Eric Graves, FOX59 News

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Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

Indiana communities mourning students dead by suicide, calling out bullying

COVINGTON, Ind. — Communities across central Indiana are mourning right now after two teens died by suicide just a few days apart. On Monday, March 6, Terry Badger III died by suicide. His family has been dealing with the heartbreak in the days since. ”It hurts, it hurts bad,” said Tony Badger, Terry’s uncle. Tony […] → Read More

100-year-old round barn damaged by possible tornado in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A team from the National Weather Service will look into storm damage in Hancock County Tuesday morning. Hancock County EMA Director Misty Moore suspects a tornado did touch down in the area but she’s waiting on the NWS to confirm. ”It did happen really quick,” Moore said. “We had a thunderstorm […] → Read More

Arrest made after handicapped parking pass, other items stolen from cars at Greenwood Park Mall

GREENWOOD, Ind. — Police are reminding people to never leave valuables in their cars and keep their doors locked after a man was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing items from cars in the Greenwood Park Mall parking lot. Tonya Alte was one of the victims of the thefts. She was eating lunch at the Applebees […] → Read More

Geist neighbors fed up after no recycling pick up in more than a month

FISHERS, Ind. — Green recycling bins are lined up and down the streets of the Weatherstone neighborhood near the Geist Reservoir, most of which haven’t been emptied in over a month. “I have personally called 14 times,” said Kate Anderson. “I have tickets, I have talked to three different supervisors.” Anderson is one of the […] → Read More

Meridian St. set for pavement, drainage, traffic light improvements

From the White River to 96th St., Indy DPW will use $8 million to rehabilitate the pavement on Meridian St. and more. Sections of it now can be a rough ride with potholes filled in and unfilled. → Read More

Longtime Indy animal shelter devastated by fire, looking for man who called 911

INDIANAPOLIS — The two-story barn at Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter is in ruins after a fire burnt it to the ground Monday. ”We’re a nonprofit, completely donation operated, and the barn housed all of our donations,” said Bryce Brady, the shelter manager. The barn made up almost all of the storage for the shelter, not […] → Read More

Mother grieving after son shot and killed by Marion officer

MARION, Ind. — A mother is mourning after getting a call Sunday saying her son had been shot by police. ”Scooter’s dead. The police shot Scooter, the police shot Scooter. Get here,” said Billie Jo White, as she recounted one phone call she got early Sunday morning. “Scooter” is what the family calls William White, […] → Read More

Lebanon elementary schools prep for upgrades thanks to capital referendum money

Boone County is one of the fastest growing counties in central Indiana, and its schools are trying to keep up and prepare. → Read More

Indy leader shares concerns on policing after video of Memphis officers beating Tyre Nichols

Indianapolis community leaders are sharing their reaction and concerns over the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, who died just three days after five Memphis police officers beat him in early January. → Read More

INDOT hopes to make Pendleton Pike safer with median and more in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Ind. — In about a year, Pendleton Pike in Lawrence will begin a major transformation. It will be a long road but INDOT and city leaders believe it’s worth it. The project would stretch five miles on Pendleton Pike, from I-465 to 65th Street. The idea is to make the stretch of road safer […] → Read More

Neighbors worried about cancer-causing chemicals from Peru factory

PERU, Ind. — Neighbors around a more than century-old Peru building are worried previously-unknown cancer-causing chemicals have been seeping into their homes and air for years now. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is investigating 12 homes in the area for the presence of trichloroethylene (TCE) vapors inside the homes. TCE was discovered underneath the […] → Read More

Indy DPW fixing school zone lights near dangerous intersection after FOX59 reaches out

Leaders of an Indianapolis charter school are asking city officials to help make the street outside the school safer. → Read More

‘Disturbing’: Police release video of child playing with loaded gun

The entire arrest and video was broadcasted by “On Patrol: Live,” a reality television show that follows the Beech Grove Police Department. → Read More

‘Disturbing’: Police release video of child playing with loaded gun

The entire arrest and video was broadcasted by “On Patrol: Live,” a reality television show that follows the Beech Grove Police Department. → Read More

‘Painful to watch’: Colts fans react to disappointing season, look to future

Things crumbled quickly for the Colts in 2022, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the game-day crowd. → Read More

INDOT digs ‘huge’ hole on 465 to repair and prevent pothole

INDIANAPOLIS — A usual slow spot for drivers has been even worse the last few days as westbound I-465 right by Allisonville Road has been down to one lane since Wednesday. The closures have created significant delays, especially during morning and afternoon rush hours. INDOT said the reason for the closure is a surprise pothole […] → Read More

Customers frustrated with weeks of inconsistent trash pickup by new service

MOORESVILLE, Ind. — If you take a quick drive around Mooresville you’ll see overflowing trash bins with bags piling up on many streets. It’s part of a problem residents said has been going on for weeks. ”I have at least six bags and they’re the big yellow trash bags,” Anna Gould said, talking about her […] → Read More

First responders want you and your home to be prepared for winter storm

BARGERSVILLE, Ind. — A winter storm headed in on a holiday weekend creates a very busy combination for first responders. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all of central Indiana from Thursday evening to Friday night. AAA also predicts Friday as the busiest travel day of the holiday season. ”What we would call […] → Read More

Fatal Crash Review Board trying to make Indy safer as crash deaths grow

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis started and ended it’s day with a person getting hit and killed by a car in the city on Monday. 23-year-old Callie Nicholson died Monday morning at the intersection of Raymond St. and Churchman Ave. Later the day, 63-year-old Ronald Wright was hit near 34th St. and Summerfield Dr. on the west […] → Read More

Former investigator, community react to new developments in Delphi case

DELPHI, Ind. — Delphi suspect information still hangs in windows of a downtown Delphi building. Just across the street the main suspect in the murders of Abby Williams and Libby German, Richard Allen, appeared in the Carroll County Courthouse in front of a packed room. Judge Fran Gull has not yet made a decision on […] → Read More