Willis, 26, started three seasons for the Colts and registered 219 tackles and four interceptions during his brief NFL career. 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. […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Drivers will have to contend with new road closures starting early next week as construction crews continue their work on IndyGo’s new Purple Line. As soon as Monday, 38th Street will be partially closed between Fall Creek Parkway to Keystone Avenue, according to a news release from the transportation corporation. The closure includes […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Pastor Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr., says he’s practicing what he preaches and focusing on “ministry beyond the sanctuary” by giving away free gas fill-ups. The Indianapolis pastor will pay to fill drivers’ tanks at the Marathon gas station located at 5060 E. 38th St. on Saturday morning, according to a news release […] INDIANAPOLIS — Strips of caution tape are all that was left Tuesday morning at Dubarry Park on Indy’s east side after two teens were shot and killed at the park hours earlier. “You should be able to come to the park in your neighborhood. You should be able to come to the park in […] INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Chief of Police Randal Taylor have agreed to implement police reforms suggested by local faith leaders. Over the last six months, nonprofit organization Faith In Indiana has conducted hundreds of community discussions and studied policing around the country in an effort to improve policies here in the […] INDIANAPOLIS — Many people have been eager to get back to normal since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Crossroads AME Church in Indianapolis is embracing the new normal. “We want to offer as many options as possible for all of our members,” said Jerry Davis, the church’s pastor. “We are convinced that the way […]

INDIANAPOLIS — African hair braiding dates back centuries. “It originated in 3500 BC,” Tempest Golden, the assistant campus director at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Fishers, told WRTV. She teaches the history and styles of African hair braiding. Braiding was how African tribes indicated their tribal nation, age, marital, and class status. Braided hairstyles […] INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would have restricted what Indiana teachers can and cannot say about race, history and politics in classrooms was killed in the Senate Monday. House Bill 1134 was killed in the Senate after it was not brought forward for a second reading. Had it passed, the bill would have required teachers […]

Backlash on the Internet ensued earlier today after a school counselor's letter from Sprunica Elementary in Indiana went viral for allowing parents to sign a waiver permitting their child from being taught lessons "related to equity, caring and understanding differences." INDIANAPOLIS — As a 12-year-old IPS student recovers after being hit by a motorist on her way to school, Indiana law enforcement agencies are cracking down on reckless driving and bad habits behind the wheel. Although the student is expected to be back in class soon, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute says reckless driving and […] INDIANAPOLIS — Yelp recently released its list of standout Black-owned businesses in food, beauty and home as the “Ones to Watch” in 2022. Pure-Trition, a juice and smoothie bar in Indianapolis, is among the top 15 Black-owned food businesses across the country making waves on Yelp. Aleta Osborn, the owner of Pure-Trition, tells WRTV, […]