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Past articles by Derrik:

PSA: 21st Century Scholars deadline is June 30

There is a significant deadline for a local program that really gives students a leg up in paying for college. → Read More

Parents speak publicly after filing lawsuit against Franklin schools for failing to stop bullying

A month a lawsuit was filed against the Franklin Community School Corporation accusing them of failing to stop bullying, a 14-year-old's mother and step-father are publicly speaking for the first time. → Read More

Estimated 50,000 people descended on Indy for 2019 Pride Parade & Festival

INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of people took to the streets of Indianapolis on Saturday to take part in the IndyPride Parade and Festival. Parade organizers say they had more than 150 floats in this year's parade, which lasted over two hours and an estimated 50,000 people lined the streets and participated in the event. The four grand marshals for this year's parade were State Senator J.D. Ford,… → Read More

Neighbors worry about health impacts of proposed gravel plant

The Metropolitan Development Commission approved the re-zoning by a vote of 6-1 Wednesday. → Read More

Zionsville council will vote on development project

A previous vote on rezoning for a $40 million apartment complex and commercial development ended in a three to three tie in Zionsville. → Read More

Neighbors frustrated by abandoned Indianapolis school

Neighbors say the large school campus is harming their property values, is a breeding ground for crime and needs to be redeveloped, or torn down. → Read More

Tammy's Law will provide relief and comfort with supplemental insurance

Tammy's Law enables Hoosiers under the age of 65 who are on Medicare, the ability to purchase supplemental insurance. → Read More

Ex-Rep. Rokita backed defunding Amtrak, now picked for board

A group that speaks for train passengers wants the Senate to reject the nomination of a former Indiana congressman for Amtrak's board of directors. → Read More

Playground needed for kids with special needs

All kids need playgrounds. Special needs children need special playgrounds. → Read More

Search for kidney turns to social media

Michael Kaltenmark, Butler University's Director of External Affairs, is in need of a kidney. He's turned to social media in an effort to find one. → Read More

Families frustrated over the lack of adoption subsidy in Indiana

The Indiana Foster and Adoptive Parents Resources and Advocacy Group called what happened on Tuesday a colossal disappointment. → Read More

Woman warns of business scam that cost her hundreds of dollars

A retired Indianapolis woman set out to make a little extra money working at home, but she ended up losing hundreds of dollars. → Read More

Neighborhood is weary of pothole-riddled street

An RTV6 viewers says that her road is so damaged she doesn't feel safe when she walks it. A path she walks every day to care for her family. → Read More

Veteran in hospital following Indianapolis road rage attack

James Yaconi, 49, won't be able to work for 6 to 8 weeks after sustaining a broken jaw in the attack. → Read More

Friends and family celebrate life of 8-year-old girl shot and killed in Indianapolis

Friends and family gathered Saturday to celebrate the life of 8-year-old Kendrielle Brye, who was shot and killed in Indianapolis last weekend. → Read More

Brownsburg owner doesn't think his dog should be euthanized

Animal control said his dog could be humanely destroyed for escaping his house and getting in a fight with another dog. → Read More

Authorities hold DUI checkpoint in Indianapolis on St. Patrick's Day weekend

Authorities from around Marion County held a DUI checkpoint on Saturday in downtown Indianapolis. → Read More

Controversy over charging children as adults

Indiana law already allows children as young as 14 to be tried as an adult in court for heinous or aggravated felonies. Senate bill 279 would drop that age to 12-years-old. → Read More

Truckers stage 465 slowdown over work regulations

Truckers protesting new federal regulations that govern their work hours staged a moving protest around Indianapolis Thursday. → Read More

Workers waiting for pay after Noblesville restaurant closes

Employees from a recently-closed Scotty's Brewhouse in Noblesville have not been paid for their final weeks of work. → Read More