INDIANAPOLIS — Between now and July 4, you can expect some major changes at Indy Parks. On Monday night, the City-County Council voted to adopt a proposal that will effectively ban smoking and vaping at Indy Parks. They joined a growing list of smoke-free places across the city, which has been in the making for […]

Plus, Black doctors call on President Obama to ban menthol cigarettes and the racial wage gap in America is worse now than 40 years ago.

Superintendent is a contender for new position (Indianapolis) — “The Indianapolis Star” is reporting in today’s edition that Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eugene White, 63, is a finalist for the same roles in the Greenville, South Carolina, and Mobile, Alabama school districts. According to paper, White says he was contacted by recruiters for the positions […]

Statehouse approves bill regulating outdoor stage equipment (Indianapolis)  — The Indiana House has passed a bill to regulate outdoor entertainment structures in hopes of preventing a repeat of last year’s stage collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The bill would require Indiana’s Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission to adopt rules for stage equipment used […]

Coach arrested on indecency charge (Indianapolis)  — A former Martinsville High School basketball coach has been arrested and charged with public indecency. According to police reports, Tim Wolf, 65, was found wearing no clothes while sitting in his car Sunday afternoon about 40 feet away from an Eagle Creek Park playground. Investigators say a 17-year-old […]

Overnight fires being investigated (Indianapolis) — Firefighters this morning are investigating at least three blazes in an eastside neighborhood. Fire personnel were dispatched to fires at garages and at a trash dumpster early this morning in the area of Keystone Avenue and St. Clair Street. The series of fires started around 2 a.m. Arson investigators […]

Attorney General objects to Democrats’ efforts to obtain state position (Indianapolis)  — The Indiana attorney general’s office says it has objections to a legal move by Democrats to put their 2010 secretary of state candidate, Vop Osili in office following Republican Secretary of State Charlie White’s conviction on voter fraud charges. Soon after White’s conviction, […]

Council passes smoking ban  (Indianapolis) — It has been a long time coming, but the Indianapolis City-County Council passed a citywide smoking ban Monday night, but not in time for the Super Bowl. The Council voted 19-9 to send the proposal to Mayor Greg Ballard for review. The ordinance would expand the city’s public smoking […]

Inmate escape attempt stopped (Indianapolis)  —  Two escape attempts from the Marion County Jail were stopped by deputies yesterday.  The facility was placed on lockdown when it was determined inmates damaged windows and cement in two cells.  Deputies spent yesterday looking for any possible items that were used to try to spring at least one inmate out […]

Men’s basketball team increase ranking  (Bloomington)-  The Indiana Hoosiers are ranked at 12th up from 15th in the “USA Today”/ESPN men’s basketball coaches poll.  The move  follows their weekend victory over previously second-ranked Ohio State, which dropped the Buckeyes to seventh. Indiana also knocked off Kentucky earlier this season when the Wildcats were the top-ranked team in […]