Topic – Local News

PORTAGE, Ind. —The new USS Indianapolis will be commissioned at an Indiana port. The Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor on Lake Michigan will host the ship’s commissioning ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 26.  The USS Indianapolis (LCS-17) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship designed for warfare in areas close to shore. The LCS can be […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The U.S. House is expected to vote on a bill to raise the national minimum wage to $15 per hour today. South Bend Mayor and 2020 Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg spoke about it during a campaign stop in Nashville, Tennessee Wednesday. He believes a higher minimum wage will benefit all sectors of the economy.  “It […]

INDIANAPOLIS–Duck boats aren’t banned by law, but the sinking of the boat on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, one year ago brought so much attention to the dangers of riding in them that insurance comp0anies have raised their premiums. That has effectively put many of them out of business. “The insurance for duck boats, […]

NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. — A man accused of beating and abusing animals at Fair Oaks Farms has been released from jail on bond. Edgar Gardozo-Vazquez had his bond reduced by a judge on Wednesday and was released after his partner put up the required $1,000. WLFI-TV reports the judge agreed to reduce his bond after […]

INDIANAPOLIS — As temperatures rise, getting some relief at the park or a pool might sound like a good idea. But, fire officials warn that kids could get hurt in a matter of seconds. Under the summer sun, playgrounds can quickly go from fun to frightening. At Stout Field Park, Wayne Township Fire Department Division Chief Troy […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A firefighter was injured in an early Thursday morning fire. According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, crews were called a vacant apartment building in the area of East 38th Street and North Post Road just before 1 a.m. IFD said upon arrival at the scene, heavy fire was witnessed coming from the building. […]

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Air-conditioning on the fritz at your place? Or just looking for a place to cool down? The Salvation Army will open cooling centers in Indianapolis beginning Thursday for people looking for relief from the heat. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning from 2 p.m. Thursday through 8 p.m. Sunday.  Highs […]

    JAMESTOWN, Ind. — A five-year-old girl is dead and another girl is in the hospital after falling into a pond in Boone County. The Indiana DNR said Wednesday they were sent to a home about six miles northwest of Jamestown along West County Road 500 South just before noon. When they got there they […]

INDIANAPOLIS–“The crippling pain of loss continues every day.” That’s what Tia Coleman of Indianapolis said Tuesday ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Branson Duck-Boat Disaster that killed nine of her family members July 19, 2018.  Tia Coleman‘s husband, Glenn, sons Reece, 9, and Evan, 7 and 1-year-old daughter Arya were among the 17 people […]

  FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) — The Johnson County prosecutor resigned Wednesday after his sentencing for a March domestic violence incident, according to an amended plea agreement obtained by News 8. Bradley Cooper pleaded guilty in April to charges connected to accusations that he beat his former fiancée and held her against her will inside his Trafalgar home March 4 […]