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INDIANAPOLIS--A lawsuit has been filed asking a federal court to declare Marion County’s system of selecting judges unconstitutional. In court documents obtained by IndyPolitics, the lawsuit filed earlier this month says Marion County’s judicial system violated the federal and state constitutions, as well as the Voting Rights Act. It argues that if elections for Superior […]

SPEEDWAY, Ind.–There was a new record amount for prize money for the 2023 Indianapolis 500. With his victory Sunday, Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden took home $3.666 million from a total purse of $17,021,500. The payouts in 2022 were record-breaking, but this is the largest purse and largest winner’s payout in the century-plus history of […]

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Chad Avery Murdock. He’s facing preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, and Criminal Mischief.  Additional charges are possible. SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Ind.– A person was arrested Tuesday morning because police say they caught him driving a stolen school bus through […]

INDIANAPOLIS-Two shootings on the east side of Indianapolis early Tuesday morning sent two men to a hospital. IMPD says the first shooting happened around 1 am when a man was found with a gunshot wound at a Speedway gas station on Emerson Avenue just north of I-70. The man told police he had been shot […]

INDIANAPOLIS–The Republican candidate for Mayor of Indianapolis Jefferson Shreve says it’s time for the City of Indianapolis and Mayor Joe Hogsett to get more proactive on fighting crime and stop being reactive. Shreve is running against Hogsett in the November election. “We don’t have enough people working for the city’s police department to protect the […]

STATEWIDE–You can expect a warm and dry Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy 500, but other areas of Indiana could get rain. “The rain should be just east of central Indiana Sunday, but we are keeping a close eye on it. It could be in the far east part of Indiana. We’re […]

INDIANAPOLIS–Two people were seriously hurt in a crash that happened just before 4 pm Thursday on I-69 just north of 96th street. State police say a white pickup truck had come to a stop because traffic in front of the truck had stopped, but then a motorcycle crashed into the back of the pickup. Two […]

SPEEDWAY, Ind.–If you are attending the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500, there are some things you should know. The major point of emphasis from the President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Doug Boles is to get there early. “The last thing I want to have happen is somebody miss all of the pre-race activities […]

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The House approved the HALT Fentanyl Act Thursday, but it still has to go to the Senate next. If passed into law, it would permanently move fentanyl-related substances into the highest classification of illegal drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. That highest level of classification is called “Schedule I.” Schedule I drugs are deemed […]