Important message for Lafayette-area viewers about FOX59

Alexis McAdams is a reporter for Fox59/CBS4 News. She joined the FOX59/CBS4 Team in April 2015. Alexis was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and is a 2013 graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. Alexis completed internships at FOX Chicago News and WGN-TV. She was also the Field Producer for “Chicago’s Very Own,” a weekly segment on WGN-TV. Alexis received the Student Silver Dome Award for “Best Newscast of 2013,” which was presented by the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. Prior to her arrival in Indianapolis, Alexis was the lead reporter and weekend anchor at WTVO/WQRF-TV in Rockford Illinois. Alexis enjoys covering a variety of news topics, is a Chicago sports fan who especially loves the Chicago Blackhawks! She enjoys running, competitive sports, vacations, and meeting new people.
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Recent Articles
  • Butler police searching for woman who jumps into cars, demands rides on north side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are searching for a woman that has been reportedly targeting drivers on the north side for years. Officers say the woman most recently jumped into a Butler student’s car and would not get out, stealing from him before she took off. “We had a student that was just a few blocks off campus that had stopped to help a lady that was in distress and offered to give her a ride,” said John Conley, Chief of Public […]

  • Temperature fluctuations cause a spike in allergy cases at local hospitals

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Over the past few months, there has been a roller coaster of temperatures. Doctors here in central Indiana say those changes are causing a rise in seasonal allergies- causing more people to suffer from a runny nose, itchy eyes, and headaches. “People call in or come in and say they have congestion, sneezing, and running nose, watery and itchy eyes. Sometimes their nose is itchy or their throat is starting to bother them,” said Dr. Kristen Kloepfer, pediatric […]

  • Ball State students team up with NCAA for March Madness coverage

    MUNCIE, IND. – Right now, brackets are on the minds of all basketball fans, with so many games thousands of people depend on getting highlights and score updates from social media. “Just the reactions I get from people, they are like you actually do that! You are running the NCAA accounts? That is incredible!” said Ball State student Adrian Jarding. Jarding sends his next tweet, post, or Instagram, he knows he has a massive audience. He is one of thirty […]

  • Authorities serve search warrant in connection with Delphi murder case

    DELPHI, Ind. – Indiana State Police, the FBI and Carroll County sheriff’s deputies are serving a search warrant Friday in connection with the murders of two Delphi teens. The warrant is being served at the home of Ronald Logan, the owner of the property where the bodies of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams were found. Logan is being held right now on a probation violation unrelated to the case. Investigators said they were looking for evidence that would […]

  • Police cracking down on drunk driving as 80K people head to Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Police are gearing up for a busy weekend as around 80,000 people are expected to show up in Indianapolis. Crowds will pack downtown for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, St. Patrick ’s Day celebrations and a big moto-cross event. As a result, police say more officers will take to the roads and crack down on drunk drivers. They’ll be using high visibility patrols and DUI checkpoints not only around the bars and highly populated areas, but also near rural […]

  • Police prepare for thousands of visitors during NCAA championship, other major events

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis is no stranger to hosting large sporting events and entertaining thousands of people, but this weekend there are nearly half a dozen events being hosted in the Circle City. “With that many people in the city, there are going to be some issues, but none that we don’t think we are prepared to handle,” said IMPD Sgt. Kendall Adams. College hoops, St. Patrick’s Day, swimming, diving and even motor cross are a number of the big events […]

  • Delphi teen’s grandfather asks for public’s help in search for killer

    DELPHI, Ind– The grandfather of Libby German opened up Friday about the pain their family is feeling. Libby and Abby Williams were murdered last month while walking along the Delphi Historical trail, and their killer is still out there. FOX59 talked with the grandpa who has become the voice of the families trying to find justice for the girls. “Somebody out there has the message or the tip that we need and that is why I’m willing to do this […]

  • FBI putting together profile of suspect accused of killing Delphi teens

    DELPHI, Ind.– The FBI is putting together a suspect profile to help find the killer of two teen girls in Delphi. Police say they’re getting closer to finding the suspect, who they believe could be a local resident. The FBI profile currently in the works will give police a better idea of who they’re looking for. Behavioral analysts can identify certain personality, behavioral and lifestyle traits the suspect would have. All that information provides police with clues as to what kind […]

  • Police continue manhunt for killer of two Delphi teens, community raises reward money

    DELPHI, Ind. – Weeks after the bodies of 13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German were found in the woods, the search for their killer continues. “We are still going through thousands and thousands of leads and every time we can clear one, it helps our case because we are making that haystack smaller,” said ISP Sgt. John Perrine. Police are trying to track down the main suspect in the teens murders. He was caught on camera walking on the […]

  • Unhealthy trees create hazards during strong storms

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – It only takes a few seconds for a tree to come crashing down during an Indiana storm. “You never know when it is going to happen and when you have sustained winds of 40-60 mph. anything can happen,” said Chris Thomas of Thomas Lawn & Landscape. That is exactly what happened to a family’s home in Carmel, but the storm was not the only factor. Crews tell us the massive hickory tree was rotting from the inside […]