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Hazed and confused: Canadian wildfires prompt poor air quality

On June 28, the city of Indianapolis, along with many parts of the nation experienced one of the worst air quality days in recent years. Many believe the poor air quality in Indiana is a side effect of the ongoing Canadian wildfires.

Trauma-informed fireworks safety and awareness this 4th of July

With the 4th of July holiday just around the corner, it is important to remember the importance of fireworks safety. Many people do not understand how to safely handle fireworks. There is also a large population that does not consider how triggering fireworks can be for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Underwater noises heard in desperate search for submersible missing with 5 aboard near Titanic

A Canadian military surveillance aircraft has detected underwater noises as a massive operation searched in a remote part of the North Atlantic for a...

White woman who fatally shot Black neighbor arrested

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — The Marion County Sheriff's Office says a Florida woman accused of fatally shooting her neighbor last week in the violent culmination of what the sheriff described as a 2½-year feud was arrested Tuesday. Susan Louise Lorincz, 58, who is white, was arrested on charges of manslaughter with a firearm, culpable negligence, battery and two counts of assault in the death of Ajike Owens, a Black mother of four. Authorities came under pressure Tuesday to arrest and charge the white woman who fired through her front her door and killed a Black neighbor in a case that has put Florida's divisive stand your ground law back into the spotlight.

On this Day: Remembering Tank Man at Tiananmen Square

On this day in 1989, an unidentified man stood in front of a squadron of tanks in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The individual, who came...

Local organizations to host a weekend of events for those affected by gun violence

Purpose for My Pain will partner with several local organizations to honor those affected by gun violence to kick start this year’s National Gun...

Parental death can devastate children. An Indianapolis group is expanding grief support

By DARIAN BENSON One in 12 children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18 according to JAG Institute,...

Man dies after being placed in a chokehold by a subway rider

NEW YORK (AP) — The choking death of a man at the hands of another New York subway rider was setting off powerful reactions Thursday, with...

In Selma, Biden says right to vote remains under assault

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — President Joe Biden used the searing memories of Selma’s “Bloody Sunday” to recommit to a cornerstone of democracy, lionizing a seminal moment...

‘I’m empowered by what I’ve overcome’: Community gathers to honor lives of domestic violence victims

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and on Oct. 25, people from Central Indiana came together at Scott UMC to honor those who died from domestic violence in the last year and celebrate those who have survived.
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