SPEEDWAY — The Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) has shut down multiple areas of a local Kroger due to reports of rodent activity. On Thursday, the Kroger located at 5718 Crawfordsville Rd. in Speedway was inspected after a complaint of rodent activity. According to MCPHD, inspectors found mouse droppings in three of the store […]

INDIANAPOLIS — As record heat impacts Central Indiana, the Marion County Public Health Department has received 25 complaints so far this week from tenants about problems with their air conditioning. MCPHD’s Housing department received 11 “no air conditioning” complaints yesterday, June 13, and 14 complaints about “no air conditioning” as of midday, June 14. The […]

  INDIANAPOLIS — Residents at an apartment complex on Indy’s east side are overwhelmed by the amount of uncollected trash beginning to pile up. “Help. Help. Help us, anybody! Please help us,” said Dana Adams-Jones, a nine year tenant at the Washington Pointe Apartments. Adams-Jones is concerned about her health and safety as piles of […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly all of Marion County’s COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on Thursday, July 1, city leaders announced on Tuesday. Ahead of the July 4th weekend, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Marion County Public Health Director Dr. Virginia Caine provided an update on Marion County’s COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Caine announced Indianapolis […]

INDIANAPOLIS — People waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted in Marion County will have to wait a little longer. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Marion County Public Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine did not announce any changes to health regulations at a news conference Tuesday. Instead, they talked about the progress being made […]

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Marion County Health Department is partnering with local schools to host mass vaccination clinics for students aged 12 to 17 years old. The first clinic will be held on Wednesday, June 2 at North Central High School from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome and family members older […]

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine gave an update Wednesday on Marion County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “At our last update we mentioned a flattening of the increase in positivity,” Hogsett said. “While a small increase has cropped up since that time, again there has been no dramatic surge.” Hogsett used the […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A new vaccine clinic is now open in one of the areas some people said needed it most, the northeast side of Indianapolis. The Marion County Health Department opened the clinic near 33rd Street and Post Road on Wednesday. The goal is to increase accessibility to the vaccine in that part of Indianapolis. […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine, director of the Marion County Health Department have announced a new social media and outreach campaign called, #GotMyShot. The campaign is meant to spread awareness to Indianapolis community members and the reasons why they chose to get vaccinated, along with relevant COVID-19 information. Anyone is […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Two downtown establishments received notices of violation last weekend from the Marion County Department of Public Health. The Patron Saint and Tiki Bob’s, both located in the 200 block of South Meridian Street, were cited, according to Aliya Wishner, a spokesperson for the health department. “Both were very cooperative in correcting issues, including […]

A group of Indianapolis bar and nightclub owners are suing the city of Indianapolis and the Marion County Public Health Department over restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For weeks, several places that most would consider bars have been operating as restaurants so they could stay open. Mena Hawkins, owner of Weeble's Bar and Grill on the northeast side, hasn't been fortunate enough to do that.