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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Recent Articles
  • Madison County prosecutor charges former DCS caseworker with neglect

    ANDERSON, Ind. – The Madison County Prosecutor has a strong message for the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). That’s after his office filed charges Monday against a former caseworker of DCS who he says failed to protect a child. Prosecutor Rodney Cummings says he’s frustrated not only with this specific case, but the overall problem facing our state. However, the Indiana Department of Child Services says, child safety is their top priority. “Really, really sad case,” said Cummings. Cummings […]

  • Teen critically injured in shooting is known as a ‘changemaker’ in multiple community programs

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 16-year-old is fighting for his life after a shooting on the east side happened Friday. People closest to him say there’s a serious problem impacting youth that needs to be addressed. The number of teens Allison Luthe knows that have been impacted by gun violence continues to climb. “It’s way too familiar,” said Luthe. As Executive Director of the MLK Center, she’s doing what she can to put a stop to it. “It is heartbreaking,” Luthe […]

  • Indianapolis man killed at his bachelor party: ‘You’ll never understand why something like this happens’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A family on the south side is mourning the loss of their loved one after they say he was shot and killed on Friday night while out celebrating his bachelor party. Shanon Singer-Mann should be helping her sister plan her wedding. Instead, she’s helping her plan a funeral. “To go from supposed to be going to your bachelorette party to having to go and plan your fiance’s funeral, it’s just so tragic,” said Singer-Mann, “You’ll never understand […]

  • Mother claims her son was assaulted and bullied at Roncalli High School

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A mother says her son who has down syndrome was assaulted at Roncalli High School.  She claims the school did not take proper actions to address the bullying and now her son is scarred by the actions of other students. Lesli Woodruff says her son, Jack, wanted nothing more to be a Roncalli Rebel.  She says, he wore number 17, proudly as a student manager. It was a dream come true. “It was a big achievement for […]

  • Police investigate alleged bullying incident at Roncalli High School

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A bullying incident at Roncalli High School has prompted a police investigation. A mother claims that her son was bullied and says it was all caught on video. The mother claims the incident involved inappropriate touching. We’re still working to confirm many of the details. However, we have learned police were called to Roncalli High School in October. The mother of the boy claims when the school and administration learned of the incidents, the situation was not […]

  • Indy man gives back to homeless communities through business

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Wheeler Mission needs 44,000 socks, hats and scarves for a year’s supply. A local company started by a recent college graduate wants to take that burden off their plate. He’s doing it with socks. Keaton Hendricks hatched a plan while he was a student at Taylor University. Hendricks came up with an idea to not only sell socks, but donate them to the homeless. At 25 years old, he’s already helped nearly 40 homeless shelter across the […]

  • Indy Twisters gives kids with special needs the chance to play hockey: ‘Everybody needs to help’

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – There’s a team that gives kids a chance to learn the game of hockey, and they’re breaking barriers each time they shoot the puck.  It’s not just about the game for the Indy Twisters, but the lessons that reach further than the ice rink. Michael Fleming doesn’t coach from outside the rink. You’ll find him on Sunday afternoons at the Arctic Zone with his skates laced up and ready to teach. He helps call the shots on […]

  • Experts notice uptick in data breaches, ransomware attacks within schools in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The education industry is a target for cyber security attacks. Indiana school districts and universities are constantly detecting attackers trying to get your personal information. Last week, a school district in northern Indiana had to restore its servers. That’s after a ransomware attack knocked out all of their internal systems district wide. The hackers wanted money to restore their service. Thousands of students, staff and faculty make up a district or university. In moments, personal information can […]

  • Thousands rally at statehouse for Red for Ed Action Day: ‘The children of Indiana are counting on us’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – More than 15,000 teachers rallied at the statehouse in an effort to push lawmakers to make changes to education. The majority of Indiana schools were closed on Tuesday for Red for Ed Action Day. The Indiana State Teachers Association calls it a historic day for education. “The children of Indiana are counting on us, and we will not let them down,” said Indiana State Teachers Association President Keith Gambill to a crowd of people dressed in red […]

  • ISP prepares to keep thousands of teachers safe during Red for Ed march

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A national movement is making major waves in Indianapolis as the Indiana State Teachers Association is just hours away from hosting its largest rally. State police are taking steps to keep thousands of teachers safe as they say public safety is first and foremost. “We want them to be safe. We want them to feel safe while they’re exercising their first amendment rights,” said First Sergeant Ron Galaviz of the Indiana State Police. With more than 12,000 […]

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