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50 suspected drug dealers targeted in central Indiana raid

FRANKLIN, Ind. – Investigators targeted 50 suspected drug dealers across central Indiana Thursday morning. Multiple agencies raided homes and arrested as many people as they could.


Pair removed from flight after teen's seizures, mom claims mistreatment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) -- Members of a Columbus family said they were mistreated on a flight from Orlando to Indianapolis. The issue: whether a teenager with epilepsy could fly safely. Allegiant Airlines said no and removed the family from the plane.


Drug raid underway across Johnson County

Fifty suspected drug dealers are being sought and arrested by area police across Johnson County today in a targeted raid. The raids began by 7 a.m. The investigations have been conducted by undercover detectives for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin Police Department.


Homeowner finds naked stranger on his couch drinking juice

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A man returned to his North Nashville home Wednesday to find a naked stranger drinking juice on his couch, according to a Metro police report. Officers responded to a home on Buchanan Court where the resident stated he opened the door and observed a nude male that he did no


Bartholomew County investigators crossing state lines to find drug dealers

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. -- Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers says the war on illegal drugs is no longer just a local fight. “What’s important is going to the source, getting the big fish,” Myers said, “and that’s what we’re focused on.”

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Johnson Co. law enforcement serves over 50 warrants

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin Police Department worked together with other agencies from south-central and central Indiana on Thursday to serve at least 50 drug warrants in Franklin, Greenwood, Edinburgh, and other Hoosier cities. The targeted raids began arou


Exhibit Columbus organizers looking for community volunteers

It will take more than world-class international designers to build the 19 Exhibit Columbus temporary architectural installations which will open Aug. 24. It will take you — residents of Columbus and Bartholomew County — to assist.


Mastodon bones unearthed during Indiana construction project

Workers installing a new sewer line in southern Indiana came across the discovery of a lifetime recently when they unearthed prehistoric mammal bones thought to be more than 10,000 years old.


Local Police, Fire – April 18

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Erika R. Calvert, 19, of 721 Union St. — 2, Columbus, domestic battery, 3:15 p.m., by the Columbus Police Department, held in lieu of $5,000 bond.


Mother, daughter escape mobile home fire; 3 teens accused of setting blaze

JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. — Deputies in Jennings County are looking for a teen accused of setting fire to a mobile home with a mother and daughter still inside. Mikell Hardesty, 18, and Delaney Smith, 19, are behind bars, charged with arson. Investigators say they, along with another teen, set a fire un


Person in critical condition after being shot in head on near northeast side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A person is in critical condition after being shot in the head on the near northeast side Thursday night. Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department say they found the victim when they were called to the scene in the 3700 block of Adams Street at about 8:45 p.

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In court case, Indiana girl describes being treated 'like a dog' in alleged sex-trafficking scheme

INDIANAPOLIS – Within days of running away from a foster parent's home, a 15-year-old girl was working as “Ms. Violet,” a prostitute allegedly handing over all the cash she made to two pimps.


Autopsy completed for victim in Country Squire Lakes shooting

NORTH VERNON — An autopsy completed on 23-year-old Donavon Booker, who died in a shooting in Country Squire Lakes, shows he died of a single gunshot wound to his upper torso.


Kokomo middle school student faces felony charge after allegedly bringing gun on bus

KOKOMO, Ind. – A student at a Kokomo middle school was arrested after allegedly bringing a gun on a school bus Thursday afternoon. The Kokomo School Corporation says it was notified of the incident involving the Bon Air Middle School student around 3:45 p.m.


Trial set for Indiana woman charged in students' bus stop deaths

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a northern Indiana woman accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus.


Lead found in 7 Indiana schools' drinking water

HAMMOND, Ind. -- A new round of testing has found lead levels in the drinking water at seven northwestern Indiana schools that exceed the federal action level for the toxic metal.


Local man arrested after stolen handgun recovered

A firearm stolen during a Columbus gun store burglary last year has been recovered by Columbus police officers. After receiving a tip from the public, officers from the CPD Intelligence Led Policing Unit served a search warrant Tuesday at a home in the 2200 block of Park Avenue, said Lt. Matt Harris


Buying a small Indiana town with ghostly benefits

Want to buy an abandoned 19th century village to call your own? Traveling 20 miles through the wilderness stretch of State Road 135, after leaving Nashville, Indiana, will bring you to Elkinsville Road and your destination – Story, Indiana. The unincorporated community still sits secluded and firmly


5-year-old injured after being hit by car

A 5-year-old boy was transported by Lifeline helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital Tuesday night after being struck by a car in the Heritage Heights neighborhood. Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies were sent to Heritage Heights at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday about the boy being struck by a dark blue Honda A


Can cops force you to unlock your phone? Indiana Supreme Court will decide

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) - Can law enforcement force you to crack open your phone during a traffic stop or any other investigation? The Indiana Supreme court will soon decide. Attorneys in the case of Katelin Eunjoo Seo v. State of Indiana say the Court's decision could undermine privacy and constitu