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
  • PHOTOS | Take an inside look at Indy PopCon 2019

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – PopCon is back in Indianapolis this weekend for the sixth year in a row! The annual convention will run from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 at the Indiana Convention Center. Self-proclaimed geeks, gamers, superfans and families will converge on the event, which celebrates all things pop culture. The convention is filled with celebrities, social media personalities, vendors, artists, experiences and events. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Click here to learn more […]

  • Merritt to march in Indy Pride Parade, but organizers say mayoral candidate ‘not welcome’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Republican State Sen. Jim Merritt, who’s running for Mayor of Indianapolis, plans on marching in Saturday’s Indy Pride Parade and not everyone is happy about it. IN Focus panelist and IMPORTANTVILLE writer Adam Wren first reported on Monday that Merritt would participate in the parade. Merritt confirmed his participation in a statement Tuesday that said he’s spoken with Indy Pride and they’ve agreed that he can walk as a private citizen, but not as a mayoral candidate. […]

  • Arrest made in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – An arrest has been made in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist near Unionville last Monday. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of a 2003 Pontiac Montana Van, Alicia D. Hacker, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a fatality, a level 5 felony. After receiving information from several sources that Hacker’s van had damage to it, deputies were able to locate the vehicle outside Hacker’s […]

  • 1 of 7 people shot at house party near Ball State campus dies from injuries

    MUNCIE, Ind. – One of the seven people shot at a house party near the Ball State University campus over the weekend has died. The Delaware County Coroner’s Office says 17-year-old Daymarr Kennedy was pronounced dead at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital at 11:45 a.m. Monday. Authorities responded to the scene in the 2400 block of Euclid Avenue, just five blocks west of campus, at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle said three people were left in […]

  • Jonas Brothers bringing comeback tour to Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Jonas Brothers are bringing their comeback tour to Indianapolis later this year. The trio will perform at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, Sept. 13, alongside guests Bebe Rexha and Jodan McGraw. The 40-city Happiness Begins Tour was announced Wednesday to coincide with the launch of the pre-order for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album “Happiness Begins.” Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m. local time through […]

  • Whoa baby! 17 respiratory therapists at Riley Hospital give birth within a year

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The folks at Riley Hospital for Children say 2018 was their year of the baby. A total of 17 respiratory therapists delivered babies between January 15, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Although scheduling can be quite the challenge, the new moms say they value the built-in support network. Somehow, 13 of the moms were able to get together with their newborns on Saturday in the Riley Outpatient Center.

  • Bill to strengthen penalties for fertility fraud heads to Indiana governor for approval

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A bill that would strengthen penalties for fertility fraud in Indiana has passed both chambers of congress and is headed to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk. Senate Enrolled Act 174 passed the Senate by a vote of 44 to 1 on Tuesday. The legislation was authored by State Sen. Jack E. Sandlin (R-Indianapolis) to help address fertility fraud issues in the state. If signed by the governor, the bill would create a cause of action for civil fertility […]

  • Second Lady Karen Pence stops by FOX59 to discuss art therapy, supporting military families

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Karen Pence stopped by FOX59 on Thursday to discuss the projects she’s working on as Second Lady. She was in the Hoosier State with her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, who came to discuss the potential impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on businesses and agriculture. Pence said she always enjoys coming back to Indiana. “When the plane lands it’s like you start to relax,” she said. “It’s like you just start to feel like you’re […]

  • Caught on camera: Plainfield garbage man collects trash while dressed as unicorn

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. – It seems the trash collectors in Plainfield are having a great time! First, one garbage man was caught on camera jumping on a miniature trampoline in February. Now, a worker with Ray’s Trash Services has been spotted doing his job while dressed as a unicorn. Scott Carwein caught the man on video while he was collecting trash in the Diamond Cove subdivision. “It was very funny to see for sure!” said Carwein. It’s unclear if it was […]

  • Country star Chris Young will bring tour to Indianapolis area this summer

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Another country music star will make a tour stop in the Indianapolis area this summer. Live Nation announced Monday that singer Chris Young will bring his “Raised on Country Tour” to Noblesville’s Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center on Saturday, July 13. Young will joined by Chris Janson and LOCASH. Tickets to the show go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. The tour kicks off in Alpharetta, Georgia on May 16. […]

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