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  • Great grandmother interrupts burglar, scares him off

    HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – A great grandmother decided to take action when she discovered a burglar in her garage Thursday morning. Her stern words scared off the man who was attempting to steal tools from the family. Joan Washburn said she has lived in her Hendricks County home for decades. Her daily routine was disrupted this week. “I was ready to start my shower and I heard a light knock,” Washburn said about the noise she heard outside her house. […]

  • IPS and IndyGo prepare to launch pilot program at Shortridge High School

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Some Indianapolis Public School students will soon have a new way to get around the city. The school district is set to launch a partnership with IndyGo next month. The move could help reduce the burden on the IPS transportation system and give IndyGo’s daily ridership numbers a boost. A pilot program will start at Shortridge High School and run from May 1 to May 31. The district is purchasing 500 fare cards for a flat fee […]

  • Dad questions DCS actions in his daughter’s case

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A Bloomington man said the way the Indiana Department of Child Services handled his daughter’s case leaves him questioning how and when the agency is stepping in to help children. The father reached out to FOX59 after he requested all the DCS records related to his 14-month-old daughter. Through the records, he learned his daughter was born with drugs in her system and that the mother failed at least 25 drug screenings since last May. Many of […]

  • Army recruiter sends more than 200 Brownsburg parents mass text

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Many families in Brownsburg were left confused by a mass text message sent out by an Army recruiter Monday. A commander for the local recruitment office said the mass text was sent by mistake. More than 200 Brownsburg High School parents were added to the text thread. Many of them say they have no idea how the recruiter got their information or why they were specifically targeted this way. FOX59 learned schools are actually required to turn […]

  • People in Anderson growing frustrated with trains blocking crossings

    ANDERSON, Ind. – Many people who live in Anderson say they are frustrated with trains blocking intersections around the city. They tell FOX59 the problems continue despite efforts from city leaders to resolve the situation with the train company. James Vonderschmitt owns a car care shop located just off Scatterfield Road. There are two train crossings on his block. He said train stoppages have become part of his routine. “It’s daily,” Vonderschmitt said. “Normally, anywhere from a half hour to […]

  • Bartholomew County set to launch special court to help drug-addicted parents

    BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. –  A central Indiana county is creating a new way to deal with cases that involved drug-addicted parents. Bartholomew County is ready to launch the Family Recovery Court to help support people going through treatment and ensure more stability for their children. In recent years, the Indiana Department of Child Services has seen an increase in the number of children in the state’s care. Many of those children come from homes where parents are struggling with an […]

  • Martinsville residents deal with flooding

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – Residents in a Martinsville neighborhood are dealing with serious flooding after heavy rain Tuesday. People who live just off Upper Patton Park Road say the creek behind their properties is overflowing. The neighborhood association president tells FOX59 they are currently between level three and level two flooding. If they get to level one, the board president will have to call for evacuations. Niles Duncan has lived in that area for about 10 years. Simply getting to his […]

  • Boone County residents try to save historic bridge

    BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – Boone County residents are joining forces to save an historic bridge that was damaged by farm equipment. The group is hoping to raise $100,000 to save the Creek Road Bridge, also known as Bridge 32. On November 10, 2016, a farm vehicle drove onto the bridge and broke parts of the metal truss. Engineers examined the damage and deemed the bridge unsafe. The structure has been shut down for more than a year. The bridge closure […]

  • How to avoid flooded basements after rain and melting snow

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The spring weather roller coaster is leading to concerns for homeowners. Plumbers say residents need to be careful with sump pump failures that may lead to flooded basements. Jim Cummins is among the professionals visiting customers’ homes just days after the area got more than 10 inches of snow. The climbing temperatures are causing that snow to melt quickly and rain is in the forecast for much of the week. “All the ground is completely saturated,” said […]

  • Scammer targeting Hoosiers caught on tape

    Scammers claim to be raising money for Deputy Pickett’s family, ask for credit card information

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Scammers are using the death of a Boone County deputy in an attempt to trick a community in mourning. Over the weekend, several people said they received calls from a man claiming to be a part of a group raising money for the fallen deputy’s family. The caller insisted he needed people’s credit card information for the donations. The scam artist reportedly claimed to be with Indiana Going Blue, an organization that helps families of officers killed in […]