TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - State funding could be on the way for kids with mental illnesses.
The Indiana Department of Child Services put forth the plan which will help parents better care for their children.
Some parents and their children have become criminals in order to get the state to pay for the child's care.
If passed, the plan will start near Lawrenceburg in the southeastern part of Indiana and go statewide in 2 months.
Officials estimate the plan will cost between $15-20 million a year.
Charges have been filed against a mother in an Effingham County, Illinois murder case.
Officials say a 78 year old female was driving her green station wagon south on 59, near the 60 mile marker when she hit a tree.
Two people are in the Vigo County jail facing charges of burglary with deadly weapons, residential entry, and possession of various drugs and paraphernalia.
The holiday season is often a happy one for the whole family, but for those grieving the loss of a loved one it can be a difficult time of the year. One local family is carrying on the memory of their son during the holidays.
UPDATE: Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Terre Haute Police Department responded to the Statesman Inn room 144 at 1407 N 3rd Street. Officers found Randall Norton Jr, 21, with multiple stab wounds to his back and abdomen.
UPDATE: 3 people arrested in connection to shooting death.