TERRE HAUTE —
A trial date may get postponed for a convicted felon accused in a 2009 carjacking in Terre Haute and on gun charges stemming from a January 2012 incident.
Tony England, 42, is third in line for a Dec. 10 trial date on allegations of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, residential entry and criminal recklessness related to a Jan. 7 incident at a house on Maple Avenue.
When England was arrested Jan. 12, police say he was found to be in possession of the same handgun that he allegedly pointed at a woman days earlier, and in possession of paraphernalia.
Judge Michael Lewis noted on Tuesday at England’s pretrial hearing that defendants in two other cases are scheduled ahead of England for the Dec. 10 date, and they have been incarcerated longer, putting them at the top of the schedule.
England remains in the Vigo County Jail without bail.
TERRE HAUTE —
Justice system questioned
David Camm says that when he looks critically at the Indiana State Police today, he sees arrogance, ego and the desire for personal — even monetary — gain.
Death certificate delay angers Health Board
The Vigo County coroner is not signing death certificates in a timely manner as required by law, according to the Vigo County Health Department.
MARK BENNETT: The memories from a baseball mitt fit like a glove
Man hasn’t developed the technology for time travel.
The smell of your old baseball glove can come pretty close, though.
Former Parke County teacher arrested on felony charges
A former Montezuma Elementary teacher — who also had served as president of the Southwest Parke Education Association — was arrested Wednesday on felony counts related to alleged missing funds, according to Indiana State Police.
Bucshon has commanding money lead
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Larry D. Bucshon of Newburgh has a commanding lead in campaign funds over fellow Republican Andrew McNeil of Freedom for the May 6 primary election, according to election reports from the Federal Election Commission.
City’s first Arbor Day awards named
Terre Haute and its citizens were recognized on Wednesday night for contributions to the urban forest.
Turner skips House ethics hearing
House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner skipped a House ethics review Wednesday but claimed in filings submitted to the panel that he did nothing wrong when he fought legislation that would have cost him millions of dollars in profits.
Activity Fair is Saturday at park
Are you looking for fun, afterschool and summer activities for your kids? You can review options a the Greater Terre Haute Afterschool Network Camps and Activities Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Vigo County YMCA at Fairbanks Park, according to a press release.
Children’s charity to conduct fundraiser this weekend
March for Babies — the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that benefits all babies — will step off Saturday morning at ISU’s Memorial Stadium on the east side of Terre Haute.
Villa Grove High School students win state anti-drinking PSA contest
The State of Illinois on Wednesday announced that students from the eastern Illinois’ Villa Grove High School won the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s statewide video public service announcement contest. The announcement ceremony at the Douglas County school also served as the statewide kickoff for this spring’s Your Actions Matter! underage drinking awareness campaign.
Swim by 7 program
Swim by 7 is a collaborative effort involving the United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Vigo County School Corp. As envisioned, all VCSC kindergarten students would participate in the learn-to-swim program once the new VCSC Aquatics Facility is constructed and ready for use at Voorhees Park.
Candidates file finance reports
The Democratic race for judge of Vigo County Superior Court Division 2 boasts the most fundraising of all campaigns for the May 6 primary election.
Mayor Duke Bennett leads community discussion on litter
Talking trash in the neighborhood can get down and dirty.
Public hears about grant to clean up E. coli in Otter Creek
Greg Dunham has known Otter Creek since his childhood. “I walked that creek. I lived in that creek and I was all the time fishing in it, so this was news to me” he said about the concern of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in the Otter Creek watershed.
Lilly to buy Novartis Animal Health
Eli Lilly and Co. plans to acquire Novartis Animal Health for about $5.4 billion, a move believed to strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco.
VIDEO: Indiana State breaks ground for $4.3M riverside track and field facility
Indiana State University officials, community leaders and donors broke ground Monday on a new, $4.3 million track and field facility on the Wabash riverfront, along North First Street.
Panel approves new school benchmarks
A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.
Man to face several charges in Linton shooting death
A homicide northeast of Linton is being investigated by the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.
Board approves bond structure to fund central pool project
The Vigo County School Corp.’s $9.8 million aquatics center is “on schedule” and “the budget looks good,” Superintendent Dan Tanoos told the School Board on Monday.
Judge: Indiana hasn’t given good reason for same-sex marriage ban
A federal judge has said that attorneys defending Indiana’s gay marriage ban haven’t given a valid reason why the state should not recognize the out-of-state marriage of a lesbian couple, one of whom has a terminal illness.
Police: Death from natural causes for 2 bodies found in home
Death by natural causes has been ruled in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found Sunday evening inside their Pimento area home in southern Vigo County.
10 men, 1 woman added to Fire Dept. ranks
Eleven recruits joined the ranks of the Terre Haute Fire Department on Monday during a swearing-in ceremony at Terre Haute City Hall.
Mayor to host Earth Day event for children
Mayor Duke Bennett has partnered with Indiana State University and the Vigo County Public Library to invite children grades K-5 for an evening of hands-on, environmental learning at the City’s first Earth Day Extravaganza. The free event will be today, Earth Day, from 4 ot 6 p.m. at the library.
City to host Arbor Day award reception Wednesday
Terre Haute’s urban forester and Mayor Duke Bennett will host Terre Haute’s first Arbor Day Urban Forest Award reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday at The Ohio Building.
2 bodies found in Pimento home
Police were at the scene of a death investigation on Sunday in southern Vigo County.
“It’s a double death investigation,” Vigo County Chief Deputy Clark E. Cottom told the Tribune-Star at the scene.
BOSTON MARATHON: Not intimidated
One reason Mike Morris — and many runners can relate — has been a distance runner for 30 years is it’s restorative powers. Not to the body but to the mind.
VIDEO: Overcoming symptoms
Even when he was in grade school, it was obvious Justin Huxford was a special kid.
He was the first at Rio Grande Elementary School to walk 100 miles around the school grounds over the school year, one of just a handful of kids to meet the goal.
Answering the call
Static was the only thing on TV or radio. People were on their knees as they prayed. It was, as if for three whole days, the world stood still.
TH wins 8th Tree City USA ‘Growth’ award
Terre Haute was named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
ISU hosts Ukraine panel today
In Ruth Fairbanks’ morning commute to work recently, she heard two news stories on the radio about Ukraine. Considering her drive-time is just five minutes, it demonstrates how unstable — and newsworthy — Eastern Europe is these days.
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