TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Wabash Valley native is giving back to his community.
Football star Steve Weatherford made an appearance at Pacesetter Sports in Terre Haute Friday evening.
He bought shoes for children at Vigo County Schools.
Weatherford says he's happy to help make a difference in his community.
"The reason we're here is to spend some time with the kids and inspire them to do something great," Weatherford said.
Weatherford's annual "Rush the Punter" 5k is Saturday.
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: The Washington Police Department is looking to speak with a person of interest in an ongoing death investigation.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: An assault on Friday around 2 p.m. leaves one man seriously injured. Terre Haute Police responded to the 2100 block of Locust Street in Terre Haute after a report of a battery.