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Updated: City police convince man with gun to disarm

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:35:00 -0400

UPDATED, 3:17 a.m.: Police Chief John Plasse said the situation has ended peacefully. Joe Evans, 25, was arrested. Preliminary charges are resisting law enforcement, intimidation and criminal recklessness with a firearm.(image)



Troopers put work zone safety efforts in overdrive

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:52:00 -0400

Via social media, mass media and by issuing tickets carrying a minimum $300 fine, Indiana State Police are shifting into overdrive in efforts to make Interstate 70 construction zones safer.(image)


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Vigo County beaches get reprieve for rest of summer

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:34:00 -0400

Beaches at Vigo County parks won’t be closing – at least for now – but their hours will be reduced in a further effort to control vandalism.(image)



'Moonshine' returns to the Valley

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:18:00 -0400

Jeffrey Hock is looking to history to bring a new business to the downtown Terre Haute area. The boutique business, at 831 Oak St., plans to brand itself under the name "StumpHole Moonshine," but is incorporated as Terre Haute Distilling…(image)


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Sheriffs to be surveyed on jail overcrowding

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:13:00 -0400

Indiana sheriffs will make an effort in the next few months to pinpoint the causes of overcrowding in jails, one of the first attempts at documenting the recurring problem throughout the state.(image)



Compliance with Every Student Succeeds Act still being shaped

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:13:00 -0400

Indiana's proposed plan to meet new federal education requirements would include "chronic absenteeism" as a factor in determining a school's letter grade for K-8. Vigo County School Corp. officials will be watching with much interest to find out more about…(image)



Body recovered from falls in Cataract State Rec Area

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:07:00 -0400

Indiana conservation officers have recovered the body of a 61-year-old woman at the Upper Falls in the Cataract State Recreation Area after she reportedly fell into the water at the bottom of the falls.(image)



Illinois governor calls another special session on education

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:45:35 -0400

Gov. Bruce Rauner called on Monday for a second special legislative session in a month, this time after lawmakers ignored his noon deadline for sending him public education-funding legislation with just weeks before the scheduled opening of schools.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: July 24, 2017

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:06:10 -0400

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



Indiana's newest Supreme Court justice joins high court

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:00:07 -0400

Former Wabash County Superior Court Judge Christopher Goff was sworn in Monday as Indiana's newest state Supreme Court justice, joining a high court that's been completely remade since 2010 following a series of retirements.(image)



Duke Energy to conduct aerial tree trimming in Vigo, Parke

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:18:00 -0400

Duke Energy plans to clear out vegetation overgrowth along a major power line that runs from the Wabash River Generating Station in Vigo County to U.S. 36 in Rockville. Workers will use a special helicopter-fitted aerial saw to cut overgrown…(image)



Indiana pharmacy hopes to combat opioid epidemic

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:31:37 -0400

A pharmacy in Indiana hopes to fight against the state's opioid epidemic by keeping better control of prescriptions and discouraging drug thieves.(image)



Prescription drug distributor opens central Indiana facility

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:48:08 -0400

A major prescription drug distributor is opening a new distribution center in central Indiana.(image)



Boy, 5, drowns in public pool, body found by another child

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:16:38 -0400

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP)—Authorities say a woman whose 5-year-old son drowned in a public pool in southwestern Indiana was visiting the pool with the boy and his three other siblings.(image)



Notre Dame starts using solar energy to power warehouse

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:55:38 -0400

The University of Notre Dame has started using solar energy to power a campus warehouse.(image)



10 Things to Know for Monday

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:37:00 -0400

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


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Food Inspections July 10-14, 2017

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Magic Wok, 3401 S. US Hwy 41, Suite A-9, (2 Critical) –Raw meats stored over cooked in cooler (corrected); Debris in ladle hanging on rack.(image)






Assisted living facility receives minor damage after lightning strike

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:11:00 -0400

Residents of a 46-unit assisted living facility forced from their apartments by a fire late Saturday were able to return after a few hours.(image)


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Open house attendees high on Haute Maison

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:11:00 -0400

About 300 people got a look inside downtown Terre Haute’s new upscale apartment building Sunday. Most liked what they saw during an open house and philanthropic fundraiser.(image)


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Start of school rapidly approaching

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:01:00 -0400

It’s back to school, already, for several Vigo County School Corp. elementary children.(image)



Agriculture no longer just a man's world

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:01:00 -0400

In Indiana, women make up 28 percent of all farmers. Nationwide, the number of farms operated solely by women has nearly tripled in the past 30 years.(image)


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Terre Haute natives among victims of Bloomington work zone crash

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:03:00 -0400

Kale Walker cried Sunday as he mourned the loss of an aunt and a cousin - both Terre Haute natives – and the cousin’s husband. All three died Saturday in a car crash on Old Indiana 37 north of Bloomington(image)


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Dietitian joins PCH/FMC staff

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center recently added Kara Wilcoxon, registered dietitian and nutritionist, to its staff of healthcare professionals.(image)


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Morton Marcus: Living in sin ain’t what it usta be

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Pristina Plowmouth objected to last week’s column in this space. That contribution to social and economic awareness focused on the growing phenomenon of people living alone.“Disheartening,”she said, calling from her estate in Hamilton County.“Peopl(image)



New EZ Care broke ground in Paris

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center broke ground July 13 on its new EZ Care building on South Main Street, across from the industrial park in Paris, Ill.(image)



Business Calendar: July 23, 2017

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400

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



On the move

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Whitney Wesley has been named the director of student activities at Vincennes University, according to an announcement by Richard L. Walker Jr., VU associate dean of students.(image)



Newsmaker

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Chad Overton of SERVPRO of Vigo County joined a group of high-performing franchisees who were recognized during an Awards Extravaganza event at the recent SERVPRO annual convention.(image)



Terre Haute native leads Disciples of Christ in U.S., Canada

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:47:00 -0400

The new leader of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada said she still thinks of herself as 'Terri Hord from Terre Haute,' though.(image)


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Hoosier women in STEM pushing forward

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:41:00 -0400

Women remain underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce, although to a lesser degree than in the past, with the greatest disparities occurring in engineering, computer science and the physical sciences, according to the National Science Board.(image)


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Wabash Valley programs build girls interest in STEM

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:36:00 -0400

Terre Haute educational institutions offer several programs and initiatives to build girls' interest in STEM.(image)


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Family farms losing children's interest

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:29:19 -0400

The average age of a farmer has steadily increased in the past 100 years, while the number of young farmers continues to dwindle.(image)


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It's about the LUV: Life, Unity, Victory

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:32:00 -0400

Women ranging in age from 64 to 94 get their groove on twice a week at Terre Haute's Booker T. Washington Community Center.(image)


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Domestic animals need to 'beat the heat' as well

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:04:29 -0400

Friday afternoon's temperatures remained in the low 90s and the heat index reached 99 degrees before evening rain showers hit Terre Haute. So outdoor animals and some indoor animals faced the same comfort dilemmas as humans.(image)


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Clinton man arrested after church bell theft

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:02:41 -0400

A Vermillion County man was arrested Friday evening after being accused of stealing an antique church bell.(image)



Hope remains for Hudson auto museum

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:30:00 -0400

SHIPSHEWANA — A committee tasked with the survival of Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum had 30 days to accomplish that goal. And for the most part, they believe they’ve done that.(image)


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I've got a good feeling about this: 'Star Wars' music arranger visits LHS marching band

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:05:00 -0400

The Logansport High School Berry Band will take listeners to a galaxy far, far away this marching band season as they'll perform music from the popular sci-fi film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(image)


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City cops will amp up interstate presence

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:15:00 -0400

Telling parents that two of their children have died because another driver's inattention is not a duty any police officer wants. That's one reason the Terre Haute Police Department is using some of its Operation Pull Over funds to add…(image)


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Search warrant served in pipe-bomb case

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:55:20 -0400

Terre Haute police executed a search warrant Friday afternoon as they continued their investigation into a small homemade pipe bomb found Wednesday near 16th Street and Seventh Avenue.(image)



Ivy Tech sweet corn will go to those who need it

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:54:00 -0400

A harvesting of sweet corn for community food banks brought several Ivy Tech Community College faculty and students, as well as members of Wabash Valley Master Gardeners Association, to Terre Haute's south side Friday morning. It's the third year for…(image)


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Complaints result in narcotics arrest

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:53:00 -0400

A 64-year-old Kokomo man was arrested on drug charges Friday afternoon after police fielded complaints of his soliciting sex near the Park County Courthouse square in Rockville.(image)


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Sullivan park gets grant from community foundation

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:53:00 -0400

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation has awarded a 25th Anniversary Grant in the amount of $1,000 to the city of Sullivan Park.(image)



Deputies investigate exploded device

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:55:00 -0400

The Vigo County Sheriff's Office is investigating the remains of an exploded device found early Friday on East Oakwood Avenue.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: July 21, 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:49:12 -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)



UPDATE 3: One dead, one injured in I-70 crash in Clay County

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:16:00 -0400

A six-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 westbound near the 26 mile marker in Clay County Friday evening resulted in one death and one hospitalization.(image)


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Another explosive device found in Vigo County

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:49:00 -0400

The Vigo County Sheriff's Office is investigating an exploded device found early today on East Oakwood Avenue.(image)


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Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:14 -0400

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.(image)


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53 cases allege sexual misconduct by university's employees

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:10:00 -0400

Records show there were more than 50 reports of alleged sexual misconduct by Indiana University employees across all campuses from July 2015 to June 2016.(image)



Indiana's unemployment rate declines to 3 percent in June

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:59:00 -0400

The state says Indiana's unemployment rate declined to 3 percent in June and is below the national rate of 4.4 percent last month.(image)



Illinois steel company hopes to move plant to Indiana

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:44:40 -0400

An Illinois steel company has submitted a proposal to Indiana redevelopment officials looking to buy land to move its suburban Chicago plant to a northwest Indiana city.(image)



Alert: Heat advisory for Vigo, Clay counties

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:41:00 -0400

A heat advisory has been issued for Vigo and Clay counties from noon today until 7 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service in Indianapolis advises that high temperatures will be in the lower to middle 90s, and that the hot…(image)


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Authorities: Jawbone, part of skull found near Indiana river

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:49:09 -0400

Authorities say human remains found near an Indiana river are being taken for further study.(image)



Authorities: Man shot, wounded by Indiana sheriff's deputies

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:47:40 -0400

Authorities say two sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a man who led them on a chase following an attempted traffic stop in central Indiana.(image)



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:08:00 -0400

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


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Terre Haute Police Dept. to start patrolling on I-70

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0400

The Terre Haute Police Department has permission to use Operation Pullover grant money for I-70 patrols, according to a posting on the THPD Facebook site. Further details will be released during a news conference this morning, according to city police.(image)



Festival celebrates all things blueberry

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:49:00 -0400

The Terre Foods Cooperative Market annual Blueberry Festival featured all things blueberry — pies, sundaes, pierogi — even blueberry bushes and blueberries in bulk.(image)


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MARK BENNETT: Community School of the Arts' Rock Camp teaches teens collaboration

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:43:00 -0400

It’s part of work life. A small group of colleagues take on a special project, share ideas, choose a plan, split up duties and carry it out.(image)


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Art Spaces shares updated vision of downtown revitalization

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:40:29 -0400

A group of more than two dozen people filled a downstairs conference room at the Vigo County Public Library Thursday afternoon for an updated look at revitalization plans for a neglected area of downtown.(image)



Reckless homicide results in 20-year prison sentence

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:29:56 -0400

A Terre Haute man received a 20-year prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to reckless homicide in the November 2016 death of another motorist.(image)


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Mayor calls for more enforcement, better signage on I-70

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0400

Following this week's fatal crash on Interstate 70, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett is calling for more enforcement of traffic laws and improved signage in construction areas.(image)


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Commissioners posts answers to jail questions

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:27:17 -0400

In response to public inquiries, the president of the Vigo County Council last month submitted questions to the Vigo County Board of Commissioners over costs and plans for a proposed new county jail. Commissioners have now posted their responses to…(image)



Panhandlers sue trooper who arrested them

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:27:15 -0400

Two Indianapolis-area panhandlers have joined a third man in suing an Indiana State Police trooper, claiming he is falsely arresting them merely because they're homeless.(image)



Catholic Charities awarded $7,000 from Guys Who Give

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:27:24 -0400

Guys Who Give has awarded a $7,000 grant to Catholic Charities, which will be used for the Catholic Charities' Christmas Store.(image)


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Conviction in robbery of Brazil pharmacy upheld

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:27:14 -0400

An Indianapolis man didn't actually hold up a Brazil pharmacy, but his conviction for attempted robbery has been upheld by the Indiana Court of Appeals, in part because he was carrying a note indicating he planned to commit the crime.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:41:41 -0400

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New trial date set in murder case

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:26:47 -0400

A new trial date has been set for a Terre Haute man charged with murder in a June 2016 homicide.(image)


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Wisconsin working on incentives to lure iPhone maker Foxconn

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:51:07 -0400

Wisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month.(image)


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Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump's criticism

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:37:00 -0400

More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company's Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.(image)



Three Carlisle prison staff hurt in attack

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:29:00 -0400

State prison officials said a Wabash Valley Correctional Facility sergeant and two correctional officers were rushed to the hospital after an attack by two offenders shortly before 6:30 a.m. today.(image)



Official: Indiana park where kids burned has big problems

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:04:00 -0400

A local health official says a northwestern Indiana water park where 11 children suffered chemical burns must correct numerous large problems before it can reopen.(image)



Clinton BMV branch to temporarily close

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:39:00 -0400

The Clinton License Branch is temporarily closing from Saturday, July 22, through Tuesday, July 25, due to branch renovations. Normal business hours resume on Wednesday, July 26.(image)



Two arrested in Clinton arson case

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:33:00 -0400

Police arrested a Clinton couple today after a two-year investigation with the State Fire Marshal's Office.(image)



FBI seeks help identifying person in child-sex case

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:30:00 -0400

The FBI is seeking the public's help identifying a man who is a person of interest in a child sexual exploitation investigation.(image)


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Third suspect arrested in Jiffy robbery

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:23:00 -0400

Police have arrested a third suspect in the June 28 armed robbery of the Jiffy Mini Mart at 25th Street and Eighth Avenue.(image)



Former auto group controller faces fraud charge

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:18:00 -0400

A joint investigation between the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and the FBI has resulted in the arrest of a former controller of the Sullivan Automotive Group.(image)


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Indiana AG warns public about tech support computer scams

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:58:10 -0400

Indiana's attorney general is warning the public about online scams that seek to convince people that their personal computers are infected with viruses.(image)



Lawsuit settlement means more refunds for motorists

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:53:39 -0400

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has agreed to repay motorists more than $62 million it collected in excessive fees to settle a class-action lawsuit.(image)



Midwest heat wave bringing highs in 90s in parts of Indiana

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:52:09 -0400

A Midwest heat wave is expected to bring high temperatures in the 90s through the weekend in parts of Indiana, prompting warnings from officials.(image)



10 Things to Know for Thursday

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:54:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 20.(image)


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Ground broken for splash pad at Booker T. Washington Park

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:09:00 -0400

Kids with shovels gleefully dug into the grass at the Booker T. Washington Park on Wednesday. They were anticipating a future splash pad where they can cool off on hot summer days – like Wednesday.(image)


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FBI raids Terre Haute wastewater treatment plant

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:12:00 -0400

An FBI investigation that saw agents spend much of the day at Terre Haute's wastewater treatment plant Wednesday appears to target one undisclosed individual, Mayor Duke Bennett said.(image)


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Camp Invention lets kid learn electronics from the inside out

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:04 -0400

Students take an old computer tower or electronics such as a compact disc player, and literally take out capacitors, resistors, hard drives, power supplies and fans. They then build their own electrical devices from the parts.(image)


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Ford discusses veteran legislation town hall meeting

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:59:46 -0400

Two-hundred and seventy-two bills were passed by the Indiana legislature in its most recent session, and Wednesday State Senator Jon Ford visited VFW Post 1127 in Brazil to discuss legislation aimed at supporting veterans.(image)



Names released in fatal Tuesday I-70 crash

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:02:44 -0400

Authorities today released the identities of the victims involved in the Tuesday afternoon fatal crash on westbound Interstate 70 near the 16 mile marker, which is near the Clay-Vigo county line.(image)



Redevelopment Commission signs off on $5M loan extension

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:01:13 -0400

The Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday unanimously endorsed an extension of a $5 million loan of commission funds to the city's general fund.(image)



Northside neighborhood evacuated after an apparent pipe bomb was found

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:30:00 -0400

Terre Haute city police located what appeared to be a small homemade pipe bomb and quarantined the area of 16th Street and Seventh Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.(image)


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Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:25:30 -0400

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee with a well-known maverick streak that often vexes his GOP colleagues, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said in a statement Wednesday.(image)


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Access to main Vigo Public Library lot is now off Walnut only

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:56:44 -0400

The Vigo County Public Library parking lot entrances off Poplar Street are now closed to accommodate construction. The lot is still accessible via Walnut street.(image)



Mayor: FBI sewer plant probe focuses on single individual

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:07:00 -0400

Mayor Duke Bennett said Wednesday an FBI investigation involving the city's wastewater treatment plant is targeting a single individual.(image)


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Area quarantined after pipe bomb found

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0400

Police have located a small homemade pipe bomb and quarantined the area of 15th Street and Seventh Avenue.(image)


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Authorities ID I-70 crash victims

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:24:00 -0400

Authorities today released the identities of the victims involved in the Tuesday afternoon fatal crash on westbound Interstate 70 near the 16 mile marker, which is near the Clay-Vigo county line.(image)


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FBI confirms 'investigative activity' in Terre Haute

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:29:00 -0400

FBI agents this morning removed dozens of boxes of files from the city of Terre Haute's wastewater treatment administration building, 3200 Indiana 63, as they appeared to serve a search warrant.(image)


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Update: FBI agents raid Terre Haute wastewater treatment plant

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:26:00 -0400

FBI agents have converged on the city of Terre Haute's wastewater treatment plant, 3200 Indiana 63, and appear to be serving a search warrant.(image)


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Construction closes Vigo library south entrance

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:16:00 -0400

Effective today, July 19, the Vigo County Public Library's parking lot entrance on Poplar Street will be closed during construction on the building.(image)



Sketch of 2 teens' suspected killer draws surge of tips

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:10:00 -0400

Authorities say they've seen a surge in tips about the slayings of two northern Indiana girls since releasing a composite sketch of a man suspected in the February killings.(image)


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Illinois governor signs Charlie’s Law

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:12:00 -0400

Bipartisan legislation becomes first-in-the-nation bill ensuring children can receive costly treatment for debilitating disease under insurance plans(image)



New Indiana nature preserve was shaped by last ice age

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:47:40 -0400

A state commission has approved a new nature preserve in a section of central Indiana shaped by glaciers during the last ice age.(image)



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:03:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, July 19.(image)


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