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  • Family, IMPD search for driver in fatal hit and run

    INDIANAPOLIS – A family is grieving after their only child is killed in a hit-and-run. Jack Bussa, 15, was hit and killed early Sunday morning while walking with friends on along Meridian St. near Stop 11. Wilson St. Pierre funeral director Paul Burton is helping the Bussa family plan Jack’s funeral. He spoke exclusively to FOX59 on behalf of the family. “It’s going to be a difficult time for them, especially over the next few days. It’s obvious that they […]

  • Indianapolis VA hospital: “Our staff, our team is veteran-focused”

    INDIANAPOLIS – In the wake of a national scandal that revealed long wait times for veterans, the Roudebush VA Medial Center is one of six in the region flagged for further review. On Friday, the center opened its doors to FOX59 to prove they’ve got nothing to hide. “It’s not all the hospitals. It’s not all the doctors. I’ve had nothing but good care,” said veteran Rick Stewart Retired Army Colonel Rick Stewart is sticking up for the doctors and […]

  • Indiana gets a taste of Hollywood with ‘Reparation’

    Putnam County welcomes film crew for ‘Reparation’

    ROACHDALE – Hollywood has come to central Indiana! The crew started filming “Reparation” in Putnam County earlier this month. “Reparation” is about an Indiana farmer whose forgotten past as an Air Force cop comes back to haunt him. The original story was written by a DePauw University professor. “The main reason we came here to Putnam County and Indiana is the landscape, for us it is such a character in the film,” said Kyle Ham, a DePauw University alum. Ham […]

  • Indy Fuel unveils mascot, wants fan input for name

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indy Fuel is bringing professional hockey back to Indianapolis and will play games on the ice in the newly renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum. Indianapolis’ newest professional team is getting everything ready for their debut in October. Indy Fuel will host 36 home games at the Coliseum. “There sure is a lot to do with starting a team ground up,” said Sean Hallett. About two dozen seats from the original Coliseum are still in the venue. Indy Fuel added a new […]

  • Family of 4-year-old killed in car accident speaks to FOX59

    INDIANAPOLIS – All seven people involved in a car crash on I-69 were hurt Tuesday after police say one of the driver’s stopped in the middle of the interstate. Tavionna Ford, 4, was killed in the crash. “We are going to miss her severely. She is the light of the family. She was a happy little girl,” said family member Mike Williams. Mike Williams’ talked about 4-year-old Tavionna Ford to FOX59. Ford was riding in the back seat of a […]

  • ROC used to monitor severe weather, social media on Tuesday

    INDIANAPOLIS – A building riddled with safety problems for months was back in action during Tuesday’s storms. During the severe weather Tuesday afternoon, Indianapolis public safety officials monitored the storms at the Regional Operations Center (ROC) on the city’s east side. The ROC was re-opened last month after being closed for nine months because of safety concerns. “Decisions are going to be made in this room,” said Troy Riggs, Director of Public Safety. Riggs said his team used real-time data from emergency responders, […]

  • Homeowner fined after cleaning mess, says process is too vague

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 24, 2014)– One Indianapolis homeowner says he is heading to court to prove a point after he claims he cleaned up a mess and was still fined! AJ Yencha, who has owned a home on Carrollton Avenue for the last five years, says the compliance process from the Marion County Public Health Department is too vague. In mid-March, Yencha received a notice from the Marion County Health Department.  A code inspector cited “scattered rubbish and wood on […]

  • Officer Milburn gets special recognition as community continues to honor him

    INDIANAPOLIS – An IMPD officer who took a bullet in the vest was honored by Colts’ Quarterback Andrew Luck and the community. Officer Greg Milburn returned to work Monday after being shot while on duty May 30th. Colts’ Quarterback Andrew Luck thanked IMPD officers for their service and gave Officer Milburn signed football. “The Colts happened to be at role call that day and Andrew Luck gave him a football and thanked him for what he had done. It was […]

  • Experts say Redskins could lose millions of dollars in royalties in patent loss

    The most controversial team in the NFL will be in Indianapolis to play the Colts this year. In a landmark decision, the US patent office cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark registration saying “they were disparaging to Native Americans at the times they were registered.” Native American groups have been fighting the Redskins name for decades. When the Colts play the Redskins this fall, the Washington team can still use the Redskins name, but the trademark decisions would make it nearly […]

  • Single teen mothers talk about stopping Indy violence

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Public Safety tells FOX59 that there is a direct connection between single parent households and violent crime in Indianapolis. Troy Riggs, director of the Department of Public Safety, said that most of either the 77 homicide victims and suspects in Indianapolis this year come from households led by single mothers. Monday evening DPS and the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana hosted a “Community Conversation” with teen moms to gain input on stopping the violence. “I […]

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