TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana State Police is working to keep you safe on the road.
On Friday the agency held the 2nd part of its annual Emergency Vehicle Operation Course.
The course aims to hone the skills essential to emergency driving.
The state of Indiana requires all police officers to do two hours of training a year, with one hour of classroom training and one hour on the driving course.
Indiana State Police officials say training is vital.
"Well often as you know, we run a high rate of speed to an emergency call with lights and sirens and the skills that we incorporate into this with the small course today play out in every day driving,” State Trooper Brent Robinson told us.
The training course was held at the Air National Guard.
Right on cue, Thursday’s early winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Wabash Valley but county highway crews were a step ahead of the weather’s arrival pre-treating the 897 miles of pavement in the county.
A fire has engulfed the First Prairie Creek Church in Vigo County.
A four car accident in eastern Vigo County leaves one person dead.
Workers at a new eatery in Terre Haute are preparing to open.
Otter Creek Township is on its way to getting a new fire station.
Knox County Commissioner Don Halter is ahead of the game when it comes to winter weather preparedness. But the man-power may have a hard time running full throttle. The Knox County highway budget took big cuts in 2013.