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Indy chief wants help in stopping murders

The Police Chief in Indianapolis says the public has to help if officers are to stop a small percentage of the population from committing violent crime. Chief Rick Hite says police are working non-stop to solve eight murders that took place across the city on Thursday. He says they appear to have a theme all too common. Hite says the individuals involved in the criminal activities have prior criminal histories. Marion County had 26 murders so far this year.

Warrick County Sheriff announces arrests in homicide

Three persons are jailed - two from Boonville and one from Evansville - as suspects in the death of a man whose body was found this week in coal handling equipment at Alcoa's Warrick Generating Station. The Warrick County Sheriff's Dept. says they face preliminary charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. 30-year old David John Lackey, Jr., of Boonville, 22-year old Jade Niceole Stigall of Boonville and 25-year old Shawn Grigsby of Evansville are jailed in Warrick County. Officials say the homicide occured in Northern Warrick County.