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@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com Local News   —  Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is doing his part to keep our city beautiful and he’s encouraging Indy’s citizens to join. Community leaders will join Mayor Hogsett in Douglass Park on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. to announce the new “It’s My City” initiative which calls for Indy’s residents to help make […]

Source: Christopher Futcher / Getty@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com News   —  Students of Indianapolis Public Schools won’t miss critical meals because they’re out of class for Spring Break. They will be able to enjoy both, breakfast and lunch. Beginning today, the meals will be served at 29 schools in the district.  A full list of which schools are serving meals […]

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com News   —  The funeral for Indianapolis poet/author Mari Evans is scheduled for today. The service will be open to the public. Evan’s service will be held 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 100 West 86th Street. Evans was a prominent member of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. She passed […]

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com News & Sports  —  Good day to you on this National Kick Butts Day–a day for getting cigarette smokers to focus on kicking the habit, especially young people. First started in 1996, Kick Butts Day is organized by the non-profit Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. A 19-year-old accused of dealing “significant quantities” of marijuana in both […]

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com News & Sports  — If you have to fly today, you may want to call ahead. The nasty weather is causing delays and cancellations. Many here in Indy woke up to snow on their cars or on the ground with cold temps outside. There’s lake effect snow in northern Indiana and the Chicago area, however, we’re […]

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com #NaptownNewsie News   —  The state has extended the emergency status for a Northwest Indiana public housing project where many of its residents have been lead poisoned through the soil upon which they lived. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order on Friday afternoon to extend that disaster status for the East Chicago Superfund […]

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy  PraiseIndy.com News  — Indianapolis Metro Police are asking for your help to find a 14-year-old with diminished mental capacity who ran away from home. Missing Persons detectives are searching for Lamariona Larkin (click her name to see her photo), who left home in the 7200 block of Kingsford Drive just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday night. Police talked […]

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com News  & Sports  — Good day to you on this rainy Fat Tuesday!!! The man who admits to raping and killing a western Indiana toddler is heading to prison for 60 years. A judge sentenced Kyle Parker on Monday to six decades behind bars for last year’s killing of 15-month-old Shaylyn Ammerman. Prosecutors say they […]

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com Entertainment News  — Tinseltown’s most luxurious award night is fast approaching. The 89th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday night. “La La Land” is the break-out leader with a record 14 nominations, including Best Picture. Other films vying for the coveted award are “Moonlight,” “Lion,” “Hidden Figures,” “Arrival,” “Hell or High Water,” “Manchester by […]

@kwellscomm  @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com Local News — Indiana’s Republicans spent time at the statehouse on Thursday rolling back the policies of former-Governor Mike Pence, according to The Indianapolis Star. Many of the reversals affect African-American Hoosiers directly—from a critical pardon-to-giving an assist to a Northwest Indiana community poisoned through no fault of their own—a new administration and […]

@kwellscomm  @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com News & Sports — Good Day to you as Winter weather is expected to return on this “Hump Day.” Know that the Indianapolis and the greater Central Indiana area are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 7 p.m. Eastern due to the snow that is expected to blanket the area today. More on the […]

@kwellscomm @PraiseIndy PraiseIndy.com News  —  UPDATE: (Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017)– The community will gather with family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 18 to celebrate the life of a native son and one of the founding members of an Indianapolis R&B band that launched musical legends. A viewing for musician/vocalist Charles “Chuckie” Bush, II will be held […]