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  • 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 […]

  • Teachers seek answers after IEA president is accused of mishandling more than $100K

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis teachers are eager to get answers after their union president was accused of mishandling more than $100,000, including money from member dues. On Wednesday, teachers had the chance to talk to state and the local union officials face to face in the wake of the allegations. There were two opportunities for discussions throughout the afternoon at two separate locations. This comes days after the now former president of the Indianapolis Education Association faced allegations that she […]

  • New study reveals many Indiana foster kids struggle as they age out of system

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A study released Tuesday sheds light on the struggles Indiana’s foster children face as they get older. The numbers reveal the impact moving around throughout the formative years can have on foster youth’s long-term success and the additional support that may be required for them. The comprehensive data delves into the experiences of teens who are close to aging out of the child welfare system. According to the findings, individuals who spend years in foster care tend […]

  • Indianapolis woman who uses medical device struggles after power is shut off

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A woman with health issues had her power shut off and now she is unable to run the medical device that helps her breathe each night. Nancy McEwen said she was given an extension to pay her electricity bill but she was unable to come up with the money in time to meet the later deadline. Her power was turned off last Wednesday. “While we’re in here, we are in blankets and stuff like that,” McEwen said. […]