Kyle Hicks is a native Hoosier who joined FOX59 and CBS4 as a digital producer in 2016. He graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a degree in telecommunications in 2015. He previously wrote for Evansville’s WFIE, near his hometown of Newburgh. Kyle enjoys covering a variety of topics, but he especially enjoys writing about exceptional Hoosiers who positively contribute to the central Indiana community. If you would like to submit a story idea to Kyle, you’re welcome to email him at or contact him on Twitter with the handle @KyleHicksNews.

Recent Articles
  • Two men team up to tackle Indy’s pothole problem themselves

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two men aren’t waiting for the city to fill the potholes in their neighborhood. They’re doing it themselves. Chris Lang and Mike Warren created the grassroots organization “Open Source Roads” to fill the potholes around town. So far this year, they’ve filled seven potholes with their own tools and asphalt. Last year, they filled more than 100 of them. “We just set up cones around a pothole one day and were like, ‘alright I guess we either […]

  • Best friends separated when family moved from Indiana to Florida reunite in sweet video

    BRADENTON, Fla. – Two young best friends were separated when one family moved from McCordsville, Indiana to Bradenton, Florida in October. So, when their parents arranged a surprise reunion, the boys were quite emotional. Angie Michel-Barnes posted a video of the sweet moment to Facebook. Angie says her son Nathan had no idea his friend Colby was coming and Colby only found out about the trip when his mother woke him up to go to the airport. Angie says the […]

  • Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town to perform in central Indiana in July

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Some of the biggest names in country music are coming to central Indiana this summer. It was announced Monday that Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town are bringing their Bandwagon Tour to the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville on Saturday, July 14. Special guests Natalie Hemby and Tenille Townes will also perform at the concert. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, March 30. Tickets for Panic! At The Disco’s […]

  • Indiana teacher writes messages on desks to assure students the ISTEP won’t define them

    SCOTTSBURG, Ind. – Before the ISTEP began this year, a southern Indiana teacher made sure her students knew their test scores wouldn’t define them. Lindsey Cazares said in a Facebook post that she knows the standardized test makes many students nervous and unsettled, and it actually makes her feel the same way. “How do these tests measure just how amazing each of my 22 kids are? How do these tests measure just how successful each of my kids will become? […]

  • Indiana’s Nick Goepper earns silver in slopestyle skiing for Team USA

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Indiana’s Nick Goepper nabbed the silver medal in men’s slopestyle skiing at the Pyeongchang Games. The Lawrenceburg native fared better than his teammate Gus Kenworthy, who failed to land any of his three runs and came in last. Norway’s Oystein Braaten captured the gold medal and Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada claimed bronze. Four years ago, Goepper took home bronze in Sochi. Since then, he has opened up about his battle with depression. He spent two months […]

  • Terminally ill cancer patient avoids eviction after Franklin business pays debt in full

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Following an outpouring of support from around the country, a stage four cancer patient that was facing eviction in Greenwood will be able to stay put. Mervin Haley is battling lung cancer and doctors have given him three months to live. After Haley fell behind on his rent at Center Grove Estates, property management took the case to court and a judge ruled that he had to be out by Sunday night. Haley’s family reached out to […]

  • Wife of Hoosier sailor killed in plane crash expecting child, reveals gender on Veteran’s Day

    HAMPSTEAD, N.C. – The wife of a Hoosier sailor killed in a plane crash in July found out she was pregnant three weeks after the tragic accident. Cassie Lohrey had only been married to Ryan Lohrey, a Middletown native, for one month when the Navy corpsman and 15 Marines died in Mississippi. When it came time to announce their baby’s gender, Cassie took the opportunity to honor Ryan’s memory and his service on Veteran’s Day. Cassie, who lives in Hampstead, North […]

  • Colts fans react after learning Andrew Luck won’t play this season

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When the Colts announced Thursday that Andrew Luck would not play this season, not many fans were surprised, but some were angry. “If he needed surgery, they should’ve done it immediately, not waited and played around with it,” said fan Mike Shelley. The quarterback has been battling a shoulder injury ever since 2015. Early this year, he underwent a surgery to repair it and he’s been recovering ever since. Luck did return to practice in October, but […]

  • Teens visiting Indy for FFA convention show compassion for family whose home flooded

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A group of teens visiting Indianapolis for the National FFA Convention stepped in to help a family that was forced to live in a hotel after their home flooded. Randi Jo Amt said in a viral Facebook post that she was originally frustrated with the teens for being loud in the hallway while her children slept. On Friday evening, Amt says she noticed the teens’ door was cracked, so she decided to stop by and let them […]

  • PHOTOS: Airman from Indiana finally meets daughter who was born during his deployment

    SUMTER, S.C. – An Airman from Indiana finally got to meet his daughter who was born during his 6-month deployment in the Middle East. Caleb Hanthorne and his wife Hannah found out they were expecting a child the same day the serviceman received deployment orders. When it came time for the father to meet his 5-month-old daughter on Friday, Miranda Leigh Photography was on hand to document the precious moment. “With all of the crazy news in the world, this […]