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  • salamonie lake map.jpg Video: Monument City below Salamonie Lake now visible

    Monument City, a former town at Salamonie Lake that is visible this summer due to drought conditions affecting water levels in the reservoir, has been temporarily closed to all public access.
    The site drew attention over the weekend with statewide media reports that it is now visible after being submerged for decades.

    July 24, 2012 1 Photo

  • NCAA_sanctions.jpg Video: NCAA announces penalties against Penn State

    The NCAA slammed Penn State Monday with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

    July 24, 2012 1 Photo

  • james-holmes.jpg RAW VIDEO: First look at Colorado shooting suspect

    Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes, 24, makes his first court appearance with reddish-orange hair and a dazed expression.

    July 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • MET 071912 BLUE OBERSTE.jpg VIDEO: Annual Blueberry Fest supports Terre Foods

    Vanilla ice cream covered in blueberries put smiles on the faces of the Oberste-Vorth family on Thursday during the Terre Foods Blueberry Fest at Central Presbyterian Church.
     

    July 20, 2012 7 Photos 1 Video

  • MET 070812 TRACTOR STRAIN.jpg SLIDESHOW: Vigo County 4-H Fair kicks off week-long run TERRE HAUTE — Kiddie tractor pulls mixed with carnival rides and games, the 4-H Horse and Pony Show, exhibits and, of course, fair food as the 2012 Vigo County Fair began Sunday, July 8. The fair runs through Saturday, July 14, at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. Today’s events include 4-H judging in rabbit, poultry, swine and dog obedience and agility, with tonight’s featured activity being the demolition derby starting at 7. (Photos by Tribune-Star photographer Bob Poynter)

    July 9, 2012 1 Photo

  • MET070512spoonman.jpg VIDEO: Cutlery never sounded so good, or got so many laughs

    Even the librarian got a little noisy as a musical spoon player served up heaping helpings of laughter.

     

    July 6, 2012 1 Photo 1 Video

  • Food and Farm Viral Video still.jpg Viral Video: Farm parody of ‘Sexy and I Know It’

    Kansas State University student Greg Peterson and some friends were unwinding at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAO’s song “Sexy and I Know It” came on the radio. He groaned. But as the chorus droned on, the 21-year-old found inspiration. He switched “sexy” to “farming” as he began rapping. Then he started coming up with lyrics.

    July 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • MET063012zuma parade.jpg VIDEO: Montezuma Independence Day Parade

    This Parke County town celebrated the Fourth of July June 30. festivities included a parade, the Little Miss Firecracker pageant and a fish fry.
    See video at right.

    July 1, 2012 4 Photos 1 Video

  • MET062812catapult kline.jpg VIDEO: Operation Catapult

    Staff photographer Jim Avelis narrates one of many Operation Catapult demonstrations presented Thursday, June 28, at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

    June 29, 2012 3 Photos 1 Video

  • Lorna pic1.JPG VIDEO: ‘A firestorm of epic proportions’

    Lorna Taken Gutierrez and her family live in a home with “an amazing mountain view” in Colorado Springs.
    But on Tuesday, the view from her home turned Armageddon-like as she saw a wildfire racing down a bluff and taking everything — including beautiful homes — in its path.

    June 28, 2012 1 Photo 1 Video

  • TitleIXserieslogo.jpg Charts: Growth of sports participation by women, girls

    These graphics illustrate how girls' participation in sports has grown at the high school and college level since the passage of Title IX in 1972.

    June 25, 2012 1 Photo

  • Wishful Thinking video still.jpg VIDEO: Summer isn’t fun when you’re hungry

    Thousands of children in Wabash Valley communities are on summer vacation. While this brings to mind days of fun and freedom for many school children, for the millions across our country facing hunger it means losing the one place they can count on for a meal. It is currently estimated that more than 16 million children are at risk of hunger throughout America.

    June 11, 2012 1 Photo

  • solar-eclipse.jpg VIDEO: 'Ring of fire' solar eclipse

    The solar eclipse that took place Sunday evening was an annular eclipse, one in which the moon blocks almost all of the sun. Some of the best viewing was in Asia, as with this video filmed in Japan. 

    May 23, 2012 1 Photo

  • MET 052112 TEST RECORD.jpg VIDEO: Suspected TB case at Woodrow Wilson

    A suspected case of tuberculosis at Woodrow Wilson Middle School has prompted free testing next week for students and staff at the east side Terre Haute school. Testing is not mandatory and parental permission is required for students.

    May 21, 2012 2 Photos 1 Video

  • sidewalk prophets band.jpg AUDIO: Sidewalk Prophets singer discusses Terre Haute boyhood, and Saturday's concert

    Terre Haute native Dave Frey leads his Dove Award-winning band, Sidewalk Prophets, into a 7 p.m. Saturday concert at his hometown church, Maryland Community Church, joining opening performers Justin Hoeppner and Josh Wilson.

    May 16, 2012 3 Photos

  • obama.jpg Video: President Obama endorses same-sex marriage

    A day after an amendment banning gay marriage passed in North Carolina, President Barack Obama tells ABC News that he believes same-sex couples should be able to get married.

    May 11, 2012 1 Photo

  • kids-sing.jpg Viral video: Family sings 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on way to school

    One dad starts the weekdays off right by staging a sing-along to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" with his three kids during their morning ride to school.

    April 30, 2012 1 Photo

  • fenway5.jpg PHOTO TRIBUTE: 100 years of baseball at Fenway Park

    This year Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, celebrates its 100th anniversary as America's oldest Major League stadium -- and the setting for some of baseball's greatest players, historic wins and crushing losses. That sacred magic is captured in two exhibits at the 20-year-old Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, a Boston suburb.

    April 24, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • tornado-video.jpg VIDEO: Lightning illuminates tornado as it hits Okla. town

    The assistant editor from the Woodward News in Oklahoma captured this video as a tornado touched down early Sunday morning, killing five people and injuring dozens more.

    April 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • survival-stories.jpg VIDEO: Tales of survival from Woodward's deadly tornado

    Stirring stories of survival are emerging from Woodward's tornado, but none was more compelling than that of an 87-year-old widow who escaped unscathed by hiding in her bedroom closet while her house exploded around her. Sixty-five years earlier she survived Oklahoma's deadliest tornado, one that killed 116 of her neighbors, by hiding under a dining room table.

    April 19, 2012 1 Photo

  • MET040512Passion rivera.jpg He is Risen

    An onerous cross dragged along the ground, as a bloodied man portraying Jesus hauled it uphill to the site of his own crucifixion.

    April 8, 2012 5 Photos 1 Video

  • Viral video: Rain delay antics at college baseball game

    Fans aren't the only ones who get bored during rain delays in college baseball -- the players do too. But the teams from the Southern Miss and Ole Miss found some creative ways to pass the time this week during an extended delay at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss.

    April 6, 2012

  • tornado.jpg VIDEO: Texas tornado tosses truck trailers

    A TV station helicopter captured amazing video of a Dallas-area tornado picking up truck trailers and tossing them hundreds of feet in the air. A powerful storm system caused several reported tornadoes across north Texas on Tuesday.

    April 3, 2012 1 Photo

  • 16.jpg 7 reasons why 'Hunger Games' slays 'Twilight'

    The next great young-adult movie franchise is already giving some sparkly, angst-ridden vampires a run for their money. Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" book trilogy has already caught fire among a wider demographic of readers, and the movie – that opened Friday, March 23 -- was poised to break opening weekend records set by "Twilight."

    March 26, 2012 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

  • 0110 Colts 1.jpg SLIDESHOW: Peyton Manning through the years Peyton Manning's storied career with the Colts is over. Take a look back at some of the legendary quarterback's most memorable moments in this photo gallery.

    March 9, 2012

  • MET022312 heart tubes.jpg VIDEO: Mending Broken Hearts

    Regina Nieft calmly entered Union Hospital early Thursday, confident and hopeful that the complicated cardiac surgery scheduled for most of the day would improve and extend her life.

    February 26, 2012 10 Photos 1 Video

  • MET 022112 13TH MUSTANG.jpg VIDEO: 5 vehicles in Tuesday morning crash

    Six people suffered injuries on Tuesday morning in a fiery five-vehicle crash that featured what a witness called an amazing, selfless rescue of one driver who was trapped in a car after it was struck from behind at a Terre Haute intersection.

    February 22, 2012 1 Photo

  • MET021312radios kent.jpg VIDEO: New display at Historical Society looks back at golden days of radio in Wabash Valley

    You can almost hear the nostalgic sounds of radio broadcasts long past in newest exhibit on display at the Vigo County Historical Society.

    February 15, 2012 6 Photos 1 Video

  • BOW sheet music.jpg VIDEO: On the Banks of the Wabash far away …

    Paul Dresser left Terre Haute a niche in history.
    Opportunism, squabbling and fading memories gradually washed that gift away, like the unending flow of the Wabash River he immortalized in song.
     

    February 6, 2012 9 Photos 1 Video

  • socialmedia.jpg VIDEO: Social media command center helps Super Bowl visitors

    Indianapolis is the first Super Bowl host city to utilize the power of Twitter and other social media to help football fans get the most out of football's biggest event.

    February 2, 2012 1 Photo

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