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  • Are the impeachment inquiry hearings swaying opinions so far?

    An emotional testimony Friday from Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. President Donald Trump fired her in May and called her “bad news” in a phone call to the leader of Ukraine over the summer. Yovanovitch was the third witness in the impeachment inquiry hearings so far. The reason for her firing was a big focus of the second hearing. Everyone agrees, ambassadors are to serve at the pleasure of the President, but democrats claim Trump’s motivation was not in […]

  • Legislator aims to lower age requirement for Indiana lawmakers to 18

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A 26-year-old Indiana lawmaker wants to lower the age requirement for people to run for office at the Statehouse. Right now, you have to be 21 to be a state representative and 25 to be a state senator. Democratic State Representative Chris Chyung is planning to file a bill to lower the age to run to 18. Co-Secretary of the Indiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council Kyle Feldcamp says he would love for this bill to pass. “They […]

  • How political campaigns are able to text you with personal information

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — As robocalls become more popular and the number of landlines dwindle, political campaigns are now texting people to encourage them to vote. A number of people reached out to us on election day asking how campaigns are getting your cell phone numbers. We found out they have even more information than that on registered voters. The day before Election Day, Jennifer Brooks got a text from an unknown number. It said, “Hey, Jennifer, we see you vote in […]

  • What more casinos in Indiana could mean for the state

    ANDERSON, Ind. — A future casino is expected to bring major economic benefits to the city of Terre Haute and surrounding communities. Vigo County approved the referendum with 63 percent of the vote Tuesday. Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana opened in 2008. Hoosier Park currently employs 1,000 people. When asked if this casino has helped the local economy many people living here said, you bet. Donna Givens said Anderson would be much different without Hoosier Park. “This […]

  • New technology expected to make voting lines shorter in Marion County

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– If you are heading to the polls in Marion County, you will see new technology that is meant to speed up the voting process. You can also cast your ballot at any of the nearly 300 locations across the county. These new measures are designed to make the voting process faster and easier. “So a voter can vote at any location whether it’s the location that they are used to, a location that’s close to work, close to […]

  • Why a Whiteland Music teacher is up for a Grammy Award

    WHITELAND, Ind –  When you think of the Grammy Awards, you might think of big-name musicians like Drake, Beyonce and Adele. However, this year, one of the golden statues could go to a local high school teacher. Whiteland’s band director, Pete Sampson is one of 25 teachers in the country to be nominated for the Grammy Music Educator Award. Words may not be the best way to explain why Mr. Pete Sampson is worthy of a Grammy.  Most of the time, […]

  • Weather impacting Halloween plans

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A spooky Halloween forecast has some areas postponing the holiday. Muncie and the city of Marion are moving trick-or-treat hours to Friday,  while Center Grove is moving its trunk or treat indoors. In Indianapolis – the office of public health and safety is encouraging families to stay indoors. But some parents and kids plan to brave the cold wet weather on Thursday. Little Caroline Fernandez has been waiting all year for Halloween. “I’m going to be Wednesday […]

  • Indiana DCS vendors say a delay in payment could put them under

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Some Indiana companies contracted by the Department of Child Services (DCS) said they may have to close due to a delay in payments from the state. The Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy (IACRA) said the problem is tied to the results of an audit. People who work with children in need generally aren’t paid a lot. Typically, their passion for the job keeps them going. However, if they can’t feed their own families, they won’t […]

  • IN Focus: Which issues are most important to voters in Indy?

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We are just one day away from the Indianapolis Mayoral Debate, as FOX59 teams up with the West Side Chamber of Commerce to present a live, televised debate featuring incumbent Democratic Mayor Joe Hogsett, Republican State Senator Jim Merritt and Libertarian candidate Douglas McNaughton. So what are voters hoping to hear from the candidates? Mayoral Race: What is the top issue for you as voter in Indianapolis? Answer by 3 p.m. today and check out @KaylaReporting's story […]

  • 18-year-old stabbing victim on the south side of Indy identified

    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — A family is grieving the loss of an 18 year old who was reported stabbed Friday morning. Police are questioning three people in the case. Police said 18-year-old Nathan Henry was stabbed at Buckridge Apartments off Southport Road. Two men dropped him off at the hospital, but he did not survive. Those men are now in police custody, as well as a third person of interest. Hali Weber said she was Henry’s sister. She gave us photos […]

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