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  • Pendleton teen makes incredible custom prom dress for date

    PENDLETON, Ind. – High school prom is a big moment in many teenagers’ lives. Pendleton Heights senior Addi Rust dreamed of finding the perfect dress, and thanks to her date, she wore something truly unique. Up until a few months ago, Parker Smith, a Pendleton Heights junior, had never sewn anything in his life. This past February, Parker’s prom date Addi found a dress she loved, but it was outrageously expensive. So she jokingly said, “Parker, why don’t you just make my prom […]

  • Anakin and Skye went to Pendleton Heights’ prom on Star Wars Day, so of course it was destiny

    PENDLETON, Ind. – It’s prom season across central Indiana, and we love seeing all the pictures of cute couples dressed in their very best. But we just can’t get over this pair from Pendleton! Meet Anakin and Skye! Yes, it’s quite the coincidence these “Star Wars” fans went to the big dance together, but what makes this even more perfect is their prom was on May 4—Star Wars Day! Anakin Allison is a senior at Pendleton Heights, and he was named after Anakin […]

  • Indiana man finds 40 pounds of morel mushrooms

    SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. – Springtime in Indiana means one thing—it’s morel mushroom hunting season! Nick Cullison, of Hymera, has been mushroom hunting for many years. It’s a lot of work, but as you can see by these photos, it can certainly pay off. Cullison says he found 40 pounds of mushrooms in four days while hunting for them in Sullivan County just south of Terre Haute. Cullison says it’s a family affair, and he hopes to pass the skill along to future generations. […]

  • Auburn University senior gymnast breaks both legs while performing in competition

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A star gymnast at Auburn University had to be carted out of Friday’s NCAA gymnastics regional in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a stretcher after breaking both her legs and dislocating both her knees during her floor routine. Samantha Cerio, a 5-foot senior from Huntersville, North Carolina, was attempting a handspring double front on her first tumbling pass when she landed awkwardly and suffered the gruesome injury. Trainers and medical staff tended to Cerio for almost 10 minutes before […]

  • Preschoolers in Illinois punished by being forced to stand in closet nude

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. –Two employees have been suspended with pay as police investigate a Head Start program for an unusual punishment—the teacher and her assistant allegedly told children to strip naked and stand in the closet for 5 or 10 minutes. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville runs the Head Start program at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center and at about 8 other locations. SIUE Police Chief Kevin Schmoll said authorities moved swiftly once they heard of the allegations. Within a couple […]

  • VIDEO: Indiana police officer gets emotional during last radio call

    GARY, Ind. — A Gary police officer shared a video of himself becoming emotional during his last radio call with the police department, and the video is getting a lot of attention on Facebook. Jeston Walker’s last day with the Gary Police Department was February 28 after seven years with the department. He can be seen tearing up in the video during his final call as officers encourage him, thank him, and wish him well. “I appreciate all the times […]

  • No ocean? No problem! IPS students start shrimp farm

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A unique project isn’t just preparing Indianapolis Public Schools students for the work force—it’s also helping them give back to the community. Animal sciences students at Arsenal Tech High School started a shrimp farm! They’re raising nearly 2,000 shrimp in a 500-gallon fish tank in the basement at Arsenal Tech. They will feed the crustaceans and maintain the balance of chemicals in the water for the next three to six months, or until the shrimp reach maturity. Organizers say […]

  • Tired of the same old dinner date? Treat your Valentine to one of these unique ideas

    Tired of the same old dinner date for Valentine’s Day? Try one of these fun and unique ideas happening locally! Heat things up with a Hot Sculpted Heart Glass Class Choose your colors and sculpt molten glass from a 2100 degree furnace into a beautiful and unique creation of your own. The studio gets pretty warm, so dress accordingly and remember to wear closed-toe shows. Anyone 10 years and older may participate . The cost is $55 per person. The […]

  • Indiana veteran finally gets to adopt military dog 5 years after they served together

    CULVER, Ind. – An Indiana veteran who spent the past five years trying to reunite with his military dog is finally back with her for good. Joe Steenbeke, 28, just adopted Tess, an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois. Steenbeke is a former Army TEDD (Tactical Explosive Detector Dog) handler. He served in Afghanistan from May 2012 to February 2013 with Tess R533, his bomb-sniffing partner At the end of the program, Tess was converted to a Patrol Explosive Detection Dog (PEDD). Steenbeke only had a […]

  • Indiana soldier suffering from PTSD will adopt military dog 5 years after serving together

    CULVER, Ind. – An Indiana soldier will get to reunite with his military dog five years after they served together in Afghanistan. Joe Steenbeke, 28, is a former Army TEDD (Tactical Explosive Detector Dog) handler. He served in Afghanistan from May 2012 to February 2013 with his military working dog, Tess R533. At the end of the program, Tess, who is 10 years old, was converted to a Patrol Explosive Detection Dog (PEDD), and she is still working for the […]

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