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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:00 am


Found skull thought to be from cemetery

Associated Press

TERRE HAUTE – Police say they think a human skull found at a construction site in western Indiana was from an old cemetery.

Terre Haute police Chief John Plasse says investigators are reasonably sure the skull is from a burial site, probably Indian Orchard Cemetery.

The cemetery was located north of the former ICON building, which is being renovated for use as loft apartments.

The Tribune-Star reports Indian Orchard Cemetery is Vigo County's oldest known cemetery and was marked by a sign in a parking lot.

Holiday lights stay up longer

The Christmas light display in the heart of downtown Indianapolis is staying up a bit longer than planned.

The snow and ice that hit central Indiana on Friday prompted organizers to postpone Saturday's planned removal of the lights on the 284-foot-tall Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

This was the second delay in taking down the light strands. Volunteers from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had planned to do the work on Jan. 6, but that weekend's extreme cold prompted a cancellation.