TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Nationally, the big story has to be the Saturday night "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
But there are advocates out there who still think Zimmerman still has prosecuting potential.
Here in Terre Haute, some 975 miles from Florida, finding strong opinions on the case is never difficult.
"I'm not sure how Zimmerman was 'not guilty' of at least something. He was told by 9-111 not to pursue the man; and then, there's no evidence whatsoever that Trayvon Martin was doing anything wrong. He had Skittles and a Coke -- was going home to his Granddad's," said Steve Kash, a college instructor at Ivy Tech in Terre Haute and a freelance journalist.
Indiana State University student Zachary Higgins leans more to the side of blaming Trayvon Martin.
"Obviously, if he was to attack this guy in such a manner then he was doing something he didn't want anybody to find out about. I'm not saying it's right to shoot somebody like that, I just think that it was self defense in that manner," Higgins said.
Even though, to most, the case open and shut at least two groups, the NAACP and the National Urban League, believe Zimmerman can still be prosecuted civilly and federally.
"And I do believe there is sufficient grounds when you look at all the circumstances, for a charge that George Zimmerman engaged in a hate crime, number one, or number two acted in a way that violated the rights of Trayvon Martin," Marc Morial with the National Urban League told CNN on Monday.
One of Zimmerman's friends says there's no way this case hinged on color.
"This is so far from being racial it's not even funny. Uhm, just because he has a white last name and an African American was dead, everybody automatically assumes racial. This is far from being race, you know what I'm saying. This is just a bad situation that happened," said Jorge Rodriguez, who also happens to be Zimmerman's next-door neighbor.
Even the president remarked through his White House spokesperson. He reiterated how even Trayvon's own parents asked for a peaceful and civilized reaction regardless of outcome. So far, that's been the case.
Prosecutors in the case reacted on Monday insisting that Zimmerman is getting away with murder.
As for the defendant himself, he's maintaining a low profile – admitting through his attorneys that his safety could still be in danger.
Firefighters were called to blaze at a two story house at around 6:30 Thursday morning.
One Atlanta based law-firm says it has a reward for anyone with answers in an Edgar County Arson.
A new tuition plan for St. Patrick School will extend its in-parish tuition discount to all parishes in the Terre Haute Deanery.
Winter temperatures are here and continuing to drop! Wednesday was slated to be the coldest this year.
It's going to be the coldest night of the year. One thing to keep in mind - when the weather gets this cold, it can be dangerous to you.
A Terre Haute man found not guilty of manslaughter and guilty of battery.The jury handed down the verdict Wednesday afternoon.