INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Owners of new Ford vehicles will be able to tune in to AM radio in their cars, trucks and SUVs after all.
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WILLIAMSBURG, Ind. (WISH) — An Indiana Department of Transportation worker was struck on Tuesday by a vehicle while setting up traffic cones, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
Just before 8:30 a.m., deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office were sent to U.S. 35 on reports of a personal injury crash. That’s just south of Brooks Road in Williamsburg.
Upon arrival, deputies found 33-year-old Joseph Greene, of Richmond, with “numerous lacerations and abrasions to his head, legs, and back, along with possible internal injuries,” the sheriff’s office said.
Greene was struck by a gray Ford Escape driving northbound on U.S. 35.
According to the sheriff’s office, the driver had “disregarded the flagman who was stopping northbound traffic, drove around the flagman, his vehicle, and two warning signs,” and then continued driving.
The driver continued down the road where Greene was on the back of a truck placing traffic cones on the road’s center line.
The driver of the truck sounded his horn and veered away “as he believed they were going to be struck head on,” the sheriff’s office said.
Greene jumped off the back of the truck and tried to run to safety.
As he was running, the driver struck him.
Greene was taken to a hospital in Dayton, Ohio, by air.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will hold a special session practice on Thursday for two drivers ahead of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, IndyCar announced Wednesday.
Graham Rahal, who drives Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/Cusick Motorsport’s No. 24 car, and Katherine Legge, who drives Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s No. 44 car, will practice at 4:30 p.m.
The practice will last 15 minutes.
The announcement comes after Legge and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/Cusick Motorsport’s Stefan Wilson crashed during Monday’s practice.
Wilson fractured the 12th thoracic vertebrae in his lower back and will undergo surgery for the injury.
The team announced Tuesday that Graham Rahal would drive in Wilson’s place during Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Graham Rahal is the son of Bobby Rahal, the co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. He was bumped out of the Indianapolis 500 field Sunday by his teammate, Jack Harvey, during the last lap of last-chance qualifying.
Each team will be allowed unlimited install laps within the time frame. They will not be allowed to stay on the track to cross the start-finish line and the Yard of Bricks, IndyCar said.
(CNN) — A federal grand jury has indicted disbarred South Carolina attorney and convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh on 22 charges in connection with schemes aimed at stealing money from his clients, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina.
The charges include conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering, the office said Wednesday in a news release.
Murdaugh, 54, “has been cooperating with the United States Attorneys’ Office and federal agencies in their investigation of a broad range of activities,” his attorneys, Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin, said Wednesday in a statement.
“We anticipate that the charges brought today will be quickly resolved without a trial,” they said.
Murdaugh, a former personal injury attorney, is appealing his conviction this year in South Carolina for murdering his wife and grown son; he was sentenced to life in prison.
“Trust in our legal system begins with trust in its lawyers,” US Attorney Adair Boroughs said of the alleged financial crimes. “South Carolinians turn to lawyers when they are at their most vulnerable, and in our state, those who abuse the public’s trust and enrich themselves by fraud, theft, and self-dealing will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) — A former Lebanon police officer was arrested and charged Wednesday, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
Nicholas Reynolds is charged with official misconduct, obstruction of justice, and criminal mischief. Reynold was initially held at the Boone County Jail.
According to the sheriff’s office, the Lebanon Police Department became aware of possible misconduct, and asked the Boone County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a criminal investigation.
During the investigation, the sheriff’s office found that during a warrant service, Reynolds had been lifted into an attic while trying to locate a wanted subject.
While he was in the attic, he used a cutting tool to cut security camera wires and manipulated the evidence pertaining to the warrant service.
Reynolds staff profile is still active on the City of Lebanon’s website.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — May is Women’s Health Care Month, and healthcare providers are eager to reach more women with preventive care.
Nearly 45% of American women have skipped out on preventative care in the last year, according to a new study released by the Alliance for Women’s Health and Prevention.
This means women across the nation have missed checkups, screenings, treatments, and vaccines.
Most women say they’ve missed necessary treatment due to the high cost of healthcare, and limited time in their schedules.
According to Dr. Jessica Ebinger, an OBGYN at Ascension St. Vincent in Fishers, joined Daybreak to talk about the importance of getting screened.
“These are things we can catch at the microscopic level, especially with cervical cancer screenings,” Ebinger said.
Ebinger is calling on women to start by calling their insurance to find out what preventative care might be covered. She said some women are missing out on preventative care they may already be paying for through insurance.
“I know a lot of women are really busy. they have kids, they have jobs,” Ebinger said. “But, these are things that can help save your life.”
GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — A father told police his child was fondled inside a Greenwood Little League bathroom, according to a police report acquired by News 8.
On Sunday, an officer with the Greenwood Police Department was dispatched to the Greenwood Little League fields.
Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the father of a young boy.
The father said his son had asked to go to the restroom after an inning in a baseball game. The young boy went to the restroom, according to police.
Soon after, the father went to the restroom. As he entered the men’s restroom, he “observed an older male assisting a young boy using the urinal,” the report said.
The father did not realize the young boy with the man was his son.
According to police, the father went to a locked stall and called for his son, who shakily answered. The father then realized it was his son standing in front of the man at the urinal.
The child’s father told the man to stop what he was doing. The man responded by saying, “he was just helping,” the report said.
The father said he saw both of the man’s hands on the child’s penis.
The child and father left the restroom, and the father tried to look out for the man. He saw the man leave the restroom and walk “nonchalantly” toward the concessions stand.
Officers searched the area of the Greenwood Little League fields, but did not find the man.
The incident is still under investigation.
Update: The ramp connecting northbound State Road 11 to westbound State Road 46 in Columbus has been cleared after a semi rolled over Tuesday morning, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation’s TrafficWise Twitter.
COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — The ramp connecting northbound State Road 11 to westbound State Road 46 on the southwest side of Columbus will be closed for a “lengthy time” after a semi rolled over, according to Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, public information officer for the Indiana State Police Versailles District in southern Indiana.
Indiana State Police and the Columbus Police Department are partnering to investigate the crash.
The ramp is the main artery out of downtown Columbus, and the only way to exit the city on State Road 46.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Graham Rahal will replace injured Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/Cusick Motorsports driver Stefan Wilson in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Wilson fractured his 12th thoracic vertebrae during a heavy crash in turn 1 at 2:11 p.m. Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/Cusick Motorsports announced Monday night that Wilson would not be allowed to compete in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Graham Rahal is the son of Bobby Rahal, the co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
He was bumped out of the Indianapolis 500 field Sunday by his teammate Jack Harvey during the last lap of last-chance qualifying.
“The fact that everyone pulled together to make this happen for Dennis, and also for Graham, makes us very thankful,” Bobby Rahal said in a Twitter statement.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two new attorneys are set to represent Kegan Kline, the child porn suspect who admitted to creating the social media profile “anthony_shots” that police have linked to the Delphi murders, according to court records.
William Fitzgerald Berkshire of Berkshire Law Firm and Eric David Huneryager of Huneryager Law will represent Kline.
Andrew Achey and Rhett Christopher Lee, Kline’s original attorneys, are still listed as Kline’s current counsel, court docs say.
Achey informed his client that he would not continue representing him over the weekend after Kline told the judge he had not seen all of the evidence and needed to reconsider his guilty plea. Achey was not aware of that and said he was surprised.
According to court docs, Achey asked to be withdrawn as Kline’s counsel on Friday, and the judge granted that request Tuesday.
The Miami County judge on Tuesday also gave Kline a few more days, until May 31, to decide if he wanted to withdraw his guilty plea. The judge also agreed to delay Kline’s next court hearing to 11 a.m. June 8. The sentencing hearing is now set for 9 a.m. July 27.
Kline spoke to News 8’s reporting partners at “The Murder Sheet” during a jailhouse interview.
Druing the interview, Kline said he may want to withdraw his guilty plea because there is evidence that someone else accessed the “anthony_shots” social media profile. He said he believes his father, Tony Kline, accessed the account.