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  • State Senate bill seeks to ban sex offenders from babysitting in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A bill on the move at the Indiana Statehouse would close a perceived loophole in state law by prohibiting sexually violent predators and offenders against children from working as childcare providers or babysitters. Several parents discussing the bill were surprised to learn the ban wasn’t already part of Indiana law. “I don’t understand why this wouldn’t be a law that’s already in effect,” said Kara Frazier, a mother of a preschooler. “I would think that if someone […]

  • ‘I thought I was going to die’: Indy man describes road rage shooting

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis man says he’s thankful to be alive after being shot at a gas station on the city’s northwest side Sunday night. “Yeah, I thought I was going to die last night,” he said. “I thought it was over for me last night as soon as he started shooting.” The man, who does not want to be identified, says he was driving to work in the area of 52nd Street and Lafayette Road around 10 p.m. […]

  • FOX59 Exclusive: Scathing report finds Johnson County software vendor violated state election laws

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind – A preliminary report investigating computer problems at voting centers across Johnson and other counties resulted from poor preparation and resulted in Indiana election laws being violated. The report was prepared for the Indiana Secretary of State by Ball State’s Voting System Technical Oversight Program, or VSTOP. The 20-page report examines, in great detail, all the things that went wrong on election day, resulting in thousands of Johnson County voters waiting in line for hours on November […]

  • August crash leads to traffic safety changes near Hauser Jr.-Sr. High School

    HOPE, Ind.– A late-August crash that injured four students across the street from Hauser Jr.-Sr. High School in Bartholomew County has prompted several changes intended to increase traffic safety near the school. Since Thursday, the speed limit along State Road 9 near the school has been reduced from 45 miles per hour to 35 mph. The speed limit will be enforced outside morning and afternoon hours when a 30 mph school zone speed limit is in effect. Several new flashing […]

  • Morgan County vandals target portable toilets again

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ind.– Morgan County Parks officials say their facilities have been targeted once again by vandals who seem fixated on their public toilets. On Dec. 30, a handicap-accessible portable toilet from Burkhart Creek was found dumped on the side of the road about three miles from the park. It’s the fourth time the park’s portable bathroom has been targeted for theft or vandalism, according to parks board member Vollita Fritsche. “You know, there’s lots of other things you could […]

  • Mail carriers watching for thieves during busy delivery week

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – Mail carriers who are working 12-hour days this week are also watching for potential package thieves. Mary Dando, spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service Indianapolis office, says mail carriers are constantly on the lookout for anything suspicious., especially this time of year when package thieves have plenty of potential targets on front porches. “We want to keep our carriers safe. We want to keep the packages safe so that they get to their destination and that we […]

  • Injured Fishers police officer returns home just in time for Christmas

    FISHERS, Ind.– A Fishers police officer who nearly lost his life in an off-duty motorcycle accident is now back in his own home and recovering. Officer Bihn Dennis has undergone multiple surgeries and weeks of rehabilitation since he and his wife, Mary Dennis, crashed their 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle along SR 135 in Brown County on Oct. 6. While Mary suffered less-severe injuries, officer Dennis sustained traumatic brain injuries.  Doctors say Dennis flatlined twice during a LifeLine flight up to […]

  • Indianapolis parole agents find guns, drugs and cash in east side house

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A recently failed drug screen led agents with the Indianapolis Parole Division to a cache of guns and drugs at a home on the east side of Indianapolis. Eric Vanatti, Senior State Parole Agent with the Indianapolis Parole District, says 21-year-old R’Reale McMahan failed a drug screening at a regularly scheduled meeting with her parole agent on Monday. “And as a part of our procedure, we decided to go to the house and do a compliance check,” […]

  • Indiana Secretary of State investigating Election Day delays, computer problems

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Computer problems that caused slowdowns at polling locations in seven Indiana counties are now being investigated by the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office. Server issues at Oklahoma-based Election Systems and Software caused electronic poll books to freeze up at voting sites November 6. The most widespread problems occurred at polling locations across Johnson County, but also affected voting in Brown, Carroll, Elkhart, Hancock, Howard and Monroe counties, according to Johnson County Clerk Sue Ann Misiniec. Misiniec has called […]

  • Clark-Pleasant Schools hires new officers to improve security

    WHITELAND, ind – One month after Johnson County voters approved an 8-year, $12 million referendum for school safety measures at Clark-Pleasant Schools, the district is already in the process of hiring new police officers to work in school buildings. Clark-Pleasant officials hope to have two new resource officers hired in time to start working in schools after students return from winter break.  Currently, the district has three officers working during the school day.  One officer works inside Whiteland High School, […]