INDIANAPOLIS - McGruff the Crime Dog is back in Indianapolis as part of an effort to keep the city’s children safe.
In emergencies, officials with the Fraternal Order of Police said a child’s first interaction with an officer sometimes takes place during what is "the worst day of their life."
McGruff stands to peel away initial fears children may have when interacting with public safety officials.
The FOP hopes the presence of the friendly dog will help police departments connect with children and increase positive interactions surrounding public safety.
Thieves target neighborhood's holiday gifts
Residents on the city's west side say someone is stealing their mail. Gifts and cards have been targeted by thieves trying to cash in ahead…
Man accused of repeatedly robbing 86-year-old
An Indianapolis man is facing multiple charges for allegedly robbing an octogenarian multiple times.
Kmart apologizes for layaway problems
Kmart is apologizing for problems with its layaway system that has left some families scrambling the week before Christmas, Call 6…
Miami County teenager dies of MRSA
A Miami County family was struggling to come to terms with the loss of their daughter who recently died from a type of staph infection known…
Ind. high court issues order upholding labor law
The Indiana Supreme Court has issued an order throwing out the last remaining constitutional challenge to Indiana's right-to-work law banning…
Indy Animal Care and Control names new leader
Officials with the Department of Public Safety announced a new chief for Indianapolis Animal Care and Control.