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An aging workforce, demanding and unsafe work, a less than competitive pay scale, and the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are making it increasingly difficult for the trucking industry to find and retain qualified drivers.

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A jury found a Terre Haute man not guilty of murder and involuntary manslaughter in a November 2019 shooting death on Heritage Drive. The jury in Vigo Superior Court 1 deliberated about three hours Thursday afternoon before finding Durend Randall, 37, innocent in the shooting death of 26-year-old Evan Pershing.

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Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger said it’s hard to determine exactly how many children wander away from their loved ones the way that Abdul Agboola did this week, which kicked off one of the largest search efforts by law enforcement in recent history.

As an organization, community foundations link residents with causes to better an area. In Indiana, there are 94 community foundations, one in every county. Boone County’s version continually seeks to connect people and non-profits.

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A masonry and stone memorial is being constructed to honor the legacy of community volunteer and environmentalist Joy Sacopulos, who worked to improve the quality of life in Terre Haute and whose dream it was to make "the city and parks more tree-friendly."

No longer do vaccine providers see lines out the door or scrambles to register for limited appointments. Most clinics offer walk-in appointments and vaccine waste climbs as fewer and fewer Hoosiers clamor for the vaccine’s protection against COVID-19.

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NEW ALBANY — The Floyd County Council unanimously approved paying $200,000 toward its animal shelter bill Tuesday, though officials still want to meet with city leaders about the joint agreement.

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Duke Energy Renewables Solar LLC received approval Tuesday of a revised tax abatement — covering seven years instead of 10 years — from the Vigo County Council for a proposed $180 million solar farm to be build in southern Vigo County and northern Sullivan County.

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Travis Chesshir, the Vigo County School Corp.'s coordinator of safety and security, resigned from that position Monday.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — The money could be a game-changer for Southern Indiana, as the push is on to establish a unified front and not have individual organizations splinter off and potentially hamper the region’s chances at garnering funding.

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About 600 students participated in Frankton Jr./Sr. High School’s Day of Service on Monday. Students engaged in more than 20 projects in Frankton and as far away as Mounds Park in Anderson.

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MONTGOMERY -- Libby German and Abby Williams went for a walk over an old railroad trestle in Carroll County. They did not come back alive. Their case remains unsolved and Libby’s sister, Kelsi German, is reaching out in all directions to tell the story.

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Government data shows unemployment is dropping and nearing pre-pandemic numbers. But the volume of “Now hiring” signs around town and increased employment advertising indicates employers in many business sectors are struggling to fill open positions.

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Indiana State University President Deborah Curtis received a three-year contract extension through June 30, 2025, Friday following action by the board of trustees. Curtis and the board agreed her annual salary will remain at the current rate of $345,100.

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CLARKSVILLE — Attorneys representing Clarksville in a civil case related to adult business Theatair X have again asked a judge to uphold the town’s decision to revoke its business license. A jury trial is now scheduled for early 2022.

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Jordan Zirkle, 33, was originally charged with murder, aiding or inducing murder, both Level 1 felony charges, and criminal confinement in the fatal shootings of Trinity Parker, 39, and David L. Phillips II, 35, both of Anderson.

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A collaborative effort involving the Vigo County School Corp., local and state government as well as private business will mean improved internet access for students countywide as well as the community overall.

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Increasingly, both nationwide and in Vigo County, COVID cases are affecting younger people.The Vigo County Health Department released the following information for the week of April 28 to May 5.The department had 82 new cases, with the average age be

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Jones, William C. ‘Bill,’ 84, of Auburn, services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, at First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. Seventh St., Auburn, with the Rev. Dr. James Farrer officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Ever Rest Memorial Park in Logansport. Visitation wil…