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  • IPS offers new CNA program for Crispus Attucks students

    INDIANAPOLIS – Students at Crispus Attucks could land a job in the medical field before ever graduating high school. The new program is part of Indianapolis Public Schools’ plan to reinvent the district’s high schools and offering students more college and career-themed academics. A clinical nursing assistant, or CNA, is an entry-level job into the nursing industry, which has a big need for more people working in the field. According to Dorothy Gomez, Ph.D., RN, the nursing industry needs to […]

  • Crocodile found in Hancock County will go to Florida

    HANCOCK Co., Ind. – A three-foot crocodile picked up this week by conservation officers at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be sent to Florida before the end of September. DNR officials were told Monday about the possibility of a loose crocodile along Brandywine Creek and were able to find it Tuesday. It’s been at an undisclosed location in southern Indiana, under the DNR’s watch, ever since. “Having a crocodile in Indiana is pretty unusual,” said Lt. Angela Goldman, […]

  • Boone County adding first animal control officer beginning in 2018

    LEBANON, Ind. – After three years of work and planning, Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen will get his wish. County council members voted to add the role of animal control officer to the county’s budget, which will begin working in January of 2018. Right now, Nielsen’s office has tabbed Deputy Hannah Fisher as the department’s liaison for animal-related runs. Fisher will step down at the end of the year to become the official animal control officer for the county. “Not […]

  • Bargersville Fire Department’s drone makes first rescue

    BARGERSVILLE, Ind. – After six months on the job, a new technology is getting credited for rescuing a missing woman. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, at around 2:20 Thursday morning a woman was reported missing in the southwest corner of the county. Police and other search members had the searched narrowed down to around the 4300 block of County Road 900 South. Assisting in the search was a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputy who had been at a […]

  • Plainfield unveiling public’s picks for downtown revitalization

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. – After steering committee meetings, stakeholders’ input and comments from the public, town leaders in Plainfield are ready to show what they believe their community wants to see happen downtown, and the surrounding area, over the next 20 to 30 years. Officials in the town spent the summer gathering thoughts from several groups, including residents at the town’s farmers market, on what improvements or changes they’d like to see in the area. The town focused on areas as […]

  • Franklin Township neighborhood upset after BB gun vandalism

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A southeast side neighborhood is cleaning up glass in homes and cars after vandalism over the past week that involved a BB gun, among other acts of vandalism. FOX59 found four reports of vandalism in the Muirfield neighborhood, which is located east of Combs Rd. and north of Stop 11 Rd., between Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 11. Our news crew, with additional information from viewers, found three vehicles that had vehicle windows shattered from what police […]

  • Anderson businesses ready to show what city has to offer without Colts camp

    ANDERSON, Ind. – For the second time, the Indianapolis Colts have no announced plans to take training camp back to Madison County, but business leaders said they’re ready to show Indiana other attractions that will bring in visitors. Earlier this week, the Colts announced they would begin holding training camp at Grand Park in Westfield starting in 2018. It’s a move that will put the Colts there for at least 10 years. Training camp was last held at Anderson University […]

  • United Way awards grants to increase low-income children in high-quality Pre-K programs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  – The United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) is getting more children into a quality preschool program. It’s awarding capacity-building grants totaling $269,511 to 12 early learning providers in central Indiana and will serve an additional 160 children in Marion County from low-income families. The grants, which are part of the Indy Preschool Scholarship Program, will go to programs in seven areas with significant need for pre-K. The investments are made possible by gifts from 20 central Indiana companies […]

  • Stolen truck returning to Texas owner with supplies for hurricane victims

    LEBANON, Ind. – A story that began with a stolen truck, will end with providing help for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Back in the middle of summer, police in Boone County found an abandoned truck along the side of a road. After some investigating, they discovered the truck belonged to Guy Caylor, who lives in the Houston area. Caylor told FOX59 his truck was stolen from his son back in April on Texas Tech University’s campus. The Texas resident […]

  • Former addict wants to help others by starting treatment center in Howard County

    KOKOMO, Ind. – Nearly a year after getting clean, Joey Bennett is ready to help others get the same treatment that helped save his life. Bennett said the idea came to him when he was ready to seek help himself. “Opiates were the main thing,” Bennett said. “Then, I went to heroin.” In the summer of 2016, Bennett left his hometown and checked into the Home of Grace, a faith-based drug and alcohol treatment facility in Mississippi. “The setting was […]