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  • New Palestine man accused of kissing, inappropriately touching teen with mental disability

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – A 33-year-old New Palestine man is facing a sexual battery charge after allegedly inappropriately touching a teenager with a mental disability at a Hancock County campground. The victim’s grandmother, Becky Hill, said she was alerted to the incident by other campers. According to court documents, six witnesses told Hancock County deputies they saw Dylan Veteto kissing and touching the teen. Hill tells FOX 59 she ran out and yelled at Veteto to get away from her granddaughter. […]

  • Experts weigh in about snakes spotted at central Indiana parks

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A picture of a snake wrapped around a dock at a central Indiana park is creating worries among frequent hikers, but experts say the animal does not pose a threat to families. They are urging the public to know what to look for, in case they do encounter a dangerous snake. The photo was posted on the Eagle Creek Sailing Club Facebook page. Dozens of comments show concerns over the animal being a copperhead snake, which is […]

  • Dirty Dining: Mice and roaches found inside some Indy restaurants

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Roaches and mice are among the recent discoveries made by health inspectors at Indianapolis restaurants. The FOX59 Dirty Dining team is exposing the pest problems lurking in Marion County kitchens. Just steps away from the glowing theater lights of Fountain Square, a bright blue building sits on a neighborhood corner and draws in fans of Greek food. Santorini Greek Kitchen, 1417 Prospect Street, is known of its gyros and falafel, but health inspectors recently shut it down […]

  • DINE 59: Fishers restaurant gets high marks from health department

    FISHERS, Ind. – While we often investigate restaurants facing issues with inspections, there are also restaurants exceeding inspectors’ expectations. C.R. Heroes Family Pub is now Dine 59 approved. When you step inside the restaurant, you are surrounded by images of super heroes and real-life heroes, like firefighters, who are known for keeping the public safe. The health inspections for this eatery show the management has the same focus. Owner Stephanie Boehm gave us a tour of the kitchen.  C.R. Heroes […]

  • IPS holds final community meeting about potential high school closures

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Public Schools leaders are holding the final meeting about potential high school closures Thursday night. The fifth meeting was added after strong turnout to the originally scheduled events. The district is considering closing some high schools due to low enrollment. In the last 53 years, IPS has lost nearly 20,000 high school students. A task force recommended the district close three of its seven high schools in order to be more efficient. The task force estimates […]

  • Some have “lunch shaming” concerns after Monroe County school board passes debt policy

    MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – A measure passed by the Monroe County Community School Corporation board is creating some concerns about school lunch shaming. On Tuesday night, board members voted 4-2 in favor a policy about how to handle students who do not have lunch money. Monroe County students are allowed to charge three meals. After that, staff must give students a peanut butter sandwich and milk, instead of a hot meal. “They have a conversation and make the switch with […]

  • Wayne Township students graduating high school with a college degree

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the first time, a handful of Ben Davis High School students have earned their college degrees before getting their diploma. The students all took elective courses at the Area 31 Career Center. Starting this school year, teens who participate in the Pharmacy Technician or Precision Machining Technology programs are able to get their associate’s degrees through Vincennes University. Jaelin Compton, 17, is among the students who already picked up his college degree, at no cost. “I feel […]

  • Mini Marathon organizers keeping an eye on the weather ahead of Saturday’s race

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – More than 40,000 runners are expected to participate in the 2017 500 Festival Mini Marathon Saturday. Organizers are keeping a monitoring the radar, with rain expected race morning. Indianapolis has gotten more than three inches of rain in the last three days. Flooding concerns even shut down the Soldiers and Sailors Monument to shut down Thursday. Drivers have been dealing with high water on roads around central Indiana. But, Mini Marathon officials say the race will happen “rain or […]

  • Downtown Indy home prices at all-time high, population expected to reach 30,000 by 2020

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The influx of people moving downtown continues as home prices reach an all-time high, according to Downtown Indy Inc. City leaders are now focused on reducing violent crime and panhandling, as more people spend time in the center of the city. Construction projects are underway up and down Mass Ave. In 2016, 1,124 apartment units were added in Downtown Indianapolis and rental rates per square foot are up. Frank Leemhuis is moving downtown this week. “I love […]

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    ‘Indianapolis Promise’ aims to give all students access to education beyond high school

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A new initiative from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett aims to give all students access to education beyond high school. The ‘Indianapolis Promise’ was announced at the State of the City address. While the impact of the program would be far reaching, the cost is still unclear. “We must work to ensure that every child in Indianapolis has full access to a quality post high school credential,” Hogsett said during the speech. The program would provide any student who […]