Christian Rene Haley, 20, was charged Thursday with killing Marylyn and Kelley Erb on Dec. 20. Westfield police said Haley was terminated in June from the family’s landscaping business.
In Indianapolis, Thomas Emery shot girlfriend Tamika Jones-Fleming before turning the gun on himself. An 11-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl were inside the house when the adults began fighting at 11 p.m. Sunday. The boy called police at 6:45 a.m. Monday after stumbling upon the scene.
Updated: Sep 26, 2013 5:18 PM PST
Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a building on the east side of Indianapolis.
The fire broke out shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of North Sherman Avenue. Smoke can be seen rising from the fire from several points across Indianapolis.
IFD reported on Twitter more than 70 firefighters are fighting the fire with 20 apparatuses at the former Continental Metal Products building. Neighbors told firefighters the building has been unoccupied for about 10 years.
The roof of the building partially collapsed about an hour after the fire started.
Traffic between 10th and Michigan streets in the area of the fire is being re-routed.
Sept. 9, 2013
Last week, an Indianapolis woman was able to defend herself and her property by having a firearm at her disposal when she needed it most.
“Kari Bird just started law school and continues to work full time,” reported Indiana’s Fox 59. “Bird got home at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and when she got out of her car, a group of three or four young guys approached her.”
Bird says one of the men smiled before pulling a gun on her, then demanded her keys.
As she turned over her keys, she realized her costly possessions were about to be forfeited. It was then, Bird says, she remembered the firearm stored in her car’s center console.
Bird says she grabbed her gun and pointed it at them.
“(He said), ‘Oh s***’ and they ran,” Bird said.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the roving band of teen miscreants. “The one who pulled the gun is described as husky, wearing a black hoody over a light shirt,” Fox 59 reported.
As noted in a report sponsored by the Justice Department, about 40 percent of criminals say they had “decided not to do a crime because they knew or believed that their intended victim was armed.”
Bird’s tale has earned her a place on the website GunsSaveLives.net’s Stories of Self Defense map which pinpoints areas in the United States where crimes have been thwarted by responsible gun owners. The map depicts hundreds of instances in the United States in which guns were used to defend one’s life or property.
Guns Save Lives.net’s Stories of Self Defense map.
I know ‘99 ways to kill [you] and never get caught’
Police are investigating after a 13-year-old girl allegedly told a 12-year-old Indianapolis-area student she would cut off her head and scatter her body parts in her yard.
Indianapolis-area police have launched an investigation after a 13-year-old allegedly threatened to kill another girl on Facebook by cutting off her head and scattering her body parts around her yard.
Officers went to Southport Middle School in Perry Township on Monday after the alleged threats came to light.
The initial reports indicated the alleged target went to Perry Meridian Middle School, but a district spokeswoman corrected that.
The alleged threats targeted a 12-year-old student.
Instead of a traditional bar mitzvah, Ethan Kadish’s family will mark his 13th birthday in a hospital
EW YORK (JTA) — On Saturday, two weeks after Ethan Kadish’s 13th birthday, members of his family will gather around a Torah scroll in the chapel of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for a small ceremony marking his entrance into adulthood.
This was not the bar mitzvah that Scott and Alexia Kadish envisioned seven weeks ago when Ethan was still at the Goldman Union Camp Institute, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Zionsville, Ind.