Man shot dead at northwest side apartments: IMPD

INDIANAPOLIS — A man was killed in a shooting early Wednesday at an apartment complex on the city’s northwest side. Officers began their investigation after they responded about 1:30 a.m. to The Woods apartments in the 3600 block of Merrick Way for a report of a person shot, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. … Read more

Glock Switches a major issue in Marion County: MCPO

INDIANAPOLIS — “It’s too easy to get a real gun in Indianapolis,” Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears said. Mears said one challenge the city is facing, is young people buying guns off of social media and then altering the weapons. “The biggest issue that we see in young people right now is the Glock switches, … Read more

Juvenile shot on Indy’s north side: IMPD

INDIANAPOLIS — A juvenile was shot early Monday on the city’s north side, police say. The victim, whose exact age police did not provide, was found wounded when officers responded about 12:30 a.m. to the intersection of East 40th and Ruckle streets, officials told WRTV. The victim was transported to a local hospital for their … Read more

Southport Police Department wants to be a part of the change

SOUTHPORT — Southport Assistant Police Chief Lossie Davis wants to be a part of the solution to help end gun violence in Indianapolis. Davis has been in law enforcement for more than 29 years, and in 2020 was the first African American woman to be appointed to the Southport Police Department’s command staff. Davis knows … Read more

Church holds service for congregants to process feelings following fall of Roe

INDIANAPOLIS — Christ Church Cathedral on Monument held a special service on Sunday, a lament for people to process feelings of anger, sorrow, grief, and fear following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Episcopal church opposes laws that would limit people’s ability to make their own healthcare decisions. “I absolutely think … Read more

Hoosier volunteers needed to Go All IN to help local organizations

INDIANAPOLIS — United Way of Central Indiana is calling on Hoosiers to Go All IN and dedicate time to giving back to their community on Friday, June 24th. “It really is a day of service for families, companies, any type of group that wants to get out there to really get to know the work … Read more

Indy man sentenced for infant son’s 2019 death

INDIANAPOLIS — A man has been sentenced to serve 35 years in prison for the 2019 death of his infant son. A Marion County judge handed down the sentence to Michael Gaunt just under two months after a jury found him guilty on all counts against him. They included aggravated battery and neglect of a … Read more

Funding for program that helps Hoosier families set to expire in September

INDIANAPOLIS — The clock is ticking on a program that has helped thousands of families across Indiana. Funding for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is set to expire in September. Healthy Families Indiana facilitates the program for more than 2,000 families in the state. Kendra Scott, an engagement specialist with Healthy … Read more

Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy has big turnout

INDIANAPOLIS — This week at Anderson University, high schoolers interested in a career in policing are getting the experience of a lifetime. The Indiana Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Academy was created by the American Legion Department of Indiana and the Indiana State Police. The week-long camp lets teenagers see what it’s like to work in … Read more

Marion County Fair increasing security, cutting costs due to inflation

INDIANAPOLIS — At the Marion County Fairgrounds, the county fair queens are practicing for the pageant, the rides are being built and security plans are being put into place. But fair officials say this year’s event will be a little different. “We’ve got increased security, we’ve got increased off duty officers from local law enforcement … Read more