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Cops: He Robbed Her, Then Sent Her a Facebook DM

'Look just know imma pay you back,' Damien Boyce allegedly messaged victim hours later

(Newser) - Many of us have received Facebook friend requests we'd rather not accept. But for one Indiana woman, that wariness reached new levels after the man accused of robbing her at gunpoint made her add him on the social network, then later DMed her to ask her to hang out,...

'Miracle' No One Is Hurt During Indy 500 Crash

Tire flew off Kyle Kirkwood's car before it flipped during race, barely missing crowd

(Newser) - "Talk about a miracle." That was one take after a terrifying crash and car flip during the Indianapolis 500 auto race that sent a tire from one of the competitors' cars sailing over spectators' heads. Fox News reports there were fewer than 20 laps left in Sunday's...

Cops: Deputy Died Protecting Son From Dog Attack
Deputy Killed in
Dog Attack at Home

Deputy Killed in Dog Attack at Home

Police believe Tamieka White was protecting 8-year-old son

(Newser) - A 17-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff's Office died "protecting the most important person in her life," her commander says. Deputy Tamieka White, 46, was killed in a dog attack at her Indianapolis home Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Star reports. Police believe she was protecting her...

Driving on Frozen Canal Ends Badly for Indianapolis Motorist

Driver said her GPS made her do it

(Newser) - Jacob Aldrich and three relatives were out enjoying a favorite activity on Christmas night—skating on Indianapolis' frozen Downtown Canal—when the sight of a car on the ice gave them pause. Per USA Today , nobody knew what to think at first. "My immediate assumption [was] that it was...

Abducted Twins Are Found 175 Miles Apart

Kyair and Kason Thomass found safe after Ohio kidnapping; suspect arrested

(Newser) - An infant has been found alive in Indianapolis three days after he and his twin brother were abducted outside an Ohio pizzeria; a suspect has been arrested in their kidnapping. "A photo is worth a thousand words," the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department tweeted Thursday night, showing 5-month-old Kason...

2nd Mistrial Declared in 2015 Slaying
Judge Convicts
in 2015 Slaying

Judge Convicts in 2015 Slaying

Amanda Blackburn was shot to death in her Indianapolis home

(Newser) - Update: Almost seven years after Amanda Blackburn was shot to death in her home, and after two mistrials, Larry Jo Taylor Jr. has been convicted in the killing. In a four-day trial, an Indiana judge found Taylor guilty of burglary, theft, and other charges, while acquitting him on a robbery...

Dad Was Intoxicated When He and His Kids Drowned

Kyle Moorman and his 3 children set out to go night fishing

(Newser) - Update: The Indiana father and his three children who were found dead in a submerged car in an Indianapolis pond in July died accidentally. The deaths of Kyle Moorman, 27, and his children—1-year-old Kyran Holland, 2-year-old Kyannah Holland, and 5-year-old Kyle Moorman II—were the result of accidental freshwater...

Arrest Made in Shooting of 3 Dutch Soldiers in Indianapolis

Shamar Duncan was arrested on murder charge Tuesday

(Newser) - Indianapolis police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a shooting over the weekend that left one Dutch soldier dead and two wounded, the AP reports. Shamar Duncan, 22, of Indianapolis, was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. Duncan was being held in...

Dutch Commando, 26, Dies After Indianapolis Shooting

2 of his colleagues are still hospitalized

(Newser) - Update: One of three Dutch soldiers shot outside a hotel in Indianapolis early Saturday has died. His family and colleagues were at his side, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense said in a statement Monday. The ministry said the man's injured colleages, who were listed in critical but stable condition...

Cops: 3 Hurt Fleeing Wiz Khalifa Concert

Rapper's show near Indianapolis got cut short after shouts of a possible shooting, and people fled

(Newser) - Rapper Wiz Khalifa cut short a concert in suburban Indianapolis as people began fleeing the outdoor venue, leaving three with minor injuries, following a disturbance, police said, per the AP . People started exiting the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville about 10:30pm Friday after a reported disturbance on part of...

Man Pleads Guilty in Murder of Indianapolis Mail Carrier

Angela Summers was gunned down in 2020 after Tony Cushingberry got upset over no mail delivery

(Newser) - Update: It's a guilty plea for Tony Cushingberry, accused of fatally gunning down an Indianapolis mail carrier in 2020. NBC News reports the 23-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday, per the US Attorney's Office for Southern Indiana. Court documents note that mail wasn't being delivered...

Cops: Woman Tracked Cheating Boyfriend With AirTag, Ran Him Over

She's been charged with his murder

(Newser) - An Indianapolis woman was arrested on murder charges last week after allegedly running down her cheating boyfriend. Gaylyn Ja-Nae Morris, 26, is accused of using GPS and an Apple AirTag to track her boyfriend, who she suspected of cheating on her, to Tilly's Pub in the wee hours of...

Dish on Museum's Juneteenth Menu Sparks Backlash

Locals say menu item at Children's Museum of Indianapolis perpetuates racist trope

(Newser) - A kids museum in Indiana is at the center of controversy after a menu item for Juneteenth didn't go over so well. The Indianapolis Star reports that included among the food options at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis was a prepackaged watermelon salad ( TMZ has a pic),...

Here Are the Most Generous Cities in America

Minneapolis and Seattle top LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - If you're wondering why your socials are suddenly filled with requests for charitable donations, allow us to solve the mystery: It's Giving Tuesday, a day to open up one's wallet for good causes after doing the same in the name of consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber...

COVID-Weary Fans Scoop Up All 135K Tix to Indy 500
Indy 500 Sells Out
All 135K Tickets

Indy 500 Sells Out All 135K Tickets

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be at 40% capacity for Sunday's race

(Newser) - If anyone was worried that COVID safety protocols would keep fans away from the Indy 500, they needn't have been. Fox News reports that every one of the 135,000 tickets that was up for grabs for Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been scooped up, meaning...

Indianapolis Honors Shooting Victims

Mayor assures members of Sikh community they're welcome in his city

(Newser) - Indiana's governor told members of the Sikh community and others who gathered at a downtown Indianapolis football stadium Saturday to remember the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that he knows their anguish is far from over. The three-hour event at Lucas Oil Stadium...

FBI: Mother Warned Police About FedEx Shooter
FBI: Mother Warned Police
About FedEx Shooter
the rundown

FBI: Mother Warned Police About FedEx Shooter

She feared Brandon Scott Hole, 19, would commit 'suicide by cop'

(Newser) - Police in Indianapolis say they are still trying to figure out a motive in the shooting at a FedEx warehouse that left eight victims dead. Authorities have identified the gunman, who police say killed himself at the scene, as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indianapolis. As it turns out, he...

FedEx Phone Policy Causes Frustration After Shooting
Indianapolis Shooter
ID'd as a 19-Year-Old

Indianapolis Shooter ID'd as a 19-Year-Old

But police don't speculate about motive of Brandon Scott Hole in attack that killed 8

(Newser) - In Indianapolis, more questions than answers were in play Friday after the mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that left eight victims dead and at least five others injured. The shooter also is dead, apparently by suicide. Coverage:
  • Victims: Eight people were shot to death, four inside and four outside

FedEx Shooting 'a Sight No One Should Ever Have to See'

Police say at least 8 dead in mass shooting at Indianapolis warehouse

(Newser) - Police in Indianapolis say they are still trying to determine details of the mass shooting that killed at least eight people at a FedEx warehouse near the city's airport Thursday night, including the number of people who were wounded. CNN reports that police say four victims were taken to...

8 Killed in Mass Shooting at Indianapolis FedEx Facility

Police say gunman killed himself

(Newser) - Police say at least eight people were killed in a mass shooting late Thursday night at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Genae Cook says multiple other victims were hospitalized, the Indianapolis Star reports. Police believe the gunman killed himself, the AP reports. Cook says police...

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