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WISH-TV’s ‘All ACcess Indy’ to provide expanded coverage of major sports events

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — DuJuan McCoy; owner, president, and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting (WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23) announced today the launch of All ACcess Indy, a sports programming franchise highlighting the Hoosier perspective on major sports events nationwide.

Anchored by News 8 Sports Director Anthony Calhoun (AC), viewers can look forward to expanded coverage of events like the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, NFL Draft, and the Big Ten Football Championship. All ACcess Indy will also bring exclusive, local coverage to Indiana-centered sports events like the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, Colts Training Camp, preview of college football in Indiana, preview of the Indiana Pacers season and more.

“We’re excited to bring viewers even more of the content they love,” said McCoy. “Viewers will be able to count on AC and the News 8 Sports team to bring a familiar face to the sports events they look forward to all year. WISH-TV is committed to providing original, local content for viewers across Indiana just as we did for AC’s live coverage of all the Super Bowl LIV events in Miami.”

All ACcess Indy will bring expanded online and digital content, preview specials; and live, daily onsite coverage of the events whenever possible.

“The success of our expanded Super Bowl LIV coverage show that Indiana viewers enjoy the local connection to national sports events,” said Calhoun. “The News 8 Sports team is excited to continue taking Indiana sports coverage to a new level, as we lead the way as the home of local sports coverage across the state.”

Joining an already robust schedule of sports programming including, Countdown to Kickoff, Sportslocker, The Zone, and The Zone Extra; All ACcess Indy is the first of many franchises that WISH-TV will be making available to affiliates in other Indiana television markets including Evansville, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and South Bend/Elkhart. This content will also be made available to the adjacent markets in Chicago, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Louisville. WISH-TV produces 77 hours of original, local content weekly, more than any other station in Indiana.

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Neighbors stunned by shooting in ‘safe,’ ‘quiet’ Eagles Watch subdivision

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH ) — The Eagles Watch subdivision on the city’s northwest side is home to dozens of families.

“It’s very quiet here,” said Irma Molina, who lives on Eagles Watch Drive.

The winding road is often touted as an oasis of safety, seemingly removed from the city’s crime crisis, according to Jeremy Layly, who lives down the street from Molina.

He walks his dogs through the neighborhood every night without worrying about what he’ll encounter in the dark.

On Thursday night, his walk led him toward flashing police lights and crime scene tape. 

Detectives were collecting evidence from the scene of a shooting in the 5000 block of Eagles Watch Drive, less than a quarter of a mile from Layly’s home.

“I’ve heard gunshots [before] but not in the neighborhood,” he told News 8. “That’s intense.”

Officers arrived around 4 p.m. after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. An unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests had been made Thursday night. No suspect information was available.

The shooting appeared to be targeted and did not pose an immediate threat to public safety, police said.

“[Detectives are] working hard to solve these crimes and to prevent crimes,” said Michael Hewitt, a spokesperson for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).

Molina, whose home was within the police perimeter, ducked under the yellow tape to speak with News 8.

She and her son still feel safe living on Eagles Creek Drive, she said, but she is wary of rising crime in other parts of the city.

“It is very dangerous lately,” Molina said in Spanish. “Many crimes have happened.”

Anybody with information about the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

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