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  • 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. […]

  • IPS begins negotiations for teacher raises after voters approve extra funding

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Negotiations to give Indianapolis Public Schools teachers a raise are underway just one day after voters approved hundreds of millions of dollars in extra funding for the district. People who live within IPS boundaries made their support for the school system clear at the polls. The two school referendums passed with more than 70 percent of those who cast their ballots voting yes. “This is a win for the children of Indianapolis Public Schools,” said Superintendent Lewis […]

  • Boy Scout with special needs helps community

    FISHERS, Ind. – A Boy Scout with special needs is overcoming challenges in order to help the Fishers community. The teenager decided to take action after a shelter was vandalized at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. His commitment and determination were on display Saturday. AJ Valerio, 16, took on the project about three months ago. He’s working on becoming an Eagle Scout and wanted to do something that could help people in central Indiana.  He learned of a shelter at the […]

  • Johnson County officials say they’re surprised by high early voting turnout

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – Early voting numbers in Johnson County are already more than double what they were in 2014, according to election officials. The significant number of early voters have led the county to make adjustments to equipment and staffing. “It’s been overwhelming,” said Susie Misiniec, Johnson County clerk. Early voting began on Oct. 10. Misiniec said they have had a crowd each day since. One man said he made a second attempt at voting early after walking away […]

  • Kokomo boy fighting cancer requesting police patches from departments around the country

    KOKOMO, Ind. – A Kokomo boy currently battling a rare form of cancer hopes to collect hundreds of police patches. Jeremiah Derks, 12, was diagnosed with cancer in July. He is currently going through chemotherapy and just had surgery this month. He has become a very big fan of law enforcement during this challenging time. First, Howard County sheriff’s deputies visited him and even made him an honorary deputy. Then, a Kokomo police officer stopped by Jeremiah’s home and delivered a […]

  • Prescription drug abuse prevention program expanding to more Hoosier schools

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – As the opioid crisis continues, state leaders are stepping up efforts to inform teens about the dangers of addiction. Community partners announced Monday the expansion of a prescription drug abuse prevention program to schools in 19 counties. “Prescription Drug Safety” is a digital course that guides teens through the science of addiction, understanding prescriptions and how to intervene if someone they know is at risk of abusing a prescription. The program was launched last fall and has […]

  • Curtis Hill investigation puts focus on sexual misconduct cases and how they’re handled

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A special prosecutor announced Tuesday there will be no charges filed against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill after allegations of misconduct. The investigation began after four women came forward and said Hill inappropriately touched them at a bar in March. The attention on the investigation has put the spotlight on sexual misconduct cases and their consequences. FOX59 took a deeper look into how these charging decisions are made. “It would be foolish to think someone making a charging […]

  • 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 […]

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