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Eyewitness News

Writer  /  Neal G. Moore   Photographer  /  Brenda Walter Staples It was a typically hot, humid summer day when an ominous emergency call crackled across the Fishers Fire Department radio. “We are on the scene of a two-story residence with heavy smoke showing.“ Kyle Thomas’ ears perked up, and for good reason. “I’ve heard thousands of fire calls go out and addresses come across the scanner,” the WTHR assignment manager remembers. “And this particular address caught my attention—because it was my own. That’s something you don’t want to hear, and something I’ll never forget.” The TV news guru was about ...

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Final Flory: Why this Lawrence CEO Keeps Getting Invited to the NCAA’s Big Dance

Writer / Neal G Moore Indianapolis is hosting the NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball championship early next month (April 4 & 6) at Lucas Oil Stadium. It will be the city’s seventh time hosting what arguably is America’s second most important sporting event after the Super Bowl. Indy’s love affair with the Final Four is well documented. Many attendees and media routinely give the city high marks for its state-of-the-art facilities, a compact, easy to navigate downtown, and an enthusiastic army of volunteers, many of whom are well-schooled in the nuance of the motion offense. Hey, we love us some ...

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LT Schools Showcase has been POSTPONED until Saturday, March 7th

Due to a Winter Storm Warning, the LT Schools Showcase has been POSTPONED until Saturday, March 7th. Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ltgoodnews/status/568859530739757057

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“Light Their Future” Celebration Helps Lawrence Township Students “Go Places”

On Friday, February 27, 2015 over 600 guests will join together at The Crane Bay in Indianapolis for the 15th annual “Light Their Future” Celebration benefiting the Lawrence Township School Foundation.  With the theme “Oh, the Places They’ll Go”, the evening’s festivities include dining, dancing, fabulous silent auction, and opportunities to impact the school community.  The Honorary Chairperson is Indian Creek Elementary School Principal Connie Thomas.   The money raised will support the Foundation’s major funding priorities: tutors in the high schools, middle schools and online, mentors for first generational college bound students in the middle and high schools, health ...

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School Board Approves New Principal for Indian Creek Elementary in 2015-2016

The School Board of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township has approved the appointment of Mr. Kevin Kemper to the position of Principal at Indian Creek Elementary, effective July 1. Mr. Kemper will transition to this role from that of Assistant to the Principal (ATP) under Principal Connie Thomas, who is retiring at the conclusion of the school year. He previously served as APT and Dean at Harrison Hill Elementary. Before transitioning to school administration, Kemper worked for eight years as a fourth grade teacher at Brook Park Elementary. “I am honored to carry the title of future Principal ...

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Lawrence trash pick-up schedule remains status quo

Lawrence residents will have their curbside trash picked up tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 9) per the usual schedule. While the City of Indianapolis has delayed trash pickup by one day, Lawrence Mayor Dean Jessup has opted to stay the course. Residents with trash pickup later in the week will also remain on the regular schedule. The following statement is posted on the city’s website: Trash pickup in Lawrence will stay on schedule this week (though our neighbor Indianapolis is delaying a day). No delays in Lawrence.

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Doctors Express Cuts Ribbon in Lawrence

Doctors Express, the nation’s second-largest private urgent care operator, held its ribbon cutting today on its new Lawrence location at 10950 Pendleton Pike. The Lawrence location is the second Indianapolis-area location for Doctors Express Urgent Care. There is also an urgent care/family care center at 7411 N. Keystone Ave. Lawrence Mayor Dean Jessup, Brian Stanton and Randy Franiak, M.D., were on hand with many Lawrence economic development leaders. They, along with Lawrence head physician, Imtiaz Ahmad, M.D., have established a second high-quality, state-of-the art, walk-in medical center that is comfortable, convenient and affordable for patients. Board certified in family practice, ...

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Lawrence Central Linebacker Darrin Kirkland, Jr. commits to Tennessee

Lawrence Central senior football standout Darrin Kirkland Jr. has decided to join the Tennessee Volunteers next season. Kirkland, ranked as a four-star prospect by recruiting website InsideTennessee.com, originally committed to Michigan but de-committed after the Wolverines announced a change at head coach. You can read more and watch a video report here.

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Collier Announces For Mayor

Writer / Neal G. Moore In mid-November Steve Collier, 5th District City Councilor, held an event at Monarch Beverage Company to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for mayor of Lawrence. Collier, who retired after teaching 33 years at Lawrence North, grew up in what he calls historic Lawrence. Collier told the small audience the city has amazing potential, and that he is prepared to move Lawrence forward. Following his announcement Lawrence Community Newsletter talked with Collier about his decision to seek the mayor’s office. Q: Why do you want to be mayor of Lawrence? A: First, I don’t ...

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Reach Out and Touch

Writer / Neal G. Moore You might say that the Lawrence Fire Department’s Needy Family program is on a roll. “We help around 500 families a year, and not just at Christmas time,” explains the program’s chairman, Dino Batalis. For many years it has helped Lawrence families who are struggling financially, and Batalis believes that success means that the program is poised for growth. “Yes, I think we can take this to a new level. I have confidence in our citizens,” he says. It is, of course, the kind of charitable act one could hope won’t be needed in the ...

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