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2 arrested in fatal shooting of Terre Haute high school girl

Jun. 13, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Ind. (AP) — State police said over the weekend that two men have been arrested in a recent shooting that killed a 15-year-old high school girl in a small town in western Indiana. The fatal shooting of Mezmariah L. Wilson, of Shelburn, occurred around midnight...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 08, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Coming up short on air base still a win for Hulman Field Every competition inherently involves winning and losing. The U.S. Air Force has chosen a site in Arkansas to establish a multi-national...

Man to plead guilty to injuring women with nail-studded club

Jun. 06, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana man will plead guilty in a 2020 attack in which he entered a home swinging a nail-studded wooden club, leaving two women with facial wounds and injuring three other people. Chelton R. James, 23, had faced a trial set for Monday...

Terre Haute man pleads guilty to charges in death of woman

Jun. 02, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Terre Haute man pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter and burglary in the November 2017 slaying of a woman whose body was recovered from a lake. Kenneth Pitts Jr., 58, entered the plea in the death of Alice “Anita” Oswald....

Indiana councilman and wife die after South Carolina crash

May. 30, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Elected officials in Indiana were mourning a county councilman and his wife who recently died after being struck by a car in South Carolina. Vigo County Councilman Donald Morris and Cheryl Hart were visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Two...

Son arrested in fatal stabbing of his 72-year-old mom

May. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Mich. (AP) — Police arrested the son of a 72-year-old woman who was stabbed to death at her home in the Terre Haute area. Michael Wilson, 40, was found about 40 miles away Thursday after police got a tip that he might be at a state forest, the Vigo County...

Work could start this summer on delayed Terre Haute casino

May. 26, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Construction work could finally begin this summer on a planned new casino in Terre Haute although state officials have put off approval of financing for the project that has faced delays and forced ownership changes. The casino’s groundbreaking...

Man, teen face attempted murder charges after police chase

May. 14, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An armed robbery suspect now also faces a preliminary attempted murder charge following a pursuit early Friday in which shots were fired at officers, Terre Haute police said. Damon White, 25, of Indianapolis, was arrested following a nearly...

Missing Indiana woman found dead in ravine in wrecked SUV

May. 12, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

BRAZIL, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana woman who vanished after shopping last month has been found dead inside her crashed SUV, which investigators discovered in a deep ravine along a state highway. Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse said Monday that Jessica Nascimbene's...

Police allege man left explosive device at police station

Apr. 25, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A 50-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly leaving an improvised explosive device and causing a fire outside the Terre Haute Police Department. Curtis T. Hogan of Terre Haute was booked into Vigo County Jail on charges of possession...