• George D. Thomas, 35, of Indianapolis was arrested by the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department and booked into the Vigo County jail at 7:31 p.m. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a class-B felony, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $75,000.
• Marc A. Lloyd, 27, of Terre Haute was arrested by city police and booked into jail at 4:40 p.m. on a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender, a class-C felony; residential entry, a class-D felony; and misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and battery. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $150,000.
• Jack L. Cheesman, 44, of Terre Haute was arrested by county police and booked into jail at 5:19 p.m. He later was charged with five counts of arson, class-B felonies. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $150,000.
• Joshua M. Perdue, 19, of Terre Haute was arrested by West Terre Haute police and booked into jail at 10:32 p.m. He later was charged with resisting law enforcement, a class-D felony; and misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and resisting law enforcement. He posted $1,000 bail and was released on June 26.
• Joshua H. Johnson, 19, was arrested by county police and booked into jail at 1:51 a.m. He later was charged with auto theft, a class-D felony; and misdemeanor criminal trespass. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $25,000.
• Samuel C. Sappington, 20, of Terre Haute was arrested by city police and booked into jail at 2:14 a.m. He later was charged with auto theft, a class-D felony; and misdemeanor criminal trespass. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $25,000, with 10 percent allowed.
• Robert A. Brossman, 18, of West Terre Haute was arrested by county police and booked into jail at 3:24 a.m. He later was charged with two counts of theft, class-D felonies; intimidation, a class-D felony; and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $25,000.
• Michael G. Shaw, 23, of Indianapolis was arrested by Indiana State Police and booked into jail at 11:46 a.m. on an allegation of theft, a class-D felony. He was released on his own recognizance.
• Harty L. Crow, 30, of Terre Haute was arrested by county police and booked into jail at 4:19 p.m. on a warrant for theft, a class-D felony. He later was charged with one count of domestic battery as a class-D felony; one count of misdemeanor domestic battery; and two counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $10,000.
• Robert R. Miller, 50, of Fontanet was arrested by county police and booked into jail at 5:13 p.m. on a warrant for intimidation, a class-C felony. He posted $2,500 bail and was released.
• Jason W. Mathews, 29, of Terre Haute was arrested by city police and booked into jail at 9:50 a.m. on a warrant for two counts of bank fraud, a class-C felony. He posted $2,500 bail and was released.
• Patrick M. Martin, 34, of Terre Haute was arrested by Indiana State police and booked into jail at 10:56 a.m. He was later charged with auto theft and receiving stolen property, both class-D felonies. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $25,000.
• Thomas H. Hurlow, 33, was arrested by Indiana State Police and booked into jail at 2:20 p.m. on allegations of receiving stolen property and resisting law enforcement, both class-D felonies. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $50,000.
• James E. Rogers, 46, of Terre Haute was arrested by city police and booked into jail at 5:31 p.m. on a warrant for criminal confinement resulting in injury, a class-C felony. He also was charged with strangulation, a class-D felony; and misdemeanor domestic battery. He remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $100,000.
• Nicole M. Williams, 22, and Kayla M. Watts, 23, both of Terre Haute were arrested by county police and booked into jail at 8:30 p.m. on an allegation of theft, a class-D felony. Both were released on their own recognizance.
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Purdue shooting leaves one person dead
A Purdue University engineering student opened fire inside a basement classroom Tuesday, killing a teaching assistant and prompting officials to put the campus on lockdown, police and the university said.
Dream of a lifetime
It was “a dream of a lifetime” for one Terre Haute woman.
THS grad Miller among students in adjacent building when shooting occurs
Kris Miller and his roommate were in a computer lab of Purdue’s mechanical engineering building Tuesday when they received a call that a shooting had occurred next door.
Bosma moves gay marriage ban bill to friendlier committee
Republican House of Representatives Speaker Brian Bosma sent a bill that proposes a constitutional ban on gay marriage to a more conservative-leaning legislature committee Tuesday, because it lacked support on the first committee to which it was assigned.
We enter the deep freeze again
If you had to step outside to get your newspaper this morning, you might have noticed it’s painfully cold once again.
Levy redirects school funds
If the new “protected levy” legislation goes into effect later this year, it would mean “a substantial reduction” in revenue for Vigo County School Corp. bus transportation, capital projects and bus replacement funds, according to the district’s chief financial officer.
School debt levy redirects funds across Indiana
School officials and state legislators from around the state are searching for ways to keep the school buses running — and children safe on the streets — pending the loss of millions of dollars for school transportation.
More than 50 school districts in Indiana stand to lose at least 20 percent of their revenues for transportation, new buses and other big-ticket projects under a new law that requires them to first pay off their debts.
VIDEO: Sen. Donnelly updates T-S editorial board
Passage of a long overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed by the end of this month, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said Tuesday.
Vigo coroner tries again for salary increase
After being denied last year, Vigo County Coroner Dr. Susan Amos is again seeking to have her county salary increased to match that of several other county office holders.
Homeless, renters, leasers
All kinds of housing issues come to the attention of the Terre Haute Human Relations Committee, including discrimination.
THE OFF SEASON: Something to crow about, as our neighbors return
It is in the spring, I think, that I notice crows the most. They are noisy neighbors year-round, but they come calling (I resisted saying “cawing”) in early March in earnest, and they do so before the frogs on our pond and the buds on our trees make the new season official.
MAUREEN HAYDEN: Curbing the ‘tough on crime’ mentality
Republican Sen. Brent Steele is the rock-ribbed, law-and-order chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, but he’s no ordinary conservative.
The night it rained tears
March fuels college basketball teams. Fun, glory, buzzer-beater shots and storybook endings in the NCAA Tournament await there.
POVERTY IN AMERICA: Success depends on birth location
Deb Kesler grew up poor in a single-parent family, but she knew that education was the ticket to a better life.
She and three siblings put themselves through college with grants, loans and work.
50 years after Civil Rights Act, work still to be done
This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — a landmark piece of legislation that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Indian tradition welcomes colors of spring
One little corner of Deming Park got some spring colors Saturday morning when community members gathered to “play Holi,” an important tradition in India.
Students raise more than $1,100 for children’s hospital, watch school staff get heads shaved
Off with the hair!
Middle school students cheered and laughed with excitement during a school assembly Friday at Honey Creek Middle School as they watched three school administrators “go bald” to support a good cause.
Small World Learning Center hopes to save Woods preschool
A Terre Haute preschool facility on Friday night has publicly announced its offer of a merger with The Woods Day Care/Pre-School.
Hot projects on display at home show
Two-year-old Reed Clutter looked like he felt right at home as he played on a swing inside Hulman Center in downtown Terre Haute during the 2014 Home Show kick off on Friday.
VIDEO: Seuss is Loose
Ouabache Elementary School Music teacher Alison West, playing the part of Dr. Seuss' Thing 1, tosses confetti during the "Seuss is Loose" parade celebrating the end of ISTEP+ testing.
Utility seeks land for new power lines
Duke Energy is planning to install a new high-voltage power transmission line that would travel between 10 to 13 miles north to south along the Wabash River, in anticipation of the 2015 closure of its Wabash River Generation Station.
Lugar Center to offer CPR training sessions today
Staff members from Union Hospital are partnering with Clark County (Ill.) residents to offer free CPR training to interested community members.
Free cab rides offered for St. Pat’s Day
Terre Haute law firm Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, which has made a tradition of encouraging free cab rides home to those who have consumed too much to drive, has its eyes now on St. Patrick’s Day.
More couples challenge same-sex marriage ban
Three federal lawsuits were filed Friday against Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban, boosting the number of legal challenges to the ban’s constitutionality to at least five.
INDOT to discuss U.S. 40 upgrades in Brazil
Indiana Department of Transportation and Gradex Inc. personnel will discuss a pending upgrade of U.S. 40 through Brazil at an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the council room at Brazil City Hall, 203 E. National Ave.
Chamber still taking nominations
The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2013 Business Recognition Awards.
Vigo County Jail Log: March 14, 2014
The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement on Thursday and Friday, based on jail records.
2 new suits target Indiana’s gay marriage ban
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two new federal lawsuits are taking aim at Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban, boosting to four the number of legal challenges to the law filed in a week.
Verizon new title sponsor for IndyCar
Verizon will be the new title sponsor for the IndyCar Series, replacing Izod, which left at the end of the 2013 season.
Driver in critical condition after water rescue
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