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When it comes to shipping around the holidays, experts say there is also very little wiggle room this year due to staffing shortages.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Circle of Lights is getting ready to illuminate Monument Circle and celebrate its 60th anniversary. The event is happening on Friday, Nov. 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment, holiday presentations, festive food and beverages and of course, Santa Claus. The “flip of the switch” will happen shortly before […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Today Mayor Hogsett joined Office of Public Health and Safety (OPHS) director, Lauren Rodriguez to announce the recipients of the 2022 Community-Based Violence Prevention Partnership Grant. The annual Community-Based Violence Prevention Partnership is designed to support local community organizations and help with their capacity to develop new strategies to address violence and increase […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Researchers at the Polis Center at IUPUI are developing a new project that examines the equity gap between racial groups in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Racial Equity Report Card looks at large disparities in things like income, healthcare and education that exist between white residents and residents of color. “Almost every indicator we pulled, there was […]

INDIANAPOLIS — According to the Horizon House, an organization that provides service to people experiencing homelessness, there are around 1,800 people that aren’t housed. Earlier this month, the city of Indianapolis committed $7.8 million to building over 100 permanent supportive housing units. “These 100 units are going to be fantastic,” Leslie Kelly, the Program Director of […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts linebacker Shaquille Leonard is out for the rest of the reason after having back surgery Tuesday morning, according to the NFL. NFL Reporter Ian Rapoport said in a Tweet that Leonard was evaluated several times and the hope is that surgery fixes his problem for good. Rapoport said last week that Leonard […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett will seek a third and final term in office, he announced Tuesday evening. Speaking to a group of supporters at the Indianapolis City Market, Hogsett began by touting his leadership and the city’s record through the COVID-19 pandemic, which began just months after he was reelected in 2019. The Mayor […]

INDIANAPOLIS — As temperatures continue to drop, we can’t help but think about what’s being done to keep those who do not have a place to stay warm. Horizon House tells WRTV that the demand for homelessness assistance has increased since last year. They said everyone can play a part in keeping those individuals safe this […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana announced Monday that it is returning to drive-thru distributions, similar to what occurred during the pandemic. Gleaners cited sustained increased need as the reason for the move. The food bank says that the amount of residents being served is up 50% from the start of the year. “We […]

HAMILTON COUNTY — According to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence there were 98 domestic violence-related fatalities from July 2020 to June 2021. Along with that domestic violence, cases increased in 2020, but not all counties have facilities to house women and children in domestic violence situations. That’s why Hamilton County is planning on opening its own women’s shelter […]

  INDIANAPOLIS — A business incubator has opened on the far east side of Indianapolis, it’s called P30 and they are providing hope in an area that has seen its share of crime and tragedy. It’s located at the corner of 30th and Post. The facility has a vast variety of amenities: Laundry Showers Office […]

  INDIANAPOLIS — State Rep. Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis) has announced that she will run for mayor of Indianapolis next year. If elected, she would be the city’s first Black and female mayor. “As I weighed my decision to run, fueled by close friends and family, some asked me why I was even considering it. I have a […]