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School board to conduct hearing tonight on school facility improvements

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:59:00 -0400

The Vigo County School Board will conduct a public hearing at 6 p.m. tonight related to improvement projects at Honey Creek Middle School, and Fayette, Franklin and Sugar Creek elementary schools.(image)



Winamac man dead, girl hurt after collision with police car

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:26:36 -0400

A northwestern Indiana motorist has died and a young girl has been seriously injured after the car they were riding in collided with a police car.(image)



Indiana water park's owners apologize for children's burns

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:40:00 -0400

A company that operates a northwestern Indiana water park authorities closed after 11 children suffered chemical burns says it's "profoundly sorry" for the injuries.(image)



Margaret Avenue closed beginning today

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Terre Haute officials have set a date for construction to begin on the nearly $9 million Margaret Avenue overpass project, which also includes roadway reconstruction.(image)


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US stocks mostly higher in midday trading; oil recovers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:22:00 -0400

Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in midday trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Financial stocks were also headed higher. Technology companies were down the most, giving up gains from an early…(image)



Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:41:55 -0400

The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.(image)


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Vintage camping: Old trailers, camper vans at Lincoln Trail State Park

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:15:00 -0400

Jack Davidson is known for restoring antique cars but one of his latest projects is a little different. His 1972 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van served as a sort of opening exhibit for a weekend vintage camper rally at Lincoln Trail…(image)


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80-plus jobs being cut at northern Indiana auto-parts plant

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:44:36 -0400

More than 80 workers will soon be laid off from a northern Indiana auto-parts factory for its second large round of job cuts in the past two years.(image)



10 Things to Know for Monday

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:25:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, June 26.(image)


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Hoosier schools preparing cyber crime fighters

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:37:00 -0400

With cyber attacks on the rise, so too is the need for experts to protect companies, government agencies and individuals from those attacks and the damage they can cause.(image)


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AP analysis: Gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:19:00 -0400

According to an Associated Press analysis of the 2016 elections, Republicans had a real advantage because of how lines were drawn for hundreds of U.S. and state legislative seats.(image)


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Purdue, IU offer wealth of cyber security programs

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:20:00 -0400

In the field of cyber security, Purdue and Indiana universities offer academic programs and research centers.(image)



Analysis: Gerrymandering gave GOP unfair advantage in Indiana elections

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:17:00 -0400

Indiana House Republicans unfairly benefited from political gerrymandering in the 2016 election, according to an analysis of voting data released by the Associated Press.(image)






Food Inspections June 12-16, 2017

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:17:00 -0400

Food inspections for June 12-16 in Terre Haute.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: June 25, 2017

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:19:08 -0400

The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement, based on jail records. Charges are recommended by arresting officers but are not final until the Vigo County prosecutor reviews the case and files official charges.(image)



Morton Marcus: Indiana dominated by low wage counties

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

"Shocking, is what I call it,”Sensation Shome, the radical activist said.“Did you realize there are 77 Indiana counties where the average compensation of employees is below the 2015 state average of $55,159? Only three counties (Kosciusko, Martin and Posey) exceed…(image)



Despite early intervention, little girl died amid neglect allegations

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:58:00 -0400

Warning signs showed up early in 9-month-old Adilynn Moseman's fragile existence. On Jan. 21, 2016, 5-year-old Adilynn died. An autopsy attributed her death to pneumonia and malnutrition. She weighed just under 17 pounds. Did Indiana's legal and protective systems fail…(image)


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Over a thousand come together to celebrate diversity

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:49:00 -0400

A sea of people with highlighter-orange T-shirts crowded the northwest corner of Seventh and Wabash on Saturday morning for Terre Haute's Third Annual Diversity Walk.(image)


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Gas tax, registration fees to rise July 1

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:52:00 -0400

Hoosiers will soon be paying more at the pump and at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, but they will see smoother roads as a result, state and local officials say.(image)


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IHS awards $17,000 grant to Sisters of Providence archives

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:43:07 -0400

The Indiana Historical Society has announced a $17,000 Heritage Support Grant is being awarded to the Sisters of Providence archives.(image)



Indiana Black Legislative Caucus makes town hall tour stop in Terre Haute

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:44:55 -0400

Seven members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus made a stop in Terre Haute on Saturday afternoon as part of their town hall tour around the state.(image)


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More than 250 new Indiana laws take effect July 1

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:46:00 -0400

Some are complicated, such as the state budget and funding for education and transportation. Others are simple. But many of the more than 250 new Indiana laws that take effect July 1 potentially affect nearly every Hoosier.(image)


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Cayuga business receives development grant

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:35:39 -0400

The Vermillion County Economic Development Council has granted its fourth loan through the USDA Revolving Loan Fund Grant. In fall 2015, the VCEDC applied for the grant through the USDA in the amount of $60,000 with a local match of…(image)



Terre Haute Young Leader Spotlight

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:34:24 -0400

Alysha Kesner is life-long resident of Terre Haute and a graduate of Indiana State University with a degree in Recreation&Sport Management. She has been with the Terre Haute Parks&Recreation Department for over five years and currently serves as the Director…(image)


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Senate health insurance plan on tightrope

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:28:28 -0400

Opposition by unified Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans to the GOP leadership’s health care plan could doom it unless horse-trading changes occur before an up-or-down vote.(image)


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WFIU-WTIU wins top honor in regional Murrow Awards

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:32:56 -0400

After earning seven combined regional Murrow Awards this April, the WFIU-WTIU News team and Indiana Public Broadcasting have won two National Murrow Awards. The Radio Television Digital News Association announced today that WFIU-WTIU News received a(image)



VU gains new dean, an ISU alumnus

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:32:55 -0400

Longtime Vincennes University faculty member Ty Freed has accepted the position of Dean of the College of Technology, according to an announcement by Laurel Smith, Vincennes University’s interim provost and vice president of Instructional Services. F(image)



New Ivy Tech VP has Terre Haute ties

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:32:53 -0400

Ivy Tech Community College has named two vice presidents of operations as part of its new organizational structure. Michelle Simmons will serve as vice president of operations in the North, and Kathleen Mote will serve as vice president of operations(image)



Klingerman graduates from Lugar Series

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:19:07 -0400

Terre Haute native Shelley Klingerman has graduated from the 2016-17 Lugar Series class.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: June 24, 2017

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:11:37 -0400

The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement, based on jail records. Charges are recommended by arresting officers but are not final until the Vigo County prosecutor reviews the case and files official charges.(image)



Social Security: On vacation? Social Security is still here for you

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:00:00 -0400

Summer is here and millions of vacationers are packing their bags to visit a new locale and soak up some sunshine. You might be traveling quite a ways. You’re used to staying connected to important information like your bank accounts…(image)



Peru's human cannonball buys Ringling Bros. train car

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:30:00 -0400

PERU – For 145 years, performers with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus traveled the country by train to put on their world-renowned acts. The trains eventually became one of the most iconic parts of the “Greatest Show on…(image)


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Business Calendar: June 25, 2017

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Business meetings offered this week throughout the Wabash Valley.(image)



On the move

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Westminster Village, the Life Plan Community serving Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley area, recently appointed Dan Smith as executive director.(image)



Boy drowns at Elkhart water park, 2nd boy hospitalized

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:02:36 -0400

A 10-year-old boy has drowned at a water park owned by the city of Elkhart. A 9-year-old boy made it to shore and is hospitalized in fair condition.(image)






ISU board OKs tuition increases and new budget

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

The Indiana State University board of trustees on Friday approved a student tuition increase and a 2017-18 budget.(image)


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'Women Who Care' donate $8,700 to supervision center

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

The group 100 Women Who Care of Sullivan County on Friday donated $8,700 to the Sullivan County Supervision Center.(image)


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Overnight 20 minute closures on Wabash River Bridge begin Monday

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced there will be 20 minute closures beginning Monday night on the U.S. 36 bridge over the Wabash River in Parke County.(image)



Trial date remains Aug. 28 for mother in child-death case

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

An Aug. 28 trial date remains set for a Vigo County mother accused in the alleged neglect death of her disabled daughter.(image)






Former Vigo Sheriff Deputy Frank Shahadey pleads guilty

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:32:00 -0400

Former Vigo County Sheriff's Deputy Frank Shahadey has pleaded guilty and signed a plea agreement to avoid trial for an alleged kickback scheme that federal prosecutors say cost the local school district more than $80,000.(image)


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Indiana State trustees approve tuition, budgets

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:59:00 -0400

The Indiana State University board of trustees approved a new tuition and fees schedule and operating budgets at its meeting today.(image)



Stolen-car chase, search for driver leads to arrest

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:17:44 -0400

Police arrested the alleged driver of a stolen vehicle following a pursuit and manhunt early this morning.(image)


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St. Paul Missionary Baptist to celebrate 100 years June 24, 25

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:57:00 -0400

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, founded in 1917, celebrates 100 years of service in the Terre Haute community. To commemorate the milestone, St. Paul will host a Concert Celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24.(image)



Brown County planning 2,000-seat concert hall project

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:43:05 -0400

A new 2,000-seat indoor music venue is being planned in southern Indiana's Brown County nearly eight years after fire destroyed its longtime concert hall.(image)



Indiana 46 ramp closing overnight for paving

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:22:07 -0400

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced the Indiana 46 westbound ramp to Indiana 641 will close at 8 p.m. Saturday and reopen at 4 a.m. Sunday. The contractor will be placing the top layer of asphalt on the ramp.(image)



Indianapolis selected to pilot first Community Innovation Lab of its kind

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:04:00 -0400

After a rigorous national search process, Indianapolis has been selected as the first U.S. city to pilot EmcArts’ first Community Innovation Lab focused on economic inclusion. The winning proposal, submitted by Spirit & Place, Groundwork Indy, and Kheprw Institute, is…(image)



Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:49:07 -0400

A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.(image)



Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:45:18 -0400

Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.(image)


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Police report rash of drug overdoses in Bloomington

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:55:06 -0400

Police in an Indiana city say they've seen a rash of drug overdose cases preliminarily linked to heroin and a synthetic cannabinoid.(image)



State warns Illinois residents about rabid animals

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:56:36 -0400

Illinois residents are being warned to beware of rabid animals after more than two dozen rabid bats have been reported in the state this year.(image)



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:15:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, June 23.(image)


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MARK BENNETT: Solar eclipse adds moment of wonder to summer of '17

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:03:00 -0400

An eclipse of the sun seems to equalize all those living beneath it. That's been true for thousands of years, dating back to Viking myths that sky wolves chased the sun and moon and gobbled the orbs up during an…(image)


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State police: Illinois man who voted in Indiana arrested

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:05:47 -0400

Indiana State Police say they've arrested a former Vigo County man accused of voting in Indiana even after he moved to Illinois.(image)


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New trial date set in starving death of 9-year-old boy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:59:45 -0400

A new trial date has been set for a Fontanet woman accused of child neglect in the death of a 9-year-old disabled boy. Robin Kraemer, 53, now has a Sept. 18 trial date.(image)


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Federal charges filed after April 'bomb' incident

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:56:46 -0400

A West Terre Haute arrested April 11 for making a bomb in his home also has been indicted in federal court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.(image)


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Lorick leaving Terre Haute human relations post

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:54:00 -0400

In a few weeks, Jeff Lorick will leave his position as executive director of the Terre Haute Human Relations Commission. He's heading to Florida to take a similar post.(image)


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Indiana, middle America, in the grip of an opiate crisis

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:51:00 -0400

Indiana has the dubious distinction of being among states with the highest number of pain killers and opioids available.(image)


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Lea Anne Crooks named chancellor of Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:41:50 -0400

Lea Anne Crooks has spent 26 years at Ivy Tech, starting as a part-time shorthand instructor even before the statewide post-secondary institution became a community college.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: June 22, 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:25:30 -0400

The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement, based on jail records. Charges are recommended by arresting officers but are not final until the Vigo County prosecutor reviews the case and files official charges.(image)



Sullivan pool forum set for Monday

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:25:39 -0400

The Friends of Sullivan City Pool will host an open forum Monday to gather fundraising ideas and to brainstorm about improvements to the Sullivan City Pool. The forum is set for 6 p.m. in the enclosed shelter house at Sullivan…(image)



Man faces burglary, aggravated battery charges

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:25:49 -0400

A Terre Haute man has been charged with burglary and aggravated battery after allegedly stabbing a man he encountered in his ex-girlfriend's home.(image)


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Airport ready to unveil renovation work

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:25:43 -0400

Airport officials next week are set to unveil more than a year's work of upgrading the exterior to a terminal building at Terre Haute Regional Airport.(image)



Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:07:00 -0400

Indiana residents who purchase individual health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges could see premiums rise next year — or even double in some cases.(image)



Owner, director of compounding pharmacy face federal charges

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:55:06 -0400

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Two central Indiana compounding pharmacy executives face federal charges stemming from drug-potency problems, including powerful painkillers that were administered to infants.(image)



Lorick, head of human rights panel, leaving Terre Haute

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:20:00 -0400

Jeff Lorick has announced his resignation as executive director of the Terre Haute Human Relations Commission. He is moving to Florida.(image)


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Lea Anne Crooks to serve as chancellor of Ivy Tech Terre Haute campus

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:03:00 -0400

Ivy Tech Community College has named Lea Anne Crooks chancellor of its Terre Haute campus as a part of its statewide organizational restructure.(image)


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Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:54:39 -0400

Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.(image)


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Electric vehicle maker to buy AM General plant in Indiana

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:28:06 -0400

An electric vehicle manufacturer plans to buy an AM General assembly plant in northern Indiana and invest $30 million in upgrades at the facility.(image)



Hulman Center project in limbo at moment

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Design work for a proposed renovated Hulman Center and an adjoining new convention center is 45 percent complete, but funding for the $75 million project remains at a standstill.(image)


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Panel puzzled by lack of growth in downtown assessments

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Terre Haute redevelopment officials are scratching their heads over lower than expected increases in property tax assessments, and therefore tax receipts, in the city's central business district and urban renewal area.(image)


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7th Street apartment house damaged in fire

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:29:00 -0400

An apartment house on South Seventh Street near Swan was heavily damaged in an early morning fire today.(image)


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Find this week's 'BASH in Friday's paper

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:49:00 -0400

Because of some equipment issues, 'BASH is not included in Thursday's Tribune-Star. The section will be inserted into Friday’s paper this week.(image)


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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, June 22.(image)



Teen faces felony charge in air rifle shooting of boy, 5

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

The Madison County Prosecutor’s Office has filed formal charges against a 14-year-old teenager suspected in the shooting of 5-year-old Bentley Chesnut just over two weeks ago.The juvenile was charged with Level 3 felony aggravated battery, Level 6 fe(image)



State awards STEM grants; Vigo gets nearly $300,000

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:08:00 -0400

The Vigo County School Corp. and several partners are benefiting from nearly $300,000 in grants that focus on math, science and STEM instruction, according to the Indiana Department of Education.(image)


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Woman's Press Club recognizes Terre Haute author

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:08:56 -0400

The Woman’s Press Club of Indiana has named Helen Corey of Terre Haute its Communicator of Achievement in 2017.(image)


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Punching cop may cost Hudson, 80, up to 12 years in prison

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:10:28 -0400

A Vigo County jury deliberated for less than an hour Wednesday before finding Claude F. Hudson Jr. guilty of battering a police officer at a January appearance by Elizabeth Smart at Indiana State University.The same jury took only a few…(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: June 21, 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:04:08 -0400

The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement Tuesday and Wednesday, based on jail records. Charges are recommended by arresting officers but are not final until the Vigo County prosecutor reviews the case and…(image)



Anthem, MDwise leaving Indiana health insurance exchange

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:35 -0400

Health insurers Anthem and MDwise say they're withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange in Indiana next year.(image)



Indiana birth, death data available on interactive portal

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:30:00 -0400

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has unveiled a new data portal that Hoosiers can use to review county- and state-level birth and death data from 2011-2015.(image)



Hudson found guilty of battering ISU police officer

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:26:00 -0400

A jury has found a former Golden Gloves boxer guilty of battery on a police officer in connection with a Jan. 30 appearance of speaker Elizabeth Smart at Indiana State University.(image)


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700 scores tossed after students allowed to use calculators

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:32:35 -0400

State officials are reviewing how students at 20 schools around Indiana were mistakenly allowed to use calculators on part of this year's ISTEP standardized math exams.(image)



Police search for suspect in gas station robbery

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:26:00 -0400

Terre Haute Police responded to robbery about 3 a.m. at a Marathon gas station. Police say a barefoot man demanded money.(image)


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Illinois lawmakers hold special session amid budget impasse

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:32:36 -0400

Illinois lawmakers tasked with resolving the state's unprecedented budget impasse are to gather to begin the effort.(image)



Indiana among states to win case against FCC regarding inmate phone call rates

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:10:00 -0400

Attorney General Curtis Hill Tuesday praised a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in favor of Indiana and eight other states in a dispute over inmate phone call rates and costs imposed upon state corrections…(image)



10 children suffer chemical burns at Indiana water park

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:06:00 -0400

A northwest Indiana water park has been closed indefinitely after an equipment malfunction left 10 children with chemical burns.(image)



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:45:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, June 21.(image)


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Mother in child-death case faces new charges

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:37:00 -0400

Charges of welfare fraud and theft have been filed against a Vigo County mother accused in the alleged neglect death of her disabled daughter.(image)


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Trial starts for man stopped from approaching ISU speaker Elizabeth Smart

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:31:00 -0400

A Vigo County prosecutor argued a criminal case Tuesday against an 80-year-old man accused of punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching guest speaker Elizabeth Smart at an Indiana State University event in January.(image)


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Launch Terre Haute opens up to new creative process

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:14:55 -0400

Around a dozen people dedicated most of their Tuesday for a training session at Launch Terre Haute that aimed to make them better problem solvers and more proactive members of the community.(image)



British TV producers to document Wabash Valley drug trade

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:13:32 -0400

A British television production company plans to document the work of some Terre Haute police officers as part of a series chronicling America's underground drug trade.(image)



Governor announces ISU appointments

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:13:37 -0400

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has announced two appointments and two re-appointments to the Indiana State University board of trustees. He also announced that an Indiana State executive, Greg Goode, will serve on a higher education, multi-state compact.(image)


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Board OKs $5.3M design contract for new sewer facility

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:13:00 -0400

The Terre Haute Board of Sanitary Commissioners Tuesday approved a more than $5.3 million contract for CHA Consulting, Inc., an engineering and construction management firm, to begin final design of a new main sewer lift station.(image)



Citizens speak out on jail question

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:17:00 -0400

Coordination and leadership is needed to find the best possible solution to jail overcrowding, several residents told the Vigo County Council on Tuesday.(image)



Nobody injured in Vermillion County rollover crash

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:55:13 -0400

A Monday night crash in Vermillion County ended with a semi-tractor-trailer rolling over and spreading debris on and around Indiana 63, but there were no injuries.(image)


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