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.– A new sports hub on Butler University’s campus is part of a growing global phenomenon. The space will be designed to hold the new Esports and Gaming Lounge. It’s becoming one of the most popular industries and schools across central Indiana are taking notice. The esports industry has risen so quickly that schools and businesses are finding new ways to keep up. “Esports has kind of made its name already,” said Adam Krudy, the Director of Player One […]
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Three local brothers are about to embark on a trip of a lifetime: Indy Honor Flight. The Sowder brothers have a lot more in common than just being related. Because of their special connection, they’re being honored this weekend as Hoosier heroes. A lot has changed in 50 years for the Sowder brothers. “We’re afraid we’d outgrow our uniforms, so we had to do it quick,” Joe Sowder explained while holding an old photograph, “I was 21.” […]
DANVILLE, Ind. – It’s a question that some people will see for the first time on the ballot this November: Are you for or against your local school district’s referendum? In Danville, voters are being asked to vote yes or no on two referendums. “They need to prioritize better,” said Dave Potter, a concerned resident and part of the group Danville Community for Responsible Spending. Potter is talking about the proposed capital and operational referendums by Danville Community Schools, a […]
HENRY COUNTY, Ind.– Two Henry County bus drivers are taking safety measures into their own hands. They say keeping students safe when getting on and off the school bus is a serious issue that can never be brought up enough. Ron and Linda Chew want every school bus to be as safe as can be and their hope is that their new purchase will be another step in that direction. The husband and wife duo are both bus drivers. Ron […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A new, unique teacher residency program in the Circle City wants to focus on bringing more diverse teachers to the classroom in hopes they’ll stay there. Javonte Williams is learning what it takes to become a teacher. For the last few months, he’s been assisting in a first grade classroom as a co-teacher at Circle City Prep. “I’m in a classroom with a lead teacher who’s experienced, and it’s taught me a lot so far,” said Williams. […]
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – A Fishers man has a mission to return a Purple Heart back to the family who it belongs to. Ron Patterson received the plaque from a friend who got it during an estate sale in Noblesville. “She found out that I was a veteran and was a paratrooper and she said ‘hey, I’ve got something that I know you can help me with’,” Patterson explained, “She bought this picture frame at an estate sale and it’s a Purple Heart […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Domestic violence is a community problem that advocates across Central Indiana are working to fix. Around the clock, they’re assisting clients in hopes of putting a stop to the cycle of violence. Cheryl Forrester is no longer a victim, she’s a survivor of domestic violence. She’s turned her trauma into triumph, and she hopes by sharing her story others can heal as she did. September 1, 2018 was a day that changed Forrester’s life forever. “This is […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The discussion on the vaping crisis continues, as a committee met at the Statehouse to talk taxation of vaping and CBD products. One of the arguments against the tax is that products like JUUL help people quit traditional cigarettes, but a Butler University study found that’s not the main reason why people are vaping. “Please think twice about doing this,” said Amy Peak, the Director of Undergraduate Health Science programs at Butler University, “This is a hazard […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A group on the northeast side wants to preserve 25 acres of natural habitat and to do so, they have to raise more than half a million dollars. If you drive past 82nd Street and Sargent Road, you’ll noticed a new, large sign on the corner of the intersection. It reads: You can help preserve this property. “Our mission is to preserve the natural habitat in this area that’s really critical,” said Ben Miller, the President of […]
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man on the south side wants to put an end to street racing. Joshua Wilcoxon is concerned by the hundreds of cars and people that he says show up to the corner of East Street and Hanna Avenue every weekend. “It gets really rowdy here on the weekends,” said Wilcoxon. “Normally it’s around a couple hundred cars here on a Friday night if it’s nice out.” The activity happens blocks away from his neighborhood. “There’s trespassing, there’s loitering, there’s […]