year-old Najah Ferrell last saw her. → Read More

'I understand what my purpose is' | Former Indianapolis man's book seeks to help others overcome loss

Tiran Jackson's life changed in an instant more than three years ago. Now, he's coaching others on how to come back from trauma, loss and tragedy. → Read More

New law changes how incarcerated women who are pregnant give birth in Indiana

Until Thursday, women in custody were shackled to the bed while giving birth in Indiana jails. → Read More

Ukrainian native living in Carmel watches war unfold near loved ones in her home country

Svitlana Ramer, who currently lives in Carmel, has heard from relatives in her home country of Ukraine, but she remains worried for their continued welfare. → Read More

5 years after Delphi murders, Kelsi German remembers her little sister Libby, Abby Williams

Kelsi German will spend the anniversary of the girls' deaths with her family, remembering the two friends with a food drive. → Read More

Parents prepare to pivot as snowstorm causes some schools to consider e-learning days

The impending arrival of snow, ice has some schools moving to alternative plans for students this week. → Read More

Strategy to address Indianapolis violence crime discussed in virtual town hall

In the first of a series of community town halls, Metro Police said a specialized squad will target people, places and behaviors that foster violent crime. → Read More

Indiana lawmakers consider bill to change definition of rape

Supporters of House Bill 1079 say some sexual assault victims are denied justice. → Read More

Police plead for information in 2 shootings Thursday afternoon

Two people were shot within an hour Thursday, days after city leaders laid out their crime prevention plan. → Read More

FEMA team supporting staff at Methodist Hospital extends deployment

Doctors at IU Health say they're busier than ever, and a team of FEMA doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists have been asked to assist for another month. → Read More