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Community mourns its fallen family members

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:21:00 -0400

While members of veterans groups gathered on a central hill in Highland Lawn Cemetery on Memorial Day, about one hundred feet away Carolyn Nussel tended to two grave stones.(image)


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80 years later, Hoosiers recall a deadly police chase

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:01:00 -0400

Eighty years ago, on May 25, law enforcement officers chased a band of bank robbers from northwestern Cass County into White County, where the pursuit ended in bullets and bloodshed.(image)


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Rockville barber back in business after fire strikes shop

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:37:00 -0400

The walls are largely bare and the barber chair often empty, but Bob Rusk is back at work cutting hair. The chair was easy to replace after a late February fire destroyed Rusk's barbershop, the only one in Parke County.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: May 29, 2017

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:50:08 -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)



Building a kinder society

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:13:00 -0400

Preventing violence by creating a kinder society in which all people are appreciated could sound like a monumental task – especially in a prison.(image)


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Rural school telehealth clinics boost medical access

Sun, 28 May 2017 22:13:00 -0400

In the past, students at Southwestern Jefferson County Schools who needed to see a doctor had to leave class and take a 25 minute drive to the nearest hospital. But not anymore.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: May 28, 2017

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:54:37 -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)



Federal judge and Rose alum urges graduates to fight cynicism, never give up

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:58:00 -0400

The 509 members of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Class of 2017 marched across campus in their caps and gowns Saturday as they made their way from Hatfield Hall to the Sports and Recreation Center.(image)


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Terre Haute's Eva Kor serves as grand marshal of 500 Festival Parade

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:01:00 -0400

Saturday's 2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade served as the prelude to the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, and an 83 year-old Hoosier who as a child survived the horrors of the Auschwitz concentration camp served as its grand marshal.(image)


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Like nation, Hoosier state grapples with overdoses

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:54:00 -0400

For people who have no or little exposure to drug use or addiction of any kind, the opioid epidemic may seem overblown or abstract. For some, perhaps most, it's hard to understand or even imagine why someone would repeatedly put…(image)


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DNR: Please don't plant ornamental pear trees

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:30:42 -0400

Ornamental pear trees, most commonly known as Bradford pears, have been a popular landscaping tree in Indiana for decades -- so popular that they are crowding out native Indiana trees.(image)



Local robotics team scores championship

Sat, 27 May 2017 22:32:24 -0400

Team Storm, a robotics team from Terre Haute, has won the FIRST LEGO League North American Open Championship, conducted at Legoland in Carlsbad, California last weekend.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log:May 27, 2017

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:42:38 -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)



Expiring federal law could leave towns that dot Route 66 without key funding

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:10:00 -0400

Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, soon may be dropped from a National Park Service preservation program, which would end years of efforts aimed at reviving old tourist spots in struggling towns.(image)


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SOCIAL SECURITY: Honoring our heroes on Memorial Day

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:00:00 -0400

On Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers and service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security respects the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives in…(image)



Business Calendar: May 28, 2017

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:00:00 -0400

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



Terre Haute Young Leader Spotlight: Jared Ell

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:00:00 -0400

•How has THYL helped me grow professionally? Terre Haute Young Leaders has introduced me to many inspiring professionals that share a common goal. As a newcomer to the city, I knew I needed to get connected somehow, and this was…(image)


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Indiana United Ways elects Jonathan Weinzapfel to its board of directors

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Indiana United Ways elected Jonathan Weinzapfel to its board of directors at its State Leaders Conference on April 13, 2017. Weinzapfel, the chancellor at Ivy Tech Community College Southwest/Wabash Valley, brings extensive leadership to the IUW tabl(image)


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Newsmakers

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Bob Smith, Region President for Old National Bank, has announced that Matt McFarland will originate mortgage loans for the Terre Haute market and surrounding communities. McFarland started with ONB in April 2005 as an assistant manager at the Rockvil(image)


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On the Move

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:00:00 -0400

​Fuson Automotive has announced that Adam Pair was recently promoted to assistant finance manager. Pair will assist Ben Rice in the finance department. He will continue in new and used car sales, as well as serving as the Fuson Cadillac…(image)


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Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:53:00 -0400

A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. He was 69.(image)


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Dog loses eye after goose attack in Indiana

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:00:00 -0400

A dog has lost his right eye after an attack by a Canada goose in Indiana. A purebred Mi-Ki named Rocky was attacked Wednesday in South Bend while on an early morning walk with owner Irma Rice. He spent the…(image)



Indianapolis airport working to get transatlantic flights

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:32:06 -0400

The Indianapolis International Airport has hired the Indy Chamber to help fast-track its efforts to secure a transatlantic flight. The Indianapolis Airport Authority approved a yearlong contract. The airport will pay the chamber up to $180,000 to pro(image)



Court upholds burglary with deadly weapon conviction

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400

A burglar who broke into an Indianapolis apartment and was attacked and chased by his two victims had his conviction upheld Friday by the Indiana Court of Appeals. It was the first case addressed by the appellate court in which…(image)



Modern Charm, Millie & Maude leaving downtown

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400

Two downtown Terre Haute boutiques are re-locating.(image)



Local stores keeping eye on possible liquor law changes

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:02:00 -0400

Some Terre Haute business owners will be watching what changes a new state commission will recommend to Indiana's alcohol laws.(image)


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Terre Haute man faces battery, gun charges

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:55:01 -0400

Terre Haute man was arrested late Thursday after a woman reported he beat her and pointed at gun at her. Michel C. Beal, 32, was booked on charges of charges of criminal recklessness, strangulation and domestic battery.(image)


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Man arrested in indecent exposure incident

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:54:52 -0400

City police have arrested a suspect in an indecent exposure incident after broadcasting his photo on social media. Antonio Martinez, 22, was booked into the Vigo County Jail at 11:40 a.m. Friday on a charge of vicarious sexual gratification, a…(image)



Two local teens earn Girl Scouts highest award

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:53:27 -0400

Two local teens have earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. Anna Brough and Cheyann Hyde will receive their awards during Girl Scouts of Central Indiana's Girls of Distinction ceremony on…(image)



Goodbye and thanks to 'The Greatest Show on Earth'

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:53:00 -0400

Last weekend ended the run of“The Greatest Show on Earth”when the Ringling Brothers and Barnum&Bailey Circus had its last performance after 146 years. Earlier in the year, when I learned this circus was going to stop performing, it brought back…(image)



Memorial Day events set for Monday

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:53:00 -0400

The following events are scheduled to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday in Terre Haute.(image)



ISU sets hearing on tuition increases

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:53:00 -0400

Indiana State University will conduct a public hearing June 7 to take comment on its proposal to raise tuition and mandatory fees 1.94 percent for 2017-18 and 1.95 percent for 2018-19.(image)



Defendant in Montezuma armed robbery convicted

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:55:00 -0400

A Parke County jury has found a Terre Haute man guilty of the January 2016 armed robbery of the Montezuma Quick Stop mini market. Lewis Klayton Kratzer, 25, will be sentenced June 27 in Parke Circuit Court(image)


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Clay City Elementary named a Four-Star School

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:53:00 -0400

A third Clay County school has been designated a Four-Star School by the Indiana Department of Education. On Friday, Clay City Elementary was included in the second round of 2015-16 Four Star Schools, which recognizes "the very best schools in…(image)



Hoosier booze laws antiquated?

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:51:40 -0400

Some Hoosiers, state legislators among them, say Indiana's liquor laws are overly complicated, outdated and in need of a comprehensive review.(image)



Vigo County Jail Log: May 26, 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:57:38 -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)



Arrest made in indecent exposure case

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:17:00 -0400

City police have arrested a suspect in an indecent exposure incident after broadcasting his photo on social media.(image)


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Salvation Army sues Indiana children's museum over expansion

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:23:05 -0400

The Salvation Army is suing the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, saying the museum's $35 million expansion project violates the organization's rights to property easements.(image)



Clay City Elementary designated as Four-Star School

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:21:00 -0400

A third Clay County school has been designated a Four-Star School by the Indiana Department of Education.(image)



Pence says Trump will be 'best friend' to armed forces

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:16:00 -0400

Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump will be the "best friend the armed forces of the United States will ever have."(image)



Indiana State proposes $85 increase per semester in tuition and fees

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:01:00 -0400

Indiana State University will conduct a public hearing June 7 to receive input on proposed increases in student tuition and mandatory student fees for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. The hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the State…(image)



Parke jury convicts Kratzer of 2016 armed robbery

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:23:00 -0400

A Parke County jury has found a Terre Haute man guilty of the January 2016 armed robbery of the Montezuma Quick Stop minimart.(image)


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Police arrest man in domestic battery involving gun

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:25:00 -0400

A Terre Haute man was arrested late Thursday after a woman reported he beat her and pointed at gun at her.(image)


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Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:50:14 -0400

There's a glimmer of hope for America's ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according to a U.S. survey of beekeepers released Thursday.(image)


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BMW recalls 7-Series cars because doors can fly open

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:13:00 -0400

BMW is recalling more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. because the doors can open unexpectedly while they're being driven.(image)



Denis Johnson, author of 'Jesus' Son,' dead at 67

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:02:00 -0400

Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection "Jesus' Son," has died. He was 67.(image)



State recognizes Illinois 'Airport of the Year' recipients

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:56:06 -0400

The Illinois Department of Transportation has recognized six airports with 2017 Airport of the Year awards.(image)



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:15:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, May 26.(image)



City to change how it pays insurance for retired cops

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:02:16 -0400

Responding to concerns from three former police chiefs, Terre Haute officials are changing how they fund health insurance for retired officers.(image)






Citizens hear coal ash concerns

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:53:14 -0400

A group of about 20 citizens on Thursday heard an environmentalist’s concerns about a proposed plan to close the ash pond system at Duke Energy’s Wabash River Generating Station in Terre Haute.Indra Frank, director of environmental health and water p(image)



MARK BENNETT: Forget your dignity, it's time for elephant ears

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:55:00 -0400

Elephant ears humble us. Any hints of dignity vanish as we walk around festivals with powdered sugar covering our lips, faces and clothes while eating one of those sweet, chewy, fried confections. Yet, we gobble them anyway.(image)


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Six felony charges filed in parental abduction case

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:56:15 -0400

A Terre Haute man faces six felony charges in connection with the alleged May 21 abduction of his toddler daughter. James Denny, 22, appeared Thursday in Vigo Superior Court 6, where Judge Michael Lewis appointed an attorney and set another…(image)


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Two arrested in robbery, stabbing case

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:57:00 -0400

Two people have been arrested in connection with a Wednesday night stabbing in the 600 block of South Center Street. Steven Gainer, 20, and Amber Lockett, 24, both of Terre Haute, face charges of robbery and battery in connection with…(image)


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'Stained Glass Afternoon' event is June 11

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:48:38 -0400

Eight historic houses of worship, Indiana Landmarks and Terre Haute Landmarks will host "Stained Glass Sunday Afternoon" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 11.(image)



Indiana to study its 'antiquated' alcohol laws

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:54:39 -0400

Indiana's "arcane and antiquated" alcohol laws will be studied during the next two summers by a commission appointed by state legislators.(image)



THPD's Tompkins honored with Artz Officer of Year award

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:33:00 -0400

A Terre Haute police officer who saved an infant's life has been honored as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2017. Capt. Edward Tompkins received the Kevin Artz Memorial Award this morning from the Breakfast Optimist Club.(image)


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VP and former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to attend Indy 500

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:32 -0400

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are making a security change after Vice President Mike Pence confirmed he will attend Sunday's race.(image)



Sears revenue continues decline amid tough landscape

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:34:01 -0400

Sears' extended decline in sales persisted during the first quarter and the storied retailer vowed to make additional spending cuts to offset its slowing business.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: May 25, 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:54:36 -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)






Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:36:00 -0400

A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.(image)



Lawmakers create study committee to study Indiana booze laws

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:06:36 -0400

A revamp of Indiana's alcohol laws is one of the major issues that Statehouse leaders are picking for further study in the coming months.(image)



Census: Indianapolis drops one notch to 15th largest US city

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:05:07 -0400

New Census figures show Indianapolis is now the 15th largest U.S. city, dropping one notch behind Columbus, Ohio.(image)



Indiana man gets quick $2K to settle complaint about police

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:26:06 -0400

An Indiana man who filed a complaint about a confrontation with police officer ended up getting a $2,000 check to settle the matter a week later.(image)



Trump seeks to end program for older jobless Americans

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:12:00 -0400

President Donald Trump says there are too few participants who find work that's not paid for by the federal government. This week, he proposed deleting the $434 million program from the federal budget — a strike at a piece of…(image)



Kansas distributor recalls precooked sausage due to metal

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:40:00 -0400

The products were distributed in Kansas, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.(image)



10 Things to Know for Thursday

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:32:00 -0400

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, May 25.(image)



Back to Future Home Tour on Saturday to feature mid-20th century houses

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400

“Back to the Future: A Mid-Century Modern Home Tour,” set for 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, will present five mid-century modern standouts in Terre Haute, built in the 1950s and early-’60s, with cars of the same vintage at each home.(image)


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Deming Park pool to open on time this year

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:44:00 -0400

The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department is preparing the Deming Park pool to open on time this year, June 3, following the end of the school year for Vigo County School Corp.(image)


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Banks of the Wabash festival runs tonight through June 3

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:47:00 -0400

The annual Banks of the Wabash Festival is returning to Fairbanks Park starting Thursday and continuing through June 3.(image)


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Country club plans to remove 400 to 500 trees

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:36:22 -0400

In part to improve air flow and its golf course, the Country Club of Terre Haute is planning the removal of 400 to 500 trees.(image)



State senator addresses constituents in West Terre Haute

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:35:00 -0400

A local legislator visited the West Terre Haute Library Wednesday evening to discuss the outcome of the recent legislative session and field concerns from constituents.(image)


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West Terre Haute man faces rape, confinement charges

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:27:42 -0400

A West Terre Haute man has been arrested on charges of rape and criminal confinement following investigation of a May 9 incident.(image)


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Drawing for Shelby Mustang will be June 3

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:15:24 -0400

For the ticket holders seeking a new 2016 Mustang Shelby 350GT to benefit a Marshall, Illinois pool project, a drawing date has been set.(image)



White House budget cuts funds for economic alternatives to coal jobs

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:46:55 -0400

On the ripped ground of an abandoned surface mine in Hernshaw, West Virginia, former coal miners attempt to grow a field of sweet-smelling lavender.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:42:17 -0400

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



Evaluations of man accused of eating girlfriend sought soon

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:46:45 -0400

A southern Indiana prosecutor says he expects to soon see mental competency evaluations of a man accused of killing his former girlfriend and eating parts of her body.(image)



Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:35:45 -0400

Keeping former President Barack Obama's health care law is "completely unacceptable and totally unsustainable," the Senate's top Republican said Wednesday as the two parties braced for a Congressional Budget Office report on a House-passed bill overhauling that statute.(image)


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Acid spill prompts road closures in Indiana; no injuries

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:13:45 -0400

Authorities say hundreds of gallons of phosphoric acid spilled in central Indiana, prompting road closures and the evacuation of the immediate area nearby as a precaution.(image)



Federal financial aid official resigns before House hearing

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:06:16 -0400

A senior Education Department official in charge of managing federal student aid has resigned ahead of a House hearing.(image)



West Terre Haute man arrested on rape charge

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:25:00 -0400

A West Terre Haute man has been arrested on charges of rape and criminal confinement following investigation of a May 9 incident.(image)


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Indiana man, 85, falls from tractor in field, dies

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:43:46 -0400

Southwestern Indiana police say an 85-year-old farmer who was working in a field died after falling from a tractor.(image)



Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:40:00 -0400

Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.(image)



Plan extra travel time, stay informed for holiday weekend traffic

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:25:00 -0400

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of the summer travel season in Indiana. And whether you’re attending the Indianapolis 500, vacationing, visiting family and friends, or just passing through, INDOT urges drivers to plan extra travel time, to stay informed…(image)


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3 injured in crash involving semi-truck, Indiana mowing crew

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:07:46 -0400

Authorities say three people were injured when a semi-truck crashed into an Indiana Department of Transportation mowing crew along a highway in southeastern Indiana.(image)



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:18:00 -0400

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


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Court orders attorneys back to work in Vigo County Jail lawsuit

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:48:00 -0400

If an attorney representing some inmates at the Vigo County Jail wants a three-day hearing on an injunction, he needs to explain what exactly he's asking for that will take three days, a federal judge said Tuesday.(image)



McDaniel Road exit could open this fall

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:26:00 -0400

The McDaniel Road exit off the 641 bypass could reopen sometime in the fall, according to a solution outlined to Vigo County commissioners on Tuesday.(image)


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Marshall examines options for unstable dam

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:12:00 -0400

City officials plan to widen a temporary road providing access to about 40 homes while they decide whether to repair, replace or remove an unstable dam at the Marshall Golf Course.(image)


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Regeneration of Dresser properties back as topic for Parks Board

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:05:06 -0400

When the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Board voted last month to proceed with regenerating acquired properties in Dresser to return them to their natural state, most in attendance probably thought the matter was closed.(image)



Indiana enforcing seat-belt use B2B, or border to border

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:05:13 -0400

A crackdown on motorists not using seat belts has kicked into high gear as Vigo County police joined the increased enforcement efforts at state borders.(image)


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Environmentalists fear dire results from EPA budget cuts

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:10:00 -0400

An association of state and local environment agencies, bolstered by former EPA officials, said Tuesday President Trump’s plan to slash environmental spending will cripple their ability to enforce clean air and water regulations across America.(image)



Trump targets farm subsidies in budget cuts

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:12:00 -0400

In proposing to slash domestic spending, President Donald Trump is taking aim at the $8 billion subsidy program that insures farmers against crop losses.(image)



Jeb Bush: Teachers unions blocking education progress

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:01:00 -0400

Teachers unions favor "the economic interest" of adults and are standing in the way of progress in education, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday.(image)



U.S. says Fiat Chrysler used software to cheat emissions tests

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:15:57 -0400

The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some of its diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests.(image)


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Vigo County Jail Log: May 23, 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:51:17 -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)



Family of Indiana man who died after Taser use files suit

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:34:47 -0400

The family of an Indiana man who died after police repeatedly used a Taser on him claims in a federal lawsuit that his constitutional rights were violated in what it calls a "brutal and deadly assault."(image)