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Under the Gun: Indy’s Lost Boys

“It seems like every other day, there’s an incident,” says Vernell Miller. “Shootings happen so frequently that folks in the community develop an apathy. That’s alarming to me.”

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Under the Gun: Do Convenience-Store Clerks Need More Protection?

“We take security very seriously,” says Jay Ricker of Anderson-based Ricker Oil Co.

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Under the Gun: Drivers at One Indy Pizza Chain Pack More Than Pies

Criminals “try to prey on people they think are weak,” says Just Pizza owner Joey Davis, who claims he once had a gun pressed into his stomach on a delivery before he escaped on foot, uninjured.

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A Year of Indianapolis Gun Deaths

From homicides to suicides, self-defense to police shootings, firearms claimed close to 200 lives in Marion County last year.

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Under the Gun: Indy’s Tale of Two Cities

Indianapolis does not have a gun problem or a homicide problem or a crime problem or a socioeconomic problem or a drug problem. It has an all-of-the-above problem.

February 2015
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Under the Gun: Has Kansas City Found a Cure?

In 2014, Kansas City, historically one of the 10 most-violent U.S. cities, was headed for its lowest homicide rate in five decades.

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Under the Gun: Tracking One Deadly Crime Spree

Nathan Trapuzzano was set to celebrate his one-year wedding anniversary with wife Jennifer a month after the shooting. She gave birth to their child weeks later.

February 2015
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Editor’s Note, February 2015: Guns

As tempting as it might be to turn past such a tough subject, I encourage you to take a moment to absorb the effect one year of gun violence has had on our city.

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New on CNBC’s American Greed: Tim Durham

“‘The Playboy of Indiana,’ Tim Durham dates exotic models, owns 80 sports cars, all bankrolled by a $200 million fraud.”

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Kate’s Story—A Mother’s Grief

One year after the tragic death of her daughter, Nancy Comiskey reflects on Kate and their lives together.

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Trials & Tribulations: The Path to Justice for My Daughter's Killer

This was his 10th conviction. We left the justice center believing we could close the door on the criminal case. But a few years later, he walked out of prison a free man and moved 18 miles from our Brown County home. And he got a driver’s license.

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Did the Marion County Jail's Intake Facility Get a Bad Rap?

Marion County’s jail intake facility wrestles with arresting charges of sexual misconduct.

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Explosive Charges: The Donald Sachtleben Case

A full-blown conspiracy theory needs a motive to thrive. And last September, the government served up a doozy: On top of the child-porn prosecution, it announced, Sachtleben had agreed to plead to additional, “unrelated” charges of breaching national security.

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Burned: The Little Nashville Opry

The jury’s decision stunned the sleepy town. As one Nashville denizen told IM, “Good luck finding someone who admits to knowing those two now. The entire community thinks they’re guilty as sin.”

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Short of the Goal: A Soccer Hopeful, Murdered

What Daniel Foster knows for sure is that by 2:15 a.m., his brother lay in the club’s parking lot, blood seeping from his ear.

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