Local Indy News Crew Van CARJACKED At Gunpoint

A local Indianapolis news crew from Fox59 was carjacked at gunpoint Tuesday night.

The suspect pulled a gun and demanded the station-branded news van while threatening the crew with a handgun.

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Police later located the vehicle abandon at 41st Street and Irvington.

IMPD spokesperson Rafael Diaz confirmed a Fox59 crew was attacked around 8:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Emerson Avenue.

No one was injured, but personal items were missing from the vehicle, including a purse. The crew’s camera and other electronic equipment was not taken. h/t wthr

The suspect was described only as a black male wearing dark clothing, including a hoodie.

Woman ARRESTED After Posing On Facebook In Stolen Dress

A rather pregnant, Danielle Saxton, a West Frankfort, IL., resident, is in jail after stealing a dress and then posing in said dress on Facebook.

Saxton, 27, stole several items from a downtown boutique called Mortie’s, and then posted pictures of herself wearing the merchandise on social media..

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Investigators say Saxton shared the pics just a few hours after the theft. The images quickly spread on Facebook, and led officers straight to her. “What she stole was a very distinct leopard dress,” store co-owner Kert Williams explained. Continue reading

Tower Climber Falls Dies

Very sad news as a tower climber has fallen. The climber died in Seattle and apparently there was no immediate indication of why he was killed.

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Officials tell local news that the tower climber fell from the Seattle City Light Transmission tower and died upon impact. The death occurred near 3rd Ave. NW and NW Leary Way. The man was electrocuted to death after touching a 120 kV line on the tower.

 
Seattle City Light tells news that they were able to reroutepower through another tower so that the incident did not interrupt service to customers. Yet little is known about the man including his identity, department spokesman Kyle Moore indicates to news. Read more.