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  • 30-year-old Indiana woman loses limbs due to toxic shock syndrome

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A northern Indiana woman is currently fighting for her life at Methodist Hospital. Anna Norquist, 30, is suffering from toxic shock syndrome. The former competitive gymnast has already lost her right arm and was scheduled to have her left leg amputated Wednesday afternoon. “She’s a beautiful person, she has a fighting spirit,” said Gordon Norquist, Anna’s father. “None of the doctors expected her to survive and she is remarkably.” Her family said the situation started at the […]

  • IPS board to vote on teacher raises this week

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Public Schools board is set to meet Tuesday night for one of the final times in 2018, ahead of an important vote on teacher raises. The administration’s goal is to make IPS more competitive with surrounding districts when it comes to teacher pay. Last week, the IPS teachers’ union ratified a contract that would provide three to nine percent raises for educators. This would be largest raise for teachers since 2015. To qualify for the […]

  • More than 140 animals seized from Morgan County home

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. — More than 140 animals were seized from a Morgan County home. Now, their owner is facing animal cruelty and drug dealing chargers. Employees from the Morgan County Humane Society said they found 79 birds, 45 dogs, 12 cats and five fish at the house. The Humane Society was contacted by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, which was originally called out to the home for an overdose. “The dogs outside were living in mud,” said Delaney Foster, […]

  • Kokomo program helping young kids stay on the right track

    KOKOMO, Ind. – A new program in Kokomo is teaching kids as young as four years old work and life skills on a weekly basis. Every Tuesday evening, children head to the Trinity United Methodist Church for “Mini Up.” The sessions are focused on helping kids improve themselves and leaders reward them for their efforts. A simple room upstairs at the church provides a safe haven for the kids. “They don’t have really anywhere else to go so they look […]

  • State teachers union focused on raises for educators during 2019 legislative session

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As lawmakers prepare to return to the Statehouse, there is a focus on what will be done to keep strong teachers in Indiana classrooms. While the state teachers union is pushing for raises in 2019, it is unclear whether the governor will support action on this right away. Governor Eric Holcomb outlined his legislative priorities last week. His list includes increasing K-12 funding, but there is no specific mention of teacher compensation. On Monday morning, the Indiana […]

  • ‘It was awful’: Icy conditions Wednesday morning cause several accidents along Raceway Road

    HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. — The cold temperatures Wednesday morning caused an icy mess along a stretch of road on the Hendricks County-Marion County line. Emergency crews responded to several crashes in the area and said there was about a quarter inch of ice on the street. People who live along Raceway Road, between 10th Street and 136, said they noticed several wrecks this morning. “When my husband left he called and said it was super icy, couldn’t stop,” said Jessice […]

  • IPS superintendent discusses plans for district ahead of his departure

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As the leader of Indianapolis Public Schools prepares to move to Washington D.C. for a new job, the board of commissioners must begin the process of selecting an interim superintendent. On Monday, the mayor of Washington D.C. announced Lewis Ferebee was chosen to lead the school district beginning January 31. Ferebee has been superintendent of IPS since 2013. ” I am very proud that we have significantly advanced opportunities for students, particularly students in poverty,” Ferebee said […]

  • Thousands of police patches sent to Kokomo boy battling cancer

    KOKOMO, Ind. – Officers from around the country have stepped up to make a Kokomo boy’s goal a reality. Departments heard about Jeremiah Derks’ desire to collect police patches as he receives treatment for a rare form of cancer. Since October, Jeremiah has received thousands of those patches, along with regular visits from cops. On Tuesday, Jeremiah went through the largest delivery he has gotten so far. A box was sent all the way from Miami Dade, Florida. Dispatchers and […]

  • FOX59 Investigates: Number of DCS case worker resignations on track to be lower this year than 2017

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Newly released information from the Indiana Department of Child Services reveals the agency may be making some headway when it comes to retaining family case managers. High turnover among case managers has been a concern for years in Indiana. Records obtained by FOX59 show the number of resignations for 2018 are on track to be lower than they were in 2017. Here are how the numbers break down: In 2016, there were 546 family case managers who […]

  • IndyGo testing new electric bus for Red Line as another city struggles with the same model

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Work is underway on the IndyGo Red Line, which is a multi-million dollar project that hopes to bring rapid transit to Indianapolis. On Monday, IndyGo showed off the first of its new electric buses that will make up the fleet for dedicated bus lanes. The 60-foot long bus was delivered in September and IndyGo has been testing it since then. The electric vehicles are expected to travel 275 miles per charge and cost $1.2 million each. Rides […]

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