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  • DCS plans to expand services for foster youth from age 21 to 23

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) leaders work to fix the problems plaguing the agency, the director announced plans to offer more support to kids in the system. They are working to expand services for foster youth from age 21 to 23. When foster children turn 18 and leave their foster homes without the right support, they are more likely to end up homeless or in the criminal justice system. The planned DCS changes aim to […]

  • Indy Pride volunteers learn how to prevent sexual violence through special training

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –  For the first time, volunteers and staff for the Indy Pride Festival are trained to spot potential victims of sexual violence. Hundreds of people at the festival will be ready to step in if a situation turns dangerous. Indy Pride is the first local festival to put all of its volunteers through the “Indy Raise the Bar” training. Organizers say with thousands in attendance, it’s important to provide help to anyone who may feel threatened. Raise the […]

  • IPS leaders reduce capital referendum amount by nearly $150 million

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Public School administrators revealed a new plan to pay for security improvements and building upgrades at schools around the district. Superintendent Lewis Ferebee is recommending the district ask taxpayers for nearly $52 million. The figure indicates a significant drop from the $200 million in additional property taxes the district was going to ask for earlier this year. The administration opted to not put the capital referendum on the May ballot. Instead, they are aiming for the […]

  • 12-year-old arrested after multiple cars are spray-painted in east side neighborhood

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Neighbors say more than a dozen cars in one east neighborhood were vandalized Sunday afternoon. Metro police say a 12-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the crimes. One woman said she was inside her mother’s house on Bolton Avenue when a neighbor rushed up to alert them to a situation outside. Lauren Gorton walked out and found her car was spray-painted. “I was livid,” Gorton said. She is one of several people on the block that found […]

  • Police investigating after multiple reports of shattered windows, damaged cars on I-65 in Boone County

      BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – A concerning situation along I-65 in Boone County—since the end of March, more than half a dozen drivers have made reports about objects hitting their car along the stretch of highway between Lebanon and 71st Street in Indianapolis. Lebanon Police say they received two additional reports of issues on I-65 since Thursday, when they initially informed the public of the string of cases. Drivers say it sounds like either rocks or bullets are hitting their […]

  • Speedway police gearing up for big crowds for race week

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – All the action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week is drawing big crowds to the town of Speedway. Police say they are ready to monitor all the activity and protect fans as well as the people who call the area home. The checkered flags are hanging from nearly every business along Main Street in Speedway as the Indianapolis 500 gets closer. The heart of Speedway is quickly growing with new restaurants and homes now under construction. […]

  • IN Focus: Analyzing gun-related incidents in Indiana schools

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The images of students fleeing schools due to violence have become all too familiar, with another deadly shooting just this week in Texas. And locally, there are frequent reports of schools on lockdown as administrators work to keep children safe. While situations do not always end in a shooting, kids are bringing guns onto campuses. A FOX59 investigation revealed these incidents are happening in central Indiana. An analysis of records showed some students are being allowed back […]

  • Woman hit by stray bullet while sitting in her living room

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A woman was struck by a stray bullet while sitting in her living room. Now, police are searching for a person of interest in the case. Police say a bullet from the apartment next door traveled through the wall, into the shared stairway and then into the woman’s apartment. “I don’t think you can have the sanctity of your home interrupted so violently and ever feel the same again,” said Amanda Koumoutsos, who is recovering from the […]

  • Residents frustrated over drivers cutting through neighborhood to avoid construction zone

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Construction work on the city’s near south side is leading to closures along Shelby Street. The work is part of the Dig Indy and Red Line projects. People who live in the surrounding neighborhood say the construction zones are causing drivers to cut through their quiet blocks. Residents tell CBS4 they have seen many drivers speeding and even disregarding stop signs. Large signs are up around the neighborhood notifying drivers that side streets are only open to local […]

  • Indiana teens get involved in campaigns, head to the polls

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On this primary day, some first time voters are hitting the polls. College and high school students are not only casting their ballots but also volunteering with campaigns. College student Isaiah Mears started off his Tuesday by voting. “I think it’s something great that as an American I’m able to do to cast my vote to, have a voice in Indiana politics,” Mears said. “And especially in a race like this.” Mears has been interning for Republican […]