Colfax, IN

Man injured after being hit by train

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man is injured after being struck by a train earlier Wednesday evening. At approximately 5:45 p.m., Lafayette fire and police were called near the intersection of North 9th Street and Canal Road. According to police, the man was standing on CSX tracks where he...
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‘UnPHILtered’: Purdue University garnering national attention

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Purdue University is getting nationwide recognition. According to business intelligence company Morning Consult, Purdue is the fourth-most trusted public university in the nation. U.S. News and World Report ranks the university in West Lafayette among the top 10 most innovative schools nationwide. Ethan Braden, executive vice...

Ouibache Music Festival taking place next weekend

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The 2022 Ouibache Music Festival is only 10 days away. This year's festival will take place at the Columbian Park Amphitheater, and will be happening on Saturday, August 27, starting at 5 p.m. The event is free and everyone is welcomed to attend, and this...

Caution Light Removal Heating Up Social Media

The flashing red caution lights at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Maish Road were removed Wednesday in Frankfort. Jason Forsythe is the street department superintendent and says the intersection will remain a four-way stop with stop signs. He says they have ordered 4 new flashing stop signs like others that have been installed around town. Those cost 1500 dollars each and will take at least a month to get in. Forsythe gives the reason for his decision in an interview with Kevin Keith which can be heard below:

Frankfort woman organizes relief drive for Kentucky flooding victims

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — News 18 first spoke with Frankfort resident Tiffany Fuel when she was calling on the community to help those facing devastation across state lines. Now she's doing it again. The Kentucky governor's office contacted Tiffany Fuel after flooding harmed countless communities in the state. After...

Riggs Community Health Center Grand Opening In Frankfort

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— Riggs Community Health held its grand opening for its Frankfort office Wednesday afternoon. Riggs Community Health Chief Operations Officer, Randy Hountz shared with News 18 their primary mission. "Exceptional care that everybody can afford. It's our motto that we live by," Hountz said. "It's not just...

High School Sports With New Look This Season On

For the first time on over 50 years, WILO will not carry regional high school sports. Instead, WILO’s play-by-play broadcast will now be on You still get Don Stock and Karl Kercheval on play-by-play and color, but now you get the visual action of area high school sports. Not only will you get coverage of Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Frankfort and Rossville (on teams they field), we are expanding over coverage area to include Carroll and Western.

Frankfort Camp Bazaar Saturday Will Help Trafficking Survivors

Over 25 venders will gather Saturday August 20 from 10 to 4 on the old campus of Pilgrim Holiness College/Wesleyan Campground area on West Freeman Street in Frankfort. Now the location is just called “Frankfort Camp”, the location of Saturday’s community-wide “Garage Sale” and Bazaar.

Farmer's market vendors continue to feel effects of inflation

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— Although everyone has been feeling the effects for inflation for a while, local vendors have been hit especially hard. As summer comes to a close, there is no relief in sight for them. Even though gas and diesel prices have dropped slightly, cutting transportation costs, other costs remain high.

Opening soon, Malibu Jack's Theme Park is hiring

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A new indoor theme park is coming to Lafayette next month!. Malibu Jack's Indoor Theme Park will be opening next month at the Tippecanoe Mall. The attraction is currently hiring for many position. According to a press release from the company, Malibu Jack's is a massive...

Suspect search leads to Lafayette road closure

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette Police Department were assisting the White County Sheriff's Office to locate a suspect wanted in a stolen gun investigation. SWAT team members with tactical gear, assault-style rifles and armored vehicles surrounded a home on North 15th Street at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive produces its 5,000,000th car

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) recently produced its 5-millionth Subaru vehicle, a 2022 Outback Wilderness in Geyer Blue. According to a recent release, this landmark event comes during SIA's 35th anniversary year. “Reaching our 35th anniversary and 5 million Subaru vehicles in the same year provides...

Hearing aids to be available over the counter

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The FDA is establishing a new category of over-the-counter hearing aids. CBS News finds the devices will be available for purchase without a medical exam or a prescription, and they could be in stores by mid-October. David Johnson is a hearing care practitioner at...

Commissioners warn against possible roadway scam

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh told News 18 two separate incidents have been called in to the Highway Department in the past two weeks. Both reports claim people identified themselves as county employees and offered to sell residents excess construction materials for their driveways.
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The Farmers Bank names branch manager

The Farmers Bank has named Dan Barnard branch manager at its Frankfort office. He most recently was a branch manager at PNC Bank in downtown Indianapolis. Barnard holds a degree from the College of DuPage.

Monrovia's unable to overcome slow start in volleyball showdown with Western Boone

THORNTOWN, Ind — Eleven months separated the last time Monrovia and Western Boone's volleyball teams shared the floor with one another. Last September saw the Stars narrowly escape with a victory over the Bulldogs, needing the fifth set to grab a win. Western Boone ultimately went on to qualify for the state finals, finishing as the second-best team in Class 2A. Tuesday marked a much-anticipated rematch between the two.