Sharon Elkins loves to crochet. It’s a hobby she picked up awhile ago and rarely puts down.

No one disputes that this type of distracted driving in any form is a dangerous practice. But use of cell phones while driving is particularly troubling and pervasive. And the practice occurs in vehicles large and small.

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Veteran Health Indiana on Thursday announced a new $40 million, 46,000-square-foot veterans health care center will be built off U.S. 40/Indiana 46 on Terre Haute’s east side.

Kokomo is known for three things: Stoplights, auto jobs and — um — a certain gentlemen’s club. But ask someone outside the community about its famous offspring?

A recent column in the Washington Examiner magazine focused on a congressional candidate in Michigan running as a conservative Republican in a Republican district. No big news there, except for the fact that the candidate comes from a low income, Latino, union family.

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Revealing his legislative and administrative agenda for 2020 during an event Tuesday in Terre Haute, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb touched on issues from roads, parks and education to the economy and public health, a topic that caught the ear of two city hospital executives.

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Tiarra Taylor, an Indiana State University senior and Miss Indiana, travels today to participate in next week's Miss America competition. "I'm going to go in with a with a positive attitude, knowing it's a once in a lifetime opportunity," said Taylor, 21, a New Albany native.

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The Vigo County School Board has voted to support a 2020 Family Emphasis initiative, and the district will work to limit after-school events and activities on Wednesday evenings to enable more family-focused activities.

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Shirley Manning, 73, Versailles, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Shirley, a small but mighty lady, fought a brave, courageous six year battle with Neuroendocrine cancer of the lung. In April of this year, she was given only a couple of months…