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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
  • Rescuers coax cat down Huntington County spillway, catch it before it hits freezing water

    HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. – Two members of the Army Corps of Engineers rescued a cat that found itself stranded on an Indiana spillway on Wednesday. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Office says it’s unknown how the feline got there, because there’s no way to access the area, but it’s possible it had fallen off of State Road 5 or was thrown off. “The cat was clearly in distress and retreated to the very top of the spillway area and lodged itself […]

  • Natural gas leak determined to be cause of Carmel High School explosion that hurt 2

    CARMEL, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has determined that a natural gas leak was the cause of an explosion at Carmel High School on Wednesday. IDHS said Thursday that it appears the gas was ignited when a maintenance worker and contractor were doing routine services on two boilers on the school’s second floor. Officials don’t believe there was any boiler malfunction. IDHS assisted @CarmelFireDept today. At this point, it appears there was no boiler malfunction. Two boilers […]

  • Just in time for Christmas, Military mom surprises daughter in Carmel classroom

    CARMEL, Ind. – A touching reunion was caught on camera in Carmel on Friday. A mother who had been on active duty in the Navy surprised her daughter at Orchard Park Elementary School just in time for Christmas. The little girl named Renee can be heard yelling “Mommy!” when she spots her mom, Mallory, enter her kindergarten classroom. Carmel Clay Schools says the two hadn’t seen each other since August of this year. It sounds like the family has some […]

  • Suspect’s mother made initial 911 call that alerted police to Richmond school shooting

    RICHMOND, Ind. – Indiana State Police have revealed that the mother of the Richmond school shooting suspect made the initial 911 call that alerted authorities of the imminent danger Thursday. When officers responded to Dennis Intermediate School, police say they confronted the 14-year-old shooter before he ran inside and they started exchanging gunfire. The teen ended up dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting out the glass of a locked door, according to police. No other students were hurt […]

  • Remains of Indy soldier killed in WWII identified 74 years after being killed in action

    HÜRTGENWALD, Germany – The remains of an Indianapolis soldier killed in World War II have been identified 74 years after his death. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that Army Pfc. Marvin E. Dickson has officially been accounted for. DPAA says Dickson was 19 when he was killed in the Hürtgen Forest in Germany. He was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. According to the DPAA, Dickson was killed and three other […]

  • VIDEO: Porch pirate in Danville turns out to be pooch

    DAVILLE, Ind. – Porch pirates are a serious problem, especially during the holidays, but the package thieves may not always be human. A homeowner in Danville caught a culprit red handed, or actually pawed, last Friday. Footage from a Ring surveillance camera shows a young dog going up to the front door, picking up a package in her mouth and just walking off with it. The person who posted the video says the pooch belongs to their neighbor.

  • Cathedral basketball player with epilepsy taunted by Center Grove student at game

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A Cathedral High School basketball player who suffers with epileptic seizures was seemingly mocked at a game against Center Grove on Friday. In a video that is gaining traction online, a Center Grove student from the opposing school is seen flopping on the ground as if he’s having a seizure while Cathedral’s James Franklin Jr. was at the free-throw line. The Cathedral senior posted the video in a tweet after the game, saying “He thought it was […]

  • Second Roncalli counselor files charge against school, claiming discrimination based on her sexual orientation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A second counselor at Roncalli High School has filed a discrimination charge against the Catholic school and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, claiming she was discriminated against based on her sexual orientation. Lynn Starkey, who has served as a counselor at the school for the past 21 years, filed the charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday. According to a press release, Starkey is a gay woman who has been in a civil union with her […]

  • Chick-fil-A now offering nationwide delivery service

    ATLANTA – You no longer need to leave your home to enjoy Chick-fil-A. The restaurant is offering a delivery service from more than 1,100 of its locations starting Tuesday. The offer is part of a partnership with DoorDash, a company that connects customers with local and national restaurants in cities across the United States and Canada. As if getting Chick-fil-A delivered to your home wasn’t good enough, the restaurant is giving away up to 200,000 chicken sandwiches to customers who […]

  • 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 […]