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Drug charges added in child-death case

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:05:00 -0500

A fourth criminal charge has been filed against four adults arrested in the starvation death of a 9-year-old disabled boy.(image)


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THFD takes fire safety, prevention lessons to schoolchildren

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:50:00 -0500

Cool. Good. Awesome. Kindergartners at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School gave those reviews Friday after their tour of a new Fire Safety House where they learned about smoke detectors and getting low to avoid smoke in a burning building.(image)


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Faculty reductions a delicate issue at Indiana State

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:35:00 -0500

Tensions continue over a plan at Indiana State University to reduce the number of non-tenure-track instructors and replace them with part-time adjunct faculty.(image)


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Second arrest made in Feb. 8 armed robbery

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:23:00 -0500

A second person has been arrested in connection with a Feb. 8 armed robbery of two people who gave an Indianapolis man a ride.(image)


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SMWC ranks 13th in Washington Monthly's list for education quality, affordability

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:11:00 -0500

An annual college guide has included Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in an “exclusive list” ranking colleges on quality of education and affordability for non-wealthy students.(image)



THPD officer performs life-saving CPR on infant

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:55:00 -0500

An officer with the Terre Haute Police Department saved an infants life Friday evening.(image)



Delphi double murder investigation continues

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:03:00 -0500

DELPHI — Law enforcement continues to seek information leading to an arrest in the murders of two teenage girls in Delphi earlier this month.(image)


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Special city council session set for Tuesday

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:47:02 -0500

The Terre Haute City Council will conduct a special meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday to consider a resolution authorizing a temporary loan from the Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission to the city's general fund. The maximum loan would be $5 million,…(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 24, 2017

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:08:00 -0500

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



Drug charges added in child-death case

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:03:00 -0500

A fourth criminal charge has been filed against four adults arrested in the starvation death of a 9-year-old disabled boy.(image)


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Heads-up: Storms, high winds likely

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:37:00 -0500

The weather may turn nasty this afternoon.(image)



Indiana to provide free water testing to school districts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:30:26 -0500

The Indiana Finance Authority has launched a program to provide free drinking water testing to all of the state's public schools.(image)



Trump puts moderate GOP governors in awkward spot

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:03:26 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP)—These should be heady times for the GOP as the nation's governors prepare to gather for their winter meeting in Washington, D.C. Republicans hold 33 governorships, compared with just 16 for Democrats, and the GOP has full control of(image)



Rolling closures to stymie I-69 traffic around Anderson

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:15:25 -0500

Rolling closures will slow traffic in both directions on Interstate 69 around Anderson.(image)



Man accused of eating girlfriend not competent for trial

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:30:00 -0500

Attorneys for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his former girlfriend and eating parts of her body in 2014 say he's not competent to stand trial.(image)



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:10:00 -0500

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



Child-death suspects could face 40 years

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:56:00 -0500

Four people charged in the starvation death of a 9-year-old disabled boy learned Thursday they face 20 to 40 years in prison if convicted of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony charge.(image)


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MARK BENNETT: 'Spunk' aims to show relevance of struggles, triumphs of different time, place

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:53:00 -0500

Jeff Lorick believes a play based on stories of a novelist from the Harlem Renaissance era of the early 20th century can hit home with Terre Hauteans of all backgrounds in the 21st century. Zora Neale Hurston, who became an…(image)


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Firefighters recognized at annual dinner

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:50:00 -0500

Terre Haute firefighters and EMTs were recognized Thursday evening at the annual Firefighter Recognition and Commendation Dinner.(image)


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Panel gives nod to about $150,000 for dispatch costs

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:50:12 -0500

Funding to replace equipment to increase fire and police response gained a favorable recommendation Thursday from a committee of the Vigo County Council. Rob McMullen, executive director of Vigo County 911, requested $152,889 for three items, to be paid from…(image)



ISU alum relays her success story during Black History Month celebration

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:02:06 -0500

Indiana State University graduate and Brownsburg resident Tanya Bell has been president and chief executive officer of the Indiana Black Expo for almost 10 years.(image)



McLean High School successfully appeals 'F' grade

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:25:58 -0500

McLean High School has won its appeal of an "F" letter grade assigned as part of the state's accountability system. A State Board of Education hearing officer has notified the alternative school that the "F" grade should be changed to…(image)



Indiana store sells winning $435 million Powerball ticket

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:21:42 -0500

The sole winning ticket for an estimated $435.3 million Powerball jackpot—the 10th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history—was sold at a northern Indiana convenience store where a store official said Thursday she hopes the winner is someone local(image)


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Paris woman cited in fatal car crash

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:55:58 -0500

A Paris, Illinois, woman has been cited in connection with a car crash last month that killed another woman and injured two children.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 23, 2017

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:40:56 -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)



Child-death suspects could face 40 years

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:15:00 -0500

Four people charged in the starvation death of a 9-year-old disabled boy learned today they face 20 to 40 years in prison if convicted of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony charge.(image)


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DCS declines comment on child-death case

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:52:00 -0500

A spokesman for the Indiana Department of Child Services said DCS cannot comment on the case of a 9-year-old Vigo County child who authorities say died as the result of starvation Tuesday.(image)


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UPDATE: Family, friends speak out on behalf of those accused in boy's death

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:13:00 -0500

"This is all falsely accused," Larry Niece says, his voice raspy as he described the arrest of his daughter, Robin Kraemer, who is charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.(image)


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UPDATED: Reward up to $50K in Delphi double homicide case; FBI answering tip line

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:59:00 -0500

DELPHI - The reward is up to $50,000 for information leading to an arrest in the double homicide case law enforcement agencies are investigating in Delphi.(image)


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Terre Haute South to induct 3 into Hall of Distinction

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:39:00 -0500

A cardiologist, a filmmaker and a groundbreaking engineer comprise the Class of 2017 for the Terre Haute South High School Hall of Distinction.(image)



Indiana Senate panel slashes pre-K funding proposal

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:37:00 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate panel is slashing a proposed funding increase for a program that provides state-funded preschool to poor children, jeopardizing a campaign promise made by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb.(image)


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Indiana man admits bilking Liquid Ninja drink investors

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:25:56 -0500

An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to fraud charges in what prosecutors said was a scheme to steal $600,000 from investors in his energy drink company.(image)



Winning ticket for $435 million Powerball sold in Indiana

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:46:00 -0500

An Indiana lottery official says the sole winning ticket for an estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot was sold in an Indiana city.(image)



10 Things to Know for Thursday

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:26:00 -0500

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



Four arrested in starvation death of 9-year-old boy

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:15:00 -0500

Calling it "the most terrible thing I've seen in my life," Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing announced Wednesday that four people have been arrested in the starvation death of 9-year-old Cameron R. Hoopingarner.(image)


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Rose-Hulman, IU produce prototypes and engineers

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:12:00 -0500

Devices to monitor nerve activity in the heart, improve skin graft safety and make skin biopsies more uniform and efficient are among a record eight projects on which Rose-Hulman Ventures and Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. partnered last year.(image)


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ISU's appointed faculty await word on their jobs

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:09:30 -0500

Several Indiana State University non-tenure track instructors are on edge as they await word on just who will be affected by a decision to "right-size" their numbers on campus.(image)



Two injured in shooting at Warren Village Housing

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:05:00 -0500

Two Terre Haute men were injured in a shooting just after noon Wednesday at Warren Village Housing, 1300 North 25th Street.(image)


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Three injured in crash on Illinois 1 north of Marshall

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:58:59 -0500

Three people were injured in a Clark County, Illinois, crash Wednesday morning.(image)



Terre Haute man faces new charges of resisting arrest

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:01:11 -0500

A Terre Haute man arrested Monday faces criminal charges for resisting arrest in addition to charges named in an earlier-issued warrant charging burglary and domestic battery.(image)


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Autism study bill passes Indiana House 96-0

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:01:15 -0500

A Parke County woman says she is thrilled the Indiana House on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill calling for a study committee to examine autism-related programs and services.(image)


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Couple buying Wabash Avenue yogurt shop

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:00:00 -0500

Frozen yogurt will continue to be a tasty treat in downtown Terre Haute as Pete Wilson and his wife, Angie, are making plans to expand their business holdings.(image)


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Coroner seeks public finding deceased's family

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:57:27 -0500

The Putnam County Coroner's Office is seeking the public's help on a recent case. The coroner is looking for relatives of Dwight D. Hoffman, 70,(image)



Two hurt in crash on Indiana 246

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:51:39 -0500

Two motorists were injured Wednesday morning in a crash on Indiana 246 near Clay City that closed the highway for about an hour.(image)


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Investigators unable to determine cause of fatal Brazil fire

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:47:00 -0500

The cause of a fatal house fire that killed a young mother and two children in Brazil has been ruled as undetermined by state fire investigators.(image)



School bus slides off road; no major injuries

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:39:00 -0500

A school bus slid off Indiana 48 into a Sullivan County field on Wednesday morning during a period of heavy fog.(image)



UPDATE: Four arrested in 9-year-old's starvation death

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:31:00 -0500

Four Vigo County residents were arrested Wednesday in the death of a 9-year-old boy who weighed 15 pounds.(image)


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Man charged in burglary of church

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:48:37 -0500

A Terre Haute man faces multiple charges stemming from an early Wednesday morning burglary of a church at 3000 College Ave.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 22, 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:18:26 -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)



Kersey's bill to boost voter turnout passes House unanimously

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:57:00 -0500

A Terre Haute lawmaker's proposal to boost Indiana's low voter participation level received unanimous approval Wednesday from the Indiana House.(image)


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Two injured in two-car crash on Indiana 246 at Clay City

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:48:00 -0500

Two motorists were injured this morning in a crash on Indiana 246 near Clay City that closed the highway for about an hour.(image)


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Police: Two hurt in Terre Haute shooting

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:41:00 -0500

Two people were injured in a shooting about noon today at Warren Village, 1300 N. 25th St., according to Terre Haute police.(image)



7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:18:00 -0500

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.(image)


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Police release audio in Indiana girls' death investigation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:35:03 -0500

Police say one of the two teenage girls killed last week in northern Indiana recorded the voice of a suspect in their deaths.(image)


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Study: Technology trouble dents car and truck reliability

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:12:37 -0500

Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.(image)


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Warm weather forces shutdown at southern Indiana ski resort

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:31:59 -0500

A southern Indiana ski resort has suspended operations amid unseasonably warm weather.(image)



Alabama, John Mellencamp to perform at Illinois State Fair

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:31:00 -0500

The legendary country group Alabama and classic rock star John Mellencamp will be among the performers at this year's Illinois State Fair.(image)


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UPDATED: Delphi homicide victim recorded, photographed suspect on her phone

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:56:00 -0500

DELPHI — Police have released new information, including an audio file, that they hope leads to an arrest in the investigation into the double homicide of Abigail "Abby" Williams and Liberty "Libby" German.(image)


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No injuries in early morning school bus mishap in Sullivan County

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:27:00 -0500

Emergency responders were on the scene Wednesday morning of a school bus mishap in western Sullivan county.(image)



Dense fog advisory in effect until noon

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:22:00 -0500

A dense fog advisory from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis remains in effect until 10 a.m. today.(image)



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:10:00 -0500

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



The Woods facing financial challenges

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:03:39 -0500

This past year, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has seen enrollment gains, tuition revenue growth and positive fundraising trends, President Dottie King wrote in a communication to alumni last week. Several new initiatives "are creating an upward trajectory for the college," she…(image)


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Guns authorized for community corrections officers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:56:05 -0500

Over the past several months, field officers for Vigo County Community Corrections have been undergoing the same training as reserve sheriff's deputies in order to carry firearms. Those field officers, who make checks on people under house arrest, will now…(image)



Smokers say tax increase unlikely deterrent

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:57:00 -0500

An increase in the cigarette tax has momentum at the Statehouse, but some smokers say they won't quit and a retailer says the move would cost Indiana business and could lead to layoffs. At least three bills were originally filed…(image)


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Terre Haute business on list of 'Best Places to Work in Indiana'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:56:00 -0500

After not making the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's list of "Best Places to Work in Indiana" for the previous two years, employees of the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Wabash Valley are happy it's reappeared in 2017.(image)


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Kersey's technical corrections bill moves to Senate

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:51:55 -0500

Indiana House members on Monday approved legislation sponsored by State Rep. Clyde Kersey, D-Terre Haute, that would make a series of corrections to state laws. House Bill 1181 is a standard piece of legislation that is enacted annually. Its goal…(image)



Sanitary board selects bid for erosion control work

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:51:58 -0500

The Terre Haute Board of Sanitary Commissioners Tuesday selected the lower of two bids for an erosion repair project on Hulman Lake.(image)



Suspect charged in second CVS robbery

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:51:52 -0500

A suspect has been charged with the January robbery of the CVS Pharmacy at Ninth and Poplar streets. Randy L. Sterling, 39, of Terre Haute, was charged with armed robbery Tuesday.(image)



Flash fire hospitalizes one at Rose-Hulman

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:51:55 -0500

An accident at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Tuesday afternoon resulted in the hospitalization of a food service worker. A flash fire in the food services area of the The Hulman Union burned the employee, resulting in a response from…(image)



'Abortion reversal' bill passes House committee for second time

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:30:00 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana House committee on Tuesday passed an amended version of the same controversial “abortion reversal” bill it approved last week, a highly unusual process that drew attention to legislation its opponents say is scientifically dubious and unproven.(image)



UPDATE: Drew Peterson transferred to Terre Haute Federal Prison

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:30:00 -0500

Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson has been transferred out of an Illinois prison and is now in a federal prison in Indiana.(image)


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House passes bill allowing marijuana derived meds

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:22:57 -0500

People who have epilepsy could be treated with a marijuana-derived oil under a bill approved by the Indiana House.The bill passed the chamber Tuesday on a 98-0 vote. The state Senate previously approved a similar measure.Indiana’s legislature has lon(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 21, 2017

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:33:29 -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)



Two Wabash Valley guards injured in attack

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:05:00 -0500

Two Wabash Valley Correctional Center guards were injured in an attack by an inmate serving time for murder about 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the state prison.(image)


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Several ill after chemical leak at Indianapolis-area YMCA

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:51:28 -0500

Authorities say several people fell ill after an apparent chemical leak at a suburban Indianapolis YMCA.(image)



US to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:48:36 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP)—The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.(image)


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Indiana House education committee backs school prayer bill

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:34:55 -0500

Students' right to pray aloud in Indiana schools would be reaffirmed under a measure a House education committee has approved.(image)



State seeks input to make getting around easier for disabled

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:58:55 -0500

The Indiana Department of Transportation is looking for people willing to work on issues facing the disabled.(image)



Woman kills man fighting with Indiana conservation officer

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:57:25 -0500

Authorities say a woman has fatally shot a man who was fighting with an Indiana Conservation Officer along an Indiana roadway.(image)



Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:57:00 -0500

Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts.(image)



Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:38:00 -0500

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.(image)



10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:01:00 -0500

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



Plea submitted in crash that killed three teens

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:45:00 -0500

If his plea deal is approved by the court, a Cayuga man will serve five years on probation for reckless homicide in connection with a pickup truck crash that claimed the lives of three of his friends. The plea deal…(image)


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Lawmakers: Gas tax increase might get reduced in Senate

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:35:00 -0500

A final hike in Indiana's gas tax may not be as high as a measure passed out of the Indiana House of Representatives last week, some Wabash Valley legislators say. The Indiana House of Representatives, in a 61-36 vote, passed…(image)


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Pedestrian in accident near Third and Oak dies

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:30:32 -0500

The pedestrian involved in an auto accident about 8 p.m. Friday near Third and Oak streets has died Terre Haute police said Monday.(image)



Sen. Ford takes name off vending sales tax bill

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:13:00 -0500

State Sen. Jon Ford is no longer a sponsor of a bill that would remove the state sales tax from vending machine purchases of food.(image)


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Arguable language deleted from education bill

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:13:00 -0500

Language in an education bill that opponents say would have hurt students with disabilities who earn general diplomas has been removed — but the discussion isn’t over.(image)


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Police: Helmet, protective clothing helped cyclist in crash

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:10:00 -0500

An Illinois man sustained minor injuries Sunday evening after a car pulled into the path of his motorcycle on U.S. 150 at North Range Line Place in northwestern Vigo County(image)


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Indiana Senate votes down bill to appoint schools chief

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:37:56 -0500

The Indiana Senate unexpectedly voted down a bill to make the state's elected schools superintendent a position appointed by the governor.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: Feb. 20, 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:28:57 -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)



Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:02:00 -0500

Thousands of demonstrators across the U.S. have turned out to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents' Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day.(image)



Pence tries to reassure European leaders shaken by Trump

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:54:48 -0500

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but was met with some skepticism from leaders shaken by President Donald Trump's more critical comments.(image)


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Sen. Ford removes name as sponsor of vending sales tax bill

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:45:00 -0500

State Sen. Jon Ford is no longer a sponsor of a bill that would remove the state sales tax from vending machine purchases of food.(image)


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Indiana veteran of Korean War receives honor 62 years later

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:21:25 -0500

An Indiana veteran of the Korean War has received an honor for his serve more than six decades after his service.(image)



Indiana lawmakers consider school prayer measure

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:19:55 -0500

Indiana public school students could pray aloud in a public forum under a measure lawmakers are considering.(image)



Plea submitted in crash that killed three teens

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:08:00 -0500

If his plea deal is approved by the court, a Cayuga man will serve five years on probation for reckless homicide in connection with a pickup truck crash that claimed the lives of three of his friends.(image)


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UPDATE: Pedestrian involved in accident near Third and Oak dies

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:11:00 -0500

The pedestrian involved in an auto accident about 8 p.m. Friday near Third and Oak streets has died, Terre Haute police said this morning.(image)



AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:42:54 -0500

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated…(image)


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