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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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It’s no secret teachers spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of their own dollars to stock and prepare their classrooms each school year. It’s a national issue that hits home for many central Indiana teachers. Sonya Lord-Chamberlain has been a teacher for 32 years. Now at Arsenal Tech High School for Indianapolis Public Schools, she’s no stranger to the cost of school supplies. “The dreaded money out of your pocket,” said Lord-Chamberlain, “We got to give these kids the […]
HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – Hendricks Regional Hospital has launched a community paramedicine program that aims to break the ambulance-hospital service cycle in non-emergency situations. The county says they’re dealing with too many non-emergency EMS calls, and they’re hoping the new program will help cut back. According to the Hendricks Regional Health in Hendricks County, 50 percent of EMS calls are for non-emergency needs. That adds up to as much as $1.2 million annually in care and services delivered by EMS […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A family on the south side is searching for their angels. In a moment of shock and fear, three random people jumped into action to help a man they have never met. Now, that man is sharing his story in hopes of tracing down the good citizens. It’s been one long week of recovery for Duane Thalley. “I flew off the bike and I landed on my knees, slid, started rolling,” explained Thalley. On Aug. 11 around […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – From IMPD to IPS, a former metro police Captain has turned in his badge and is now teaching in the same east side neighborhood he used to patrol. Michael Elder has transitioned from the force to the classroom, now teaching 11 and 12-year-olds math, science, social studies and English. Reading to a classroom full of 6th graders is a new responsibility for Elder. Before preteens, he led both new and veteran officers. “I think they’re connected; I […]
HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – A major event is attracting hundreds of cyclists to Hancock County. It’s also highlighting what can be done to keep bicyclists safe while on the road. The Hancock Flat 50 organizers have a very specific message. Their hope is that you think twice the next time you see a biker on the road. “We need to be doing our part, we need to be following all of the safety rules and laws,” said Laura Baker, a […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Last year, there were 5,257 bullying reports at Indiana schools, according to the Indiana Department of Education. What’s raising questions is the percentage of schools reporting zero incidents of bullying. “Schools have different reporting codes. You may have a situation in the classroom that could be bullying, or it could be classroom disruption. It kind of depends on how that educator reports that,” said Adam Baker, the Press Secretary of the Department of Education. Out of all […]
ANDERSON, Ind.– Police say one of the unborn twins belonging to an Anderson woman who is on life support after a shooting has passed away. Anderson police say the unborn male child was 21 weeks along. The man accused of shooting, Skye’lar White, is in jail on an attempted murder charge and may face additional charges as a result of the unborn child’s death. Alexis Wasson, 29, was shot in the back of the head last week on Friday morning. […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Day one is in the books for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and safety remains a top priority. With 30,000 children in the district, new measures are being taken now to update security. In November, voters approved the $52 million capital referendum that would implement updates to safety and security measures. Work has already begun to ensure IPS students are safe. “It’ll save students,” said Scott Martin, the Deputy Superintendent of Operations for IPS. So exactly where is […]
AVON, Ind. – Frye Electric in Avon says multiple suspects have targeted their business more than once and it’s costing the company thousands of dollars. On surveillance video, the company captured two suspects stealing copper wire, tools and damaging their trucks. The incidents happened on May 24 and July 28. The two men showed up to the business around midnight. Frye Electric says unfortunately this is not the first time, but the owner, Hal Frye says he’s determined for it […]
FRANKFORT, Ind. – The community of Frankfort is rallying around an officer diagnosed with a life-altering disease. We introduced you to officer Robert Bales in March, one month after he learned he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Since then, his fellow officers were able to help him focus on his health by getting him to his retirement date while being away from work. On Tuesday, the Frankfort Police Department hosted a retirement party for officer Bales. “This is […]