This year was something else. I had a chance to witness some altogether new things as a reporter, such as a small plane crash into a house and an FBI investigation into corruption at our local school corporation.
With the single- engine small plane crash came conflicts while photographing crews and victims at scenes. With the school scandal -- involving a 37-year veteran sheriff's deputy and the Vigo County School Corp. transportation director not just knee -deep in the scheme -- came scrutiny of whom we can trust in general in this county.
We had four murders: One at a Greenwood Manor apartment, one at an Estate Road mobile home park, one at a Village Quarter apartment and one at a North 24th Street residence. I was optimistic that the Greenwood Manor suspect would be apprehended after eluding police for some time, and he was eventually taken into custody with a cheering crowd watching.
Firefighters responded to many sigificant calls, including in northern Vigo County and in Seelyville. ICN's biggest fire story was the Dollar Tree arson, allegedly started by two juveniles.
In review, my top 11 stories of the year are as follows:
Please watch the video. There are many accompanying photos that are reflective of my work covering Terre Haute and Vigo County news. I've included miscellaneous shots of scenes that I think stood out and deserve honorable mention as personal favorites, too. This year -in -review story was very time consuming, as it involved going through a lot of material.
Thanks for your continued support of Indiana Central News. Best wishes to everyone in the New Year.
Indiana Central News celebrates its second year anniversary Feb. 18! It's been a challenge to roll out news as it happens, but it's one I enjoy. I'm excited to see what 2017 brings for Indiana Central News.
Lucy Perry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Journalist, Terre Haute
Lucy Perry, 46, enjoys writing about issues in her hometown. She periodically expresses personal opinions in her blog, Terre Haute Times.
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