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As Livestream Continued, Cop Joked About 'Closed Casket'

Indianapolis in an uproar after police kill 3 people in 8 hours

(Newser) - After an Indianapolis man was killed by police on a livestream being watched by his family , a detective joked, "Think it’s going to be a closed casket, homie," apparently referring to Dreasjon Reed's funeral. The New York Times reports that detail in a larger piece on... More »

Man Killed by Police on Livestream Watched by Family

High-speed chase preceded Wednesday's shooting in Indianapolis

(Newser) - A protest extended late into the night Wednesday in Indianapolis, where a black man was fatally shot by police in an encounter livestreamed on Facebook. A high-speed chase began around 6pm as police said they spotted a vehicle driving 90mph on Interstate 65, nearly hitting other cars and "disobeying... More »

Mail Carrier Killed After Writing of Feeling 'Seriously Unsafe'

45-year-old Angela Summers was gunned down in Indianapolis while on the job

(Newser) - A 45-year-old mail carrier and mom of a 14-year-old is dead in Indianapolis after being gunned down on the job. The New York Times reports Angela Summers was killed Monday afternoon while delivering mail, and a 21-year-old man has been arrested. One man in the neighborhood where Summers was shot... More »

She'd Given Birth 3 Days Earlier. That Didn't Stop Her Heroism

Holly McNally, other Good Samaritans helped rescue on-fire truck driver after fuel tanker crash

(Newser) - An Indianapolis-area mom had quite the week, with a relatively quiet Tuesday and Wednesday bookended by the birth of her fourth child and a heroic rescue. The Indianapolis Star reports that Holly McNally, 35, delivered baby Connor on Monday after only a half-hour or so of labor. Connor has had... More »

'Senseless Violence' Ended 4 Lives, Mayor Says

3 men and a woman were found dead in an Indianapolis apartment

(Newser) - Four young people who police say were fatally shot in an apartment in Indianapolis were killed in a targeted attack apparently "fueled by senseless violence," the city’s mayor said Thursday. Officers were sent to an apartment complex about 10:30pm Wednesday, the AP reports. Inside the apartment,... More »

What Mom Injected Into Son's IV Gets Her 7 Years

Tiffany Alberts, 44, was caught on a hospital camera

(Newser) - An Indiana mother who confessed to injecting fecal matter into her son's IV is going to prison, the Indianapolis Star reports. Tiffany Alberts, 44, got seven years behind bars and five years' probation on charges of aggravated battery and neglect, but beat an attempted murder rap. Back in 2016,... More »

Employees Who Worked Christmas Each Got a Slice of the Profits

Tradition began to thank holiday workers

(Newser) - A pizzeria near Indianapolis rewarded employees who volunteered to come in on Christmas Day by turning over the profits. Seven workers each pocketed more than $700, NBC reports. The practice began as a thank-you to Rockstar Pizza workers about five years ago, a manager said. "Back then the business... More »

They Spent $1K While Shopping. Then Came the Security Guard

Cop Daryl Jones fired after targeting black shoppers in viral video

(Newser) - A white Indiana police officer has lost two jobs—one on the force and another as a store security guard—after he was seen targeting black shoppers in a viral video. Cousins Aaron Blackwell and Durell Cunningham were filming Nov. 12 as Nordstrom Rack security guard Daryl Jones, also a... More »

Her Parents Were Watching Her Play When Tragedy Struck

Giselle Quiroz was reportedly playing in a driveway when fatal hit-and-run occurred

(Newser) - They were watching their daughter, not yet 2, play outside when the unthinkable happened. As Giselle Quiroz was in the driveway of her family's Indianapolis home around 6:30pm Sunday, a gray four-door sedan driving close to the curb struck the toddler, then fled the scene, report the Indianapolis ... More »

Sister and Brother, 15 and 16, Killed in Indiana. Another Teen Is Suspected

Indianapolis juvenile was arrested Monday in connection with the Friday slayings

(Newser) - Indianapolis police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two teenage siblings, the AP reports. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says the juvenile was arrested Monday afternoon; sources tell Fox 59 the teen's mother negotiated his surrender. He is suspected in the killings of... More »

Artist Removes Tattoos From Larry Bird

Former NBA star objected to additions

(Newser) - Larry Bird was surprised to see his tattoos in a mural painted on the side of a building in Indianapolis. The spider web tattoo on his left shoulder, the dagger on his right cheek, "Hoosier" on his neck—and more—don't exist on the real Larry Bird. So... More »

Who Messed With Cop's Sandwich? A Surprise Culprit

Turns out, it was the officer himself who bit into the fast-food meal, then forgot he did so

(Newser) - Authorities have cracked the case of who messed with an officer's fast-food sandwich—and it was the officer himself, inadvertently. The odd case is out of Indianapolis, where an officer with the Marion County Sheriff's Office went public with a damning accusation about a local McDonald's, reports... More »

School Bows to Pressure, Fires Teacher in Same-Sex Marriage

Another Indianapolis high school refused last week

(Newser) - A Catholic high school has made the "agonizing decision" to fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage, days after the Archdiocese of Indianapolis punished another school for refusing to do so. Saying that homosexual relationships are in opposition to the church's teachings, Archbishop Charles Thompson has been pressuring... More »

2 Drown Trying to Save Dogs That Don't Need Saving

Take this as a warning

(Newser) - Authorities are warning people to think before they act after the second death in two days of people falling through ice to save their dogs. A man in his 20s died Monday after falling through an icy pond at an apartment complex in Indianapolis, where his dog had gone exploring,... More »

Indy's 'Quiet Pioneer' Is Dead at 83

Mari Hulman George has died at age 83

(Newser) - Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who ordered drivers to start their engines and was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died Saturday. She was 83, the AP reports. Hulman George, the speedway's chairman of the board emeritus, died in Indianapolis with her... More »

Burglar Thwarted by Family's 'Perfect' Pig

Good boy, Dumplin

(Newser) - Beware of pig: Authorities in Indianapolis are crediting a family's full-grown pig with scaring off a burglar or burglars who broke into a home just weeks after the property was purchased. Per Fox 59 , the intruder smashed through the back door but left without taking anything, apparently after encountering... More »

The Dad Couldn't Swim, Gave His Life to Save Daughter's

Anthony Burgess' 3-year-old knocked the car into neutral

(Newser) - "This dad did everything he could"—and gave everything he could. Anthony Burgess, 24, died Sunday while attempting to rescue his 3-year-old daughter from a Pontiac G6 that hold rolled backward into an Indianapolis pond. Police say the child accidentally hit the gear shift, putting the car into... More »

Cops: Suspect in Fatal Colts Crash Gave Us Fake Name

Manuel Orrego-Savala had been deported in 2007 and 2009

(Newser) - Police say a man being held in a suspected drunk-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the US. Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name of Alex Cabrera Gonsales following... More »

Woman Who Tried to Combat Co-Worker's Odor Gets Fired

Indianapolis courts employee installed air fresheners and got canned; now she's suing

(Newser) - A bizarre lawsuit out of Indianapolis revolves around life at the office and body odor. As IndyStar reports, the mess began when workers in the city's magistrate court complained about a co-worker's chronic body odor. That prompted Amber Bridges, as part of her role as lead staff, to... More »

Cop Checks on Car After Accident, Gets Murdered

He was shot after approaching flipped car

(Newser) - A police officer was killed in Indianapolis Thursday by a crash victim he was trying to help, police say. Authorities say Lt. Aaron Allen was shot multiple times after approaching a car that had flipped in an accident on the city's south side Thursday afternoon, the Indianapolis Star reports.... More »

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