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County Council Approves New Jail Staff

VIGO COUNTY, Ind.  – In their meeting Monday evening, the Vigo County Council approved by a unanimous vote, the funds needed to hire 24 new staffers for the Vigo County Jail. The special call meeting comes after

Back To Court For Proposed Illinois Power Line

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  — The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that had stopped construction of a massive power line through eastern Illinois. The court’s 7-0 ruling last week affects 35 Edgar County eminent domain actions by Ameren

Truck Fire Closes Westbound I-70 Monday Night

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind – The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed near the 31-mile marker for a couple of hours Monday night due to a truck fire. No injuries were reported, and all lanes are back

Covered Bridge Vendor Pulls Machete

PARKE COUNTY, Ind – Parke County Deputies were called Sunday to investigated an altercation between vendors in Bridgeton during the Covered Bridge Festival. Police say that during the altercation a machete was displayed. 70-year-old Gordon Chia of

Convention Center To House Larry Bird Museum

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb joined Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett and other community leaders for a press conference Saturday evening to announce plans for a Larry Bird museum. It will be located inside

Vigo Schools To Start “Junior Crimestoppers” Program

VIGO COUNTY, Ind – The Vigo County School Corporation, in conjunction with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department will provide a new service to the  school community beginning next Monday, (10-29-18) called “Junior Crimestoppers.”  This program was modeled

Shelburn Police Looking For Theft Suspect

SHELBURN, Ind. – Police in Sullivan County are asking for help in locating a suspect in a theft case. Shelburn Police say the theft happened before 10:30 Saturday evening and the suspect’s picture was captures on a

Don’t Fall For Jury Scam

INDIANAPOLIS — Federal court officials are repeating their warning of a nationwide scam in which callers posing as U.S. marshals or other government officials claim victims can avoid imminent arrest for not appearing for jury duty by