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2 people arrested in Rockville after search of home

ROCKVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Two people were arrested by the Rockville Police Department on Tuesday after the search of a Rockville residence. According to a news release, RPD received information that Marcus Thomas-Armstrong had an outstanding felony warrant out of Illinois for failure to appear for sexual assault on a child. Police were also informed […]
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Wabash River Run returns

VERMILLION CO, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — On August 27, boaters will race down the Wabash River to raise money for the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society. The second annual Wabash River Run will start at 11 a.m. with registration starting at Reeder Park in Montezuma, Ind. before the event kicks off. Afterward, canoes and kayaks will race […]

Get your tickets for the Terre Haute Hot Air Balloon Festival

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Good Day Live) – Terre Haute is getting ready to launch a brand new Hot Air Balloon Festival and now is the time to get your tickets! Organizers tell Good Day Live that if tickets sell out, they will not be available at the gate. Click here for tickets and event details.

That's a matter of help coming or not" Vermillion County Schools to get radio signal boosters to help first responders communicate with dispatch

VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - It's hard to get cell phone service oftentimes in schools and first responders deal with this on their radios. This could put students or staff in a potentially dangerous situation. That's why Vermillion County 911 is bringing radio boosters to county schools. Communicating with dispatch...

Vermillion Co. hopes new housing project will bring future growth

VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Officials in Vermillion County hope a new housing project will bring future growth to the area. The Vermillion County Economic Development Commission is in the beginning stages to create new homes in Cayuga. The property located in the 700 block of West Park Street, was sectioned into half-acre lot sizes. […]

Former gaming exec sentenced to federal prison

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — John Keeler, a man once involved in plans to bring a casino to Terre Haute, was sentenced to two months in federal prison Wednesday. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Indiana, Keeler, of Indianapolis, along with former State Senator Darryl Brent Waltz of […]

Ex-Indiana lawmaker sentenced in casino money scheme

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana state senator and a longtime casino executive were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison terms for their roles in a scheme that illegally funneled gambling company money to the politician’s unsuccessful 2016 congressional campaign. The federal investigation into contributions to Republican Brent Waltz’s campaign tied to casino company lawyer John Keeler led the Indiana Gaming Commission to force the company out of its lucrative ownership of projects for new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute. Waltz, 48, of Greenwood, pleaded guilty in April to helping route about $40,000 in illegal contributions to his campaign and making false statements to the FBI. He was sentenced to 10 months in prison. Waltz said during Wednesday’s court hearing that his “greatest regret” was that his actions tarnished his reputation as a public servant, which included 12 years as a state senator representing the southern suburbs of Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Star reported.

State Rep. Jim Lucas visits CANDLES after social media controversy

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — One day after being condemned for his social media posts by the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, State Representative Jim Lucas visited the facility on Thursday. Lucas was photographed with the Museum’s Executive Director, Troy Fears and the picture was captioned with the following, “Today CANDLES Holocaust Museum and […]

Union expands orthopedic joint replacement services

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Union Health Orthopedics has teamed up with the Indiana Joint Replacement Institute to expand orthopedic joint replacement services in the Wabash Valley. The goal is to enhance care, coordination, and clinical quality, as well as patient experience. The partnership will build upon the existing expertise at Union’s Bone and Joint […]

Rea Park to celebrate major milestone

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — All are welcome to attend an open house celebrating the 100th anniversary since Rea Park was handed to the City of Terre Haute. The City of Terre Haute, Terre Haute Parks Department and Friends of Rea Park is planning the celebration for Tuesday, August 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 […]

The Midwest's Largest Concentration of Covered Bridges is in Western Indiana—Here's Where to Find Them

A stately maroon-and-white bridge stands alone in the forest, a sentinel guarding the worn dirt road. Birds chirp softly from the surrounding fall foliage, seemingly hesitant to disturb the peace. Though covered bridges were once just a part of a journey—a pass-through to another place—today, they mark my destination. Marshall Bridge, built in 1917, is one of 31 historic covered bridges (the oldest date to 1856) in Parke County, Indiana. They're scattered around this western chunk of the state like treasure waiting to be found. Out here, it's easy to think of the bridges as portals back in time. I can imagine the clop-clop of horses' hooves on the wooden slats echoing through the trees, punctuating the birdsong. Though I've driven only a few miles, this feels a world away from the bustling scene I've just left—The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. Held over 10 days each October, the event started in 1957 as a way to both highlight the bridges and unite the county's communities in a tourism effort. Today, it's Indiana's largest festival.

Fire depts. are in dire need of volunteers

BRAZIL, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – According to a study conducted by the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association, volunteer firefighters save Hoosiers roughly $4.5 billion in taxes. However, officials say it’s never been more difficult to find volunteer firefighters. The Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department is one in need of volunteers. Chief of Safety and Health Cody […]

Changes by the weekend

Tropical Atlantic still pretty calm. High of 82 and low of 60 today. No rain again today. Terre Haute right now is mild and a NE wind. Temps are mild. Dew points are pretty nice so the heat index is not a big factor. Water vapor satellite has drier sir over us now. Satellite and radar are all clear here. We stay dry the next two days. Next rain chance starts this weekend and last into early next week. Temps stay nice for several more days. Tonight, clear and 58. Tomorrow, sunny and 84. Nice end to the week and then some rain chances by the weekend.

Endzone Preview: West Vigo at South Vermillion

CLINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The West Vigo Vikings will travel to Clinton and square off with the South Vermillion Wildcats Friday night to open the high school football season. The Wildcats made some big plays in the jamboree and are hoping that momentum carries over into a week one opener that’s sort of a reunion […]

New initiative aims to help women re-enter workforce

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Citing a ‘drastic’ decline of women in the workforce due to COVID-19, the Western Indiana Workforce Development Board is looking to stop that trend. A new initiative, Women in the Workforce, is providing female job seekers with a personalized, one-stop source for the many resources available to them to re-enter […]

Brandon Pritcher sentenced to 65 years in prison for Murder

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Convicted murderer Brandon Pritcher was sentenced Tuesday to 65 years in prison. Pritcher, who was convicted in July of murdering his 7-year-old son Leeam in 2020, was sentenced in Vigo County Superior Court 3. Appearing before Judge Sarah Mullican, Pritcher learned he would receive the sentence of 65 years in […]