Kelly’s News: Dodge the Potholes,Then Call the Mayor’s Office to Fix Them!, Crackdown on Unemployment Cheats & Another Flu Death

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    Dodge the Potholes, Then Call the Mayor’s Office to Fix It!

    The pothole battle in Indianapolis continues. The Department of Public Works says over 100 potholes have already been filled this winter, but more are forming every day because of the extreme temperatures. Officials say if you see a pothole, you need to either report it online or call the Mayor’s action line at 327-4000.

    Crackdown on Unemployment Cheats

    The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is teaming up with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to crack down on unemployment fraud. The partnership will appoint a full-time deputy prosecutor to actively look for people stealing money from the state. Last year, unemployment fraud cost Indiana at least 13-million dollars.

    Another Flu Death

    The number of flu-related deaths in Indiana is now 44. That’s an increase of one from the total reported on January 28th. Most of the deaths have been patients 65 and older.

    Unreported Crimes

    Public Safety Director Troy Riggs says he thinks crime in Indianapolis is under-reported. An efficiency team of volunteers has been formed to try to figure out why more crimes in the city aren’t reported. Riggs says if police don’t know about a certain crime, they can’t do anything to solve it.

    >>Riley Recognized As Pediatric Standout

    (Indianapolis, IN) — Riley Hospital for Children is being recognized as a top pediatric standout. According to “Parents” magazine, the hospital came in eleventh overall, seventh for pulmonary care and fourth in the nation for neonatal care. Riley was the only Indiana hospital featured on the list.

    Pacers Beat the Bulls in Indy!

    The Pacers are celebrating their win over the Chicago Bulls. Monday night’s game was the first of three games in three-days for the Pacers. They play Atlanta tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse then travel to Philadelphia on Wednesday.

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