Crime Watch 8

New Boy giving local teens hope

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – On Wednesday, homicide detectives were called to the 4400 block of Park Forest Court.

Once there, detectives discovered the body of a teenage boy. The Marion County coroner identified the body as 16-year-old Jaylan Murray, of Indianapolis.

Police have released very little details on the investigation.

24-Hour News 8 has learned that Murray attended Arlington Community High School. While there he played football for the high school. IPS school district released a brief statement on Murray on Thursday afternoon.

We are saddened to learn of the death of the Arlington Community High School student who was killed in a shooting Wednesday afternoon. As our students, staff and families cope with this sudden loss, we will have support services available to help the Arlington community through this challenging time.

As police continue to investigate this tragedy, we ask now for consideration of the Knights’ healing process

Through the years Murray participated in a mentoring program called New Boy, or New Breed of Youth. The group serves underprivileged communities and teenagers through youth programs.

Some of the teens are on probation or have been arrested for previous crimes.

“We got to come down to their level we have to make a conscious effort in our mentoring programs to come down to their level,” said New Boy Director, Kareem Hines. “We take off the suits and ties, and we put on Timberlands and jeans and a sweater. We dress just like them.”

In addition to New Boy, the group has developed a group called Inner Beauty. The program is designed to help teen girls with self-esteem, mentoring, and physical fitness.

Each Wednesday New Boy meets at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School for sessions open to to teenagers from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

An annual $25 registration fee is included for the yearlong session; however, Hines adds if your son or daughter needs help just show up to the session.

He doesn’t want money to be an issue.

If you would like to learn more about New Boy or Inner Beauty program call 317-672-7525. You can also find the group’s website by clicking here.

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Hoosier cities ranked among ‘Hardest Working’

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Two Indiana cities are among the top 116 metropolitan areas across the country identified as “2020’s Hardest Working Cities in America,” according to a new study from WalletHub.

The personal finance website places Indianapolis at No. 47 and Fort Wayne at No. 72.

The ranking is based on 11 key metrics. The data set ranges from employment rate to average weekly work hours to share of workers with multiple jobs. WalletHub says the average U.S. worker puts in 1,786 hours per year, which is much higher than many other industrialized countries.

For instance, U.S. workers put in 403 more hours each year than German workers. For an average 40-hour workweek, that’s ten weeks of additional time “on the clock.”

But WalletHub says working more hours does not necessarily translate into higher productivity.

“In fact, empirical research shows that as the number of working hours increases, employee productivity starts to decline,” said Stephanie Andel, an assistant professor in the IUPUI Department of Psychology.

Andel is one of five experts asked by WalletHub to weigh-in on the workload.

“We simply are not wired to be working constantly, and we lose valuable mental resources as the workday goes on,” explains Andel. “This reduces our ability to maintain our work engagement over long periods, and in turn, creates diminishing returns when it comes to employee output and productivity.”

The list also included data on average commute time and the number of workers leaving vacation time unused.

“Overworked employees also struggle to balance their work and non-work roles (such as family demands), which further impacts their stress and health levels,” Andel said. “These problematic outcomes can also be felt by the organization’s bottom line in the form of increasing health insurance costs, employee absenteeism and turnover.”

WalletHub says the hardest working U.S. city is Anchorage, Alaska.

Click here to view the entire list.

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