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  • ‘Dear daddy, I miss you a lot’: Southwest Airlines employee looking for owner of lost note written in 2007

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A Southwest Airlines employee who recently stumbled across a more than a decade-old, lost note is hoping to find its owner. On Friday evening, Brooke Miller said she found a yellow Post-it note sitting on the floor near the Southwest Airlines kiosks at the Indianapolis International Airport. The note reads, “Dear Daddy, I miss you a lot. But I know I will see you on Wednesday. I love you.” The hand-written note from “Claire” to her dad […]

  • Check out these affordable back to school apps and gadgets for students!

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind– Today, three more school districts in the area are headed back to school. With that, comes plenty of new apps and gadgets to help students start their school year off right. Check out digital reporter, Olivia McClellan’s “Top Three Back to School Gadgets” of 2018! myHomework Student Planner Price: FREE on the App Store, Google play -This app syncs across devices so students can easily access their classes and assignments -Track assignments, projects, tests and classes -Receive due […]

  • 4-year-old old farmer in Russiaville sells produce to pay for college

    RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. — From police officer to farmer, a 4-year-old boy in Russiaville is truly a jack of all trades. Earlier this summer, Leo Massey was sworn in by the Tipton Police Department as an ‘honorary police officer for the day.’ Though he still thinks of himself as a police officer, he is now running his own produce stand. “He’s just the hardest working kid I’ve ever known in my entire life,” said Leo’s mother, Meg Massey. “He is always working […]

  • Elderly in Indy can now cruise across town thanks to new nonprofit

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new organization is giving the elderly in Indianapolis the chance to get back on a bicycle. Cycling Without Age of Greater Indianapolis debuted in the Circle City on Monday, and provides free recreational cycling rides on a trishaw bike, with trained pilots. After stumbling across the movement last year on Facebook, a group of friends went to work to bring the initiative to Indy. “Our service is not just for the elderly,” said Deborah Gardner, the president […]

  • Girl Scouts hosts inaugural ‘S’mores on the Circle’ fundraising event

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — One of many “tastes of summer” was served up Friday on Monument Circle! Girl Scouts of Central Indiana hosted its inaugural S’mores on the Circle featuring seven chefs who created gourmet s’mores. The s’mores were sold for $5, with proceeds supporting the Girl Scouts. “Girls join Girl Scouts for $25 and one of that money stays locally,” said Danielle Shockley, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. “What we do to serve girls comes from any fundraising we […]

  • Young men receive free back to school haircuts at historic Indy barbershop

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A local barbershop is making sure kids are able to look their best before heading back to school. This month, nearly 35 Kids from the MLK Center are receiving free haircuts thanks to the help of Cheatham & Moore Barbershop and the Harrison Center. As part of an ongoing collaboration, the two businesses are providing vouchers for free “back to school” haircuts at the historic barbershop. “We’ve been making sure that kids have the best look to […]

  • St. Vincent staff provides Zionsville teachers with life-saving skills ahead of first day of school

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — As students get ready for their first day of school, teachers at Zionsville Community Schools are learning how to save lives. Experts from Saint Vincent’s Level I Trauma Center teamed up with the Zionsville Fire Department to provide life-saving training to staff members of the Zionsville Community Schools system. Over the past two days, more than one-hundred members of the school district were provided with hands-on training as part of the nationwide ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign ahead of […]

  • There are 357 cats at Muncie Animal Care in need of homes: Here’s how you can help

    MUNCIE, Ind. — If you’ve been in the market to adopt a cat, now’s a great time. With hundreds of cats and kittens, Muncie Animal Care and Services is reaching capacity. “We have 357 cats right now.  Seventy-nine of those are in foster and the rest are here in the building.” Lindsey Whitesel, the feline manager with Muncie Animal Care and Services, said there are very few open cages at the shelter. “There are very few– very, very few,” said […]

  • Community Health East to debut locally sourced bistro next week

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A new, locally sourced dining experience is coming to Community Hospital East for patients, employees and visitors. The new dining facility, Bistro East, is part of a $175 million renovation project by Community Health Network to rebuild Community Hospital East. Community Hospital East has served the community for over 60 years and is the flagship hospital for the network. “We’re really excited here because we feel a true commitment to the east side,” said Suzanne Koehler, the […]

  • PHOTOS: Gen Con 2018 kicks off at Indiana Convention Center

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Thousands rushed into the Indiana Convention Center on Thursday when the doors opened for Gen Con 2018. The 51st annual four-day event kicked off at 10 a.m. in downtown Indy. Gen Con is the original, largest-running gaming convention in the world and started in Indianapolis in 2003. FOX59 was at Thursday’s opening day to capture the fun. Check out the gallery below!