TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) -
Crews are clearing out thousands of feet of contaminated dirt this week.
City officials say they're about halfway finished removing tons of soil that is from the previous Coke and Carbon lot at 13th and Hulman Streets.
They will begin backfilling clean top soil and fill dirt in less than two weeks.
Officials say they're excited to finally get this site up to par.
“It's been since 1988 since this site has had any productivity to it at all,” said Pat Martin, City Planner. “We're thrilled from the city's standpoint of having revenue being able to generate from the area, create new jobs for the citizens of this community."
City officials say you should see grass shooting up on the lot by the end of this year.
They're pleased with the progress of the site and say they are right on schedule.
Toys are getting ready for distributing for the annual Toys for Tots toy drive.
The same Illinois state’s attorney who’s charging the biological mother of murder victim Willow Long is cautioning those in the court of public opinion not to be too quick to put blood on the young mother’s hands.
The holiday season is a time for family but what about kids who don't have one? Tonight the Department of Child Services says it’s in a state of emergency, and is in need of foster parents across the Wabash Valley.
We have new details in a case that dates back to last year. A Terre Haute man pleaded guilty to voluntary man slaughter Tuesday.
US Attorney Joe Hogsett held a press conference today for 26-year-old Emery Norton.
If you plan to go sledding in Terre Haute, be on the look-out for new sledding rules.