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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
  • Father files wrongful death lawsuit against DCS after Morgan County boy dies of abuse

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. – Brayson Price was just 5 years old when he died. “The sweetest soul you could ever meet. I took him everywhere. Everywhere that we went he was attached to my hip, even at home,” said Brayson’s father, Justin Morgan. Police say Brayson was abused for years. His death was ruled a homicide. The cause? Intentional overdose and suffocation. His mother and her boyfriend are serving time, found guilty in connection to Brayson’s death. “39 years is a […]

  • Organizers unexpectedly cancel tattoo conference, leaving dozens out thousands of dollars

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Dozens of tattoo artists from all over the country say they are out thousands of dollars after they bought tickets to an Indianapolis conference they say was unexpectedly canceled. Those artists tell CBS4 no refund is available, and they want to know where their money went. “There are a lot of people pretty angry,” said tattoo artist Gerrit Verplank. Verplank is a local tattoo artist and the owner of Firefly Tattoo in downtown Indianapolis. He is now […]

  • Suspected gunman in two homicides says he did not pull trigger, but won’t snitch

    ANDERSON, Ind. – Family and friends gathered to honor the life of David Philips, who was murdered and left in the woods in Anderson. Now, four people face murder charges in connection to his death, as well as another homicide in Grant County. We spoke with Daniel Jones from jail, the man witnesses say is responsible for both murders. “The truth does not fear investigation,” said Jones. Jones sits confidently in a jail jumpsuit at the Madison County Jail, facing murder charges […]

  • 4 facing charges after 2 people are found dead in Madison, Grant counties

    ANDERSON, Ind. — Four people have been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation following the discovery of two bodies in Madison and Grant counties. The body of the first murder victim was found at a nature preserve on the east side of Anderson around 9 a.m. Monday. Deputies were looking for evidence in a different case when they discovered the remains. The man was reported missing a few days ago, and detectives were later told he was murdered. The Madison […]

  • Indy mom’s decade old student loan debt prevents daughter from enrolling in college

    ATLANTA — An Indianapolis girl is trying to figure out a plan-b after she says she was turned away from college because of her mother’s student loan debt. “I was just excited to move in and go to college,” said Nayya Martinique. This week, Nayya and her family drove eight hours from Indianapolis to Atlanta, only to find out she was not financially eligible to start school. “I am upset but I am trying to remain positive,” said Martinique. The […]

  • Police investigating 29 home burglaries within 1 mile radius on near northwest side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis police are investigating 29 burglaries in a neighborhood near downtown, all within a one-mile radius. In one of the most recent cases, police say a woman had thousands of dollars’ worth of electronics stolen from her home. “I had the window open a little bit and I just walked down the street,” said resident Anita Callaway. That is all the time someone needed to sneak into Callaway’s near northwest side home and steal the items. “When I look […]

  • Video shows man being robbed at gunpoint in his own backyard on near northeast side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man was robbed at gunpoint in his own backyard, in the same neighborhood where IMPD detectives are investigating a series of recent shootings that left two people dead in less than one week. “He had a gun,” said the victim. Surveillance cameras were rolling as the 27-year-old victim was held at gunpoint in the 2900 block of Stuart after a man snuck up on him while he was working on his car. “He kept pushing my […]

  • Death of 1-year-old Anderson boy ruled a homicide, prosecutor plans to file murder charges

    UPDATE (July 9, 2019) — Dylan Tate was sentenced to life without parole plus 50 years for child molestation and 2.5 years for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The death of a 1-year-old Anderson boy has now been ruled a homicide. Harlan Haines died back in February. At the time, prosecutors charged the child’s mom and her boyfriend with neglect. “We got the autopsy this week with some very troubling findings. It was listed as a homicide,” […]

  • Dad who died during duck boat tragedy was found with arms wrapped around his kids, family says

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We are learning more about the moments out on the water in Branson after nine Indianapolis family members died when their duck boat sank in Branson, Missouri. “I remember praying…saying please Lord let me get to my babies and I could not get to them,” said survivor Tia Coleman. Coleman replays the moments after the duck boat she and her family were on capsized and sank. Nine of her family members died when the boat went under. […]

  • Butch Coleman’s memory lives on through youth football program following duck boat tragedy

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We are learning more about the Coleman family, who lost their lives after their duck boat capsized in Branson, Missouri. “The world needs to know what was lost that day on that boat and to lose his whole family. His wife, his daughter, his son, and grandkids,” said MG Dad’s Club Youth Football league president Anthony King. Butch Coleman was part of a youth football league where he helped coach and mentor hundreds of kids. The 70-year-old […]

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