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Franklin Professor Fired For Assaulting Student

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Franklin, IN) -- A former professor from Franklin College accused of assaulting a student is under investigation. According to "The Franklin News," the 19-year-old claims he was at the home of Professor Tom Howald last week at the time of the incident. Howald was fired Monday and the school obtained a protective order on behalf…

Coroner: Death Of Scecina Teacher Was Suicide

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Scecina High School teacher and coach who slammed his SUV into a bridge support on South Emerson Avenue committed suicide. That's according to the Marion County Coroner's Office, which said Wednesday the September 23rd crash killed Brian Hawkins instantly. Hawkins drove into the bridge support just hours after Indiana State Police…

Joe Hogsett Announces Candidacy For Mayor

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is running for mayor. He announced his candidacy last night at the Landmark for Peace Monument following months of speculation. More than 200 people gathered to listen as Hogsett called for more police officers to fight crime, more investment in neglected neighborhoods and for tougher ethics rules.…

Mother Wants Boy’s Father Released From Jail For Son’s Funeral

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- The mother of a five-year-old Indianapolis boy who was shot and killed over the weekend wants the boy's father to be released from jail to attend the funeral. Brittney Rodriguez wants a temporary release for Donahvon Troutman, who is in jail on weapons and drug charges. Their son, DaMoni, was accidentally shot and killed…

Panel Approves Pre-K Program

Posted On November 12, 2014

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Mayor Ballard's plan for a pre-K program for the city's most at-risk kids is getting preliminary approval. On Tuesday, a city council panel unanimously approved the 40-million-dollar idea. It now heads to the full council for consideration on December 1st. Mayor Ballard introduced the proposal earlier this year as part of his…