Citizens Energy Group Wants Rate Increases
Your sewer bill could be going up. Citizens Energy Group wants to raise rates nearly 50-percent to help pay for system improvements that will cost 560-million-dollars. They also want to increase water rates 10-percent at the beginning of 2014. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission must approve the rate increases.
15-Year-Old Charged With Murder
The 15-year-old arrested in connection with last week’s crime spree has been charged with murder. The boy appeared in juvenile court on Thursday, but prosecutors want the case to be waived to adult court. The teenager is accused of going on a two-county crime spree with 17-year-old Sirquain [[ sir-quan ]] Burr that involved killing one person, shooting another and leading police on a high speed chase.
Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money
The amount of money Indianapolis collects from parking meters is on the rise. City officials say two-and-a-half-million-dollars was collected in 2012, up from one-and-a-half-million-dollars in 2011. Mayor Greg Ballard says the money is being used for improvements, building projects, and to add new technology to make it easier to pay and park in the city.
No Motive For Murder-Suicide
IMPD says they don’t have a motive for Wednesday night’s murder-suicide. Investigators say 31-year-old Cory Gaines killed his wife then killed himself inside their home on North Priscella Avenue. The couple, who had been married six-years, had no domestic disputes on file with the police department.
Mayor Ballard Postpones India Trip
Mayor Greg Ballard is postponing his economic development trip to India because of violence there. Ballard and his delegation were supposed to leave today. The trip has been rescheduled for later this year because of bombings in one of the cities they were planning to
Lottery Winner Plans To Retire
Indiana’s newest millionaire says he is going to retire. Fifty-four-year-old Ronald Lucas says he was at the Village Pantry on Broad Ripple Avenue Sunday and bought a couple of scratch-off tickets “for fun.” Lucas, who lives in New Palestine, won a million dollars.
Hospitals Getting Rid Of Fried Foods, Sugary Drinks
Hospital food in Indianapolis is getting healthier. IU Health hospitals are joining 155 hospitals nationwide in getting rid of sugary drinks and fried foods. Officials say the switch will begin in Indianapolis next month.