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  • Lawsuit filed on behalf of mother who lost 4 daughters in Flora fire expands to include Sears, others

    FLORA, Ind. – A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the mother of four girls killed in a Flora house fire in 2016 is expanding. In the lawsuit, mother Gaylin Rose is suing her landlord, Josh Ayres, his business partner, Troy Helderman, and their company, Birch Tree Holdings. The wrongful death suit alleges Rose complained about a lack of working smoke detectors, non-functioning electrical outlets, and non-locking doors in the home before the fire that claimed the lives of the […]

  • Mollie Tibbetts’ story reminds women to take precautions when running

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As new details emerge about Mollie Tibbetts, safety experts said there are some lessons that can be taken away, especially for female runners. Tibbetts was on an evening run by herself in a rural area in Iowa when police say someone attacked her. But Tibbetts may have been running while taking risks. Now, Bulletproof Women’s Self Defense owner Leah Severson hopes female runners are paying attention to her story. “It just takes a minute for someone to grab you […]

  • Sheriff’s office employee listened to conversation between Noblesville school shooting suspect

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind.– A Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer was suspended for three days after listening to part of a confidential conversation between the juvenile suspect accused of shooting a student and a teacher at Noblesville West Middle School and his attorney. Attorney Ben Jaffe says this was the first conversation the suspect had with an attorney to make initial contact. It occurred on May 26 at the Hamilton County Juvenile Services Center Secure Detention facility. Jaffe told FOX59 the officer […]

  • Lebanon hires school resource officers to fill gaps in staffing while other districts keep status quo

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The Lebanon Community School Corporation (LCSC) announced it will hire more school resource officers so that every school in its district has a full-time officer. That’s a big upgrade from last school year, when only three officers were responsible for six schools and a total of 3,500 students. “It’s a lot to ask. It’s even harder to manage logistically,” said LCSC Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor. The new officers will greet students every day as they will now enter […]

  • Meet the new homeowner of FOX59’s Habitat house

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– In a few weeks, FOX59 will build another Habitat for Humanity house with our viewers. First, we’re getting to know the woman who will call it home. Karen Leachman is getting ready and taking it all in. “I think it’s going to be real great,” she said. “There’s room for the grandkids to play, BBQ.” Pretty soon, a yard near 38th and Capitol will hold her new Habitat house. Before that happens, she’s volunteering on other Habitat homes […]

  • Johnson County Animal Control will use drone to search for missing animals

    FRANKLIN, Ind. – The next time your dog goes missing, a drone might be used to search for the pet. Johnson County Animal Control will be the first in central Indiana to buy a drone to help search for missing animals. They won’t use it for every lost pet, but in rural areas the drone would come in handy with lost livestock. Just last year, a group of cows got loose in the county and that difficult search did not end […]

  • Indianapolis woman’s gas turned back on after two days without heat

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – This is no time to be living without heat, but one woman told FOX59 that Citizens Energy cut off her gas even though she believes she should’ve been protected under an Indiana law. When we walked into Charity Nelson’s north side home we could feel her pain. “Last night it got down to about 50 degrees,” she said. Her windows were taped up and she even turned the dishwasher on so hot steam blows into the kitchen– anything […]

  • Hancock County teen helps people in need get new glasses

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – The Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen in Greenfield typically serves meals to those in need, but the organization recently served up something different. Eight people received new glasses, all thanks to Matthew Boyle, a Mount Vernon High School senior who saw the need while volunteering. “I know that there is a need in my community, people that need these glasses and need this help,” said Matthew. Matthew reached out to the folks at Ossip Optometry, who […]

  • Garth Brooks hopes fans smile, sing at Indy concerts following Vegas shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Country music legend Garth Brooks kicked off the Indy leg of his world tour with a news conference, Thursday, hoping that his fans “come to laugh and smile and sing, because (he needs) it.” Brooks was emotional as he stood next to wife Trisha Yearwood on stage and spoke about the Las Vegas mass shooting. “These people are coming here tonight and they want to get away from that. They go, ‘Man, all I want to do […]

  • Investigator working fatal Flora fire quits amid questions raised about the case

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – FOX59 has learned an Indiana Fire Marshal’s fire investigator assigned to the fatal Flora house fire that killed four young sisters in November has resigned. This comes after FOX59 Investigates asked questions about how this case was handled. Investigator Dennis Randle resigned Friday, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. They did not give a reason why he quit. He’s worked hundreds of fire investigations since joining the Indiana Fire Marshal’s office in 2012. The move […]

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