President Barack Obama joined first responders and families of victims of the 9/11 attacks Thursday at a dedication ceremony of a new memorial museum. The National September 11 Memorial Museum officially opens to the public next week. Today’s event had a particular impact for one local firefighter.
Teen violence is a lingering problem in Indianapolis. Recently, city and public safety officials met with the public on what can be done to help guide young people down a different path. Some have suggested more police, other ideas include making the teen curfew earlier. One organization launched a new campaign that costs nothing but time, but hopes to get major returns.
After 30 years in the Department and the last six leading it, Indianapolis Fire Chief Brian Sanford is stepping down. He announced the decision this week after disclosing he is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Sanford is moving on as the Chief of Staff for Department of Public Safety Director, Troy Riggs. He sat down with WFYI’s Sam Klemet, who has this report.
Today is the 118th running of the Boston Marathon and the first since a terrorist attack killed three and injured hundreds a year ago. Some Indianapolis runners will be part of the race, and WFYI’s Sam Klemet talked to them about the memories of last year and what is inspiring their return to Boston.