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
  • Look up this weekend – best meteor shower of the year to light up night sky

    If weather allows, you’ll be able to see the best meteor shower of the year this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower will peak from 4 p.m. EST on Sunday until 4 a.m. EST on Monday, according to NASA. NASA says the best window of observation is from a few hours after twilight until dawn, on the days surrounding the peak, Saturday and Monday. The days before and after the peak will provide dark skies to see the shower, because NASA […]

  • 5-year-old who lost foot in lawnmower accident in northern Indiana receives first prosthetic

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A girl who lost her foot in a lawnmower accident in northern Indiana marked a major milestone Friday. Italia McAllister traveled to Chicago with her family to pick up her first prosthetic. Her mother, Robyn, say the 5-year-old was nervous to try it out at first, but she was able to take some baby steps. It will take a bit before she’s used to it. Robyn shared some photos taken during the visit, which show Italia is […]

  • Tigers at the Indianapolis Zoo beat the heat with ‘bloodsicles’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We’re not the only ones trying to beat this week’s brutal heat. The animals are at the Indianapolis Zoo are too. While we humans may opt for a cold drink or ice cream, the zoo says its tigers are enjoying ice cold “bloodsicles” to stay cool. The zoo shared video of Maxim, a soon-to-be 7-year-old Amur tiger, eating his special ice treats Tuesday. The ice treats are popular for a lot of animals and zookeepers actually customize […]

  • VIDEO: Pitcher skips celebration to console friend after striking him out to move on to championship

    In a heartwarming display of sportsmanship, a Minnesota high school baseball player skipped celebrating with his teammates to console the batter he had just struck out to move on to the state championship. The batter, Jack Kocon, just happens to be an old friend of the pitcher, Ty Koehn, according to Jim Moberg, who shared a video of the sweet moment. Koehn told Bring Me The News that he and Kocon have known each other since they were 13 and […]

  • CrossFit fires employee after he voiced support for Indy gym ‘refusing to celebrate sin’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – CrossFit has fired one of its employees after he voiced his support for a now-closed gym that decided to cancel an Indy Pride event. In a stream of controversial tweets that have since been deleted, Russell Berger thanked CrossFit Infiltrate “for standing by (their) convictions and refusing to celebrate sin by hosting an @IndyPride workout.” Berger listed himself on his Twitter page as a “Chief Knowledge Officer,” but a spokesperson for CrossFit says he is a legal […]

  • Month after losing foot in lawnmower accident, 5-year-old girl graduates from kindergarten

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 5-year-old girl who lost her foot in a lawnmower accident last month thought she’d miss her kindergarten graduation. But, with a smile on her face and a cap on head, Italia McAllister accepted her diploma. Family told CBS4 in May that the northern Indiana girl was playing with her brother in their backyard when she got too close to a riding lawnmower. When the lawnmower backed up, family says the little girl was knocked to the […]

  • Kenny Chesney shows some love to Noblesville shooting victim during Indiana concert

    FISHERS, Ind. – Kenny Chesney made sure to show some love to the 13-year-old victim of the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School Thursday night. The country superstar asked the crowd at Ruoff Home Mortgage Center to yell “We love you Ella” before he played “Everything’s Gonna be Alright.” He also said tickets were reserved for Ella. “There were tickets tonight for Ella Whistler. I want the whole crowd to say ‘We love you Ella’, because everything’s gonna be alright,” […]

  • 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 […]