Matt Adams has worked at FOX59 since 2003, first as a producer on the morning show and then as the producer of FOX59 News at 10. He transitioned to the web department in 2012.

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    Planned Parenthood, ACLU of Indiana win legal challenge on abortion law

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A federal judge struck down an Indiana abortion law in a judgment issued Friday. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) and the ACLU of Indiana filed a lawsuit against the 2016 law and won an injunction in June 2016. The groups argued that certain requirements outlined in the law were unconstitutional. The measure, signed by then-Governor Mike Pence, mandated that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated. It also banned abortions sought because of genetic abnormalities. Judge Tanya […]

  • Peyton Manning to voice character in upcoming animated film ‘Ferdinand’

    We’re way past Nationwide jingles now. Peyton Manning is getting into voice acting! 20th Century Fox revealed this week that Manning would voice a character in the upcoming animated movie Ferdinand. The movie is based on the classic children’s book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. Manning, who has appeared on ABC’s Modern Family and served as a memorable guest host on Saturday Night Live in 2007, will make his feature film debut by voicing the […]

  • PROGRAMMING ALERT for German Cup Soccer scheduled for Saturday

    Due to funeral coverage for Officer Aaron Allan, German Super Cup Soccer will be carried on THIS TV, broadcast channel 59.3. Please consult your cable listings for THIS TV in your area. THIS TV is not available on satellite.

  • UPDATE: 2 dead, 3 injured after explosion levels home in Evansville neighborhood

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Officials say two bodies were discovered in the basement of a home that exploded in an Evansville neighborhood Tuesday morning. According to WEVV, the explosion happened just after 8:40 a.m. in the 1700 block of Hercules Avenue. Sgt. Todd Ringle with the Indiana State Police said there were injuries from the blast, which drew a large response to the neighborhood. WEVV reported that three people, one of them a child, were taken to area hospitals. Later, officials […]

  • PHOTOS | Race Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    It’s race day for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500! Keep up with the sights at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with our photo gallery! You can also submit your photos here:

  • Indiana man sentenced to seven years for recording sex acts with minor

    Update (March 22, 2016)– Dustin Dykes was sentenced to seven years. Six will be served at the Indiana Department of Correction. One year of his sentence is suspended. He must also register as a sex offender. Original story: JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (March 15, 2016) – A Columbus man is accused of recording video of himself engaging in sex acts with a minor. Dustin Tyler Dykes, 25, is charged with possession of child pornography and child exploitation, according to the Johnson County […]

  • Mother at center of viral Beech Grove Walmart fight sentenced to probation

    UPDATE (3/6/17) – Amber Stephenson, a mother involved in the infamous 2015 Beech Grove Walmart fight, has been sentenced. According to court documents, Stephenson took a guilty plea agreement. Two of the charges were dismissed, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disorderly conduct. As part of the agreement, she was found guilty of neglect of a dependent and will serve one year of probation. She is also required to complete a substance abuse program and perform 30 hours of community […]

  • Homeless man sentenced to 55 years in prison in slaying of Indianapolis pizza delivery driver

    UPDATE: Jeremiah Roberts was sentenced in January 2017 to 68 years for murder and robbery. Derek Romano accepted a plea deal in February 2015 and was sentenced to 55 years. The robbery charge against Romano was dropped as part of the plea deal. INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 13, 2015) – A man accused of killing an Indianapolis pizza driver has been sentenced to 55 years in prison. Derek Romano, 23, is one of two men charged in the death 49-year-old John Sullivan, […]

  • Peyton Manning to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

    Former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning headlines the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Class. ESPN revealed the list Monday morning on SportsCenter. Manning, the five-time MVP who led both the Colts and Broncos to Super Bowl championships, retired after the 2015 NFL season. During Manning’s college career at the University of Tennessee, he compiled a 39-6 record and led the Vols to the 1997 SEC championship. He finished his career at Tennessee holding 42 NCAA, SEC […]

  • Court docs: Putnam County man set fire to home of estranged wife

    UPDATE: Adam Lawless was sentenced in December 2016 to 10 years: 7 years in the Department of Correction, 2 years in community corrections and 1 year suspended. BAINBRIDGE, Ind. – A Putnam County man set fire to his estranged wife’s home and now faces arson charges, investigators say. Adam Lawless, 32, Bainbridge, faces two counts of arson in connection with the fire on June 19, 2016. According to court documents, the home at 117 E. Summit St. caught fire in […]