Rich Van Wyk,

Rich Van Wyk

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Rich:

Race fans feel happy, excited and safe to be back at IMS for Indy 500 practice

Despite a mask mandate and restrictions on attendance, race fans say it was great to be back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday. → Read More

President Biden proposes free tuition for community college students

Biden plan includes money to provide two years of community college tuition. → Read More

CDC offers new guidance for face masks in outdoor activities.

The updated guidelines say fully-vaccinated people can be mask-less outside, as long as they stay out of large crowds. → Read More

A Johnson County family prays for justice and an end to child abuse

Johnson County family shares story in hopes of raising awareness of child abuse. → Read More

Downtown making a slow comeback

Confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine will play a big role in Downtown Indy Inc.'s upcoming State of Downtown report. → Read More

A week after a gunman killed eight employees of a FedEx facility, there's still grief, anger and questions

"We can band together in a community that spreads peace, joy and life and kindness throughout our neighborhood," Greenwood's mayor said at a Thursday vigil. → Read More

Annual training for IMPD officers puts emphasis on de-escalating dangerous situations

Annual training for IMPD officers includes tactics designed to defuse confrontations. → Read More

Local family reacts after watching reading of Chavin verdict

An Indianapolis family who watched the Chauvin verdict Tuesday says they hope the trial outcome sends a message. → Read More

Indy 500 fans get a green flag. But how many will be allowed into IMS?

Speedway owner Roger Penske said he wants to see 250,000 fans at this year’s race. → Read More

High schools switching back to in-class learning

Federal guidelines reducing social distancing from 6 to 3 feet are making it possible for schools to end their hybrid schedules. → Read More

3-D video brings life-like perspective to Delphi murder scene

The new CrimeDoor app created an augmented reality video of the moments before Libby German and Abby Williams were killed. → Read More

National Guard delivers help and hope to senior citizens needing vaccinations

More than a quarter million Hoosiers 70 and older are registered to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. → Read More

Tens of thousands of Hoosiers get vaccinated, but doses fall short of expectations

Johnson Memorial Health received just 500 doses of vaccine of the 2,000 it expected. → Read More

Who is allowed to watch over voting and ballot counting? It depends on the state

Early and Election Day voting and the counting of absentee ballots are all witnessed by members of both parties. → Read More

Why is COVID-19 spreading so quickly?

A local epidemiologist says it's happening in small gatherings, where it can be easy to let down your guard. → Read More

Anger and American politics go together

A university professor says anger has been part of politics for centuries. → Read More

Internal postal service memo calls for extraordinary measures to 'deliver democracy'

Local post offices are making adjustments to ensure mail-in ballots are counted. → Read More

Increasing number of COVID-19 cases puts the pressure back on hospitals

Indiana hospitals are now treating just as many COVID-19 patients as they did five months ago. → Read More

Purdue working on technology to detect 'deepfake' videos

According to Purdue professor and researcher Edward Delp, social media and evolving computer technology makes fake videos easier to create and more realistic. → Read More

13 Investigates: Absentee ballot mail test

How soon do you have to mail for your ballot to arrive on time? → Read More