Melissa Crash is happy to be back home reporting in the Circle City! Melissa is from the northeast side of Indianapolis in Lawrence. She began her career at FOX59/CBS4 in October of 2018.
Prior to joining the FOX59/CBS4 news team, Melissa held several roles as the Morning Anchor, Reporter and Producer in Terre Haute. While in Terre Haute Melissa was nominated for two Emmy awards and an Associated Press award.
Melissa graduated from Indiana State University. Go Sycamores!
If Melissa is not at work you can find her trying new food spots around town or hanging out with her husband and her 100 pound dog, who thinks he’s a lap dog.
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LAWRENCE, Ind.– The Oakland Hills neighborhood in Lawrence is working to put an end to thieves targeting their neighborhood. Recent home break-ins are causing families to feel uneasy in their own homes and they want answers. Police now have these crimes on their radar, after three homes were burglarized in one month. “It just makes you so sick,” said Ann Seefeldt. Seefeldt and her husband knew there had been two other break-ins in their neighborhood, but they never imagined that […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Public Schools will regain control of three charter schools. During a session Wednesday, the Indiana State Board of Education voted to return Emma Donnan Middle School, Emmerich Manual High School and T.C. Howe Community High School to IPS control. The vote was 6-2. IPS had proposed closing Howe Community High School, turning Manual High School over to the Christel House Academy and inviting two charter school providers to run Emma Donnan School. “IPS is committed to […]
GREENWOOD, Ind. – A woman says she feels violated after she found a masked man looking through her glass window and exposing himself. She wants her terrifying story to be a warning to everyone to always be aware of your surroundings, even in your own home. Loren Alvey says a tapping sound on her window caught her attention and what happened moments later has forever changed her life. “I looked over to my back door and there was a guy […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An average 907 people die by guns in Indiana every year according to the group Moms Demand Action. Leaders say, it’s time action is taken at the state level in hopes no other person has to lose their life in this way. On Monday, more than 200 volunteers gathered at the statehouse in hopes lawmakers hear why they want to prioritize gun safety. “We want to have discussions with them about gun violence in Indiana,” said Patricia […]
FISHERS, Ind. – There will soon be a special place for parents to heal in Fishers. A local mom made it her mission to bring an Angel of Hope memorial to her city to give all families a place to remember their children who have passed away. It’s a project she pursued in honor of her daughter, Allison. It was hard for Holly Schwomeyer to heal and have hope while visiting her daughter at her grave site. “When I visited […]
PERU, Ind. – An Indiana woman is grieving after a terrible tragedy that happened thousands of miles away. On December 31, a crab fishing boat sank in the frigid waters off Alaska. Indiana man Brock Rainey was one of the crew members on board. “He worked on the Scandies Rose boat. They catch crab and fish, so it’s a really dangerous job,” Ashley Boggs said. Boggs’ living room wall is filled with reminders of what her fiancé loved to do. […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There’s a new President and CEO of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and he’s getting to know the communities he serves in a unique way. Jeremy Kranowitz has lived in a different neighborhood each week since Labor Day. It’s an initiative step he says will help move neighborhoods forward. “It’s something that I’m hoping we can encourage people to change,” said Kranowitz. Kranowitz isn’t from here, but he created Operation My Indy to learn what this city is all […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As we’re learning new information into the fatal I-65 crash that took three young lives, a local doctor says it’s time to action at the federal level to prevent something like this from happening again. Jim Haines of Zionsville Eyecare says he’s tired of the tragedy. “I got thinking, this has got to stop,” said Haines, “There’s got to be some way we can reduce the likelihood of these accidents.” Along with Sunday’s fatal I-65 crash and […]
HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – Greenfield police hope to add another level of transparency to the department with the upcoming purchase of new body cameras for each of their officers. “I’ve seen a big change,” said Deputy Chief Matt Holland of the Greenfield Police Department. In his 21 years on the force, Deputy Chief Holland has seen quite the change in technology. “Police work is always evolving,” Holland added. He says it’s time the Greenfield Police Department updates their systems. “In […]
GREENWOOD, Ind. – A mother on the south side says it feels like a piece of her heart is missing. That’s after she says someone stole a memorial right out of her front yard that honored her son. As you passed Tonya Caplinger’s home one of the first things you would notice in her front yard, would be a blue, butterfly bench sitting near the road. “It’s something that made me smile every time I went in and out,” said […]