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  • Fishers volunteers raising funds to help infant in need of liver transplant

    FISHERS, Ind.–Volunteers are raising money to help an 11-month-old in need of a liver transplant. In 2017, Zoe Anderson was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a rare disease that affects the liver.At six weeks old, Zoe’s parents, Carly and Seth, started noticing something wasn’t right.  After a visit to the pediatrician, lab work and scans, she was diagnosed with the liver disease. At just eight weeks old, Zoe had her first life-saving surgery, known as the Kasai procedure at Riley Hospital […]

  • Indy couple expecting baby one year after exchanging vows in ICU

    AVON, Ind.– One year after exchanging vows inside her mother’s hospital room, Kristin Powers and her husband, Brian are expecting their first child. Kristin and Brian got married last January at IU Health West Hospital. Kristin’s mother, Cheryl Owens was battling Stage 4 kidney cancer at the time, so the couple brought the wedding to her hospital room. The couple originally planned to get married that February, but they wanted Cheryl to be a part of their wedding. The staff […]

  • Man returns missing class ring to Noblesville couple 42 years later

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Forty-two years later, a 1974 high school class ring is returned to its rightful owner. It was a Wawasee High School class ring that belongs to a couple who now live in Noblesville. “I remembered losing it at the drive-in when we were in Arizona and I got back in the car and noticed the chain had broke and the ring was gone,” said Carolyn Stump. “We got out of the car right away and started looking for […]

  • Addiction recovery house for women to open in Greenfield this summer

    GREENFIELD, Ind.– Hancock County officials approved $75,000 to finish renovations for the county’s first low cost addiction recovery house. The nonprofit, Friends of Recovery bought an old house in Greenfield in November 2016 and made plans to turn the home into a women’s recovery facility. Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House will provide addiction treatment to women in a group-like setting. “A need in addiction is connection,” said Linda Ostewig, the director of the Talitha Koum House. “Usually people feel very isolated […]

  • Midwest couple buys van, turns it into a tiny home to travel the country

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A Midwest couple has transformed a cargo van into a tiny home to travel the country. Last year, Sydney Ferbrache and Edgar Coronado bought and renovated a 2011 Mercedes Sprinter and moved into the van full-time in October. Ferbrache grew up on the east side of Indianapolis and moved to Chicago to study at Columbia College. She met Coronado in Chicago while working at the same restaurant. They were both working jobs they didn’t love and wanted to […]

  • Franklin Central students run school coffee shop in memory of former teacher

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Students at Franklin Central High School are running a café in honor of their teacher who passed away from brain cancer. ‘McCormick’s Café ‘ is a student-run coffee shop in the school’s cafeteria. Students sell coffee and learn what goes into running a real business. Former teacher, John McCormick came up with the idea to open a coffee shop in the high school as part of the students’ curriculum and taught the class before he passed away in 2016. […]

  • 8 sledding hills you need to see for yourself this winter

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Looking for a fun new place to sled in Indy? Look no further. Here are some of the best sledding spots around town: Paul Ruster Park: 11300 E. Prospect St., Indianapolis You can see this hill at Paul Ruster Park from the street. It’s huge. The hill has plenty of room for a lot of sledders and the hill has a nice view from the top. The little ones might need some help climbing to the very top! […]

  • Kokomo school principal connects with students in special way

    KOKOMO, Ind.– A local elementary school principal spends every morning greeting his students as they arrive to school. Rain, sleet, snow and shine- Mr. Luna is outside every day to welcome his students. “It makes me happy because he helps us get out of the car and he gives us high fives and hugs,” said student, Lillian Donson. Jeremy Luna opens the car door for every child, chats with their parents and gives each kid a high five and hug. […]

  • 10 indoor activities your kids can enjoy indoors this winter

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– You can still have fun, even though it’s freezing outside. If you and your kids have cabin fever or are looking for something to fun to do, check out these free activities that take place indoors: Hop inside a double-sided car at the Indiana State Police Museum– 8660 E 21st St, Indianapolis, IN 46219 Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Third Saturday each month: 12 p.m.-4 p.m. The museum collects, preserves, and presents the history of the Indiana State Police, […]

  • Local nonprofit fixes up home on Indy’s northeast side to house veterans

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A local nonprofit organization is fixing up a house on Indy’s northeast side that will house homeless veterans as they get back on their feet. Helping Heroes of America bought a home on 3435 N. Richardt Ave. and is working on renovations. “We were fixing up houses for veterans and it was awesome to be able to fix their houses,” said Jennifer Highwood, founder of Helping Heroes of America. “But then you stop and think what about the […]