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  • DCS plans to offer more support to older foster youth

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) leaders work to fix the problems plaguing the agency, the director announced plans to offer more support to kids in the system. They are working to expand services for foster youth from age 21 to 23. When foster children turn 18 and leave their foster homes without the right support, they are more likely to end up homeless or in the criminal justice system. The planned DCS changes aim to […]

  • Indy Pride volunteers go through training to prevent sexual violence

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –  For the first time, volunteers and staff for the Indy Pride Festival are trained to spot potential victims of sexual violence. Hundreds of people at the festival will be ready to step in if a situation turns dangerous. Indy Pride is the first local festival to put all of its volunteers through the “Indy Raise the Bar” training. Organizers say with thousands in attendance, it’s important to provide help to anyone who may feel threatened. Raise the […]

  • IPS reduces capital referendum amount from $200 million to about $52 million

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Public School administrators revealed a new plan to pay for security improvements and building upgrades at schools around the district. Superintendent Lewis Ferebee is recommending the district ask taxpayers for nearly $52 million. The figure indicates a significant drop from the $200 million in additional property taxes the district was going to ask for earlier this year. The administration opted to not put the capital referendum on the May ballot. Instead, they are aiming for the […]

  • 12-year-old arrested after multiple cars are vandalized in Irvington neighborhood

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Neighbors say more than a dozen cars in one east neighborhood were vandalized Sunday afternoon. Metro police say a 12-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the crimes. One woman said she was inside her mother’s house on Bolton Avenue when a neighbor rushed up to alert them to a situation outside. Lauren Gorton walked out and found her car was spray-painted. “I was livid,” Gorton said. She is one of several people on the block that found […]

  • Memorial Day ceremonies across central Indiana honor fallen heroes

      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ceremonies around central Indiana honored those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the country. People visited Crown Hill Cemetery Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Several events happened around the grounds including a special service near the grave of a young man who enlisted at age 8 as a drummer boy with Union soldiers. For some in attendance, the ties to history run deep. Jim Floyd said five of his ancestors died in the […]

  • Speedway police prepare for big crowds along Main Street during race week

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – All the action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week is drawing big crowds to the town of Speedway. Police say they are ready to monitor all the activity and protect fans as well as the people who call the area home. The checkered flags are hanging from nearly every business along Main Street in Speedway as the Indianapolis 500 gets closer. The heart of Speedway is quickly growing with new restaurants and homes now under construction. […]

  • IN Focus: Analyzing gun-related incidents in Indiana schools

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The images of students fleeing schools due to violence have become all too familiar, with another deadly shooting just this week in Texas. And locally, there are frequent reports of schools on lockdown as administrators work to keep children safe. While situations do not always end in a shooting, kids are bringing guns onto campuses. A FOX59 investigation revealed these incidents are happening in central Indiana. An analysis of records showed some students are being allowed back […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bloomington woman struck by stray bullet while inside her home

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A woman was struck by a stray bullet while sitting in her living room. Now, police are searching for a person of interest in the case. Police say a bullet from the apartment next door traveled through the wall, into the shared stairway and then into the woman’s apartment. “I don’t think you can have the sanctity of your home interrupted so violently and ever feel the same again,” said Amanda Koumoutsos, who is recovering from the […]

  • Guns in Schools: A look at gun incidents around central Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The images of students fleeing schools due to violence have become all too familiar. There are frequent reports of schools on lockdown as administrators work to keep children safe. While situations do not always end in a shooting, kids are bringing guns onto campuses. A FOX59 investigation revealed these incidents are happening in central Indiana. An analysis of records showed some students are being allowed back in school instead of being thrown out. Each year, school districts […]