2 arrested in Flora dating app murder case

FLORA, Ind. (WISH) — A 55-year-old Lafayette man was beaten to death with a baseball bat after arranging a meeting with a woman on a social media app, according to court documents. Early Wednesday morning, a Flora couple awoke to find Willie Smith, Jr., unresponsive on their living room couch,...
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Second person charged with murder in deadly Flora robbery

FLORA, Ind. (WLFI) — A second person was charged in connection to a robbery and brutal beating of a Lafayette man in Flora. Shianne Brooks-Brown, 24, was arrested late Monday and formally charged Tuesday on counts of robbery and murder. As News 18 previously reported, Tyrone Leftridge, 22, had already...
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Second arrest made in beating death of man who used dating app

FLORA, Ind. — A second arrest has been made in connection to the death of a Lafayette man who died after he was attacked during a robbery. Shiann Brooks-Brown, 24, of Delphi, was arrested for murder and robbery. Brooks-Brown is the second arrest in connection to Willie Smith’s death. Tyrone...
Tippecanoe County, INfordcountyrecord.com

Tippecanoe 4-H Queen Pageant set for July 17

LAFAYETTE — It is almost time for the annual Tippecanoe County 4-H Queen Pageant, 2021 is the 62nd Pageant. The 2021 pageant will be 7 p.m. July 17 in the new Coliseum at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1406 Teal Road, Lafayette. The pageant is free to attend, however cash donations...
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New Carroll County residential development

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Pond View Acres residential development near 8601 W. Division Line Road, a half-mile west of the Delphi Municipal Airport, was held Friday afternoon. Owner/developer of the fiber optic, infrastructure-ready, rural residential development is Ken Walton of Delphi. Pond View Acres offers ten lots (two already sold) with pond access. Participating in the groundbreaking were, from […]
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2 charged in murder at Flora

A Lafayette man died Friday from injuries he received after being beaten and robbed in Flora two days before. The 55-year-old victim was identified as Willie Lee Smith Jr. He had been using a dating app and came to Flora in the early hours of June 16 allegedly for a “meet up” for sex. On Monday, the Carroll County Prosecutor’s […]
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Silver Alert canceled for missing Fountain County teenager

ATTICA, Ind. — Police in Fountain County have canceled a Silver Alert for a missing 17-year-old girl. Serenity Lister was reportedly last seen in Attica, Ind. at 11 p.m. Monday, June 21. Police believed Lister was in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. Police later canceled this Silver Alert...
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

City formalizes medical oversight of paramedicine program

The City of Crawfordsville has formalized an agreement for medical oversight of the fire department’s community paramedicine program and to allow community paramedics access to Franciscan Health facilities and equipment. The agreement, which received approval from the Board of Public Works and Safety on Wednesday, officially gives the Franciscan Physician...
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

Mr. and Mrs. Ryker

Ed and Carole Ryker of Crawfordsville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on July 5. They were married in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1956. The are the parents of four children, Laurie (Mike) Hamm of Hudson, Chuck Ryker of Darlington, David Ryker of Crawfordsville and Mark Ryker, who passed away in 1982. They are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Montgomery County, INJournal Review

Weliver to receive Habitat for Humanity house

Susan Weliver has been fighting since she was nine months old. As a baby she was diagnosed with type one diabetes and has faced health complications ever since. At age 25 she had her eyes removed due to severe diabetic retinopathy, leaving her blind. Weliver has lived, primarily, on her...