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  • Boone County deputy shot during pursuit won’t survive, will become organ donor

    BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – A Boone County deputy will not survive the injuries he sustained after getting shot in the line of duty while assisting Lebanon police Friday morning. Deputy Jacob Pickett’s body is being preserved so his organs can be donated. Police say all three suspects believed to be involved are in custody. Officers with the Lebanon Police Department were serving an arrest warrant in the area of Hoosier Estates around 8:30 a.m. for Hillary Williams, who was wanted […]

  • Colts player Edwin Jackson struck and killed by suspected drunk driver on I-70

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police say a suspected drunk driver struck and killed two people, including a Colts player, standing along I-70 on the west side of Indianapolis Sunday morning. A state trooper discovered the wreckage just west of Holt Road shortly before 4 a.m. As the officer slowed to stop for the crash, police say he struck the body of one of the victims in the center lane. One of victims has been identified as Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, 26, […]

  • Richmond Hill explosion culprit Mark Leonard dies at Indy hospital

    CARLISLE, Ind. – The man convicted as the mastermind behind the fatal Richmond Hill explosion in 2012 is dead. The Indiana Department of Correction confirms Mark Leonard was declared deceased at an Indianapolis hospital. Leonard had been at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility where he was serving a term of life without parole for his role in conceiving of an insurance fraud plot that resulted in an explosion that rocked the south side of Indianapolis, destroyed more than 80 homes, caused […]

  • Indiana man gives kidney to stranger after seeing Facebook post

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A dying dad of five who printed a plea for a kidney donor on a t-shirt and wore it around Disney World for nine straight days while on vacation with his family in August has received a transplant. “You know I came up with idea because I think it’s out of desperation. I look at my kids. When I’m with my kids all my problems go away. And I needed more time with them,” Rob Leibowitz, […]

  • Join FOX59 to Pack the Pantries and help Hoosiers this holiday season

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s the season for giving, and FOX59 is teaming up with Midwest Food Bank and Gleaners to Pack the Pantries and feed hungry Hoosiers. Every year, more than one million Hoosiers go hungry, many are children and seniors. After natural disasters, like hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, representatives from Midwest Food Bank say they’ve never had such a large need for disaster relief. “It really does impact what we can do on the local level, […]

  • IUPUI student dies after being struck by school bus used to carry IPS students

    An Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) student died after being struck by a bus Monday afternoon, police say. The accident occurred near the intersection of New York Street and University Boulevard on the IUPUI campus around 1:30 p.m. The female student was taken to Eskenazi Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. A preliminary investigation found the student was crossing New York Street with the right-of-way, when she was struck by the school bus, which was attempting to make a left-hand […]

  • Storm relief outreach effort expands to include Hurricane Irma victims

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hoosiers are coming through in a big way to help those affected by hurricanes in Texas and Florida. As of Thursday night, area Kroger stores had collected more than $155,000 for hurricane victims. The total includes money from central Indiana and Illinois Kroger locations. Businesses, faith-based and community leaders and all Indianapolis media outlets are working together to gather supplies for victims with the “Hoosiers Helping Houston” initiative. But the effort is about more than Hurricane Harvey—the […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS | Storms prompt thunderstorm, tornado warnings Thursday

    Photo above courtesy of Zachary Rangel Upload your storm photos below: [Check out photos from last night’s storms]  

  • What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers

    INDIANAPOLIS — After all the turkey and trimmings, what do you do with the leftovers? Chef Rob Koeller has a unique recipe to share with us.

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