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Kyle Hicks is a native Hoosier who joined FOX59 and CBS4 as a digital producer in 2016. He graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a degree in telecommunications in 2015. He previously wrote for Evansville’s WFIE, near his hometown of Newburgh. Kyle enjoys covering a variety of topics, but he especially enjoys writing about exceptional Hoosiers who positively contribute to the central Indiana community. If you would like to submit a story idea to Kyle, you’re welcome to email him at or contact him on Twitter with the handle @KyleHicksNews.

Recent Articles
  • History behind Indy 500 winners drinking milk in Victory Lane

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ever wondered why Indianapolis 500 winners drink milk? The tradition dates all the way back to 1936, according to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That’s when Louis Meyer was photographed drinking milk in Victory Lane after winning his third Indy 500. IMS says it was out of habit. Meyer regularly drank buttermilk to refresh himself on a hot day. An executive with what was then the Milk Foundation was elated when he saw the photo. So, he vowed […]

  • Pacers star Victor Oladipo writes uplifting letter to Danville boy battling cancer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – During the season, Victor Oladipo proved to be one of the best players in the NBA. Now, he’s proving to be an even better role model. Last week, a Danville mother shared a letter that the Pacers star wrote to her son who is currently battling leukemia. In the letter, Oladipo encourages Cameron Kirk to stay strong. “I know this is a scary and very frustrating time right now, but you must believe in yourself and everyone […]

  • UIndy baseball player whose wiffle ball league raises money for cancer patients proposes to girlfriend

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A University of Indianapolis baseball player, who has made his mark on the community and stepped up to the plate for his family, proposed to his girlfriend at home plate Sunday – and she said “yes!” Brendan Dudas,  a catcher who received his MBA last Saturday, popped the question to Maddie Harris in front of his team at Senior Day. Also in attendance for the proposal were Brendan’s two young nephews, Tristan and Kevin. Last year, Brendan […]

  • Turkey hunting accident leaves 2 men injured in Monroe County

    MONROE COUNTY, Ind. – Two men were injured in a turkey hunting accident in Monroe County Sunday morning, according the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The department says 43-year-old Eric Strunk and 48-year-old David Dayhuff were hunting on a private property in the northwest corner of county when it happened at about 6:40. Another hunter was walking along a field line, saw and heard what he thought was a turkey, and shot the two men, according to DNR. The […]

  • Two men take Indy’s pothole problem into their own hands

      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two men aren’t waiting for the city to fill the potholes in their neighborhood. They’re doing it themselves. Chris Lang and Mike Warren created the grassroots organization “Open Source Roads” to fill the potholes around town. So far this year, they’ve filled seven potholes with their own tools and asphalt. Last year, they filled more than 100 of them. “We just set up cones around a pothole one day and were like, ‘alright I guess we […]

  • Video shows surprise reunion of best friends after family moves from Indiana to Florida

    BRADENTON, Fla. – Two young best friends were separated when one family moved from McCordsville, Indiana to Bradenton, Florida in October. So, when their parents arranged a surprise reunion, the boys were quite emotional. Angie Michel-Barnes posted a video of the sweet moment to Facebook. Angie says her son Nathan had no idea his friend Colby was coming and Colby only found out about the trip when his mother woke him up to go to the airport. Angie says the […]

  • Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town coming to Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in July

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Some of the biggest names in country music are coming to central Indiana this summer. It was announced Monday that Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town are bringing their Bandwagon Tour to the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville on Saturday, July 14. Special guests Natalie Hemby and Tenille Townes will also perform at the concert. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, March 30. Tickets for Panic! At The Disco’s […]

  • Indiana teacher assures students that the ISTEP won’t define them by writing messages on desks

    SCOTTSBURG, Ind. – Before the ISTEP began this year, a southern Indiana teacher made sure her students knew their test scores wouldn’t define them. Lindsey Cazares said in a Facebook post that she knows the standardized test makes many students nervous and unsettled, and it actually makes her feel the same way. “How do these tests measure just how amazing each of my 22 kids are? How do these tests measure just how successful each of my kids will become? […]

  • Indiana’s Nick Goepper nabs silver in slopestyle skiing in Pyeongchang

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Indiana’s Nick Goepper nabbed the silver medal in men’s slopestyle skiing at the Pyeongchang Games. The Lawrenceburg native fared better than his teammate Gus Kenworthy, who failed to land any of his three runs and came in last. Norway’s Oystein Braaten captured the gold medal and Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Canada claimed bronze. Four years ago, Goepper took home bronze in Sochi. Since then, he has opened up about his battle with depression. He spent two months […]

  • Stage four cancer patient won’t be evicted after Franklin business pays debt in full

    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Following an outpouring of support from around the country, a stage four cancer patient that was facing eviction in Greenwood will be able to stay put. Mervin Haley is battling lung cancer and doctors have given him three months to live. After Haley fell behind on his rent at Center Grove Estates, property management took the case to court and a judge ruled that he had to be out by Sunday night. Haley’s family reached out to […]