Mayor Greg Ballard

Get in the know with the local stories, national headlines, sports and more on what you need for your water cooler conversations on this Thursday, including the latest on the fight for body cams for Indianapolis Metro Police, what a review board in Chicago now says about the officer who killed Rekia Boyd, and the zingers from […]

An FBI raid on the home of the head of a large nursing home operator is underway this Tuesday morning. Those agents along with local police and other law enforcement are investigating at James Burkhart’s home in Carmel, an affluent northern suburb of Indianapolis. Burkhart currently serves as the CEO of American Senior Communities. According to WRTV-6, […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Fruday, September 4, 2015. Politics both local and national and world were among the focus of the Afternoons with Amos heading into the Labor Day Weekend. (Interview With Sen. Joe Donnelly Starts At 35:45 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). In an EXCLUSIVE extended interview, US Senator Joe Donnelly talked […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  (Discussion Of 2016 City/County Budget Starts At 30:16 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). It’s a record spending amount Mayor Greg Ballard introduced in final budget, one he’s required to introduce, but where he will have no authority to execute.  The proposed 2016 budget for Indianapolis/Marion […]

Indiana Black Expo and the Your Life Matters Initiative have joined the frey in calling for Indianapolis police to wear body cameras. This is in the wake of the latest police-action shooting in the city voicing support for the technology. In that incident, three Indianapolis Metro Police Department officers opened fire at 15-year-old Andre Green, killing him on […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Friday, June 12, 2015.  By now everyone knows that the race between Democrat Joe Hogsett, Republican Chuck Brewer and a yet to be named Libertarian candidate is the first open election for Indianapolis Mayor in sixteen years where the incumbent isn’t running for re-election.  So, with interest in the […]

In his worst defeat since becoming Mayor nearly eight years years ago, the Indianapolis City-County Council scuttled one of Mayor Greg Ballard’s top priorities, the Justice Center and placed in serious jeopardy Mayor Ballard’s legacy project, his conversion of the city’s vehicles to electric cars.  The Council voted 16 to 13 NOT to consider revisions […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Friday, June 5, 2015. (Story Begins At 16:59 On PODCAST Media Player) Friday was the 3rd annual Ten Point Coalition’s Prayer Breakfast held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse downtown.  Nearly 300 attended the event as Mayor Greg Ballard, who’s supported the Coalition fervently for eight years spoke in warm and […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Thursday, May 28, 2015.  (At The 53:45 Mark Of PODCAST Media Player). Electric cars and the City of Indianapolis haven’t had been embroiled in controversy from the start.  First there was the controversy over the Blue Indy electric car sharing service, where the City wanted electric customers in the […]

Indianapolis Metro Police are still investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash on the south side Wednesday morning. That crash has left a woman who was crossing the street in the area of Raymond and Shelby Streets dead. This tragedy happened around 6:40 a.m. IMPD so far, has located a red Ford Mustang vehicle that left the scene but […]

WELCOME! To The AM1310 The Light Afternoons with Amos LIVE BLOG of the 2015 Primary Election Returns for Indianapolis/Marion County.  As the returns come in we’ll be blogging the results, the trends shown and what they mean.  When I feel enough votes have come in to determine a clear cut WINNER we’ll tell you that.  […]

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx made a major announcement in Indianapolis Thursday (April 23rd) that will impact not only Indy, but six other major cities in improving transit and transportation services while developing their surrounding communities.  Secretary Foxx announced the creation of LadderSTEP, a program that will help build and restore connections, develop workforce capacity, […]