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
  • 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. […]

  • Plainfield family’s surveillance camera captures funny moment with garbage man, trampoline

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. – A funny moment involving a garbage man and a miniature trampoline was caught on camera in Plainfield on Tuesday. Kymberly VanWaes Light says she and her husband put the old, pink trampoline on the curb to be picked up by Ray’s Trash Service. When Kymberly’s husband went to bring their trash cans back up to their house, he noticed a few holes in the front yard. So, the husband and wife checked their surveillance cameras and were […]

  • Proposal to hire homeless to help clean Indy moves on to full council

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A proposal to hire homeless people to help clean the city of Indianapolis is one step closer to reality. The city’s Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee unanimously approved Proposal 88 Wednesday evening. The proposal would appropriate $300,000 from the 2019 Budget of the Office of Public Health and Safety to “contract with service providers to hire homeless neighbors to assist in cleaning, beautification and litter abatement.” The proposal would also support entities providing wrap-around support services, […]

  • 44,000 children’s Barbie vehicles recalled over injury hazard

    EAST AURORA, N.Y. – Thousands of battery-operated Barbie vehicles are being recalled because of an injury hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday that Fisher-Price is recalling about 44,000 children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers because the toys can continue to run after the foot pedals are released. The recalled ride-on vehicles are hot pink with blue accents and have the Barbie logo printed on the back. They have a grey foot pedal and a model number of […]

  • Customers at southwest side Burger King may have been exposed to hepatitis A

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Customers at a southwest side Burger King may have been exposed to hepatitis A, according to the Marion County Public Health Department. The restaurant in question is located at 3311 S. Kentucky Ave. near the Mann Rd. intersection. The health department is urging anyone who ate there between Jan. 21 and Jan. 24 to get a hepatitis A vaccine by Monday, Feb. 4. Hepatitis A vaccines given within two weeks of exposure to the virus can prevent […]

  • PHOTOS | Take a look at the 2019 Indianapolis Home Show

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s not too late to attend this year’s Indianapolis Home Show. The event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds runs through Sunday, January, 27. The show features more than 900 home-focused experts offering decorating, landscaping, construction and remodeling ideas, along with thousands of products for visitors to gather and compare. Although the folks from HGTV’s “Good Bones” already made an appearance last week, “Trading Spaces” designer Vern Yip is still set to speak on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, […]

  • Terre Haute couple charged after toddler’s tongue is split, possibly with scissors

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – A Terre Haute couple is facing charges after police say a toddler’s tongue was split down the middle, possibly with scissors. The Terre Haute Police Department began investigating the child abuse case last Wednesday, when an officer was called to Union Hospital. That’s where the 14-month-old victim was taken, suffering from a split tongue, a swollen scrotum and severe bruises all over his body, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by WTHI. When the officer […]

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