Melissa Crash is happy to be back home reporting in the Circle City! Melissa is from the northeast side of Indianapolis in Lawrence. She began her career at FOX59/CBS4 in October of 2018. 

Prior to joining the FOX59/CBS4 news team, Melissa held several roles as the Morning Anchor, Reporter and Producer in Terre Haute. While in Terre Haute Melissa was nominated for two Emmy awards and an Associated Press award. 

Melissa graduated from Indiana State University. Go Sycamores!

If Melissa is not at work you can find her trying new food spots around town or hanging out with her husband and her 100 pound dog, who thinks he’s a lap dog.

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E-mail: Mcrash@Fox59.com
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Recent Articles
  • Retired IMPD Captain teaches 6th graders academics and life lessons on the east side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From IMPD to IPS, a former metro police Captain has turned in his badge and is now teaching in the same east side neighborhood he used to patrol. Michael Elder has transitioned from the force to the classroom, now teaching 11 and 12-year-olds math, science, social studies and English. Reading to a classroom full of 6th graders is a new responsibility for Elder. Before preteens, he led both new and veteran officers. “I think they’re connected; I […]

  • Flat 50 shares safety message while attracting hundreds of cyclists to Hancock County

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – A major event is attracting hundreds of cyclists to Hancock County. It’s also highlighting what can be done to keep bicyclists safe while on the road. The Hancock Flat 50 organizers have a very specific message. Their hope is that you think twice the next time you see a biker on the road. “We need to be doing our part, we need to be following all of the safety rules and laws,” said Laura Baker, a […]

  • Department of Education releases bullying, safety staffing and arrests report

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Last year, there were 5,257 bullying reports at Indiana schools, according to the Indiana Department of Education. What’s raising questions is the percentage of schools reporting zero incidents of bullying. “Schools have different reporting codes. You may have a situation in the classroom that could be bullying, or it could be classroom disruption. It kind of depends on how that educator reports that,” said Adam Baker, the Press Secretary of the Department of Education. Out of all […]

  • Unborn twin dies after Anderson shooting; mother remains on life support

    ANDERSON, Ind.– Police say one of the unborn twins belonging to an Anderson woman who is on life support after a shooting has passed away. Anderson police say the unborn male child was 21 weeks along. The man accused of shooting, Skye’lar White, is in jail on an attempted murder charge and may face additional charges as a result of the unborn child’s death. Alexis Wasson, 29, was shot in the back of the head last week on Friday morning. […]

  • IPS begins implementing $52 million in security upgrades district wide

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Day one is in the books for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and safety remains a top priority. With 30,000 children in the district, new measures are being taken now to update security. In November, voters approved the $52 million capital referendum that would implement updates to safety and security measures. Work has already begun to ensure IPS students are safe. “It’ll save students,” said Scott Martin, the Deputy Superintendent of Operations for IPS. So exactly where is […]

  • Thieves target Frye Electric in Avon multiple times, costing the company thousands

    AVON, Ind. – Frye Electric in Avon says multiple suspects have targeted their business more than once and it’s costing the company thousands of dollars. On surveillance video, the company captured two suspects stealing copper wire, tools and damaging their trucks. The incidents happened on May 24 and July 28. The two men showed up to the business around midnight. Frye Electric says unfortunately this is not the first time, but the owner, Hal Frye says he’s determined for it […]

  • Frankfort police, community help officer battling ALS get to retirement

    FRANKFORT, Ind. – The community of Frankfort is rallying around an officer diagnosed with a life-altering disease. We introduced you to officer Robert Bales in March, one month after he learned he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Since then, his fellow officers were able to help him focus on his health by getting him to his retirement date while being away from work. On Tuesday, the Frankfort Police Department hosted a retirement party for officer Bales. “This is […]

  • Rachael’s First Week educates teens, college students on when to call 911: ‘They can actually save a life’

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – Students will soon head off to college, many for the first time. There will be new experiences which come with danger. A program called Rachael’s First Week is working to highlight those and teach young people to be cautious while still having a life-changing experience in college. Rachael Fiege was an athlete, a volunteer, a friend and a daughter.  Six years ago, she was moving into her dorm at Indiana University. She was eager to get started. Unfortunately, she […]

  • Indiana mom warns of swimming dangers after son’s near-drowning: ‘This was 100% preventable’

    TIPTON, Ind. – On July 23, Maribeth Leeson posted a harrowing story on her Facebook page that has since been shared across the country. Her post began, “My son drowned 3 days ago. His limp, gray, lifeless body was pulled from the pool and it was every mother’s worst nightmare.” Leeson had stepped away from a swimming pool and in just a few moments, her 5-year-old son Adam was underwater and lifeless. “I should have let him not stay in […]

  • City of Noblesville adds parking enforcement vehicle to fleet: ‘We can cover a lot more ground’

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – There’s a new tool to enforce parking in downtown Noblesville. The goal is to bring more business to the square, but store owners believe it may do the opposite. The City recently added a new parking enforcement vehicle to its fleet. This vehicle is equipped with new technology and a license plate reader (LPR) camera that scans vehicle license plates. The old method of parking enforcement used a scooter and chalking tires. “Parking is just a natural […]

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