Local/State News

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — Police are investigating after a toddler was shot and killed at a home in Merrillville Monday night. Officers went to a home on West 79th Place, where they found injured 3-year-old King Penro.  He was taken to the hospital, but he did not survive. At this time, it is not clear exactly […] The post Toddler Shot, Killed in Merrillville Home appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

INDIANAPOLIS–Free Press Indiana is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit news startups. On Tuesday, it started Mirror Indy, which has 20 staff members providing Indianapolis with news. “The name ‘Mirror Indy’ is a nod to the past because a lot of people don’t realize that the rearview mirror was actually invented in Indianapolis. It’s not […] The post Nonprofit News Organization Free Press Indiana Starts Mirror Indy appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

INDIANAPOLIS — Are you a football fan still searching for a Christmas gift for the kids in your family?  If so, the Indianapolis Colts are now selling items that might be perfect for you. The team is currently selling two Build-A-Bear plush toys that look like mascot Blue, with both offering interchangeable accessories. One features […] The post Get Indianapolis Colts Build-A-Bear Toys Before Christmas appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

INDIANAPOLIS–Someone on a bicycle was hit and killed Tuesday morning on the southwest side of Indianapolis. Police say it happened at around 6:30 on South Harding Street near Raymond Street. IMPD says the driver of the car that hit the person on the bicycle stayed at the scene to cooperate with the investigation. Police had […] The post Person on Bicycle Hit and Killed on Indy’s Southwest Side appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

INDIANAPOLIS — In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a routine check for suspicious activity took a perilous turn in a northeast Indianapolis neighborhood. Responding to an alert in the 4600 block of Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, officers discovered a gunshot victim at the scene.   The incident unfolded when a resident, disturbed by […] The post IMPD: Early Morning Confrontation Leaves One Injured in Indianapolis Neighborhood appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame will soon have a new president. Fr. John Jenkins has served as the school’s president for the last two decades. He will be succeeded by Fr. Robert Dowd. Affectionately known as “Father Bob,” Dowd will take over as president of Notre Dame in July of 2024 […] The post Notre Dame Trustees Choose Fr. Robert Dowd As School’s Next President appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Hoosiers who live near where a shooting happened in Bloomington on Sunday are still processing what happened. The shooting was at a house along South Park Avenue. 23-year-old Tyriq Bridgwaters was the man who was shot and killed, according to the Monroe County coroner. The neighborhood is known for house parties as […] The post Neighbors React To Fatal Shooting At Bloomington House Party appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

Local/State News

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 22-year-old man faces criminal charges in last week’s shooting of a bouncer at a Broad Ripple pub, police say. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department investigators had believed a frequent visitor at the pub shot a security guard around 1:20 a.m. Nov. 28 at Connor’s Pub, 6331 Ferguson St. That’s a couple blocks […] The post Man Charged in Broad Ripple Pub Shooting appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

LAWRENCE, Ind. — An armed carjacking case led to a police chase in Beech Grove early Monday morning. It was around 11 o’clock Sunday night when a person in Lawrence was approached by two men who demanded the person’s car. This was in the area of East 52nd Street and Mitthoeffer Road. The person handed […] The post License Plate Reader Helps Police Track Down Car Thieves appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

INDIANAPOLIS — A man will be spending nearly five years in prison after being convicted of illegal weapons possession.   Michael Spencer, a 31-year-old resident of Indianapolis, has been sentenced to 54 months in federal prison after admitting guilt to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon.   Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) […] The post Indy Felon Will Spend Nearly Five Years in Prison on Gun Conviction appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

WASHINGTON — Your senator says some colleges are practicing “legacy admissions” and that that is unacceptable. Legacy admissions are essentially when colleges and universities choose to enroll potential students only because their parent(s) attended the school or they are from families who have donated large sums of money to the school. “You go to college […] The post Young’s Crafts Bill To End “Legacy Admissions” At Colleges and Universities appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.

INDIANAPOLIS — A young woman was shot and killed on the northeast side of Indianapolis on Sunday. Police say the shooting happened in the Scarborough Village neighborhood near 75th and Hague Road. The call for the shooting came in around 6:45 p.m. that evening. When police got there they found the young woman wounded. She […] The post Young Woman Shot And Killed On Northeast Side appeared first on WIBC 93.1 FM.