Kyle Hicks is a native Hoosier who joined FOX59 and CBS4 as a digital producer in 2016. He graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a degree in telecommunications in 2015. He previously wrote for Evansville’s WFIE, near his hometown of Newburgh. Kyle enjoys covering a variety of topics, but he especially enjoys writing about exceptional Hoosiers who positively contribute to the central Indiana community. If you would like to submit a story idea to Kyle, you’re welcome to email him at or contact him on Twitter with the handle @KyleHicksNews.

Recent Articles
  • Indiana photographer defends ‘A Christmas Story’-themed photo with baby posing with BB gun replica

    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – A central Indiana photographer is defending a photo based on the popular film “A Christmas Story” after some suggested it was inappropriate. In the photo, a newborn dressed up as the main character Ralphie is seen holding a replica of the BB gun that plays a pivotal role in the holiday film set in a fictional Hoosier town called Hohman. Amy Haehl from Shelbyville’s Coffee Creek Studio said she has wanted to create a photo based on the […]

  • Pacers star Victor Oladipo steps into the music world, sets release date for debut album

    Victor Oladipo is proving to be a Renaissance man. Along with leading the Pacers, the Indiana University graduate is stepping into the music world with his debut album “V.O.” The R&B/Soul record is set to drop on all streaming platforms on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The album is available for pre-order here. It included features from artists like Trey Songz, Tory Lanez and PnB Rock. The leading single from the album, “Connected,” was released two weeks ago. As if basketball and music […]

  • Taxman Brewing Company to transform historic building into gastropub, beer garden in downtown Indy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A historic building near Bankers Life Fieldhouse is getting new life. CityWay, a development on the southeast section of downtown Indianapolis, announced Thursday that Taxman Brewing Company will turn a horse stable from the late 19th century into a gastropub and beer garden. Nathan Huelsebusch, Taxman’s president and co-owner, said they plan to preserve as much of the existing building as possible, including the exposed bricks and original wood rafters. Taxman CityWay will also feature a 3,000 […]

  • Grooms surprise wedding guests with epic first dance that Patrick Swayze would be proud of

    A New York couple’s first dance is going viral and putting newlyweds around the country to shame. Noah Aberlin and PJ Simmons told ABC News that they surprised their guests with their incredible routine during their wedding on Oct. 7. The couple busted epic moves to the tune of songs like “Conga” by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from “Dirty Dancing.” In their grand finale, Noah and PJ recreated the lift […]

  • Pacers star Victor Oladipo shows up to Halloween game in Black Panther costume

    NEW YORK – Victor Oladipo brought a little to Wakanda to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. In honor of Halloween, the Pacers star showed up to the game against the New York Knicks in a spectacular Black Panther costume. Black Panther (aka @VicOladipo) arrives to the Garden for Halloween game night. #WakandaForever — Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 31, 2018 However, this isn’t the first time the NBA standout dressed up as the superhero. Chadwick Boseman, the actor who portrays […]

  • Ariana Grande to bring her Sweetener World Tour to Indianapolis in 2019

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ariana Grande will add a little “Sweetener” to Bankers Life Fieldhouse next year. The “God is a Woman” singer announced Thursday that she’ll bring her next world tour to the Indianapolis venue on April 12, 2019. The tour will promote the pop star’s latest album “Sweetener,” her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Tickets for the show will go on sale Nov. 5 and a pre-sale for American Express Card Members will run from […]

  • Pacers star Victor Oladipo endorses Joe Donnelly in Indiana’s U.S. Senate race

    HAMMOND, Ind. – Victor Oladipo announced his endorsement for Joe Donnelly in Indiana’s U.S. Senate race Friday evening. The Indiana Pacers star made the announcement during a surprise appearance at a rally in Hammond, alongside the Democratic senator and former Vice President Joe Biden. Although Oladipo is from Maryland, he said during his speech that he considers everyone in the Hoosier State his “adopted family,” because they believed in him when no one else did. Before playing with the Pacers, […]

  • Lawsuit against IDHS claims assistant fire marshal was fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Hoosier State’s former assistant fire marshal has filed a lawsuit against the State of Indiana and its department of homeland security, claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting sexual discrimination and harassment last year. In January 2017, Robert Johnson claims he was approached by several female employees who informed him that they were being sexually harassed by their supervisor, but the women didn’t want to report it to Fire Marshal Jim Greeson, because he was […]

  • UPDATE: Coroner says body found identified as missing Indianapolis man

    UPDATE:  On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, the Marion County Coroner’s Office said a body found has been positively identified as 30-year-old Andrew Farr. The cause and manner of his death are pending. ORIGINAL STORY:  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The family of an Indianapolis man who went missing last week is asking the community to help find him. Family members say Andrew Farr, 30, was last seen at a downtown gas station on East Street at about 4:02 p.m. Thursday and he […]

  • WATCH: Roncalli counselor placed on leave because of same-sex marriage shares story on ‘Ellen’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Roncalli High School guidance counselor who was placed on administrative leave because of her same-sex marriage shared her story on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday. During her interview, Shelly Fitzgerald told the talk show host that the principal of the school became aware that she was married to a woman when someone sent in her marriage certificate. She was then called in to meet with him and the school’s president. Fitzgerald said school officials gave her […]