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Ex-school treasurer charged with official misconduct

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:34:26 -0500

A former school treasurer at Southwest School Corp. in Sullivan has been charged with official misconduct, according to Indiana State Police.(image)


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Children's Museum will have rope course for kids

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:34:16 -0500

Visitors to the Terre Haute Children's Museum will have the chance to defy gravity next summer after the museum installs their biggest exhibit to date.(image)



Mission: A good holiday meal

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:34:00 -0500

Having settled into its current location at 1201 S. 13th St. for more than a year, Terre Haute's Light House Mission continued its 20-plus-year tradition of serving free Thanksgiving meals Thursday.(image)


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Bullying prevention training is Tuesday at library

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:31:13 -0500

A free training session on how to prevent bullying will be conducted from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Vigo County Public Library.(image)



Swope Art Museum Participates in Giving Tuesday

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:32:44 -0500

The Swope Art Museum is participating in a Giving Tuesday fundraiser event through Facebook, with donations to be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation up to $1,000.(image)



It's Tribune-Star Christmas basket time again

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:55:00 -0500

Upping its number of baskets to be delivered in 2017 to 550, an increase of 50 from recent years, the Tribune-Star hopes to raise $20,000 for its annual Christmas Basket Fund drive.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: Nov. 23, 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:47:40 -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)



URGENT: Thanksgiving morning crash claims man's life in Sullivan County

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:41:00 -0500

An early-morning crash on County Road 350 West, near Old Highway 54, resulted in the death of a Sullivan man Thursday.(image)


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Putnamville guard arrested on trafficking charge

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:53:46 -0500

State prison authorities say a guard at Putnamville Correctional Facility has been arrested after admitting to bringing contraband into the medium security prison in Greenville.(image)


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Recycling Center closed for Thanksgiving weekend

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:44:47 -0500

The Indiana State University Recycling Center will be closed through Saturday for the Thanksgiving weekend. The center will resume regular hours on Monday.(image)



Four face charges after reported kidnapping, beatings, rapes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:38:44 -0500

Three Indianapolis men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the Nov. 10 beating and kidnapping of two Terre Haute woman who went to Indianapolis seeking heroin.(image)



Never too early for Thanksgiving

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:00:00 -0500

Members of the Chances and Services for Youth family gathered around tables in the Booker T. Washington Community Center gymnasium Tuesday evening for the annual Feast of Plenty Thanksgiving dinner.(image)


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Clothe-A-Child Auction is 7 p.m. Dec. 5

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:00:00 -0500

The annual Clothe-A-Child Auction will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 12th and Mulberry streets, Terre Haute.(image)



Workforce, opioids high on legislative agenda

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Majority GOP legislative leaders say the General Assembly needs to tweak workforce development needs and tighten up the battle against opioid addiction.(image)


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Hundreds of teachers gather at ISU

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:00:00 -0500

Hundreds of teachers attended the third annual Duke Energy Power of Reading summit and inaugural Power of Math Summit, conducted Monday and Tuesday, respectively.(image)


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House philanthropy focuses on foster home shortage

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0500

Indiana House leaders on Tuesday announced they would focus their annual philanthropic campaign on the foster home shortage.(image)


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Visit by F/A-18 fighter part of prep work for August air show

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0500

Its powerful engines roared as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet landed at Terre Haute Regional Airport on Tuesday.(image)


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Indiana schools facing possible per-student funding cut

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:22:08 -0500

The state education department is warning Indiana schools that they could receive less money than planned because of an unexpected increase in student enrollment.(image)



Terre Haute's Christmas tree arrives downtown

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:00 -0500

As he grasped a lever, Chad Russell of Misco Crane Service maneuvered a 23-foot tree into the center of Crossroads Plaza in front of the Sky Garden parking garage Tuesday.(image)


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Former Southwest Sullivan School Corp. treasurer charged with alleged official misconduct

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:44:00 -0500

A former school treasurer at Southwest School Corp. in Sullivan has been charged with official misconduct, according to Indiana State Police.(image)


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US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:15:00 -0500

Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.(image)


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Indiana House Democrats set to pick new leader next week

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:49:09 -0500

Legislative Democrats will meet next week to select their new leader in the Indiana House of Representatives.(image)



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:42:00 -0500

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


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Memories, tradition drive sales of live Christmas trees

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:36:00 -0500

Tradition. That's why some Wabash Valley residents say they not only select a live Christmas tree each year but visit a tree farm to ensure a fresh evergreen, often one cut down before their eyes.(image)


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Finding answers to why some are lost to suicide

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:37:00 -0500

Christina Crist knows all too well the pain, the shock and the devastation of losing a loved one to suicide.On Sept. 13, 2013, her 15-year-old daughter, Hannah Gean Crist, took her own life.Her child’s death came without warning. In fact,…(image)


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City to buy equipment for treatment plant

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:36:00 -0500

After renting for three years, the Terre Haute Board of Sanitary Commissioners Tuesday approved the purchase of equipment for the city's wastewater treatment plant.(image)



Fennell rejects plea; trial a go for Dec. 11

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:37:00 -0500

Franklin Fennell on Tuesday again rejected a plea offer, and the former Vigo County School Corp. administrator is set to go federal trial Dec. 11 on charges including fraud, theft and lying to federal agents.(image)



County OKs new fund for acquiring property

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:36:00 -0500

Vigo County Commissioners Tuesday approved creation of a new fund aimed at acquiring property for community projects.(image)



Hoosier reps Brooks, Rokita expect tax reform to pass Congress

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:34:00 -0500

Two members of Indiana’s congressional delegation are optimistic tax reform legislation will be enacted before the end of the year.Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th District, and Rep. Todd Rokita, R-4th District, both expect the first tax reform legislation t(image)



Indiana AG: Pot-derived oil illegal except for epilepsy use

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:31:09 -0500

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says a marijuana-derived oil that's used as medicine for treating people with epilepsy is illegal in Indiana with one limited exception.(image)



CBS News fires Charlie Rose following sex allegations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:27:07 -0500

CBS News fired morning show host Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of…(image)


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Fennell again rejects plea deal; trial remains set for Dec. 11

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:52:00 -0500

The federal fraud and theft trial of a former Vigo County School Corp. official remains a go for Dec. 11. At a pretrial conference that began at 11:30 a.m. today in Indianapolis Franklin Fennell again rejected a plea deal.(image)


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Technology gains and solid earnings push US stocks higher

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:02:50 -0500

U.S. stocks are higher in midday trading Tuesday as most industries, including technology and health care companies, post solid gains. Major indexes are on track for more record highs. Solid quarterly reports are boosting companies including medical device maker Medtronic…(image)


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ISP: Fatigued driving may have led to to crash

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:22:00 -0500

A semi driver was hurt in a one-vehicle crash about 1:45 a.m. today on the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the 45 mile marker in Putnam County, according to Indiana State Police.(image)


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Indiana nonprofit wins national award for campfires program

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:38:38 -0500

A nonprofit that supports arts and culture in Indiana has won a national award for its program that combines treks into nature with literature and campfire discussions.(image)



Indiana lawmakers return to Statehouse ahead of new session

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:35:39 -0500

Indiana lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse as they make preparations for the upcoming legislative session.(image)






10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:41:00 -0500

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


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Vigo County Jail Log: Nov. 20, 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -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)



Local unemployment ticks slightly downward

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:41:00 -0500

The Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area's October unemployment rate matches the national rate at 4.1 percent, but remains higher than Indiana's unemployment rate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.(image)



Indiana Chamber agenda focused on jobs, smoking

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:37:00 -0500

The Indiana Chamber wants to see the state's legal smoking age raised to 21 and a coordination of workforce development with business needs as part of its agenda for the upcoming Indiana General Assembly.(image)


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Former Putnam deputy gets additional federal prison time

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:37:00 -0500

Former Putnam County sheriff’s deputy and Greencastle city councilman Terry Joe “T.J.” Smith will return to federal prison on his 2014 conviction for police brutality.(image)


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State revenues come in lower than spring forecast

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:19:00 -0500

Indiana has fewer dollars pouring into the general fund than state officials estimated when they made their forecast in April, with the biggest decline in corporate income tax collections.(image)



Illinois schools chief OKs Hutsonville-Palestine consolidation vote

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:19:00 -0500

The proposed consolidation of the Hutsonville and Palestine school districts has cleared a review by Illinois’ top school official.(image)



State Sen. Delph heading to Puerto Rico to serve with Army

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:19:00 -0500

State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, will be sent to Puerto Rico Dec. 8 to assist with the recovery of the island from Hurricane Maria.(image)



WILL Center receives grant from Community Foundation

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:16:00 -0500

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation has awarded a $1,000 25th anniversary grant to the Wabash Independent Living & Learning Center Inc., also known as the WILL Center.(image)



Driver in RV crash on Interstate 70 killed

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:10:00 -0500

A southern Illinois man died in a one-vehicle crash about 10:35 a.m. Thursday on eastebound Interstate 70 near the two-mile marker.(image)


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Clay County man arrested on molestation charges

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:34:00 -0500

A Brazil man has been arrested on multiple felony sex offense charges following a week-long investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Department.(image)


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Man accused in Indianapolis drug ring faces new charges

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:56:39 -0500

A man who authorities say headed a large and violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been charged in new cases involving distribution of methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.(image)



Former deputy T.J. Smith issued 33-month federal sentence

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:06:00 -0500

Former Putnam County sheriff’s deputy and Greencastle city councilman Terry Joe Smith this morning received a 33-month federal prison sentence for police brutality.(image)


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Hippie cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:12:00 -0500

Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after masterminding the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday night after…(image)


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10 Things to Know for Monday

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:40:00 -0500

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


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Sarah Scott Christmas store could use a bit of help

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:41:00 -0500

The Sarah Scott Middle School's annual Christmas store is a little barren this year, and the school is hoping the community can step up and provide more items, or monetary donations, to help re-stock.(image)


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Indiana State alumni hold 45th consecutive Thanksgiving reunion

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:28:00 -0500

About 50 Indiana State University alumni and family members are continuing a decades-long tradition that traces its roots to the university's former Lutheran Center at Fourth and Mulberry streets in the late 1960s.(image)


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Wabash Valley Health Center receives high marks

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:27:00 -0500

The Wabash Valley Health Center received high marks after an operational site visit in September by reviewers of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.(image)



State Police take to skies for traffic enforcement

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:27:00 -0500

A news release from Indiana State Police serves as a reminder that traffic enforcement efforts sometimes get a little help from above.(image)



Trucker faces drug charges in crash into home

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:27:00 -0500

A truck driver now faces charges in connection with a Nov. 12 incident in which a tractor-trailer rig crashed into the living room of a Sullivan County home.(image)



Mike Lunsford: Hal Borland wrote with eye of scientist, voice of poet

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:27:00 -0500

There have been dozens of writers over the years that have inspired me to habitually put words on paper. For those critics out there who wish I had never learned how — or don’t think I’m very good at it…(image)


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Senate Democrats push redistricting reform, raising minimum wage

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:52:00 -0500

Creating redistricting reform, passing hate crime legislation and raising the minimum wage are the Senate Democrats top priorities for the 2018 legislative session.(image)


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Two hurt, two arrested in Vermillion County crash

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:52:00 -0500

A two-vehicle crash in Vermillion County that left two people hurt led to the arrest of one of the drivers and a passenger.(image)



Device said to stem opioid withdrawal pain

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:52:00 -0500

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Indiana-produced Bridge as the first non-narcotic electronic device to help reduce withdrawal symptoms.(image)


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Food Inspections Oct. 30-Nov. 9, 2017

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:29:00 -0500

Food inspections for Oct. 30-Nov.9, 2017.(image)



Curtis coming 'home' to lead Indiana State University

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:51:00 -0500

Deborah Curtis, currently the provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, begins her tenure at ISU Jan. 3; she replaces Dan Bradley, who is stepping down after 9 1/2 years at the helm.(image)


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Genetics opens up field of study, careers

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:28:00 -0500

Kassi Rains has wanted to be a genetic counselor since she was 15, and she's pursuing her chosen career path at Indiana State University through its new master's in genetic counseling program.(image)


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Stormy weather no deterrence to annual Collett Park area event

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:31:00 -0500

A deluge of rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the dozens participating Saturday in this year's Collett Park Christmas Craft Walk.(image)


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NAACP and DCS to discuss foster care program

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:52:21 -0500

The Greater Terre Haute NAACP branch will offer a discussion about the state's foster care program at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Vigo County Public Library.(image)



Humane Society of Sullivan County awarded grant

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:52:16 -0500

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation has awarded a 25th anniversary grant of $1,000 to the Humane Society of Sullivan County.(image)



Terre Haute-based BoxUp gearing up for holidays

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:15:00 -0500

E-commerce and the subscription box industry – think Birchbox and Stich Fix – are fueling growth for custom printed box company BoxUp.(image)



Social Security: How may we help you?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:15:00 -0500

Social Security has a toolbox full of resources on its website, socialsecurity.gov, to help you with your financial planning. With so many resources, maybe it’s easier if we highlight one of our “best.”(image)



Ivy Tech State Board of Trustee Darrel Zeck appointed to Association of Community College Trustees committee

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:15:00 -0500

Darrel Zeck also is vice president and chief administrative officer of Stark Industries in his hometown of Terre Haute.(image)



Lunch with a Lawyer set for Monday

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:15:00 -0500

Senior Education Ministries Inc.'s next Lunch with a Lawyer program is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Wabash Valley Banquet Center at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 3901 S. U.S. 41.(image)



Newsmaker: November 19, 2017

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Bostyn Cox, a CNA at Clinton Gardens in Clinton, recently received the Quest for Excellence Award given by American Senior Communities, which operates senior nursing centers statewide.(image)


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Terre Haute Physical Therapy changing location

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:15:00 -0500

Terre Haute Physical Therapy at 4146 S. Seventh St. plans a move to a new location. The last day of service at the current location is Wednesday. The first day of therapy at the new location, 4555 S. Seventh St.,…(image)



Morton Marcus: Who benefits from Hoosier labor?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:15:00 -0500

Once upon a time, if you asked the average Hoosier, s/he would have told you, farming was the backbone of Indiana’s economy. But eventually, reality did make an impression.(image)



Kersey joins RJL Solutions team

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:15:00 -0500

Expanding its repertoire in collaboration and advocacy, RJL Solutions brings senior member Jenn Kersey to the team to serve as director of advocacy and client affairs. Kersey will play an external role in the community, cultivating leadership in organizations so…(image)


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Union's 125th anniversary art exhibition continues through Tuesday

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:15:00 -0500

Union Hospital’s “Celebration of Care” juried art exhibition will continue through Tuesday in the lower level atrium of the hospital.(image)


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Two from South Bend arrested after crash near Clinton

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:20:00 -0500

Two South Bend residents were arrested following a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon at the intersection of Indiana 63 and Indiana 163, near Clinton.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: Nov. 18, 2017

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:02:40 -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)



Thompson's Honda moving to South U.S. 41

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:40:00 -0500

Thompson's Honda is moving from the neighborhood of First and Ohio streets to South U.S. 41, next to Toyota of Terre Haute, another Jaeger Automotive property.(image)



Chief judge: New U.S. magistrate judge selected

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:29:42 -0500

Doris L. Pryor of Carmel has been selected to become a U.S. magistrate judge and will fill the vacancy created by the death of Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue, who passed Aug. 2, 2017.(image)



State, communities work on vital downtowns

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:18:00 -0500

Indiana Main Street organizations could benefit from a state plan to bring in new strategies targeted to enhance a community's downtown.(image)


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State gets ready for self-driving cars

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:18:00 -0500

State agencies are working with private firms and Purdue University to prepare Indiana roads and licensing requirements for self-driving vehicles.(image)


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Sarah Scott Middle School students, staff share Thanksgiving feast

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:18:00 -0500

Sarah Scott Middle School students packed the school’s gymnasium Friday afternoon and enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast alongside their teachers and administrators.(image)


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Vigo EMA official returns to work Monday

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:55:00 -0500

A suspended Vigo County official will return to work now that an allegation of improper voting has been resolved in court.(image)


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Indiana State Parks announce Black Friday promotions

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:32:00 -0500

Indiana State Parks is offering free admission on Black Friday, as well as other discounts and promotions.(image)



Bikes for Tykes in need of donations

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:32:00 -0500

Chances and Services for Youth’s Bikes for Tykes fundraiser is in need of donations to assist in providing bikes and helmets to Wabash Valley children.(image)



Three arrested in alleged marijuana sales bust

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:55:00 -0500

Three people were arrested Thursday in connection with a marijuana distribution operation just north of the Indiana State University campus.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: Nov. 17, 2017

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:23:44 -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)



Three arrested in alleged marijuana sales bust

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:34:11 -0500

Three people were arrested Thursday in connection with a marijuana distribution operation just north of the Indiana State University campus.(image)



GOP lawyer leads lawsuit against Indiana over trucker fees

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:55:00 -0500

An influential conservative lawyer leading a lawsuit against Indiana accused the state on Friday of illegally collecting roughly $1 billion in fees from truckers across the country. Attorney Jim Bopp filed the lawsuit in Indianapolis on behalf of the Small…(image)



Kesler will return to Vigo EMA on Monday

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:35:00 -0500

A suspended Vigo County official will return to work now that an allegation of recklessly registering to vote has been resolved in court.(image)


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Rev. Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:22:26 -0500

The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy.(image)


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Pfizer tells Nebraska not to use its drugs in execution

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:18:00 -0500

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer is demanding that Nebraska return any drugs manufactured by the company or an affiliate that the state plans to use in an execution.(image)



Animal welfare group seeks to halt rifle rule in Indiana

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:05:40 -0500

An animal welfare group has requested that a judge toss an emergency rule recently approved by Indiana's wildlife agency to allow rifle-hunting on state or federal property.(image)



Man arrested in Quick Mart robbery

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:56:00 -0500

A man who threatened police with a stick has been arrested on a robbery charge after police were told he demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk at the Quick Mart at 743 Lafayette Ave. on Wednesday.(image)


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Arrest made in five vehicle arson fires

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:53:00 -0500

An arrest has been made in connection with five arson fires that damaged five vehicles June 12 in the Collett Park area.(image)


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Indiana candidate's DC-area home complicates Senate campaign

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:04:00 -0500

A campaign stop for Rep. Luke Messer in his bid for Senate involves traveling from his family's home in suburban Washington back to Indiana, where aides say he typically stays overnight with his mom.(image)



US probes effectiveness of VW air bag wiring recall

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:20:00 -0500

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver's air bag from inflating in a crash.(image)