INDIANAPOLIS — Voter turnout has historically been low in Indiana, especially in local elections. But Ashley Thompson, senior director of community impact and organizing at RISE Indy, is one of the people trying to make 2022 a little different. “A lot of people aren’t even aware of the upcoming election. Even if they’re a registered […]

INDIANAPOLIS — KHAAAAAAAN! On March 12, 2023, the man who delivered many of the greatest lines and scenes in science fiction history will visit Butler University. William Shatner, 91, the original Captain James. T. Kirk will join fans for a viewing of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Following a viewing of the movie, […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The American Red Cross has opened a shelter after they say 21 apartment units were affected by a fire Saturday. The Indianapolis Fire Department has not released any information on the fire, which took place at the Avoca Apartments near Washington Street and Emerson Avenue. The shelter is located at the Lawrence Education […]

INDIANAPOLIS — On Wednesday, during IndyGo’s August Board Meeting, the Board of Directors discussed the status of the agency’s upcoming Blue Line bus rapid transit (BRT) route. IndyGo staff informed the board they need more time to evaluate the current design of the Blue Line due to increased pricing, inflation and change in stormwater requirements. […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Every week, WRTV receives messages about missed trash pickup service. Sometimes it has been days, other times it has been weeks; their frustrations are all the same. Olivia Brubaker, who lives in Lockerbie Square, says her neighborhood went around three weeks without service. “There are so many trash pickups that have been missed […]

INDIANAPOLIS — From April until November, a group of community members spends time getting their hands dirty, growing food, while also growing a community. “This is a spiritual exercise. This is something that uplifts the community,” La’Kiyah Muhammad said. Muhammad is the garden coordinator for Kheprw Institute’s Growin’ Good in the Hood program. “We have […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is adding six new public safety camera trailers. The trailers will be placed around the city and in locations that are not possible with permanent installations. Each one can stream video in real time back to the Incident Analysis Center (IAC). “We want to [stop] crime from happening. […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Right now, in Indiana alone, there are more than 2,000 teaching positions open. A local nonprofit here in Indianapolis is helping to fill the gap. The 3000 block of North Meridian is where future educators are getting their start through a new apprenticeship program through Family Development Services. It gives them the opportunity […]

INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, Mayor Joe Hogsett, along with numerous community and faith leaders, joined together to announce a partnership between the city and DoorDash to provide free home deliveries of groceries, sanitary items and other necessities. The partnership, part of Project Dash, aims to deliver necessary food and household items to families across Marion County […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis City-County Council is aiming to strike a balance between giving to those in need and ensuring public safety. On Monday night, the council introduced Prop 256 which will require organizations that give donations to those in need to register with the Office of Public Health and Safety. Noting evidence that charitable distributions of […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Gas prices have been rising to historic levels in recent months and as they continue to fluctuate, one northeast side restaurant decided to have a little fun. Big Lug Canteen off of 86th Street has created a “gas price menu.” “Every morning we go outside and take a picture of what the unleaded […]

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s the lunch rush at Simply Southern Restaurant and Catering. “I would describe it as Indy’s best kept secret because a lot of people don’t know we got the best oxtails in town,” Sherry lynem, Simply Southern Restaurant and Catering owner, said. The restaurant may soon be a little more challenging to get to. Beginning […]