News From Terre Haute, Indiana


  • SPT011713ISUWBB whitley.jpg VIDEO: Sycamores' aggressive rebounding plays big part in pulling away from SIU

    Indiana State's M-and-M combination continued to carry the Sycamores' women's basketball team Thursday night in Hulman Center.
    The duo of Anna Munn and Racheal Mahan combined for 30 points, helping ISU improve to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 72-57 victory against Southern Illinois.

    January 18, 2013 1 Photo 1 Video

  • SPT010913ISUMBB smith.jpg VIDEO: Workmanlike Sycamores drop Bradley 68-53

    The intricacies of help defense aren’t going to show up on any highlight shows.
    But far as Indiana State’s men’s basketball team is concerned, help defense is as pretty as any breakaway dunk or a crowd-pleasing blocked shot.

    January 10, 2013 4 Photos 2 Links

  • ISU.jpg VIDEOS: ISU's Odum breaks Miami in OT

    Indiana State’s men’s basketball team never put its hammer away against Miami in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic on Tuesday.

    The Sycamores kept pounding at the rock. Figuratively, yes. But literally too as ISU’s faced an imposing Hurricanes’ front line.

    The rock cracked in the last minute. And it broke in overtime.

    Jake Odum converted a leaner in the lane with 0.8 left as ISU defeated Miami 57-55 in overtime to take third place in the Diamond Head Classic.

    December 26, 2012 2 Photos 2 Links

  • ISU.jpg VIDEO: ISU’s upset bid slips through turnover-prone fingers

    Indiana State point guard Jake Odum cut a forlorn figure outside the Sycamores’ locker room after a 62-55 loss to No. 18 San Diego State in men’s basketball Sunday evening.

    December 24, 2012 2 Photos

  • IMG_4575.JPG VIDEOS: Indiana State fights past Ole Miss in overtime at Hawaii

    Hakaka … it’s the Hawaiian word for “fight.”
    Not unlike a Hawaiian volcano roaring to life, Indiana State’s men’s basketball team was able to summon its inner Hakaka on Saturday against Mississippi in the opening game of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.

    December 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • SPT-120112-WHO-LOVES-YA-.jpg VIDEOS: Sycamores have work cut out for them at Diamond Head Classic

    All you have to do is take one look at Indiana State’s team hotel to realize ISU’s participation in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is a tad different from your average road trip.

    December 22, 2012 1 Photo 2 Links

  • SPT 121712 SANFORD 01PRETT.jpg VIDEO: So far, so good for Sycamores

    Perhaps the most important conversation new Indiana State football coach Mike Sanford had on Monday wasn’t with the administration, the alumni and the assembled media at his introductory press conference, but a talk that came after it.

    December 18, 2012 3 Photos

  • VL 101912 YE NAULT.jpg SLIDESHOW: Flash Back: 2012 in Pictures Tribune-Star photographers Joseph C. Garza, Jim Avelis and Bob Poynter showcase their favorite work of 2012.

    December 16, 2012

  • SPT112211SHSGBB smith.jpg VIDEO: ISU women add athleticism, experience with 2013 recruiting class

    As a team stocked full of underclassmen continues to grow and gain some NCAA Division I women’s basketball seasoning, those players will blend with four recruits who will likely be ready to make a big impact for coach Teri Moren in 2013-14.
    Sullivan native Rhagen Smith, daughter of former Sycamore basketball standout Maria (Stockberger) Smith, will be the only true freshman of the four. The 6-foot-2 forward is joined by 5-1 junior-college point guard Ricquia Jones, junior-college wing Jasmine Grier and Kansas State transfer Stephanie Wittman.

    November 28, 2012 1 Photo 1 Video

  • MET 111512 HERO OFFICER.jpg VIDEO: Indiana State University police officer leads rescue of student from burning car

    On a typical day, Indiana State University police officer Chris Heleine might deal with theft reports, well-being checks or property damage accidents.
    But Wednesday was not a typical day.

    November 16, 2012 1 Photo 1 Video

  • MET111112veterans flag.jpg SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day Parade 2012 Terre Haute’s annual Veterans Day parade down Wabash Avenue on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, concluded with an 11:11 a.m. post-parade ceremony and 21-gun salute at the VFW Post 972 at 12th and Mulberry streets.

    November 13, 2012

  • Election 2012 logo copy.jpg SLIDESHOW: General Election 2012 Photos by Tribune-Star photographers Bob Poynter, Joe Garza and Jim Avelis. Check back for more photos.

    November 6, 2012

  • I-68 at Exit 34 SLIDESHOW: Sandy delivers snow to East

    October 31, 2012

  • g2581c2000000000000a6d4823659b1369b4dd2ac1d21a780ed2c0f079b.jpg VIDEO: Sandy brings more snow to Appalachian Mountains

    Snow continues to fall in the Appalachian Mountains thanks to superstorm Sandy, leaving an estimated 150,000 people without power.

    October 30, 2012 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2012-10-30 at 10.45.52 AM.png VIDEO: Mammoth storm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness

    Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to hundreds of thousands of people.

    October 30, 2012 1 Photo

  • sandy1.jpg SLIDESHOW: Hurricane Sandy brings wind, water Damaging winds and storm surges from Hurricane Sandy began affecting Massachusetts on Monday.

    October 30, 2012

  • MET 101212 SEISMIC TRUCK.jpg VIDEO: Shakin’ Things Up

    Trucks rumbling through the city streets have university officials hoping for good vibrations this weekend.

    October 13, 2012 6 Photos 1 Video

  • Sammy Terry.jpg VIDEO: Famous Hoosier horror legend to appear at Linton haunted house

    Sammy Terry, the spooktacular entertainer who captivated Hoosier television viewers every weekend in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, is ready for some new “frightmares” — and his search is returning him to Linton.

    October 4, 2012 1 Photo

  • pTRU1-13131799enh-z6.jpg SLIDESHOW: This year's 15 hottest toys Is it too early to start your holiday shopping? Not according to Toys R Us, which just released its "Hot Toy List" for 2012. Check out the top 15 toys that made the list. Find all 50 at

    September 21, 2012 1 Photo

  • Arthur Newman film clip still.jpg VIDEO: Mark Bennett: Terre Haute featured in ‘strange, offbeat, evocative, wonderful movie’

    Some people hold a fond memory of Terre Haute. Some even dream of escaping to Terre Haute to start a new life.

    September 20, 2012 2 Photos

  • VIDEO: 9/11 vigil, candlelight procession at ISU

    Indiana State University marked the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a vigil at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Dede Plaza.The ceremony and silent candlelight procession were coordinated by the Order of Omega academic honorary for fraternities and sororities.

    September 12, 2012 1 Video

  • MET090812nature mckee.jpg VIDEO: 4th annual Nature Days at Clay County Fairgrounds draws a crowd

    Cars lined the Clay County Fairgrounds parking lot Saturday morning as families gathered for the 4th Annual Nature Day — an eclectic mix of activities hosted on the property.

    September 9, 2012 7 Photos 1 Video

  • Reverend Peyton Big Damn Band.jpg VIDEO: Mark Bennett: Hoosier trio dodges ditches on way to Terre Haute Blues Fest

    Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band has a critically acclaimed new album and video, and will perform Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Blues at the Crossroads Festival in downtown Terre Haute.

    September 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • Shades State Park.jpg VIDEO: Outdoor Indiana magazine features Shades State Park, namesake of Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

    Outdoor Indiana magazine’s September-October issue features Shades State Park, located near Waveland in Parke, Montgomery and Fountain counties. Once known as The Shades of Death before it became a state park, it’s the most primitive state park in Indiana.

    September 5, 2012 2 Photos

  • YouTube school lunch line.jpg VIDEO: Healthier, more nutritious foods in school cafeteria lunch lines

    Agriculture Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon on Aug. 29 announced that America’s students will see healthier and more nutritious foods in school cafeteria lunch lines this year.

    September 1, 2012 1 Photo

  • MET082812mallory cuffed.jpg SLIDESHOW: Heated hearing for suspect in shooting death A fight broke out Tuesday afternoon in Vigo Superior Court 6 after an exchange of words between people attending the initial hearing of an Indianapolis man accused of murder in the Friday death of a Terre Haute man.

    August 29, 2012 1 Photo

  • MET 082512 PARTY CROWD.jpg VIDEO: Thousands jam downtown for the annual Block Party

    Easy footsteps shuffled about downtown to swirling music, as thousands rocked around the block

    August 26, 2012 7 Photos 1 Video

  • terre haute south rally 2012.jpg VIDEO: Schools dancin’ with new year excitement

    Donning a white suit with black shirt and tie, Vigo County Schools Superintendent Dan Tanoos lined danced on the gymnasium floor Monday at Terre Haute South Vigo High School to help energize teachers during a back to school rally.

    August 14, 2012 3 Photos

  • VL 073012 SMALL LIVING.jpg SLIDESHOW: First Friday home tour showcases big style in small spaces Four stylish homes that demonstrate creative ways to make the best use of small spaces in a tight economy will be featured during the First Friday Small Spaces/Big Ideas home tour scheduled 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7. The tour includes the homes of Kris and Gretchen Kraut at 2229 College St., Brent and Yvette Morgan at 1813 Pin Oak Court, Bill and Peggy Hanna at 2707 Oak St., and Bob and Teresa Moore at 3803 Linden St.; as well as the Dan Carr Signature Interiors Showroom at 501 W. Honey Creek Drive. Tickets are $5 for adults; kids 12 and under are free. Tickets and a map can be purchased in advance at Java Haute or at any of the homes during tour hours. All proceeds benefit The Life Center of Terre Haute at 3000 College Ave. For more information visit or call (812) 234-5233.

    August 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress.jpg Video: Get up close to vintage airplanes

    Vintage World War II airplanes will touch down at Terre Haute’s airport for three days in early August and will be on display and open for passengers who want to pay the freight.

    July 26, 2012 1 Photo

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