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'Team of Mercy' needs help to keep helping

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:14:00 -0500

Team of Mercy assists survivors in the critical 24-hour period and days following an attempted or completed suicide with support, both financial and emotional. Services include bio-hazard scene clean-up; counseling programs; grief support; support groups; and special needs by request.(image)


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West Terre Haute man jailed on six charges

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:53:00 -0500

A West Terre Haute man was arrested on six charges after an incident that allegedly occurred Thursday night in West Terre Haute.(image)


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Participants sought for 'Pulse of the Voters' project

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:39:35 -0500

With Donald Trump's presidency now in its second year, the Tribune-Star wants to speak with Vigo County residents for a“Pulse of the Voters”project, part of a national initiative undertaken by CNHI publications. We're seeking a cross-section of voters who cast…(image)



Taking the plunge

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:26:00 -0500

Temperatures hovering around 33 degrees did not stop 158 brave individuals — many wearing colorful costumes, others going shirtless — from jumping into pool water one by one to benefit Special Olympics Indiana during the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser Saturday…(image)


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Worth the wait: Hungry park visitors serious about devouring pancakes with homemade syrup

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:01:00 -0500

Most of the serious, behind-the-scenes work for the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department's 31st annual Pancake Breakfast occurred at Prairie Creek Park.(image)


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Newsmaker

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0500

Miranda Goodwin, former intern at the Wabash Valley Community Foundation in Terre Haute, was awarded Indiana INTERNnet’s Non-Traditional Intern of the Year at the recent 12th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon.(image)


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Effective leadership -- where did it go?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:00:00 -0500

'Leader' is defined as a person to guide a way by going in advance. Leadership is an important function of management, which helps to maximize efficiency and to achieve organizational goals. The following points justify the importance of leadership.(image)



Morton Marcus: Stock decline leading to recession?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:45:00 -0500

Once again, with the stock market tumbling as Lego blocks struck by a playful toddler, the inexplicable is explained by experts who declare, “The fundamentals are sound.”(image)



Business Calendar: Feb. 18, 2018

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:15:00 -0500

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



Social Security: Reaching retirement age? Here's what you need to know

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:15:00 -0500

Every birthday deserves celebration, but some seem a little more special than others. Think of a baby’s first birthday. Sweet 16. The “Big 4-0.” Then, before you know it, along comes 65. This last milestone is especially important to retirees.(image)



Interns at RJL Solutions begin West Central Indiana branding initiative

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:00:00 -0500

RJL Solutions, an advocacy and strategic communications firm in downtown Terre Haute, recently hired two interns for the spring semester to complete a regional branding project for West Central Indiana.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 17, 2018

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:39:32 -0500

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)



ISP: Traffic stop yields meth, pot arrest

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:31:00 -0500

A traffic stop on Interstate 70 about 12:45 p.m. Saturday yielded an arrest on meth and marijuana charges, according to Indiana State Police.(image)


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Police: Woman arrested after striking ISP vehicle

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:24:00 -0500

Indiana State Police said a Rockville woman was arrested after striking an ISP vehicle with her car.(image)


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Election board in Donnelly's home county challenges signatures for Braun

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500

The election board in the home county of Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly wants an investigation into whether Republican candidate Mike Brain filed bogus signatures to get on the primary ballot.(image)



Former New Albany student in custody after cyber threats

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:27:33 -0500

A 16-year-old former student at New Albany High School is in custody following a police investigation into threatening social media posts targeting the school.(image)



Got chickens? Well, keep it on the down low!

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:15:00 -0500

Raising chickens in the city is a thing? Apparently so. Or, at least a new Facebook page devoted to the raising of chickens within the Terre Haute limits — an activity supposedly prohibited by city ordinance — has been gaining…(image)


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SMWC opens on-campus health clinic

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:12:43 -0500

Students and staff at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College now have greater access to basic health care via an on-campus health clinic in collaboration with Union Medial Group.(image)



Experts: Be careful what you write on social media

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:12:41 -0500

Legal rulings, one of them originating locally, show there's a cost should you slip over the line into defamation.(image)



Board OKS two-year towing contract

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:11:15 -0500

A new two-year contract for towing services has been approved by the Terre Haute Board of Public Works and Safety.(image)



Candidate forum set for Feb. 26

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:11:08 -0500

Indivisible Indiana 8th will be hosting a Meet the Candidates event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the First Unitarian Universalist congregation building,1875 South Fruitridge Ave, Terre Haute.(image)



Senate candidate Rokita's spending of 'franking' money's out of control, some say

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:12:00 -0500

Throughout his career in elected office, Indiana Senate candidate Todd Rokita has used apocalyptic language to warn of“out-of-control”government spending, which he once described as“choking our economy and stealing freedom.”Yet whenever election s(image)


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Terre Haute Street Closing

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:00:00 -0500

•Crawford Street from Gilbert Avenue to 16th Street will be closed through Sunday for water main repair.(image)



Section of Crawford Street closed through Feb. 18

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:32:00 -0500

Crawford Street from Gilbert to 16th streets is closed today, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 18, for water main repair.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 16, 2018

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:20:00 -0500

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)



13 Russians charged with meddling to help Trump in election

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:38:15 -0500

Thirteen Russians and three Russian companies were charged Friday with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda aimed at helping Republican Donald Trump and harming the prospects of his Democratic opponent, Hillary…(image)


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Woman arrested on trafficking with inmate charges

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:42:35 -0500

An Indianapolis woman suspected of trafficking with an offender at Putnamville Correctional Facility has been arrested, according to the Indiana Department of Correction.(image)


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Parke County chase ends in crash, arrest

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:32:01 -0500

A Montezuma man was injured Friday morning after police said he stole a vehicle and led them on a chase.(image)



Indiana flu-related deaths reached nearly 200 last week

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:21:29 -0500

State health officials say Indiana's flu-related deaths rose to nearly 200 last week as the current severe flu season continued.(image)



Indiana ag leaders: NAFTA overhaul would devastate farmers

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:22:58 -0500

Leaders of Indiana's agriculture industry say President Donald Trump's plan to either overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement or withdraw the U.S. from the deal could be a dangerous blow to the state's farmers.(image)



Kids museum has extra programs, hours this weekend

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:06:32 -0500

The Terre Haute Children's Museum is offering special programs and additional hours this weekend and Monday.(image)



Man injured in Terre Haute, flown to hospital

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:45:30 -0500

A man was injured Friday morning while operating a dump truck and has been flown to an Indianapolis hospital, according to Terre Haute police.(image)



22 more children die from flu, brings total to 84

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:07:42 -0500

ATLANTA (RNN) – Another 22 children have died from the flu in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. That brings the total to 84.(image)


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Convicted killer indicted in decades cold murder case

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:40:00 -0500

Mary Osborne entered the sanctuary of the First Church of God the morning of Dec. 28, 1972, to set out the trash on garbage collection day in this southernmost West Virginia community.(image)



INDOT: New system streamlines reporting of roadway problems

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:24:29 -0500

State officials have launched a new system intended to make it easier for Indiana motorists to report roadway problems such as potholes.(image)



Dog food is withdrawn over concerns about euthanasia drug

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:58:59 -0500

The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals.(image)



Ram trucks recalled to fix problem with gear shifters

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:12:00 -0500

Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 229,000 Ram trucks, mostly in North America, because they can be shifted out of park without a key in the ignition or a foot on the brake.(image)



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:09:00 -0500

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, Feb. 16.(image)


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Students come together over art

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:19:00 -0500

Art projects generating positive messages are the order of the day at West Vigo Middle School and Terre Haute South Vigo High School. The projects were sponsored by Spprak and IBEW No. 725 as a contribution to Random Acts of…(image)


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Smaller-town districts dedicated to school safety, too

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:12:39 -0500

Wabash Valley school officials know the potential for school violence isn't limited to big cities, and they're dedicated to prevention and preparation.(image)



Officials: Vigo regularly prepares for worst scenarios

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:12:00 -0500

In the wake of a Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, Vigo County school and law enforcement officials are reviewing their plans to prevent and, if need be, address an active-shooter scenario.(image)


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Fees deemed reasonable in confined animal operation dispute

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:01:11 -0500

The fate of the state's industry for confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, might have been hinging on a decision issued Wednesday by the Indiana Court of Appeals.(image)



Savannah's Law heads to House

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:01:08 -0500

House Bill 100, authored by Sen. Michael Delph, R-Carmel, allows fire departments to conduct carbon monoxide testing in passenger compartments at no charge for vehicle owners. Testing would be voluntary. The fire departments would't be held liable if a civil…(image)



Bill would require heat-related safety training for coaches

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:01:18 -0500

State Rep. Ron Bacon is wrapping up the third leg of his sports-related legislative bill triad. The Republican from Chandler is pushing a bill through the Indiana General Assembly that would require head coaches and assistant coaches of interscholastic or…(image)


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Duke Energy announces planned outage

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:00:43 -0500

Duke Energy has announced a planned outage for between 9 a.m. and noon on Monday. It will last about 15 minutes, and it will be on the South Vigo 1202 Circuit, which includes the U.S. 41 corridor south of the…(image)



Permits available to cut firewood at McCormick's Creek

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:00:00 -0500

The public is invited to cut certain downed trees in designated areas at McCormick’s Creek State Park for firewood.(image)



Freezin' for a reason

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:02:00 -0500

With a high temperature approaching 40 degrees and rain in Saturday's forecast, participants in Indiana State University's 10th annual Polar Plunge may need more than one towel to stay warm after they leap out of the cold water.(image)



Teacher: 'Can't believe this has happened'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:50:00 -0500

Jim Gard arrived at school Wednesday prepared for a day similar to most he's had over his 36 years as a math teacher. In the blink of an eye this day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.…(image)


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Chamber continues advocacy with statehouse visit

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:02:09 -0500

More than a dozen members of The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce traveled to Indianapolis on Wednesday to advocate for Terre Haute and the West Central Indiana(image)


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April trial date set in shooting death case

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:08:00 -0500

An April 17 trial date has been set for a woman charged in connection with a January 2017 shooting death. Madonna Fulford, 28, of West Terre Haute, has been charged with obstruction of justice and assisting a criminal.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 15, 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:08:06 -0500

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)



McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:46:00 -0500

McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants.(image)


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Indiana governor directs lowering flags for Florida victims

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:50:01 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Indiana's governor is directing that flags be lowered to half-staff across the state in honor of the Florida school shooting victims.(image)



Muncie police seek 8 who stole $6K in merchandise from store

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:50:02 -0500

MUNCIE (AP)—Police are seeking the public's help in finding eight people who were captured on video brazenly stealing $6,000 in merchandise from a Muncie store.(image)



Doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers seeks delays

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP)—A northwestern Indiana doctor accused of overprescribing painkillers wants more time to review video and audio evidence in the case.(image)



Sessions wants to study mental health in school shootings

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:19:00 -0500

An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.(image)


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INDOT takes customer service to the next level with INDOT4U

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today the launch of INDOT4U, a new model for customer service that makes it easier than ever for customers to contact the agency, and get questions answered and problems resolved.(image)



Illinois governor orders flags lowered in honor of fallen police commander

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:32:01 -0500

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Gov. Bruce Rauner has directed all entities governed by the Illinois Flag Display Act to fly both the United States and Illinois state flags at half-staff in remembrance of Chicago Police Commander Paul R. Bauer.(image)



Georgia judge tosses murder charges against three former sheriff's deputies

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:27:31 -0500

SANDERSVILLE, Ga.—Grand jury murder indictments against three former sheriff’s deputies accused in the stun gun death of a local man have been dismissed because the prosecutor did not record the proceedings with a court reporter.(image)



10 Things to Know for Thursday

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:47:00 -0500

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Student who alleges rape sues school district

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:56:00 -0500

A federal lawsuit against the Northeast School Corporation alleges the Sullivan County school district allowed the bullying and harassment of two female students at North Central High School by another student and his friends after a sexual assault.(image)



Wabash Valley feels blush of mid-winter holiday

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:32:00 -0500

Terre Haute was abuzz Wednesday as people whizzed around town celebrating Valentine’s Day with candies, flowers and even with a trip to the roller rink.(image)


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For voting center plan, it's back to the drawing board

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:17:05 -0500

After Tuesday night's County Council meeting, the Vigo County Elections Board will have to once more review its vote center plan.(image)



Study: One in seven umbilical cords test positive for opiates

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:15:00 -0500

Indiana has a higher number of babies’ umbilical cords testing positive for opiates than the national average.(image)


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Lost skier says head injury led to cross-country trip

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:05:00 -0500

The skier thought lost on this rugged New York mountain peak only to mysteriously turn up in California six days later believes he suffered a head injury that led to his cross-country journey.(image)


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Indiana Sunday alcohol sales bill could take effect sooner

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:30:31 -0500

Indiana residents may be able to buy carryout alcohol on Sundays sooner than first expected after a House panel voted Wednesday to move up the effective date of a bill that would overturn the state's Prohibition-era ban on such sales.(image)



Terre Haute Chamber launches regional initiative

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:27:34 -0500

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is launching a new regional effort aimed at sparking conversations in a five-county area. The effort is called West Central 2025, and the collaboration inspired by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s long-range economic development…(image)



Ferree withdraws from sheriff's race

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:08:07 -0500

Steve W. Ferree, a Democratic candidate for Vigo County sheriff, has withdrawn from the May 8 primary election.(image)


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Power outage affects about 670 customers

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:29:02 -0500

About 670 WIN Energy REMC members in Sullivan and Vigo counties experienced a power outage on Wednesday.(image)



Update: Florida high school shooter in custody; 'numerous' deaths

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:53:00 -0500

A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing "numerous" people, sending students running out into the streets and SWAT team members swarming in before authorities took the shooter into custody.(image)


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Central Indiana school cancels classes because of flu

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:43:58 -0500

A central Indiana school has canceled classes for the rest of the week because of a flu outbreak.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 14, 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:27:31 -0500

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)



Stocks climb as investors shake off inflation worries

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:48 -0500

U.S. stocks are shaking off an early decline and rising Wednesday as banks climb along with bond yields. The increase in rates came after the government said consumer prices climbed in January at a rate that was faster than economists…(image)


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Authorities: Bodies of 2 ice fishermen found at Indiana pond

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:25:59 -0500

Authorities say the bodies of two ice fishermen have been recovered from an Indiana pond.(image)



ISP: Traffic stop leads to seizure of marijuana, arrest

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:29:00 -0500

The discovery of about a pound and a quarter of marijuana in a car trunk led to the arrest of an Indianapolis man in Terre Haute on Tuesday.(image)


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Strict reporting laws spike child abuse cases in Massachusetts

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:53:00 -0500

The rate of child abuse and neglect cases reported in Massachusetts is higher than any other state, according to new federal data, but advocates for children say the dubious ranking is actually a sign of progress.(image)



Federal court rejects Alabama suburb’s separate school plan on racial grounds

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:45:00 -0500

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the City of Gardendale cannot break away from the Jefferson County School System and form its own system because the plan was racially motivated.(image)



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:22:00 -0500

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, Feb. 14.(image)


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University searchers to help pick next VCSC leader

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:36:00 -0500

The Vigo County School Corp. is using the free services of a University Superintendent Search Team, which includes a College of Education faculty member from each of the four major state universities: ISU, Ball State, Indiana University and Purdue University.(image)


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La Quinta opens, helps boost city's room stock

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:53:00 -0500

Terre Haute resident Purang Patel wants to ensure he invests in his community. On Tuesday, Patel's efforts were unveiled with the opening of a new LaQuinta Inn & Suites, at 451 E. Margaret Avenue.(image)


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Campus tour highlights Hidden Black Art at ISU

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:54:00 -0500

Indiana State University is home to thousands of pictures, paintings and works of art in various mediums, but Tuesday a few were highlighted for their portrayal of the African-American experience throughout history.(image)


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Vote center request cut short

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:38:00 -0500

It is back to the drawing board for the Vigo County Election Board — at least on how it will use its 2018 budget for the election this year.(image)



German company looking to buy vacant Keebler property

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:24:00 -0500

Wayne Langman, a lifelong resident of Seelyville and the Lost Creek Township representative on the Area Planning Commission, remembers the history of the large blue building and 38-acre property that currently sit vacant at 9445 E. U.S. Highway 40.(image)


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Meijer gives $75,200 to local food pantry

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:18:45 -0500

A Vigo County food pantry is receiving $75,200 from the Terre Haute Meijer store due to the generosity of holiday shoppers at the end of 2017.(image)



Autonomous vehicle bill hits bump with makers

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:19:00 -0500

The future of self-driving vehicles hit a Hoosier pothole Tuesday as auto manufacturers said a legislative bill setting up standards overreaches into their attempts to build innovative and safe cars.(image)


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David Long, state Senate leader, to retire

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:21:00 -0500

The leader of the Indiana State Senate, President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said he will retire from the Senate in November.(image)


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Local NAACP president steps down to run for office

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:06:39 -0500

Sylvester Edwards has stepped down as president of the Greater Terre Haute branch of the NAACP. Edwards, a life member of the NAACP, filed last week as a candidate for 43rd District state representative, and non-profit organizations risk their federal…(image)


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Missing New York skier feared dead shows up alive and well in California

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:09:00 -0500

A skier missing for six days on Whiteface Mountain in remote northeast New York and presumed dead has turned up alive and well 2,800 miles away in Sacramento, California, State Police reported.(image)


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Identity releasedin Jan. 2 fire in Clay County

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:09:31 -0500

Clay County Coroner Nicholas French on Tuesday released the identity of a woman killed Jan. 2 in fire at 5041 W. Indiana 340 in rural Brazil. Killed was Ruth Yvonne Young, 41.(image)



Indian Supreme Court rejects challenge to execution combo

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:22:58 -0500

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled prison officials can change execution drugs without going through a public review.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 13, 2018

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:50:01 -0500

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



Child dies from flu complications

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:50:00 -0500

MUNCIE, IN (WISH/CNN) - A community is mourning a 3-year-old girl who died Monday from complications with the flu.(image)



'Clayton's Crusade' fundraiser tonight in Marshall

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:15:00 -0500

A chili cook-off is scheduled for this evening at Marshall High School to raise funds for research into Sudden Channel Neuropathy 8 A, a rare genetic disorder that triggers seizures, and “The Cute Syndrome,” an organization that supports patients and…(image)






Indiana facing larger school funding gap than projected

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:33:28 -0500

The multimillion-dollar gap in school funding that Indiana legislative leaders have pledged to fill is larger than first projected.(image)