3/7/2014 9:28:57 PMPeople in the Wabash Valley are coming down with spring fever. Friday's temperature got up to 53 degrees and the warmer weather is drawing many people outside.
3/7/2014 2:40:54 PMA Lawrence County, Indiana man is dead after a crash on State Road 67 in Lyons. State Police say a van, driven by 26-year-old Dakota Burnette of Oolitic, crossed the center line and collided with a semi truck. Burnette died at the scene.
3/6/2014 10:59:08 PMA semi truck caught fire on I-70 eastbound early Thursday afternoon near mile marker 12 in Vigo County. No one was injured, but the incident slowed traffic for over an hour.
3/6/2014 10:51:42 PMThe Terre Haute city council heard the first reading of a graffiti removal ordinance Thursday night. If passed, they hope it will encourage property owners to clean up any graffiti that is on their property.
3/5/2014 5:44:32 PMA car driven by Jody Allen Bush of Terre Haute crashed into a bale of hay on State Road 46 in Clay County on Tuesday night. Police say they found 61 hypodermic needles, drugs and other paraphernalia. Bush is in the Clay County Jail.
3/4/2014 4:16:00 PMExperts from Energizing Indiana evaluate your house and appliances to find all the different ways you could be saving money. And while all of this advice comes without a price tag, when it's all said and done, it could make a big impact on your wallet.
3/4/2014 2:31:39 PMIHOP is continuing its eight year tradition of giving away a free short stack. Instead of paying a pancake tab, customers are encouraged to make a donation to the local Crisis Pregnancy Center. Nationwide, the chain hopes to raise $3 million by the end of the day.
3/4/2014 2:10:40 PMIt's Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, but you don't have to go all the way to New Orleans to celebrate. J Gumbo's Cajun Restaurant in Terre Haute is bringing the party to the Valley. All day long, they're giving away prizes including t-shirts and gift cards... and of course, plenty of free beads!
3/4/2014 1:49:52 PMLast month he pleaded guilty to murder and four other charges. It stems from the June 2013 murder of Linton teen Katelyn Wolfe. Jordan Buskirk, who has also pleaded guilty for his role in the murder, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 18.
3/3/2014 4:00:00 PMOfficials credit the concrete construction for helping contain Thursday's blaze at the Sunrise Tower. Each unit also has a fire-proof door, so residents who were forced to stay in their homes until help arrived, were kept out of harms way.
3/2/2014 6:19:00 PMPolice arrested Taylor Thornell of Coatesville. An investigation revealed Thornell engaged in sexual acts with juvenile boys, and sent a naked picture of himself to them via social media. He's charged with sexual misconduct of a minor and distribution of matter harmful to a minor.
3/2/2014 4:56:00 PMThe Indiana State University College of Nursing is giving out free bone scans at the Honey Creek Mall. Every weekend, physician assistants perform the tests to see whether or not your at risk for osteoporosis, and to give our tips and advice about how to improve your bone health. Those involved say its an easy way to help ensure that Valley residents are safe and healthy.
3/2/2014 4:48:00 PMIt was Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party at the Terre Haute Children's Museum. The author would have 110 years old. Kids could make crafts, play games, and of course listen to some of the most popular Seuss' stories.
3/2/2014 4:40:00 PMAfter 44 years in the Valley, the theater is being forced to close it's doors because of a decrease in attendance, and it cannot afford to upgrade to a digital projection system. The number of moviegoer's has dropped by around 75 percent in the last 15 years. Officials say even after the last film is shown, they hope the memories of the theater will live on.
3/1/2014 9:35:49 PMSaturday marked the final home game for the Union High Bulldogs in Dugger. Fans packed the gym for the match-up against White River Valley. Even though the Bulldogs are playing in next week's sectionals, this was the last time the team will took the court in front of the home crowd.
3/1/2014 9:31:22 PMThe 5th annual Marsh Madness continued in Linton. Bird watchers gathered to Humphreys Park for events, class and some arts and crafts. Visitors could also watch a large migration of sandhill cranes, as some 7,000 to 10,000 cranes were in the area. The Linton marsh is one of the largest in the country, and supporters says it's a Wabash Valley treasure.
3/1/2014 4:58:00 PMIt's been one storm after another this winter, leaving local livestock out in the cold. Caring for animals when there's snow and ice on the ground can be tough, but experts say it's part its all part of the job.
3/1/2014 4:57:00 PMThis year, the event is being held right here in the Valley. Seven thousand kids filled the Terre Haute Bowling Center to see who will come out on top. Mayor Duke Bennett, along with the Terre Haute Police Honor Color Guard, also showed their support the the Hoosier bowlers.
3/1/2014 4:55:00 PMIt was the annual Veterans Expo at Stark Industries in Terre Haute. Around 50 employers came out to see if they could find the right match for their company. Along with job placement, the event also provides education, housing and health services for those in the military.
3/1/2014 4:53:00 PMFor the next six months, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is asking everyone to get in the habit of dialing the area code when you make a call. Starting in September, your call will not go through unless you dial all ten digits, then come October, all new numbers issued will have a 930 area code. Officials say using the numbers now will make the transition go smoothly this fall.
3/1/2014 4:52:00 PMCrews from SERVPRO started working at the Sunrise Towers high-rise on Saturday. The blaze broke out Thursday afternoon, and claimed the life of one resident.
3/1/2014 4:51:00 PMAfter a day and a half without service, phone lines should be back up and running for Sullivan County residents. Frontier officials say a fiber optic cable is to blame, but it's now been fixed. Some in Sullivan were without a working landline for nearly 36 hours.
3/1/2014 3:37:43 PMPolice responded to reports of a suicidal subject Friday evening at a home in Linton. They found James Jarman on a back porch with a gun that he would not hand over. As officers began to negotiate with the 48-year-old, a conflict ensued and shots were fired. Jarman was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
2/28/2014 10:06:00 PMPolice are investigating a death in Linton. Details are few at this time, but Indiana State Police are investigating with help from the Linton Police Department.
2/28/2014 10:42:51 AMIt happened at the intersection of Bedford and Billings Road. According to police, a car didn't stop and pulled into the path of a box truck. Both vehicles were thrown into a field. The driver of the car, Sharon Neely, 75, of Washington, was pronounced dead at the scene.
2/28/2014 10:04:39 AMJonathan Harness, 43, and his wife Buffy Harness, 44, were arrested Wednesday. The duo was wanted out of Morgan County, Indiana. Teams from Indiana State Police, the local sheriff's department and U.S. Marshal's Task Force found them at a hotel in Columbus, Indiana. They're each facing eight felonies and are held on bond at the Morgan County Jail.
2/28/2014 10:02:56 AMLocal celebrities from around the Valley, including our own Tom McClanahan, served people their favorite recipes while making tips. There was also an auction. The money goes towards things like operations, field trips, and helps keep admission low.
2/27/2014 11:03:22 PMAn apartment fire in Sullivan kills one man and displaces dozens of residents. It happened at the Sunrise Towers in Sullivan. The blaze killed 72-year-old Bruce Thompson and forced all other residents out of their homes.
2/27/2014 9:39:56 PMNortheast Sullivan School Corporation is extending its school year to end on June 2nd to make up snow days. School officials say they took a survey and most people favored extending the school year.
2/27/2014 9:33:18 PMPolice arrest a mother from Putnam County for endangering her children. Indiana State Police arrested Heather Nicole Rutherford of Reelsville. Rutherford faces three counts of neglect of a dependent.
2/27/2014 12:07:00 PMOne person has died in a fire at Sunrise Tower in Sullivan Thursday afternoon. Officials say the victim is 72-year-old Bruce Thompson.
2/27/2014 11:45:46 AMFor the first time in two decades, nutrition labels are getting a facelift. The FDA says these changes will be easier to understand, and reflect a real portion size. The new rules will go into effect two years after they're finalized. Some say they could prompt a backlash from food makers, worried about the cost of changing all those labels.
2/27/2014 9:58:07 AMIndiana State Police arrested Yun Zhang Wednesday afternoon. He was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 465, where a trooper clocked him at 135 miles per hour! The 18-year-old was arrested for reckless driving. The speed limit in that area is 55.
2/26/2014 4:40:52 PMAll three Vigo County high schools have a few new classmates - simulated babies that are pretty close to the real thing. It's a way to show teens the responsibility of parenthood. The students also have in-class demonstrations with drug-addicted babies and shaken babies, showing the severity - even fatal consequences. The babies and all their accessories are each about $800.
2/26/2014 4:20:00 PMThe Terre Haute City campus bus broke down early. The department typically has three reserve buses to take over, but all of those vehicles were in the process of being repaired. So officials did have to close the route until one could be fixed.
2/26/2014 4:17:00 PMLogan Evans, 18, has admitted to shooting, and killing Devan Burris. Back in December, a tip led police to Evans along with Heaven Berry and Lucas Benjamin. The shooting occurred near the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Washington, and Burris died from his injuries.
2/26/2014 4:07:00 PMThe treasurers office is creating a new website to accept payments. The site will allow the community to use debit, credit, and electronic checks. Going digital also helps the treasures office better file the information, meaning quicker response times for both land owners and the government offices.
2/26/2014 3:51:23 PMWednesday was the annual Women in Leadership luncheon. It's now ten years old, but still over 150 of the Wabash Valley's most influential women gathered. They heard from women's philanthropy expert and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods alum, Angela White.
2/25/2014 6:53:14 PMSullivan-Vigo Rural Water Corporation will shut down its main water line on US 41 Wednesday. Customers serviced from that water main will be without water from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. When the water is turned back on, customers will be under a 48 hour boil order.
2/25/2014 4:27:00 PMIt was purchased by Core Redevelopment for $800,000, and plans to spend around $5.3 million to rehab the old hotel. The ground floor will continue to stay commercial business. Part of the Terre Haute Housing Authority, the building currently has 109 units, and all of the tenant living in the building now will be relocated by the end of the year.
2/25/2014 4:21:00 PMThe board of directors has announced that pastor Tracy Hamilton will serve as the interim director for CCM. The organization will still provide a food pantry for those in need, and are working to create a chapel inside the building to minister to the community. Hamilton said he's honored to take on the role, and hopes people will continue to look to the ministry for any help they need.
2/25/2014 3:55:00 PMOn Tuesday, Lorenzo Archer pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and altering the scene of a death. Last June, his wife Kayla's body was discovered wrapped in a tarp in Ohio. Investigators say Lorenzo killed Kayla in Terre Haute, left her body in Ohio, and then continued traveling to visit family in Pennsylvania.
2/25/2014 3:53:01 PMIndiana University announces a possible data breach affecting thousands of students and recent graduates. IU officials say the information at risk includes names, addresses and social security numbers. That information is for 146,000 students across seven campuses who attended from 2011 to 2014.
2/24/2014 9:21:10 PMAn Indianapolis company called Core Redevelopment has purchased the Deming Center in downtown Terre Haute.
2/24/2014 4:30:00 PMFrom the basic to the dual carbon-monoxide detectors, these alarms serve one purpose, and that's to keep your family safe. If you cant afford the most elaborate detector, you can still protect those you love. The Terre Haute Fire Department's Protect the Precious initiative provides free alarms to anyone in need.
2/23/2014 5:00:00 PMOver 20 volunteers and 160 computers were on hand on Sunday, making sure hundreds of current and prospective college students can get all the financial aid they need. The March 10th FAFSA deadline means you're eligible for both state and federal aid. If you wait until after that date, you will only be able to get federal aid.
2/23/2014 4:52:00 PMThe annual event brought in dozens from around the community, showing off their collections, and seeing just how much some of their valuables are worth. Vendors from across the country were also on hand for those who wanted purchase some vintage coins.
2/23/2014 4:46:00 PMParticipants could bring their gently used formal gowns to be sold, and purchase their own to take for a spin around the dance floor. Since it started the sale has raised over $1,800 dollars, and organizers say it's a great way to make sure every girl feels like a princess on the big day.
2/23/2014 3:51:42 PMAccording to police, Jacob Hammond, 22, of Fover, Tenn., fired shots at a Montgomery County Sheriff's investigator while running from a meth lab in Tennessee. An arrest warrant was issued for Hammond and Amber Lehman. They were arrested, along with another man, in Evansville.
2/23/2014 1:41:08 PMJohn Odell is charged with resisting law enforcement and driving while suspended. Indiana State Police say on Saturday night, the 44-year-old was speeding down State Road 67, south of Bicknell. When a trooper tried to pull him over, Odell sped up, and didn't stop until he was blocked by a gate.