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  • Accused drunk driver blames Muncie roads, not ‘Fireball chugging’ for crash into home

    MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie man allegedly “chugging Fireball (whiskey)” when his speeding Jeep slammed into a house and injured multiple people, blamed the entire incident on the city’s poor road quality, according to police and court documents. Michael Wayne Foster, 28, is facing nine charges – four felonies and five misdemeanors – stemming from the crash on Tuesday night near the intersection of 18th and South Beacon streets in Muncie. Those charges include operating while intoxicated, public intoxication, leaving […]

  • IMPD command officer demoted after defending convicted rapist

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A former top IMPD command officer has been demoted after writing a letter to a judge in support of a lenient sentence for a friend who was convicted of rape. Michael Jefferson has been stripped of his rank of major and is now a lieutenant, officials indicated. He has also been reassigned and is no longer overseeing IMPD’s Community Engagement Office. “I know him to be honest, hardworking, dependable and a great father,” Jefferson wrote in a […]

  • Suffering from Medical Debt? Help may be in your mailbox from FOX59

    Millions of Americans face crushing medical debt every day. It’s the leading cause of bankruptcy in the country — and nearly one in four Hoosiers in Central Indiana currently faces the heartache and stress of medical debt now in collections. FOX59 News has been digging into this important story for months, meeting with families all over Central Indiana facing the burden of medical debt, and uncovering the complicated system under which medical debt can be sold to collection agencies. The […]

  • Holcomb says he was ‘mischaracterized’ on teacher pay hike

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’s been “mischaracterized” when it comes to his plans for increasing teacher pay in the near future. But the Republican is not offering a clear picture of when — or by how much — he wants to see their pay go up. The issue roiled Legislatures in Kentucky, West Virginia and other states over the last year. Republicans controlling the Indiana Statehouse want to prevent the unrest from spreading here. Holcomb said […]

  • Zionsville West locked down after container of ammunition discovered on campus

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – The discovery of a small plastic container with eight to ten unspent rounds of .45 caliber ammunition inside prompted a morning lockdown at Zionsville West Middle School on Thursday, school officials said. The ammunition container was found in the snow along a parking lot adjacent to the school around 8 a.m., as about 1,100 students and faculty were arriving to start their day. Superintendent Scott Robison said the unusual discovery was made during a routine security check […]

  • 2018 Fantasy Football: Week 14 Thursday night start ’em or sit ’em

    By Joe Hopkins I hope you enjoy defense because tonight’s showdown between the Jaguars and Titans will likely be a low-scoring affair. Both Jacksonville and Tennessee rank in the bottom five in points scored, while their defenses have surrendered the fifth and sixth-fewest points, respectively. Though the Jaguars have been all but eliminated from the playoffs, they would certainly relish playing the spoilers for the Titans, who find themselves one games back from a wild card spot. Each week I […]

  • Girl booted from bus for bullying; father makes her walk 5 miles to school

    SWANTON, Ohio — An Ohio father’s message about bullying has gone viral. Matt Cox’s daughter was suspended from riding the school bus Friday because of bullying, WEWS reports. Cox said his daughter told him that he had to drive her to school the next week, but he decided to teach her lesson instead. “I realized she viewed the privilege of riding the bus and or car rides to and from school as a right and not a privilege,” Cox said. […]

  • Teacher who told kids Santa wasn’t real won’t return to school

    MONTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — School officials say a substitute teacher who told first-grade students in New Jersey that Santa Claus isn’t real will not be returning to the school. NJ.com reports that Montville Schools Superintendent Rene Rovtar confirmed the teacher will no longer work in the district after the incident at Cedar Hill School. Rovtar declined further comment, saying the issue is a personnel matter. Officials say the teacher debunked other holiday characters, including the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy […]

  • You can send cards to help this WWII vet’s birthday wish come true

    HIGHLAND, Calif. — A woman is trying to make her father’s birthday extra special this year. She’s asking for people to send her dad birthday cards. Duane Sherman is turning 96 on Dec. 30, and his daughter wants it to be one he won’t forget. Sue Morse took to Facebook and asked anyone out there listening to send her dad a birthday card. Sherman is a WWII Navy veteran from California who earned a purple heart for a mission he […]

  • Escaped goats gone wild in Cumberland neighborhood

    CUMBERLAND, Indiana — It took police several hours to round up three escaped goats from a Cumberland farm during the weekend, officials said. The goats managed to get loose Sunday from a pasture on the Hancock County side of Cumberland because an unsecured gate, according to one of the officers who ended up in hot pursuit of the animals after they wandered into in the nearby Valley Brook area of Cumberland. “It was crazy,” Officer Brent Brown told FOX59.com in […]