Topic – Community

INDIANAPOLIS — Just in time for Christmas, you and your family could win the ultimate downtown experience. Downtown Indy, Inc. and Indy’s Child are working together on the Downtown Indy Ultimate Overnight Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is accepting names until December 10th.  After that time, a winning family will be selected. Winners will get a free […]

INDIANAPOLIS — As the time draws closer to Christmas, many organizations are hoping to help those in need. If you have been looking to give back this holiday, there are a variety of ways you can do it around central Indiana.  A few options are listed below: The Salvation Army’s Angel Trees What – The […]

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating an early Saturday-morning homicide. Officers were called to a home on South Temple Avenue, where they found a man who had been shot.  The Indianapolis Fire Department arrived, and he was pronounced dead. As of Saturday afternoon, no one has been arrested in connection with this incident.  The Marion County […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Two local organizations are teaming up in an effort to help homeless people around Indianapolis this winter, and they need your help. OTG Kennels is selling raffle tickets to raise money to purchase warm sleeping bags and blankets for the homeless.  The prize for the raffle winner is an American Bully puppy. Refuge […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indianapolis saw a 9% drop in homelessness this year after a pandemic spike last year. The federal government requires a one-day snapshot of homelessness every January. Indy’s count of 1,761 is the second-highest in four years, but down nearly 200 people after jumping by more than 300 last year. System strategy director Danielle […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Ground has been broken for a national Desert Storm memorial in Washington. Indiana veterans hope to follow suit in Indianapolis. The Military/Veterans Coalition of Indiana has formed a nonprofit to gather ideas for designing two memorials, to veterans of the first Gulf War and the War on Terror. The coalition plans a series […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Missing persons cases are tough on family, friends, and their community. When those cases hit the desk of detectives, they know it’s going to be a tricky case to solve. Every case is unique and requires a unique approach, says Commander Matthew Thomas with Indianapolis Metro Police. On Tuesday night, IMPD were on […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – 26 Indianapolis neighborhoods are splitting $220,000 in grant money for new community spaces. The money from last year’s federal pandemic relief bill will pay for a food box program in the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood, but most of the grants focus on beautification projects, from new signs and playgrounds, to public art projects in […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana police officers leave Monday morning for their annual fundraising bike ride. Officers will start the 13-day ride at the Police and Firefighters Memorial at the Indiana Government Center. They’ll ride east to Richmond on the first day, then work their way around the perimeter of the state over the next 12 days […]

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indy has awarded $4.3 million in crime prevention grants, the first round of a planned $45 million over three years. The grants target neighborhood-level organizations on the theory they know their communities best. The next round of grants later this year will include direct violence interruption programs, but this round is focused on […]