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Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

Dallas is No. 1, per Zillow and BARK

(Newser) - Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed" cities. To figure out where people and their pups are thriving, the two companies looked...

Gunfire Near Indianapolis Mall Leaves 7 Youths Injured

Victims shot were between 12 and 17

(Newser) - Seven young people between the ages of 12 and 17 were wounded in a shooting outside a shopping mall in downtown Indianapolis late Saturday night, police said. Police officers patrolling the area heard shots fired near the Circle Centre Mall shortly after 11:30pm, said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Deputy...

One Dead, 5 Injured in Waffle House Shooting

Cops think an argument between 2 groups led to gunfire at Indianapolis restaurant

(Newser) - A shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Indianapolis early Monday killed a woman and wounded five other victims, police said. Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the restaurant on Lynhurst Drive around 12:30am, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. Police found five victims with gunshot...

Disturbing Similarities in Murders of 2 Indiana Women

Both victims were white women in their 50s, killed on the same road in the 'same manner'

(Newser) - Two women were killed "in the same manner," on the same road, within days of each other in Indianapolis, police announced Friday. On the morning of January 27, Shannon Lassere, 58, was found dead in a dentist office's parking lot in the 2200 block of N. Mitthoeffer...

Cops Accused of Excessive Force in 2020 Protests Hear Their Fate

Indiana's Jonathan Horlock, Nathaniel Schauwecker allegedly struck 2 women with batons

(Newser) - Two Indianapolis police officers were acquitted early Saturday of using excessive force to strike two women with batons during arrests at a May 2020 protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Officers Jonathan Horlock and Nathaniel Schauwecker had been charged with battery and official misconduct in the case. They were...

Cops: She Tried to Hit Jewish School, Guessed Wrong

Suspect allegedly drove deliberately into building for anti-Israel extremist organization

(Newser) - Police say a woman intentionally crashed her car into the Israelite School of Universal and Practical Knowledge in Indianapolis on Friday night because she believed it was a Jewish school and she was angry about Israel's attacks on Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war . The organization, however, is no Jewish...

Cops: He Robbed Her, Then Sent Her a Facebook DM

'Look just know imma pay you back,' Damien Boyce allegedly messaged victim hours later

(Newser) - Many of us have received Facebook friend requests we'd rather not accept. But for one Indiana woman, that wariness reached new levels after the man accused of robbing her at gunpoint made her add him on the social network, then later DMed her to ask her to hang out,...

'Miracle' No One Is Hurt During Indy 500 Crash

Tire flew off Kyle Kirkwood's car before it flipped during race, barely missing crowd

(Newser) - "Talk about a miracle." That was one take after a terrifying crash and car flip during the Indianapolis 500 auto race that sent a tire from one of the competitors' cars sailing over spectators' heads. Fox News reports there were fewer than 20 laps left in Sunday's...

Cops: Deputy Died Protecting Son From Dog Attack
Deputy Killed in
Dog Attack at Home

Deputy Killed in Dog Attack at Home

Police believe Tamieka White was protecting 8-year-old son

(Newser) - A 17-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff's Office died "protecting the most important person in her life," her commander says. Deputy Tamieka White, 46, was killed in a dog attack at her Indianapolis home Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Star reports. Police believe she was protecting her...

Driving on Frozen Canal Ends Badly for Indianapolis Motorist

Driver said her GPS made her do it

(Newser) - Jacob Aldrich and three relatives were out enjoying a favorite activity on Christmas night—skating on Indianapolis' frozen Downtown Canal—when the sight of a car on the ice gave them pause. Per USA Today , nobody knew what to think at first. "My immediate assumption [was] that it was...

Abducted Twins Are Found 175 Miles Apart

Kyair and Kason Thomass found safe after Ohio kidnapping; suspect arrested

(Newser) - An infant has been found alive in Indianapolis three days after he and his twin brother were abducted outside an Ohio pizzeria; a suspect has been arrested in their kidnapping. "A photo is worth a thousand words," the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department tweeted Thursday night, showing 5-month-old Kason...

2nd Mistrial Declared in 2015 Slaying
Judge Convicts
in 2015 Slaying

Judge Convicts in 2015 Slaying

Amanda Blackburn was shot to death in her Indianapolis home

(Newser) - Update: Almost seven years after Amanda Blackburn was shot to death in her home, and after two mistrials, Larry Jo Taylor Jr. has been convicted in the killing. In a four-day trial, an Indiana judge found Taylor guilty of burglary, theft, and other charges, while acquitting him on a robbery...

Dad Was Intoxicated When He and His Kids Drowned

Kyle Moorman and his 3 children set out to go night fishing

(Newser) - Update: The Indiana father and his three children who were found dead in a submerged car in an Indianapolis pond in July died accidentally. The deaths of Kyle Moorman, 27, and his children—1-year-old Kyran Holland, 2-year-old Kyannah Holland, and 5-year-old Kyle Moorman II—were the result of accidental freshwater...

Arrest Made in Shooting of 3 Dutch Soldiers in Indianapolis

Shamar Duncan was arrested on murder charge Tuesday

(Newser) - Indianapolis police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a shooting over the weekend that left one Dutch soldier dead and two wounded, the AP reports. Shamar Duncan, 22, of Indianapolis, was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. Duncan was being held in...

Dutch Commando, 26, Dies After Indianapolis Shooting

2 of his colleagues are still hospitalized

(Newser) - Update: One of three Dutch soldiers shot outside a hotel in Indianapolis early Saturday has died. His family and colleagues were at his side, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense said in a statement Monday. The ministry said the man's injured colleages, who were listed in critical but stable condition...

Cops: 3 Hurt Fleeing Wiz Khalifa Concert

Rapper's show near Indianapolis got cut short after shouts of a possible shooting, and people fled

(Newser) - Rapper Wiz Khalifa cut short a concert in suburban Indianapolis as people began fleeing the outdoor venue, leaving three with minor injuries, following a disturbance, police said, per the AP . People started exiting the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville about 10:30pm Friday after a reported disturbance on part of...

Man Pleads Guilty in Murder of Indianapolis Mail Carrier

Angela Summers was gunned down in 2020 after Tony Cushingberry got upset over no mail delivery

(Newser) - Update: It's a guilty plea for Tony Cushingberry, accused of fatally gunning down an Indianapolis mail carrier in 2020. NBC News reports the 23-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday, per the US Attorney's Office for Southern Indiana. Court documents note that mail wasn't being delivered...

Cops: Woman Tracked Cheating Boyfriend With AirTag, Ran Him Over

She's been charged with his murder

(Newser) - An Indianapolis woman was arrested on murder charges last week after allegedly running down her cheating boyfriend. Gaylyn Ja-Nae Morris, 26, is accused of using GPS and an Apple AirTag to track her boyfriend, who she suspected of cheating on her, to Tilly's Pub in the wee hours of...

Dish on Museum's Juneteenth Menu Sparks Backlash

Locals say menu item at Children's Museum of Indianapolis perpetuates racist trope

(Newser) - A kids museum in Indiana is at the center of controversy after a menu item for Juneteenth didn't go over so well. The Indianapolis Star reports that included among the food options at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis was a prepackaged watermelon salad ( TMZ has a pic),...

Here Are the Most Generous Cities in America

Minneapolis and Seattle top LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - If you're wondering why your socials are suddenly filled with requests for charitable donations, allow us to solve the mystery: It's Giving Tuesday, a day to open up one's wallet for good causes after doing the same in the name of consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber...

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