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Alexis McAdams is a reporter for Fox59/CBS4 News. She joined the FOX59/CBS4 Team in April 2015. Alexis was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and is a 2013 graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. Alexis completed internships at FOX Chicago News and WGN-TV. She was also the Field Producer for “Chicago’s Very Own,” a weekly segment on WGN-TV. Alexis received the Student Silver Dome Award for “Best Newscast of 2013,” which was presented by the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. Prior to her arrival in Indianapolis, Alexis was the lead reporter and weekend anchor at WTVO/WQRF-TV in Rockford Illinois. Alexis enjoys covering a variety of news topics, is a Chicago sports fan who especially loves the Chicago Blackhawks! She enjoys running, competitive sports, vacations, and meeting new people.
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Recent Articles
  • Law enforcement credit multi agency security plan for successful and safe Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – The 101st running of the Indy 500 is now in the books and from a safety and security standpoint, law enforcement says this year was a success. “Every year we are going to be faced with some challenges,” said Lt. Trent Theobald of Speedway Police. Officials say they were able to wrap up the event without having any major security threats and minimal arrests…crediting their security plan. “Obviously with an increase in population we are going to […]

  • East side residents say their Kroger is filled with trash and trouble

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Residents who live near the Kroger grocery store at 10th and Linwood are fed up. “There is a lot of litter and trash everywhere. You cannot normally get a cart because the carts are all stacked up outside,” said Ashley Strahan. They say their neighborhood grocery store has taken a turn for the worse. “It has become so much that you do not even want to come here, with the problems that have happened,” said Strahan. Ashley lives […]

  • Hoosiers step up to help make Indy 500 rookie driver’s dreams come true

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Finally, on the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, rookie driver Jack Harvey hits speeds of more than 220 mph. “This is a dream,” Harvey said. The British driver is racing for Andretti Auto Sport with Michael Shank racing, in his very first Indy 500. “You work hard for months and months and months and suddenly it all comes together. I know how lucky I’ am to be in the Indy 500,” said Harvey. For Harvey, the […]

  • Local law enforcement increase patrols at large venues after Manchester bombing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Authorities are preparing for one of the city’s biggest event just hours after yet another terrorist attack took the lives of dozens of people in England. “Our hearts go out to the families over there,” said Commander Chris Bailey of IMPD Homeland Security Bureau. Local law enforcement is ramping up patrols here at home for the Indy 500. Hundreds of thousands of people will pack the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend along with parade routes and concert […]

  • Select crime prevention groups receive big funding boost from city

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The City of Indianapolis is giving a big boost to several neighborhood crime fighting groups, just in time for summer. “This allows us to continue to do that work this summer as we continue to focus on reducing youth violence,” said Reverend Charles Harrison of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition. The groups found out this week that they will receive thousands of dollars to help their cause. Ten local groups will each get a piece of a […]

  • Speedway police search for suspects who robbed man at gunpoint as department prepares for Indy 500

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – A 911 call led police to the Brickyard Flats apartment complex in the Town of Speedway to investigate an armed robbery. “He was approached by two men in the parking lot. One man was armed with a gun,” said Sgt. Jim Thiele of Speedway Police. Officers say those men pointed a .45 caliber pistol at the victim as he stood outside his apartment. “The man told him to give them his wallet, which he did. Both men […]

  • Parking spots nearly sold out at IMS ahead of 101st running of the Indy 500

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. — We are just days away from the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. As we get closer race fans need to prepare for large crowds, traffic and parking. “Leave early and as you come into the town of Speedway and around IMS there is ample parking. You just have to look,” said Town of Speedway Police Lt. Trent Theobald. For those that have not planned ahead, parking at the track is nearly sold out. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway […]

  • Ahead of first Mother’s Day without Abby and Libby, family pushes forward for answers

    DELPHI, IND. – Nearly three months after Abby Williams and Libby German were murdered in the small town of Delphi, their killer is still on the loose. Ahead of Mother’s Day, the families are opening up about how they continue to push through the pain every day. “The pictures are a little harder to come across now and it is the ache that we fell that was not there, to begin with, and now with Mother’s Day around the corner, we […]

  • Nearly 9 inches of rain and counting flood local farmers’ fields

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Soggy, soaked, and desperate for air are not terms Boone County farmer Tom Dull would like to use in describing his 1,900 acres of corn and soybeans. “When we planted, the conditions were good. It was the next day or two after that when the first part of the rain came. Then it just kept raining. Last night, we had two more inches of rain on top of what we already had,” said Dull. Flooded fields are […]

  • Delaware County Sheriff’s Department looks to buy full body scanner to combat drug problem inside jail

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – High security at the Delaware County Jail isn’t stopping inmates, desperate for drugs, from having it smuggled inside. Already this year, there have been 18 drug-related incidents that include several overdoses inside of the jail. “We have definitely seen a spike in it here recently. We have done some searches in the jail with K-9 units and locked down a few of the blocks and it is always heroin that we find,” said Delaware County Chief Deputy […]