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State replies to evidence issue in Delphi murders case
The prosecutor says recordings of police interviews in the days right after the 2017 murders were accidentally destroyed and that they are not really evidence.
44 shell casings found after shots fired call in Lafayette
Lafayette, Ind. (WLFI) — Police officers found dozens of shell casings in the street after shots were fired in Lafayette. Police got reports of gunfire in the 500 block of Jefferson Street near the intersections of Broadway and Washington streets at about 5 p.m. Thursday. Sgt. Jacob Daubenmier says...
Thunderstorms with the possibility of hail are moving into Central Indiana. Here's what to know.
Thunderstorms with potential for hail are moving into Indiana, and a seven-day Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service for Central Indiana. With the incoming weather, it is important to continue to check the weather forecasts to be prepared for severe weather. Day one: Thursday. Thursday:...
Lafayette Feb 22 Weekly Crime Report: 41 Incidents and 13 Crime Stories
Lafayette Feb 22 Weekly Crime Report: 41 Incidents and 13 Crime Stories. During the last week, Lafayette reported a total of 41 crime incidents. The most frequent type of crime was Assault, with 18 cases, accounting for nearly 44% of the total crimes. This was followed by Vandalism, Suspicious Situation, and Theft, each with 5 cases, making up approximately 12% of the total crimes individually. Less frequent but still significant were Arrest and Burglary cases, each with 4 incidents, contributing nearly 10% each to the overall crime count. The data suggests a concerning prevalence of violent crime, particularly Assault, in the place. The community and law enforcement must remain vigilant and proactive to address and reduce these incidents.
2 arrested in Miami County after cop finds narcotics in car with child
MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. — Two individuals were arrested on multiple felony counts in Miami County after officers found narcotics in their vehicle with the presence of a child. Tiffanie Rayl, 42, of Kokomo, was arrested for the following: Bernard Brock, 53, of Logansport, was arrested for the following: Two individuals were arrested Tuesday just after […]
Brookston man sentenced for triple homicide
MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Brookston man was sentenced today for the shooting and killing a family of three in their Peru home. According to the Miami County Clerk, Mitchell Page was sentenced to three consecutive 65 years sentence after being found guilty. As we've reported, after a...
Caterpillar plant expansion will create new jobs
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette Redevelopment Commission is recommending approval of tax abatements for expansion plans at Caterpillar. The commission is recommending 10 year abatements for equipment and real estate taxes. The $725 million project will add a 300 thousand square foot testing facility to the already existing...
February 22, Thursday Midday Weather Forecast
Storm Team 18 brings the latest: Lafayette faces heavy rain and thunderstorms today with highs of 55°F. Brace for a chilly shift tomorrow, as temperatures plunge to 33°F, leading to rain and potential snow mix. Tune in for updates on possible accumulations and travel impacts.
The formation of Lafayette's Second Baptist Church and its lasting legacy
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Second Baptist Church stands as a pillar of faith with almost 152 years of Layette history, but just like everyone’s story, there was a beginning. The church's early struggles and successes are documented in the records of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association’s collection, highlighting the church's specific struggles from 1872 to 1925.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in Russiaville, IN
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of russiaville..
TRAFFIC ALERT: State Road 25 slated for lane closures near Delphi
CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana Department of Transportation says State Road 25 is set for lane closures near Delphi. Starting Wednesday, the road will be down to one lane in both directions between State Road 218 and County Road North 500 West as part of a bridge deck overlay and bridge drainage repair project over Robinson Branch.
Lafayette man charged with six counts of child molestation
Court documents say the victim lived with her step-father's friend, 41-year-old Cody Demarais.
Chicago man arrested for dealing drugs after being shot in Lafayette
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A 39-year-old Chicago man has been arrested for narcotics dealing after being shot in a Lafayette home early Wednesday morning. According to the Lafayette Police Department, around 1:30 a.m. Feb. 21, officers responded to the 1900 block of Jackson Street, near South and Main streets, on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the 39-year-old Chicago man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Lafayette man arrested after cross-county police chase
TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man is behind bars after a long police chase spanning two counties that ended in a crash. Chief Deputy Terry Ruley says the chase started Wednesday afternoon when Brian Abrons, 32, stole a car near Cambridge Estates in Lafayette. Ruley says Abrons...
Local farm toy store prepares for upcoming event
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette Farm Toy Show is returning for the 46th year. The event will take place on March 1st through the 3rd at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. Owner of Spurlock Farm Toys in Lafayette, Jeff Spurlock, plans on bringing a wide variety of farm toys...
Lafayette police: Attempted drug deal leaves one with non-life threatening gunshot wound
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An attempted drug deal in the 1900 block of Jackson Street resulted in the suspected dealer being shot early Wednesday, according to a news release. Lafayette police officers responded to a shooting call about 1:30 a.m., where they found Arthur Mitchell, a 39-year-old man from Chicago, with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, the release stated. ...
2024 Eclipse: Officials brace for crowds as people flock to Greater Lafayette
The countdown continues for the 2024 total-solar eclipse. Officials are gearing up for the expected influx of people. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office will have all hands on deck for April 8. “Traveling on our roadways is going to be very difficult, we assume. We already have been told that...
UPDATE: Sheriff's deputies detain man on Soldiers Home Road after serving warrant
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A large build-up of law enforcement officers at a Soldiers Home Road residence on Wednesday was for a man dealing with mental health issues, according to a news release from the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office. A search warrant was served at the home around 2:45 p.m. and the man...
LPD provide update on Jackson Street shooting
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 807-1250.
Janeral Tootle, an underground railroad conductor and Civil War veteran
Editor's note: To celebrate Black History Month, the Journal & Courier is featuring daily briefs about prominent Black community members in Tippecanoe County. An 1860 attempted kidnapping on the road to Crawfordsville illustrates the perils of life in a free state for African Americans. A southern slave catcher claimed Janeral Tootle, a popular Lafayette...