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Body found in home is missing 19-year-old Evansville woman

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:28:51 -0400

The body of 19-year-old disabled Evansville woman has been found in a vacant home.(image)



Indiana Senate panel advances ISTEP replacement bill

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:48:21 -0400

An Indiana Senate education committee has advanced a bill setting parameters for a new state test that will replace the ISTEP exam.(image)



Indiana House panel amends overhaul of troubled vaping law

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:42:21 -0400

An Indiana House panel has amended legislation targeting the state's problematic vaping law to reintroduce certain regulations.(image)



Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:49:00 -0400

A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing.(image)



INDOT says bridge will be reduced to one lane

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:39:00 -0400

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced a bridge reconstruction project on U.S. 231 about 4 miles north of Greencastle will restrict traffic to one 10-foot-wide lane on the bridge over Jones Creek.(image)



Truck rolls, driver escapes major injury

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:58:00 -0400

A truck driver suffered minor injuries when his truck rolled in a crash about 9:30 a.m. today on Indiana 236 about a mile west of Indiana 59 in Parke County, according to Indiana State Police.(image)


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Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:03:00 -0400

Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.(image)



FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:01:00 -0400

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.(image)



Farmers report Illinois peaches survive late-season freeze

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:12:20 -0400

Peach farmers in Illinois say the state's crop will make it through the fickle spring weather.(image)



Crayola to retire a color; but which one will it be?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:20:00 -0400

Friday is National Crayon Day and Crayola says it will mark the occasion by retiring one of its colors.(image)



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:55:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, March 29.(image)



Mixed Bag: Golfers differ on best shot for city courses to get out of the rough

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:05:00 -0400

Golfers out on the fairways and greens on a recent sunny day had mixed views on Terre Haute's effort to find private operators for Rea Park and Hulman Links, courses that have accumulated a deficit of more than $5 million…(image)


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Vigo County agrees to jail deadline of Oct. 1, 2019

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

A 30-month time line has been set for completion of a new Vigo County Jail. It calls for the county jail, or security complex, to be completed with all equipment and furnishing installed, and staff trained and ready for occupation…(image)



Man, 55, arrested in Monday evening stabbing

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

A Terre Haute man has been arrested in connection with a Monday evening stabbing in the 1600 block of South 18th Street.(image)


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Vigo, Sullivan counties low in health rankings

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Vigo County shows a "slight uptick" over last year in health outcomes, while Sullivan County remains near the bottom in Indiana, according to a national report.(image)



Headstrong politics obstacle to bipartisan health care compromise

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

President Donald Trump’s notion of getting moderate Democrats to join with majority Republicans to help him win approval of health care legislation faces longshot odds, representatives of both parties said Tuesday.(image)



County will ask city for rezoning for jail property

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:24:24 -0400

By the end of next week, Vigo County's Board of Commissioners plan to file a petition seeking rezoning of the former International Paper site for a new county jail.(image)



Timeline for new Vigo County jail

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:22:53 -0400

Time frame for completion of Vigo County jail/security complex in joint stipulation:•March 14, 2017: Vigo County Council assessed potential rate increase for funding ($3 million appropriation from economic development funds was approved on March 14,(image)



Eel River bridge over Indiana 246 in closing for summer

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:21:24 -0400

The Eel River bridge on Indiana 246 in southwestern Clay County will be closed for the summer beginning Monday.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: March 28, 2017

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:45:20 -0400

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)



Panel OKs amended abortion bill on parental notification

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:51:20 -0400

A House panel has addressed constitutionality concerns by amending an abortion proposal that would have drastically altered the state's judicial bypass procedure.(image)



Powerful Indiana Senate committee puts stamp on roads plan

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:40:49 -0400

A powerful Indiana Senate committee on Tuesday put its stamp on an infrastructure funding plan, which includes a number of fee and tax increases that GOP leaders say are needed to pay for much needed road and bridge repairs.(image)



Indiana 246 bridge over Eel River will close in early April

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:24:20 -0400

A bridge on Indiana 246 spanning the Eel River will close on or after April 3, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced today. The official detour follows Indiana 246 to Indiana 159 to Indiana 48 to Indiana 59 and back.(image)






Indiana 246 bridge to close for replacement

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:40:00 -0400

The Eel River bridge on Indiana 246 in southwestern Clay County will be closed for the summer beginning Monday.(image)


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Man arrested in Monday evening stabbing

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:28:00 -0400

A Terre Haute man has been arrested in connection with a Monday evening stabbing in the 1600 block of South 18th Street.(image)


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Indiana board set to endorse $7M Carrier deal Trump brokered

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:06:00 -0400

An Indiana board is poised to endorse a deal directing $7 million in tax breaks and grants for a deal brokered by President Donald Trump to keep hundreds of jobs at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.(image)



10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:08:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, March 28.(image)



Roadblocks just ahead for Terre Haute drivers

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:30:00 -0400

Road projects for the Indiana Department of Transportation and for the city of Terre Haute are about to make getting from the east end of Terre Haute to the west end and south end much more challenging.(image)


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Driver ticketed after alleged hit-and-run

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:05:24 -0400

A citation has been issued in a Sunday evening crash that sent one driver to the hospital.Anthony Warrington, 41, was picked up by Terre Haute Police after a witness to an accident followed Warrington’s vehicle and alerted police to his…(image)



County budget panel suggests $73K to improve juvenile center security

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:05:23 -0400

A request for security at the Vigo County Juvenile Center gained approval of the Vigo County's budget committee Monday, but at a lower funding level.(image)



Report of assault investigated at ISU

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:05:14 -0400

Indiana State University police are investigating a report of an assault on a faculty member.(image)



Man sustains stab wound

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:05:22 -0400

Terre Haute police are investigating a stabbing that took place Monday afternoon in the 1600 block of South 18th Street.The victim’s condition is unknown; he refused medical treatment from the Terre Haute Fire Department.At about 5:25 pm, police resp(image)



Wabash Valley Community Connect slated for April 7

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:05:00 -0400

A one-stop shop for citizens in need of a variety of life-altering assistance will be available April 7 when "Wabash Valley Community Connect ... What's Your Need?" debuts.(image)



Indiana American to flush water mains

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:23 -0400

Indiana American Water will conduct water main flushing beginning in April in the company’s Terre Haute service area from April 2 to May 14, 2017.(image)



"Paws for the Cause” raises nearly $17,000 for animal-care groups

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:01:55 -0400

From Feb. 13 through March 17, First Financial Bank held a“Paws for the Cause”pet food and supplies drive to benefit area nonprofit organizations that help homeless and neglected animals. On Monday, the bank announced that it received 2,463 food and…(image)



Catholic Charities to hold open house April 5

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:01:59 -0400

Catholic Charities in Terre Haute will conduct an open house on April 5 to celebrate National Volunteer Month. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sycamore Country Club, 200 Heritage Drive.(image)



ISU coaching legend McNichols honored at Statehouse

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:30:00 -0400

John McNichols, the longest tenured and most decorated coach in Indiana State University's history in any sport, was honored this afternoon at the Indiana Statehouse.(image)


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GOP lawmakers revive bill to appoint state schools chief

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:45:00 -0400

Switching Indiana's superintendent of public instruction from an elected position to an appointed post wouldn't happen until 2025 under the latest version of a bill headed to the state Senate floor.(image)


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Terre Haute police investigate stabbing

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:57:00 -0400

Terre Haute police are investigating a stabbing that took place this evening in the 1600 block of South 18th Street.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: March 27, 2017

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:06:20 -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)



Summer and fall class registration begins March 28 at Lincoln Trail College

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:05:00 -0400

ROBINSON, Ill. — Registration for the summer and fall semesters at Lincoln Trail College begins Tuesday.(image)



Still-active, suburban Chicago writer to turn 110

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:49:48 -0400

CHICAGO (AP)—A still-active writer from suburban Chicago who has written 11 self-published books and plans others is turning 110.(image)



Night at the Museum sequel set for Wednesday at Indiana State

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Indiana State University’s newly renovated science building will come alive on March 29 for a very special Community Semester event.(image)


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Police cite driver in Sunday evening hit-and-run crash

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:44:00 -0400

A ticket has been issued in a Sunday evening hit-and-run crash that sent one driver to the hospital.(image)



The Off Season: The beautiful cartography of our minds

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:36:00 -0400

It will probably come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I still use a road atlas. Despite having GPS capabilities on both my phone and in my car, I prefer to read and use a road map.…(image)


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ISU's John McNichols to be honored at Statehouse today

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:15:00 -0400

The late John McNichols -- one of Indiana State University’s most successful coaches -- will be honored at 1:30 p.m. today at the Indiana Statehouse.(image)


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Senate panel to again take up appointed schools chief bill

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:55:49 -0400

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—A Senate panel is set to consider a measure making the state schools chief appointed by the governor instead of elected by voters, despite its 23-26 defeat in the Senate this session.(image)



I-70 lane restrictions start April 3 in Vigo County

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:17:00 -0400

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced lane restrictions for Interstate 70 in Vigo County after Monday, April 3.(image)


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10 Things to Know for Monday

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:05:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, March 27:(image)


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Trump budget endangers local school program

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

A Vigo County School Corp. after-school program that provides certified teachers, tutoring and homework assistance could come to an end under President Donald Trump's proposed budget.(image)


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ISU hires Tom Recker as associate VP for development

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:20:18 -0400

ISU has hired Tom Recker as associate vice president for development. A native of Michigan, Recker brings more than 25 years of experience in higher education and not-for-profit major gift fundraising, according to a news release from the university.(image)


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Food Inspections March 6-10, 2017

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:18:27 -0400

McDonald’s #6137, 2111 Lafayette Ave., (2 Critical, 1 Non Critical)-Soda nozzles unclean in lobby; Pass thru trays and racks found with greasy residue and grease build up. Thornton’s Oil #78, 2665 S. St Rd 46, (1 Critical, 2 Non Critical)-Ice…(image)



Skimmers targeting pay at the pump

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:20:00 -0400

Criminals looking to steal credit card information may only have to go as far as the nearest gas pump. A recent trend in credit card theft struck the Indiana State Police late last Fall and continues to pilfer money from…(image)


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Get ready to plant: Wait a few weeks before planting tomatoes, annuals, tender plants

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:21:00 -0400

Steve and Sherry Garlits went searching for that perfect plant Sunday.“We’re looking for an ornamental tree to replace one that bit the dust,” Sherry Garlits said as she perused the selection at the Apple House in Terre Haute. “It’s that…(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: March 26, 2017

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:48:21 -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)



Children's Museum partners with Maple Center to host camp

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:12:26 -0400

The Terre Haute Children's Museum will partner with The Maple Center for Integrative Health to present the Youth LEAF—Healthy Spring Break Camp Monday through March 31.(image)



Vigo Library West Branch offers spring break activities

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:12:25 -0400

Enjoy spring break at the West Branch of the Vigo County Public Library with four fun-filled afternoons, this coming Monday through Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.(image)



West Virginia woman finds balloon launched in honor of fallen Howard County deputy

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

At about 5:45 p.m. Monday, hundreds of balloons were sent skyward at Albright Cemetery in honor of fallen Howard County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Koontz. Attached to the balloons were short notes, each one containing an address and asking for return…(image)


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No artful deal on House showdown over Republican health care plan

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Shortly after Republican leaders pulled the vote on their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan lamented that“moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains and, well, we’re feeling those pain(image)






5-year-old, now cancer-free, returns home to parade in his honor

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:45:00 -0400

Despite the light drizzle falling over Terre Haute North Vigo High School Saturday afternoon, nothing was going to rain on Carter Guess' parade.For the first time in 18 months, 5-year-old Carter is cancer-free.Which is why family, friends, well-wishe(image)


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Deputies use security video to hunt down burglary suspect

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:18:29 -0400

Sullivan County sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in the Feb. 3 theft of a salt water pump from Shelburn Oil Investment Properties, Sheriff Clark Cottom said Saturday.(image)



Ring Day celebrates SMWC students' connectedness over time, in tradition

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:19:00 -0400

One-hundred and two Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students and their families and friends packed the Church of Immaculate Conception Saturday for the 95th Annual Ring Day ceremony.Just after 2 p.m. the organ struck the opening chords of the“Woods(image)


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Newman says he's tackling both public jobs

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:18:00 -0400

As he opens his county office closet, Brad Newman carefully unzips and puts away his city police vest.It’s a clear transition from being a full-time Terre Haute police officer to being Vigo County’s elected clerk of the circuit court.(image)


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Firefighters among city's highest paid employees

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:18:00 -0400

Five of Terre Haute's 10 highest paid city employees in 2016 were firefighters, according to annual compensation figures posted on the Indiana Gateway for Government Units. No Indiana city of more than 50,000 population exceeded that number and Indianapolis, Carmel…(image)



Morton Marcus: 'You can’t take the truth'

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:30:00 -0400

This column is for Mr. W of Columbus, Mr. R in Terre Haute, and the many readers who see Indiana exclusively as a wonderful place. They believe, however, I tear Indiana down, not appreciating its glory.(image)



Social Security: Planning will help you see green in retirement

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:10:00 -0400

Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for more than 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of measured discipline can ensure a comfortable retirement. Social Security can help plan, save and see plenty of green…(image)



Spotlight on a Young Leader: Jennifer Isbell-Scott

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:05:00 -0400

Jennifer Isbell-Scott is an industrial sales account manager for Vectren Energy. Prior to her current role, she held various titles, such as planning supervisor, engineering manager, and gas distribution engineer. She has been with Vectren for 12 years.(image)


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On the Move: March 26, 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Nikki Eslick, of Terre Haute, has joined Sycamore Insurance Associates LLC as an account executive specializing in commercial insurance. She is licensed in property and casualty insurance in Indiana.(image)


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Business Calendar: March 26, 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:00:00 -0400

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



Vigo County Jail Log: March 25, 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:28:51 -0400

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



Terre Haute man faces federal meth charge

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

A Terre Haute man faces a potential 10 years to life in federal prison after being indicted by a grand jury on charges including distributing methamphetamine in Vigo County.(image)



New trial date set for police officer's trial

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

A new jury trial date of June 13 has been set for for Danial Armentrout, a suspended Terre Haute patrolman criminally charged after a December 2015 domestic dispute.(image)



2 from Zionsville among 11 finalists for vacant state Supreme Court seat

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Two men from the historic town of Zionsville in Boone County are among 11 finalists in the search for the successor to Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Rucker, who will retire May 12.The two Zionsville men are Superior Court…(image)


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Lynn's keeping it real, 1877 style

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

For decades, Lynn's Pharmacy in Brazil has dominated a downtown corner along U.S. 40 with an attractive storefront and the lure of a vintage soda fountain. Maintaining that building, built in 1887, has been a passion for owner Lynn Hostetler,…(image)


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Work begins on riverfront apartment building

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Work has begun on Terre Haute’s first major riverfront residential development. Interior demolition work has begun at the former ICON building, which Core Redevelopment plans to turn into about 165 loft-style, market-rate apartments. A ceremony marking the start of the…(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log:March 24, 2017

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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)



Local musician releases new single, music video today

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:18:00 -0400

"It’s rare these days to hear a song that immediately touches your heart and gives you goose bumps as soon as the first line is sung," states a press release today on Terre Haute native Kris Anderson, "a country artist…(image)


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Oklahoma company recalls 466 tons of breaded chicken product

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:51:00 -0400

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said today that OK Food, Inc. is recalling 933,272 (423,329 kilograms) pounds of the food shipped nationwide that was produced between Dec. 19, 2016, and March 7, 2017, and includes the number "P-7092" inside the…(image)



Deal reached in Indiana homicide case of body in suitcase

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:10:49 -0400

A man accused of killing an Indiana woman nearly two years ago has entered a guilty plea after striking a deal with prosecutors.(image)



Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:20:06 -0400

President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.(image)


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RV industry supplier building new northern Indiana plant

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:48:21 -0400

Construction is starting on a new recreational vehicle supplier's factory in northern Indiana that comes amid strong sales for the industry that's concentrated in the area.(image)



Illinois unemployment rate drops below 6 percent in February

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:48:22 -0400

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate fell below six percent in February.(image)



Hoosiers may be eligible to file claim, receive funds from $125M multi-state settlement with biopharmaceutical company Cephalon

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:11:00 -0400

Attorney General Curtis Hill today is encouraging Hoosiers who may be eligible to join and receive money from a $125 million multi-state settlement with the biopharmaceutical company Cephalon to file a claim before the April 13 deadline.(image)



Authorities: 1 wounded in Indiana officer-involved shooting

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:55:49 -0400

Authorities say a person has been wounded in an officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop in central Indiana.(image)



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:08:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, March 24.(image)



Mark Bennett: 'Wabash River Road' could put Indiana on adventurers' maps

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:15:00 -0400

Indiana has a potential Route 66. Most Hoosiers don't realize it, let alone outsiders. But it's already there. The dots just need connected.(image)


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High school renovates 'to stay ahead of the game'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:00:00 -0400

The Vigo County School Corp. isn't the only Wabash Valley district that's had to update high school facilities. Last year, South Vermillion School Corp. undertook about $6.5 million in improvements to its high school, built in 1977. The project included…(image)


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Former Light House Mission could become apartments

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:42:00 -0400

The former Light House Mission building could be converted into apartments, pending a developer obtaining financing. The Rev. Tim Fagg, executive director of Light House, said the mission nearly two weeks ago signed a purchase agreement with Flaherty & Collins,…(image)


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It's time to vote for the Readers' Choice awards

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:28:53 -0400

What is so great about this time of year? If you answered March Madness, you would be partially correct. Another great answer is the arrival of spring. But it is also time for the annual Tribune-Star Readers’Choice final voting!(image)



Summit at RHIT taking look inside big data

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:27:27 -0400

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s inaugural Big Data Summit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday will showcase ways organizations can deal with the large volume of data they amass. It will be attended by business leaders, and college professors and…(image)



West Terre Haute church hosts brainstorming session

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:27:28 -0400

Nearly 40 people came together in West Terre Haute Thursday evening to discuss how they view their community and in what ways they can improve it.(image)



Lawyer appointed, court date set for murder defendant

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:27:37 -0400

A Terre man charged with murder will return to court March 30. Eddie Jermaine Stewart, 42, made his initial appearance Thursday via video conference in Vigo Superior Court 6, where Judge Michael Lewis appointed pubic defender Michael Slagle to represent…(image)


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Immigration crackdown evokes fears of farm labor shortage at ag secretary’s Senate hearing

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:55:00 -0400

WASHINGTON – Sonny Perdue, agriculture secretary-designate, was urged Thursday to mitigate the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown so American farmers can continue to depend on foreign workers to harvest produce and other food staples.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: March 23, 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:45:20 -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)



Stocks climb, led by banks; health care debate continues

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:59:00 -0400

U.S. stocks are broadly higher Thursday as banks recover some ground thanks to an upturn in bond yields, which will make lending money more profitable by forcing interest rates on loans higher. Google's parent company, Alphabet, leads technology stocks lower…(image)



Indiana governor supports GOP repeal of Obama health law

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:25:48 -0400

INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb supports the Republican bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, his spokeswoman said Thursday.(image)



Statement: Utah man killed, wife injured in London attack

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:57:00 -0400

A statement from the Mormon church issued on behalf of relatives says a Utah man was among those killed in a London attack and his wife was seriously injured.(image)



Indiana district OKs alcohol tests for students at dances

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:33:19 -0400

A southwestern Indiana school district is cracking down on underage drinking by requiring all students to pass a Breathalyzer test before they can attend school-sponsored dances.(image)