4/16/2014 8:40:43 PMJesse White, Illinois' Secretary of State and State Librarian, is awarding more than $670,000 in grants to 159 libraries. The grants will help libraries purchase books, DVD's, CD's and other educational tools.
4/16/2014 8:19:32 PMThe Indiana Department of Education released graduation rates for the 2012-2013 school year. The overall graduation rate for all schools was 88.6%, which is virtually unchanged from last year.
4/14/2014 10:40:21 PMPolice have released the identity of a Terre Haute man who died after being severely burned by a fire pit.
4/11/2014 10:56:32 PMThe Next Step Foundation held a Passover fundraiser on Friday at its Terre Haute church-turned-coffee shop. The group provides transitional housing for recovering addicts and Friday's dinner celebrated freedom from addiction.
4/11/2014 10:43:44 PMPeople were picketing outside of the Econolodge in Terre Haute on Friday. The Indiana Department of Corrections was paying for several convicted sex offenders out on parole to live there. The Econolodge says they have ended that contract.
4/11/2014 10:13:44 PMDuke Energy is offering tips on saving energy as the weather warms up. Tips include setting your thermostat to the highest comfortable setting and turning it up a couple of degrees if you'll be gone for most of the day.
4/10/2014 9:53:15 PMLaw enforcement released video of a suspect breaking into a pop machine in Crawford County, Illinois. Police believe the same suspects are behind thefts in Clark and Jasper Counties, as well as Sullivan, Indiana.
4/10/2014 9:46:57 PMPolice are releasing new information in the search for Jerry Cheesman. Terre Haute Police say they've received multiple leads and one possible sighting that turned out to be false.
4/10/2014 9:42:04 PMIndiana State University held its first-ever prescription drug drop-off event on Thursday. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is applauding students for raising awareness about prescription drug abuse.
4/10/2014 7:23:53 PM73-year-old Robert Wright has been found safe. The Vigo County Sheriff's Department issued an alert about him missing earlier Thursday evening.
4/10/2014 3:58:42 PMA girl in Linton has been found safe. Linton Police were looking for 10-year-old Selena Stevenson, but she was located walking down a street from school. She is now safe at home.
4/8/2014 9:34:39 PMApril is Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Sullivan County Department of Child Services held their Pinwheels For Prevention ceremony on Tuesday night. All 92 counties in Indiana participated in the event.
4/8/2014 9:21:01 PMThere was a public hearing at the Dugger Community Center Tuesday night, where members of the community spoke out on why Union High School and Dugger Elementary School should remain open as charter schools.
4/8/2014 8:19:08 PMResidents of Viscaya Point in Vigo County tell NBC 2 News that Cobblestone Crossings has agreed to build a wall between the two properties. It's a dispute the two parties took to court earlier this year.
4/7/2014 7:54:17 PMStacy Clough was a contestant on Monday's episode of Wheel of Fortune on NBC 2. She won more than $12,000 and a trip to Italy.
4/7/2014 7:50:27 PMIllinois Governor Pat Quinn announces millions of dollars for local transportation improvements across the state. The announcement includes about $6.2 million for local governments.
4/6/2014 8:48:43 PMPolice are trying to determine what caused a West Terre Haute man's ATV to leave the roadway. It happened on Darwin Road Saturday evening. 49-year-old Ronald Beck suffered serious injuries.
4/6/2014 8:16:10 PMWork Zone Awareness Week begins on Monday in Indiana. This year's theme is called "Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake".
4/6/2014 8:11:02 PMHoosier Lottery players have until 11:59 P.M. Sunday night to enter their non-winning Hoosier Millionaire tickets for a shot at participating in the Terre Haute road show. That show will be on May 15th at the Hulman Center.
4/2/2014 10:21:07 PMWith rainy weather in the forecast, some people might be thinking about flood insurance. It's important to remember that many home insurance policies don't cover flood damage.
4/2/2014 10:17:01 PMFEMA is denying Indiana aid for the severe winter storm in January. Indiana plans to appeal FEMA's decision.
4/1/2014 4:14:51 PMINDOT crews spent the day setting up lane restrictions on Interstate 70, gearing up for a lot of road projects. There are two major projects in the Valley right now, along I-70 and on the U.S. 41 exit ramp, so officials want everyone to be on the look-out. Despite the tough winter, no projects are being delayed or postponed this summer. That's because they were already funded.
4/1/2014 3:48:04 PMTuesday was Community Day at the Terre Haute Children's Museum. They teamed up with ISU Credit Union, and offered admission for just $2. In just the first hour, over 200 people had already stopped by. On a typical Tuesday, it's more like 40 or 50 people in that time. This is the first time the museum has offered a Community Day, but they hope to do it again - maybe even a few times a year.
4/1/2014 3:39:50 PMSaint Mary-of-the-Woods College is launching a new health and wellness major. The program is designed to help those who want to enter the medical field, but are not interested in becoming a nurse or doctor.
4/1/2014 3:36:00 PMA new regulation now requires all cars built after 2018 to come with a new safety measure. Every vehicle will come standard with a backup camera. The camera has to show an area, 10 feet by 20 feet, directly behind the vehicle.
3/31/2014 4:59:32 PMThe Indiana Department of Transportation is holding their annual Trash Bash from April 5th to April 27th. Crews will be picking up trash along Indiana's roadways.
3/31/2014 4:57:00 PMThe Booker T. Washington Center is hosting a spring break camp all week long. Kids can play games, do arts and crafts, and exercise all week long. The camp also provides a light breakfast and a lunch for all the participants.
3/31/2014 4:28:23 PMThis is it -- the final day to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. From the White House to the Wabash Valley, there's a push to make sure everyone is enrolled. If you only made the wait list though, don't worry...anyone who starts the sign-up process before time runs out will be covered.
3/31/2014 4:10:00 PMAutism is a spectrum disorder, meaning the symptoms can vary from person to person, but many of the warning signs are the same. The first red flag is if your child isn't hitting major milestones. Children with autism also have a hard time communicating, making eye contact, and responding appropriately in social settings.
3/31/2014 3:45:26 PMHealth officials are calling it a "record-breaking" outbreak of measles, and the epidemic is being reported from coast to coast. Officials with the Vigo County Health Department tell us no cases have come up in the Wabash Valley. Still though, they're on alert - and urging everyone to know the warning signs.
3/30/2014 8:44:52 PMThe Vigo county YMCA is ready for a packed house this week. There's always open gym, swimming and the new tween room. A lot of classes are on the schedule too, including ballet, Zumba, AquaZumba, and even BLAST - or Building Leaders As Students Train - with the ISU football team.
3/30/2014 5:25:00 PMLocal shelters are partnering with Pets Alive in Bloomington, to decrease the number of feral cats in the area. If you know of a cat that doesn't have a home, you can bring it to your area rescue. All the animals will then be spayed or neutered for free.
3/30/2014 4:53:00 PMThe Easter Bunny made his debut at the mall this weekend. He is now posing for photos at the center court. You can order a wide variety of pictures, or just stop and say hi.
3/30/2014 4:43:00 PMOne in 68. That's how many children had an Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2010, up from one in 88 just two years earlier. Autism is five times more common in boys -- with around one in 42 boys being diagnosed, compared to one in 189 girls.
3/30/2014 1:17:45 PMNew details about the death investigation in Southern Indiana, after a body was found outside an Odon business on Elnora Street Saturday morning. Police have now identified the victim as Christina Martin, 50, a resident of Capehart Manor in Odon. According to the Daviess County Sheriff's Department, no apparent foul play is suspected at this time, but the investigation into the death continues.
3/29/2014 8:53:42 PMHundreds took part in the Dishes for Wishes event. This year, it's all to help benefit a Make-A-Wish foundation trip. Jaden of Brazil, Indiana suffers from acute lympoblastic leukemia. His wish is to go to Hawaii to see a real-life volcano. Organizers say it's a way for the community to help make his dream come true.
3/29/2014 5:46:41 PMVikings' dream of a state comes up just short.
3/29/2014 4:55:00 PMIndiana's primary is just a few weeks away, but before ballots are cast, lawmakers are looking back at some of the big issues during their legislative session. Saturday was the final crackerbarrel session of the year in Clay County, and the packed house had plenty to talk about, even though this was a short session in the statehouse.
3/29/2014 4:53:00 PMVigo County Lions Clubs hosted Supreme Court Justice Steven David at their annual meeting today. The groups met to discuss different ways they could reach out the the community, and David spoke to the group about focusing on what you need to be rather than what you need to do with your life.
3/29/2014 4:49:00 PMThe Pi Kappa Alpha chapters at Rose-Hulman and Indiana State University hosted the event. This marks the sixth year for the pull. Teams of eight to ten participants competed to see who could pull the truck 100-feet the fastest - all to raise money for the Special Olympics.
3/29/2014 3:56:48 PMMillions of people across the world are expected to turn off the lights for one hour on Saturday. The annual earth hour started in 2007, and is aimed at showing support for environmental causes. USA Today estimates more than a billion people take part. You're encouraged to switch off the lights at 8:30 p.m. local time.
3/29/2014 3:53:19 PMPolice say driver Rhonda Buntain didn't yield at the CSX crossing near 6th and Sycamore. She then got into an accident with a passing train. The crossing and eight intersections were blocked for nearly an hour. Police urge you to use caution when approaching a railroad crossing. Never try to beat a train, take the few extra seconds to stop, look and listen when the warnings are activated.
3/29/2014 2:33:00 PMA death investigation is underway in Odon, Indiana after the body of a woman was found. It happened near the Ebony Cuts & More hair salon on 615 E. Elnora Street. Witnesses say someone located the body around 9 a.m. on Saturday.
3/28/2014 10:57:44 PMNorth Central High School honored legendary head coach Paul Weekley Friday night. Earlier this week, he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
3/28/2014 10:52:59 PMEvan Austin and Sam McCarter are currently competing at the US Paralympics Spring Swimming Nationals in Miami. Sam McCarter attends Terre Haute North and Evan Austin, a Terre Haute South grad, attends ISU.
3/28/2014 10:11:35 PMIndiana will choose two high school students as Indiana's Mr. and Ms. Math/Science. The two students will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
3/28/2014 7:06:01 PMPolice arrest Michael Mitchell and Michael Mitchell Jr., both of Vincennes, for arson. Police say they started the fire at Executive Storage Units on Old State Road 67 in Vincennes.
3/28/2014 3:53:26 PMThe Fatal Accident Response Team will use technology out in the field - something that will make their investigation much faster and keep traffic delays to a minimum. This type of reconstruction can also be used in other crimes scenes as well. Friday finished their week of training. Now it's just a matter of fine-tuning and making up a schedule. Officials hope to have everyone in place by July 1.
3/28/2014 3:44:16 PMNew numbers show an improvement when it comes to Indiana's unemployment rate, but it's not the same story here in the Wabash Valley. The state's seasonally adjusted employment rate for February was down to 6.1 percent. In January, it was at 6.4.
3/27/2014 10:58:15 PMBarr-Reeve High School will play in the Class 1 A State Championship on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. To celebrate, the town of Montgomery is decorating local businesses with signs and banners.