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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
  • More than a million Hoosiers hungry as the problem of food insecurity gets worse across the state

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Even with the thousands of dollars in donations from FOX59’S Pack the Pantries, hundreds of people do not know where they will get their next meal and the food insecurity problem just continues to get worse. “One out of six people or over a million people in the state of Indiana are food insecure and 320,000 of them are kids,” said executive director of the Midwest Food Bank John Whitaker. Whitaker says those numbers are just a […]

  • Police bust suspected synthetic drug ring in Marion

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Several people are behind bars after police in Marion bust a suspected synthetic drug ring to stop the production of hundreds of pounds of spice. “This is specifically a synthetic cannabinoid so it mimics the effects of THC on the body,” said Marion Police Sgt. Detective Josh Zigler. A tip from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol led to a package full of a yellow powdery synthetic drug from China More than half a dozen people were arrested […]

  • UPDATE: Mitchell mulch fire in Lawrence County is almost out

    UPDATE:  Indiana Department of Homeland Security officials say the fire is 95% out, but units are still on standby monitoring for any hot spots that may rekindle. ORIGINAL STORY: MITCHELL, Ind. – Officials with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security say a fire that has been burning for more than a day at the Fibertech mulch facility is 70% contained. Slower, weaker winds are credited with helping get the fire under control. Despite that, heavy smoke continued to flood the […]

  • Drivers take disrespectful detour through Brownsburg Cemetery to avoid construction

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Drivers have been taking a disrespectful detour right through a Brownsburg cemetery, all to avoid construction traffic. “We try to come at least once a week or a couple times a week,” said Joe Rady. Rady stopped by the Brownsburg Cemetery to wish his late father a happy birthday. While he paid his respects to his mother and his brother-in-law who are also at the cemetery, just off 56th St., he says he watched many drivers use the […]

  • Police say man charged with murder posed as 85-year-old woman’s son, lit her home on fire

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Monroe County prosecutor’s office is working to bring a Noel Montes Cazares back to Bloomington to face murder, arson, and neglect charges for the death of an 85-year-old woman. “We had known him as Giovanni Bush. As her son and he had been living here since last year,” said a neighbor, who has asked not to be named. Police say he set a fire to this Bloomington home in February and killed 85-year-old Larae Britain Moeller Bush. […]

  • Parked car that rolled into Indy pond with 3-year-old inside had been recalled for brake issues

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A parked car that ended up rolling back into an Indianapolis pond last month while a 3-year-old girl was inside was on a motor vehicle recall list. The father of the child died after he jumped into the water to save her. “She said, ‘My daddy got me out of the water but he could not get out,’” said family member Kelly Jordan. The news about the recall comes after Anthony Burgess, 24, jumped into an Indianapolis pond to […]

  • Tip from concerned Plainfield resident leads police to drugs, stolen items

    PLAINFIELD, Ind.– Two people are behind bars facing drug and theft charges after a Plainfield woman tipped off police to suspicious activity. “It was all based off one alert citizen that wanted to say something,” said Plainfield Police Sgt. Mike Mason. The woman was on a shopping trip when she noticed something and tipped off police. Detectives say she spotted this guy opening car doors and searching through vehicles in a Walmart parking lot on Thursday. She woman did some detective […]

  • Family of man having seizure claims IMPD used excessive force during arrest

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An arrest inside a gas station in Speedway caught on camera last week.  Now, the family of the man arrested is raising the question, was this an excessive use of force? Police are now taking a closer look at that video and we are digging into IMPD’s arrest policies. The disturbance inside of a Speedway gas station at 10th and Lyndhurst was caught on cell phone camera by a customer. “It is just excessive force,” said the […]

  • ’44 bullets went into my house’: Grandma of murdered 1-year-old girl asks for shooter to surrender

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The family of a murdered toddler tells FOX59 News there were more than 40 bullets fired into their home Thursday morning. One of those shots killed 1-year-old Malaysia Robson. “I did not even get to say goodbye to her,” said Malaysia’s grandmother Robin Robson. Robson was on her way home from work early Thursday morning when she heard the news. “My daughter calls me and tells me that someone shot up the house and that my 1-year-old grandbaby […]

  • Tipton police investigate several home burglaries

    TIPTON, Ind. – Tipton police are investigating several home burglaries. One woman says someone broke into her home recently and took off with thousands of dollars’ worth of her stuff. “I definitely knew something was off,” said homeowner Alexandria. Alexandria says she walked into her house in Tipton to find her bedroom door wide open and her stuff all over the floor. “The backdoor was unlocked when I knew that I locked it,” said Alexandria. The 22-year-old says someone searched […]