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10 photos from some of the biggest stories in Central Indiana in 2019

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Posted at 10:32 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 22:32:07-05

INDIANAPOLIS — There were several big stories Central Indiana will remember from 2019.

These are the photos from some of the area's biggest stories this year.

10. Beech Grove tornado

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A tornado damaged Beech Grove High School on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The National Weather Service estimated the tornado was an EF-1. Daniel Bradley/RTV6 Photo
9. New Delphi Sketch

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On Monday, April 22, 2019, Indiana State Police released new evidence to help find the person who killed Liberty German and Abigail Williams in Delphi. Since the new evidence was released, police received thousands of tips and are still searching for their killer. Indiana State Police/Photo Provided

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8. Derrik Thomas signs off

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In June 2019, Derrik Thomas signed off from RTV6 after 40 years with Channel 6. Derrik started working for RTV6 on April 13, 1979. RTV6 Photo
7. Hundreds of structes in Pendleton damaged by tornado

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A tornado caused extensive damage on Monday, May 27, 2019 in the Town of Pendleton. Thankfully no injuries were reported, but the town was closed for several days while crews cleaned up. RTV6 Photo

6. Penske buys IMS

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On Monday, November 4, 2019, Penske Entertainment Corp. announced it purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from the Hulman & Company. Penske became the fourth owner of the speedway. RTV6 Photo

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5. Indy 500 winner

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MAY 26: Simon Pagenaud of France, driver of the #22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet celebrates after winning the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, Simon Pagenaud won the 103rd Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Chris Graythen/Getty Images

4. Tippecanoe County house fires

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Multiple houses caught fire in the Lindberg Village housing development just outside West Lafayette on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Multiple houses caught fire in the Lindberg Village housing development just outside West Lafayette on Friday, July 12, 2019. The cause of the fires was ruled undetermined. Travis Oliver/Photo Provided
3. Red For Ed Day

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Thousands of teachers, faculty, and staff members gathered on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to rally for new laws and changes to education laws. RTV6 Photo
2. Red Line opens

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After years of planning, IndyGo's Red Line Rapid Transit bus system opened in September 2019. The 13-mile transit route runs through Broad Ripple and the University of Indianapolis.
1. Andrew Luck announces his retirement

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On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Andrew Luck suddenly announced he was retiring from the NFL. Luck said injuries played a role in his decision, which was very hard for him to make. RTV6 Photo