The mystery of the penguin on top of the tv station was finally solved – and the 3-year-old wasn’t too far off

For a year, three-year-old Alex was telling his mom and dad he was seeing a penguin on top of his father's tv station place of work...parents finally figured out what he was looking at - and he wasn't that far off. Here's what it was.

‘What happened to Jack?’ Misunderstanding leads local dad to think something happened to cat

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Vigo County three-year-old is accused of giving his dad a scare. It happened on Sunday. Chris Essex told FTN it started when his son Alex asked 'What happened to Jack?' "We have an older cat named Jack. When Alex came in concerned asking what happened to Jack...I was kind … Continue reading ‘What happened to Jack?’ Misunderstanding leads local dad to think something happened to cat

Rescuing the rescuers: Fire truck found buried in dog food

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - Parents made a shocking discovery on Monday morning as they found a toy fire truck buried in a container of dog food. Chris and Ami Essex are not releasing any information on who they believe the suspect is, but they said they do have someone in mind. "I won't name … Continue reading Rescuing the rescuers: Fire truck found buried in dog food

Not so Goodnight: Toddler wakes up with ‘Goodnight Moon‘ related nightmare

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - Parents day a Vigo County three-year-old woke up shaking after reading a famous children's book before bed. The nightmare happened just after midnight early Monday morning. Parents tell FTN three-year-old Alex Essex woke up crying, having a bad dream connected to the book 'Goodnight Moon.' Alex's dad Chris says the … Continue reading Not so Goodnight: Toddler wakes up with ‘Goodnight Moon‘ related nightmare

Super concerned toddler worried about cat on top of the fridge

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A local three-year-old is expressing concern after he witnessed his cat jump on top of the fridge to sleep. Alex Essex's mom Ami told Fake Toddler News the little boy has been on a big 'be careful' kick, telling anything or anybody he sees up high to be careful. "It … Continue reading Super concerned toddler worried about cat on top of the fridge

Cat makes rare daytime appearance while toddler at his grandmother’s

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A family house cat was able to make a rare daytime appearance while the toddler was out of town. On Sunday, Chris and Ami Essex's cat Jack made his bi-monthly day time appearance on the back of the couch, even sleeping on the floor near the window. Chris said three-year-old … Continue reading Cat makes rare daytime appearance while toddler at his grandmother’s

Toddler shares shocking highlight of two-mile long walk

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - A Terre Haute toddler shared his number one highlight after an afternoon on the trails. The walk happened Tuesday in eastern Vigo County. Ami Essex took three-year-old Alex Essex and their dog, eight-year-old yellow lab Anya, on the walk. "It was a nice day," Ami said. "Maybe the first really … Continue reading Toddler shares shocking highlight of two-mile long walk

‘Get the duck away from me,’ Local toddler wants nothing to do with ducks at local park

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (FTN) - An outing at a local park had unexpected results for a Terre Haute family on Sunday. The Essex family went to Deming Park on the city's east side. Before they walked out the door, father, 36-year-old Chris Essex grabbed an almost stale loaf of bread. Chris said it was so … Continue reading ‘Get the duck away from me,’ Local toddler wants nothing to do with ducks at local park