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  • Richmond PD says aging patrol cars are creating issues for officers

    RICHMOND, Ind. – A central Indiana police department is currently struggling with an aging car fleet while working to expand its force. According to the Richmond Police Department, many of their older vehicles are rusting and regularly need repairs. Some officers have even been left stranded due to mechanical issues with their cars. The department’s maintenance shop is usually busy. The most recent issue happened overnight when an officer’s patrol car had to be towed in. According to the department, the officer […]

  • Central Indiana restaurant owner preparing food for Hurricane Michael survivors in Florida panhandle

    LIZTON, Ind. – A central Indiana restaurant owner is using his cooking skills to help people in his hometown after Hurricane Michael caused widespread destruction in the Florida panhandle. Robert Ecker is usually at his Hendricks County restaurant, but he’s spent the last few days in Bay County, Florida. He’s been focused on cooking for the many people affected by the strong storm. Last week, Ecker and his family started collecting donations. They filled up a trailer with food, a […]

  • Indiana Task Force One members deployed to Florida panhandle ahead of Hurricane Michael

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As people in Florida prepare for Hurricane Michael, members of Indiana’s Task Force One are on their way to the area to help. Some of the members deployed Tuesday morning recently returned from the Carolinas, where they assisted with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts. Eight of the 16 members on their way down south have only been home for a few weeks after carrying out dozens of rescues in North Carolina. “No matter how hard they’ve been beat […]

  • Female student reports being sexually assaulted on Purdue University campus

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Police are now investigating a reported case of sexual battery on the campus of Purdue University. A female student told police she was leaving the Hicks Undergraduate Library at around 8:45 a.m. Thursday when a man reached under her skirt, grabbed her and took pictures. On Friday afternoon, university officials released surveillance photos of the suspect. The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, around 5’9” with blonde hair. He was last seen […]

  • State superintendent says schools that accept vouchers should be accepting of LGBT community

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just weeks after an Indianapolis Catholic school put a counselor on paid leave due to her same-sex marriage, the state superintendent said schools that receive taxpayer money should be inclusive of all students and staff no matter their sexual orientation. “When we still have schools that receive taxpayer dollars that can exclude students, that’s a problem,” said Jennifer McCormick, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. The stance was shared during McCormick’s press conference about the Indiana Department of […]

  • Indianapolis woman reflects on Las Vegas shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – One year ago, 58 people lost their lives after a shooting that targeted concertgoers in Las Vegas. An Indianapolis woman was among those in attendance. The trauma from that experience is something that sticks with her. But, on the first anniversary of the tragedy, she said she is determined to find strength. Angela Goffinet wears bracelets on her wrist that remind her of October 1, 2017. A trip out to Las Vegas with two longtime friends ended […]

  • IPS ‘future centers’ help students plan ahead on National College Application Day

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – High school seniors got the chance to apply to colleges for free Friday. The special offer was part of National College Application Day. For many IPS students, this meant a way to expand their horizons and plan ahead for life after graduation. New future centers opened up at the four Indianapolis Public Schools high schools this fall. The centers are focused on guiding students through the application process. We talked to students who used the special day […]

  • IPS helping teachers, students focus on social-emotional learning

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Teachers at some Indianapolis Public Schools are bringing new skills to the classroom to assist students who may face trauma at home. The district calls this approach social-emotional learning and it’s all about allowing kids to soothe their emotions so they can focus, instead of acting out. About two dozen schools were part of the first cohort to implement social-emotional learning strategies. Teams from each school participated in training from the Brain Institute. Francis W. Parker School […]

  • Documents and photos recently released reveal trauma Harlan Haines suffered before death

    ANDERSON, Ind. – New documents obtained by FOX59 Investigates detail the pain a Madison County toddler endured before he was murdered. Harlan Haines died at the age of 1 earlier this year. His mother, Jennifer Harris, and her boyfriend, Dylan Tate, now both face charges in connection to the child’s death. Earlier this year, FOX59 learned Haines was on the radar of child welfare workers since December 2017. Photos released by the Indiana Department of Child Services and the Madison […]

  • Murdered Anderson toddler was found alone at restaurant two months before death

    ANDERSON, Ind. – We are learning more about what happened in the months leading up to an Anderson toddler’s murder. The child at the center of the case, Paisley Hudson, was found wandering around by herself at night just two months before her death. Hudson’s mom was living with her kids and boyfriend at the Red Roof Inn in Anderson. On night in May, staff at the restaurant found Hudson inside the business by herself. The restaurant is two parking […]