Indianapolis

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Japanese IndyCar driver Takuma Sato took the checkered flag to win the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500. But instead of the roar of the crowds to celebrate the moment, it was just the humming of engines.

Indy 500 Officials Comment On The Upcoming Race

Aug 21, 2020
Samantha Horton / IPB News

The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 is days away with final preparations being made for the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” Race officials are encouraging fans to stay home and watch the race on television.

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An Indiana trucking and logistics company is expanding in Indianapolis as the coronavirus pandemic increases demand in the industry. The company plans to add 220 jobs in the next couple of years.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) announced Tuesday fan attendance will be further limited to the Indy 500.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a black man who was fatally shot by an Indianapolis police officer planned to call for an independent investigation of his death Wednesday, nearly a month after he was killed following a police pursuit of a vehicle he was driving.

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Indianapolis, IN - Police say two people are dead following shootings that occurred late Saturday night amid violent protests in downtown Indianapolis.

The deadly shootings happened at Market and Talbot streets and 10 E. Market St. Two people were also shot in the area of Alabama and New York streets, according to IMPD. Their condition was unknown.

Indianapolis imposes curfew after 2 nights of violence

May 31, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis mayor ordered an overnight curfew after two nights of violent protests over the Minneapolis death of George Floyd led to several shootings and widespread downtown damage.

Gen Con Cancels 2020 Convention, Plans Virtual Events

May 19, 2020
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Downtown Indianapolis will go this summer without the thousands of game enthusiasts who attend Gen Con. On Tuesday, the tabletop game convention announced it was canceling the in-person event in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Fewer people are traveling due to restrictions and concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Tourism officials in the state say they’re watching the situation closely.

All IN: Recycling

Oct 22, 2019

Many of us do our best to recycle. But according to some new data, not enough of us in Indiana, specifically Indianapolis, recycle our waste. Why is Indianapolis behind so many major cities when it comes to recycling? And how could we catch up?

The International Economic Development Conference in Indianapolis this week aims to help attendees address workforce issues.

Vice President Mike Pence is pushing voters to contact their members of Congress about support for the proposed trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, known as the USMCA.

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana wrapped up their annual two-day career fair Wednesday in Indianapolis. More than 10,000 students from across central Indiana schools attended to learn about careers.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is investigating the source of oil discharged from a sewer pipe into the White River in Indianapolis. A fisherman contacted officials after seeing the oil along the river’s banks. 

Officials in Indianapolis announced they will be launching a plan to be more economically inclusive. The city hopes to reduce income inequality by creating more high-wage jobs.

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Indianapolis next week to speak at the American Legion national convention.

The governor’s Teacher Compensation Commission will host public comment sessions across the state in August. 

Most Indiana Casinos Prepared To Offer Sports Betting

Jul 31, 2019

Sports wagering will be legal in Indiana in just about a month.

And the Indiana Gaming Commission has approved 13 locations in the state where Hoosiers can bet on sporting events.

Indianapolis plays host this week to the Young Democrats of America’s national convention.

And its presence helps Indiana’s chapter of the political organization.

Charges Filed Against One Of Two Judges Shot, Previously Arrested Suspects

Jun 28, 2019

One of the Clark County judges shot in an Indianapolis White Castle parking lot now faces seven criminal charges. Judge Andrew Adams faces disorderly conduct and six counts of battery, two of which are felony charges that could carry six months to two and a half years of jail.

The shooting suspects, Brandon Kaiser and Alfredo Vazquez, also face charges of battery and disorderly conduct. If found guilty, Kaiser could face up to 16 years and Vazquez up to two and a half.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says he anticipates the three will turn themselves in next week.

Indianapolis’s criminal homicide rate has been on the rise in recent years. The majority of deaths are from gunshots and young black men are more likely to be killed. The city recently announced the adoption of a program to reduce the number of gun related deaths.

Indiana has one of the highest rates of evictions in the country – only six states are worse.

And many community advocates point to one issue as a major cause.

Two Clark County judges visiting Indianapolis were shot early Wednesday morning. 

Jim McClelland, executive director for drug prevention, treatment and enforcement, delivers the keynote address at an event discussing opioids in the workplace. (Justin Hicks/IPB News)
Justin Hicks

An employee benefits firm brought together companies and lawmakers Wednesday in Indianapolis to address the effects of opioid addiction on workplaces across the state. 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marion County is launching a needle exchange program that will enlist a vehicle the size of a small school bus to combat Indianapolis' soaring hepatitis C rate by distributing clean syringes and collecting used ones.

The vehicle unveiled Wednesday by the county's health department will begin visiting two east side Indianapolis neighborhoods next week. But it could eventually make stops in other neighborhoods, based on recommendations by police and health officials.

Syringe Access Program Rolls Out In Indianapolis

Apr 10, 2019
The new Marion County syringe exchange mobile unit is unveiled in Indianapolis. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Indiana’s ninth syringe exchange program was launched in Marion County. 

Indiana’s first new psychiatric hospital in decades has opened in Indianapolis.  The NeuroDiagnostic Institute, or NDI will offer early diagnosis and advanced treatment to Hoosiers with serious psychiatric conditions.

Indiana FSSA Division of Mental Health and Addiction director Kevin Moore addresses the Commission to Combat Drug Abuse. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

Indiana’s Commission to Combat Drug Abuse met Friday in Indianapolis discussing how the state has addressed the opioid and addiction crisis. The group highlighted progress, as well as areas of need.

House Panel Approves Electric Scooter Regulations

Jan 30, 2019
Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) says his bill governing electric scooters does include one preemption of local regulations. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A House panel approved legislation Wednesday to regulate electric scooters, which have proliferated across the state during the last year.

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Jill Sheridan

Two weeks of bad weather in Indiana has resulted in critically low levels of blood supply.  The weather has impacted both on-site blood donations and mobile drives.

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